Bozworth, James, Correspondence

James Bozworth Correspondence, 1862-1863 Ms.1989.058


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.058
Title
James Bozworth Correspondence1862-1863
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet, 1 folder
Creator
Bozworth, James
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
James Bozworth was a Union soldier in the Connecticut troops during the American Civil War. The collection contains Bozworth's letters from Camp Sigel, Maryland, and West Philadelphia Hospital, Pennsylvania, to Franklin Sherwood of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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Biographical Note

James Bozworth was a Union soldier in the Connecticut troops during the American Civil War.

There is a James Bozworth or Bosworth (1822-1894), who served as a Union Sergeant in Company D, 17th Regiment, Connecticut Infantry during the American Civil War. He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, on May 2, 1863 and paroled on May 15. He transferred on Sep. 9, 1863, to Company 57, 2nd Battalion, Veteran Reserve Corps, with whom he served until he was discharged due to disability on Oct. 13, 1864.

Sources:

"Bosworth, James" entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier Database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=A8162884-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A "Bozworth, James" entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier Database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=F99C0385-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A "James Bosworth" entry, U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865 database, https://search-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/cgi-bin/sse.dll?indiv=1&dbid=1555&h=3340615&tid=&pid=&queryId=6454d4a130ca98fc19b5b6273c13fe59&usePUB=true "Sgt James Bozworth" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/102702944/james-bozworth

Scope and Content

The James Bozworth Correspondence contains Bozworth's letters from Camp Sigel, Maryland, and West Philadelphia Hospital, Pennsylvania, to Franklin Sherwood of Bridgeport, Connecticut. In September 1862, Bozworth thanks Sherwood for previous letters and invites him to his encampment in Maryland. He writes in 1863 from General Hospital in West Philadelphia that the corps filled up the hospital to its utmost capacity and that he wants Sherwood to visit and bring letters of recommendation to have himself transferred to New Haven, Connecticut. He hopes Sherwood is not frightened into a fever by the prospect of the conscription. Transcripts are available.

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

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Correspondence
1862-1863