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Collection Number: 03509-z

Collection Title: Silas Everett Fales Papers, 1854-1865

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Size 36 items
Abstract Chiefly Civil War correspondence of Fales, a federal soldier with the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry. Most items are letters received by Fales from his relatives in Massachusetts, discussing attitudes toward the war and slavery, and business conditions in Massachusetts. Also included are letters from Fales, written near New Orleans, La., with comments on blacks, local conditions, and army life.
Creator Fales, Silas Everett, fl. 1861-1865.
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 Silas Everett Fales Papers #3509-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Goodspeed's Bookshop in Boston, Mass., in October 1960.
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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Chiefly Civil War correspondence of Fales, a federal soldier with the 42nd Massachusetts Infantry. Most items are letters received by Fales from his relatives in Massachusetts, discussing attitudes toward the war and slavery, and business conditions in Massachusetts. Also included are letters from Fales, written near New Orleans, La., with comments on blacks, local conditions, and army life.

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Processing Information

Processed by: Suzanne Ruffing, August 1996

Encoded by: ByteManagers Inc., 2008

Updated by: Kathryn Michaelis, January 2010

This collection was processed with support from the Randleigh Foundation Trust.

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