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1 Title:   Erastus Newton Bates papers  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Bates, Erastus Newton, 1828-1898  
  Dates:   1834-1898  
The collection consists of the papers of Erastus Newton Bates from 1834-1898. Includes correspondence to his wife Lucy, pertaining to his Civil War service with the 80th Illinois Volunteers in Kentucky and Tennessee. Bates' letters discuss the battles of Perryville, Kentucky (1862) and Murfreesboro, Tennessee (1862) and his subsequent imprisonment in Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia (1862-1864). Also contains certificates, deeds, commissions, and a few missionary letters from India and Ceylon written by Lucy Bates' brother.
  Identifier:   ms6  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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2 Title:   Myron G. Love letters to Rachel Love  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Love, Myron G.  
  Dates:   1861-1862  
The collection consists of correspondence from Myron G. Love as a soldier with the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, to his sister, Rachel Love of Willow Springs, Greene County, Ohio, from January 1861 - September 1862. Love describes, in detail, his regiment's marches through Missouri and Arkansas including information on the local geography; plants, flowers, and trees; plantations and farms; buildings; farming practices; types of crops; local reaction to Union troops; foraging for food, hunting, and fishing; Confederate prisoners; difficulty of moving wagons in the rain; the weather; and his health. One letter, dated April 16th, begins "Dear Friend," and is signed "John." Also included are transcriptions of the letters along with genealogical information.
  Identifier:   ms654  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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