William P. Palmer collection of Civil War manuscripts, [ca. 1761-ca. 1910].

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Palmer, William Pendleton, 1861-1927,. William P. Palmer collection of Civil War manuscripts, [ca. 1761-ca. 1910].

William P. Palmer collection of Civil War manuscripts, [ca. 1761-ca. 1910].

A wide range of papers and records relating to both the Union and the Confederacy before, during and after the Civil War. Among the papers are accounts, reminiscences and recollections of various battles, regimental activities, captures and imprisonments. Also, autobiographical and biographical accounts, as well as volumes of autographs and official documents. The collection contains a series of general and special orders signed by numerous military and political leaders. There are essays, sermons, speeches, and addresses, as well as journals and diaries. The bulk of the collection consists of letters, reports, telegrams, and dispatches relating to the activities of many leading figures. In addition, there is a wide assortment of miscellaneous items, including cipher codes, slave documents, muster rolls, poems, service records, ships' papers, tax records, vouchers, and many others. Of particular note are the records of Chamouni Plantation, 1849-63, and El Destino Plantation, 1842-53, both in Florida, as well as the diaries of C.H. McLellan of Bath, Maine, 1858-77.

18.40 linear ft.

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