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Manuscript Group 97
RICHARD A. OAKFORD PAPERS
1861-1862
.5 cu. ft.


Papers of Richard A. Oakford, killed at the battle of Antietam, 1862. Oakford served in the Civil War as a colonel in the 15th Regiment and later in the 132nd Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Dated 1861 and relating to the 15th Regiment are the following: orderly book; general and special orders; letter book; lists of men in Company A, giving names, places and dates of birth, residences, occupations, and considerable other personal data; roll of the regimental band; complete list of officer of the regiment; correspondence, muster rolls, written pledges, etc., pertaining to the signing up for three years' service of officers and men originally recruited for ninety days only; courts martial papers; correspondence, lists, invoices, and receipts concerning arms, ammunition, and miscellaneous equipment; and morning reports of companies, carrying data on men present and absent. Addressed to family members is personal correspondence, 1862, of Colonel Oakford, 132nd Regiment, explaining affairs of the regiment, general military developments, and family matters.




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