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Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
Bureau of Archives and History
Pennsylvania State Archives


MG-511

WILLIAM NEEL PAPERS

Series Descriptions



2nd Battalion, 6 Months, Pennsylvania Volunteers, Company C Documents,
1861-1864.
(8 folders)

{series #511m.1} [Holdings]

Grouped according to type of document.

Types of materials present include the quarterly and monthly returns of the battalion, as well as letters, invoices and other various papers that document the life of William Neel as a volunteer for the 2nd Battalion.

8th Regiment Documents,
1861.
(1 folder)

{series #511m.2} [Holdings]

Single item.

A discharge certificate for William Neel on July 29, 1861 from the 8th Regiment of the Pennsylvania Volunteers.

105th Regiment Documents,
1862-1863.
(1 folder)

{series #511m.3} [Holdings]

Unarranged.

Types of material present include orders, letters and various papers that document William Neel's time in the 105th Regiment.

206th Regiment Documents,
1864-1865.
(34 folders)

{series #511m.4} [Holdings]

Grouped according to type of document.

Types of material include muster rolls, descriptive lists, volunteer enlistments and monthly returns, as well as other papers that document William Neel's time in the 206th Regiment. The descriptive lists and volunteer enlistments give details about the men who were fighting side by side with William Neel. Muster rolls and monthly returns show the depletion of equipment while traveling with the military. This series of documents gives the most detail about a regiment in the military life of William Neel.

Letter and Correspondence,
1861-1865.
(4 folders)

{series #511m.5} [Holdings]

Arranged by date of correspondence.

These letters were received by William Neel during his military exploits. The letters are from other military men as well as his wife Sarah. Some of the letters are accompanied by the envelopes in which they were received.

List of Books,
1861-1879.
(1 box)

{series #511m.6} [Holdings]

Arranged chronogically by date of publication.

Various published books including infantry tactics, instruction manuals and annual reports from 1865 to 1875. These books were owned by William Neel and used throughout the time he served in the military.

Miscellaneous Documents,
undated.
(2 folders)

{series #511m.7} [Holdings]

Grouped according to type of document..

An undated list of general officers as well as blank documents including Abstract of Expenditures, inventories, muster rolls and invoices.


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