Finding Aid for the Frederick Isely Civil War correspondence 2017.231.w.r
Center for American War Letters Archives
Orange, CA 92866
This letter might be deaccessioned and donated to the Kenneth Spencer Research Library at the University of Kansas, which has a larger collection of Isely Family Papers. --WG (07/26/21)
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
This collection is open for research.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
Gift of Raymond D. Parker
This is a single item.
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.
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.
[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.
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.
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