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Joseph Coryell Civil War correspondence

 Series — document-box: Civil War 1, Folder: 16-17
Identifier: 2015-009-w-r

Content Description

This collection contains correspondence from Joseph Coryell to his wife, Sarah Coryell. Coryell was a Private with the 24th Regiment, Michigan Infantry in the Union Army. Joseph and Sarah lived in White Lake in Oakland County, Michigan. They had a son named Johnny. The letters describe Joseph's time in service primarily in Virginia. Joseph was shot in battle on April 29, 1863, and died the following day in the hospital.

The collection also contains letters to and from Sarah and other friends and family.


  • 1858 July 7-1863 November 11

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no restrictions on the use of this material except where previously copyrighted material is concerned. It is the responsibility of the researcher to obtain all permissions. For further copyright information, please contact the archivist.


0.2 Linear Feet (2 folders)


This collection contains correspondence from Pvt. Joseph Coryell of the Union Army to his wife Sarah during the Civil War. Also included are other pieces of correspondence including letters to and from Sarah from other friends and family members.


This collection is arranged by author and date. Series 1: Correspondence from Joseph Coryell -- Series 2: Miscellaneous Correspondence

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Keith Gressle. Legacy collection from Andrew Carroll.
Finding Aid for the Joseph Coryell Civil War correspondence
Lauren Menges
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Repository Details

Part of the Center for American War Letters Archives Repository

Leatherby Libraries
Chapman University
Orange CA 92866 United States