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Manuscript Group 87
HUGH W. McNEIL COLLECTION
1855-1916 (bulk 1861-1862)
.25 cu. ft.


Correspondence, commissions, newspaper clippings, etc., relating to Hugh W. McNeil (b. 1830, d. 1862) of Warren County, colonel of the 1st Rifle Regiment ("Bucktails") in the Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps at the time of his death at the Battle of Antietam. Most of the correspondence is from McNeil to members of his family, 1861-1862, although one earlier letter from McNeil is dated 1855. Letters from E. A. Irvin of Curwensville, 1887-1908, and Hugh McNeil Irvin of Curwensville, 1916, deal mostly with Colonel McNeil's Civil War career. Among the other items are a captain's commission for McNeil, 1861, and a colonel's commission, 1862; newspaper clippings, dated mainly 1861-1862 and having to do with McNeil's service with the "Bucktail" Regiment and his death in the latter year; and a brochure advertising a reunion of this regiment in Williamsport, 1887.




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