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Chapin family papers, 1862-1870

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Type: Correspondence | Text
Creator: Chapin family
Title: Chapin family papers, 1862-1870
Date: 1862-1870
Description: The collection consists of correspondence from 1862-1870 to Mrs. Joel (Amelia) Chapin of Enfield, Connecticut from friends of J. Leander Chapin regarding his imprisonment and death at Andersonville Prison, Georgia. The letters discuss the hiring of Amelia Johnson in Andersonville to care for the grave and erect a stone. Johnson's letters contain very descriptive comments about the cemetery and stockade. Also in the collection are three documents concerning death benefits paid to Mrs. Chapin for her son's military service. Letters from Leander's friends who describe his character and death are also included.

Cataloged as part of the Georgia Archives and Manuscripts Automated Access Project: A Special Collections Gateway Program of the University Center in Georgia.

Mrs. Joel Chapin (Amelia) of Enfield, Connecticut wrote concerning her son J. Leander Chapin (d. 1864), who was a private soldier in Company A of the 16th Connecticut Infantry Regiment. He was taken prisoner on April 20, 1864, and held at Andersonville Prison in Georgia. He died at Andersonville of typhoid fever on July 21, 1864.

America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia received support from a Digitizing Historical Records grant awarded to the Atlanta History Center, Georgia Historical Society, Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, and the Digital Library of Georgia by the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Subjects: Chapin, Amelia P. | Chapin, J. Leander, d. 1864 | Johnson, Amelia | Andersonville Prison | United States. Army. Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 16th (1862-1865) | Soldiers--Connecticut | Andersonville (Ga.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Andersonville (Ga.) | Sumter County (Ga.)
Contributors: Hargrett Library
Online Publisher: [Athens, Ga.] : Digital Library of Georgia in association with the Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, 2012
Original Material: Chapin family papers. MS 2922(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries.
Rights and Usage: Cite as: Chapin family papers. MS 2922(M). Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Georgia Libraries., as presented in the Digital Library of Georgia.
Persistent Link to Item: http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/harg/turningpoint/id:harg2922-001-001

Related Institutions: Digital Library of Georgia
Georgia Historical Society
Atlanta History Center
Hargrett Library
Collection Information: America's Turning Point: Documenting the Civil War Experience in Georgia