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Capt. Edwin Fosha U.S. Civil War letters, 1862-1864

 Collection
Identifier: MS 664
Finding aid note: Stored off-site at the Library Service Center.

Scope and Contents

30 letters and envelopes written by Captain Edwin Fosha to his wife Rebecca Fosha and children in Illinois.

Dates

  • 1862 - 1864

Conditions Governing Access

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored off-site at the Library Service Center.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish from the Capt. Edwin Fosha U.S. Civil War letters, 1862-1864 must be obtained from the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical Note

Edwin J. Fosha (1826-1864) joined the 91st Illinois Infantry at Camp Butler, Ill. on September 8, 1862 leaving his wife, Rebecca, and his 2 daughters (Frances and Eva) in Morris, Illinois. His military service would take him to Kentucky, Missouri, Louisiana, and Brownsville, Texas. He was captured with his regiment in Kentucky in December 1862. He was on duty as paroled prisoner in Benton Barracks, Missouri until July 1863. He traveled with his regiment south to New Orleans, LA., and eventually to Brownsville, Texas. He died in the Regimetal Hospital from acute dysentery in Brownsville, Texas on March 25, 1864.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet (1 box)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

30 letters and envelopes written by Captain Edwin Fosha to his wife Rebecca Fosha and children in Illinois

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated to the Woodson Research Center by Camille D. Simpson and Mary Axelrad, 2016.

General

Portions of this collection are available online at: https://scholarship.rice.edu/handle/1911/93747
Title
Guide to the Capt. Edwin Fosha U.S. Civil War letters, 1862-1864
Status
Completed
Author
Rebecca Russell
Date
2016
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the Woodson Research Center, Rice University, Houston, Texas Repository

Contact:
Fondren Library MS-44, Rice University
6100 Main St.
Houston Texas 77005 USA