Collection inventory

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James Barnes Letters

An inventory of his correspondence at Syracuse University

Finding aid created by: [Summit record]
Date: 1993-08-03

Revision history:
23 Aug 2007 converted to EAD (MRC)

Overview of the Collection

Creator: Barnes, James,d. 1865.
Title: James Barnes Letters
Dates: 1862-1865
Quantity: 52 items
Abstract: Papers of the Civil War soldier of the 146th Regiment, New York State Volunteers. Died at Washington Street Hospital, Petersburg, Virginia.
Abstract: Chiefly his correspondence to his wife, Catherine Barnes (1862-1865). Other correspondents to Mrs. Barnes are William T. Tull, chaplain at the Washington Street Hospital and Arthur B. Johnson.
Language: English
Repository: Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries
222 Waverly Avenue
Syracuse, NY 13244-2010

Biographical History

James Barnes was a Civil War soldier with the 146th Regiment N.Y.

Scope and Contents of the Collection

The James Barnes Letters consist of letters from the Civil War soldier to his wife Catharine from army camps and hospitals in Virginia and Washington, D.C.. The letters describe the day-to-day life of a Civil War soldier and the movements of his regiment, with a few brief accounts of unidentified battles. Two letters from a chaplain at Washington St. Hospital, Petersburg, Va., to Mrs. Barnes announce her husband's death and give further details.


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Subject Headings


Barnes, Catherine.
Johnson, Arthur B.
Tull, William T.

Corporate Bodies

United States., Army., History, Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States., Army., New York Infantry Regiment, 146th (1862-1865)


Soldiers, New York.


United States, History, Civil War, 1861-1865.

Genres and Forms

Letters (correspondence)



Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Preferred citation for this material is as follows:

James Barnes Letters
Special Collections Research Center,
Syracuse University Libraries

Table of Contents



SC 2 1862-1865