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Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Object ID
Constable F048 I007
Description Level
Item
Collection
Constables' and Detectives' Bonds
Description
Bonds posted by constables, showing names of constable and surety; date and amount of bond; conditions of obligation; signatures of constable, surety, and witnesses; and date filed. Arr. chron. by date filed. No index. Hdw. and typed on ptd. fm.
Admin/Biographical History
The County of Lancaster has given LancasterHistory.org custodial responsibility of this collection.
System of Arrangement
Arranged by year; alphabetical by surname with in year.
Constables' Bonds: 1809, 1811, 1825, 1826, 1829, 1830-1849, 1875, 1888, 1893-1924.
Detectives' Bonds: 1890-1896, 1900, 1902, 1903, 1906, 1927
Includes: Remonstrations, affirmations, petitions, bonds, receipts, notices.
Creation Date
1809-1927, inc.
Date of Accumulation
1809-1927, inc.
Year
1899
Creator
Clerk of Courts of Lancaster County
People
Miller, William J.
Shupp, George E.
Search Terms
Constables' Bonds
Detectives' Bonds
Bonds
Ephrata Twp.
Place
Ephrata Twp.
Extent
4 boxes, 2 cu. ft.
Object Name
Bond, Legal
Language
English
Condition
Good
Object ID
Constable F048 I007
Classification
RG 02-00 0558
Location
LancasterHistory.org
Room
Archives West 1
Box Number
001
Additional Notes
Additional name: William J. Miller.
1 item, 1 piece
Access Conditions / Restrictions
Request at Reference Desk; photocopy or PDF made by staff member.
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The training of an army : Camp Curtin and the North's Civil War

https://collections.lancasterhistory.org/en/permalink/lhdo1882
Author
Miller, William J.,
Date of Publication
1990.
Call Number
973.7448 M652
ISBN
094259715X (alk. paper) :
Author
Miller, William J.,
Place of Publication
Shippensburg, PA
Publisher
White Mane Pub. Co.,
Date of Publication
1990.
Physical Description
xv, 334 p., [1] leaf of plates : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Notes
Includes bibliographical references (p. 315-324) and index.
Summary
"Camp Curtin is forgotten today by nearly all except die-hard Civil War buffs. Yet during almost five years of operation, more than 300,000 Union soldiers passed through there, making it the largest of the makeshift camps of rendezvous and training set up near major northern cities. In this well-researched chronicle, Miller examines why the camp became 'the most important military post in what was arguably the state most important to the North's war effort.' Named for Andrew Curtin, the tireless pro-Union governor of Pennsylvania, the post was strategically crucial because of its proximity to Washington and Harper's Ferry. Roughly similar to a boot camp, it had the thankless task of instilling discipline into its idealistic but raw volunteers and draftees. Although Miller follows these soldiers as they entered the war's maelstrom at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, and Petersburg, he writes more vividly about their rude introduction to army regimen at the camp itself, particularly in the disorganized early days of the war." [Kirkus Reviews]
Subjects
United States. - Army - History
Military training camps - Pennsylvania - Harrisburg Region
Camp Curtin (Pa.) - History.
Harrisburg Region (Pa.) - History.
Pennsylvania - History - Civil War, 1861-1865.
Location
Lancaster History Library - Book
Call Number
973.7448 M652
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