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Collection TitleCL 73 Van Vleet PapersCreatorBooth Library
Processed ByRachel Dworkin
Date Completed:December 2010

Items in this collection were donated to the Booth Library by Jennifer Merkle in 2017.

Terms:107th New York Volunteers; United States-History-Civil War, 1861-1865
Historical:Van Vleet Brothers- James F. Van Vleet of Lodi Center, NY, enlisted as a private in Company H of the 107th New York Volunteers at age 24 on August 4, 1862.  He was mustered out as a sergeant on June 5, 1865 in Washington, D.C. along with his regiment. After the war, he returned home where he married Lois Ida Terry in 1868. John D.M. Van Vleet, his younger brother, enlisted in the same regiment at age 19.  He was wounded in action on May 25, 1864 at Dallas, Georgia and died of his wounds on June 24, 1864 in a hospital in Chattanooga, Tennessee. 
Scope:The Van Vleet Papers contain letters written by James Van Vleet to his family during the Civil War, 1863-1865, as well as miscellaneous Van Vleet family papers. 
Notes:Shares a box with CL 58 & CL 69.  Transcriptions provided by George Farr.
Extent.25 Linear Feet
Date Span1863-1915
AbstractThis collection contains letters from James Van Vleet to his family during the Civil War and some of his later personal papers.

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TitleDocumentBox NumberFolder NumberLocation
Booklet - 107th New York Volunteers Veteran Association Roster, September 17, 1915.Booklet010406
Poems and prayers written by James Van Vleet.Documents010407
Diaries - James Van Vleet, Lodi Center, New York, 1866 & 1889. Diary010601
(5) Letters from the Masonic Life Association to James Van Vleet regarding dues payments, 1875-1876.Letters010601
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