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Jason Howard Thrall letters

 Collection — Box: 90
Identifier: MS-SC1538

Scope and Contents

Four letters to his Aunt Mary Howard in Escott, Ontario and one to his parents in New York. Discusses camp life and the activities of his regiment and the Confederate army in Virginia where they are camped. Discusses the battles of Fair Oaks and Harrison's Landing. Several references to General McClellan and states he could fill "a dozen sheets...on the subject" of "General McClellan's mysterious movements". Writes of the order for regimental bands to be mustered out and his hope to be home soon.


  • Created: April - July 1862


Biographical / Historical

Born in Ontario, Canada in 1842. Served in the New York Infantry, 16th Regimental Band during the Civil War. Following the war, returned to Ontario, where he worked as a watchmaker and jeweller. Married Harriet Amelia Morey and had at least four children.


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

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