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Civil War Miscellany M131

Title:
Civil War miscellany
ID:
M131
Date [inclusive]:
1861-1927, undated
Extent:
0.5 linear feet
Language:
English
Repository:
George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library, Brunswick, Maine 04011
Abstract:
Miscellaneous Civil War material from various sources, including correspondence, diaries, photographs and printed material.
Preferred Citation:

Civil War Miscellany, George J. Mitchell Department of Special Collections & Archives, Bowdoin College Library.

Miscellaneous Civil War material from various sources, including correspondence, diaries, photographs and printed material. For additional Civil War holdings see the departmental guide: Civil War Resources.

1861-1865, Roster of Civil War soldiers handwritten in pencil by an unknown author. Records include name, rank, where they served, and other military history.

Box 1 Folder 1

1862 Aug-Dec, Jesse J. Peacock [Lee, Maine] Civil War correspondence, chiefly from Jesse to his wife, Addie. (15 items; transcriptions and photocopies only). Source of originals unknown.

Box 1 Folder 2

1862 Sep 24, Horatio B. Soule: ALS to "Brother Frank," Sharpsburg, Maryland [with transcription].

Box 1 Folder 3

1862 Nov 29, D.P. Morse: ALS to "My Dear Emiline," E. N[ew] York.

Box 1 Folder 4

1863 Jul 4, Samuel Beal Shea to his family from Gettysburg [with transcription] and Jesse Mitchell to Mr. Shea, 1863 Jul 10 [transcription].

Box 1 Folder 5

1863 Sep 1, Certificate of the 80th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, mustered into United States service

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1864 Apr 14, Visitor's pass, Army of the Potomac.

Box 1 Folder 6

1864 Apr 15-Jul 10, Horatio Fox Smith letters (11 items). (Smith's 1863 journal is located in Diaries and Albums series, M131.2).

Box 1 Folder 7

1868 Jul 4, State of Maine testimonial certificate to Alonzo Armstrong for service to the Union during the Civil War, signed by Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain

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1889 Jul 3 Jefferson Davis: ALS to Joseph Williamson [2 p.]

Box 1 Folder 8

Autograph album, owner unknown. Includes signatures of the officers of the 108th U.S. Colored Infantry

Volume 1

Diary of John Handly, Company A, 8th Maine Volunteers, 1865 with transcription, and John Handly's pocket-size bible. (Tintype of Handly located with photographs)

Box 1 Folder 9

Diary owned by a succession of soldiers, 1863: S.W Croft, Excelsior Brigade USV; A.M Riddle, Louisiana Guard Artillery; C.H. Small, 5th Maine Volunteers and "picked up on the battlefield at raperhanock [sic] Station Nov. 7th 1864 by Sewall C. Smith Co D 5th Maine Vols." Laid into the diary is a pledge of loyalty to the C.S.A. signed by Riddle and a C.S.A. military pass

Box 1 Folder 10

Diaries: Washington, D.C. 1861 and 1864, civilian owner unknown. Brief entries, some on events in the city; 1862, Frederick A. Chick, 11th Reg. Maine Infantry Vols.

Box 1 Folder 11

Journal of Horatio Fox Smith, July 4, 1863-November 11, 1863.(Smith correspondence from 1864 located in Correspondence series, M131.1).

Box 1 Folder 12

1863 May 3, Unframed 2.5 x 4 inch albumen carte de visite entitled "A yankee before leaving for the war," Chancellorsville. The young man is in civilian clothes

Box 1 Folder 13

1927, Unframed black-and-white photograph 3.5 x 5.5 inches entitled "15th Maine Regiment Reunion"

Box 1 Folder 14

n.d., Cabinet card portrait unidentified (rec'd with Alonzo Armstrong material)

Box 1 Folder 15

n.d., Two tintypes in frames of John P. Handly, Company A, 8th Maine Volunteers in uniform. (Diary of Handly located with Diaries and Albums)

Box 1 Folder 16

"The Drafts in New York and New England during the Civil War," a ninety-one page typescript, author and date unknown, with bibliographical references

Box 1 Folder 17

"The Operation of the Selective Draft Law during the Civil War in the New England States and New York," a sixty-seven page transcript, author and date unknown, with bibliographical references

Box 1 Folder 18

1862 Oct 25, La Sentinelle de Thibodaux (Louisiana) printed on wallpaper

Box Newspaper folio Box B

1863 Jul 2, Daily Citizen (Vicksburg, Mississippi) printed on wallpaper

Box Newspaper folio Box K

1864 Apr 2 and 1864 Apr 4, Natchitoches Union Daily (Louisiana) printed on ledger sheets

Box Newspaper folio Box B

Bayonet, John Marshall Brown (Bowdoin class of 1860)

Object MRealia Mitchell

Grand Army of the Republic memorial plaque for Alonzo Armstrong (d. 1894), with a printed funeral keepsake

Box MRealia Box1
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