Eiseman, John, Letter

John Eiseman Letter, 1863 Ms.1989.049


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.049
Title
John Eiseman Letter1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Eiseman, John
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
The John Eiseman Letter contains two letters written April 11 and 18, 1863, from Berwick City, Louisiana, and on the march, to his parents, while serving in the 133rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. Eiseman describes skirmishes in Port Hudson and Franklin, Louisiana, and the actions of Major-General Nathaniel Banks.

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Source of Acquisition

The collection was acquired by Special Collections and University Archives prior to 2001.

Processing Information

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Biographical Note

John Eiseman (1842-1902) was a Union soldier in the 133rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. He enlisted August 19, 1862, in New York, rose to the rank of Sergeant, and mustered out June 6, 1865 at Washington, D.C. He also worked as a jeweler and married Babette Seidel (1856–1936).

Sources:

"John Eisemann" entry, New York, U.S., Civil War Muster Roll Abstracts, 1861-1900 database, Ancestry.com, https://search-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1965&h=332385&tid=&pid=&queryId=b842a8b9e69e9f6ea0349d7bd3b87f04&usePUB=true
"John Eiseman" entry, U.S. Civil War Pension Index: General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934 database, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/1096820:4654
"John Eiseman" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/125645596/john-eiseman

Scope and Content

The John Eiseman Letter contains two letters written April 11 and 18, 1863, from Berwick City, Louisiana, and on the march, to his parents, while serving in the 133rd New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the American Civil War. Eiseman describes skirmishes in Port Hudson and Franklin, Louisiana, and the actions of Major-General Nathaniel Banks.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the John Eiseman Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).

Container List

folder 1
Letter
1863