Jerry Barker Letters
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Processed by: Benjamin Clark, May 2006

Biographical Note:

Jerry Barker enlisted in Indianapolis in Company E as a Private in the 70th Indiana Regiment on July 31, 1862. Barker was discharged March 26, 1864.

Civil War Soldiers Index. Ancestry Library. 5 May 2006 <>.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection contains a series of letters written by Civil War soldier Jerry Barker to his brother, Joe, who was living in Indianapolis. The letters discuss daily life in a Union soldiers’ encampment and the economic difficulties of being a soldier.

Item Listing:

1862 Nov. 23	Barker, Jerry to Brother, ALS.
1863 Jan. 16	Barker, Jerry to Jo, ALS.
1863 Jan. 27	Barker, Jerry to Brother, ALS.
1863 Mar. 9	Barker, Jerry to Brother, ALS.
1863 June 10	Barker, Jerry to Joe, ALS.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

1 folder

Collection Dates:



Harriet Barker, 25 September 1947

Access: This collection is open for research.



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Language Materials are entirely in English

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