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Joseph E. McReynolds Civil War letter

Call Number: RH MS P796


This Civil War letter from Union Army Private J. [Joseph] E. McReynolds, serving in Company C of Iowa's 18th Infantry Regiment, is written from Clarksville, Arkansas to his parents, living in Ringgold County, Iowa. McReynolds comments on the welfare of other family members serving in Company C, the prevalence of bushwhackers in his vicinity, and his desire to purchase certain real estate from his parents when mustered out of service.


  • Creation: July 20, 1864


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Biography of Joseph E. McReynolds

Joseph E. McReynolds was born March 11, 1843 in Martin County, Indiana. His parents were the Reverend George Washington McReynolds and Maria Green (Bridges) McReynolds. The family was living in Ringgold County, Iowa in July 1862 when Joseph McReynolds enlisted in the Union Army at the rank of private, serving in Iowa's 18th Infantry Regiment. He joined the Regiment's Company C on August 6, 1862. Serving with him in Company C were his uncle, John McReynolds, and his brother or cousin George McReynolds--both of Ringgold County. Following service in Arkansas from September 1863 to 1865, Joseph, John, and George McReynolds mustered out on July 20, 1865 at Little Rock, Arkansas.


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RH MS P796

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, Ann Cobb, 1995

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Joseph E. McReynolds Civil War letter
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McReynolds, Joseph E, 1843-1931, Civil War letter, Kansas Collection, RH MS P796, Kenneth Spencer Research Library, University of Kansas Libraries

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