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Alexander Shaler, 1827-1911 (Papers, 1898-1908 (bulk 1898, 1905-1908)

Alexander Shaler Papers

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Alexander Shaler, 1827-1911 (Papers, 1898-1908 (bulk 1898, 1905-1908)

Hamilton College Library, Clinton, New York

2003



Profile Description

Creation: EAD encoding by Peter MacDonald 2003
Language: English

Overview of the Collection

Repository: Hamilton College Archives
Creator: Shaler, Alexander, 1827-1911
Title: Alexander Shaler Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1898-1908
Quantity: 11 items
Abstract: Papers, 1898-1908 (bulk 1898, 1905-1908)
Identification: 0000.4
Location: Non-Hamilton Miscellaneous File - Shaler, Alexander
Language: English

Arranged chronologically

Summary

Letters from Alexander Shaler to J.J. Tompkins regarding recollections of events immediately following the attack on Ft. Sumpter while they were in New York, NY and later a meeting in Washington, DC to be included in Alexander Shaler's entry in Brevet Major-General St. Clair A. Mulholland's The History of the Military Order of the Congress Medal of Honor Legion. Also included is a circular intended to publicize the book.


Biography

Alexander Shaler, born 19 March 1827 in Haddam, CT and died 28 December 1911 in New York, NY, was a Civil War Union Colonel, later raised in rank to Brigadier General, and decorated with the Congressional Medal of Honor for his service at the battle of Chancellorsville; post-war he served as a fire commissioner, Major General in the N.Y. National Guard, and President of the NRA


Indexing Terms

Subjects

Civil War--Congressional Medal of Honor
Tompkins, J.J.

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