Collection ID: 2010.072.0001

Collection context

Summary

Creator:
Hill, Richard Lord, 1844-1902
Abstract:
Civil War correspondence of Richard Lord Hill to his fiancee/wife Julia Havens. Approximately 200 photocopies of letters and 26 photocopies of photographs with descriptions on the reverse.
Extent:
5 linear inches and 2 boxes
Language:
English

Background

Scope and Content:

The collection contains approximately 200 photocopies of letters and 26 photocopies of photographs with descriptions on the reverse of correspondence between Richard Lord Hill and his fiancee/wife Julia Havens.

Biographical / Historical:

Richard Lord Hill was born in 1844 in on a farm in Wayne, Yates County, New York. After teaching in Fulton, Oswego and Baldwinsville, New York, and editing a newspaper, he volunteered in the military. He was a member of the 24th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment. He was a lieutenant in Company E.

He was married to Julia Havens [the only correspondent in this collection of letters] in 1863. Lt. Hill was discharged in October 1864 after being wounded in Cold Harbor, Virginia. Richard Lord Hill died on April 25, 1902.

Access

RESTRICTIONS:

This collection is open to the public.

TERMS OF ACCESS:

Please contact SUNY Oswego Archives and Special Collections for use restrictions.

LOCATION OF THIS COLLECTION:
Penfield Library
7060 State Route 104
Oswego, NY 13126, United States
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