Alfred S. Lippman collection of Civil War letters
Scope and Contents
This collection consists primarily of Antebellum and Civil War letters collected by donor Al Lippman. The letters were primarily written by Union soldiers in the south to their families in the north. The letters describe news of skirmishes and fighting, daily camp life, illness and disease, slavery and opinions and observations about their experiences. Many of the letters were written by soldiers stationed in Louisiana. The collection also contains 41 Civil War postal covers.
- Creation: 1848-1866
Collection has been placed in protective storage. Please speak with an employee about access the collection.
Conditions Governing Access
Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions. Collection is housed in protective storage. Please speak with an employee about requesting this collection.
Conditions Governing Use
Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
0.5 Linear Feet
Language of Materials
The letters are arranged chronologically. The collection consists of 1 box and 1 oversize folder. It is 0.5 linear foot.
Physical Access Requirements
Some letters may need to be removed from enclosures to be read in their entirety. Please use care when handling letters.
Source of Acquisition
Gift of Alfred S. Lippman. Date acquired: 10/05/2010.
Collection processed in 2010 by intern Lindsay Luken.
Genre / Form
- Confederate States of America.
- Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- New Orleans (La.) -- History -- 19th century
- Southern States -- History -- 19th century.
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
- Archon Finding Aid Title
- Eira Tansey and Lindsay Luken
- Description rules
- Describing Archives: A Content Standard
- Language of description
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