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Harris, Edwin E. (fl. 1801-1879) [Collection of Edwin E. Harris, field and staff, 8th battallion, Missouri, infantry]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC03135.10 Author/Creator: Harris, Edwin E. (fl. 1801-1879) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1801-1879 Pagination: 228 items

Summary of Content: Dr. Harris's regiment was also known as Clark's 9th Missouri. With related family correspondence concerning the Civil War in the Trans-Mississippi west. One particular highlight of the collection includes a letter dated 19 March 1861 from Waldo P. Johnson to his brother Mortimer. Johnson informs his brother of his recent election to the United States Senate for a six year term beginning 4 March 1861. Relays the proceedings, telling how a resolution was passed requesting Johnson to address the two Houses, which he states as giving "general satisfaction." Says his name was placed in nomination and he was elected with 81 votes. Johnson was later expelled from the Senate (10 January 1862) for his sympathy and participation in the rebellion against the United States. GLC03135.10 #7 is a Valentine's Day poem to his wife, dated 1856.


Historical Era: The New Nation, 1783-1815

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistorySoldier's LetterConfederate States of AmericaConfederate Soldier's LetterInfantryCongressElectionGovernment and Civics

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