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Mixter, Calvin Symmes (b. 1832) Materials pertaining to Mixter, a Civil War soldier. [Decimalized .01-.05]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06583 Author/Creator: Mixter, Calvin Symmes (b. 1832) Place Written: various Type: Header Record Date: 1861-1864 Pagination: 3 diaries, 4 newspaper clippings, 1 broadside

Background Information: Mixter lived and worked in Boston at the beginning of the Civil War. He volunteered for military service 19 April 1861, serving in the 22nd Massachusetts Regiment. In 1864, he was commissioned as 1...st Lieutenant Adjutant, 3rd Regiment North Carolina Colored Volunteers, after which he resigned from military service due to severe illness. Mixter's diaries discuss historical events such as abolitionism, Civil War battles, and the 1864 election. He also records frequent contact with his family and reports other the details of daily life, referring often to food, illness, and medication.See More

People: Mixter, Calvin Symmes, b. 1832

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistorySoldier's DiaryUnion Forces

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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