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Felix Agnus papers


Felix Agnus papers
Agnus, Felix
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1.50 linear feet
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State of Maryland and Historical Collections
Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries, Hornbake Library, College Park, MD 20742. Tel: 301-405-9212, Fax: 301-314-2709, Email:

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.

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