James B. Safford Civil War Correspondence Collection

Authors

Document Type

Letter

Keywords

U.S.A., U.S. Soldiers, Columbus, IN, correspondence, army, troops, postal service, family, father, son, cavalry, comradery, morale, self-determination, company, military police, rank, Mississippi, landscape, North Madison, OH, Indianapolis, IN, brother, discharge, Texas, promotion, clothing, uniform, money, funds, prisoners, prisoners of war, bounty, government, rations, Cairo, IL

Publication Date

6-14-1865

Subject Terms

James Broderick Safford; June 14, 1865; American Civil War 1861 1865. Regimental histories. 54th Indiana Infantry Regiment; American Civil War 1861 1865. Regimental histories. 10th Indiana Cavalry Company H; American Civil War 1861 1865. Personal Narratives; American Civil War 1861 1865. Social conditions - 19th century; American Civil War 1861 1865. Social life and customs - 19th century; American Civil War 1861 1865. War Work; American Civil War 1861 1865. Regimental histories. Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant; American Civil War 1861 1865. Mustering Out; American Civil War 1861 1865. Dunn, William McKee, 1814 - 1887; American Civil War 1861 1865. Swallow, George Ransom, 1839 - 1936; American Civil War 1861 1865. Mitchell, John G., 1838 - 1894; American Civil War 1861 1865. Regimental histories. 4th Wisconsin Volunteer Cavalry Regiment; American Civil War 1861 1865. Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888; American Civil War 1861 1865. Prisoners of War; American Civil War 1861 1865. Politics and government 19th century;

Summary

This collection contains letters written by James Broderick Safford (1842-1930) to his father James M. Safford, during the American Civil War. This collection also contains newspaper articles, photographs, and ephemera relating to his life and death. Safford enlisted in 1862, into the 54th Indiana Infantry regiment and was made Regimental Quartermaster Sergeant. After completing his first tour of duty, Safford re-enlisted in 1863 into the 10th Indiana Cavalry as a private. Safford was promoted to Sergeant Major and after the battle of Nashville, he was made Adjunct to the Regiment. He was mustered out of the service in August 1865, after being promoted to the rank of Captain.

Identifier

2013.070.w.r_Safford_americancivilwar_1865-06-14_028

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