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Hervey Lane Howe Letters

An inventory of his letters at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: KM
Date: Jan 1991

Biographical History

Union soldier, 89th Regiment, New York Volunteers (Dickinson Guard).

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The Hervey Lane Howe Letters is a collection of 40 items of correspondence of a Union Civil War soldier to his brother, Judson, of McDonough, NY. In addition to the letters, the collection includes a biographical sketch of Hervey Lane Howe, an historical outline of the 89th Regiment, New York Volunteers, a chronological list and brief synopsis of the letters, transcriptions of the letters, and a series of envelopes with annotations, prepared by George W. Howe of Williamstown, PA. The biographical sketch, regimental history and chronology of letters also serve as an inventory of the collection.


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Subject Headings


Howe family
Howe, Hervey Lane, 1833-1864, Correspondence

Corporate Bodies

United States, Army, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Sources
United States, Army, New York Volunteers, 89th
United States, Army, Officers


Soldiers, United States


United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Campaigns, Sources
United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Personal narratives
United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Regimental histories
United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865, Sources
United States, History, Military, To 1900, Sources

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

Hervey Lane Howe Letters,
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Acquisition Information

Gift of Richard Howe, 1991

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