Creator

Date Original

1863-1885

Description

This collection contains correspondence, an account book, and a newspaper related to Silvester Thacher.

Biographical/Historical Note

This collection contains several pieces of correspondence between Sergeant S.B. Thacher, his wife Mary Ann (née Burtrau), and her family during and after the Civil War. The family was mostly based in Michigan, where Thacher and his wife were married. The collection contains an account book used by Thacher during his military service in 1865, as well as a newspaper carrying the news of Abraham Lincoln's death from April 15, 1965. It also erroneously reports the simultaneous assassination attempt on Secretary of State William H. Seward as successful, even giving a time of death, when Seward, in fact, lived another seven years.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Michigan; Missouri

Language

English

Identifier

MS.000903

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Silvester Thacher, MS.000903

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Silvester Thacher collection, Arkansas State Archives, Little Rock, Arkansas.

Rights

Use and reproduction of images held by the Arkansas State Archives without prior written permission is prohibited. For information on reproducing images held by the Arkansas State Archives, please call 501-682-6900 or email at state.archives@arkansas.gov.

Disciplines

United States History

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