James B. Safford Civil War Correspondence Collection


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U.S.A., U.S. Soldiers, correspondence, army, troops, postal service, postal stamp, family, father, son, cavalry, comradery, morale, self-determination, company, mustering out, marching and drill, women at home, Bowling Green, KY, Nashville, TN, health and sickness, quarantine, medical treatment, medical personnel, landscape, Pulaski, TN, Gallatin, KY, injury, animals, livestock, sentry, disease and sanitation, war wounded, Columbus, IN

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James Broderick Safford; June 5, 1864; American Civil War 1861 1865. Regimental histories. 54th Indiana Infantry Regiment; 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. Regimental histories. 10th Indiana Cavalry Company H;


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.





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