The Resource Civil War personal papers and currency

Civil War personal papers and currency

Label
Civil War personal papers and currency, 1861-1864
Title
Civil War personal papers and currency
Inclusive dates
1861-1864
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The collection includes the Andrus diary (October 21, 1861 through December 31,1861). There is a cabinet card photograph of Colonel James L. Bates in his uniform (photographer is George W. Tirrell of East Weymouth) and a folder added by the archivist containing three booklets for Reynolds Post 58, Department of Massachusetts, G.A.R. Weymouth and dated 1880, 1883, and 1904. The collection includes a letter from William Jones to Mr. and Mrs. Ryan, no address, about the death of their son Jimmy in 1862 and describing the battle (typed transcription). Also in the collection is The Army and Navy Pocket Dictionary by William G. Webster, NY: Mason Brothers, 1864. Missing cover. No annotations but inscribed Joshua L. Torrey, 1st Mass, Calvary, Co. A. Also inscribed O.G. Runtlett. Missing its front cover. There are also Vining diaries, an 1864 diary and partial transcription of that diary, dating from 1910 describing daily military life and his capture and captivity at Andersonville prison. There is also Confederate currency, several bills, some of a larger number sent by the Treasury Department in 1913 to Tufts and other libraries across the United States. The letter signed by Franklin Mac Veagh Secretary of the Treasury and two notes were conserved by NEDCC. All are displayed in archival quality polyester sleeves. A Virginia Treasury Note, 1862, evidently was donated to the Library in 1930
Biographical or historical data
Edward G. Andrus (1820-1897). Andrus served in Company H, 12th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry as a Private. He enlisted on 26 Jun 1861 shortly after the regiment was formed in Boston, and was mustered out on 25 Jun 1862. During that year, the regiment performed uneventful picket duty near Frederick Maryland until April 1862 when it exchanged fire across the Rappahannock River with the Confederates. It later, after Andrus' service had ended, incurred major casualties at Antietam. Andrus was born in Vermont , married Elizabeth A. Pember and died in Weymouth. Colonel James Bates. James L. Bates (1820�1875) was a colonel in the Union Army during the American Civil War who was awarded the honorary grade of brevet brigadier general after the war. He was born in Weymouth, Massachusetts and, in civilian life, was a merchant in the leather trade. William Jones. The Archivist found no information. Joshua L. Torrey (1824-1884) Torrey served in the 1st Massachusetts, Cavalry, Company A according to the inscription in the dictionary. His name appears in A History of the First Regiment of Massachusetts Cavalry Volunteers as mustered in October 1863 and expiration of service Company B in June 1865. Adoniram E. Vining (1841 - ? ). Vining enlisted in 1862 and is described in military records as "mechanic". He served in Company F, First Artillery, First Massachusetts Heavy Artillery. The unit was assigned to the defenses around Washington, D.C. and saw no action until 1864. On 17 May 1864 many heavy artillery regiments filled in as infantry units and joined the Army of the Potomac as part of Grant's 1864 campaign. Their first real engagement as a regiment was as part of Ewell's Division at Harris Farm on the Fredericksburg Road near Spotsylvania VA on 19 May 1864. They were a reserve unit for the Battle of North Anna on 23-26 May. They moved on to Cold Harbor, losing 2 during trench warfare from 4 - 12 June. They then took part in the assault on and siege of Petersburg. At the Battle of Jerusalem Plank Road or First Battle of Weldon Railroad on June 22, 185 men, including Private Vining, were captured. All told, 1200 men were captured and for about a month traveled from Petersburg to Richmond, Danville Prison, Greensboro, and Augusta, arriving at Andersonville Prison on July 12. Vining survived Andersonville and was released on December 31, 1864.
Cataloging source
OCD
Language note
Materials in English
Label
Civil War personal papers and currency
Instantiates
Note
Materials in this collection are located in the Local History Collection at Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass
Control code
ocn960458323
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid with container list available in the library.
Extent
1 document box (.25 linear ft.)
Governing access note
Open for researchers. NEDCC scanned the Vining Diary; the digital copy should be used
Immediate source of acquisition
Not known.
Organization method
The collection consists of 5 unrelated Civil War items
System control number
(OCoLC)960458323
Label
Civil War personal papers and currency
Note
Materials in this collection are located in the Local History Collection at Tufts Library, Weymouth, Mass
Control code
ocn960458323
Cumulative index finding aids
Finding aid with container list available in the library.
Extent
1 document box (.25 linear ft.)
Governing access note
Open for researchers. NEDCC scanned the Vining Diary; the digital copy should be used
Immediate source of acquisition
Not known.
Organization method
The collection consists of 5 unrelated Civil War items
System control number
(OCoLC)960458323

Library Locations

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