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Samuel H. McNutt Papers

Identifier: MS 00143

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Scope and Contents

Sixty-six letters home from Corporal Samuel H. McNutt of Company H, 12th Pennsylvania Reserves from camps in Maryland and Virginia. Includes comments on battles of Mechanicsville, Gaines Mill, Malvern Hill and Gettysburg. A history of the 12th Regiment Reserves Infantry can be found in Folder 1 of this collection.


  • Creation: 1861-1864


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Arrangement of Materials:

Organization: This collection is organized into three series: 1. Introduction, 2. Letters, 3. Typescripts. Arrangement: Series 2. Letters is arranged by date. Information about the one photograph in this collection can be found between the second and third series.

Acquisition Information:

Purchased: 92 items, 08/20/1997.

Related Materials:

There are typescripts available for twenty of the sixty-six letters.

Physical Description

92  items.


Other Information:

Additional information may be found at

Processing Information:

Processed by Ellen Strong in 1998.

Guide to the Samuel H. McNutt Papers
Finding Aid Authors: Ellen Strong.
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The collection description/finding aid is written in English

Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections Research Center Repository