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Felix Agnus papers

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1746

Abstract

Title:
Felix Agnus papers
Author/Creator:
Agnus, Felix
Collection number:
90-265
Size:
1.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1861-1865
Inclusive dates:
1861-1869
Collection Area:
State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Repository:
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email: askhornbake@umd.edu
Abstract:

Felix Agnus (1839-1925) was a French sculptor and Austrian War veteran who achieved incredible success as an officer in the 5th and 165th New York Infantry Regiments during the American Civil War. Agnus served in several campaigns and engagements, including the Peninsula Campaign, the Port Hudson Campaign, and Sheridan's Shenandoah Valley Campaign. In recognition of his gallantry, Agnus received numerous promotions, rising from the rank of rivate to Brevet Brigadier General. He settled in Baltimore after the war, eventually becoming business manager of the Baltimore American and later founding the Baltimore Star. Agnus's papers consist of military and personal correspondence from the American Civil War, with the bulk of the materials from 1861-1865. The military correspondence is primarily bureaucratic paperwork, including enlistment and promotion papers, ordnance department returns, and letters.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

Felix Agnus papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Publication rights:

Photocopies of original materials may be provided for a fee and at the discretion of the curator. Please see our Duplication of Materials policy for more information. Queries regarding publication rights and copyright status of materials within this collection should be directed to the appropriate curator.

Alternate formats:

Digital copies of the letters in this collection are available at http://digital.lib.umd.edu/ in the University of Maryland's Digital Collections.

Status:

This collection is PROCESSED.A full finding aid is available.