Guide to the Stiles E. Forsha Civil War Correspondence Collection
Contributing Institution: Special Collections & Archives
Title: Stiles E. Forsha Civil War Correspondence Collection
Creator: Forsha, Stiles E., 1831-1911
Identifier/Call Number: SC.SFCC
Extent: 0.02 linear feet
Abstract: The collection consists of items related to the attempted resignation of Union Soldier Stiles E. Forsha from his position as the Regimental Quartermaster of the 7 th Regiment, Iowa Infantry in 1862. Materials in the collection include Forsha's letter of resignation, an attached document forwarding and disapproving his request signed by five Union generals, and photographs of those generals and Ulysses S. Grant's aide-de-camp.
Language of Material: English
Stiles E. Forsha fought in the Civil War, entering the war as a First Lieutenant for the 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry. In August of 1861 he was appointed Quartermaster, and in November of 1862 he was appointed to Commissary of Subsistence of the United States Volunteers. After the war, Forsha and his family moved, ending up in Southern California, where he passed away in 1911.
The Stiles E. Forsha Civil War Correspondence Collection consists of items related to the attempted resignation of Union Soldier Stiles E. Forsha from his position as the Regimental Quartermaster of the 7 th Regiment, Iowa Infantry in 1862. In addition to Forsha's letter of resignation written on September 14th, 1862, the collection includes the Union Army's response. This response, denying his resignation, is signed by five Union generals: Thomas Alfred Davies, Pleasant A. Hackleman, Edward Otho Cresap Ord, John Aaron Rawlins, and Elliot W. Rice. Photographs of these generals and Ulysses S. Grant's aide-de-camp are also included in the collection.
Digital reproductions of items in this collection are available electronically as a part of the Civil War Narratives project.
The collection is open for research use.
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
For information about citing items in this collection consult the appropriate style manual, or see the Citing Archival Materials guide.
Jessica Geiser, 2014
Subjects and Indexing Terms
Folder 1, Item 2
Photographs of Union Generals
Photograph of Elliot W. Rice
Photograph of Pleasant A. Hackleman
Photograph of E. O. Cresap Ord
Photograph of Thomas Alfred Davies
Photograph John Aaron Rawlins
Photograph of Ulysses S. Grant