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Scope and Contents

From the Collection:

The papers of Anson R. Butler consist of thirty-four items dating from 1862 to 1900. Primarily correspondence written by Butler to his wife while he was serving with the 26th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, the letters chronicle his wartime experiences. Most of his service was spent on board the Nashville, a "floating hospital." He writes of the seige of Vicksburg and of the wounded brought aboard the ship. He also writes vividly of the black troops in the battle of Millikinsville.


  • Creation: 1861-1900
  • Creation: Majority of material found within 1861-1864


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


From the Collection: .25 Linear Feet (1 file folder. Shares a box with MsC0002 and MsC0003.)

Language of Materials

From the Collection: English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

Special Collections Department
University of Iowa Libraries
Iowa City IA 52242 IaU
319-335-5900 (Fax)