Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center
Scope and Content
This collection was donated to the Hayes Presidential Center in 1998 by Jerry Rees.
Morris Rees was born in August 25, 1838 in
Morris enlisted in Company D, 72nd Ohio Volunteer
Morris Rees married Elizabeth Ladd on October 25, 1857. They had five children: Allen, Anne, Emma, Alta, and Sarah. After the war, he was a farmer and lived near
John Rees was a brother of Morris Rees. He was born June 28, 1841 and enlisted into
the 72nd O.V.I. about a year after his brother. John Rees was also captured at Guntown. Starving and seriously ill after his time in
the prison camp, John died in
Evan Rees was brother-in-law of Morris and John Rees, having
married their sister, Sarah. Together
they had three children: Alfred,
Theophilus, and Morgan. Evan Rees
enlisted into the 72nd O.V.I. October 29, 1861. He was 42 years old. After becoming ill at
David Rees (1812-1867) was the brother of Evan Rees.
Scope and Content
This small collection is comprised of both photocopies and
original letters, as well as several original pension documents for Morris
Rees. The majority of the letters are Civil
War letters from John and Morris Rees to their sister Mary living at home in
1. Photocopy of photograph of Morris Rees.
2. Photocopy of letter from David Rees to Evan Rees, dtd.
3. Letter (original w/envelope) from Morris Rees to sister
Mary Rees, dtd. “Camp
4. Photocopy of letter from John and Morris Rees to sister
Mary Rees, dtd. “
5. Photocopy of letter from John Rees to sister, dtd. “Near
6. Photocopy of letter from John Rees to sister Mary Rees,
dtd. “Camp near
5. Typed transcription of all letters.
6. Typed transcription of notes of Morris Rees, undated, on several men who Rees recruited into the 72nd O.V.I.
7. Pension papers (original) for Morris Rees, dtd. May 8, 1914, and May 1920.