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Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 0810-sc

Scope and Content Note

A collection of Civil War letters. The collection includes letters from Henry Stillman McIntire to Lyman Bolster; from R. O. Stockbridge to Albert C. Bolster in West Peru, Maine; from James H. Hammon to Albert C. Bolster; and from Dexter Delano. The letters date from 1861 to 1864. The collection also includes carbon copies of typescripts of the letters and a letter of transmittal from Phillips V. Brooks dated January 5, 1966.

Dates

  • 1861-1966
  • Majority of material found within 1861-1864

Creator

Access Restrictions

No restrictions on access.

Use Restrictions

Information on literary rights available in the repository.

Biographical Note

Henry Stillman McIntire was born on June 16, 1824 in Cumberland County, Maine. In 1850 he was living in Westbrook (near Portland, Maine) and working as a machinist. In 1851 he married Betsy Bailey in her hometown of Peru, Maine. In 1860 they were living on a 500 acre farm in Peru. In 1861 Henry enlisted at Canton and joined Company G of the 1st Maine Cavalry. He was mustered out in 1863. In 1880 he represented the town of Peru in the Maine state legislature, and he also served several terms as a town selectman in Peru. He died in Peru in 1893.

Biographical Note

Lyman Bolster was in trade in a brick store (Grange Hall) at West Peru, Maine from around 1842 to 1866 when he moved to Bryant Pond.

Biographical Note

James Harvey Hammon was born in 1840 in Peru, Maine and died in 1864 in Colorado.

Extent

1 folder (27 items)

Language of Materials

English

Overview

A collection of Civil War letters. The collection includes letters from Henry Stillman McIntire to Lyman Bolster; from R. O. Stockbridge to Albert C. Bolster in West Peru, Maine; from James H. Hammon to Albert C. Bolster; and from Dexter Delano. The letters date from 1861 to 1864. The collection also includes carbon copies of typescripts of the letters and a letter of transmittal from Phillips V. Brooks dated January 5, 1966.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Phillips V. Brooks in 1966.

Note

No finding aid - see Special Collections Librarian for assistance.

Creator

Title
Guide to the Civil War Letters
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Author
Civil War Letters
Date
2012
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
Undetermined
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

Contact:
5729 Raymond H. Fogler Library
University of Maine
Orono ME 04469-5729 United States
207-581-1686