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Harry M. McDonald, Soldier, Civil War Letters

Collection Number: A&M 1925

Scope and Contents

This collection includes four letters written by Harry (also Henry) M. McDonald, 35th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, and one letter written by McDonald's brother, M. McDonald, Jr. The letters authored by Harry M. McDonald include three letters to his sister and one to his brother, possibly M. McDonald, Jr. Harry M. McDonald's letters date from summer 1862 to summer 1863 and were from locations in the South, including Mississippi, Tennessee, and Alabama. The letter authored by M. McDonald, Jr. was written 8 July 1865 from "camp near Washington" and addressed to his sister. Subjects of the letters include troop movements; speculations about upcoming battles and the outcome of the war; opinions of the war and Union leaders, including Lincoln; and family news.


  • Creation: 1862-1865


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0.01 Linear Feet (Summary: 12 pages (1 folder))

Physical Location

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Harry M. McDonald, Soldier, Civil War Letters, 1862-1865
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1549 University Ave.
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Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US