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Collection Number: 04982-z

Collection Title: Harvey Reid Papers, 1862-1865

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Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the microfilming of this collection.

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Size 11 items
Abstract Harvey Reid joined the United States Army at Racine, Wisc., in 1862. He served with the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment through 1865, participating in the campaigns against Morgan's Confederate Cavalry in Kentucky in 1863 and later in Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas. The papers of Harvey Reid consist primarily of letters he wrote to his cousin, Will E. Reid, during Harvey Reid's service with the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The letters center around military life in camp, the movements of Reid's unit to various positions in Kentucky and Tennessee, and his ruminations on the conduct of the war. The final letter, written at the end of Sherman's march through the Carolinas, gives a critical account of the behavior of Union troops during the campaign. Also included are two letters addressed to Harvey Reid from his sister Sara. These letters discuss everyday activities of Reid's family and friends in Racine, Wisc., during the war.
Creator Reid, Harvey, 1842-1910.
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 Harvey Reid Papers #4982-z, Southern Historical Collection, Wilson Library, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
Alternate Form of Material
Microfilm copy (filmed 2005-2006) available.
  • Reel 1: Entire collection
Acquisitions Information
Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum of Watchung, N.J., in June 1999 (Acc. 98294).
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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Harvey Reid joined the Union Army at Racine, Wisc., in 1862. He served with the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry through 1865, participating in the campaigns against Morgan's Confederate Cavalry in Kentucky in 1863 and later in Sherman's march through Georgia and the Carolinas.

Some of Reid's letters have been compiled in The View from Headquarters: Civil War Letters of Harvey Reid, Frank L. Byrne, editor (Madison, Wisc.: State Historical Society of Wisconsin, 1965).

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The papers of Harvey Reid consist primarily of letters he wrote to his cousin, Will E. Reid, during Harvey Reid's service with the 22nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The letters center around military life in camp, the movements of Reid's unit to various positions in Kentucky and Tennessee, and his ruminations on the conduct of the war. The final letter, written at the end of Sherman's march through the Carolinas, gives a critical account of the behavior of Union troops during the campaign. Also included are two letters addressed to Harvey Reid from his sister Sara. These letters discuss everyday activities of Reid's family and friends in Racine, Wisc., during the war.

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Contents list

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11 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Folder 1

Papers #04982-z, Series: "Papers, 1862-1865." Folder 1

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Processing Information

Processed by: John Foster, February 2001

Encoded by: John Foster, February 2001

Revisions: Finding aid updated in May 2005 by Nancy Kaiser.

Funding from the Watson-Brown Foundation, Inc., supported the microfilming of this collection.

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