John C. Anderson Letters
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Processed by: Jennifer Duplaga, February 2005
No information is available about John C. Anderson. His brother James was born in New York around 1823. In the 1860 federal census, James Anderson was living in La Porte, IN with his wife June and children, Emma, David and Edgar, ages 9, 7 and 5. In 1870, he was listed as living in Kankakee Township, La Porte County, IN, with his second wife Hannah and two sons, David and Edgar, ages 18 and 12.
This collection contains two letters written by John C. Anderson to his brother, James L. Anderson, in 1863. John, a Civil War solider, writes of the conditions he must endure while stationed in Murfreesboro and Chattanooga. He discusses the lack of food, the death of Amesa Parkinson, and the battles he participated in. Also included in this collection is a transcript of these letters.
15 Jan. 1863
ALS to James L. Anderson from John C. Anderson
10 Oct. 1863
ALS to James Anderson from John C. Anderson
Transcript of letters
Size of Collection: 1 folder
Collection Dates: 1863
Provenance: Ernest C. Anderson, Maxwell, NM, 26 May 1963
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Alternate formats: None
Related Holdings: None
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