Robert Carr war correspondence
Collection number: 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
- Carr, Robert (Person)
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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Unpublished manuscripts are protected by copyright.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.
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.
Immediate Source of Acquisition
This collection was processed in 2017.
- Carr, Robert
- Carr, Virginia
- Family life -- Georgia -- Atlanta
- Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- Morgan's Ohio Raid, 1863
- Shiloh, Battle of (Tennessee : 1862)
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
- World War, 1939-1945
- Robert Carr war correspondence
- Edward Wiggins
- June 2017
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