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Fort Saint Philip (La)

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred A. Parmenter papers

Identifier: LaRC-690
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily made up of the correspondence of Alfred A. Parmenter (1836-1880), a musician in the 26th Regiment Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, to his parents, Horace and Betsey Parmenter in Lowell, Massachusetts (1861-1862). Parmenter corresponds with his parents while he is stationed at Ship Island, Quarantine Station, Fort Saint Philip, New Orleans, and on board the Steamship Constitution. He often describes Ship Island, drilling operations, regimental organization, and...
Dates: 1861-1862; 1962-1963; Other: Majority of material found within 1861-1862

B.B. Smith diary

Identifier: LaRC-M-1123
Scope and Contents

The manuscript diary covers B.B. Smith's service from 1862 January 1 to 1862 August 2, in Company A, 30th Massachusetts, which was raised by Major General Benjamin Butler, occupied Forts St. Philip and Jackson, and was the first unit to enter New Orleans. Smith wrote detailed comments about the city's occupation. Researchers should note that the inside of the diary is inscribed "Co. A, 2nd Regiment, NED." Smith's first name may have been Bartholomew.

Dates: 1862