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|Creator:||Van Nest, Henry.|
|Title:||Van Nest Papers|
|Abstract:||Consists of a three letters sent by a Civil War soldier, Henry Van Nest, to his brother Abram Van Nest, who lived in Somerset County, NJ.|
|Quantity:||.01 linear feet|
|Collection Number:||MG 1654|
This collection contains material from and about soldier named Henry Van Nest. He served in the New Jersey 9th Infantry until 1864 and was transferred into the Veteran Reserve Corps that same year. He was discharged from the Veteran Reserve Corps in 1864. During his time with the New Jersey Infantry, he received the promotion to private. He seems to have had a good relationship with his brother Abram Van Nest who lived in Flaggtown, Somerset County, NJ, as eveidenced by their frequest correspondence.
This collection contains 3 letters and corresponding envelopes addressed to Abram Van Nest from Henry Van Nest. The letters describe Abram's service in the New Jersey 9th Infantry during the Civil War. Two of the letters are written on patriotic stationary with pro-Union symbolism.
|The entries below represent persons, organizations, topics, forms, and occupations documented in this collection.|
|Van Nest, Abram|
|Van Nest, Henry.|
|United States. Army. New York Cavalry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865)|
|United States. Army. New Jersey Infantry Regiment, 9th (1861-1865)|
|Brothers and sisters--New Jersey|
|Somerset County (N.J.)|
|United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.|
This collection should be cited as: Manuscript Group 1654, Van Nest Papers, The New Jersey Historical Society.
This collection was purchased in 2004.
Van Nest Correspondence
|1||1||Henry Van Nest letters to his brother, Abram||1862|
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