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Denison L. Burton Collection
1862- 1899 [1885-1899] 
 
Extent: 38 Items
 
Accession Number: 2001.054.
 
Abstract:  History of the 24th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers, a camp report listing daily activities of the regiment from September 16, 1862-June 1, 1863, correspondence between James Reeves (author of the history of the 24th) and several of the regiments members, or their widows, telling the story of the regiment:  formation, daily life, and the battle of Chancellorsville, and news clippings.
 
Processed by: Amber M. McPherson, July 2007
 
Repository: Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
Phone:  (573) 651-2245; Fax: (573) 651-2666; Email: semoarchives@semo.edu
 
Provenance: Unknown
 
Citation:  Denison L. Burton Collection, Special Collections and Archives, Southeast Missouri State University
 
Restrictions: None
 
Historical Note
 
The 24th New Jersey Regiment was formed in September 1982 at Camp Cadwallader, Beverly New Jersey.  The 24th served in the Washington DC and in Northern Virginia, and participated in the Battle of Chancellorsville before mustering on in June of 1863.
 
Scope and Content Note
 
The collection appears to have been assembled by James J. Reeves for a history that he wrote for the Reunion Society of the 24th Regiment, New Jersey Volunteers.  Along with the written history there is a camp report listing daily activities of the regiment from September 16, 1862 through June 1, 1863.  Included in this report is a list of those who were killed, wounded, deserted, discharged, died, resigned, and promoted in each company.  It also contains some news clippings and correspondence between Reeves and several of the regiments members or their widows in which the veterans (or their widows) tell the story of the formation of the regiment, daily life, and about the battle of Chancellorsville in their own words.
 
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