Robin Brabham Collection, 1864-1866, 1976

Manuscript Collection #1175

  • Descriptive Summary
    Title: Robin Brabham Collection
    Creator: Foster, N. H.
    Midgett, Thomas
    Oakman, H. A.
    Repository: ECU Manuscript Collection
    Language: 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
    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.

    Acquisition Information

    Gift of 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.

Preliminary Inventory

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