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The Whitney Family Civil War Letters collection contains 46 letters from the Civil War Era, 2 Freemason dues notices for Mariner T. Whitney, and four empty letter covers. 37 of the letters, written by Hiram R. Whitney, pertain to his military service and daily life with the 132nd New York Infantry Regiment. Two other letters, written by Henry J. Manning and John Marsh Young relate to their military service with the 11th New York Volunteer Cavalry and the 124th New York Infantry, respectively. John Marsh Young was the nephew of Ruhamah Irwin Whitney, the wife of Mariner T. Whitney. The remaining letters, written by Ann Almira Whitney Manning and Louisa Lennox Whitney Wright to their brother, Mariner, relate to various family concerns.
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0.25 cubic feet
Civil War, New York, Infantry, Union, Union Army, North Carolina, Battle of Petersburg, Freemasons
Military and Veterans Studies | Military History | United States History
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Russell, Danielle. "Guide to MS-287: Whitney Family Civil War Letters" (June 2022). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.