|Abstract||It is believed that the three Myers brothers connected with this collection settled in Kansas. Luther Myers lived in Jackson County, Kansas, and was engaged in the banking business in Whiting. Louis Myers was an attorney in Valley Falls, Jefferson County, Kansas, and served in the Kansas State Legislature. Ireneus Myers appears to have lived in Grasshopper Falls, Kansas.|
Collection contains primarily correspondence between members of the Myers family written between the years 1858 to 1864. Writers and recipients include Martin Myers and his wife, sons Louis A. Myers, Luther M. Myers and wife Anna, and Ireneus Myers. The majority of the letters were written during the Civil War by both Louis and Ireneus who served in the Union Army. Both brothers as soldiers comment on participation in battles and skirmishes in West Virginia, Arkansas, and Missouri. These include the Battle of Bull Run, Cane Hill, White Sulpher Springs, etc. The life of a soldier is described including camp experiences and battle engagements.