Myron G. Love letters to Rachel Love

Myron G. Love letters to Rachel Love

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Library
Creator: Love, Myron G.
Title: Myron G. Love letters to Rachel Love
Dates: 1861-1862
Quantity: 1.0 folder(s)
Coll. Number: ms654

Biographical/Historical Note

Myron G. Love was a Union Army soldier with the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment, and possibly with the 16th Ohio Light Artillery Battery.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of correspondence from Myron G. Love as a soldier with the 38th Illinois Infantry Regiment during the Civil War, to his sister, Rachel Love of Willow Springs, Greene County, Ohio, from January 1861 - September 1862. Love describes, in detail, his regiment's marches through Missouri and Arkansas including information on the local geography; plants, flowers, and trees; plantations and farms; buildings; farming practices; types of crops; local reaction to Union troops; foraging for food, hunting, and fishing; Confederate prisoners; difficulty of moving wagons in the rain; the weather; and his health. One letter, dated April 16th, begins “Dear Friend,” and is signed “John.”


The collection is arranged chronologically.

Index Terms

Arkansas--Description and travel.
Arkansas--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Farm management--Arkansas.
Farm management--Missouri.
Missouri--Description and travel.
Missouri--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 38th (1861-1865).

General Notes

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

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

Myron G. Love letters to Rachel Love, ms654, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Letters, 1861-1862 View online.