Clarke Historical Library
Central Michigan University

Finding aid for
John C. Love Papers

Finding aid created by
Marian Matyn

Summary Information
Title: John C. Love Papers,
Creator: Love, John C.,--1840-1877.
Inclusive dates: 1861-1864, and undated
Extent: .25 cubic feet (in 1 box)
Abstract:
Collection consists mostly of Love's journal, correspondence, and transcripts describing his Civil War experiences, 1861-1864.

Call number: MSS.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University
250 East Preston Street
Mount Pleasant, MI 48859
Phone: 989-774-3352
Fax: 989-774-2160
Email: clarke@cmich.edu
Website: http://clarke.cmich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

no Acc#, MS#9a-60

Access Restrictions:

John C. Love Papers are open for research.

Copyright:

Unknown.

Preferred Citation:

John C. Love Papers, Folder #, Box #, Clarke Historical Library, Central Michigan University


Arrangement

Arrangement is chronological.


History

Biography:

John C. Love was born in Jackson County, Michigan. He enlisted in the Michigan Infantry, Company C. on September 6, 1861. Later, Love served in the 19th Mich. Infantry. He participated in Sherman’s march through Georgia and engagements in Kentucky and Tennessee. On October 14, 1864 he was discharged and returned to Napoleon, Michigan. Love married Harriet Grosvenor on May 7, 1867. Together they had six children. On May 9, 1877 Love died of malarial fever. (This information is from the collection.)


Collection Scope and Content Note

The collection includes Love’s journal, September 8, 1861-1864, his correspondence to his parents, 1861-1864, and transcripts, describing his Civil War experiences, and biographical materials (copies). Some of the letters are transcripts that are copies from the Love collection at the Bentley Historical Library in Ann Arbor.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 11th (1861-1864)
    • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865)
    • Love, John C.,--1840-1877.
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns.
    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories.
    • Michigan--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regimental histories.
    Contents List
       Container / Location    Title
     
    John C. Love Papers [series]:
    Box   1 F   1
    Biographical Materials (copy), undated Correspondence, undated
    Box   1 F   2
    Correspondence, 1861
    Box   1 F   3
    Correspondence, February-June 1862
    Box   1 F   4
    Correspondence, September-December 1862
    Box   1 F   5
    Correspondence, January-June 1863
    Box   1 F   6
    Correspondence, July-September 1863
    Box   1 F   7
    Correspondence, October-December 1863
    Box   1 F   8
    Correspondence, January-August 1864
    Box   1 F   9
    Journal, September 8, 1863-October 26, 1864
    Box   1 F   10
    Miscellaneous, $5 Confederate, 1864
    Box   1 F   11
    Correspondence, Transcripts (copies, original letters in the Bentley Historical Library), September 25, 1861-September 16, 1864
    Box   1 F   12
    Correspondence, Transcripts (copies, original letters in the Bentley Historical Library), September 25, 1861-August 17, 1863
    Box   1 F   13
    Correspondence, Transcripts (copies, original letters in the Bentley Historical Library), August 29-30, 1863-October 26, 1864