Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Civil War Commandery of the State of Massachusetts collection: 1724-1933 (inclusive), 1861-1912 (bulk).

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Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts,. Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Civil War Commandery of the State of Massachusetts collection: 1724-1933 (inclusive), 1861-1912 (bulk).

Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Civil War Commandery of the State of Massachusetts collection: 1724-1933 (inclusive), 1861-1912 (bulk).

Many of the images are copy prints of well-known prints and photographs of soldiers, battlefields, and other Civil War subjects. The collection also includes some unique images, such as original drawings of Civil War vessels by artist Worden Wood; drawings of battlefields made shortly after the war, apparently by a veteran of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment; post-war photographs of battlefields showing veterans of the 13th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment; and reproductions of drawings of war-era North Carolina, apparently by a member of the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Images include the following genres: cartes-de-visite, cabinet photographs, clippings, engravings, tintypes, copy prints, drawings, lithographs, photomechanical prints, negative prints, sketches, and watercolors. Manuscripts include original letters, diaries, regimental documents, and other papers relating to the Civil War. Highlights include a substantial archive of the papers of Thomas Wentworth Higginson, commander of the 1st South Carolina Volunteers, the first predominantly African-American regiment in the Civil War; research files of Daniel Eldredge on the history of the 3rd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment; Augustus C. Hamlin's extensive correspondence files on Andersonville Prison and the Battle of Chancellorsville; extensive documentation of the antebellum South and of the Confederate States of America; wartime correspondence of Union generals Gustave Paul Cluseret, George Nelson Macy, James Birdseye McPherson, George Duncan Wells, and Edward Augustus Wild; a diary and wartime correspondence of Private John M. Haines of the 3rd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment; original manuscript wartime diaries of Robert H. Gray of the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment, William Ware Hall of the 5th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment, Wesley T. Harris and Ezra Brown Peabody of the 3rd New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, Henry A. Tracy of the 1st Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery and John G. Wiggin of the 11th Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery; and extensive documentation relating to the 12th, 20th, 31st, 35th, and 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiments, 1st New York Engineer Regiment, 1st South Carolina Volunteers, and United States Sanitary Commission. The collection also features an eclectic collection of pre-war and post-war manuscripts, including two significant manuscripts signed by Filipino independence leader Emilio Aguinaldo, post-war correspondence of General Winfield Scott Hancock, and memoirs by numerous former Civil War officers. Printed material includes ephemera relating to the Civil War such as blank forms, broadsides, clippings, leaflets, printed orders, and sheet music; and a subseries of complete copies of newspapers, mostly from the Civil War period.

139 boxes (including 13 pf), 1 volume, and 2 MS boxes (47 linear ft.)

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Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886

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Winfield Scott Hancock (February 14, 1824 – February 9, 1886) was a United States Army officer and the Democratic nominee for President of the United States in 1880. He served with distinction in the Army for four decades, including service in the Mexican–American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War. Known to his Army colleagues as "Hancock the Superb", he was noted in particular for his personal leadership at the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863. His military service continued afte...

Higginson, Thomas Wentworth, 1823-1911

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Higginson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, on December 22, 1823. He was a descendant of Francis Higginson, a Puritan minister and immigrant to the colony of Massachusetts Bay. His father, Stephen Higginson (born in Salem, Massachusetts, November 20, 1770; died in Cambridge, Massachusetts, February 20, 1834), was a merchant and philanthropist in Boston and steward of Harvard University from 1818 until 1834. His grandfather, also named Stephen Higginson, was a member of the Continental Congre...

Macy, George Nelson

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George N. Macy left his home in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to serve as an officer in the Union Army of the Potomac's Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. I. He survived the war, despite being wounded several times, even losing his left hand in the Battle of Gettysburg, and he eventually attained the rank of Brevet Major General. Known as the "Harvard Regiment" due to the large number of Harvard graduates among its officers, the 20th Massachusetts played a major role in many...

United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 44th (1862-1863)

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United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1864)

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United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 20th (1861-1865)

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United States Sanitary Commission

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Civilian voluntary organization, responsible for the health of volunteer soldiers in the Union Army during the Civil War. From the description of Records, 1861-1867 (bulk 1864). (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58773094 The United States Sanitary Commission, 1861-1879, was a civilian organization authorized by the federal government to provide sanitary and medical assistance to the Union volunteer forces during the United States Civil ...

McPherson, James Birdseye, 1828-1864

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McPherson was born in Clyde, Ohio. He attended Norwalk Academy in Norwalk, Ohio, and graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1853, first in his class, which included Philip H. Sheridan, John M. Schofield, and John Bell Hood; Hood would oppose him later in the Western Theater. McPherson was directly appointed to the Corps of Engineers with the rank of brevet second lieutenant. For a year after his graduation he was assistant instructor of practical engineering at the Mi...

Harris, Wesley T., 1836-1911.

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Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States. Commandery of the State of Massachusetts

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The Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States was established in Philadelphia on 1865 April 15 as an organization of officers who fought for the Union during the Civil War. Among its stated purposes was "to cherish the memories and associations of the war" and to "strengthen the ties of fraternal fellowship and sympathy formed by companionship-in-arms." The Commandery of the State of Massachusetts was instituted on 1868 March 4. Activities included social gatherings; the presentati...

United States. Army. South Carolina Volunteers, 1st (1862-1864)

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Hall, William Ware.

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United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 13th (1861-1864)

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Gray, Robert H.

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United States. Army. New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 3d (1861-1865)

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Tracy, Henry Chester

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Aguinaldo, Emilio, 1869-1964

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Emilio Aguinaldo y Famy (1869-1964) was a Filipino who led the insurrection against Spain, and later the fight for independence against the United States, until his capture in 1901 and his consequent oath of allegiance to the United States. ...

United States. Army. Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery, 11th (1864-1865)

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Wiggin, John G.

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Wells, George Duncan, 1826-1864,

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United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 35th (1862-1865)

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Peabody, Ezra Brown, 1820-1894.

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United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 31st (1861-1865)

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Eldredge, D. b. 1840 or 41.

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Cluseret, Gustave-Paul, 1823-1900

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Epithet: General; French politician British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000174.0x00003f 880-07 Frant︠s︡uzskiĭ voennyĭ i politicheskiĭ dei︠a︡telʹ, uchastnik grazhdanskoĭ voĭny v SShA (1861-1865), Parizhskoĭ Kommuny (1871), chlen i Internat︠s︡ionala. From the description of Cluseret Gustave Paul (1823-1900). Fond 242, 1859-1900. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122883065 ...

Wild, Edward Augustus, 1825-1891

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Edward Augustus Wild of Brookline, Mass., was a federal officer with the 1st Massachusetts Infantry, 1861-1862; 35th Massachusetts Infantry, 1862-1863; and with the African Brigade (1863-1865), a brigade formed from the 55th Massachusetts Regiment (colored) and the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd North Carolina (colored) regiments. From the description of Edward Augustus Wild papers, 1861-1864 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 25723803 Army officer. From the description of Edw...

Hamlin, Augustus C. (Augustus Choate), 1829-1905

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Surgeon and historian. From the description of Augustus C. Hamlin autograph letter signed, 1861. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 70978466 ...

United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1864)

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The Fourth Regiment served at the Battle of Gettysburg and was commanded by Elijah Walker. From the description of Maine Volunteer Infantry, 4th Regiment records, 1862-1864. (Maine Historical Society Library). WorldCat record id: 285464579 ...

Confederate states of America. Army

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The Savannah Ordnance Depot, Savannah, Georgia, was organized as a field depot during the Civil War. In April 1864, it became the Savannah Arsenal under the supervision of the Chief of Ordnance. From the description of Savannah Ordnance Depot employment roll, 1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477938 The Confederate States of America Army may have created the position of Purchasing Commissary of Subsistence to oversee the distribution of food and other supplies to the Co...

United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 54th (1863-1865)

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United States. Army. Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery, 1st (1861-1864)

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Josiah Porter was captain of the 1st Massachusetts Light Artilery Battery. From the description of Letters and documents, 1861-1892 [microform]. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 41075619 ...

Andersonville Prison

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United States. Army. Rhode Island Infantry Regiment, 5th (1861-1863)

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Haines, John M., b. ca. 1841.

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