Guide to the Charles E. Jewett Letters, 1859-1864

Collection number: MC 123
Size: 1 box (0.25 cu.ft.)

About Charles E. Jewett

Charles E. Jewett, a 23 year-old resident of Gilford, N.H., joined the 2nd N.H. Regiment on April 20, 1861. He re-enlisted for three years on May 22, 1861. Jewett, a private, was killed at the 2nd Battle of Manassas on August 29, 1862.

About the Charles E. Jewett Letters

Primarily contains Jewett’s war-time (23) letters to his brother and sister-in-law. Also included: notice from Sergeant Hugh R. Richardson of Jewett’s death; a letter from Charles Chesley of the 2nd Mass. Heavy Artillery (Dec. 21, 1864); and an unrelated letter to John A. Jewett, dated October 13, 1859

See also: Haynes, Martin A. A History of the Second Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion (Lakeport, N.H.: n.p., 1896)

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

This collection is open

Copyright Notice

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Preferred Citation

[Identification of item], Charles E. Jewett Letters, 1859-1864, MC 123, Milne Special Collections and Archives, University of New Hampshire Library, Durham, NH, USA

Acquisitions Information

Donated: Charles A. Jellison, Oct. 1960, transferred to the library by Professor Robert Gilmore (Accession number: 25)

Collection Contents

Box 1
Box 1, Folder 114 letters from C.E. Jewett, May 11-Dec. 30, 1861
Box 1, Folder 29 letters from C.E. Jewett, Hugh R. Richardson to John Jewett, Jan. 15-July 14, 1862, Sept. 16, 1862
Box 1, Folder 32 letters to John Jewett plus 10 stamped envelopes.
Box 1, Folder 4Transcriptions (typescript) of the letters.
Collection
Hugh R. Richardson to John Jewett, Sept. 16, 1862

Formats

Letters & Postcards