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Ira Merchant letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1033

Scope and Contents

Letter written to Henry Yates from Fort Henry, Tennessee. Describes traveling per ship to Fort Henry, marching through the mud, witnessing the dead killed by the shelling from their boat and coming into Fort Henry.


  • Created: February 26, 1862


Biographical / Historical

Lieutenant in the 28th Illinois Infantry, Company C. After the war, he becamen a civil engineer in Bloomington, Illinois.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 4 pages

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