The Resource Crofut-Humiston family papers

Crofut-Humiston family papers

Label
Crofut-Humiston family papers, 1855-1862
Title
Crofut-Humiston family papers
Inclusive dates
1855-1862
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1855-1862, of the Crofut and Humiston families of Broome County, New York, including an account, correspondence, and poetry. Most of the collection consists of letters written by Charles K. Crofut (ca. 1838-1862) to his sister Almira Crofut (1832-1915), while he was serving with the 89th New York Infantry on Roanoke Island, North Carolina, and also in Washington, D.C. and near Harpers Ferry. Topics include health, impending battles, marches, duration of the war and his confidence in victory, pay, rations, and supplies. Crofut also writes about the collision of the steamers "West Point" and "George Peabody" on 13 August 1862, and his regiment's heavy fighting at the Battle of Sharpsburg
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Action
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Biographical or historical data
Charles K. Crofut was born ca. 1838, and was the son of Ezra M. Crofut and Tameson Knowlton of Broome County, New York. He enlisted on 14 October 1861 and was mustered into the 89th New York Infantry. He died of disease at Falmouth, Virginia on 24 December 1862. His sister Almira Crofut was born on 17 June 1832. She married Lewis Humiston (1816-1898), and died on 5 November 1915.
Cataloging source
VIC
Label
Crofut-Humiston family papers
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
27
Governing access note
There are no access restrictions
Immediate source of acquisition
Litchfield, Dr. David L. and Gwynne R.
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001668373
Type of unit
p.

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