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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 mother from the siege of Atlanta, GA, describing his new duties, August 10, 1864.Letter010802
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Vining's Bridge, GA, regarding the Siege of Atlanta, August 27, 1864.Letter010803
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, reporting the taking of the city, September 3, 1864.Letter010804
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, regarding his expenses, September 7, 1864.Letter010805
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, regarding life in the regiment, September 18, 1864.Letter010806
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, regarding his new posting, September 26, 1864.Letter010807
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, regarding conditions in the city, October 3, 1864.Letter010808
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, life in the city, October 15, 1864.Letter010809
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, upon his return from foraging, October 21, 1864.Letter010810
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, regarding life in the city, November 1, 1864.Letter010811
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Atlanta, GA, regarding his marching orders, November 3, 1864.Letter010812
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from outside Savannah, GA, regarding the March to the Sea, December 16, 1864.Letter010813
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Savannah, GA, reporting the taking of the city, December 26, 1864.Letter010814
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Beaufort, SC, reporting on the campaign, January 5, 1865. Letter010901
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Hardeeville, SC, regarding life in the regiment, January 27, 1865.Letter010902
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Robertsville, SC, regarding the the campaign, February 1, 1865.Letter010903
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from New Bern, NC, regarding his recent illness, March 28, 1865.Letter010904
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from New Bern, NC, regarding his health and the Battle of Avreasboro, March 31, 1865.Letter010905
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Goldsboro, NC, regarding conditions in camp, April 4, 1865.Letter010906
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Goldsboro, NC, regarding life in the regiment, April 9, 1865.Letter010907
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Raleigh, NC, regarding the march, April 14, 1865.Letter010908
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his sister Carrie from Raleigh, NC, regarding prospects for peace, April 21, 1865.Letter010909
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Raleigh, NC, regarding life in the city, April 24, 1865.Letter010910
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Raleigh, NC, regarding the end of the war and the march home, April 29, 1865. Letter010911
Letter from Russell Tuttle, 107th New York Volunteers, to his father from Raleigh, NC, regarding the end of the war and the march home, April 29, 1865. Letter010911
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