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Guide to the Kolb Family Letters MSS.2132

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@bama.ua.edu

August 2009

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2009-08-28T15:41-0500

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

Kolb Family Letters

Unit ID:

MSS.2132

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

SC0008 2132
Quantity:

0.2 Linear feet 17 letters

Dates:

1861-1868

Abstract:

John Frederick Kolb and Valentine Bruner Kolb are from Frederick County, Maryland, and are fighting for the Union in the Civil War. Valentine Kolb's letters to his family discuss battles, artillery, and prisoners. John F. Kolb's notification to enroll is included in this collection as well as a letter from John to his parents. Letters to Frederick Kolb discuss legalities and payments as a result of the death of John Kolb. Further letters discuss the death of John.

Language of Materials note

English

creator

___, Sam

creator

Folsom, E.P.

creator

Harrison, William H.

creator

Kolb , John Frederick

creator

Kolb , Valentine Bruner

creator

Kolb, Frederick A.

creator

Schlez, Colonel

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Titturn, Mr.

Biographical/Historical note

John Frederick Kolb and Valentine Bruner Kolb, sons of Frederick A. Kolb, are fighting for the Union in the Civil War. They are from Frederick County, Maryland. John Frederick Kolb dies fighting in the military.

Scope and Contents note

Seven letters of the collection are from Valentine Kolb to his sister, father, and friends. An eigth piece from Valentine to his father was a soldier's package envelope that once contained fifty dollars. In the letters, he discusses length of battles, artillery, and prisoners. He states Confederate money has lost all value. He travels in the southern United States, mainly New Orleans and Mobile, Alabama. Food is always scarce and they often only eat what they kill for themselves. One letter is a declaration of sick leave for Valentine Kolb. John F. Kolb's notification to enroll is included in the collection, as well as one letter from him to his parents discussing 200 sick men and the bad treatment leading people to desert. Three letters to Frederick Kolb from a Col. Schlez discuss legalities and payments as a result of the death of John Kolb. One letter to Valentine is from a friend, Mr. Titturn who thinks "the war will soon be over." One letter is from Frederick Kolb to his son Valentine telling him he does not need the money his son sent. Two letters are written by a William H. Harrison discussing daily life. One is written by E.P. Folson concerning his work and support of the Union. Sam discusses the death of John Kolb in one letter.

Preferred Citation:

Kolb Family Papers, W.S. Hoole Special Collections Library, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum, 2008

Processing Information:

Processing Information note

Processed by Jamie Burke, September 2008

Kolb Family letters 0.2 Linear feet

Box sc0008 Folder 1

Letter from Sergeant Valentine Bruner Kolb, Alexandria, Louisiana, to his father, Frederick A. Kolb, April 14, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32178

Letter from Sergeant Valentine Bruner Kolb, Alexandria, Louisiana, to William D. Bowers, May 5, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32179

Letter from Sergeant Valentine Bruner Kolb, camp on the Mississippi River, to his father, Frederick A. Kolb, May 25, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32180

Letter from Sergeant Valentine Bruner Kolb, Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Alabama, to his father, Frederick A. Kolb, August 14, 1864 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32181

Letter from Sergeant Valentine Bruner Kolb, Pascagoula, Mississippi, to sister, January 8, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32182

Letter from Sergeant Valentine Bruner Kolb, Fort Gaines, Dauphin Island, Alabama, to his father, Frederick A. Kolb, April 1, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32183

Letter from Sergeant Valentine Bruner Kolb, New Orleans, Louisiana, to his father, Frederick A. Kolb, May 11, 1865 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32184

Sick leave note for Private William Kolb, approved by William W. Balk, Maryland Heights, Washington County, Maryland, January 21, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32185

Letter from Frederick A. Kolb to son, June 16, circa 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32186

Letter from Tom Tilton, Camp Hill, Harpers Ferry, Virginia, to Valentine Bruner Kolb, March 31, 1863 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32187

Letter from Robert Lease to John Frederick Kolb, Frederick County, Maryland, August 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32188

Letter from John Frederick Kolb, Camp Bowerman, Williamsport, Maryland, to parents, Mount Pleasant, Maryland, October 17, 1862 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32189

Letter from Colonel William Louis Schley, Baltimore, Indiana, to friend, Kolb, July 8, 1868 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32190

Letter from Colonel William Louis Schley, Baltimore, Indiana, to Frederick A. Kolb, February 11, 1868 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32191

Letter from Colonel William Louis Schley, Baltimore, Indiana, to Frederick A. Kolb, June 26, 1868 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32192

Letter from George H. Prunne, Polo, Illinois, to Mr. Gonse, April 8, 1866 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32193

Letter from William H. Harrison, Burning Springs, West Virginia, to friend, May 26, 1861 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32194

Letter from Ephraim P. Folsom, Perryville, to friend, May 21, 1861 http://purl.lib.ua.edu/32195