Devens, Charles, 1820-1891

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Charles Devens, Jr. was a Union army officer in the Civil War. He entered the war as a Major in the 3rd Batallion of the Massachusetts Rifles. He was appointed Brigadier General in April 1862 and was brevetted Major General, United States Volunteers, in April 1865. After the war, he served as a State Supreme Court justice for Massachusetts and was appointed Attorney General of the United States.

From the description of Charles Devens letter, 1887 April 6. (University of California, Santa Barbara). WorldCat record id: 745459075

American army officer and jurist.

From the description of Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to Lt. Col. E.W. Smith, 1865 Jan. 14. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270535945

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creatorOf Stuart, Alexander H. H. (Alexander Hugh Holmes), 1807-1891. Papers of Alexander H. H. Stuart and the related Stuart and Baldwin families [manuscript], 1776-1878 (bulk 1850-1861). University of Virginia. Library
referencedIn McCrary, George Washington, 1835-1890. George W. McCrary collection, 1824-1936. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
referencedIn Osborne Family Papers, 1786-1968, 1880-1925 Special Collections Research Center, Syracuse University Libraries
creatorOf Throckmorton, James Webb, 1825-1894. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Charles Devens, 1879 Feb. 22. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Wetherell, John Walcott, 1820-1897. Papers, 1848-1895. American Antiquarian Society
referencedIn James Russell Lowell papers, 1835-1919. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901. Autograph letter signed : Dept. of State, Washington, to Chas. Devens, 1871 Dec. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn William Warland Clapp correspondence, 1790-1891 (inclusive), 1840-1891 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn United States. Dept. of Justice. United States Department of Justice general records, 1877-1906 (bulk 1877-1890). Louisiana State University, LSU Libraries
creatorOf Kirkwood, Samuel Jordan, 1813-1894. Autograph letter signed : Washington, to the Attorney General, 1879 Dec. 9. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. Papers, 1853-1911. Gadsden Public Library
referencedIn McCrary, George Washington, 1835-1890. George W. McCrary collection, 1824-1936. University of Oslo Medical Library
referencedIn Massachusetts. Adjutant General's Office. Fifteenth Massachusetts collection, 1890-1920 (bulk 1915-1919). Worcester Historical Museum
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
creatorOf Trafton, John W., 1839-. Papers, 1862-1891. Library of Congress
referencedIn Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895. Allen Granbery Thurman correspondence, 1881 January 29. Library of Congress
referencedIn Carrington family. Carrington family papers, 1749-1929 (inclusive). Yale University Library
referencedIn Warner, Olin Levi, 1844-1896. Olin Levi Warner papers, 1857-1962. Smithsonian Archives of American Art
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Photographs of Attorneys General
creatorOf Baker, David Jewett, 1834-1899. Letter: Cairo, Illinois, to Attorney General [Charles Devens], Washington, D.C., 1879 Dec. 15. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf United States. Justice Department. Records. Utah Division of State History, Utah Historical Society
creatorOf Coffey, Titian J. Letter, 1878, August 13, Washington, D.C., to Charles Devens. Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Waite, Morrison R. (Morrison Remick), 1816-1888. Morrison R. Waite papers, 1818-1933 (bulk 1874-1888). Library of Congress
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn United States. War Dept. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Charles Devens], n.p., 1879 July 25. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Papers, 1836-1942. Houghton Library.
referencedIn United States. War Dept. Letter : Washington, D.C., to [Charles Devens], Attorney General, [Washington, D.C.], 1877 Apr. 17. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Autograph File, D, 1586-1975. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Devens, Charles, 1820-1891. Charles Devens letter, 1887 April 6. University of California, Santa Barbara, UCSB Library
referencedIn Thomas Wentworth Higginson correspondence, 1843-1911. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Frederick M. Dearborn collection of military and political Americana, Part I: The Revolution and the Administration, 1669-1958. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Dick, Robert P. (Robert Paine), 1823-1898. Papers, 1855-1895. Duke University Libraries, Duke University Library; Perkins Library
referencedIn United States. Dept. of State. Letter : [Washington, D.C.], to Charles Devens, [Washington, D.C.], 1879 Mar. 31. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Chamberlain, Daniel Henry, 1835-1907. Letter : Columbia, S.C., to Charles Devens, Washington, D.C., 1877 Apr. 8. Texas Christian University
referencedIn McCrary, George Washington, 1835-1890. George Washington McCrary collection, 1824-1936. Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center, Hayes Presidential Center
referencedIn Swayne, Wager, 1834-1902. Military officer correspondence, 1875-1896. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
referencedIn James Freeman Clarke additional correspondence, 1787-1886. Houghton Library.
creatorOf Evarts, William Maxwell, 1818-1901. Letter signed : "Department of State," Washington, to Charles Devens, 1877 Dec. 1. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Ames, Adelbert, 1835-1933. Autograph letter signed : Northfield, Minn., to Charles Devens, 1877 Apr. 5. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Houston, George Smith, 1811-1879. Autograph letter signed : Montgomery, Ala., to W.W. Garth, 1877 Dec. 10. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts Civil War collection, 1724-1933 (inclusive);, 1861-1912 (bulk). Houghton Library.
referencedIn Photographic Portrait File The Huntington Library
referencedIn Harvard University Archives Photograph Collection: Portraits, ca. 1852-ca. 2004 Harvard University Archives.
creatorOf Henderson, John Brooks, 1826-1913. Autograph letter signed : St. Louis, Mo., to Charles Devens, 1880 Jan. 30. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Baldwin, George William, 1832-1930. Correspondence, 1856-1879. American Antiquarian Society
creatorOf Devens, Charles, 1820-1891. Charles Devens notebooks, 1841-1885. Massachusetts Historical Society
referencedIn Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895. Letter : Washington, D.C., Charles Devens, [Washington, D.C.], 1880 Jan. 21. Texas Christian University
referencedIn Thurman, Allen Granbery, 1813-1895. Letters, 1880. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Devens, Charles, 1820-1891. Autograph telegram signed : [n.p.], to Lt. Col. E.W. Smith, 1865 Jan. 14. Pierpont Morgan Library.
creatorOf Broadhead, James O. (James Overton), 1819-1898. Autograph letter signed : St. Louis, Mo., to Charles Devens, 1880 June 19. Pierpont Morgan Library.
referencedIn Papers relating to the gift of Soldiers Field, Harvard University, 1890. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Rosenthal, Max, 1833-1918. Descriptions and portraits of American government officials, circa 1891-1893. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Edmunds, George Franklin, 1828-1919. Letter : Washington, [D.C.], to Charles Devens, 1878 May 24. Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
creatorOf Hay, John, 1838-1905. Correspondence, 1854-1914, "Curtis" to "Devens". Brown University, John Hay Library
referencedIn Morrison R. Waite Papers, 1818-1933, (bulk 1874-1888) Library of Congress. Manuscript Division
referencedIn Hines family. Hines Family Papers, 1874-1894. New Jersey Historical Society Library
referencedIn Carrington Family papers, 1749-1929 Yale University. Department of Manuscripts and Archives
referencedIn Philip Case Lockwood memorial collection of Civil War portraits and autographs, 1862-ca. 1886. Houghton Library.
referencedIn Allison, William B. (William Boyd), 1829-1908. Letter : Dubuque, Iowa, to Charles Devens, Washington, D.C., 1879 July 30. Texas Christian University
creatorOf Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911. Autograph letter signed : Cambridge, Mass., to Charles Devens, 1878 Dec. 28. Pierpont Morgan Library.
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associatedWith Throckmorton, James Webb, 1825-1894. person
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Place Name Admin Code Country
Massachusetts
United States
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Judges
Lawyers
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Birth 1820-04-04

Death 1891-01-07

English

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