Guide to the Charles Nelson Kent Papers, 1864
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator Kent, Charles Nelson, 1843-1906 Title Charles Nelson Kent Papers Dates 1864 Extent 1 Item
About the Collection
The collection contains an after-action report (2 pp.) of Kent’s service at Newport, VT, following the St. Albans Raid in October of 1864. A typed transcription is available with the collection. Also included are biographical materials pertaining to Kent and associated with the writing of William Arba Ellis’s published history of Norwich University.
About Charles Nelson Kent
Charles Kent, originally from Lancaster, NH, graduated from Norwich University in 1864. Later, he served the university as tutor in mathematics and military tactics. During the Civil War, Kent served in Company C, 17th New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry, 1862-1863. He served as captain of the corps of cadets during their service at Newport following the St. Albans Raid. He married Julia Allen Draper in 1863 and the couple had eight children.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
Kent, Charles Nelson, 1843-1906 Norwich University -- History -- 19th century.
Saint Albans (Vt.) -- History -- Raid, 1864.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
The collection is open.
Many items in the University Archives are one-of-a-kind resources that are not likely to be available anywhere but here. For this reason, forming citations for archival sources is a little different than for books and periodicals. If you need to cite anything from this collection, follow the format below: Identification of specific item; Date (if known); Charles Nelson Kent Papers, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
After-action report for St. Albans Raid, 1864. Charles Nelson Kent Papers, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 Item Collection Location: Archives 501, Civil War Collection Language(s) of Material: English Repository: Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, 158 Harmon Dr., Northfield, VT 05663 USA, Phone: 802.485.2947, Fax: 802.485.2173, firstname.lastname@example.org
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