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William Hamilton Harris papers

Title
William Hamilton Harris papers, 1856-1865.
Author
Harris, William Hamilton.

Details

Additional Authors
Harris, Ira, 1802-1875.
Description
1 box.
Summary
The collection comprises letters mostly written at West Point Military Academy, addressed to his father, Ira Harris, relating facts about studies, social life, religious guidance, etc., of the cadets. A few related experiences in the Ordnance Department of the US Army during the Civil War in which he rose to the rank of brevet lieutenant colonel. Occasional letters from his father and others. Also his diary, June 13-July 30, 1864 in which he describes the explosion of a land mine constructed by the Federal troops at Petersburg, July 30.
Subjects
Genre/Form
Diaries
Access (note)
  • Restricted access;
Biography (note)
  • William Hamilton Harris (d. 1895) was a colonel in the Ordnance Department of the US Army during the Civil War. He was the son of Ira Harris, Republican Senator from New York.
Call Number
MssCol 1332
Author
Harris, William Hamilton.
Title
William Hamilton Harris papers, 1856-1865.
Restricted Access
Restricted access; Manuscripts and Archives Division; Permit must be requested at division indicated.
Biography
William Hamilton Harris (d. 1895) was a colonel in the Ordnance Department of the US Army during the Civil War. He was the son of Ira Harris, Republican Senator from New York.
Occupation
Soldiers
Added Author
Harris, Ira, 1802-1875.
Research Call Number
MssCol 1332
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