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HISTORY NEBRASKA MANUSCRIPT FINDING AID



RG3288.AM:  Joseph Henry Bronson, 1834-



Letters:  1862

Dubuque, Iowa:  Civil War soldier, 2nd Battalion, Curtis Horse Volunteers

Size:  Two letters



BACKGROUND NOTE



Born in Connecticut in 1834, Joseph Henry Bronson was living in Dubuque County, Iowa, when he mustered in to the Curtis Horse (which eventually became the 5th Iowa Cavalry) on September 17, 1861.  He mustered out at Fort Heiman, Kentucky, on November 15, 1862.



SCOPE AND CONTENT NOTE



This collection consists of one folder containing two letters written by Sergeant Bronson while serving during the Civil War.  Bronson wrote the letters to Miss Ella Chubbock, Binghamton, New York.  Bronson wrote the first letter from Fort Henry, Tennessee, on February 14-15, 1862.  Bronson wrote the second letter from Fort Heiman, Kentucky, on May 21, 1862.  The letters describe camp life, some troop movements, battles and members of his regiment either captured or killed.  Typed transcripts of the letters are also included.



INVENTORY



Letter, February 14-15, 1862 (and transcript)

Letter, May 21, 1862 (and transcript)



 



Subject headings:



Bronson, Joseph Henry, 1834

United States — History — Civil War, 1861-1865 — Personal narratives

United States. Army. Iowa Cavalry Regiment, 5th (1861-1865)



 



WFS/LW/js           01-25-1965

Revised TMM      10-26-2020