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Correspondence (1856-88) of John Andrews, Arvilla Raplee, friends, and
relatives, including Civil War letters of Andrews, with a series from "Em" in
March 1865 concerning a pregnancy she terminated, letters of Byron L. Sawyer of
the 39th Illinois Volunteers, and of Charles E. Stamp, who died in the Battle
of South Mountain; letters (1899-1911) from the couple to their son, Charles
Tubbs Andrews; and letters written by Mary E. Wager, who contributed to the
Rural New Yorker under the pseudonym "Minnie Mintwood."
Also, records of the 179th Regiment, New York Volunteers, in which Andrews
served with the rank of Captain, including military orders, pay department
receipts, muster rolls, assignments of equipment, insignia, and other items; a
manuscript oration that John delivered at the "Decoration of Soldiers' Graves"
(Penn Yan, 1870); and newspaper clippings (ca. 1860-65) concerning the war.
Also, manuscript genealogies and photographs of portraits of John and Arvilla.
Correspondentss include Andrews' uncle, John Tuttle Andrews I, and Edwin C.,
Emma, Ettie, Homer, Lucinda, and Mollie Andrews; Frank M. Booth; Theodore H.
Bryant; Frank M. Clark; Lizzie Conderman; Emma Currier; Frank Eaton; Libbie
Ellis; "Mate" (Mary) Gifford; Stephen F. Griffeth; Frank Ideson; Mollie A.
Langworthy; Edward P. Magoun; Ira Raplee; Simon L. Rood; Andrew H. Stamp; John
R. and Libbie Taylor; Zelima Treman; Charles Tubbs; Philip Taylor Vanzile;
Annie M. Washburn; W.E. Wisner; and C.D. Wood.
Includes six Civil War diaries of John Tuttle Andrews, concerning
enlistment, recruitment, Petersburg battles, soldiers' desertion, trials, and
executions, African-American soldiers' participation, the end of the War and
Lincoln's assassination, and his mustering out in 1865.