Autograph letter signed. Letter between friends and officers. Update on military requests by Walker through Alden and local updates.
The downloadable file includes a scan of the handwritten letter, a note that provides more information about the document, and a typed transcript.
A collection of photocopies of a diary from a soldier in the Civil War who served in the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment and of articles from the Broadhead (Wisconsin) Independent, 1862-1866, about the 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment in which Daniel A. Rogers served. The articles in the Broadhead Independent were written by Thos. A. Jackson. Also included is a letter to Frank A. Rogers from Ed S. Miner written in 1913 about their time together in the war.
The Rogers family lived in Wisconsin during the time of the Civil War. Daniel A. Rogers was born in Somerset County, Maine and served in the 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. Daniel was the father of Franklin A. Rogers who served in the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment and the grandfather of Charlie Rogers.
Gift of Bonnie Rogers.
Danville Shaw Chadbourne
Copies of letters written by Chadbourne to his father Humphrey Chadbourne, his sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Osman Warren, and his sister Harriet Warren of Macwahoc, Maine. Letters were written from Bangor, Maine; Newport News, Va.; Baton Rouge, La.; Donaldsonville, Port Hudson, etc., and describe his service in the 22nd Maine Regiment. Date from his enrollment in Bangor, September 10, 1862 in the Twenty-Second Maine Regiment Infantry Company E until his discharge August 14, 1863.
Typescript also includes two pages of text copied from the 1882 edition of History of Penobscot County about the 22nd Regiment Infantry.
Danville Shaw Chadbourne was born in 1843 in Macwahoc, Maine, the son of Humphrey and Susan Hayden Chadbourne. He married Anna Orcutt in 1872 and was the father of Ava Harriet Chadbourne, Maine author and professor of education at the University of Maine. Danville Chadbourne died in 1920 at Mattawamkeag, Maine.
Joseph S. Donovan
Bill of lading dated Oct. 24, 1850 for shipment of ninety-three slaves from Baltimore to New Orleans on the ship John C. Calhoun, master Captain John C. Lowell. The slaves were to be delivered to J.M. Wilson in New Orleans. Document lists names of slaves, their ages and their price.
PDF provides scans of the original document (a printed form completed in handwriting) and a transcript prepared by Special Collections in 2021.
Part of the Francis O'Brien Collection purchased in 1968.