James Clark Mallison Papers, 1861-1865

Manuscript Collection #615

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: James Clark Mallison Papers
    Creator: Mallison, James Clark
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: Papers (1861-1865) including signature book of prisoners, arrest descriptions. 1 Volume.
    Extent: 0.073 Cubic feet, 1 item , copy, signature book of Confederate prisoners at Fort Warren, Massachusetts.
  • Description

    James C. Mallison kept this signature book while imprisoned at Fort Warren, Massachusetts (1861-1865). This volume contains signatures of inmates from North and South Carolina, Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, Louisiana, Mississippi, Kentucky, Maryland, Missouri, New York, California, and Canada. Often accompanying the signatures are the date, military rank, regiment, former profession, and even some original poetry. The regiments mentioned include: the 2nd Regiment of the N.C. State Troops (also known as the "Washington Grays," which became 1st N.C. Artillery Regiment, Co. K); the 7th Regiment, Co. A, of the N.C. Artillery; the 7th Regiment, Co.'s A, D, E, and I of the N.C. Volunteers; the 10th Regiment, of the N.C. State Troops; and the 5th Regiment, Co. A, of the Ga. Volunteers. The N.Y. Cavalry, Confederate States Navy, and United States Navy are also mentioned with many people listed as "late of U.S. Navy." Former professions listed include: physician, editor, police commissioner, state senator, state legislator, and house delegate. When dates of arrest are listed, a description usually follows which includes the time and place of arrest. These arrest descriptions usually concern political prisoners from Maryland such as the Baltimore police commissioner and mayor and Maryland legislature members.

  • Administrative Information
    Accessions Information

    April 29, 1991, 1 volume; Signature book of Confederate prisoners at Fort Warren, Mass. Copy donated by Mr. Fred Mallison, Washington, N.C.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Mr. Fred Mallison

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    James Clark Mallison Papers (#615), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

    Processing Information

    Processed by A. Foss, September 1991

    Encoded by Apex Data Services

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