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Robert H. Crist Letter to P. M. Crist

Identifier: SC 01111

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Letter, 1862 February 26, between Robert H. Crist, a private in the 21st Indiana Volunteers, to his father, P.M. Crist, during the American Civil War. Crist writes about camp life around Fort Monroe, Virginia, soldiers sleeping in stables, being able to see rebels across the river and observing there are no towns there except camps.


  • Creation: 1862 February 26

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Biographical Information:

Robert Henry Crist was born in Bethel, New York in 1829 and joined the 21st Indiana Volunteers in 1861 and later served as captain of the 1st Indiana Heavy Artillery. In 1869, Crist married Francis E Bates and died in 1912 in Illinois.


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Acquisition Information:

Acc. 2014.120 was received by Special Collection via Fedex on 5/9/2014. The letter was purchased for Swem Library with support from the SCRC Donors Fund.

Physical Description

13 cm x 19.5 cm


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Processing Information:

Accessioned and minimally described by Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist, in October 2014.

Guide to the Robert H. Crist Letter to P. M. Crist
Finding Aid Authors: Steven Bookman, University Archives Specialist.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

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