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Robert Carr war correspondence

Identifier: ahc.MSS756f

Scope and Content

This collection primarily contains letters from Robert Carr to his sister, Virginia (1844-1927), and his mother, Sarah. The letters document his time in the Battery F, First Ohio Light Artillery, including a firsthand account of his involvement in Civil War engagements such as the Battle of Shiloh and the United States Army’s capture of John Hunt Morgan. The collection also contains letter from Ripley, Ohio during World War II. The soldier mentioned in the letter is presumably a descendant of Carr.


  • 1861-1876, 1943, undated


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Reproduction and Use

Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright. All requests to publish, quote, or reproduce must be submitted through the Kenan Research Center.

Administrative/Biographical History

Robert Lewis Carr (1842-) was born in Ripley, Ohio to Sarah Redman Irwin Carr (1805-1879) and Robert Lewis (1797-1843). In 1876, he married Lucy J. Hawkins (1854-1930) and they had four children: Robert, Jr. (1878-?), Charles Hawkins (1881-1942), Katie Latch (1888-?), and Emil Lee (1898-1952). Carr worked as a cooper in the Ripley area until joining the United States Army in the Battery F, First Ohio Light Artillery. He fought in the battle of Shiloh in Tennessee and defended against Morgan's Raid. After the war, he worked as a plasterer.


2 folder(s)



Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift, 2017

Description Control

This collection was processed in 2017.


Robert Carr war correspondence
Edward Wiggins
June 2017
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Language of description note
Finding aid is written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the Kenan Research Center at the Atlanta History Center Repository

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Atlanta GA 30305