Abijah Hollis Family Papers, 1863-1864, 1884, 1940, 1951, 2016

Manuscript Collection #1284

  • Descriptive Summary
     
    Title: Abijah Hollis Family Papers
    Creator: Hollis, Abijah
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: English
    Abstract: During the Civil War, Abijah Hollis of New Hampshire served with the 45th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers as a second lieutenant in Company B under Colonel Charles R. Codman with heavy involvement in the North Carolina campaign, and in the 56th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers. This collection consists of a typescript entitled STORIES OF THE WAR, FROM PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND DIARIES, For My Children, A. Hollis, West Concord, N.H., January, 1884, and a transcriptrion by the donor with photographs; photocopies of official “carded medical records” for Hollis (1863-1864); copies of photographs of Hollis in uniform during the Civil War taken while stationed in New Berne (now New Bern), North Carolina, in his Union uniform with captain bars, in 1908-1910; and copies of photographs of Hollis’s wife Harriette, his U.S. cartridge case, and his belt buckle used during the Civil War.
    Extent: 0.19 Cubic feet, 1 archival box, consisting of a typescript, transcription, photographs, PDF file, and photocopies
  • Biographical / Historical Note
     

    Abijah Hollis of New Hampshire served with the 45th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers as a second lieutenant in Company B under Colonel Charles R. Codman with heavy involvement in the North Carolina campaign. After his nine-month enlistment was up, he soon re-enlisted in the 56th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers and remained with this regiment until the war’s end in 1865 by which time he had been breveted major.

  • Administrative Information
     
    Accessions Information

    October 18, 2016, (unprocessed), 0.15 cubic feet; This collection consists of a photocopy of a typescript entitled STORIES OF THE WAR, FROM PERSONAL RECOLLECTIONS AND DIARIES, For My Children, A. Hollis, West Concord, N.H., January, 1884. Also included are a hard copy and a PDF file of a transcribed (by the donor) version of STORIES OF THE WAR with photographs; photocopies of official “carded medical records” for Hollis (1863-1864); copies of photographs of Hollis in uniform during the Civil War taken while stationed in New Berne (now New Bern), North Carolina, in his Union uniform with captain bars, in 1908-1910; and copies of photographs of Hollis’s wife Harriette, his U.S. cartridge case, and his belt buckle used during the Civil War. Gift of Kim Loomis.

    May 8, 2017, (unprocessed addition #1), 0.04 cubic feet; Photocopy of a typescript manuscript with handwritten edits (apparently by the author) titled "Marooned in France" written by former U.S. Senator from New Hampshire Henry French Hollis. The manuscript, written as a diary, covers June 10, 1940, through December 31, 1940, and concerns his life in Paris, France, during the fighting between France and Germany ending in Germany defeating France and taking over the country. Henry F. Hollis was the son of Abijah and Harriette Hollis. This manuscript was apparently in the ownership of Brandt & Brandt of New York in 1951. Gift of Kim Loomis.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of Kim Loomis

    Access Restrictions

    No restrictions

    Copyright Notice

    These papers can be used for educational fair use only and cannot be quoted from in publications. Literary rights to specific documents are retained by the authors or their descendants in accordance with U.S. copyright law.

    Preferred Citation

    Abijah Hollis Family Papers (#1284), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA

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