A Guide to the Henry A. Van Pelt Letter and CDV, 1862-c.1865 Van Pelt, Henry A. Letter and CDV Ms2012-041

A Guide to the Henry A. Van Pelt Letter and CDV, 1862-c.1865

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-041


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Processed by: Kira A. Dietz, Archivist, Special Collections

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-041
Title
Henry A. Van Pelt Letter and CDV, 1862-c.1865
Physical Charactistics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
Van Pelt, Henry, 83rd Regiment, New York Infantry
Language
English
Abstract
The collection includes a letter by Henry Van Pelt to "Frank," dated November 15, 1862, as well as an undated CDV of Van Pelt taken during the Civil War.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Henry A. Van Pelt Letter and CDV must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Henry A. Van Pelt Letter and CDV, Ms2012-041, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Henry A. Van Pelt Letter and CDV was purchased by Special Collections in July 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Henry A. Van Pelt Letter and CDV was completed in August 2012.

Biographical Note

Henry A. Van Pelt enlisted with the 83rd Regiment, New York Infantry (aka 9th Regiment, New York State Militia) in 1861 as a private. By late 1863, he was a captain in Company H. Van Pelt was discharged in April 1864.

Sources:

United States, George A. Hussey, and William Todd. History of the Ninth Regiment N.Y.S.M. -- N.G.S.N.Y. (Eighty-Third N.Y. Volunteers.) 1845-1888. New York: Pub. under the auspices of veterans of the Regiment, 1889.

Scope and Content

The collection includes a letter by Henry Van Pelt to "Frank," dated November 15, 1862, as well as an undated CDV of Van Pelt taken during the Civil War. In his letter, written from Rappahannock Station, Virginia, Van Pelt writes about camp life and activities of the regiments. The CDV is stamped by Halleit & Brother, N.Y.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged by material type.

Index Terms

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • Van Pelt, Henry, 83rd Regiment, New York Infantry

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter and CDV