Papers belonging to 19th century New England politically active Beecher family.
William Henry Beecher (1802-1889), theologian, son of Lyman Beecher, was a home missionary on the Western Reserve, and later
held charges in Putman, Ohio and North Brookfield, Massachusetts. His daughter Mary Ward Beecher held correspondence with
Louis H. D. Crane, Lieutenant-Colonel of the 3rd Wisconsin Infantry, whom she had contacted through a personal advertisement
in a North Brookfield newspaper. Louis H.D. Crane was killed in action at the battle of Cedar Mountain in August 1862.
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