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Harvey, A. D. Harvey A. Dowe papers, 1862-1866.
Description:.2 cubic ft.
Abstract: Correspondence, rosters, certificates, and notes relating to military organization in Ithaca, New York during the Civil War. Primarily addressed to Harvey Dowe, the letters pertain to the following matters: enrollment of volunteers in the 50th Regiment, court martials, Special Orders from the Office of the Adjutant General (in Albany, New York), uniforms, and arms. Other papers include lists of elected officials, a muster roll, Certificates of Appointments of Enrolling Officers, election and appointment returns (of officers), notes of parental consent (to enlist), and military instructions.
Harvey A. Dowe was a colonel in the 50th Regiment of the New York State National Guard. In 1863 he was appointed Brigadier General and was authorized to organize a 28th Brigade of the National Guard, to be comprised of men from Tompkins, Tioga, and Broome counties. The following year a special order added Chemung and Schuyler counties to Dowe's command.
Harvey A. Dowe. Papers, #3194. Department of Manuscripts and University Archives, Cornell University Libraries.
New York Infantry. 50th Regiment. History of the Dewitt guard, company A, 50th regiment National guard, state of New York. Ithaca, N.Y.: Andrus, McChain & Co., steam printers, 1866.
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