Aaron Harber family letters

Aaron Harber family letters

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Creator: Harber, Aaron
Title: Aaron Harber family letters
Dates: 1862-1865
Quantity: 3.0 folders (3 folders)
Coll. Number: ms3431

Biographical/Historical Note

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.

Scope and Content Note

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.

Index Terms

Army spouses--Ohio--Youngstown--Correspondence.
Camp Dennison (Ohio)--History--19th century.
Carver General Hospital (Washington, D.C.).
Harber, Aaron -- Correspondence
Harber, Nancy Almina -- Correspondence
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
Military spouses--Ohio--Youngstown--Correspondence.
Rush Barracks (Washington, D.C.).
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. -- Guard duty
United States. Army. Invalid Corps.
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 105th (1862-1865). Company A. -- Military life

General Notes

This collection has been digitized and is available online as part of America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation note

Aaron Harber family letters, ms 3431. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Letters, 1862-1863 View online.
2Letters, 1864 January-September View online.
3Letters, 1864 October-1865 View online.