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American Civil War Printed Ephemera

00-2021-27-0

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Identifier: 00-2021-27-0
Content Description

Six documents pertaining to the U.S. Civil War including a recruiting broadside "Litchfield Awake!"; a broadside that begins with, "Grand Paraid [sic] of Ye Heroes who furnished Substitutes"; a broadside, "To the Rescue!"; a clipping from the Litchfield Enquirer 1861 April 25; a "Souvenir for Memorial Night, May 30, 1892"; and a program for the forty-seventh annual reunion of the 19th Connecticut Infantry and the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery held September 11, 1912.

Dates: 1861-1912, undated

James Baldwin Diary

00-1951-12-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1951-12-0
Scope and Contents The James Baldwin Diary (1951-12-0) is a small diary containing a few pages of genealogical information of the Baldwin family including birth and death dates for several family members and describing how his family originally came to Litchfield. The majority of the diary is a retelling of American Revolutionary War. In part of the diary, Baldwin mentions the battle of Harlem Heights and a speech by George Washington. The diary was most likely written by James Baldwin, but the diary was most...
Dates: Created: Before 1843; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1951

Jane M. Bentley Research Materials

1972-64-1 & 2 and 1972-67-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 1972-64-1 & 2 and 1972-67-0
Scope and Contents

The Jane M. Bentley Research Materials collection (1972-64-1; 1972-64-2; 1972-67-0) is a collection of papers, items, newspaper clippings, and other miscellaneous items collected, created, and/or used by Jane Merritt Bentley while researching her Great Great Grandfather Salmon Giddings. Please see the below detailed descriptions for more specific information about the collection and particular information for each item. The collection is housed in 3A Box 34.

Dates: Created: 1972; Other: Date acquired: 01/08/1972

Civil War Veterans record book

00-2011-87-0

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Identifier: 00-2011-87-0
Scope and Contents The Civil War Veterans record book (2011-87-0) is a bound collection of typewritten notes about Civil War veterans. The book does not have a creator or owner name noted in it, but may have been kept by Dwight Kilbourn. The volume contains a list of deserters. As well as an alphabatized list of soldiers who served during the war. Each individual's entry typically consists of the date of enlistment, the company and regiment which the individual served in, and date of discharge from service or...
Dates: Created: 1860-1914; Other: Date acquired: 09/06/2011

William H. Cone diary

00-1921-41-0

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Identifier: 00-1921-41-0
Scope and Contents The William H. Cone diary (1921-41-0) contains entries by William H. Cone of Litchfield County, Connecticut in 1863 and 1864 while serving in the Connecticut Volunteers 5th Regiment Infantry, Company E during the American Civil War. He dedicates a fair amount of time to describing his daily activities in the field such as being on picket, drilling, participating in dressparades, and company inspections. Of particular interest are his entries that detail the 5th Regiment's involvement in the...
Dates: Created: 1863-1864; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1920

Elisha Frisbie Accounts and Journal

00-1955-37-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-1955-37-0
Scope and Contents The Elisha Frisbie Accounts and Journal (1955-37-0) contain tables documenting the number of men in Captain Seymour's militia under Elisha Sheldon from October 25th to December 25th 1776. The tables break the numbers of men down into the number sick, discharged, fit for duty, dead, etc. There are also very small entries tracking the movement of the militia, and there are also accounts of rations and money spent. There are also a number of diary entries detailing military activity for the...
Dates: Created: 1776 Oct 25 - 1776 Dec 25; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1955

H. William Hawke manuscript

00-1972-129-0

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Identifier: 00-1972-129-0
Scope and Contents

The H. William Hawke manuscript (1972-129-0) is a typescript manuscript biography titled "Joel Stone of Gananoque, 1749-1833. His Life and Letters." The manuscript was written by H. William Hawke in 1970.

Dates: Created: 1970; Other: Date acquired: 01/03/1972

Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book

2358

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 2358
Scope and Contents The Jedediah Huntington Orderly Book collection (2358) is a book of orders from George Washington written by Jedediah Huntington. The orders in the book are from January 1st, 1776 to April 2nd of the same year. The orders vary throughout the book. In the beginning the orders appear more concerned with organization. There is an entry, for example, detailing the make-up of regiments and companies. Similarly, there is another entry which details punishments; for example, someone found to be...
Dates: Created: Jan 1 - Apr 2 1776; Other: Date acquired: 02/07/1921

Litchfield Sourcebook of Revolutionary History

2011-56-0

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Identifier: 2011-56-0
Scope and Contents The Litchfield Sourcebook of Revolutionary History (2011-56-0) is comprised mostly of transcriptions of revolutionary texts. The transcripted texts are: a ledger written by Moses Seymour, a note book created by Elisha Fresbie, a ledger by James Morris Sr., and the Seymour Family papers. There is commentary on the texts inserted into the book by the transcriptionists. There is a table of contents at the front of the book which breaks down the book into very specific sections. After the table...
Dates: Created: 1776-7; Other: Date acquired: 07/05/2013

Letter, Rufus Smith to Quartermaster General

00-2012-05-0

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: 00-2012-05-0
Scope and Contents

Letter from Rufus Smith to an unnamed quartermaster general agreeing to transport all merchandise sent to Litchfield Station for the 19th Connecticut volunteeers quartered at Litchfield, Connecticut, including wood, wooden boards, scanthing (sic), and rye.

Dates: Created: 1862; Other: Date acquired: 11/01/2013