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Edgerton (R. Curtis) Papers
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Reuben Curtis Edgerton was an Army surgeon during the American Civil War. The letters are primarily addressed to his wife Lydia O. Tiffany, about Army life from 1861-1862.
Background
Rueben Curtis Edgerton was born in Essex County, New York on September 10, 1822. Edgerton was a Union soldier and joined the 26th Illinois Volunteer Regiment in the fall of 1861. Although Edgerton entered the Army as a band member, he gradually concentrated on hospital work and eventually became acting assistant surgeon. His regiment was stationed in Hannibal, Pleasant, and Commerce, Missouri, and saw some service in Tennessee and Mississippi.
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0.42 Linear Feet (1 box)
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