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Cyrus Root Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC507

Scope and Contents

The Cyrus Root papers include letters written between 1862 and 1865 by Cyrus Root to his sister, Sarah Lovina Root, in Peoria, Illinois. The letters give an account of Root’s war experiences including camp life, health, regimental movements, and battles participated in. The collection also includes supplementary documentation concerning the 86th Illinois and the genealogical history of the Root Family.

Dates

  • Created: 1862-1914
  • Other: Majority of material found in 1862-1865
  • Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2012

Creator

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research

Extent

0.42 Linear Feet

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Cyrus Root was born in Peoria, Illinois, and served in the 86th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War. This collection consists of correspondence between Root and his sister, documents concerning the 86th Illinois Infantry, and a genealogical history of the Root family.

Arrangement Note

The correspondence of Cyrus Root is arranged chronologically in four folders entitled Letters, followed by General Information, Songs, and the Root Family Genealogy.

Creator

Title
Archon Finding Aid Title
Author
David Littlefield and Karl Janssen
Description rules
Other Unmapped
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
und

Repository Details

Part of the Manuscript Collection Repository

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