James Clark Mallison Papers, 1861-1865

Manuscript Collection #615

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Title: James Clark Mallison Papers
Creator: Mallison, James Clark
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: 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.

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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.

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.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Mr. Fred Mallison

Processing Information

  • Processed by A. Foss, September 1991

  • Encoded by Apex Data Services

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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.

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Online access to this finding aid is supported with funds created through the federal Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA). These funds come through a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services which is administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the North Carolina Department of Cultural Resources. This grant is part of the North Carolina ECHO, Exploring Cultural Heritage Online, Digitization Grant Program.

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