A Guide to the Nathaniel H. Talbot Letter, 1865 Talbot, Nathaniel H., Letter Ms2013-002

A Guide to the Nathaniel H. Talbot Letter, 1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2013-002


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2013-002
Title
Nathaniel H. Talbot Letter, 1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Talbot, Nathaniel H., (Nathaniel Henry), b. abt. 1832?
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter written by 1st Lt. Nathaniel Henry Talbot, Co. B, 58th Massachusetts Volunteers, near Alexandria, Virginia. Dated May 1965, Talbot's letter home to "Dear Ones" describes a grand review in Washington, DC, after the close of the war.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Nathaniel H. Talbot Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Nathaniel H. Talbot Letter, Ms2013-002, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Nathaniel H. Talbot Letter was purchased in January 2013.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Nathaniel H. Talbot Letter was completed in January 2013.


Biographical Note

Nathaniel H. Talbot was born in Massachusetts, probably in 1831 or 1832. He likely served with the 43rd Regiment, Mass Infantry (Militia) prior to his nine month service with the 58th. Commissioned as a 2nd Lt. in the 58th, Talbot served until July 1865, mustering out as 1st Lieutenant. He appears to have been a photographer before the war. Some time before 1880, he moved, with his wife (Susan A.) and his two children (Arthur H., b, abt. 1862, and Almira S., b. abt. 1865) to Colorado, where he owned a photography studio and served as the postmaster.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Nathaniel Talbot, a 1st lieutenant with Company B, 58th Massachusetts Volunteers. Camped near Alexandria at the close of the war, his letter home, presumably to family, dates from May of 1865. It includes a lengthy description of the Grand Review in Washington, DC: the march to and from, the crowds, the sights, and return to camp. Talbot also describes three prisoners in his care when he returned and took up duty as officer of the guard.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1865

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Talbot, Nathaniel H., (Nathaniel Henry), b. abt. 1832?