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Guide to the Stiles E. Forsha Civil War Correspondence Collection, 1862
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Description
The collection consists of items related to the attempted resignation of Union Soldier Stiles E. Forsha from his position as the Regimental Quartermaster of the 7 th Regiment, Iowa Infantry in 1862. Materials in the collection include Forsha’s letter of resignation, an attached document forwarding and disapproving his request signed by five Union generals, and photographs of those generals.
Background
Stiles E. Forsha fought in the Civil War, entering the war as a First Lieutenant for the 7th Regiment, Iowa Infantry. In August of 1861 he was appointed Quartermaster, and in November of 1862 he was appointed to Commissary of Subsistence of the United States Volunteers. After the war, Forsha and his family moved, ending up in Southern California, where he passed away in 1911.
Extent
0.02 linear feet
Restrictions
Copyright for unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection has not been transferred to California State University, Northridge. Copyright status for other materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Availability
The collection is open for research use.