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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 sister Carrie from Stafford Courthouse, VA, regarding his poor health, June 7, 1863.Letter010307
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Washington, DC, regarding his poor health and the march to Washington, June 17, 1863.Letter010308
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his family regarding his poor health, June 21, 1863. Letter010309
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Philadelphia, PA, regarding his transfer to a hospital there, June 27, 1863.Letter010310
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Philadelphia, PA, regarding his hospital stay, July 1, 1863. Letter010401
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Philadelphia, PA, with his impressions of the city, July 7, 1863.Letter010402
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Philadelphia, PA, regarding war news, July 8, 1863.Letter010403
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Philadelphia, PA, regarding his hospital stay, July 30, 1863. Letter010404
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Philadelphia, PA, with presents for her, August 6, 1863.Letter010405
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Kelly's Ford, VA, regarding his return to the regiment, August 13, 1863.Letter010406
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Kelly's Ford, VA, regarding life in the regiment, August 20, 1863. Letter010407
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Kelly's Ford, VA, regarding life in the regiment, August 24, 1863.Letter010408
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his parents from Fort Craig, VA, regarding life in the regiment, August 30, 1863. (incomplete)Letter010409
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Kelly's Ford, VA, regarding life in the regiment, September 2, 1863.Letter010410
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Kelly's Ford, VA, regarding life in the regiment, September 11, 1863.Letter010412
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Kelly's Ford, VA, regarding life in the regiment, September 15, 1863.Letter010412
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Racoon Ford, VA, regarding preperations for battle, September 19, 1863.Letter010413
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Indianapolis, IN, regarding their marching orders, October 1, 1863.Letter010501
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Elk River Bridge, TN, with impressions of African-American troops, October 14, 1863. Letter010502
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Shelbyville, TN, regarding the march, October 30, 1863.Letter010503
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Shelbyville, TN, with impressions of the town, November 3, 1863.Letter010504
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Shelbyville, TN, describing working with the Provost Marshall, November 12, 1863. Letter010505
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Nashville, TN, regarding rebel activities, November 24, 1863.Letter010506
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Shelbyville, TN, regarding money, November 27, 1863.Letter010507
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Shelbyville, TN, reporting the aftermath of the Battle of Chattanooga, December 5, 1863.Letter010508
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