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Letters to and from Dr. Asa Bean and his wife Mary.

Correspondence between Dr. Asa Bean and his family while he served as a surgeon in the Union Army in Maryland, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Dr. Bean died of disease on a hospital ship April 26, 1863 as his wife, Mary Bean, was traveling to Memphis to…

Letters to Bean family members from Asa and Mary Bean's sons James and John, primarily concerning James' life as an engineering student at the University of Michigan.

Mainly notes from Asa Bean's time as a surgeon in the Union Army as well as his certificate of admission to medical school.

Alicia currently lives and works in Iowa City.