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Dr. Burritt North Birge log book copy


Identifier: 00-1972-131-0

Scope and Contents

The Dr. Burritt North Birge log book copy (1972-131-0) is a typewritten copy of the log kept by B.N. Birge, Surgeon's Steward of U.S. Gunboat Penobscot from October 19, 1863 to October 19, 1864. The copy was edited by E.C. Birge, Dr. Roy Bird Cook, and Margaret W. Kieffer.


  • created: undated
  • Other: Date acquired: 12/06/1971


Conditions Governing Access

The collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.

Biographical or Historical Information

Burritt North Birge was born in Litchfield, Connecticut, December 22, 1841 to Chester G. and Mary North Birge. He attended common school and Wolcott Academy, and also took a Course of Lectures at New York Medical College. On September 10, 1862 Burritt enlisted in the 22nd Connecticut Regiment Volunteer Infantry, Company F in New Britain. He was mustered out on September 2, 1863. After being mustered out be re-enlisted in the Naval Service and remained in duty until the close of the war. Dr. Birge died December 26, 1900 in Jersey City, New Jersey, and is buried in the Birge family plot at Fairview Cemetery, New Britain, Connecticut.

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Mr. Philip Nearing

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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