Appleby family papers  1862-1902 (bulk 1864-1870)
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Miscellaneous items: Down's spectacles, his sword as an officer of the 107th U.S.C.T., a Civil War-era gutta percha ball, his military belt buckle, a match case, a $20 Confederate bill and $2 bill from the Citizen's bank of Waterbury, and reunion ribbons for the 14th and 15th annual reunions of Companies I and B of the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery (1884 and 1885). Transferred to Graphics Division.

Daguerreotype image of Downs in uniform. Transferred to Graphics Division.

Small image of Downs on a calling card. Transferred to Graphics Division.

Related Materials

Oliver Otis Howard papers, William L. Clements Library. Letters from Howard are included in the Downs papers from Downs' time with the Freedman's Bureau.

Bibliography

Taylor, John C. History of the First Connecticut artillery and of the siege trains of the armies operating against Richmond, 1862-1865 (Hartford, 1893).

Walker, Edward A. Our first year of army life ... (New Haven, 1862).

Partial Subject Index
African-American women.
  • 1863 March 2
Ambulances.
  • 1863 March 2
Armisted, Abraham.
  • 1869 April 30
Blankets.
  • 1861 November 13
Cartwright, Benjamin.
  • 1869 August 7
Cartwright, Mark.
  • 1869 March 6
Chickens.
  • 1872 April 22
Childbirth.
  • 1869 July 26
Christmas.
  • 1864 December 25
Cold Harbor, Battle of, 1864.
  • Diary
Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee--Surrender.
  • 1865 April 24
  • 1865 April 28
Cook, James.
  • 1866 December 24
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry.
  • 1865 June 23
Dismath, Cain.
  • 1869 July 10
Dogs.
  • 1863 October 3
Drewry's Bluff, Battle of, 1864.
  • 1864 May 17
  • 1864 May 31
  • Diary
Duggan, Simon.
  • 1869 January 4
Dutch Gap Canal (Va.)
  • 1864 November 30
Dutch Gap Canal (Va.), Skirmish near, 1864.
  • 1864 December 14
Fair Oaks, Battle of, 1864.
  • 1864 October 27
  • 1882 October 16
Farming--North Carolina.
  • 1870 March 28
  • 1871 August 23
  • 1874 February 23
Finance, Personal.
  • 1865 May 7
Fires--North Carolina--Plymouth.
  • 1881 April 4
Fourth of July celebrations.
  • 1869 July 6
Fraud.
  • 1866 December 24
Freedmen--Education.
  • 1869 February 3
Freedmen--Virginia.
  • 1865 December 17
Frost, Henry, d. 1864.
  • 1864 October 4
Funeral rites and ceremonies.
  • 1863 August 22
Galvanized Yankees.
  • 1864 October 4
Garrison duty--Virginia.
  • 1862 October 5
Godfrey, Hannibal.
  • 1868 December 14
Godfrey, Taft.
  • 1869 March 19
Grand Army of the Republic.
  • n.d.
Gregory, Ransom.
  • 1869 May 21
Hamilton, Marcus.
  • 1882 October
Harvey, William.
  • 1869 August 7
Holliday, Jeremiah.
  • 1866 December 24
Hughes, Allen.
  • 1869 January 18
Hunting.
  • 1869 August 20
Jenkins, Daniel.
  • 1869 July 15, 20
Jordan, Wilson.
  • 1869 July 10
Lamar, Ransom.
  • 1869 February 22
  • 1869 March 8
Lamb, John.
  • 1869 September 15
  • 1869 September 15
Lee, David.
  • 1869 May 27
  • 1869 June 7
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865--Assassination.
  • 1865 April 24
Lloyd, Alexander.
  • 1869 February 22
Madre, Andrew.
  • 1869 April 14
  • 1869 May 4
Mann, Allen.
  • 1869 November 22
Marriage.
  • 1865 August 22
McDowell, Irwin, 1815-1885.
  • 1862 September 16
Mercer, Henry.
  • 1869 July 10
  • 1869 August 6
  • 1869 October 12
  • 1869 October 18
Midget, Fields.
  • 1869 October 18
Midget, Riley.
  • 1869 October 18
  • 1869 October 22
Miles, Nelson Appleton, 1839-1925.
  • 1869 January 26
Military discharge.
  • 1864 December 22
Morgan, Aaron.
  • 1869 March 24
  • 1869 April 5
Morgan, Arthur.
  • 1869 May 21
Mourning, Barry.
  • 1869 January 4
Murder.
  • 1865 April 24
Nixon, Constant.
  • 1868 December 21
Nixon, Joseph.
  • 1869 April 24, 27
Owens, Isaac.
  • 1869 March 22
Peninsular Campaign, 1862.
  • 1862 March 31
  • 1862 July 5
  • 1862 August 14
Petersburg, Battle of, 1864.
  • 1864 July 10
  • Diary
Picott, Holloway.
  • 1869 March 18
Presidents--United States--Election--1864.
  • 1864 November 8
Prices--Virginia.
  • 1863 February 22
Reconstruction--North Carolina.
  • 1865 May 7
  • 1865 September 17-18
  • 1867 March 31
  • 1869 March 10
  • 1869 July 26
Reconstruction--Virginia.
  • 1882 August 17-25
Redding, Adolphus.
  • 1869 February 15
Reed, Everett.
  • 1869 May 27
  • 1869 June 7
Rhodes, Daniel.
  • 1869 May 21
Robinson, Stephen.
  • 1869 April 27
Scurvy.
  • 1866 July 7
Sharecropping--North Carolina.
  • 1871 August 23
  • 1872 April 22
Skinner, Albert.
  • 1869 April 24, 27
Skinner, Frank.
  • 1869 May 27
Skinner, Samuel.
  • 1869 May 21
Slavery--Emancipation--District of Columbia.
  • 1866 April 16
Soldiers' bodies, Disposition of.
  • 1862 February 8
  • 1864 December 14
Spellman, Damon.
  • 1869 March 4
  • 1869 March 23
Stealing.
  • 1862 January 7
Sutlers.
  • 1864 March 14
  • 1864 March 14
Swift, Allen.
  • 1869 September 10
Toms, Jack.
  • 1869 June 7
United States. Army--African-American troops--Officers.
  • 1864 October 27
  • 1864 November 8
United States. Army--African-American troops--Officers--Examinations.
  • 1864 January 22
United States. Army--African-American troops.
  • 1864 December 14
United States. Army--Appointments and retirements.
  • 1865 May 31
  • 1865 June 1
United States. Army--Infantry Regiment (Colored), 107th--Officers.
  • 1882 August 17-25
United States. Army--Pay, allowances, etc.
  • 1875 November 18
United States. Freedmen's Bureau--Corrupt practices.
  • 1869 January 23
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African-Americans.
  • 1863 March 2
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals.
  • 1863 August 22
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care.
  • 1861 June 18
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African-American.
  • 1864 December 14
  • 1865 April 24
  • 1865 April 28
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans.
  • 1879 September 1
  • 1881 September 14
  • 1882 August 17-25
  • 1883 September 5
  • 1884 August 18
Vines, Benjamin.
  • 1869 July 15, 20
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction.
  • 1862 May 2
Washington's birthday.
  • 1862 February 22
White, John.
  • 1869 August 7
Wiggins, Edward.
  • 1869 February 22
Women--North Carolina.
  • 1869 July 6
Wood, Ruffin.
  • 1869 March 24
  • 1869 April 5
  • 1869 April 9
  • 1869 April 23
  • 1869 May 12
Woodward, John.
  • 1869 February 26
  • 1869 February 18
Wright, William.
  • 1869 December 6
Yorktown (Va.)--History--Siege, 1862.
  • 1862 April 19
  • 1862 April 20
  • 1862 May 2
  • 1862 May 3