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Aaron Harber family letters

Aaron Harber family letters

Descriptive Summary

Title: Aaron Harber family letters
Creator: Harber, Aaron
Inclusive Dates: 1862-1865
Language(s): English
Extent: 3 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms3431
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Aaron Harber was a Private in Company A, 105th Ohio Infantry, U.S. Army during the Civil War. He wrote letters to his wife Nancy Almina "Mina" Harber in Brierhill, Ohio.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of letters from Aaron Harber from Cleveland, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and Trenton, Georgia. In his letters he describes being sent to Camp Dennison, Ohio and being put in the Invalid Corps after an arm injury. He writes about being sent to Carver Hospital and Rush Barracks in Washington, D.C. for guard duty. Most of his letters describe camp life, fellow soldiers, health, and attempts to get furloughs. Two of the letters mention Abraham Lincoln. There are also several letters from friends to Mina and from Mina to her husband. Her letters describe the struggles to do housework and raise the children (Nicholas A. and James B.) alone.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Aaron Harber family letters, ms3431, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Army spouses -- Ohio -- Youngstown -- Correspondence.
Camp Dennison (Ohio) -- History -- 19th century.
Harber, Aaron -- Correspondence
Harber, Nancy Almina -- Correspondence
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Military spouses -- Correspondence.
Rush Barracks (Washington, D.C.)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army -- Guard duty
United States. Army. Invalid Corps
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 105th (1862-1865). Company A -- Military life

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Correspondence, 1862-1863 Access Online
12Correspondence, 1864 January-September Access Online
13Correspondence, 1864 October-1865 Access Online