|Title:||Aaron Harber family letters|
|Quantity:||3.0 folders (3 folders)|
Aaron Harber was a Private in Company A, 105th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. He wrote letters to his wife Nancy Almina "Mina" Harber in Brierhill, Ohio.
The collection consists of letters from Aaron Harber from Cleveland, Ohio; Lexington, Kentucky; Murfreesboro, Tennessee; and Trenton, Georgia. In his letters he describes being sent to Camp Dennison, Ohio and being put in the Invalid Corps after an arm injury. He writes about being sent to Carver [Barracks] Hospital and Rush [& Reynolds] Barracks in Washington, D.C. for guard duty. Most of his letters describe camp life, fellow soldiers, health, and attempts to get furloughs. Two of the letters (May 11,1864 and April 12, 1865) mention Abraham Lincoln. There are also several letters from friends to Mina and from Mina to her husband. Her letters describe the struggles to do housework and raise the children (Nicholas A. and James B.) alone.
Arranged in chronological order.
Portions of this collection have been digitized and are available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.
Aaron Harber family letters, MS 3431. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.