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Alexander W. Raffen papers

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1226

Scope and Contents

Three letters to his wife Grace. One from Bowling Green, Kentucky gives the details of the capture of that town. The other two from Graysville and Murfreesboro, Tenn. discuss some family news, actions of the regiment and his visit to Chickamauga battlefield with a vivid description of the site. Commission to Captain signed by Governor Yates. Muster roll for the 19th Regiment from Feb. 29-April 30, 1864. Letter, July 9, 1864, from Chicago to Quartermaster General Meigs advising of return of military equipage used between January 1863 and July 9, 1864, while in command of the 19th.


  • Created: 1861 - 1865


Biographical / Historical

Chicago soldier commissioned Captain of Company E of the 19th Illinois Volunteers in July 1861, later promoted to Lt. Colonel.


1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 7 items

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