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David Quigg letters

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1223

Scope and Contents

Nine letters from Quigg to his brother-in-law Solomon F. Lewis, a lawyer and future mayor of Clinton, Illinois, discuss business at home and brief news of his regiment's activities. Two of the letters were written after being taken prisoner and describe his situation. Three letters from E.M. Prince to Lewis. One, June 10, 1862 asking Lewis to post posters and bills for Captain Rowland trying to get up a company of sharp shooters. The other two are brief and regard business.


  • Created: 1862 - 1865


Biographical / Historical

A native of New Hampshire, Quigg was a major in the 14th Illinois Cavalry during the Civil War. He was taken prisoner August 4, 1864 and held until near the end of the war. After the war Quigg practiced law.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 12 items

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