Robin Brabham Collection, 1864-1866, 1976

(Manuscript Collection #1175)

Descriptive Summary Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Title: Robin Brabham Collection
Creators: Foster, N. H.
Midgett, Thomas
Oakman, H. A.
Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
Languages: English
Abstract: The Robin Brabham Collection contains unrelated materials from several Civil War soldiers. The Thomas Midgett papers contain an oath, a parole and safe conduct documents issued by a Union Army officer to Midgett of Croatan, N.C., in 1864. The other documents (1864-1866) are related to Union Army soldiers and include records of Major N. H. Foster of 1st Battalion, 12th U.S. Colored Heavy Artillery, of Lt. Col. H. A. Oakman of 30th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops and certificates of discharge by reason of death of members of Co. A., 2nd Regiment of Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers.
Extent: 0.015 Cubic feet, 1 box containing 26 items, consisting of military records

Administrative Information Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Accessions Information

January 7, 2011, (unprocessed) 0.015 cubic feet, 26 items; 1. Midgett of Croatan, N.C., by Union Army officer, statements allowing him to keep his boat and giving him safe conduct, and the January 14, 1976, issue of The Coastland Times reprinting the documents. 2. U.S. Army, miscellaneous records, 1864-66. Twenty-two items, including records of Lieutentant, then Major, N. H. Foster, 1st Battalion, 12th U.S. Colored Thomas Midgett Papers, 1864 and 1976. Four items, including oath and parole issued to Heavy Artillery, in Bowling Green, Kentucky, including statement of charges, Feb. 17, 1865, against Pvt. Henry Smith for “sleeping on post” (nine items); and records of Lt. Col. H. A. Oakman, 30th Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops, in eastern N.C. (ten items); and three certificates of discharge by reason of death of members of Co. A, 2nd Regt. Of Artillery, Massachusetts Volunteers. Donor: Robin Brabham.

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

Robin Brabham Collection (#1175), East Carolina Manuscript Collection, J. Y. Joyner Library, East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina, USA.

Acquisition Information

  • Gift of Robin Brabham

Preliminary Inventory Click here to collapse or expand the contents in this section of the finding aid

Below is material taken from a preliminary inventory and represents content from the collection that is unprocessed.

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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