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Loyal Barber Wort Papers - MS 700

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series Description | Inventory

Introduction

The Loyal B. Wort Papers consist of photocopies of a series of Civil War era letters, primarily from Loyal B. Wort, of Hicksville, Ohio, to his wife, Susan G. (Hendershot) Wort. The collection spans the period of his service from 1861 to 1864.

The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections by Mike Dewyre of Pemberville, Ohio on behalf of the 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry Reenactment Regiment on 29 December 1994. No restrictions exist on the use of this collection. Duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and research. The collection was processed and register prepared by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts in 1995, and revised in November 2000.

Biographical Sketch

Loyal B. Wort (December 6, 1830-April 30, 1893) was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania and moved with his parents to Ohio in 1832, first living in Delaware County, and in 1848 moving to Hicksville, in Defiance County. Married on January 4, 1853 to Susan G. Hendershot, he went on to have a family of one son and seven daughters. On August 26, 1861 Loyal enlisted in Co. E, 21st Ohio Volunteer Infantry, serving as a regimental musician. At the expiration of his three-year enlistment on September 19, 1864, he left the service.

Scope and Content

The Loyal Barber Wort Papers consist of a series of more than 60 Civil War era letters from Loyal B. Wort, of Hicksville, Ohio, to his wife, Susan G. Wort, with a few letters from other family members and friends. Transcripts with notations have been provided for some of the correspondence by the donors.

Loyal B. Wort (b. December 6,1830) served with the 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company E, from August 1861 till the expiration of his original three-year enlistment in September 1864, serving as a Regimental musician. The correspondence presents a fairly complete series of communications during the period Loyal was in the army.

Series Description

CORRESPONDENCE

LOYAL BARBER WORT CORRESPONDENCE
Oct 4, 1861-Aug 20, 1864.
Arranged chronologically
A series of 49 letters from L.B. Wort to his wife Susan, while he served with the 21st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company E, during the Civil War; two letters written to his daughter, Esta; and two letters from brother John M. Wort

SUSAN WORT CORRESPONDENCE
Sept 1863-Aug 1, 1864, n.d.
Letter from Susan to Loyal; two letters to Susan from Louisa Miller (a sister or sister-in-law)

MISCELLANEOUS CORRESPONDENCE
Apr 16, 1863
Letter from Price E. Clough of Co.C, 21st O.V.I. to Winfield Barber of Co. F, 21st O.V.I.; unmatched covers

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

POEMS
n.d.
Poem from Susan G. Wort "Thoughts of a Soldier's Wife", and printed poem sent home by Loyal "Who Wouldn't Be a Soldier"

Inventory

Box 1

Folder 1
  1. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Dickson, Kentucky, Oct 4, 1861
  2. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Thom Letcher, Kentucky, Oct 14, 1861
  3. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Hazel Green, Wolf County, Kentucky, Oct 28, 1861
  4. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Prestonsburg, Kentucky, Nov 7, 1861
  5. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Jefferson, Elisabethtown, Kentucky, Dec 20, 1861
Folder 2
  1. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Jefferson, Elisabethtown, Kentucky, Jan 19,1862
  2. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Jefferson, Elisabethtown, Kentucky, Feb 3, 1862
  3. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Adams, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Feb 17, 1862
  4. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Andrew Jackson, Kentucky, Feb 26, 1862
  5. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Taylor, Huntsville, Alabama, May 6, 1862
  6. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Taylor, Huntsville, Alabama, May 11, 1862
  7. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Taylor, Huntsville, Alabama, May 18, 1862
  8. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp near Athens, Alabama, May 29, 1862
  9. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp near Athens, Alabama, June 7, 1862
  10. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp near Athens, Alabama, Aug. 3, 1862
  11. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Nashville, Tennessee, Sept. 11, 1862
  12. Loyal Wart to Susan Wort, Nashville, Tennessee, Nov. 15, 1862
  13. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Nashville, Tennessee, Nov. 27, 1862
  14. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 1, 1862
  15. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Nashville, Tennessee, Dec. 8, 1862
  16. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Hamilton, Tennessee, Dec. 19, 1862
  17. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp Hamilton, Tennessee, Dec. 26, 1862
Folder 3
  1. Loyal Wort to SusanWort, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, June 14, 1863
  2. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Decherd Station, Tennessee, Aug 5, 1863
  3. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Decherd Station, Tennessee, Aug 13, 1863
  4. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Camp near Stevenson, Alabama, Aug 23, 1863
  5. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Sept 23, 1863
  6. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Oct 7, 1863
  7. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Nov 12 or 19, 1863
  8. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dec 1, 1863
  9. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dec 13, 1863
  10. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dec 17, 1863
  11. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dec 20, 1863
  12. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dec 28, 1863
Folder 4
  1. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Jan 5, 1864
  2. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Tyners Station, Tennessee, Mar 18, 1864
  3. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Graysville, Georgia, Mar 30, 1864
  4. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Graysville, Georgia, Apr 3, 1864
  5. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Graysville, Georgia, Apr 7, 1864
  6. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Cassville, Georgia, May 21, 1864
  7. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Lost Mountain, Georgia, June 19, 1864
  8. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Lone Mountain, Georgia, June 25, 1864
  9. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Near Marietta, Georgia, July 4, 1864
  10. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Near Atlanta, Georgia, July 10, 1864
  11. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Near Atlanta, Georgia, July 19, 1864
  12. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Near Atlanta, Georgia, July 23, 1864
  13. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Near Atlanta, Georgia, Aug 11, 1864
  14. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Near Atlanta, Georgia, Aug 20, 1864
  15. Loyal Wort to Susan Wort, Jonesboro, Georgia, Sept 4, 1864
Folder 5
  1. Loyal Wort to Esta Wort, Tennessee, July 16, 1863
  2. Loyal Wart to Esta Wort, Chattanooga, Tennessee, Dec 28, 1863
  3. John Wort to Loyal Wort, Fort Wagner, Aug 12, 1862
  4. John Wort to Loyal Wort, Fort Wagner, Sept 21, 1862
Folder 6
  1. Susan Wort to Loyal Wort, Hicksville, Ohio, Aug 1, 1864
  2. Louisa Miller to Susan Wort, LaSalle County, Illinois, n.d.
  3. Louisa Miller to Susan Wort, LaSalle County, Illinois, Sept 11, 1863
Folder 7
  1. Price E. Clough to Winfield Barber, Portage, Ohio, Apr 16, 1863
  2. Unmatched covers, n.d.
Folder 8
  1. "Thoughts of a Soldier's Wife," n.d.
  2. "Who Wouldn't Be a Soldier," n.d.

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