King, Rufus letters (1861-1867)

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Creator:King, Rufus, 1814-1876
Creator:Hicks, Joyce, Thornton, Linda
Title:King, Rufus letters (1861-1867)

These are letters to and from Gen. Rufus King regarding military activities during the Civil War. King commanded Wisconsin's Iron Brigade and later rose to division commander. In 1863 he was appointed United States Minister to Rome where he assisted in the apprehension of John Harrison Surratt, alleged co-conspirator in the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.

Local identification number: King tif

Subjects:King, Rufus, 1814-1876 | Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 | Surratt, John H. (John Harrison), 1844-1916 | United States. Army. Iron Brigade (Wisc.) | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Wisconsin
Collection:Auburn University Libraries' Civil War Letters
Institution:Auburn University Libraries
Contributors:Auburn University. Library. Special Collections and Archives
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Rufus King Papaers, Auburn University Libraries. Special Collections and Archives.

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