Robert Mueller Collection

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Creator - Correspondent
Austin, Richard
Creator - Correspondent
Beers, Josiah Luther
Creator - Collector
Mueller, Robert
Robert Mueller collection
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Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan."

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Biographical Note

Robert Mueller collected the letters in this collection and is no relation to the correspondents.

In 1861, Richard Austin (born circa 1837) enlisted in Company E of the 6th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment in Marshall, Michigan. This unit was later reorganized as the 6th Michigan Volunteer Heavy Artillery Regiment. Austin died November 18, 1863 in the Regimental Hospital (6th Michigan Artillery).

Richard Austin was married to Eliza Ann Beers. Eliza's brother, Josiah Luther Beers, composed the last letter in the collection, dated October 20, 1862. Josiah also enlisted in Company E of the 6th Michigan Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was captured in Tunica Bayou, Louisiana, on November 12, 1863, and died at Andersonville Prison on June 6, 1864, from "diarrhea."

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Scope and Contents note

The collection consists of three letters dated January 25, February 4, and August 18, 1862.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections January 2015

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University. Property Rights: Michigan State University.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1863).


  • Letters (correspondence)

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Personal Name(s)

  • Mueller, Robert

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Collection Inventory


Letters 1862