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David Coon Papers, 1864

Collection Overview

Title: David Coon Papers, 1864

ID: OGLMC/1029

Creator: Coon, David (1822-1864)

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Arrangement: Chronological, from February 28 to August 27, 1864

Date Acquired: 00/00/1985

Languages: English [eng]

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The David Coon Papers consist of photocopied letters that were typewritten from the originals. The letters were sent to Coon's wife and children describing his first day of enlistment and subsequent events. Coon wrote about the physical examinations, camplife, the daily activities of the regiment, preparations for battles and dissatisfaction with a colonel. Also included are concerns about money and suggestions to his wife on how to handle the family farm in his absence.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions: Open for inspection under the rules and regulations of the Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections.

Acquisition Source: Mrs. E.D. Coon, Grand Forks, North Dakota

Acquisition Method: Donation; 85-1396

Original/Copies Note: The collection was loaned for duplication by Mrs. E. D. Coon of Grand Forks, North Dakota.

Preferred Citation: (Description of Item) David Coon Papers. OGLMC 1029. Box #, Folder #. Elwyn B. Robinson Department of Special Collections. Chester Fritz Library. University of North Dakota, Grand Forks.

Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid added to Archon in November 2012.

Box and Folder Listing

Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Explanatory Note on ContentAdd to your cart.
Folder 2: Personal Correspondence, February 28-May 8, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 3: Personal Correspondence, May 13-July 25, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 4: Personal Correspondence, July 31-August 27, 1864Add to your cart.
Folder 5: Coon and Hall Family HistoryAdd to your cart.