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Elmore Y. Warner Letter

Identifier: RH-A-3351

Scope and Contents

The letter is dated March 24, 1862. It is filled with general news. He talks about that the regiment may be on the way further south. Warner had been sick but felt better. He had stopped at the house of a widow and five daughters who helped him even though all their friends had been in the Confederacy. He reported that the ladies, “…don’t know anything about cooking.” He stated that he had not heard from her in almost four weeks and “…give me at least the scratch of your pen…” The small addition dated March 27 states that Warner is homesick and wants to go home to see his wife.


  • Creation: 1862


Biographical / Historical

Records online state that there was only one E. Y. Warner in the 3rd Ohio Cavalry and is identified in other sources as Edward Y. Warner who served as the chaplain. He enlisted on September 25, 1861 and resigned on August 1, 1862. He was in Companies F and S.


.05 Cubic Feet

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Physical Description

The collection amounts to .05 cubic feet and is one letter, 8” x 10”, unfolded, written on both sides in a brown ink. In addition, there is a small piece of paper, 5” x 4 ½”, with further writing by Edward and dated March 27th, three days after the original letter. Both the letter and the additional paper are in good shape.


The letter was purchased with funds from the Starring Endowment.

Elmore Y. Warner Letter Finding Aid
Lynn Houghton
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Repository Details

Part of the Western Michigan University Archives & Regional History Collections Repository

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