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).
|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.|