This collection contains correspondence between Col. James W. Strong, USA and his wife Eliza Jane Strong née Heddenberg prior
to and during the Civil War.
Colonel James W. Strong, United States Army (1834 - 1886) was born in Danville, Kentucky. He moved to Illinois where he met
and married Eliza Jane Heddenberg on June 24, 1856 in Jacksonsville. Eliza Jane Strong née Heddenberg (1837 - 1880) was born
in Illinois to parents Peter Cadmus Hedenberg (1790 - 1858) and Susan M. Spencer (1803 - 1889), originally from New York.
Eliza Jane Strong gave birth to John Palmer Strong (1857 - 1940) and Catherine J. Strong (1859 - 1919) before James W. Strong
joined the 24th Iowa Infantry Company E as a Lieutenant.
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