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Guide to the Committee of Reception to the Crews of the Frigates "Cumberland" and "Congress" records 1977.313

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Creator: Committee of Reception to the Crews of the Frigates Cumberland and Congress.
Title: Committee of Reception to the Crews of the Frigates "Cumberland" and "Congress" records
Dates [inclusive]: 1862-1869
Dates [bulk]: Bulk, 1862
Abstract: The collection consists of records relating to New York City's Committee of Reception to the Crews of the Frigates "Cumberland" and "Congress." The committee was organized to raise money to aid survivors of the ships that were destroyed in March 1862 by the Confederate ironclad "Virginia" at Hampton Roads, Virginia, during the Civil War. The material in the collection dates mostly from 1862. It includes records concerning the determination of eligibility for claim payments, such as lists of survivors and seamen lost; correspondence regarding the relief funds; certifications of claimants regarding their identity and service on the frigates; and acknowledgements of funds received. The collection also includes donor lists and bills related to the fundraising effort.
Quantity: 0.2 Linear feet in 8 folders in one manuscript box and one flat box
Language of Materials: Materials are in English.
Text [Box]: 2 (oversize)
Container: 8
Text [Box]: 1 (A0063)
Container: 1-7
Call Phrase: 1977.313