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This collection contains three letters written during the Civil War by Private Samuel H. Chaney, who served in Company F of the 43rd Indiana Infantry Regiment, Union Army. Chaney wrote to his wife, Rose Ann [Henderson] Chaney, and to their infant daughter, Alice Clementine Chaney. Also included in the collection are typed transcriptions of the letters, a brief biography of Samuel H. Chaney, and a photocopy from a notebook that belonged to Rose Ann Chaney.
Private Samuel H. Chaney (c. 1840-1866) was born in Coshocton County, Ohio. He married Rose Ann Henderson (1843-1889) in 1862. Their daughter Alice Clementine Chaney ((1863-1934) was born in April 1863. Chaney enlisted in Company F of the 43rd Indiana Infantry in December of 1863. His Regiment fought mainly in Arkansas. Company F under Captain James B. Dyer was stationed at Camp Nelson, Kentucky, whence Chaney sent his letters. He mustered out in June of 1865 in Indianapolis, Indiana. A photocopy of a page in his wife's notebook indicates that Samuel Chaney died on November 28, 1866. No cause of death was given.
.2 Linear feet (2 folders)
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