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George Taylor letters to his family during the American Civil War, 1861 August 15; 1861 September 19; 1861 December 27; 1862 January 9, 20; 1862 May 9; 1862 September 19, 30; 1862 October 6; 1862 November 30; 1862 December 1.
Wyles SC 318
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Title:

George Taylor letters to his family during the American Civil War, 1861 August 15; 1861 September 19; 1861 December 27; 1862 January 9, 20; 1862 May 9; 1862 September 19, 30; 1862 October 6; 1862 November 30; 1862 December 1

Creator/Contributor:

Taylor, George., creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

Eleven holograph letters written and signed by George Taylor to his family about his experience as a private in Company D of the 104th Illinois Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. The eleven letters include personal correspondence about family members and mutual friends, his early camp experiences in Illinois, the regiment's formation, and the regiment's marches to and skirmishes in Tennessee and Kentucky. Taylor further describes illness among the troops, some casualties, the capture of rebel prisoners, and military maneuvers and engagements. He further mentions news, incidents, and rumors concerning various military commanders, including Major General Joseph Hooker, General Gordon Granger, General Stephen G. Burbridge, General Ulysses S. Grant, Major General Will "Bull" Nelson, General Jefferson C. Davis, General Don Carlos Buell, Captain Samuel M. Heslet, and Confederate General Braxton Bragg. Taylor also describes some details of regimental encampments in locations such as: Camp Brentwood, Tennessee; Camp Dick Robinson, Tennessee; Camp Gilbert, Kentucky; Camp Wilder, Tennessee and along the Cumberland River.

Date:

1861 (issued)

Subject:

n-us--- -- n-us-il -- n-us-tn -- n-us-ky -- n-us-mi
Taylor, George -- Correspondence
Hooker, Joseph -- 1814-1879
Granger, Gordon -- 1822-1876
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) -- 1822-1885
Burbridge, Stephen G. (Stephen Gano) -- 1831-1894
Bragg, Braxton -- 1817-1876
Buell, Don Carlos -- 1818-1898
Davis, Jefferson Columbus -- 1828-1879
Heslet, Samuel M -- 1826-1898
Nelson, William -- 1824-1862
United States. -- Army. -- Illinois Infantry Regiment, 104th (1862-1865) -- History
Soldiers -- Michigan -- Correspondence
Grand Rapids (Mich.) -- History -- 19th century
Camp Brentwood (Brentwood, Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Camp Dick Robinson (Louisville, Ky.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Camp Gilbert (Louisville, Ky.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Camp Wilder (Knoxville, Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Louisville (Ky.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Cumberland River (Ky. and Tenn.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Michigan -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- Illinois

Note:

Included in the folder are three envelopes in which the letters were mailed.
Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], George Taylor letters to his family during the American Civil War. Wyles SC 318. Department of Special Collections, UC Santa Barbara Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Letters (correspondence)
Civil wars.

Physical Description:

13 items (10 leaves, 3 envelopes) ; 21 x 26 cm. folded to 21 x 13 cm; 25 x 20 cm; 8 x 14 cm; 25 x 40 cm. folded to 25 x 20 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.