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This collection contains 47 letters, 37 of which are written by John L. Barry during his time in the Civil War between 20 June 1861 and 7 June 1862. The letters are written to his family in Dunkirk, New York, addressing his mother, father, sister Ellen, and brother Robert.

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Collection Size

.27 cubic feet

Publication Date

June 2009


Civil War, Civil War Correspondence, 72nd New York Infantry, Excelsior Brigade, Battle of Malvern Hill, Seven Days Battle


Cultural History | History | Military History | Oral History | Social History | United States History

MS-105: John L. Barry Civil War Letters