A Guide to the Stephen Curwin Discharge Papers, 1862 Curwin, Stephen Discharge Papers Ms2010-029

A Guide to the Stephen Curwin Discharge Papers, 1862

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2010-029


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Processed by: Carmen Boggs-Parker Special Collections Staff

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2010-029
Title
Stephen Curwin Discharge Papers 1862
Physical Characteristics
1 container; 0.1 cu. ft.
Creator
Jonathan S. Belknap
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of the Civil War discharge papers of Stephen Curwin, an enlisted Union soldier in the 45th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open to research.

Use Restrictions

There are no restrictions.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Stephen Curwin Discharge Papers , Ms2010-029, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Stephen Curwin Discharge Papers was acquired by Special Collections prior to 2010.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement and description of the Stephen Curwin Discharge Papers commenced and was completed in June, 2010.


Biographical Information

Stephen Curwin was born in Mifflin County, Pennsylvania in 1839. He is described as being five-feet-ten, of fair complexion, and having red hair and grey eyes. Before entering service, Curwin was a farrier by trade. Curwin enlisted with Company C of the 45th Regiment, Pennsylvania Infantry on September 27, 1861. The regiment participated in many battles including Secessionville, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Vicksburg, and Petersburg. Curwin was injured or became ill during the conflict and received his discharge papers on December 6, 1862 at a convalescent camp near Alexandria, Virginia.

Source: http://www.itd.nps.gov/cwss/soldiers.cfm

Scope and Content

The collection consists of the Civil War discharge papers of Stephen Curwin, an enlisted union soldier in the 45th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Infantry. The papers detail Curwin's physical description, date of enlistment, and date and reason for discharge. The discharge papers were completed and approved by Col. Jonathan S. Belknap of the 85th New York Infantry.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Contents List

Folder 1
Discharge papers, 1862.