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Collection Number: 04657-z

Collection Title: Henry A. Huntington Papers, 1862-1864

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Size 23 items
Abstract Henry A. Huntington, sutler of St. Louis, Mo., followed Union armies through the South selling clothing, including uniforms; camp furniture; and other goods to soldiers and officers. Huntington apparently did not have a sutler's license, and so relied on influential friends to assist him in plying his trade. Letters relating to Huntington's work selling clothing, camp furniture, and other items to Union troops fighting in the South. Included are letters Huntington wrote requesting permission to ship his goods and to travel among the troops and letters of recommendation and introduction written by Huntington's friends and associates attesting to his loyalty and general good character. Several passes are also included, as are a few orders for goods from soldiers and letters to Huntington from some of his suppliers and other colleagues.
Creator Huntington, Henry A.
Language English
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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 Henry A. Huntington papers #4657-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum (dealer) of Valley Stream, N.Y., in May 1993 (Acc. 93061).
Sensitive Materials Statement
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Henry A. Huntington, sutler of St. Louis, Mo., followed Union armies through the South selling clothing, including uniforms; camp furniture; and other goods to soldiers and officers. Huntington apparently did not have a sutler's license, and so relied on influential friends to assist him in plying his trade.

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Letters relating to Huntington's work selling clothing, camp furniture, and other items to Union troops fighting in the South. Included are letters Huntington wrote requesting permission to ship his goods and to travel among the troops and letters of recommendation and introduction written by Huntington's friends and associates attesting to his loyalty and general good character. Several passes are also included, as are a few orders for goods from soldiers and letters to Huntington from some of his suppliers and other colleagues.

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