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B235: Papers of Abijah Fisk Gore ( -1906), December 1861-July 1865

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Identifier: A0286-00260

Title: B235: Papers of Abijah Fisk Gore ( -1906), December 1861-July 1865


Abijah F. Gore served as a lieutenant in the 2nd Iowa Infantry. He died October 7, 1906, in St. Louis.

Papers consist primarily of the letters of Abijah Fisk Gore, Company C, 2nd Iowa Infantry, to his mother Mary and sister Katie in Webster Groves, Mo. Letters are dated Benton Barracks; Pittsburg Landing, Tenn.; Corinth; Chattanooga; and Georgia, and describe the action and movements of the 2nd Iowa Infantry. Letters contain information on camp life and war news; and descriptions of the Battle of Shiloh and the Corinth campaign. Letter dated July 12, 1862, contains description of camp rations; letter dated December 6, 1862, includes newspaper clippings of poetry. Papers also contain invoices of clothing, camp, and garrison equipage; returns and invoices of ordnance stores; special orders; lists of countersigns and paroles; and muster-in roll and appointment of Gore.


Place: United States
St Louis

Dates: 1861-1865

Type(s): Documentary Artifacts

Maker/Creator: Gore, Abijah Fisk, -1906

Subjects: Benton Barracks (Saint Louis, Mo.)
Civil War, 1861-1865
Armed Forces
Military camps
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862
Corinth, Battle of, Corinth, Miss., 1862
Clothing and dress
Military supplies


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