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Guide to the Charles E. Jewett Letters, c.1837-1862

Letters, 1859-1864

MC 123

1 half box (36 items)

About Charles E. Jewett

Charles E. Jewett, a 23 year-old resident of Gilford, N.H., joined the 2nd N.H. Regiment on April 20, 1861. He re-enlisted for three years on May 22, 1861. Jewett, a private, was killed at the 2nd Battle of Manassas on August 29, 1862.

About the Charles E. Jewett Collection

Primarily contains Jewett’s war-time (23) letters to his brother and sister-in-law. Also included: notice from Sergeant Hugh R. Richardson of Jewett’s death; a letter from Charles Chesley of the 2nd Mass. Heavy Artillery (Dec. 21, 1864); and an unrelated letter to John A. Jewett, dated October 13, 1859.


Haynes, Martin A. A History of the Second Regiment New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, in the War of the Rebellion (Lakeport, N.H.: n.p., 1896).

Folder Listing

f.1 14 letters from C.E. Jewett, May 11-Dec. 30, 1861.
f.2 9 letters from C.E. Jewett, Jan. 15-July 14, 1862; Hugh R. Richardson to John Jewett, Sept. 16, 1862.
f.3 2 letters to John Jewett plus 10 stamped envelopes.
f.4 Transcriptions (typescript) of the letters.