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United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 36th (1862-1865)



  • Existence: 1862 - 1865

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Walter A. Chapman papers

Call Number: MS 892
Overview: Letters and diary of Walter A. Chapman (1840-1865) describing his experience as a member of the 36th regiment, his participation in numerous battles (1862-1864), and the hardships of camp life due to shortages of food, clothing, and medicines. In 1864 he became lieutenant of a brigade of black troops and describes their conduct in a battle at Blakely, Alabama in April, 1865. The diary covers the period January, 1863 to March, 1864.
Dates: 1856-1865