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Letter from Isaac Liston to Merica Liston, September 10, 1862

By 1824-1863 Isaac McCoy Liston


Coffee Post Office was named such because a general store inventory was being written during the decision. This letter to Merica Liston, wife of Isaac, was sent to the Coffee P.O. in Sept. of 1862. Isaac Liston, pictured, died fighting, Mar. 5, 1863. Isaac McCoy Liston (1824–1863) of Lewis, Vigo County, Indiana was mustered into Company K of the 85th Indiana Regiment on 12 August 1862. The 85th was part of the brigade commanded by Colonel John Coburn that engaged five brigades of Confederate forces under the command of General Nathan Bedford Forrest at Thompson’s Station Tennessee in March 1863. The regiment made several charges at Forrest’s troops and suffered severe losses. Liston was one of the casualties, dieing on 5 March 1863

Topics: Soldiers--Correspondence; Soldiers--Indiana; United States History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence; United States. Army. Indiana Infantry Regiment, 85th (1862-1865); Clay County (Ind.)
Publisher: Indiana Historical Society
Year: 1860
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