Douglas H. Stevens [RG1434.AM]

HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID

RG1434.AM:  Douglas H. Stevens

Letter:  April 21, 1862
Fort Calhoun, Washington County, Nebraska:  Civil War soldier, Curtis' Horse, Nebraska Vols., Co. B
Size:  One item

BACKGROUND NOTE

Douglas H. Stevens was living at Fort Calhoun, Nebraska Territory, when he enlisted in the Union Army on September 1, 1861.  He was mustered into service with Curtis' Horse, Nebraska Volunteers, Co. B, at Omaha, Nebraska, on September 21, 1861.  Stevens mustered out of service on June 16, 1865.

SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE

This collection consists of one item, a letter written by D.H. Stevens, dated April 21, 1861, while he was at Camp Lowe near Fort Heiman in Kentucky.  The letter is written to his sister Helen at Fort Calhoun, Nebraska Territory.  The letter is written on a blank freight way-bill from the Memphis, Clarksville and Louisville Railroad.  In the letter he talks about camp life, various people he/they know, etc.

INVENTORY

Item

  1. Letter, April 21, 1862

 

Subject headings:

Soldiers -- Nebraska
Stevens, Douglas H.
United States -- Army -- Military life
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

 

Revised TMM      01-28-2020

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