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Title:
The Civil War papers of Lt. Colonel Newton T. Colby, New York Infantry
Author:
Colby, Newton T., 1832-1905.
Publication Information:
Jefferson, N.C. : McFarland, [2003]

©2003
Physical Description:
vi, 354 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780786415052
Format :
Book

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Lt. Col. Colby served with the 23rd New York, the 107th New York at Antietam, Chancellorsville and Harper's Ferry, and later in the Veteran Reserve Corps as superintendent of Old Capital Prison. This is a compilation of Colby's letters to family, friends and other military personnel, newspaper articles that detail the fighting in which Colby and his fellow soldiers were involved, and accounts of the fighting and daily life from other soldiers. Colby was not a well known name, but he crossed paths with many prominent figures of the Civil War, witnessed history being made, and was recognized as an excellent soldier by his peers and commanding officers.