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Eldridge (James William) Collection
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Description
James William Eldridge served in 127th New York Infantry, Company A and 23rd United States Colored Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. This collection consists of Eldridge letters, manuscripts, documents, printed military forms, autographs, ephemera, and photographs from 1797-1902.
Background
James William Eldridge served in 127th New York Infantry Regiment, Company A during the American Civil War from 1862-1864. In September 1864 he joined the 23rd United States Colored Troops with the rank of Second Lieutenant and was promoted to First Lieutenant in March 1865. After the war he began an extensive collection of letters, manuscripts, books, photographs, and other materials relating to the major military and civilian figures of the war years.
Extent
104.16 Linear Feet (82 boxes, 2 envelopes)
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
Open to qualified researchers by prior application through the Reader Services Department. For more information, contact Reader Services.