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Henry I. Colyer Correspondence: Finding Aid
mssHM 28943-29056  
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Description
This collection contains the Civil War correspondence of Union soldier Henry I. Colyer, consisting chiefly of letters to his parents, siblings, and friends in Chittenango, New York.
Background
Henry Isaac Colyer (also spelled Collier), a Civil War Union soldier. Resident of Chittenango, Madison Co., New York, he enlisted in 157th N.Y. Volunteers in 1862. Until Nov. 1, 1862, the Regiment was assigned to the defenses of Washington, D.C., and then moved to Centreville, Virginia, and took part in the advance to Fredericksburg, Virginia, (Dec. 8-17). In late December, Colyer was hospitalized with a heart and lung condition, and remained in King St. Hospital in Alexandria, Virginia, until Aug. 1863. After that he served in the Veteran Reserve Corps for remainder of the war. Until March 1864, he was on guard duty at United States Draft Rendezvous (known as the Conscript Camp) at New Haven, Conn., and then served in Alexandria, Fairfax, Fort Williams, Va. and Washington, D.C. He was discharged in July 1865 and returned home.
Extent
146 pieces in 2 boxes + copies and transcripts in 2 binders and 1 box.
Restrictions
The Huntington Library does not require that researchers request permission to quote from or publish images of this material, nor does it charge fees for such activities. The responsibility for identifying the copyright holder, if there is one, and obtaining necessary permissions rests with the researcher.
Availability
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