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Stauffer, David M. (1845-1913) [David Stauffer sketchbooks and papers]

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Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC07713 Author/Creator: Stauffer, David M. (1845-1913) Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1864-1870 Pagination: Two volumes

Summary of Content: Collection of two volumes belonging to David Stauffer, an ensign on the U.S.S. Alexandria, dated 1864 to 1870. Consists of two sketchbooks and an additional 21 items housed in GLC07713.02. Sketches include naval and architectural sketches, as well as depictions of African Americans, women, sailor, landscapes and boat manouevers.

Background Information: David M. Stauffer enlisted in the 2nd Regiment of the Pennsylvania Militia in 1862 and rose up the ranks to ensign on May 25, 1865 where he served aboard the U.S.S. ...Alexandria. He was discharged in 1865 and became a civil engineer. See More

People: Stauffer, David M., 1845-1913

Historical Era: Civil War and Reconstruction, 1861-1877

Subjects: Civil WarMilitary HistoryUnion ForcesNavyArt, Music, Theater, and FilmArchitectureArtilleryAfrican American HistoryMilitary UniformsSoldier's DiaryReligionIllustrations

Sub Era: The American Civil War

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