Preston Kiser Letters
S3018
1861-1872
2 folders

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Processed by: Andrea Bean Hough, 1999
Revised by: Elizabeth M. Wilkinson, August 2007


Biographical Note:

Preston Kiser was born around 1833. He married Catherine Lonberger in October 1856. They lived in Jackson Township, Tippecanoe County, Indiana where Kiser farmed. Preston was mustered into military service on December 10, 1861. They had at least one child, George H. Kiser. During the Civil War, Kiser served as a Private in Company G of the 40th Indiana Regiment. He died in Nashville, Tennessee on April 1, 1862.

Sources:
1860 United States Federal Census Record. Ancestry.com. <http://search.ancestrylibrary.com>
Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Indiana. vol. v. Indianapolis, IN: Samuel M. Douglas, 1866.

Scope and Content Note:

This collection consists of Civil War letters sent by Kiser to his wife and children, dating from 1861 to 1862, with miscellaneous additional materials. Kiser’s letters describe his life in camp, illnesses, and home activities. The letters with accompanying translations, and additional items, were organized by Frances Alma Newkirk Reber, Kiser’s great-granddaughter. The materials have been left as Reber organized them, so there is not strict chronological arrangement.

Each copied letter is accompanied by a typed transcription. The collection also includes a copied typed transcript overview and biographical information about Kiser and his family. The translations, numbering, and editing were done by Reber between 1982 and 1984.


Item Listing:

1984 	                Cover and typescript, “Civil War Letters,” by Frances Alma Newkirk Reber, 2 pp.
undated	                PD, poem, “Red, White, and Blue.”
undated	                 Envelope
1861 Sept. 19	ALS, Kiser to wife, Lafayette barracks, 4 pp.
1861 Nov. 26	ALS, Kiser to wife, 2 pp.
1861 Dec. 13	ALS, Kiser to wife, Lafayette barracks, 2 pp.
1861 Dec. 20	ALS, Kiser to wife, West Point, Indiana, 2 pp.
1861 Dec. 25	ALS, Kiser to wife, Camp Sullivan, Indianapolis, 2 pp.
1862 Jan. 2	ALS, Kiser to wife, Camp Lafayette, 2 pp.
1862 Jan. 6	ALS, Kiser to wife, Louisville, KY, 3 pp.
1862 Jan. 10	ALS, Kiser to wife, 4 pp.
1862 Jan. 12	ALS, Kiser to wife, 4 pp.
1862 Jan. 20	ALS, Kiser to wife, Lebanon, KY, 4 pp.
1862 Jan. 26	ALS, Kiser t o wife. 4 pp.
1862 Jan. 27	ALS, Kiser to wife. 4 pp.
1862 Jan. 27	ALS, Kiser t o wife, camp Young, Ky. 4 pp.
1862 Feb. 5	ALS, Kiser to wife. 4 pp.
1862 Feb. 7	ALS, Kiser to wife, Lebanon, KY, 4 pp.
1862 Feb. [7]	ALS, Kiser t o wife, Camp Spring Garden, Ky. 4 pp.
1862 Feb. 8	ALS, Kiser to wife, Lebanon, KY, 4 pp.
1862 Feb. 11	ALS, Kiser to wife, Leabanon, KY, 4 pp.
1862 Feb. 11	ALS, Kiser to wife, Leabanon, KY, 2 pp.
1862 Feb. [ ]	ALS, Kiser to wife, Leabanon, KY 4 pp.
1862 Feb. 16	ALS, Kiser to wife, Munfordville, KY, 6 pp.
1862 Feb. 21	ALS, Kiser to wife. 4 pp.
1862 Feb. 22	ALS, Kiser to wife, Munfordville, KY, 5 pp.
1862 Feb. 23	ALS, Kiser to wife, Munfordville, KY, 3 pp. With poem, 3 pp.
1862 Feb. [ ]	ALS, incomplete, Kiser to wife, 2 pp.
1862 Mar. 5	ALS, Kiser to wife, Nashville, Tenn. 4 pp.
1862 Mar. 10	ALS, Kiser to wife, Nashville, Term. 3 pp.
1862 Mar. 14	ALS, Kiser t o wife, Nashville, Tenn. 2 pp.
1862 Mar. 14	ALS, Kiser to wife, Nashville, Tenn. 4 pp.
1862 Mar. 17	ALS, Kiser to wife, Nashville, Tenn. 4 pp
1862 Mar. 17	ALS, Kiser t o wife, Nashville, Tenn. 4 pp.
1862 Mar. 22	ALS, Kiser t o wife, Nashville, Tenn. 4 pp.
1862 Mar. 23	ALS, Kiser t o wife, Nashville, Tenn. 4 pp.
1862 Mar. 24	ALS, Kiser t o wife, Nashville, Tenn. 3 pp.
1862 Mar. 27	ALS, Kiser to wife, Nashville, Tenn. 3 pp
1862 [Mar.]	ALS, Kiser to son George.  1 p.
1862 [Mar.]	ALS, Kiser to Margaret Lonberger.  1 p.
1862 Feb. 10	ALS, Kiser to Margaret Lonberger, Munfordville, KY.  4 pp.
1862 Mar. 15	ALS, Kiser t o Ann Lonberger. 4 pp.
1862 Mar. 19	ALS, Harry Lonberger t o Margaret Lonberger. Nashville,
                                Tenn. 2 pp.
1864 May	ALS, N. J. Miller t o Katherine Kiser.  4 pp.
1864 Dec. 18	ALS, Maggie Bennett to Katherine Kiser. 2 pp.
1866 Feb. 13	ALS, Maggie Bennett t o Katherine Kiser.  4 pp.
undated	                ALS (incomplete), Maggie Bennett to Katherine Kiser.  4 pp.
1865 Mar. 27	ALS, Joseph Bowers to Katherine Kiser.  4 pp.
1865 July 28	ALS, Joseph Bowers to Katherine Kiser. 4 pp.
1867 July 18	ALS, Mary Jane Hawk t o Katherine Kiser. 4 pp.
1868 Feb. 22	ALS, Rob Roy to Katherine Kiser. 2 pp.
1870 Dec. 13	ALS, R. C. Joseph t o [Katherine Kiser]. 2 pp.
1872 June 28	ALS, Rebecki Morris t o children. 4 pp.
1865 Mar. 4	ANS, John S. Longberger
1865 Mar. 12	ANS, R. E. Charles.

Collection Information:

Size of Collection:

2 folders

Collection Dates:

1861-1872

Provenance:

Keith Grandfield, 10 January 1984

Access: This collection is open for research.

Restrictions:

None

Reproduction Rights:

Permission to reproduce, exhibit, or publish material in this collection must be obtained from the Manuscript Section, Indiana State Library.  Possession of a reproduction from an Indiana State Library collection does not constitute permission for use.

Language Materials are entirely in English

Alternate Formats:

None

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