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Maynard Civil War Correspondence Collection1863-1864

MS COLL 2010.18

Collection Summary

Creator: Maynard, John T.
Collection Name:Maynard Civil War Correspondence Collection
Inclusive Dates: 1863-1864
Physical Description:.25 Linear feet
Quantity: 1 box (.25 linear feet)
Abstract:This is a collection of 16 letters from Union soldier John T. Maynard to his sister Rubie Maynard in Waterloo, Seneca Co., NY during the Civil War. The original envelopes with stamps are included. He writes from Union Mills, VA, Centerville, VA, Elk Run, VA, Douglas Hospital, Washington, DC, Petersburg, VA, and James River, VA and describes his life at the front. The letters span a period of 16 months from January 1863 to August 1864. Also included is a two-part article by Betsy Towle from The Heliograph journal, describing these letters.
Collection Number:MS COLL 2010.18
Language: Material in English
Repository: Postal History Foundation, Peggy J. Slusser Memorial Philatelic Library
920 North First Avenue
Tucson, AZ 85719

Biographical Note

John T. Maynard was a member of the Third Brigade Ambulance Corps, Abercrombie Division, in the Union Army. Originally from upstate New York, his letters to his sister tell the story of his life at the battle front in Virginia and his hospitalization in Washington, DC.

Scope and Content Note

This collection contains 16 letters and envelopes from John T. Maynard to his sister Rubie Maynard from 1863-1864.


Conditions Governing Access

No restrictions on use, except: not available through interlibrary loan.

Conditions Governing Use

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Related Material

Civil War Collection.

Access Terms

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States. Army--Military life--History--19th century.

Administrative Information

Custodial History

The provenance of this collection is unknown.

Preferred Citation

Maynard Civil War Correspondence Collection. Postal History Foundation. Tucson, Arizona.

Processing Information

Processed in November of 2011

Container List

11-16 Letters from John T. Maynard to Rubie Maynard 1863-1864
117 "Serving with the Ambulance Corps" by Elizabeth Towle (The Heliograph, Vol. 2, no. 2, Vol. 2, no. 3) 1988