Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger (1885-1888)

Collection processed and finding aid created by Louis Miller, May 2019
Graphics Division, William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan

Summary Information

Title: Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger
Creator: Anonymous
Inclusive dates: 1885-1888
Extent: 1 volume
Abstract:
The Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger contains newspaper clippings dating from 1887 that recount the story of Andrews' Raid written by William Pittenger. Other clippings, almost all of which focus on the United States Army, are also included in the scrapbook. The majority of these clippings are glued onto the page, but some are loose. This scrapbook, whose compiler is unknown, was originally used as a telegraph ledger book for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and more than half of the volume still has these records visible.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu

Access and Use

Acquisition Information

1996. P-2846 .

Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.

Copyright

Copyright status is unknown

Preferred Citation

Andrews' Raid Scrapbook and Telegraph Ledger, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan

Collection Scope and Content Note

The Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger contains newspaper clippings dating from 1887 that recount the story of Andrews' Raid written by William Pittenger, a Union soldier who survived the raid and was awarded the Medal of Honor. Other clippings, almost all of which focus on the United States Army, are also included in the scrapbook. Most of these are Civil War related but they include some Indian Wars material as well, including an account of Sitting Bull and Running Bear's raid on Fort Buford on August 20, 1868. The majority of these clippings are glued onto the page, but some are loose. This scrapbook, whose compiler is unknown, was originally used as a telegraph ledger book for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and more than half of the volume still has these records visible.

Subject Terms

Subjects:
  • Prints shelf.
  • Sitting Bull, 1831-1890.
  • Chattanooga Railroad Expedition, 1862.
  • Telegraph--United States.
  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Anecdotes.
Contributors:
  • Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.
  • Pittenger, William, 1840-1904.
Genre Terms:
  • Clippings.
  • Ledgers (account books)
  • Scrapbooks.

Contents List (Request Materials)

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Container / Location Title
Volume   1 [Scrapbooks 54]  
Andrews' Raid scrapbook and telegraph ledger [series]

Additional Descriptive Data

Related Materials

Pittenger, William. Daring and suffering: a history of the Andrews railroad raid into Georgia in 1862.