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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...
Dates: 1859 - 1863

Kendall family papers

Identifier: c-00341
Scope and Contents

The papers include Civil War letters of John, George, and Daniel Kendall, who served in the 18th New Hampshire Infantry, to their parents in Franconia, New Hampshire, and letters from family friends. Among them is a letter dated June 1, 1863 by William Houston, 24th Michigan Infantry, which describes the situation of Fredericksburg. Also found in the collection is a typescript (1962) giving a brief history of the Houston family.

Dates: 1857-1868, 1962; Majority of material found within 1857 - 1868

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  • Subject: Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862 X
  • Names: United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 24th (1862-1865) X

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