A Guide to the Stafford J. Godfrey Papers, c.1861-1863, 1890s, n.d. Godfrey, Stafford J. Papers Ms2018-026

A Guide to the Stafford J. Godfrey Papers, c.1861-1863, 1890s, n.d.

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2018-026


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2019 (CC0).

Processed by: Jeff Felton, Graduate Intern, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2018-026
Title
Stafford J. Godfrey Papers, c.1861-1863, 1890s, n.d.
Physical Characteristics
0.3 Cubic Feet 1 box
Creator
Godfrey, Stafford J., 1827-1911 (21st New York Regiment)
Language
English
Abstract
The collection of Stafford J. Godfrey, 21st New York Infantry Regiment, contains his diary written from May, 1861 to August, 1863, detailing his day to day activities, primarily his camp duties. Also included is Godfrey's discharge paper dated August 3, 1863, membership application to the Union Veteran Legion, dated May 18, 1863, a card distributed by ladies aid society of Buffalo titled, "Counsel to our Volunteers: How to Prepare for the Campaign," and a name card from H.D. Godfrey.

Administrative Information

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Stafford J. Godfrey Papers must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Stafford J. Godfrey Papers, Ms2018-026, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Stafford J. Godfrey Papers were purchased by Special Collections in April 2017.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Stafford J. Godfrey Papers was completed in September, 2018.


Biographical Note

Stafford J. Godfrey was born in New York in 1827. He enlisted in the 21st Regiment, New York Volunteers as a musician in April of 1861. His profession was listed as "cheese making," and following his service, he returned to farming in Wyoming County, New York. Prior to the war, he married Phebe Ward (1831-1884) and the couple had two children. Godfrey eventually retired from farming and lived with his daughter and son-in-law. He died in 1911 and is buried in Varysburg, Wyoming County, New York.

Scope and Contents

The collection of Stafford J. Godfrey, 21st New York Infantry Regiment, contains his diary written from May, 1861 to August, 1863, detailing his day to day activities, primarily his camp duties. Also included his Godfrey's discharge paper dated August 3, 1863, membership application to the Union Veteran Legion, dated May 18, 1863, a card distributed by ladies aid society of Buffalo titled, "Counsel to our Volunteers: How to Prepare for the Campaign," and a name card from H.D. Godfrey.


Index Terms

    Subjects:

  • Civil War
  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
  • Geographical Names:

  • United States -- History --Civil War 1861-1865 --Regimental Histories--New York Infantry Regiment, 21st

Contents List

Box-Folder 1
1
Diary, 1861-1863
Box-Folder 1
2
Military Papers and Calling Card, 1863, 1890s, n.d.

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Godfrey, Stafford J., 1827-1911 (21st New York Regiment)

Significant Places Associated With the Collection

  • United States -- History --Civil War 1861-1865 --Regimental Histories--New York Infantry Regiment, 21st