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Finding Aid for the Thomas Reber Collection
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|Title:||Thomas Reber Collection|
|Dates:||1860-1918 (bulk 1864-1865)|
|Physical Extent:||4 boxes (3.5 linear feet)|
|Repository:||University of Mississippi. Department of Archives and Special Collections. University, MS 38677, USA|
|Language of Material:||English|
|Abstract:||Letters written to Thomas Reber, Union Army. 88th Ohio Regiment. Companies F&S, as well as military orders, ration returns, and requisitions, dated 1864-1865. Also contains U.S. Army documents dated 1918.|
Collection processed by Archives & Special Collections staff. Finding aid encoded by Jason Kovari, 2010.
No further additions are expected to this collection.
Materials from Box 2 are available in the Civil War Archive.
Thomas Reber was born in 1843 in Sandusky (Ohio), Ohio. He enrolled in Ovid Agricultural College in Seneca County, Ovid, New York in 1861 but left to join the Union army, where he held the rank of First Lieutenant, Quartermaster of the 88th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Afterwards, he spent several years in Cuba working for a Cincinnati-based firm. He them moved to Louisiana, where he was appointed circuit judge of Condordia and Tensas parishes. After marrying his wife, Annie Vernon, he moved to Natchez, MS and became traffic manager of Natchez and Vicksburg Pack Company.
The bulk of the Thomas Reber Collection includes U.S. Army Civil War documents; primarily general orders, lists of requisitions, ration returns, and ordinance reports from the 88th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, stationed at Camp Chase (Ohio) in 1864 and the 196th Ohio Infantry Regiment, stationed at Fort Federal Hill (Maryland) in 1865. In addition to Civil War documents, U.S. Army materials from World War I, dated 1918, are included in the collection. This collection contains personal letters written to Thomas Reber between 1860 and 1864.
Thomas Reber Collection, Archives and Special Collections, J.D. Williams Library, The University of Mississippi
The Thomas Reber Collection is open for research.
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Resources at the University of Mississippi
For more Civil War materials housed at the University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections, see our Civil War subject guide.
For digitally available Civil War materials, see our Civil War Archive, which includes documents from a wide variety of Civil War collections housed at the University of Mississippi Archives & Special Collections.
This collection is arranged in 3 series. Correspondence (Series I) is primarily personal in nature. U.S. Army Documents are separated between the Civil War (Series II) & World War I (Series III).
Boxes 3 and 4 are oversized.