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McKean Family (fl. 1846-1882) [Correspondence of McKean Family] [Decimalized .01- .18]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC04188 Author/Creator: McKean Family (fl. 1846-1882) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1846-1882 Pagination: 22 items + envelopes

Summary of Content: Collection of the descendants of Thomas McKean, with genealogy. Includes a report of a "contraband" working on Mississippi fortifications during the Civil War. Most letters are correspondence with Flag Officer William W. McKean (who performed blockade duty during the Civil War but had previously served on board the USS Dale during the 1840s, possibly under McBlair- see GLC00722). Most items with transcriptions; includes genealogy of the Ely Family. Includes 18 letters, 2 carte-de-visites and 2 envelopes.

People: McKean, Family

Historical Era: National Expansion and Reform, 1815-1860

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesUnion Soldier's LetterGenealogyNavyBlockadeContrabandsAfrican American HistorySlaverySoldier's Letter

Sub Era: Age of Jackson

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