Jacob Fitzgerald Goltry correspondence
Scope and Contents
These letters offer insight into the everyday life and sentiments of a Union soldier as relayed to his wife at home. References are made to the living conditions and provisions of the soldiers, information on the campaigns of Company C of the 37th Indiana Regiment between 1862 and 1864.
Also included in the collections are the transcriptions produced by Jacob Goltry's grand-daughter Margaret E. Goltry Dillman in collaboration with her sister Beryle G. Goltry Cole and compiled in a book written by great-grandson Charles M. Wright which is included in this collection.
- circa 1861-2000s
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In the spring of 1865 Jacob, his wife Emeline and other family members moved by train to Eddyville, Iowa and from there by wagon to Cedar Township, Lucas County, Iowa. It was here that he worked as a carpenter and built several homes in the area.
Jacob died October 15, 1914 and Emeline died November 19, 1934. Both are buried in Russell Cemetery in the town of Russell, Iowa.
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