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Collection TitleCL 72 Russell Tuttle LettersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:December 2010
Provenance:The items in this collection were purchased by the Society in 2010. 
Terms:107th New York Volunteers; United States-History-Civil War, 1861-1865
Historical:Russell M. Tuttle- Russell Tuttle was born on January 12, 1840 in Almond, New York.  At the start of the Civil War, Tuttle was Junior at the University of Rochester.  Over the next three years, he served with the Army of the Potomac seeing action in Maryland, Virginia, Tennessee, the Siege of Atlanta, the March to the Sea and the return through the Carolinas and Virginia.  Originally mustered in as an orderly sergeant, Tuttle was commissioned as a lieutenant in March 1863.  He served briefly on General Ruger's staff before being assigned to the Topographical Engineers of the 3rd Brigade as a map maker.  He survived the war to return home. 
Scope:The Russell Tuttle Letters Collection contains letters written by Tuttle to his parents and sister from August 1862 to April 1865 regarding his Civil War experiences. 
Notes:Transcriptions provided by George Farr. 
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1862-1865
AbstractThis collection contains letters written by Russell M. Tuttle, an officer of the 107th New York Volunteers, to his family during the Civil War.


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Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Arlington, VA, regarding a visit from the president, August 16, 1862. Letter010101
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents regarding the Battle of Antietam, September 16-18, 1862. Letter010102
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Antietam, MD, regarding life in the regiment, November 1, 1862.Letter010103
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Antietam Ford, MD, regarding the arrival of provisions from home, November 10, 1862. Letter010104
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents regarding Thanksgiving and life in the regiment, November 27-28, 1862. Letter010105
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Loudon County, VA, regarding life in the regiment, December 11, 1862.Letter010106
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Fairfax Station, VA, regarding life in the regiment, December 17, 1862. Letter010107
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from the U.S. Military Railroad Station at Alexandria, VA, regarding life in the regiment, January 12, 1863. Letter010201
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents Stafford Courthouse, VA, regarding life in the regiment, January 24, 1863. Letter010202
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Hope Landing, VA, regarding life in the regiment, January 31, 1863.Letter010203
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Hope Landing, VA, regarding life in the regiment, February 5, 1863. Letter010204
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Aquia Bay, VA, regarding life in the regiment, February 17, 1863. Letter010205
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Hope Landing, VA, regarding his promotion, March 4, 1863. Letter010206
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Hope Landing, VA, regarding life in the regiment and his recent illness, March 17, 1863.Letter010207
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Aquia Bay, VA, regarding illness in the regiment, March 21, 1863. (incomplete)Letter010208
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Hope Landing, VA, regarding their father's visit, March 27, 1863.Letter010209
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Hope Landing, VA, regarding his new sword and father's visit, April 2, 1863.Letter010210
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Hope Landing, VA, regarding life in the regiment, April 10, 1863.Letter010211
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Hope Landing, VA, regarding life in the regiment, April 26, 1863.Letter010212
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father regarding the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 7, 1863.Letter010301
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie regarding the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 9, 1863.Letter010302
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his Captain reporting unit casualties from the Battle of Chancellorsville, May 11, 1863.Letter010303
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Stafford Courthouse, VA, regarding Colonel Diven and action at Germanna Ford, May 12, 1863. Letter010304
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Stafford Courthouse, VA, regarding life in the regiment, May 22, 1863.Letter010305
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Stafford Courthouse, VA, regarding life in the regiment, May 30, 1863. Letter010306
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