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Guide to the Letters of Oren Colby, 1863 - 1864Manuscript MS-967

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Guide to the Letters of Oren Colby, 1863 - 1864

Call Number:

Manuscript MS-967

Collection Dates:

1863 - 1864

Size of Collection:

1 box (0.25 linear ft.)


New Hampshire in the Civil War. Group of 21 letters, 59 total pages, dated August 1863 to March 1864, written by Oren G. Colby ( Company D, 12th New Hampshire).

Access to Collection:


Use & Access

The materials represented in this guide may be accessed through the Rauner Special Collections Library at Dartmouth College. Rauner Library is located in Webster Hall. The materials must be used on-site and may not leave Rauner Library.

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Access to Collection


Publication & Use

These materials may be protected by the U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.).

Introduction to the Collection

Contains one folder of 21 letters written during the Civil War by Oren G. Colby.


Oren G. Colby was a member of Company D, 12th Regiment New Hampshire V (Volunteers?)

He was wounded in the arm in battles fought on June 3rd and 4th, no year given

Box & Folder List

Box: 1, Dates: 1863-1864

The letters of Oren G. Colby [10 January 1863-28 March 1864] 21 letters to family from Point Lookout, Maryland. Letters contain requests for particular items or goods, discussion of items or monies being sent home, and general questions about home and family. Letters of interest in the collection notes guarding about a thousand Rebel prisoners and discussing plans for a fence and guard posts for the camp. One letter also notes Oren's 18th birthday.

Box Contents

  • There is no folder listing for this box.

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