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Manuscript Group 341, Daniel Curtin (fl. 1775-1776), Revolutionary War Soldier

Journal, 1775-1776, 0.06 linear feet / 1 volume

Call Number: MG 341


Summary:

Diary written during the siege of Boston and en route to New York, where Curtin was discharged on May 29, 1776.

Gift of Mrs. S. S. Battin, 1969.

 

Biographical Note:

Daniel Curtin was a Revolutionary War soldier who fought at Cambridge, Massachusetts.  He was discharged on May 29, 1776 in New York City.

 

Provenance Note:

This collection was donated by Mrs. S. S. Buttin in 1969.

 

Scope and Content Note:

This journal kept by Daniel Curtin from 1775 to 1776 measures 0.06 linear feet.  There are daily entries, which vary in detail from "nothing important happened today" to descriptions of the fighting going on in the Cambridge, Massachusetts area.  Curtinís unit, whose name is not mentioned, went from Cambridge to Severn Island and later to New York where he was discharged on May 29, 1776.

 

Processed by James Lewis, June 2001 as part of the "Farm to City" project funded by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

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