Samuel Craig papers, 1861-1863

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322


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Descriptive Summary

Creator: Craig, Samuel, d. 1864.
Title: Samuel Craig papers, 1861-1863
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 345
Extent: 1 microfilm reel (MF)
Abstract:Microfilm copy of the papers of Union soldier Samuel Craig of Logan County, Illinois, who served in Company F of the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment.
Language:Materials entirely in English.

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Loaned for microfilming, 1959.


[after identification of item(s)], Samuel Craig papers, Manuscript, Archives and Rare Book Library, Emory University.


Processed by MRD, October 27, 1959.

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Biographical Note

Samuel Craig, Union Army soldier, was probably born in Logan County, Illinois, about 1841. He died at Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Georgia, September 20, 1864. He was mustered into the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Company F, and served as a private.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of a microfilm copy of twelve letters written by Samuel Craig to Miss Smallwood of Lincoln, Illinois between November 4, 1861 and June 12, 1863. The letters were written from St. Louise (Missouri), Bowling Green (Kentucky), Corinth (Mississippi), and Murfreesboro (Tennessee). A thirteenth letter was written by John Coonrad to Mattie and Mahalah Smallwood, November 6, 1861; no place is mentioned. Coonrad was from Logan County, Illinois, and served as a private in the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment, Company G.

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