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Aaron Harber family letters, 1862-1865

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Type: Text | Correspondence
Creator: Harber, Aaron
Title: Aaron Harber family letters, 1862-1865
Date: 1864 Oct.-1865
Description: The collection consists of letters from Aaron Harber from Cleveland, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and Trenton, Georgia. In his letters he describes being sent to Camp Dennison, Ohio and being put in the Invalid Corps after an arm injury. He writes about being sent to Carver [Barracks] Hospital and Rush [& Reynolds] Barracks in Washington, D.C. for guard duty. Most of his letters describe camp life, fellow soldiers, health, and attempts to get furloughs. Two of the letters (May 11,1864 and April 12, 1865) mention Abraham Lincoln. There are also several letters from friends to Mina and from Mina to her husband. Her letters describe the struggles to do housework and raise the children (Nicholas A. and James B.) alone.

Aaron Harber was a Private in Company A, 105th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. He wrote letters to his wife Nancy Almina "Mina" Harber in Brierhill, Ohio.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: Harber, Aaron | Harber, Nancy Almina | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.) | Rush Barracks (Washington, D.C.) | United States. Army. Invalid Corps | United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 105th (1862-1865). Company A | United States. Army | Army spouses--Ohio--Youngstown--Correspondence | Military spouses--Ohio--Youngstown--Correspondence | Camp Dennison (Ohio)--History--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Aaron Harber family letters, MS 3431. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Aaron Harber family letters, MS 3431. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg3431-001-003

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia