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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Contents

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Description of Series

Truair Family Papers, 1836-1898

University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Truair Family Papers, 1836-1898



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Truair (Family)
Title: Truair family papers
Dates: 1836-1898
Abstract: The papers consist of personal and business correspondence of the Truair family. Much of the correspondence is between George G. Truair and his father John G. K. Truair, and his sweetheart Nellie during his service in the Civil War. George G. Truair served in two regiments as a New York Volunteer and participated in several significant military events.
Identification: urn:taro:utexas.cah.00313
Extent: 8 inches
Language: English .
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

John G. K. Truair (1817 - 1889), was partnered in J. G. K. Truair & Company and the Daily Journal Office in Syracuse, New York. George G. Truair (1842 - 1888), was the son of John G. K. Truair, and served as a member of two regiments during the Civil War, the 137th and the 149th New York Volunteers. He was mustered from central New York and saw action at Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chickmauga. Her served during the Chattanooga Campaign, Battle of Lookout Mountain, the Atlanta Campaign and Sherman's march to the sea. John G. Truair (1872 - 1926), was the son of George G. Truair, and was a minister in Franklin, New York.

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Scope and Contents

The papers consist of letters to John G. K. Truair regarding business matters with the J. G. K. Truair & Company and the Daily Journal Office in Syracuse, New York before and after the Civil War. The majority of the papers are letters between John G. K. Truair and George G. Truair while George G. Truair served in the Civil War as a New York Volunteer with the 137th and the 149th regiments. Numerous letters are to George G. Truair from Nellie his sweetheart. Included within the letters are muster rolls, promotion paperwork, discharge certificates, photographs, diaries, a Bible and a transcript depicting the events experienced by George G. Truair. There is a letter addressed to frank from Grace Eager, granddaughter to George G. Truair

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Restrictions

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

There are no use restrictions on this collection. Publisher is responsible for complying with copyright law.

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Index Terms

Personal Names
Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881.
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton), 1826-1885
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
Truair, George G., 1842-1888
Truair, John G. K., 1817-1889
Truair, John G., 1872-1926
Family Names
Truair (Family)
Corporate Names
Daily Journal Office
J.G.K. Truair & Company
Subjects
Atlanta Campaign (1864)
Battle of Chattanooga (Chattanooga, Tennessee : 1863)
Battle of Chickamauga (Georgia : 1863)
Battle of Gettysburg (Gettysburg, Pennsylvania : 1863)
Battle of Lookout Mountain (Tennessee : 1863)
Civil war
Siege of Vicksburg (Vicksburg, Mississippi : 1863)
Places
Chancellorsville
Syracuse
Virginia

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Truair Family Papers, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

Truair Family Papers, 1836-1898

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3H163 [SRH1230016952] Correspondence, certificates, Bible and diaries, 1857-1898
Correspondence, undated
January, 1857
September, 1860
March, April, November, 1861
November, 1862
Letters, 1863
Letters, 1864
Letters, 1865
Letters, 1866
Manuscript and Typescript of George G. Truair's speech at Post Etheridge, 1882
Business correspondence, 1884
Letter to Frank from Grace Eager, 1898
Bible given to J. W. Eager and three diaries kept by George G. Truair, 1858, 1863-1865
Bible has a metal clasp and diaries are leather bound
Promotion paperwork for George G. Truair, 1864-1865
Confederate Currency, 1862-1864
Transcripts of 1865 letters and diary entries
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2W46 [SRH1230020198] Oversize letters and documents, 1836-1867
Business letters, 1836-1838
Business letters, 1839-1840
Certificates, Newspaper, 1864-1867
Letters, 1864
folder
2.325/OD5 Oversize muster rolls, 1864-1865
Muster rolls for George G. Truair, 1864-1865
box folder
3S212b [SRH1230022837] Photographs Photographs
Photograph of George G. Truair, undated
1
Photograph of Grace Eager, undated
1

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