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    • "Council 1"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College students--New York (State); Portraits, group;
    • The title of this image comes from the envelope containing the negative. Nothing else is known about the subjects or circumstance of this portrait.
    • "Council 2"

    • Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.)--Bard College; College students--New York (State); Portraits, group;
    • The title of this image was taken from the envelope containing the negative. There is no other identifying information about the subjects or circumstances of this portrait.
    • 1822 order of relief for Eizabeth Murfey

    • Poverty; Poor persons; Judges;
    • An order from the Justice of the Peace to the Overseer of the Poor stating that the unsettled Elizabeth Murfey is too debilitated to be removed from the town. The Justice ordered for her to receive four shillings a week.
    • 1830-04-18

    • Poor persons; Poverty;
    • Receipt from Philip [Paenett] that Edmund Warden, an overseer of the poor of New Paltz, was paid $7.50 for the upkeep of Anthony Yelverton.
    • 1861-12-9 letter from Meeker Griffin to his mother and father

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • Meeker and his company get to see the city of Washington and surrounding monuments. His trip culminates when the company gets to meet President Lincoln. He describes in detail the encounter with the President and his overall demeanor. Meeker also...
    • 1862-09-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes this letter to his aunt, four days after he was mustered into service. He is presently in Virginia, near Georgetown. He thinks that the Union is already winning the war, even though the rebels fight well. One of his friends fainted...
    • 1862-11-08 letter from James Thitchener to his friend Phill

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes to his friend Phil about the difficulties of army life. He has been marching for three weeks straight though serious weather conditions. One night the troops had to camp right down in the snow. He mentions that there are strong Union...
    • 1862-12-28 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes about how lucky he is to be alive after returning from battle. He refers to it as it the worst sight he’d ever seen and comments on the women and children who had to run to save their lives. He remarks, “I think this war is not right,...
    • 1863-02-18 letter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James writes of the winter weather in Virginia and the food that his regiment receives. He hopes to come home on a furlough, as his other comrades are receiving them. He has already grown tired of the war. He asks how members of his family are...
    • 1863-05-12 lettter from James Thitchener to his aunt

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James gives thanks that his life was spared in battle and is saddened by the number of men that were left behind at the battle of Chancellorsville. His regiment retreated quickly, but James feels he will be soon be involved in battle again against...
    • 1863-05-22 (after) letter from James Thitchener to his sister

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James and his comrade Alexander M. Valet write to James sister Sally about the events of the last year. James doubts that the War will end soon, "but time will tell". He thinks the Union "has goon in", and seems to have been indifferent as to who...
    • 1863-06-03 letter from James Thitchener to his sister Sally

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • James tells his sister that the rebels are giving themselves up and that they are tired of the war. He wishes that everyone would tire of the war. He speaks of the officers and their parties, especially the drinking and womanizing they do. He says,...

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