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Guide to the John Kissam papers 1974.133

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

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Creator: Kissam, John
Title: John Kissam papers
Dates [inclusive]: 1778-1823; 1864-1868
Abstract: The John Kissam papers (1778-1823; 1864-1868) principally include correspondence and orders to Major Kissam, a Loyalist, concerning the Queens County Militia during the British occupation of New York and Long Island during the American Revolution. The subjects relate mostly to the taking of property, especially wood-cutting; authorization for movements about Long Island and to New York; and meeting troop musters. There are a small number of post-war items concerning Kissam. The collection also includes election (1865) and discharge (1868) certificates for Corporal Platt Wiggins from the New York State National Guard and the August 1864 muster roll of Company K of the 12th Georgia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America.
Quantity: 0.1 Linear feet in 16 folders in one manuscript box
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Text [Box]: 1 (A0024)
Call Phrase: 1974.133