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Inventory of the Richard Blackstone Military Papers
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Description
The Richard Blackstone Military Papers consist of materials related to the life of Richard Blackstone, especially his service in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 32nd Regiment, in the Civil War.
Background
Richard Blackstone (1843-1922), born October 16, 1843 in Fayette County, Pennsylvania, entered the United States military service at the age of 20, enlisting in the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 32nd Regiment. He remained with this regiment until his honorable discharge in 1865 at the end of the Civil War. Blackstone, stating his occupation as farmer, first enlisted in 1861 and joined the 32nd Regiment during its original organization in Mansfield, Ohio. Re-enlisting as a Veteran Volunteer in 1863, he was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on March 29, 1864 and then to 1st Lieutenant just five months later. In June of 1865 Richard Blackstone received his final promotion to Captain. He retained this rank until his discharge from service on July 27, 1865.
Extent
2 document boxes, 1 oversize box, 1 flat file
Restrictions
Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.
Availability
Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.