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Albert V. B. Phillips papers

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1171

Scope and Contents

Minutes from the debating society, 1860-1861, discuss topics debated and outcomes. Constitution and by-laws, ca. 1861, of the Farmer Boys Association, which allowed boys and girls over the age of fourteen to join. Four diaries, Dec., 1861-Feb. 1864, give accounts of daily activities within his company, troop movements, weather, involvements in skirmishes or battles. One letter, Feb. 12, 1865 from Sergeant A.D. Brown of the 23rd, Co. C in Virginia, telling him the news of the regiment. Diary of trip to Nebraska. Two demits, 1875, from the Earlville Grange for Albert and R. Phillips, to join another Grange.

Dates

  • Created: 1860 - 1872

Creator

Biographical / Historical

Young man from Earlville, Illinois who belonged to the debating society, was secretary for the Farmer Boys Association, served in the Civil War with the 23rd Infantry, Company D and took a trip to Nebraska in 1872.

Extent

1 folder (1 folder : .5 linear inches (.042 linear feet)) : 11 items ; 5 volumes; 30 x 21 cm. or smaller.

Language of Materials

English