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Charles Cady Papers

Identifier: MsC0017

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Scope and Contents

The papers of Charles Cady consist of eleven items relating to his service during the Civil War. Included are the letters he wrote to his parents, brother, and sister living at home in Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa. He discussed army life, talked of casualties and illnesses in the regiment, and deplored Copperhead politics. His promotion papers and army discharge are included, as is an engraving plate of Cady. These papers were donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1955 by Mrs. Glenn Chandler. They are open to research by students and scholars.


  • Creation: 1862-1864


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.25 Linear Feet (2 file folders.)

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Civil War soldier from Danville, Iowa. Consists of letters written to his parents and family describing life in the 15th Iowa Volunteer Infantry. Also includes his promotion and discharge papers.

Method of Acquisition

This collection was given to the University of Iowa Libraries by Mrs. Glen Chandler in 1955.

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Repository Details

Part of the University of Iowa Special Collections Repository

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