Geneva Civil War Collection

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Geneva Civil War Collection
Miscellaneous Civil War era letters from Geneva Historical Society - Image Source

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Dates of Original:
1858 - 1865

Historical Context

The Civil War pitted the Confederate States against the rest of the Nation. Many Upstate New Yorkers, including Geneva residents, joined the Union Army to fight the Confederacy.

Scope of Collection

The Geneva Civil War Collection is comprised of manuscripts related to Geneva-area soldiers of the Civil War. A majority of the collection is comprised of letters from fallen soldiers written to their families back home. Soldiers' diaries, invoices and bills related to supplies from local companies, and pictures of families post-wartime are also included, among other items

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