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Collection Number: 03585-z

Collection Title: John F. Leonard Papers, 1862-1921.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 99 items
Abstract John F. Leonard (1843-1924) was a federal soldier in the 125th Illinois Regiment during the Civil War. The collection is chiefly Civil War letters from Leonard written while he was serving in Tennessee and Georgia, to his family and friends in Vermilion County, Ill., with some letters from them and other family members. Leonard's letters discuss camp life, troop movements, discontent among soldiers, conditions in army hospitals where he was a patient, and personal matters. Also included are war items including copies of his United States Army veteran's records.
Creator Leonard, John F., 1843-1924.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the John F. Leonard Papers, #3585-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Typed transcriptions available.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased 1962.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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John F. Leonard (1843-1924) was a federal soldier in the 125th Illinois Regiment during the Civil War. He was the son of Philip and A. E. Leonard of Vermilion County, Ill.

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The collection is chiefly Civil War letters from John F. Leonard, while with the 125th Illinois Regiment in Tennessee and Georgia, to his family and friends in Vermilion County, Ill., with some letters from them and other family members. Leonard's letters discuss camp life, troop movements, discontent among soldiers, conditions in army hospitals where he was a patient, and personal matters. Also included are war items including copies of his United States Army veteran's records.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, May 2010

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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