Civil War Manuscripts Project
Alphabetical Name List I - J
A-B || C || D || E-F || G-H ||I-J || K-L || M-N || O-P || Q-R || S-T || U-V || W-X || Y-Z
Letter, 2 pp., from Fair Haven to his mother
requesting money while at the conscript camp. It does not
appear that Ives ever made it into active service,
although he was apparently drafted. He mentions his
sister "Nellie" and writes that he is likely
"to be discharged at any moment."
Papers, mainly retained copies of documents
generated in his capacity of Commissary Sergeant, U. S.
Volunteers: September 1863, Portsmouth, VA, and April
1864, Point Lookout, MD. Documents from Portsmouth, VA,
for September 1863 include: provision returns, extra
issues, receipts and returns of Commissary property,
invoices of subsistence stores, summary statements,
abstracts of contingencies, receipts for funds and
abstracts of issues to hospitals of the 8th, 15th and
16th Connecticut Infantry Volunteers. Documents from
Point Lookout, MD, for April 1864 include: abstracts of
contingencies; summary statements of sales to officers;
abstract of issues to the "Small Pox Hospital,"
the "Prisoners Hospital," the 5th New
Hampshire Infantrys hospital, and to Hammond
General Hospital on behalf of the 36th and 4th United
States Colored Troops; payrolls of citizens employed in
the subsistence department; returns of provisions;
receipts and invoices for subsistence stores; abstracts
of issues to refugees and to prisoners of war; records of
sales to citizens. Ives enlisted on 18 September 1861 and
was mustered-in a Private, Company K, 8th Connecticut
Infantry on 23 September 1861. The record states he
"resigned" on 18 March 1862. Ives reenlisted
and was mustered-in a Private, Company B, 8th Connecticut
Volunteers on 5 August 1862. He was promoted to First
Lieutenant, Company C, on 15 August 1862 and on 21 April
1864 was promoted to Captain and Commissary Sergeant, U.
S. Volunteers. He was discharged on 15 August 1865.
Correspondence, circulars and receipts
regarding parcels for Civil War soldiers, freedmen and
refugees. Chloe Jenkins was the second wife of John
Jenkins and the sister of William Thompson and Ruth
Thompson Lord. Chloe and John Jenkins had four sons,
Augustus T., Weston, Edward H. and William T. Jenkins.
Mrs. Jenkins was actively involved in soliciting goods
and money donations from the Falmouth community under the
auspices of the New England Women's Auxiliary Association
in Boston. The barrels and boxes were sent via the YMCA
to the U. S. Sanitary Commission, the Freedman's Aid
Society, to Relief for the Refugees and to the U. S.
Christian Commission. The collection contains interesting
contents lists of the barrels and boxes sent.
Letter, 2 pp., from Falmouth, VA, to James
Fuller of Chatham. Jewett indicates the amount of pay and
bounty due to Fullers brothers, Benjamin R. Fuller
(d.1862), who was killed at Antietam, and Franklin Fuller
(d.1862), who died near Harpers Ferry. The Fuller
brothers from Chatham were both members of the 14th
Connecticut Infantry. Jewett enlisted on 14 July 1862 and
was mustered-in on 23 August 1862. He was wounded on 25
August 1864 at Reams Station, VA, and received a
disability discharge on 4 January 1865.
Jewett, Levi (b.1835)
Letters predominantly from Fort Ethan Allen, VA, to
his wife, Mary J. Taylor Jewett, in Cobalt. Jewetts
letters are on beautifully illustrated stationery
depicting the Smithsonian, the Patent Office, the Post
Office, the U. S. Treasury, and a view of the city of
Washington, DC. Jewett was at this time detached from his
unit (which was in the field under General Sumner) as
Acting Surgeon for General Abercrombies brigade at
Fort Ethan Allen. The letters contain good descriptions
of military activity in and around Washington and of
General Milroys brigade. See previous entry for
Jewetts record of service.
Letter, 1 p., from Nashville, TN, to General
Lorenzo Thomas asking that contrabands in East and Middle
Tennessee be given better supervision until permanent
provision can be made for them. Johnson suggests Colonel
Mussy be assigned this duty. At the time this letter was
written Johnson was Military Governor of Tennessee and
Vice-President-elect of the United States.
Letter, 4 pp., from Point Lookout, MD, to his
sister Elenor Pinkney. Little information as to military
situation or personal circumstance. After expressing the
hope that all are well and wishing his love to be passed
along to family and friends, Johnson writes, "I am
sory to have them think so harde of me. . ." Also
notes he has been ill but able to do duty and that
"Richard" was about the same; "as olde
coproel [corporal?] sayed I can't skufel much but can
fite like hell. . ."