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Abel G. Peck papers

Identifier: c-00107

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


  • Creation: 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.

Biographical Note

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)

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Custodial History

Gift of Alice Sibley, 1959-09-29. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Abel G. Peck Papers
4 Published And Cataloged
February 1965
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Describing Archives: A Content Standard
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Finding aid written in English.

Repository Details

Part of the University Archives and Historical Collections Repository

Conrad Hall
943 Conrad Road, Room 101
East Lansing MI 48824 US