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Charles Smith Hamilton and Sylvester Smith papers

Charles Smith Hamilton and Sylvester Smith papers

Descriptive Summary

Title: Charles Smith Hamilton and Sylvester Smith papers
Creator: Smith, Sylvester, active 1862-1865
Inclusive Dates: 1839-1905
Language(s): English
Extent: 9 folder(s)
Collection Number: ms1731
Repository: Hargrett Library

Collection Description

Historical Note

Sylvester Smith was a Union army soldier with Company E of the 113th New York Infantry Regiment, which became the 7th New York Artillery Regiment during the American Civil War.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of papers of Charles Smith Hamilton and Sylvester Smith. Papers of Charles Smith Hamilton include a handwritten copy of a letter to President Lincoln, signed by over 100 men, regarding Hamilton's removal from their command; handwritten copy of Battle of Iuka, by Hamilton; and a memoriam pamphlet published at Hamilton's death describing his military career.

Papers of Sylvester Smith consists of correspondence, mainly from Smith to his Wife, Mary E. Smith, written from Maryland, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington, regarding camp life, other soldiers, rumors, troop position, money matters, his wife's correspondence, and problems coping with his extended absence. Also included are some Smith family letters, financial records of Sylvester Smith, and the diary of Major James Hart Purdy.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Charles Smith Hamilton and Sylvester Smith papers, ms 1731. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Finding Aid Publication

Finding aid prepared on: 2017.

Related Materials and Subjects

Subject Terms

Hamilton, Charles Smith, 1822-1891
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

11Charles Smith Hamilton papers, 1851-1891
12Major James H. Purdy diary, 1863
13Sylvester Smith correspondence, 1862
14Sylvester Smith correspondence, 1863
15Sylvester Smith correspondence, 1864
17Sylvester Smith correspondence, Undated
18Mr. and Mrs. Sylvester Smith correspondence, 1847-1889
16Sylvester Smith correspondence, 1865
19Sylvester Smith financial and miscellaneous papers, 1839-1905