Guide to the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Correspondence, 1861-1862
Norwich University Archives
158 Harmon Drive
Northfield, VT 05663
Phone: (802) 485-2947
Fax: (802) 485-2173
Summary Creator United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1863) Title 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Correspondence Dates 1861-1862 Extent 1 volume
About the Collection
The collection consists of a ledger containing transcriptions of some correspondence sent and received by the 9th New York Volunteers from July of 1861 through December of 1862. The bulk of the letters are official correspondence and orders between regimental leadership and the Adjutant General’s office in Albany reporting promotions, casualties, and other personnel-related issues. Several of the letters are written by, addressed to, or referring to Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball, Norwich University Class of 1844.
About the 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, also known as the 9th New York Volunteers or “Hawkins’ Zouaves,” was a volunteer infantry regiment fighting for the Union in the American Civil War. They engaged in seven major battles from 1861 to 1863. Among their commanders were Lieutenant Colonel Edgar A. Kimball, a Norwich University graduate from the Class of 1844, and Colonel Rush Hawkins, a Norwich honorary graduate and benefactor.
The following subjects are represented in this collection. If you are researching these topics, try using these search terms in the library catalog:
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1863)
Hawkins, Rush C. (Rush Christopher)
Kimball, Edgar A.
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories -- New York.
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); 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Correspondence, Box and/or Folder and/or Item Identification; Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT. Here’s an example from the collection:
Letter from Lt. Col. E.A. Kimball to Adjutant General L. Thomas, 18 December 1862. 9th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment Correspondence, Norwich University Archives, Kreitzberg Library, Northfield, VT.
Extent: 1 volume Collection Location: Archives 501 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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