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Collection Number: 05281-z

Collection Title: Charles M. Alley Papers, 1862-1889

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Abstract Charles M. Alley was a private in the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment of the United States Army during the Civil War. After the war, he participated in a number of business ventures in Boston, Mass., and Hartford, Conn. He married around 1870 and had six children. The collection consists of letters and other documents related to Charles M. Alley's service in the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. Included is a letter written by Alley on 16 November 1862 from New Bern, N.C., detailing his regiment's departure from Boston, Mass., landing in New Bern, and marching and occasional fighting in eastern North Carolina. Also included is a letter, 29 August 1889, from George M. Sackrider, also in the 44th Massachusetts, asking Alley for his assistance in obtaining a pension based on hearing loss suffered during the Civil War. Alley responded to this with a letter offering assistance and detailing his post-war business and personal affairs. Also included is a roster of the 44th Massachusetts Regiment Association, 1 January 1900; an unbound book of signatures of members of the 44th Massachusetts; and a metal stencil with Charles M. Alley's name and regimental affiliation.
Creator Alley, Charles M.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Preferred Citation
[Identification of item], in the Charles M. Alley Papers #5281-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Received from Historical Collectible Auctions in July 2006 (Acc. 100449).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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Charles M. Alley was a private in the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment of the United States Army during the United States Civil War. After the war, he participated in a number of business ventures in Boston, Mass., and Hartford, Conn. He was married around 1870, and had six children.

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The collection consists of letters and other documents related to Charles M. Alley's service in the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment of the United States Army during the Civil War. Included is a letter written by Alley on 16 November 1862 from New Bern, N.C., detailing his regiment's departure from Boston, Mass., landing in New Bern, and marching and occasional fighting in eastern North Carolina. Also included is a letter, 29 August 1889, from George M. Sackrider, also in the 44th Massachusetts, asking Alley for his assistance in obtaining a pension based on hearing loss suffered during the Civil War. Alley responded to this with a letter offering assistance and detailing his post-war business and personal affairs. Also included is a roster of the 44th Massachusetts Regiment Association, 1 January 1900; an unbound book of signatures of members of the 44th Massachusetts; and a metal stencil with Charles M. Alley's name and regimental affiliation.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: Jesse Brown, August 2006

Encoded by: Jesse Brown, August 2006

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