The Elmer W. Holmes papers is a
collection of documents about Elmer Wallace Holmes, a Civil War veteran and leading figure
in the history of Riverside, California. The papers consists of correspondence between
Holmes and his family (noteably his mother and his second wife), a scrapbook, and documents
related to Riverside County history. All items contained in this collection are
reproductions of originals.
Elmer Wallace Holmes was born on December 8, 1841, in Brockton, Massachusetts. After his
father’s death, he left school at the age of thirteen in order to help support his family.
At the beginning of the Civil War (1861-1865), Holmes enlisted in the army and became part
of the 35th Massachusetts Infantry, but was then discharged in 1863. He later returned as an
army recruit for the Second Massachusetts Battery, then transferred to the Sixth Battery in
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