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Guide to the George N. Macy / Amasa L. Lincoln Papers
Wyles Mss 35  
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The collection contains correspondence, a photo album, a scrapbook, and other Civil War materials, mainly relating to the Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The correspondence, 1861-1865, is from Harvard graduate and Brevet Major General George N. Macy to his friend, Boston banker Amasa Lyman Lincoln. Lincoln later moved to Santa Barbara and established the Lincoln House hotel. The photograph album contains images of Macy and Lincoln, as well as others with surnames of Austin, Bainbridge, Bancroft, Barnes, Bradford, Bradley, Canfield, Cartright, Davis, Hayden, Hunt, Putnam, Seaver, Smyth, and Sturgis. The scrapbook includes a five dollar note dated 1779 and a printed copy of a proclamation by Thomas Jefferson (National Intelligencer Extra, July 2, 1807).
George N. Macy left his home in Nantucket, Massachusetts, to serve as an officer in the Union Army of the Potomac's Twentieth Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. I. He survived the war, despite being wounded several times, even losing his left hand in the battle of Gettysburg, and eventually attained the rank of Brevet Major General.
.4 linear feet (1 document box)
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