Iowa
  • Horr, Joseph L. Correspondence, 188-1892, to Horr in Dubuque (Iowa) form two former comrades in arms and a widow of a third in Michigan, concerning a reunion of the company and erection of a statue for Gen. Sherman. Bio: Horr served as a Major in the US. 13th Infantry, not a Michigan unit.

 

  • McNeal, Luther F., 1830-1863. Correspondence, 1863. 1 folder. Letters (photocopies) dated July 13, Aug. 2, and Sept. 8, 1863 from the Civil War camp of an Iowa Captain in Vicksburg (MS) to his "Folks at home." He criticizes some army generals as "ignorant demagogues, who are more for their personal aggrandizement than for their country;" describes sentiments of captured Rebels; that he hopes to quit in March or April; and the death of his son, Willie. Willie and his sister, Lucy, were visiting their father, who was recovering from illness. Willie caught the illness, died, and was buried in MS Also includes notes about his service record. Bio: On Jan. 31, 1862, McNeal enlisted as a 1st Sgt. in the 17th Regiment, Iowa Volunteer Infantry at the age of 32. His residence was Keokuk (NY). He was mustered on March 5, 1862 and promoted to 2nd Lt. on Dec. 10, 1862, and Captain on June 25, 1863. He was severely wounded at Missionary Ridge (TN) on Nov. 25, 1863 and died of his wounds on Dec. 19, 1863.