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Willis A. Pomeroy papers, Series I, Box 1, Folder 1: Correspondence, 1861

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Summary:Little is known of the life of Willis A. Pomeroy preceding the Civil War. He was the son of Chauncey Pomeroy and Eliza (Granger) Pomeroy and was born in Suffield, Connecticut on March 18, 1841. Pomeroy had two brothers, Chauncey and Arthur, and two sisters, Maria and Cornelia. Willis Pomeroy was married to Mary A. Nixon, but they had no children. Pomeroy enlisted and was mustered in on May 23, 1861 as a 1st lieutenant with "C" Company, 1st Regiment, Heavy Artillery, Connecticut Volunteers. The papers of Willis A. Pomeroy span the dates June 1861 to September 1861 and consist of correspondence and military records. There are seven letters written to various members of his family concerning his activities in the Army of the Potomac. Also included is a general order promoting him to bridge commissary with rank of captain. Complete information may be found in the finding aid to the collection at:
Creator:Pomeroy, Willis A.
Place of origin – Continent:North America
Place of origin – Country:United States of America
Place of origin – Region:Maryland
Temporal subject: 1861-1870
Geographical subject – Continent:North America
Geographical subject – Country:United States of America
Geographical subject – Region:Maryland
Topical subjects:United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- Army -- Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 1st. -- Company C -- History -- Sources
ArchivesUM location:Willis A. Pomeroy papers
  • series 1
  • box 1
  • folder 1
Repository:Historical Manuscripts
Browse terms:War, Military
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