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Collection
Quarter Sessions
Title
Quarter Sessions
Object ID
AUG 1795 F010 QS
Date Range
1795/08
Collection
Quarter Sessions
Title
Quarter Sessions
System of Arrangement
Organized by Court of Quarter Sessions term.
Arranged by case number within each term.
Date Range
1795/08
Year
1795
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives West
People
Lafferty, Francis
Morgan, James
Moskin, Jeremiah
Subcategory
Documentary Artifact
Search Terms
Quarter Sessions
Recognizance
Charge: purchasing United States Army uniform
Soldiers
Uniforms
United States Army
Object Name
Record, Judicial
Language
English
Condition
Fair
Object ID
AUG 1795 F010 QS
Additional Notes
Recognizance, charged with purchasing uniform clothing from a United States Army soldier, James Morgan.
Additional name: Jeremiah [Moskin].
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy made by staff member.
Classification
RG 02-00 0908
Description Level
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Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Civil War Collection
Object ID
MG0018
Date Range
1859-1990
  1 document  
Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Civil War Collection
Description
The Civil War Collection consists of material acquired over many years from different sources. Coverage is of Lancaster County soldiers and of daily life in the county during the Civil War. The collection contains records of various military units, family correspondence, "Home Front" papers, Civil War era diaries, the Captain John R. Bricker/Dept. of Commissary papers, celebration and reunion materials, images, newspaper clippings, and general orders.
System of Arrangement
The collection is organized by category into ten series.
The oversized documents of Series A, C, F, and H are oversized and filed flat in Box 4.
Series A Military Units: Series A contains documents of military units, including muster rolls, enlistment papers, discharge certificates, assignment and promotion records, and papers of individual soldiers and officers.
Pennsylvania Volunteers
Pennsylvania Militia
Certificate of State Regiments
U.S. Regiments
Series B Civil War Families
Benjamin Reed Family
Soldier's Letters
Series C The Lancaster Home Front
The Bounty Funds
Pension Claims
Articles
Letters
Series D Lancaster Notables
Series E Civil War Era Diaries
Series F The Captain John R. Bricker/Dept. of PA Commissary Papers
Series G Celebrations & Reunions
Series H Appendix
Articles, Photographic Prints, Blank Forms
Series I Printed General Orders
Series J Books
Date Range
1859-1990
Year Range From
1859
Year Range To
1990
Date of Accumulation
1859-1990
Creator
LancasterHistory (Organization)
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
People
Clark, James
Fass, John
Flick, Henry
Harris, Samuel
Hess, Martin D., Mrs.
Watson, George W.
Subjects
Letters
Soldiers
Soldiers, Black
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army
United States. Army--Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
Search Terms
Autobiographies
Civil War
Discharge papers
Finding aids
Manuscript groups
Memoirs
Muster rolls
Persons of color
Soldiers
Soldiers, Black
United States Army
Extent
15 boxes, 212 folders, 11 books, 9 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0018
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Abraham H. Good Family Papers (MG0542)
Henry Seiger's Civil War Letters (MG0570)
Lewis Jones Family Papers (MG0541)
Robert Clark Morrison Family Papers (MG0543)
Springer Family Letters (MG0540)
William M. McClure Family Papers (MG0544)
William McCaskey Civil War Letters (MG0355)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Civil War Collection (MG0018), Series #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Restrictions are noted at the item level.
Copyright
Collection may not be photocopied. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at research@lancasterhistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-18
Classification
MG0018
Description Level
Fonds
Custodial History
Much of the collection was cataloged prior to 1997. Added to database 23 March 2022.
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What this cruel war was over : soldiers, slavery, and the Civil War

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo16817
Author
Manning, Chandra.
Date of Publication
2007.
Call Number
973.74 M283
Responsibility
Chandra Manning.
ISBN
9780307264824
0307264823
Author
Manning, Chandra.
Place of Publication
New York
Publisher
Alfred A. Knopf,
Date of Publication
2007.
Physical Description
350 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. [311]-332) and index.
Contents
"Lincoln and liberty": why an antislavery president meant war -- "Richmond is a hard road to travel": gaps between expectations and experience -- "Kingdom coming in the year of Jubilo": revolution and resistance -- "Mine years have seen the glory": the war and the hand of God -- "Many are the hearts that are weary tonight": the war in 1864 -- "Slavery's chain done broke at last": the coming of the end -- Conclusion: what this cruel war was over.
Summary
Chandra Manning uses letters, diaries, and regimental newspapers to take the reader inside the minds of Civil War soldiers-black and white, Northern and Southern-as they fought and marched across a divided country. With stunning poise and narrative verve, Manning explores how the Union and Confederate soldiers came to identify slavery as the central issue of the war and what that meant for a tumultuous nation. [from the publisher]
Subjects
United States. - Army - History
Confederate States of America. - Army - History.
Soldiers - United States
Soldiers - Confederate States of America
Slavery - United States
Slavery - Confederate States of America
Public opinion - United States
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Causes.
United States - Race relations - History - 19th century.
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Social aspects.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
973.74 M283
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Collection
Lebkicher Family Civil War Letters and Discharge Papers
Title
Letter from John B. Lebkicher to brother
Object ID
MG0258_F003_In04
Date Range
1862/06/21
  2 images  
Collection
Lebkicher Family Civil War Letters and Discharge Papers
Title
Letter from John B. Lebkicher to brother
Description
John B. Lebkicher to brother from Camp 79 Pennsylvania, describing the treatment of a dissenting soldier.
Date Range
1862/06/21
Creation Date
21 June 1862
Creator
Lebkicher, John B., 1837-1892
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 06
People
Lebkicher, John B.
Subjects
Letters
Personal correspondence
Soldiers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 79th (1861-1865)
Search Terms
Civil War
Correspondence, Personal
Letters
Soldiers
United States Army
79th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (1861-1865)
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0258_F003_In04
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Lebkicher Family Civil War Letters and Discharge Papers (MG0258) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/4b929d84-1c6a-4e1f-8bc2-523672636170
Notes
Preferred Citation: Letter from Edward M. Lebkicher to his father, 25 September 1864, Lebkicher Family Civil War Letters and Discharge Papers (MG0258), MG0258_F009_In17, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact research@lancasterhistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact research@lancasterhistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
1998.MG0258
Other Numbers
MG-258
Other Number
MG-258, Folder 3, Insert 4
Classification
MG0258
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Cataloged by JM. Added to database 30 June 2022.
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Collection
Thaddeus Stevens Collection
Title
Military History of Thaddeus Stevens, Jr.
Object ID
MG0115_P01_F017_In01
Date Range
No date
  1 document  
Collection
Thaddeus Stevens Collection
Title
Military History of Thaddeus Stevens, Jr.
Description
Book excerpts. "Military History of Thaddeus Stevens, Jr.," comprised of several excerpted sections of History of Pennsylvania Volunteers, Samuel Bates. Accounts of units in which Stevens served, including 122nd Pennsylvania, a regular infantry unit, and the 50th Pennsylvania, an emergency militia unit formed during the Gettysburg campaign. Typewritten copy. [By Elsie Singmaster Lewars.]
Date Range
No date
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 03
People
Bates, Samuel
Lewars, Elsie Singmaster
Stevens, Thaddeus, Jr.
Subjects
Soldiers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 122nd (1862-1863)
United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865)
Search Terms
Biographies
Civil War
Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 122nd (1862-1863)
Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 50th (1861-1865)
Soldiers
Stevens and Smith Center
Extent
1 item, 10 pages to scan
Object Name
History
Language
English
Object ID
MG0115_P01_F017_In01
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Thaddeus Stevens Collection (MG0115_P01) https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/fc4d62c6-ef85-4f0f-bfb8-361140325885
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Thaddeus Stevens Collection (MG0115), Part 1, Folder # or Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-115
Other Number
MG-115, Part 1, Folder 17, Insert 1
Classification
MG0115
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Added to database 10 July 2023.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Certification of military service for George W. Watson
Object ID
MG0018_SerA_F123
Date Range
1959
  2 documents  
Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Certification of military service for George W. Watson
Description
Certification of military service for George W. Watson as private in the 22nd Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, Co. H, 1864-1865. Issued by the Department of Military Affairs, Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, 1959.
Date Range
1959
Creation Date
1959
Creator
Pennsylvania. Adjutant-General’s Office
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
Storage Container
Box 0003
People
Biddle, Anthony Joseph Drexel, Jr.
Watson, George W.
Subjects
Soldiers
Soldiers, Black
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army
Search Terms
Civil War
Persons of color
Soldiers
Soldiers, Black
United States Army
Extent
1 item, 2 pages to scan
Object Name
Certificate
Language
English
Object ID
MG0018_SerA_F123
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Civil War Collection (MG0018), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish. There is no fee for publication.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-18
Other Number
MG-18, Series A, Folder 123
Classification
MG0018
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Added to database 23 March 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Letter from James Clark to Mrs. Martin D. Hess
Object ID
MG0018_SerA_F124_In01
Date Range
1864/03/08
  2 documents  
Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Letter from James Clark to Mrs. Martin D. Hess
Description
Letter from James Clark to Mrs. Martin D. Hess, Lancaster, reporting that he is well, has had enough of the war, and that they would like letters from home. "…take me out of this damd dirty hole for I cannot stand it verry long…" With envelope.
Date Range
1864/03/08
Creation Date
8 March 1864
Creator
Clark, James
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
Storage Container
Box 0003
People
Clark, James
Hess, Martin D., Mrs.
Subjects
Letters
Soldiers
Soldiers, Black
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army
Search Terms
Civil War
Letters
Persons of color
Soldiers
Soldiers, Black
United States Army
Extent
2 items, 4 pages to scan
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0018_SerA_F124_In01
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Letter to Samuel Harris (MG0018_SerA_F124_In02)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Civil War Collection (MG0018), Series #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL if applicable. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-18
Other Number
MG-18, Series A, Folder 124, Insert 1
Classification
MG0018
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
One of two letters discovered in 1988 in the collections of the Lancaster History with Justice of the Peace records from 1873. Added to database 23 March 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Letter to Samuel Harris
Object ID
MG0018_SerA_F124_In02
Date Range
1865/03/10
  2 documents  
Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Letter to Samuel Harris
Description
Letter to Samuel Harris reporting that the writer has been unwell since he joined the army, they are with Gen. Sherman and about to take Richmond, and he would like paper and stamps, and word from home. "…we are goin to take Richmon and Army men will fall…" Sent in the care of George [Steinhauser] to Samuel Harris, hospital, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. With envelope.
Date Range
1865/03/10
Creation Date
10 March 1865
Creator
Unknown
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
Storage Container
Box 0003
People
Harris, Samuel
Steinhauser, George
Subjects
Letters
Soldiers
Soldiers, Black
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army
Search Terms
Civil War
Letters
Persons of color
Soldiers
Soldiers, Black
United States Army
Extent
2 items, 6 pages to scan
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0018_SerA_F124_In02
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Letter from James Clark to Mrs. Martin D. Hess (MG0018_SerA_F124_In01)
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Civil War Collection (MG0018), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Other Numbers
MG-18
Other Number
MG-18, Series A, Folder 124, Insert 2
Classification
MG0018
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
One of two letters discovered in 1988 in the collections of the Lancaster History with Justice of the Peace records from 1873. Added to database 24 March 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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Collection
Harold Morrin Collection
Title
Harold Morrin Collection, Series 1 World War II Letters
Object ID
MG0358_S01
Date Range
1943-1946
, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. People: Morrin, Gerald W. Morrin, Harold B. Morrin, Hilda M. Erisman Morrin, Ivan R. Subject Headings: Letters Soldiers Travel United States. Army United States. Army--Military life
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Collection
Harold Morrin Collection
Title
Harold Morrin Collection, Series 1 World War II Letters
Description
Series 1 of the Harold Morrin Collection contains correspondence from Harold Morrin to his mother, Mrs. Hilda M. Morrin, in Millersville, during World War II. Harold enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1943 and was discharge in 1946. In these letters, he writes about army life; traveling in the United States, England, and France; and his social life.
Admin/Biographical History
Harold Morrin served in the U. S. Army during World War II, from 1943-1946. "He was a graduate of Franklin & Marshall College and was active in the local civic community. He was the past president of the following: Lancaster County Philatelic Society, Lancaster County Bird Club, North Museum Associates and Lancaster Chapter of Administrative Management Society, Millersville Borough Council, and vice president of Lancaster County Boroughs Association. He was Past Director of the Tanger Arboretum, the Lancaster County Wildlife Rehabilitation Center and Lancaster County Elementary Envirothon. He also was past board member of the National Association of Accountants. Harold was active in Boy Scouts of America with Troop 45. In 1961, he was on the steering committee and board member of the Millersville Bicentennial."
https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/83211522/harold-b-morrin, accessed 22 December 2023.
System of Arrangement
Series 1 WWII Letters, 1943-1946
Series 2 Birding Records, 1962-2004
Series 3 Family Papers, 1879-2000
Date Range
1943-1946
Creation Date
1943-1946
Year Range From
1943
Year Range To
1946
Creator
Morrin, Harold B., 1923-2012
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 09
People
Morrin, Gerald W.
Morrin, Harold B.
Morrin, Hilda M. Erisman
Morrin, Ivan R.
Other Creators
Morrin, Hilda M. Erisman, 1899-1977
Subjects
Letters
Soldiers
Travel
United States. Army
United States. Army--Military life
World War, 1939-1945
Search Terms
Aberdeen, Harford County, Maryland
Correspondence
England
Finding aids
Letters
Manuscript groups
Soldiers
Texarkana, Bowie County, Texas
United States Army
V-mail
World War II
WWII
Extent
2 boxes, 28 folders, 1 cubic ft.
Object Name
Archive
Language
English
Object ID
MG0358_S01
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Related Item Notes
Harold Morrin Collection, Series 2 Birding Records (MG0358_S02)
Harold Morrin Collection, Series 3 Family Papers (MG0358_S03)
World War II Collection (MG0067)
Photograph Collection
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Collection Title (MG#), Series #, Box #, Folder #, (or Object ID), LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Collection may be photographed. Please direct questions to Research Center Staff at Research@LancasterHistory.org.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2004.MG0358S01
Other Numbers
MG-358, Series 1
Classification
MG0358
Description Level
Series
Custodial History
Added to database 22 December 2023.
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Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Letter from John Fass to friend
Object ID
MG0018_SerB_F003
Date Range
1865/05/24
  2 documents  
Collection
Civil War Collection
Title
Letter from John Fass to friend
Description
Letter from John Fass to friend. Fass reported for duty in Lancaster in March 1865 and his unit moved to Philadelphia, Harper's Ferry, Martinsburg, Charlestown, Shenandoah Valley, Winchester, Stevenson Station, and Summit Point. He mentions that Richmond was taken. He describes the natural resources so prevalent in Virginia, which is not as developed as Lancaster County. Compares the slave quarters he has seen in Virginia to hog pens in Pennsylvania.
Date Range
1865/05/24
Creation Date
24 May 1865
Creator
Fass, John
Storage Location
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, PA
Storage Room
Archives South
Storage Wall
Side 01
Storage Container
Box 0003
People
Fass, John
Subjects
Letters
Slavery
Soldiers
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army
Search Terms
Civil War
Letters
Persons of color
Soldiers
United States Army
Extent
1 item, 4 pages to scan
Object Name
Letter
Language
English
Object ID
MG0018_SerB_F003
Location of Originals
LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Notes
Preferred Citation: Title or description of item, date (day, month, year), Civil War Collection (MG0018), Object ID, LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania. URL. Date accessed (day, month, year).
LancasterHistory is committed to preserving and providing access to materials chronicling Lancaster County's heritage. As a historical resource, this document reflects the racial prejudices and actions of the era. In order to maintain the historical integrity and context of collection items, LancasterHistory does not censor historical documents or edit language, titles, or organization names when transcribing original content.
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Please use digital images and transcriptions when available. Original documents may be used by appointment--contact Research@LancasterHistory.org prior to visit.
Copyright
Images have been provided for research purposes only. Please contact Research@LancasterHistory.org for a high-resolution image and permission to publish.
LancasterHistory retains the rights to the digital images and content presented. The doctrine of fair use allows limited use of copyrighted material without permission from the copyright holder. Fair use includes comment, criticism, teaching, and private scholarship. Any images and data downloaded, printed or photocopied for these purposes should provide a citation. All other uses beyond those allowed by fair use require written permission.
Permission for reproduction and/or publication must be obtained in writing from LancasterHistory. Persons wishing to publish any material from this site must assume all responsibility for identifying and satisfying any claimants of copyright or other use restrictions. Publication fees may apply.
Credit
Courtesy of LancasterHistory, Lancaster, Pennsylvania.
Accession Number
2004.MG0018.B3
Other Numbers
MG-18
Other Number
MG-18, Series B, Folder 3
Classification
MG0018
Description Level
Item
Custodial History
Added to database 24 March 2022.
Digitization of this document was funded by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, PHMC Appl ID # 202010016624, 2020-2023.
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