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Arthur M. Stone Letters, RG 299

Listed by: M. Olliff
Date: 6-14-2000

Collection Size 41 items

Biographical Sketch: Stone served with Company E, 34th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. The 34th was organized in July and August 1862, and spent most of its first year encamped in the Washington, DC area. From October 1963 through the end of the war, the 34th saw combat in Virginia. Companies E and K each had a Medal of Honor winner for action in the Battle of Petersburg, April 2, 1865.

Scope / Content: Letters from Stone from various places in Virginia to his family in Spencer, Mass. Unless otherwise specified, the letters are addressed to "My Dear Mother."


CALENDAR:

Folder 1:  1862
From Fort Lyon, [Alexandria, VA], February 6, 1862

From Camp Casey, Arlington Heights, VA, August 20, 1862

From Camp Worchester, Alexandria, VA, September 2, 1862 (to Dear Mother & Harry)

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, September 20, 1862

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, October 5, 1862

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, October 15, 1862

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, October 26, 1862

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, November 9, 1862

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, December 22, 1862

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, December 26, 1862

Folder 2:  1863
From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, January 4, 1863

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, January 12, 1863

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, January 21, 1863

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, January 28, 1863

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, February 12, 1863

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, March 5, 1863

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, March 11, 1863

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, March 25, 1863

From Fort Lyon, Alexandria, VA, April 23, 1863

From Harpers Ferry, VA, July 22, 1863

From Harpers Ferry, VA, July 30, 1863

From Harpers Ferry, VA, August 16, 1863

From Harpers Ferry, VA, November 11, 1863

From Harpers Ferry, VA, November 15, 1863

From Harpers Ferry, VA, November 21, 1863

From Harpers Ferry, VA, December 13, 1863

Folder 3:  1864
From Harpers Ferry, VA, January 27, 1864

From Harpers Ferry, VA, January 31, 1864

From Harpers Ferry, VA, February 9, 1864

From Subsistence Office, Harpers Ferry, VA, February 21, 1864

From Subsistence Office, Harpers Ferry, VA, April 17, 1864

From Subsistence Office, Harpers Ferry, VA, June 2, 1864

From Subsistence Office, Harpers Ferry, VA, June 10, 1864

From Subsistence Office, Harpers Ferry, VA, August 11, 1864 (photocopy)

From Subsistence Office, Harpers Ferry, VA, December 23, 1864

Folder 4:  1865
From Subsistence Office, Harpers Ferry, VA, February 10, 1865

From Subsistence Office, Harpers Ferry, VA, March 22, 1865

Folder 5: Undated and fragments
To "Dear Mother" describing torrential rain and storm of previous night. Blew down Captain's tent and soaked all bread products in Cook's tent.

To "Dear Brother Harry," printed rather then written in script. Asks about onset of winter, school. Asks for another letter.

From "Camp near Fort Ramsay on Upton Hill, May 7" to "My Dear Mother" describing camp life.

From "Capitol Hill, Washington DC, July 5th" to "My Dear Mother" describing July 4th celebration.


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