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Manuscript Group 118

Raycide Mosher

Civil War Letters, 1864-1865
0.5 l.f.


On March 9, 1983, Jerry and Chrys VanDalsen gave to the University of Idaho Library a group of letters which they found in "The Paddock House'' in Farmington, Washington, in 1978.

These letters were written by Raycide Mosher of Albion, Michigan between January 15, 1864 and August 18, 1865, and relate his experiences during the Civil War. 'There is one undated letter in 1864 and one unrelated Mosher family letter in 1889.

All of the letters have been transcribed and while not important historically, they are very interesting and provide insights into the everyday life of the common soldier.

The following is a chronological listing of the letters:

1864

January 15

Detroit, Mich.

January 31

Nashville, Tenn.

February 15

Nashville?

February 20

Nashville?

February 22

Nashville?

March 27

Nashville

March 29

Nashville

April 17

Nashville

April 24

April 26

May 10

Tiney Crick, Alabama

May 10

Tiney Crick, Alabama

May 19

Tiney Crick, Alabama

May 21

Tiney Crick, Alabama

May 30

Bridgeport, Alabama

June 5

Bridgeport, Alabama

July 29

Bridgeport, Alabama

August 3

Bridgeport, Alabama

August 4

Bridgeport, Alabama

August 16

Bridgeport, Alabama

August 27

Chattanooga, Tenn.

August 30

Dansville, Georgia

September 18

Dansville, Georgia

September 28

Cartersville, Georgia

October 2

Atlanta, Georgia

October 14

Atlanta, Georgia

November 1

Atlanta, Georgia

November 7

Atlanta, Georgia

December 18

Savannah, Georgia

1865

January 15

Savannah, Georgia

January 28

Beaufort, South Carolina

January 29

Beaufort, South Carolina

March 25

Goldsboro, North Carolina

March 27

Goldsboro, North Carolina

April 6

Goldsboro, North Carolina

April 24

Raleigh, North Carolina

May 27

Washington, D.C.

June 17

Louisville, Kentucky

June 29

Louisville, Kentucky

July 7

Nashville, Tennessee

July 16

Nashville, Tennessee

July 17

Nashville, Tennessee

August 18

Nashville, Tennessee

undated (1864)

1899

April 1

Alma, Michigan (Ada May Kirby to Mrs. Adline Mosher)


July 1997 / mg118.htm

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