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Guide to the John W. Rush Papers, RG 2
Listed by: Dixie Dysart
Date: March 19, 1996


Collection Size:  0.5 cubic feet

Date Span: 1852-1903

Scope / Content: Correspondence and other writings of John W. Rush, Octavia O. Rush, and family members and friends. Photocopies of letters from W. T. Patillo, East Alabama Male College alumnus. Thirty-five items organized into 5 series: I. Antebellum Letters and Writings; II. Civil War Letters; III. Postbellum Letters; IV. Partially Dated And Undated Letters; V. Miscellaneous Items.

Biographical Sketch: Rush was a Methodist minister and son-in-law of Bishop James Osgood Andrew. He raised a company of troops for the Confederacy, surrendered at Island Number 10, was imprisoned at Johnson's Island, Ohio, and was discharged from service upon his parole in 1862.He served as a preacher in south Alabama until his retirement.


SERIES 1: ANTEBELLUM LETTERS AND WRITINGS

SERIES 2: CIVIL WAR LETTERS SERIES 3: POSTBELLUM LETTERS SERIES 4: PARTIALLY DATED AND UNDATED LETTERS SERIES 5: MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

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