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1 Title:   Letters to Louise Kingsley Savage  Requires cookie*
  Creator:   Savage, John A.  
  Dates:   1851-1865  
This collection consists of correspondence, the majority of which were written by John A. Savage, Jr. to his wife, Louise-- both from Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Beginning with their courtship in 1857, the letters document their relationship. There is a chronological gap in the letters from 1859 until 1862 in which time John and Louise were married and started a family. In 1862 John entered the Civil War, and the correspondence reflects the physical and mental strains the war put on its participants. The letters from 1862-1865 were written while Savage served in the 28th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, where his regiment was involved in the battle of Helena (Ark.) and the siege of Vicksburg (Miss.). His later letters describe in detail the battle of Cold Harbor (Va.) while he was in the 36th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment.
  Identifier:   ms2217  
  Repository:   Hargrett Library  
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