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Collection - Irenus McGowan Papers (c.00160)

This collection contains Civil War letters from Irenus McGowan (aka Rene) in the 29th Indiana Infantry. A former schoolteacher, McGowan served in the western theater. His letters written to to Edwin (Ed) R. Havens and his younger brother, Nelson (Nell) Havens describe military life and the battles of Shiloh and Corinth. He also comments on the Confederacy's weaknesses and the passage of the Homestead Act. See also the Edwin Havens Papers.
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