MsC 17

  Manuscript Register


Collection Dates: 1862 -- 1864
2 file folders
(Shares a box with MsC 9 -- 18)

This document describes a collection of materials held by the
Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City, Iowa 52242-1420
Phone: 319-335-5921
Fax: 319-335-5900

Posted to Internet: March 2000

Acquisition Note: This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mrs. Glen Chandler in 1955.

Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

Photographs: Folder 2

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Biographical Note

Charles Cady was born in Brooklin, Connecticut. On October 21, 1861, at the age of thirty-two he enlisted in Company E of the 15th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He served as a sergeant in that company until his discharge on November 3, 1864.

Scope and Content

The papers of Charles Cady consist of eleven items relating to his service during the Civil War. Included are the letters he wrote to his parents, brother, and sister living at home in Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa. He discussed army life, talked of casualties and illnesses in the regiment, and deplored Copperhead politics. His promotion papers and army discharge are included, as is an engraving plate of Cady. These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1955 by Mrs. Glenn Chandler. They are open to research by students and scholars.

Item Inventory

Civil War letters, August 17, 1862 -- July 11, 1864.

Picture of Grandmother's home.

Engraved plate of Cady.

Promotion papers, June 5, 1863.

Discharge papers, November 13, 1864.