Blackman, Frederick, Correspondence

Frederick Blackman Correspondence, 1863, undated Ms.1989.059


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Repository
Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech
Identification
Ms.1989.059
Title
Frederick Blackman Correspondence1863, undated
Quantity
0.1 Cubic Feet 1 folder
Creator
Blackman, Frederick
Language
The materials in the collection are in English.
Abstract
Frederick Blackman (ca. 1835-1917) was a Union soldier from Connecticut during the American Civil War. The collection contains two letters written January 6, 1863, and undated, from Blackman in Tennessee and Virginia, to Franklin Sherwood of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

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

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Biographical Note

Frederick Blackman (ca. 1835-1917) was a Union soldier from Connecticut during the American Civil War. In 1860, Blackman lived and worked with Franklin Sherwood, a manufacturer of soda water. He served in the 2nd Independent Battery, Connecticut Light Artillery during the American Civil War.

Sources:

"Frederick Blackman" entry, 1860 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, https://www-ancestrylibrary-com.ezproxy.lib.vt.edu/discoveryui-content/view/14442814:7667
"Blackman, Frederick" entry, National Park Service's Civil War Soldier Database, https://www.nps.gov/civilwar/search-soldiers-detail.htm?soldierId=D6E70083-DC7A-DF11-BF36-B8AC6F5D926A
"Frederick Blackman" entry, Findagrave.com, https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/137242467/frederick-blackman

Scope and Content

The Frederick Blackman Correspondence contains two letters written January 6, 1863, and n.d., from Blackman in Tennessee and Virginia, to Franklin Sherwood of Bridgeport, Connecticut. He writes that he was sick the night of the fight [possibly the Battle of Murfreesboro] and asks what the people back home think of the war. He asks Sherwood to send him his belongings, as he intends to never return to Bridgeport. Transcripts available.

Subjects and Indexing Terms

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

Rights Statement for Archival Description

The guide to the Frederick Blackman Correspondence 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
Correspondence
1863