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G. B. Surdam papers

Identifier: c-00097

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of Civil War letters written by G. B. Surdam to his sister and brother. A sergeant in the 6th Michigan Infantry, Surdam describes his service in Maryland and Virginia, and the military takeover of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

These letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at


  • Creation: 1861 - 1862


Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Biographical Note

George B. Surdam (1835-1917) enlisted on August 20, 1861 at Kalamazoo, Michigan with Company K, 6th Michigan Infantry as Sergeant. He mustered out from Company K, 6th Michigan Artillery Regiment on August 23, 1864 in Kalamazoo, Michigan.


0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)

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Custodial History

Gift of Caryl Prindle, 1959-09-11. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Donor(s) have transferred any applicable copyright to Michigan State University but the collection may contain third-party materials for which copyright was not transferred. Copyright restrictions may apply.

Property Rights: Michigan State University.

G. B. Surdam Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
February 1965
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Script of description
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

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East Lansing MI 48824 US