Murray State University
200 Pogue Library
Murray, Kentucky 42071
Collection Title: Edward W. King Letter
Series Number: MS11-10
Processed and Cataloged by: Processed by Dieter C. Ullrich on June 27, 2011.
Date Listed: June 27, 2011
Date Span: 1864
Size of Collection: 0.10 linear feet.
Number of Boxes: 1 legal size file folder.
Type of Material: Correspondence.
Condition of Material: Good.
Arrangement: Chronological arrangement.
Biographical / Historical Information: Edward W. King was a Second Lieutenant with the 141st Illinois Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. King was a resident and printer from Elgin, Kane County, Illinois prior to the war. He mustered into the United States Army on June 16, 1864 and spent most of his time in the service at Columbus, Kentucky. He mustered out on October 10, 1864. Following the war, he was co-owner of the Elgin Gazette.
Scope and Content: Collection consists of a photocopied letter written on July 24, 1864 by Second Lieutenant Edward W. King from Columbus, Kentucky to his wife Polly in Elgin, Illinois. The letter describes camp life and conditions, health issues and financial problems.
Subject Headings / Descriptors:
King, Edward W.
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 141st (1864)
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Personal narratives.