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Guide to the Franz Sigel Papers
1806-1930 (bulk 1848-1880)
 MS 565

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Collection processed by Corrinne Collett. Finding aid by Christine George.

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on September 23, 2018
English using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Container List

Series IV: Military Documents, 1856-1864, undated

Scope and Content

This series contains materials from Sigel's American military career, starting from his time in the New York militia through to his service as a general in the Civil War. There are maps, notes, roll books, fliers, reports, receipts, and certificates. This series is in English.

Subseries IV.A: New York State Militia Materials, 1856-circa 1858

Scope and Content

Within these subseries are roll books, rosters, notes, fliers, and other information pertaining to Sigel's time in the New York militia. This series is in English.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 9 New York State Militia
1856-c.1858

Subseries IV.B: Maps, Orders of Battle, and Notes, 1861-1864

Scope and Content

There are maps and other notes concerning military engagements. The maps within this subseries are small in size. This series is in English.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 10 Civil War Maps, Orders of Battle, Notes
1861-1864
Box: 8 Folder : 4 Civil War Maps, Order of Battle, Notes (oversized)
1849-1864
Box: 8 Folder : 5 Civil War Maps, Diagrams, and Notes, Gathered (oversized) 1887
1861-1887

Subseries IV.C: Reports, 1861-1862

Scope and Content

This series consists of reports and other documents recapping military excursions that took place during the Civil War. This subseries is in English.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 11 1861 Reports
1861
Box: 4 Folder : 12 Meysenburg Third Volunteer Regiment of Missouri: Enrolling List and Correspondence
1861
Box: 4 Folder : 13 1862 Reports
1862
Box: 5 Folder : 1 Report of the Battle of Pea Ridge, March 6th, 7th, and 8th, 1862
March 1862
Box: 5 Folder : 2 Report of the Battle at Pea Ridge, March 6th, 7th, and 8th, 1862 (copy)
March 1862
Box: 5 Folder : 3 1863-1864 Reports
1863-1864
Box: 5 Folder : 4 Report of the Missouri Expedition, Sterling Price
December 28, 1864
Box: 5 Folder : 5 Reports
no date
Box: 8 Folder : 6 Reports (oversized)
1861-1865

Subseries IV.D: Bills, Receipts, and Certificates, 1861-1864

Scope and Content

Within this subseries are a variety of bills, receipts, and certificates documenting military life during the Civil War. This subseries is in English.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 5 Folder : 6 Bills of the Quartermaster
June-September 1861
Box: 5 Folder : 7 Bills, Receipts, and Certificates
1861-1864

Subseries IV.E: Oversized Maps, 1862-1878, undated

Scope and Content

The oversized maps in this subseries were commissioned specifically by Sigel or document Sigel's campaign. There are four copies of Map of Route and Positions. These maps are stored in an oversized tube in 2NW Unit 5 A-B Top End.

Container 1     Title Date
Oversize: OS Untitled Map of Headquarters
no date
Oversize: OS Topographical Map of the Battlefield of Bull Run relating to the second day's battle fought on August 30th 1862
no date
Oversize: OS Map of N. Eastern Virginia and Vicinity of Washington
August 1862
Oversize: OS Map of Route and Positions: First Corps Army of VA Maj. Gen. Sigel Com. from July 7th to Sept. 10th 1862
September 1862
Oversize: OS Battle Grounds of August 28th, 29th, & 30th 1862 in the Vicinity of Groveton, Prince William, Co., VA
1878

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