Byron McClain Letters

MsC 4

Collection Dates: August 1863 -- October 1864
46 items

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University of Iowa Libraries
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Access and Restrictions: This collection is open for research.

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Guide posted to Internet: August 2004


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Letters to and from McClain's family, describing his experiences as a Civil War soldier in Tennessee with the Second Regiment of the Iowa Cavalry. Includes two letters from George Fluent telling of Byron's death.

In 2007 Michael Fluent transcribed these letters, and generously shared copies of these transcriptions with the Libraries. Copies of these transcriptions now form part of this collection.

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