Abel G. Peck papers
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of letters from Abel G. Peck to his family during the Civil War. His letters describe Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the aftermath of the battle of Antietam, as well as as his part in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.
Also included in the collection is a letter from a newly appointed woman faculty member at Hillsdale, Michigan. The letter (1859) describes the college and her experiences as the first women hired by a previously all-male faculty.
The civil war letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-2/abel-peck/.
- 1859 - 1863
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.
Abel Peck enlisted in the 24th Michigan Infantry in 1862 and served in Maryland and Virginia. Peck, the regiment's color-bearer, was killed July 1, 1863, in the first day's fighting at Gettysburg.
0.1 Cubic Feet (, 1 folder)
Language of Materials
Gift of Alice Sibley, 1959-09-29. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.
Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University
- Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
- Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863
- Education -- Michigan
- Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
- United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century
- United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 24th (1862-1865)
- Women -- Michigan
- Abel G. Peck Papers
- 4 Published And Cataloged
- February 1965
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
- Script of description
- Language of description note
- Finding aid written in English.