Guide to the Letters of the Perley F. Dodge, 1855 - 1863Manuscript MS-1114

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Title:

Guide to the Letters of the Perley F. Dodge, 1855 - 1863

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1114

Collection Dates:

1855 - 1863

Size of Collection:

1 box (.25 linear ft.)

Abstract:

Perly Dodge (d.1863) Union soldier. Contains correspondence home to family concerning his military service and personal issues.

Access to Collection:

Unrestricted.

Use & Access

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Access to Collection

Unrestricted.

Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

Contains letters home to family, both from school (Colby Academy, New London, NH) and from his service in H Company, 16th New Hampshire Volunteers of the Union Army. Dodge saw action at Port Hudson, LA and died of disease in New Orleans on June 16, 1863. Letters tell of his deployment and time in New York City while in transit south. Also contains instances of racist sentiment among a New England Union soldier.

Biography

Perley Dodge (d.1863) from New Boston, NH. 1st Sgt. in Company H, 16th New Hampshire Volunteers during Civil War. Attended Colby Academy in New London, NH and died of disease as a Union soldier in New Orleans, LA.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Correspondence, 1855-1863

Family Correspondence

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted.

Box: 1, Dates: 1855-1863

Contains correspondence home to family concerning his military service and personal issues.

Access Restrictions

Unrestricted

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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