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Guide to the Papers of David Edward Cronin
1861-1910
  MS 670.9

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Container List

Series II. Cavalry Album

Scope and Contents note

This series contains mostly items related to Civil War cavalry units collected by Cronin, then inlaid and bound together as the "Cavalry Album." The pages were, at some point, disbound and foldered. The folder level arrangement of the album has been retained, though the original order of the items within the volume is unclear.

Some material in the Cavalry Album is arranged alphabetically by soldier, and includes correspondence, reminiscences, addresses, military documents, and published items. See container list for names. Cronin's folder contains a portrait and military documents. Some post-war correspondence (both Union and Confederate) has been filed separately.

Further material relating to soldiers, mostly portraits, is arranged by cavalry. Units from New York, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey are represented, as well as U.S. Cavalry. In addition, the Cavalry Album contains several portraits of army nurses, images of army camps, inventory reports, muster rolls, dispatches, orders, and newspaper clippings, especially those related to the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

This series also contains an incomplete draft manuscript of the "History of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry."

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 1 Folder : 1 Balmer, B.F.
"My Escape from Andersonville"

1904, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 2 Barnett, G.A.
Letters from Camp Butler, Newport News

1861
Box: 1 Folder : 3 Cronin, David E.
1861-1906
Box: 1 Folder : 4 Dean, William
Orders (bulk)

1858-1868
Box: 1 Folder : 5 Hunterson, John C.
Includes address at Gettysburg (1890)

1890, undated
Box: 1 Folder : 6 Kleinz, Christian
Military documents

1863-1866
Box: 1 Folder : 7 Lyon, Arthur P.
Article about Lyon, 15th Penn.

1905
Box: 2 Folder : 1 McMullan, Joseph A.
Letters

1862
Box: 2 Folder : 2 Murray, George
Letters to Cronin

1861-1862
Box: 2 Folder : 3 Pauli, Henry A.
1862-1864, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 4 Platt, George C.
Reminiscences, portrait

1899, undated
Box: 2 Folder : 5 Richardson, G.W.
Passes

1862-1863
Box: 2 Folder : 6 Smith, Edwin J.
Portrait, reminiscences, scattered wartime diary pages

1861-1864, 1894
Box: 2 Folder : 7 Spang, William
"Search for Jefferson Davis and the capture of General Braxton Bragg"

1865, undated
Box: 3 Folder : 1 Speese, A.J.
Letters, address given at Gettysburg (1901)

1895-1901
Box: 3 Folder : 2 Strang, E.B.
 Sunshine and Shadows of the Late Civil War (1898)

1898, 1902
Box: 3 Folder : 3 Tailof, [Iban]
Letters to Cronin

1861-1862
Box: 3 Folder : 4 Thomas, Hampton S.
"Some Personal Reminscences of Service in the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac"

1889
Box: 3 Folder : 5 Uber, George W.
Letters to Cronin, portrait

1899
Box: 3 Folder : 6 Wilkeson
Letters to Cronin

Undated
Box: 3 Folder : 7 War-time correspondence, Misc.
1861-1865, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Post-war Correspondence and Reminiscences
1892-1905, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Post-war Correspondence and Reminscences
1892-1905, undated
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Confederate Post-war Correspondence
1901
Box: 5 Folder : 1 "History of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry"--p. 2-98
[1905]
Box: 5 Folder : 2 "History of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry"--p. 100-200
[1905]
Box: 6 Folder : 1 "History of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry"--p. 206-300
[1905]
Box: 6 Folder : 2 "History of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry"--p. 301-399
[1905]
Box: 6 Folder : 3 "History of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry"--p. 400-499
[1905]
Box: 7 Folder : 1 "History of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry"--p. 500-599
[1905]
Box: 7 Folder : 2 "History of the Fifteenth Pennsylvania Cavalry"--p. 600-700
[1905]
Box: 8 Folder : 1 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry--Reminiscences
1904
Box: 8 Folder : 2 15th Pennsylvania Cavalry--Reminscences
[1904]
Box: 9 Folder : 1 1st N.Y. Mounted Rifles--Portraits
1890, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 2 10th N.Y. Cavalry--Portraits, Proceedings of 36th Reunion
1890, 1897, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 3 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Pennsylvania Cavalry--Portraits
1890, 1898, undated
Box: 9 Folder : 4 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry--"Constitution and By-Laws of Company H, Third Pennsylvania Cavalry with A Brief History and Muster Roll." Annotated by A.J. Speese
1907
Box: 10 Folder : 1 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry--Portraits
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 2 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry--Portraits (by company)
1895, undated
Box: 10 Folder : 3 6th, 8th, 11th, 13th, 15th, 20th Pennyslvania Cavalry--Portraits
Undated
Box: 10 Folder : 4 6th U.S. Cavalry--History
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 1 U.S. Cavalry--Portraits
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 2 N.J. Cavalry--Portraits
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 3 Misc. Regiments--Portraits
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 4 Confederates--Portraits
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 5 Portraits--Misc.
1899, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 6 Photographic Portraits--Misc.
Undated
Box: 11 Folder : 7 Nurses--Portraits (bulk)
1905, undated
Box: 11 Folder : 8 Camp Scenes--Photographs
1864-1866
Box: 11 Folder : 9 Camp Scenes
1861-1865
Box: 12 Folder : 1 Inventory Reports and Muster Rolls
1864-1866
Box: 12 Folder : 2 Dispatches
1863
Box: 12 Folder : 3 Orders
1862-1865
Box: 12 Folder : 4 Newspaper Clippings
1882-1900, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 1 Newspaper Clippings--Assassination of Abraham Lincoln
1896, 1902, undated
Box: 13 Folder : 2 Map--Capt. Wallen's Exploration, 1859 (Or, Ut, Id)
[1859]
Box: 13 Folder : 3 Misc. Items
1863-1907

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