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Adam M. Hallidy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS2042

Scope and Content

The papers consist of 14 handwritten letters, as well as 14 pages from Adam M. Hallidy's diary. The collection is arranged chronologically from 1862 to 1865.

Twelve of the 14 letters are written by Hallidy to his girlfriend Maggie, who later became his wife. There is also one letter from her, as well as a letter from his brother, Bob. The letters and the diary deal with daily life and with Hallidy's experiences as a soldier. Of some note are his letters from October to December, 1862, as he writes from the hospital, after being transferred there with typhoid fever. He mentions missing the Battle of Antietam due to his illness.

Dates

  • 1862-1865

Creator

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Biographical Note

Adam M. Hallidy was a Union Army soldier during the Civil War and was in Company K, 2nd D.C. Volunteers. He married his friend Margaret sometime between August 1863 and May 1864. He mentions a cousin, Maggie, in New York, and indicates that Margaret had contact with her. It is unclear whether he is originally from New York, but mentions writing to his mother and three brothers. He makes no mention his occupation before the war or his plans after the war.

Extent

0.25 Linear Feet

Language

English

Abstract

Collection consists of 14 handwritten letters, including 12 from Hallidy to his girlfriend Maggie, one from Maggie to Hallidy, and and a letter from his brother, Bob. Also contains 14 pages from Adam M. Hallidy's diary. The collection is arranged chronologically from 1862 to 1865.

Acquisition Information

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Title
Guide to the Adam M. Hallidy papers, 1862-1865
Status
Completed
Author
Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University
Date
2005
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Latin
Language of description note
Finding aid written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center, The George Washington University Repository

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