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Guide to the Union Army Light Artillery, 5th New York Independent Battery records 1978.008

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Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik and Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on October 25, 2011
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Descriptive Summary

 
Creator: Grand Army of the Republic. George C. Strong Post No. 534 (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.).
Creator: United States. Army. New York Artillery. Independent Battery, 5th (1861-1865).
Title: Union Army Light Artillery, 5th New York Independent Battery records
Dates [inclusive]: 1861-1865, circa 1912
Abstract: The Union Army Light Artillery, 5th New York Independent Battery records consist mainly of muster rolls for the period 1861-1865, covering the unit's service during the Civil War. In addition to periodic muster rolls, the collection also holds the unit's initial muster-in roll and the 1864 muster-out roll from the conclusion of the unit's initial term of service. Additional items include rolls of absentees and deserters, and discharge, furlough and other documents of Private (later 2nd Lieutenant) William H. Cornell. Finally, the collection includes the printed roster and by-laws of the Brooklyn (N.Y.) George C. Strong Post No. 534 of the Grand Army of the Republic, circa 1910 with annotated updates through circa 1912.
Quantity: 3.0 Linear feet in one oversize flat box.
Language of Materials: Materials in English.
Call Phrase: 1978.008
Sponsor: This collection was processed and described as part of the project, "Uncovering the Secrets of Brooklyn's 19th Century Past: Creation to Consolidation," funded by the Council on Library and Information Resources, with additional support from The Gladys Krieble Delmas Foundation.