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Alexander-Akerly (Ackerly) Family papers

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC13

Scope and Contents

Family correspondence written to Adeline Akerly (1834-1916), including 12 Civil War letters from her brother Ashley H. Alexander of the 12th Illinois Cavalry, Co. A. Ashley Alexander's letters describe life at Camp Butler, Springfield, Illinois and include brief descriptions of the engagement at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; as well as the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg.


  • Created: 1853 - 1876


Biographical / Historical

Cherry Valley, Illinois, families related by the marriage of William F. Akerly (1832-1890) and Adeline Alexander Akerly (1834-1916).Adeline's brother Ashley H. Alexander (1841-1923) served in Company A, 12th Illinois Cavalry during the American Civil War.


1 folder (1 folder: .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 23 items

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