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John R. Dunban U.S. Civil War correspondence

Identifier: MS 0150
Finding aid note: Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of twelve letters written by John R. Dunban to his family in the last years of the Civil War (1864-1865). The content of the letters is mostly personal but also contains descriptions of the states Dunban was stationed in and news of his regiment. Locations include Headquarters at Blue Springs, Tennessee; Strawberry Plains, Tennessee; Camp Harper, Tennessee; Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Camp Harker, Alabama; Camp Jackson, New Orleans; and Camp Stanley, Victoria, Texas. Dunban writes about war-related issues such as the "dumb ague" sickness, treatment of army deserters, and elections held within the regiment.


  • Creation: 1864 - 1865


Access Restrictions

This material is open for research.

Conditions Governing Access

Stored onsite at the Woodson Research Center.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from the John R. Dunban U.S. Civil War correspondence must be obtained through the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University.

Biographical Note

John R. Dunban was a private in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War. He served in the 77th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, 1st Division, 4th Corps, which was involved in the Battle of Shiloh in 1862 and the Siege of Atlanta, Georgia in 1864. Dunban was stationed in Blue Springs, Strawberry Plains, and Nashville, Tennessee; New Orleans, Louisiana; and Victoria, Texas.


0.1 Linear Feet (1 folder (12 letters))

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This collection consists of letters to family written by Private John R. Dunban from 1864 to 1865 while serving in the Union Army during the U.S. Civil War.

Acquisition Information

This collection was received on November 14, 1961.


Digitized versions of these letters are available online at

Guide to the John R. Dunban U.S. Civil War correspondence, 1864-1865
Maggie Kean
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Repository Details

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

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