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Edward J. Bartlett letters, 1839-1923;

Author: Edward Jarvis BartlettAnnie Keyes BartlettMartha BartlettS R BartlettRalph Waldo EmersonAll authors
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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Letters written by Edward J. Bartlett of Concord, Mass. while serving as a private with the 44th Mass. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Co. F and 2nd lieutenant of the 5th Mass. Volunteer Cavalry, Co. E, 1862-65, to siblings Martha, Annie Keyes, and Samuel Ripley Bartlett. Letters relating to service with the 44th Mass. Volunteers describe training at Camp Meigs in Readville, Boston, Mass., and camp life, guard and
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Genre/Form: History
Personal narratives
Named Person: Charles Francis Adams; Rose Hawthorne Lathrop; Charles Francis Adams; Rose Hawthorne Lathrop
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Edward Jarvis Bartlett; Annie Keyes Bartlett; Martha Bartlett; S R Bartlett; Ralph Waldo Emerson; Barzillai Frost; Nathaniel Hawthorne; Albert Matthews
OCLC Number: 52474044
Description: 1 box.

Abstract:

Letters written by Edward J. Bartlett of Concord, Mass. while serving as a private with the 44th Mass. Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Co. F and 2nd lieutenant of the 5th Mass. Volunteer Cavalry, Co. E, 1862-65, to siblings Martha, Annie Keyes, and Samuel Ripley Bartlett. Letters relating to service with the 44th Mass. Volunteers describe training at Camp Meigs in Readville, Boston, Mass., and camp life, guard and picket duty at Camp Stevenson, New Bern, North Carolina, Aug. 1862-May 1863. Letters relating to service with the African-American 5th Mass. Vol. Cavalry describe guarding Confederate prisoners at Point Lookout, Maryland, the promotion of Lt. Col. Charles Francis Adams to col. of the regiment, the siege of Petersburg, Virginia, and military duties in Brazos Santiago, Texas, May 1864-Oct. 1865. Also, letters written while Bartlett served with the United States Sanitary Commission in May 1864.

The collection also includes a letter written by Bartlett family friend Ralph Waldo Emerson to Rev. Barzillai Frost about ordering books, 3 Jul. 1839; a letter written by Nathaniel Hawthorne to an unknown recipient regarding the health of his daughter Rose, 18 Mar. 1863; and a letter by Albert Matthews to a descendant of Bartlett regarding a meeting at the Colonial Society, 2 Jan. 1923, among other items.

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