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Charles Devens letter, 1887 April 6.
Wyles SC 77
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Title:

Charles Devens letter, 1887 April 6

Creator/Contributor:

Devens, Charles, 1820-1891, creator

Creator/Contributor:

Online Archive of California

Abstract:

One holograph letter from Charles Devens to an unknown recipient, summarizing his service in the Civil War. Written from Boston.

Date:

1887 (issued)

Subject:

Devens, Charles -- 1820-1891
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Charles Devens, Jr. was a Union army officer in the Civil War. He entered the war as a Major in the 3rd Batallion of the Massachusetts Rifles. He was appointed Brigadier General in April 1862 and was brevetted Major General, United States Volunteers, in April 1865. After the war, he served as a State Supreme Court justice for Massachusetts and was appointed Attorney General of the United States.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.
Cite as: [Identification of item], Charles Devens Letter. Wyles SC 77. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

Type:

Letters (correspondence).
Civil wars.

Physical Description:

1 item (1 leaf); 18 x 23 cm. folded to 18 x 12 cm.

Language:

English

Identifier:

Origin:

California

Copyright Note:

Use of the collection is unrestricted.
Use governed by UCSB Special Collections policy.