Creator

Date Original

1862

Description

This letter from Union soldier E.H. Fisher describes the Civil War battle of Baton Rouge in August 1862.

Biographical/Historical Note

Eden H. Fisher was born in Ohio on April 20, 1840,to Henry C. and Mary Ann (Eckert) Fisher. Heenlisted as a private on June 6, 1861, in the 21st Indiana Regiment of Noble County. Fisher took partin the Battle of Baton Rouge when the Confederate military attempted to regain control of the city onAugust 5, 1862. The 21st fought for three and a-half hours, losing a total of 126 men.

Physical Description

Document, 8.5" x 11"

Geographical Area

Arkansas; Ohio; Indiana; Louisiana

Language

English

Identifier

SMC.005.007

Resource Type

Text

Collection

Eden H. Fisher letter, SMC.005.007

Publisher

Arkansas State Archives

Contributing Entity

Arkansas State Archives

Recommended Citation

E.H. Fisher letter, 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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