John M. Godown Papers
Scope and Contents
Included in the papers are diaries, letters, and 25 photographs; also included are letters of several generals and high ranking officers of the American Civil War; Godown's diary is dated 1853-1861; his letters are dated 1861-1865; General Henry Lawton's letters are dated 1886-1899; and the family photographs are dated 1873-1935.
- Creation: 1849 - 1935
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John Godown was an 1849 graduate of Washington College. He served in the Union army during the American Civil War under Generals Grant and Sherman and was a member of the Indiana Infantry, 12th Regiment.
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Gift of Mrs. P. R. Batista.
- A Guide to the John M. Godown Papers 1849-1935
- Lisa McCown
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