Culver, Joseph Franklin
- Existence: 1834-1899
Joseph Franklin Culver (1834-1899) served with the Illinois 129th Infantry Regiment, Company A (August 1862-June 1865), first as a lieutenant and later as captain. Culver was engaged in banking, insurance, and the practice of law in Pontiac, Illinois, before the war. After his return he served two years as mayor of Pontiac and four years as county judge in Livingston County. In 1879, he moved his family to Emporia, Kansas, where he continued his career in banking and law.
Found in 1 Collection or Record:
Civil War soldier, lawyer, and banker. Letters about his military service with the Illinois 129th Infantry Regiment, and his life after the war as a lawyer and banker in Illinois and Kansas. Letters Written During the Civil War (Friends of the University of Iowa Library, 1978). These letters were published as Leslie W. Dunlap, editor, Your Affectionate Husband, J.F. Culver: Letters Written During the Civil War (Friends of the University of Iowa Library, 1978).