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Raper (John M.) Civil War letter
Wyles SC 1128  
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Description
One letter from John M. Raper (1827-1901) to his wife Maria detailing the fighting around Chattanooga, Tennessee, during the American Civil War. Discusses the rental of their house and upkeep of their shop and land.
Background
John M. Raper was a private in the 92nd Ohio infantry during the Civil War. He was born in 1827 and married Maria [surname unknown]. He was enlisted in 1862 and discharged in 1865 because of rheumatism. They had seven children. They lived in Benwood, West Virginia. John died in 1901. It appears from the letter that they had some kind of shop and property. Raper fought in the battle of Chattanooga (November 23-25, 1863).
Extent
0.02 Linear Feet (1 folder)
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Research Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Research Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Research Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.
Availability
The collection is open for research.