Civil War soldier. Correspondence from Davis (an officer in Co.I, 15th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers) to his wife and daughters. Letters include information on troop morale, slavery, camp life, battles, Copperheads, etc.
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This collection was donated to the University of Iowa Libraries in 1986 by Andrew F. Davis' great-granddaughter, Mrs. Charles L. Grannon.
The Papers of Andrew F. Davis, The University of Iowa Libraries, Iowa City, Iowa.
See also the Iowa Digital Library Civil War Diaries and Letters Collection for a digitized diary, received in 2012, which is believed to be the diary of Andrew F. Davis.
The Andrew F. Davis papers consist of one hundred and eight letters written by Davis to his wife Elizabeth Sarah McKee and daughters Orrilla (b. 1853) and Nancy (1856-1882). Arranged chronologically, these letters date from May 1861-October 1863. Davis wrote of such matters as troop morale, slavery, Copperheads, camp life, and battle. He was also concerned with his family's welfare in Indiana and often inquired about family and friends.