Edson J. Harkness Papers
Scope and Contents
This collection includes family correspondence (1827-1846), letters (1862-1864) written by Harkness while serving in the Civil War, commissions and court martial documents, and muster rolls (1863-1865).
- Creation: Inclusive 1827-1865
- Harkness, Edson J (Correspondent, Person)
Conditions Governing Use
The materials from Washington and Lee University Special Collections are made available for use in research, teaching, and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright law. The user assumes full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used should be fully credited with the source. Permission for publication of this material, in part or in full, must be secured with the Head of Special Collections.
Biographical / Historical
Edson J. Harkness was a Chicago lawyer and an officer in the U. S. Colored Troops, 6th regiment during the American Civil War.
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Language of Materials
Ordinance statements and muster rolls are housed in Oversize drawer .
- United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 6th (Organization)
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