Guide to the Pierson M. Walton, Civil War Soldier, Affidavit1863MG 1578

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Descriptive Summary

Biographical Note

Scope and Content Note

Access Points

Related Material

Administrative Information

Container List

Affidavit

Guide to the Pierson M. Walton, Civil War Soldier, Affidavit1863MG 1578Inventory prepared by Danielle Kovacs.

Guide to the Pierson M. Walton, Civil War Soldier, Affidavit
1863

MG 1578



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Inventory prepared by Danielle Kovacs.

Finding aid encoded by Julia Telonidis. December 2004. Production of the EAD 2002 version of this finding aid was made possible by a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Finding aid written in English.

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Pierson M. Walton
Title: Pierson M. Walton, Civil War Soldier Affidavit
Dates1863
Abstract: This collection consists of an affidavit which records the statements made by Civil War soldier Pierson M. Walton on April 1, 1863 and pertains to the condition of certain pieces of equipment.
Quantity: 0.01 linear feet (1 folder)
Collection Number: MG 1578

Biographical Note

Pierson M. Walton enlisted as a Private on June 3, 1861, becoming a member of the "H" Company of the New Jersey 1st Infantry. There he served first as a Corporal, then as a Sergeant, and finally as a 1st Sergeant, until he was discharged at Trenton, New Jersey on June 23, 1864. Peter D. Vroom, prominent New Jersey lawyer and politician, enlisted as an Adjutant in August 1862. Later that year he was commissioned into Field & Staff of the New Jersey 1st Infantry; he was discharged for promotion on August 28, 1863. He continued to serve in the Field & Staff of the New Jersey 2nd Cavalry until October 1865.

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Scope and Content Note

The affidavit records the statements made by Pierson M. Walton on April 1, 1863, in which he states that certain equipment under the command of Captain Edward F. Roberts was worn out during service. The affidavit was sworn before Peter D. Vroom and signed by both parties.

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Access Points

The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.
Subject Names:
Vroom, Peter Dumont, 1791-1873.
Walton, Pierson M.
Subject Organizations:
United States. Army. New Jersey Infantry Regiment, 1st (1862-1865)
Subject Topics:
New Jersey--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Regiments--New Jersey.
Document Types:
Legal documents.
Subject Occupations
Soldiers.

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Related Material

Manuscript Group 20, Peter D. Vroom Papers. Correspondence, diaries, and case files of Vroom, a prominent New Jersey lawyer, court reporter, and Governor of New Jersey (1829-1832).

Manuscript Group 283, Ewing Family (Trenton, N.J.) Papers. Contains documents concerning a testimonial dinner given for Vroom by the New Jersey Bar.

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1578, Pierson M. Walton Affidavit, The New Jersey Historical Society.

Acquisition Information

Purchased by The New Jersey Historical Society in September 2002.

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Container List

 

Affidavit

BoxFolderTitleDate
11Manuscript document signed by Peter D. Vroom and Pierson M. Walton at a camp of New Jersey 1st Infantry volunteers in White Oak Church, Virginia. 1 p. 1863 Apr. 1

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