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Robert McAllister Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: SpC MS 1540-sc

Scope and Contents

Letters written to Robert McAllister from Fred C. Low concerning the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment and its charge at Petersburg on June 18, 1864. In the letters Low expresses his gratitude to McAllister for his defense of the performance of the 1st Maine and its commander Daniel Chaplin in the disastrous battle fought that day. Drafts of letters from McAllister to Low are also included.

Dates

  • 1869-1888

Creator

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Biographical Note

Robert McAllister was a major general who served in the Civil War in the 1st New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and the 11th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry. He fought at Gettysburg and in the battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania and the Petersburg campaign. Fred C. Low was a captain in Company B of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery. After the war, he was a photographer in Cambridge, Massachusetts, and later lived in Bangor, Maine.

Extent

1 folder (9 items)

Language of Materials

English

Abstract

Letters written to Robert McAllister from Fred C. Low concerning the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment and its charge at Petersburg on June 18, 1864. In the letters Low expresses his gratitude to McAllister for his defense of the performance of the 1st Maine and its commander Daniel Chaplin in the disastrous battle fought that day. Drafts of letters from McAllister to Low are also included.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Mrs. W.H. Lloyd.

General

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Title
Guide to the Robert McAllister Correspondence
Status
No Additional Box Or Folder List For This Small Collection
Date
2012
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Language of description note
English.

Repository Details

Part of the Raymond H. Fogler Library Special Collections Repository

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