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Collection Number: 03307-z

Collection Title: Cornelius J. Madden Papers, 1862-1867; 1881.

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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 About 45 items
Abstract Cornelius J. Madden (died 1903) of Shelby, Ohio, served in the United States Army. The collection includes correspondence of Madden while he was a federal soldier, including letters written by him from Ohio and Tennessee during the Civil War and from Chattanooga, Tenn., 1865-1866; letters from friends in the army; and letters from his father, James Madden, working in army hospitals in Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee; and letters from other family members. Cornelius Madden's letters, 1862-1866, deal largely with his living arrangements in Columbus, Ohio, and in Chattanooga, camp life, his reactions to war news and controversial issues, his reading, residents of locations where he was stationed, and the family photography business in Shelby.
Creator Madden, Cornelius J., d. 1903.
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 Cornelius J. Madden Papers, #3307-z, Southern Historical Collection, The Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Paul North Jr. of Bexley, Ohio, September 1957.
Additional Descriptive Resources
A copy of the original finding aid for this collection is filed in folder 1.
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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Cornelius J. Madden (died 1903) of Shelby, Ohio, served in the United States Army in Kentucky and Tennessee, 1862-1863, and Columbus, Ohio, 1864-1865. After the Civil War, Madden was stationed in Chattanooga, Tenn., doing clerical work for the army.

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The collection includes correspondence of Cornelius J. Madden while he was a federal soldier, including letters written by him from Ohio and Tennessee during the Civil War and from Chattanooga, Tenn., 1865-1866; letters from friends in the army; and letters from his father, James Madden, working in army hospitals in Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee; and letters from other family members. Cornelius Madden's letters, 1862-1866, deal largely with his living arrangements in Columbus, Ohio, and in Chattanooga, Tenn., camp life, his reactions to war news and controversial issues, his reading, residents of locations where he was stationed, and the family photography business in Shelby.

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Processing Information

Processed by: SHC Staff

Encoded by: Noah Huffman, December 2007

Updated by: Kate Stratton and Jodi Berkowitz, July 2010

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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