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Leonidas Bryant Correspondence, 1861-1864


This collection consists mainly of letters written by Leonidas Bryant of Indiana, to his father, John Bryant. Bryant joined the 6th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment on October 27, 1861. He fought in Company F and maintained the rank of Private throughout the war. Bryant's letters provide insight into the life of a Union soldier. He writes to his father, John Bryant, about marching, cooking meals, and battle. The collection also includes a letter from a Union officer to John Bryant about Leonidas and a letter from Leonidas's cousin, Martin Lame, addressed to his brother, Joseph Bryant.