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  • Contributing Institution: Center for American War Letters Archives
    Title: Frederick Isely Civil War correspondence
    Identifier/Call Number: 2017.231.w.r
    Physical Description: .08 Linear feet (1 folder)
    Date: 1864 December 18
    Abstract: This collection contains one correspondence written by Frederick Isely to his brother Henry during the Civil War.
    Language of Material: German .
    Container: Civil War 6
    Container: 21
    Container: 1

    Conditions Governing Access

    This collection is open for research.

    Immediate Source of Acquisition

    Gift of Raymond D. Parker


    This is a single item.

    Biographical / Historical

    Henry Isely, the recipient of the letter, served in Company C of the 67 Ohio Infantry. He was born in 1852 in Ohio to Swiss parents. The author of the letter, Frederick Isely, was born in 1831 in Ohio. Their last name is also spelled "Eisele." By 1875, both brothers were living with their families in Walnut, Kansas. Henry's widow, Sophia, collected a war pension in 1908. Frederick, married to Pauline Geiger (also spelled "Giger"), died in 1916.

    Other Finding Aids

    Special Collections at the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas has the Isely Family Papers, which is mainly comprised of correspondence sent to and written by Henry Isely. These papers were received in 1966 and catalogued in 1973.

    Preferred Citation

    [Item title / description; Box "n" / Folder "n"], Frederick Isely Civil War correspondence (2017.231.w.r), Center for American War Letters Archives, Chapman University, CA. For the benefit of current and future researchers, please cite any additional information about sources consulted in this collection, including permanent URLs, item or folder descriptions, and box/folder locations.

    Content Description

    This collection contains one correspondence written by Frederick Isely to his brother Henry during the Civil War. The letter is handwritten in nineteenth-century German on printed Union stationery. Frederick complains to Henry about the reelection of Lincoln and decries the portrayal of General McClellan (who ran against Lincoln in 1864) as a traitor.

    Conditions Governing Use

    There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions.