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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.

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