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Eldridge (James William) Collection
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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.
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.
104.16 Linear Feet (82 boxes, 2 envelopes)
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