John Kelley Hough papers: 1864-1897 (bulk 1864-1865)
Summary Information
Title: John Kelley Hough papers
Creator: Hough, John Kelley
Inclusive dates: 1864-1897
Bulk dates: 1864-1865
Extent: 0.3 linear feet
Extent: 90.2 MB
Abstract:
Soldier in the 1st Michigan Regiment of Engineers and Mechanics during the Civil War. Collection includes originals, transcripts, and images of letters written by John Kelley Hough as a Union soldier, a family photo, and biographical information.
Call number: 2017009 Aa 2
Language: The material is in English
Repository: Bentley Historical Library
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Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2113
Phone: 734-764-3482
Fax: 734-936-1333
e-mail: bentley.ref@umich.edu
Home Page: http://www.bentley.umich.edu/
Finding aid created by Olga Virakhovskaya in March 2017.

Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated by Jane Lillian Beattie (donor no. 11655) in February 2017.

Access Restrictions:

This collection is open without restriction.

To protect fragile audiovisual recordings (such as audio cassettes, film reels, and VHS tapes), the Bentley Historical Library has a policy of converting them to digital formats by a professional vendor whenever a researcher requests access. For more information, please see: http://bentley.umich.edu/research/duplication/.

Copyright:

Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to the Regents of the University of Michigan but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Patrons are responsible for determining the appropriate use or reuse of materials.

Preferred Citation:

[item], folder, box, John Kelley Hough papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.

[item], [URL], John Kelley Hough papers, Bentley Historical Library, University of Michigan.


Arrangement

The collection is arranged into two series: John Kelley Hough Letters and The Hough Family.


Biography

John Kelley Hough was born in 1838 in Cleveland, Ohio, and died in 1899. His father was Walter King Hough (1805-1868), and Nancy Kelley (1804-1848), both of Connecticut.

John enlisted in the 1st Michigan Regiment of Engineers and Mechanics in 1863 and was assigned to the "cook shanty." He participated in Sherman's March to the Sea. He mustered out on September 22, 1865.

During the War John had recurring illness, which he described asague, so that afterwards he was unable to provide adequately for his family.

After the war, in 1867, John married Sarah Jane Smith (1839-1917), also of Lapeer, Michigan. Sarah's parents were James P. Smith (1812-1863) and Mary S. Litchfield 1810-1895), both of England. John and Sarah had two children: Walter (1869-1896), and Ernest (1870-1940).


Collection Scope and Content Note

John Kelley Hough's letters constitute the bulk of the collection. Files include fifteen original letters with transcrips and digitized images of the originals, and one photocopy of a transcript and its digital image. The Hough Family series includes biographical information about the Hough family and a digital image of a family photo dated 1897 with information about the people depicted on the photograph. Also, a list of family members that are mentioned in John Hough's letters.

Subject Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in the finding aid database and catalog of The Bentley Historical Library/University of Michigan. Researchers desiring additional information about related topics should search the catalog using these headings.


  • Sherman's March to the Sea.
  • Soldiers -- Michigan.
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
  • Digital file formats.
  • Hough, John Kelley.
  • Hough family.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Engineers and Mechanics Regiment, 1st (1861-1865)
Contents List
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Container / Location Title
 
John Kelley Hough letters [series]
Box   1  
Letter 1 March 20, 1864 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 2 March 27, 1864 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 3 April 12, 1864 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 4 1864 (undated) [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 5 June 5, 1864 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 6 July 15, 1864 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 7 August 5, 1864 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 8 August 16, 1864 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 9 November 6, 1864 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 10 January 1, 1865 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 11 March 21, 1865 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 12 July 7, 1865 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 13 July 10, 1865 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 14 August 27, 1865 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 15 September 8, 1865 [access item]
Box   1  
Letter 16 September 21, 1865 [access item]
 
The Hough family [series]
Box   1  
Biographical sketch

List of people depicted on the photograph.

Box   1  
Family members

Family members mentioned in the letters.

Box   1  
Photograph 1897 [access item]