The Resource !UNKNOWN LABEL

!UNKNOWN LABEL

Label
1864-1865, 1891
Inclusive dates
1864-1865, 1891
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Language
eng
Summary
Papers, 1864-1865, principally consisting of the Civil War correspondence sent from Dow M. Webster (1826-1904), 1st New York Engineers, in camp in Chesterfield County, Virginia, to his wife Amanda Rosette Webster (1828-1910) in Ostego County, New York. Topics include family matters and their three children Ella, Ida May, and Ralph Dow Webster, adjustments to life on the home front, camp life, the Siege of Petersburg and Richmond, military engineer duties, troop movements, women's education, and a description of his living quarters. There are also letters written from Amanda Rosette Webster to her husband concerning family matters, home life and farm work. Transcripts for the letters from Webster to his wife are also contained herein. There are also two letters, 14 and 24 October 1891, from a Webster family member in Washington, D. C., to Ralph Dow Webster (1864-1913) in New York containing a brief Webster family history and genealogy
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Biographical or historical data
Dow Miron Webster was born 9 Mar 1826 in Stone Arabia, Montgomery County, New York, the son of Miron Noah and Armenia Bivens Webster. He married Amanda Rosette Fellows in July 1846. The couple reared three children, Ella, Ida May, and Ralph Dow Webster. Webster enlisted in 1st New York Engineers, Company E, on 30 August 1864 and mustered out on 30 June 1865. He died 15 February 1904.
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Vi
Form designation
Papers
Label
!UNKNOWN LABEL
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
38
Immediate source of acquisition
Scott J. Winslow Associates
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000504551
Type of unit
  • leaves and 94
  • p.

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