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Civil War Stationery

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2012-77-0

Scope and Contents

Civil War Stationery, 2012-77-0, consist of writing paper and two envelopes embossed with an American eagle and shield and bordered in red and blue, and a single sheet of Camp Dutton letterhead, identified as being from the day the camp broke up (September 15, 1862). Both items were adhered to plain card stock with hole punches along the left margin for keeping in a two-ring binder. Both items are noted as being donated by Col. H. W. Wessels. Col. Henry W. Wessels was the son of Leverett W. Wessels. Leverett W. Wessells was commissioned a Colonel in 1862 and organized the 19th Infantry Regiment, later the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery, which trained at Camp Dutton. He resigned his commission due to illness in 1863.


  • Created: 1860-1865

Conditions Governing Access

This 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Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain.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.


1.00 folders

1.00 folders

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Source of Acquisition

Col. H. W. Wessel

Method of Acquisition

Found in collection

Existence and Location of Originals

multi-part note content

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Repository Details

Part of the Litchfield Historical Society Repository

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