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Lindorf Ozburn letters

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1130

Scope and Contents

Four letters to his wife, Eliza, from the Mexican War discusses a buffalo hunt, sickness and death of the men from Morgan County, Eliza's wish to teach school while he is gone, his weariness with the war and several mentions of Lieutenant John Logan. Mentions a Colonel Griffin's "brush with Indians" where a "great number" of Indians were killed, including women and children who had hidden in the grass and were trampled. One letter from his uncle, Dr. John Logan. One letter to Eliza from the Civil War after the battle of Belmont and discussing it.


  • Created: 1847 - 1861


Biographical / Historical

Soldier from Jacksonville, Ill. who served as sergeant in the 5th Illinois, Co. H during the Mexican War and also in the Civil War, resigning in 1863 as a Colonel in the 31st Illinois. Nephew of Dr. John Logan, father of General John Logan.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 8 items

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