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Guide to the William Combs Letters

MSN/CW 5011

 

Collection Summary

Title: William Combs letters
Dates: 1862-1865
Collection No.: MSN/CW 5011
Creator: Combs, William J., 1828-1904
Extent: 1 container and 1 photograph container; 10 folders; 10 items
Language: Collection material in English
Repository: University of Notre Dame. Hesburgh Libraries, Department of Special Collections. 102 Hesburgh Library, Notre Dame, IN 46556
Abstract: 9 Civil War letters written by Union private William Combs, during his service in Co. C, 14th New Hampshire Infantry. Also present is a ferrotype portrait of Combs in uniform.

Selected Search Terms

United States. Army. New Hampshire Infantry Regiment, 14th (1862-1865)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
New Hampshire -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Administrative Information

Restrictions: There are no access restrictions on this collection

Preferred Citation: William Combs Letters, Department of Special Collections, Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame.

Acquisition and Processing Note: The William Combs Letters were purchased by the Hesburgh Libraries of Notre Dame in 2000, from R. M. Smythe & Co., New York (Public sale #194, Lot 1512). Arranged and described 2001, by George Rugg. Finding aid 2011, by George Rugg.

Arrangement Note

Manuscripts are arranged chronologically, one item per folder. The ferrotype portrait of Combs (MSN/CW 5011-10-P) is housed with the photograph collections.

Container List