Creator

Date Original

1862-1864

Description

This collection contains two letters written between 1862 and 1864 by George B. Hammond with postmarked envelopes and one letter written by an unknown soldier named Franklin. The collection also contains transcriptions of the letters.

Biographical/Historical Note

Little information is known about the two soldiers who wrote the letters in this collection. Both were written by Union soldiers during the Civil War while they were in Arkansas. From the content in the letters, George Benjamin Hammond was in the 25th Ohio Battery, 2nd Brigade Cavalry Division in the Union Army. He enlisted on August 24, 1861, and was discharged on December 12, 1865. Hammond married Helen J. Davis on August 8, 1869. The other letter in the collection is signed with the name "Franklin," but has no last name written. It is believed he may have been in the Iowa Cavalry.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Ohio

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.178.003

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Union soldiers Civil War letters, SMC.178.003

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

Union soldiers Civil War letters, 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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