Finding aid for the Regimental Papers of the Civil War


Repository: Western Reserve Historical Society
Creator: Palmer, William Pendleton
Title: Regimental Papers next hit of the Civil War
Dates: 1846-1908
Dates: 1861-1865
Extent: 16.00 linear feet (36 containers and 17 oversize volumes)
Abstract: William Pendleton Palmer (1861-1927) was President of the Western Reserve Historical Society, Cleveland, Ohio (1913-1927). The collection consists of American Civil War documents collected by Palmer, including military and personal correspondence, muster rolls, official orders, ordnance and quartermaster reports, casualty lists, memoirs, diaries, descriptions of the engagements in which various regiments took part, and papers dealing with veterans' organizations after the war. Half of the collection relates to Ohio volunteers, but there are papers from Union and Confederate regiments of thirty States. Includes material concerned with Negro regiments enlisted in the Southern States occupied by Union Armies, and a few references to the Mexican War and the 1850s. Collection features the James E. Taylor Sketchbook.
MS Number MS 2152
Location: closed stacks
Language: The records are in English