Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center

 

Christian Solce

 

LH-MISC. MSS.

 


Introduction

Biographical Sketch

Scope and Content

Inventory

Introduction

The Solce correspondence was donated to the Rutherford B. Hayes Presidential Center in 2001.

Biographical Sketch

At the age of twenty-five, Christian Solce enlisted as a private in Company D of the 82nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry in November of 1861. The regiment was made up of men from Hardin, Marion, Logan, Ashland, Union, and Richland counties and was recruited for three years’ service. Solce was apparently married to Hannah J. (?) and living in Caledonia, Ohio, (Marion County) at the time of his enlistment. Solce was killed on May 8, 1862 at the Battle of McDowell (also known as the Battle of Bull Pasture Mountain) in Virginia. Solce was buried at Staunton, Virginia.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of three letters written by Christian Solce to wife Hannah J. Solce then living in Caledonia, Ohio. The letters were written in early 1862 while the regiment was serving in Virginia opposing the forces of Confederate General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson. Solce related details of camp life to his wife as well as the suicide of Lamont Cupp.

Inventory

Ac. 5555

3 Items

Correspondence of Christian Solce to wife Hannah J. Solce, Caledonia, Ohio.

1. February 15, 1862
2. April 21, 1862
3. April 26, 1862

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