The Pardee-Robison family papers, 1861-1864.


Pardee-Robison family. The Pardee-Robison family papers, 1861-1864.

The Pardee-Robison family papers, 1861-1864.

Contains the following type of materials: correspondence / letters. Contains information pertaining to the following war: Civil War. Contains information pertaining to the following military units: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment; 147th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment; 39th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment; 35th Pennsylvania Militia Regiment. General description of the collection: The Pardee-Robison family papers include letters from its members during the Civil War period. Ariovistus, Sr. wrote from July 1861 to July 1863 concerning relief for troops following 2nd Manassas, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg. He received a letter from Colonel John W. Geary of the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment concerning efforts to raise 2 companies for the 28th. Ariovistus Pardee, Jr., wrote 41 letters from July 1861 to October 1862 on his service with the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment and 27 letters from October 1862 to June 1864 relating to his command of the 147th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Subjects include techniques for raising troops, securing promotion, and dealing with officers such as General John W. Geary and General Hector Tyndale. Calvin Pardee wrote 9 letters from April-July 1861 on the 1st Pennsylvania and 3 on the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiments. Letters from Betsey, Bell, and Jane Robison describe military hospitals in Washington, Fredericksburg and Belle Plain and care of General Solomon Meredith. Letters from Boyd Robison concern the Pennsylvania Reserves and duty with troops defending Harrisburg during the Gettysburg Campaign. The correspondence of Isaiah Robison contains 21 letters from June 1861-April 1864 covering his operations with the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry.

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Related Entities

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United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 147th (1862-1865) (corporateBody)

Pardee, Calvin, 1841-1923 (person)

Calvin Pardee (1841-1923) was the son of anthracite coal entrepreneur, Ariovistus ("Ario") Pardee, Jr. Calvin graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1860 and was a member of Theta Delta Chi Fraternity. After graduating, he went to work for the Glendon Iron Company (Easton, PA), of which his father was primary owner. He joined the Union Army during the Civil War and served with two regiments of the Pennsylvania Volunteers. Calvin spent the next 22 years working in his father's busines...

Robison, Jane R. (Jane Raup), 1915-1981 (person)

Tyndale, Hector, 1821-1880 (person)

Hector Tyndale was captain of the National Rangers of Southwark, later known as the Artillery Corps of Cadwalader Grays. From the description of Diary, 1842. (Historical Society of Pennsylvania). WorldCat record id: 151376880 ...

Robison, Boyd (person)

Robison, Bell (person)

United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 28th (1861-1865) (corporateBody)

Meredith, Solomon, 1810-1875 (person)

American army officer. From the description of Letter signed : Paducah, Kentucky, to General Rawlins, 1865 Jan. 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270639342 ...

Robison, Isaiah (person)

Pardee, Ariovistus, Sr. (person)

Pardee, Ariovistus, Jr. (person)

Geary, John White, 1819-1873 (person)

John W. Geary was a lawyer, politician and Union general in the Civil War (1861-1865). He was born in Mount Pleasant, Pennsylvania on 30 December 1819. After serving as a colonel in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War (1846-1848), Geary went to California for the 1849 gold rush. While in California, Geary became the first governor of San Francisco from 1850 to 1851 and was later governor of the Kansas Territory from 1856-1857. Following his term as governor, Geary returned to Pennsylvania and w...

Pardee-Robison family. (family)

Ariovistus Pardee, Sr., was a prominent mine owner in Hazelton, Pennsylvania. He was concerned about relief for the federal troops during the Civil War and particularly for the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. His sons, Ariovistus Jr. and Calvin, were officers in the Union Army with the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. His wife's family, the Robisons of Bloomsburg, sent Boyd Robison and Isaiah Robison into Federal service. Boyd was with the 35th Pennsylvania Militia Regiment and Isaiah w...