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Collection Reference Number GLC07687.144
From Archive Folder Collection of Samuel Watson Van Nuys, F company, 7th regiment, Indiana, infantry 
Title Charles H. Smith to Samuel Watson Van Nuys
Date 15 January 1862
Author Smith, Charles H. (fl. 1862)  
Recipient Vannuys, Samuel Watson  
Document Type Correspondence
Content Description Describes social events in Hopewell and developments at school.
Subjects Civil War  Military History  Union Forces  Education  
People Van Nuys, Samuel Watson (1841-1864)  
Place written Hopewell, Indiana
Theme The American Civil War; Education
Sub-collection Papers and Images of the American Civil War
Additional Information Archive Folder Information: Van Nuys was born in 1841 in Johnson County, Indiana. He enlisted in company F, Indiana Volunteer Infantry, in 1861, and died in 1864 outside of Richmond, Virginia. Genealogist's records indicate that Van Nuys led a unit of African American soldiers in the course of his military service (information from The Hopewell Journey: 350 Years from Immigrant Religion to Hoosier Faith, by Kathleen Van Nuys). Includes over 110 letters to his parents with commentary on seeing Lincoln, commanding colored troops, baseball, etc.; with tintype photo of Vannuys and 2 other officers.
Copyright The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Module Civil War, Reconstruction and the Modern Era: 1860-1945
Civil War: Theater of War Main Eastern Theater  
Civil War: Unit 7th Regiment, Indiana, infantry