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M.L. Calk Civil War Letters

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By John Merkel, March 2000

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Collection Overview

Title: M.L. Calk Civil War Letters, 1861-1863View associated digital content.

ID: 10/1969-008

Primary Creator: Calk, M. L.

Extent: 0.25 Linear Feet

Subjects: Alabama - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects, Calk, M. L., Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 23rd, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Personal narratives, Confederate, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The M.L. Calk collection consists of eight letters that M.L. Calk wrote while he served with the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Four of the letters are addressed to his mother, W.E. Calk, and four are addressed to his sister, Emma A. Calk. These handwritten letters, dating from December 9, 1861 through May 8, 1863, are accompanied by typed transcriptions. Several letters have additional writing in another hand.

Related Materials:

Civil War Letters digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll31)

Biographical Note

Martin L. Calk was a private enlisted in Company K of the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment of the Confederate Army. His regiment was formed under the command of Colonel Franklin K. Beck on November 19, 1861 at Camp Wilcox, near Montgomery, Alabama. Calk served with the 23rd Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment in both the Kentucky (September-October 1862) and Vicksburg (December 1862-July 1863) Campaigns. Calk mustered out on July 12, 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.

Sources:

"Campaigns and Battles of the Twenty-third Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment C.S.A." The Civil War Home Page. http://members.aol.com/armyoftenn/23 ala inf/23-c b.htm (23 March 2000)

Canerossi, Stephen R. "Twenty-third Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment Regimental History - Part One." The Civil War Home Page. 1995. http://members.aol.com/armyoftenn/23 ala inf/23-part1.htm (23 March 2000)

Above links available via Internet Archive:

https://web.archive.org/web/20020214224427/http://members.aol.com/ArmyofTenn/23_ala_inf

Historical Data Systems, comp.  U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 database online. Provo, UT: Ancestry.com  Operations Inc, 2009.

Subject/Index Terms

Alabama - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects
Calk, M. L.
Confederate States of America. Army. Alabama Infantry Regiment, 23rd
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Personal narratives, Confederate
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

The material in this collection is in the public domain.

However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.

Processing Information: John Merkel, March 2000

Finding Aid Revision History: Tue Jul 22 14:50:48 CDT 2003 urn:taro:uh.sc.00010 converted from EAD 1.0 to 2002 by v1to02.xsl (20030505).

Other Note: Uploaded to TARO, 2005.

Other URL: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uhsc/00010/hsc-00010.html


Box and Folder Listing


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Box 1
Folder 1: Letter to "Dear Sister," [E.A. Calk], Mobile, Ala. With note to "Brother Martin" [Calk]., December 9, 1861View associated digital content.
Folder 2: Letter to "Dear Mother," [W.E. Calk], Knoxville, Tenn., March 11, 1862View associated digital content.
Folder 3: Letter to "Dear Sister," [E.A. Calk], Jackson County, Ala., April 12, 1862View associated digital content.
Folder 4: Letter to "Dear Sister," [E.A. Calk], May 20, 1862View associated digital content.
Folder 5: Letter to "Dear Mother," [W.E. Calk], Knoxville, Tenn., June 22, 1862View associated digital content.
Folder 6: Letter to "Dear Mother," [W.E. Calk], camp near Blanes Cross Roads, [East Tennessee], July 16, 1862View associated digital content.
Folder 7: Letter to "Dear Mother," [W.E. Calk], Camp near Vicksburg, Miss., February 15, 1863View associated digital content.
Folder 8: Letter to "Dear Sister," [E.A. Calk], camp near Vicksburg, Miss., May 8, 1863View associated digital content.

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