A Guide to the Miles St. John Letter, 1864 St. John, Miles Letter Ms2012-045

A Guide to the Miles St. John Letter, 1864

A Collection in
Special Collections
Collection Number Ms2012-045


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

Repository
Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.
Collection Number
Ms2012-045
Title
Miles St. John Letter, 1864
Physical Characteristics
0.1 cu. ft. 1 folder
Creator
St. John, Miles, b. abt. 1844 or 1845
Language
English
Abstract
The collection consists of a letter from Miles St. John to "Mary," dated November 12, 1864.

Administrative Information

Access Restrictions

Collection is open for research.

Use Restrictions

Permission to publish material from Miles St. John Letter must be obtained from Special Collections, Virginia Tech.

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: Miles St. John Letter, Ms2012-045, Special Collections, Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va.

Acquisition Information

The Miles St. John Letter was purchased by Special Collections in 2012.

Processing Information

The processing, arrangement, and description of the Miles St. John Letter was completed in September 2012.

Biographical Note

Miles St. John was born in New York in 1843. He enlisted with the 48th Regiment, New York Infantry in August 1861. He served until September 1865, rising from the rank of private to 2nd lieutenant, before mustering out. Following the war, he married Kate Farrelly. They had five children. St. John died in New York in November 1935.

Sources:

Palmer, Abraham J. The History of the Forty-Eighth Regiment New York State Volunteers, in the War for the Union. 1861-1865. Brooklyn: Pub. by the Veteran Association of the regiment, 1885.

Miles St. John Website: http://www.st-john.net/milestj.htm

Scope and Content

The collection consists of a letter from Miles St. John to "Mary," dated November 12, 1864. He discusses the building and completion of winter quarters in Virginia, the recent presidential election, and family news.

Index Terms

    Subjects:

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

Significant Persons Associated With the Collection

  • St. John, Miles, b. abt. 1844 or 1845

Contents List

Folder 1
Letter, 1864