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William Emory papers

Abstract

Title:
William Emory papers
Author/Creator:
Emory, William
Collection number:
91-224
Size:
1.50 linear feet
Bulk dates:
1861-1873
Inclusive dates:
1861-1873
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:

William H. Emory (1811-1887) was born in Queen Anne's County, Maryland. After graduating from the U.S. Military Academy in 1831, Emory devoted most of his life to the U.S. Army. Upon retirement in 1876 he had attained the rank of brigadier general and had served in the Mexican War, the Civil War, and on the Indian frontier. The documents in the collection consist of a letterbook, a biography drawn up shortly before retirement, and some loose correspondence with his wife, Matilda Wilkins Bache Emory. Several of his letters center around a period of transition in the early 1860s when Emory was serving in Indian territory but preparing for removal to the East for service with the Union forces against the Confederacy.

Important Information for Users of the Collection

Restrictions:

This collection is open for research.

Preferred citation:

William Emory papers, Special Collections, University of Maryland Libraries.

Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1903.1/1235
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/results.jsp?index1=dmKeyword&query1=william+emory in the University of Maryland's Digital Collections.

Status:

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