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Collection Number: 03036

Collection Title: Benjamin F. Barnard Papers, 1861-1865.

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This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities; this finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

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Size 0.5 feet of linear shelf space (approximately 500 items)
Abstract The collection includes military records, chiefly 1863-1865, of Benjamin F. Barnard, first lieutenant and quartermaster of the 23rd and the 59th Massachusetts infantry regiments, serving along the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina and in Virginia, consisting of requisitions, invoices, receipts, reports, and other records.
Creator Barnard, Benjamin F., fl. 1861-1865.
Language English
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Restrictions to Access
No restrictions. Open for research.
Restrictions to Use
No usage restrictions.
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 Benjamin F. Barnard Papers, #3036, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased 1954.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1a.
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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Benjamin F. Barnard (fl. 1861-1865) was an officer in the United States Army during the Civil War. Barnard served three months with the 5th Massachusetts Regiment and was in the first Battle of Bull Run. Later he was first lieutenant and quartermaster of the 23rd and the 59th Massachusetts infantry regiments. He served primarily along the coasts of North Carolina and South Carolina and in Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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The collection includes military records, chiefly 1863-1865, of Benjamin F. Barnard consisting of requisitions, invoices, receipts, reports, and other records. Many of the papers are regulation United States army forms that have been filled in. There are also a few orders and some official correspondence.

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Contents list

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, January 2009

This collection was rehoused and a summary created with support from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

This finding aid was created with support from NC ECHO.

Diacritics and other special characters have been omitted from this finding aid to facilitate keyword searching in web browsers.

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