MS-079: Captain Benjamin F. Lee Collection regarding 28th Pennsylvania Infantry and John W. Geary

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MS-079:  Captain Benjamin F. Lee Collection regarding 28th Pennsylvania Infantry and John W. Geary

(1 box, .27 cubic feet)

Processed by Amy Sanderson, ‘07

September 2006

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Provenance Purchased from Charles Apfelbaum Rare Books and Manuscripts with funds provided by the Civil War Era Studies Department in 2003.

Biography

Benjamin F. Lee was mustered into service on June 28, 1861 as Quartermaster for the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry. He remained in that position until September 18, 1862. At that time he resigned to accept a commission as Captain and A.C.S, [Adjutant Commissar of Subsistence]. He remained in the service for three years. After the war, Benjamin F. Lee was the personal secretary to his brother-in-law and former Colonel, Pennsylvania Governor John W. Geary.

Source http://www.pa-roots.com/~pacw/infantry/28th/28thofficers.html

Series Description

The series is divided into three series.  Series I: 28th Pennsylvania Infantry; Series II: Correspondence; and Series III: Miscellaneous.

Scope and Content

The Benjamin F. Lee Collection consists of three series which contain documents relating to requisitions by the 28th Pennsylvania Infantry and correspondence of Lee and John W. Geary between themselves and various other individuals.  

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