Frederick G. Snelling papers, 1862 - 1864Manuscript MS-1232

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Frederick G. Snelling papers, 1862 - 1864

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-1232

Collection Dates:

1862 - 1864

Size of Collection:

1 box (.50 linear ft.)


Frederick G. Snelling (d. 1878) Assistant Army Surgeon. Contains correspondence, pencil sketches, journals, general orders, clippings and ephemera documenting his service for the Union during the Civil War.

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Use & Access

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Use Restrictions

Permission from Dartmouth College required for publication or reproduction.

Introduction to the Collection

The Frederick G. Snelling papers contain correspondence, journals, general orders, pencil sketches, clippings and ephemera documenting his service as an assistant surgeon with the 1st Regiment US Sharpshooters, 18th Army Corps, the Army of the Potomac and at Chesapeake General Hospital, during the Civil War.


Major Frederick G. Snelling, d. 1878. Graduate of New York University Medical College. Assistant Surgeon in the 1st Regiment US Sharpshooters, Union Army.

Series, Box & Folder List

Series 1, Papers, 1862-1864

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Box: 1, Dates: 1862-1864

Letters, journal, general orders, envelopes, pencil sketches and ephemera related to Snelling's service as a surgeon during the Civil War.

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Box Contents

  • Folder: 1, Envelopes and ephemera, circa 1862-1864
  • Folder: 2, General Order, circa 1863
  • Folder: 3, Correspondence: Letters to his parents, 1862
  • Folder: 4, Correspondence: Letters to his parents, March 1863-January 1864
  • Folder: 5, Correspondence: Letter to his parents, undated
  • Folder: 6, Correspondence: Ned Smith , 1862
  • Folder: 7, Correspondence: Ned Smith, 1863
  • Folder: 8, Correspondence: Letters from Snelling to unidentified, 1862-1863
  • Folder: 9, Correspondence: Letter from Snelling to Surgeon, 1862
  • Folder: 10, Correspondence: Letters to Snelling, 1862-1864
  • Folder: 11, Correspondence: Letter to Col. J. Parmer with record of service, 1864
  • Folder: 12, Fragments of letters and journals, undated
  • Folder: 13, "Journal of the Expedition to Charleston, etc..", 1863
  • Folder: 14, "My Journal, Camp of Destruction", 1862
  • Folder: 15, Pencil sketches, undated
  • Folder: 16, Pencil sketch of Battlefield, undated
  • Folder: 17, Clippings, circa 1863

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