A Guide to the Eugene B. Hovey Sketches, c.1861-1865 Hovey, Eugene B. Sketches Ms2011-092

A Guide to the Eugene B. Hovey Sketches, c.1861-1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2011-092


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Processed by: Andrea Ledesma, Student Assistant, and Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2011-092
Title
Eugene B. Hovey Sketches, c.1861-c.1865
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Hovey, Eugene B., 37th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of sketches of punishments for soldiers, presumed to be the work of Eugene B. Hovey.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Eugene B. Hovey Sketches Collection must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Eugene B. Hovey Sketches, Ms2011-092, Special Collections, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

Special Collections, Virginia Tech acquired the Eugene B. Hovey Sketches in September 2011.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Eugene B. Hovey Sketches was completed in October 2011.

Biographical Note

Eugene B. Hovey was born in New York, c.1840. During the Civil War, he served with Company I of the 37th Massachusetts Infantry as a sergeant. After the war, Hovey worked for sometime at a shoe factory in Massachusetts.

Scope and Content

The collection consists of one pencil sketch and covers two sides of one page. The sketches depict various punishments used for soldiers in Civil War regiments: the first, a man carrying a "wood tram," the second, a man standing on a "barrell," the third, a man wearing a "wooden overcoat," and the fourth, a man sitting "bucked and gagged."

The drawings are attributed to Eugene B. Hovey, though they are similar to sketches attributed to Charles W. Reed of the 9th Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery, created for John D. Billings' Hardtack and Coffee: Or, The Unwritten Story of Army Life, Including Chapters on Enlisting, Life in Tents and Log Huts, Jonahs and Beats, Offences and Punishments, Raw Recruits, Foraging, Corps and Corps Badges, the Wagon Trains, the Army Mule, the Engineer Corps, the Signal Corps, Etc. (Boston: George M. Smith & Co, 1889.).

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Hovey, Eugene B., 37th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry

Contents List

Folder 1
Sketches, c.1861-c.1865