1825-1862 NORWICH FREE ACADEMY Autograph CIVIL WAR Soldiers NORTH STONINGTON CT For Sale
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1825-1862 NORWICH FREE ACADEMY Autograph CIVIL WAR Soldiers NORTH STONINGTON CT:
Eliza Kellogg was born in 1810 in North Stonington, Connecticut. She was a teacher and her hiring note from the superintendent of North Stonington Schools (dated June 1826) is included. She married John Hilliard of Norwich, Connecticut in May of 1831 and moved to Norwich, Connecticut. Eliza was involved with Norwich Free Academy as the book dated 1859 lists several names who sign the book noting their affiliation with the school. The 1825-1831 book is from when Eliza lived in North Stonington.
Both books are a treasure trove of genealogical information for southeastern Connecticut with many prominent family names mentioned, along with original poems, songs and Civil War soldiers signatures and rank. Some of the names and towns mentioned in the 1826 book are:
Mary Stanton, North Stonington (she did a drawing of friendship- see pics) ~~~Noyes L. Denison, Groton, CT, ~~~H.R. Park, Jewett City,~~~W.P. Hinckley~~~Emma Ann Stanton~~~J.Knapp, Stonington~~~Bridget Wightman, North Stonington~~~R.M. Havens~~~Dudley P. Leroy~~~Fanny Dean~~~Priscilla Barrows~~~Mary Ann Burrows~~~Prudence Gallup~~~William Barker, superintendent of schools dated June 6, 1826~~~Albert Denison~~~Noyes B. Gallup~~~Susanna Ballard~~~Charles Hyatt ~~~Jane Stanton~~~David Otis, Waterford, CT~~~Sally Haley~~~Almira Avery~~~B. Fish, Groton~~~Dwight Johnson, Jewett City, CT~~~Prudence Brown~~~Mary Hannah Parker~~~Lucy Fish, Groton, CT~~~J. Barstow, Preston, CT~~~John Babcock, Groton, CT~~~Sarah Ann Brown, Stonington~~~Randall Brown~~~William Clark, Jewett City~~~N. Barker and LL. Noyes, Stonington~~~Nathan Noyes~~~Denison Chesbro, Stonington~~~Marvin Chesbro~~B.F. Collins, Stonington~~L.F. Crandall~~Lydia Frances Crandall~~B.F. Collins~~Lucy Carter~~H.M. Johnson, Jewett City~~Abby Bailey, Groton
Abby Jane Stanton appears in the earlier notebook several times- she married Giles Williams on 3/23/1831, had two children and was killed in the August 9, 1841 explosion of the Steamer Erie. Only 28 people survived of the 259 people on board; one of the survivors was Giles, Abby's husband.
The earliest poem is written on a piece of paper that was pasted in to the back of the book. The poem is a little hard to make out, but it was written by H.R. Park, of Griswold, Connecticut and is dated August 26, 1825.
The 1859 notebook has the following names and towns:
Emma Crowell~~Charlotte Blackie~~Charlie Reynolds~~Estelle Campbell, Willimantic, CT~~Lucy Perry~~Theodore Arms~~Julia Edwards~~Calling card of Miss E.H. Johnson~~G.E. Stiles~~E.E. Andrews~~Josie Cottrell~~Jane McNelly~~Nellie Sturtevant~~Costello Leippitt~~Amos C. Williams~~Gary E. Williams (NFA)~~L.L. Barker~~Sarah Adelaide Dill~~Amos Williams~~Annie Willoughby~~Nellie Hakes~~Emma Lathrop (moved to Scranton, PA)~~Helen Reynolds~~Roscoe Huntingdon (Great-Great Grandson of Jabez Huntingdon who was in charge of the entire Connecticut Revolutionary War Militia- written in pencil under his name is that he is in China- he died in Los Angeles in 1898)~~A.A. Hyatt~~J.W. Allen~~Jennie McNulty~~Lillian Buckley~~Gertrude Mackie~~E.E. Andrews~~Emma Buckley (became Mrs. Morgan and moved to Buffalo, New York)~~Etta W. Field~~Mary E. Wattles~~Hattie~~Emily Gallup~~Martha Otis~~Jennie Trumbull~~P.J. Trumbull~~Mary Hilliard~~P.L. Rawson~~Captain W.L. Long
J. P. Rockwell- "in the army" is written in pencil - Joseph Perkins Rockwell, was born February 17, 1843 to Mary Watkinson Perkins (1804-1887) and John Arnold Rockwell (1803-1861) in Norwich, Connecticut. Joseph's older brother was Brigadier General Alfred Perkins Rockwell of the 6th Connecticut Infantry. Joseph, who signed Eliza's book, joined the Connecticut 18th Infantry as a 2nd Lieutenanton December 22, 1862 and was imprisoned on June 15, 1863 at the second Battle of Winchester. The Confederates took 4500 men prisoner that day along with 200,000 rounds of ammunition, 300 wagons and 300 horses. Joseph was wounded and kept at Macon, Georgia for two years. He was released on June 22, 1865. He returned home to Connecticut and attended Yale University receiving an engineering degree. He died in Boston of a disease of the liver on November 20, 1885 and was buried in Yantic, Connecticut.
Christopher A. Brand, served in 21st Connecticut Regiment, Company K, out of Plainfield, Connecticut as a Sergeant-Major. He was the son of Christopher Crandall Brand and TemperanceAllen. Christopher Brand survived the Civil War and married Elizabeth Buckley, he had five children, andis listed on the 1870 census as a bookkeeper. He died in Providence, Rhode Island on April 23, 1900.
Lieutenant Henry R. Jennings, First Lieutenant, 21st Regiment Connecticut, wounded at Battle of Chaffin's Farm, 09/29/1864 and died of pneumonia at Fort Harrison on 11/20/1864. Henry R. Jennings shows up on the 1850 census as a 13-year-old living with the Brown Family (Joseph and Deborah) in Stonington, Ct. He shows up on the 1860 census living in a Boarding House in Groton, CT. He married Rosie Fallon, and had a daughter, Carrie Lillian Jennings in September of 1861. He joined the Stonington Company E, 21st Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers on August 9, 1862
Robert Watkinson Huntington was the first born son of Judge Samuel Howard Huntington and Sarah Blair Watkinson Huntington and was born on December 2, 1840. He was born in West Hartford and attended Trinity College in the fall of 1860, but left on April 23, 1861 to enlist in the Civil War under Captain Joseph Roswell Hawley's, Company B, 1st Connecticut Volunteer Regiment. He applied for a commission to the United States Marine Corp, and upon passing the admission exam he was commissioned 2nd Lieutenant. He was assigned to the Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Washington, D.C. Huntington was involved in the first major land battle of the Civil War, known to the Union as the First Bull Run, known to the Confederacy as Manassas, fought on Sunday, July 21, 1861, which resulted in a destructive defeat of the Union forces. The Judge Samuel Huntington, Robert's father wrote an anxious letter to this wife (the letter is online and dated July 21, 1861- not included in the book) about the outcome of the battle and how he did not know if their son was dead or alive. Here are the words he wrote to his wife upon hearing their son was safe:“Washington July 22d ‘61
My Dear Wife
The defeat & rout of our troops has been total & most destructive.
Robert is safe - He was in a very severe part of the fight - I have just parted with him from the Barracks - where he had himself, & was trying to get some rest. He thinks about thirty of the Marines were killed [the actual Marine Corps casualties of the battle were 9 killed, 19 wounded, and 6 missing].
Hitchcock one of the young Lieutenants was instantly killed by a cannon ball [which severed his head] - Hale, another was wounded in the leg - Major Zelin [Jacob Zeilin] was wounded in the arm. I have only time to say that Robert is well as when he left. I am too much disturbed to write more now -
Let us thank a merciful God that our son, was [spared] through such destruction of human life.
Your S. H. Huntington”
[Samuel Howard Huntington]
Lieutenant Huntington was attached to the Marine Guard of the U.S.S. Jamestown from June of 1861 to September 1865. He was promoted to Captain on June 24, 1864. On November 6, 1865, Captain Huntington returned to Norwich to marry Jane Lathrop Trumbull. She was 21 years old and the daughter of Daniel Lathrop Trumbull of Revolutionary War fame, and Alexandrine Navarre (Wilson) Trumbull. Jane was born on September 9, 1844, at Norwich, Connecticut and died on March 9, 1869 at Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts. Of that union two sons were born: Robert Watkinson Huntington, Jr., (later president of the Hartford Insurance Company at Hartford, Connecticut) and the Reverend Daniel Trumbull Huntington, Bishop of the Missionary Diocese of the Protestant Episcopal Church at Anking, China.
His second marriage was to Elizabeth Sherburne Whipple, on September 17, 1875 at Portsmouth, Rockingham County, New Hampshire. She was born on August 15, 1845 to Major General Amiel W. Whipple (West Point Class of 1841) and Ellen Mary (Sherburne) Whipple. General Whipple was killed at the Battle of Chancellorsville, Virginia, May 1-4, 1863. The sole issue of this union was their daughter, Eleanor Sherburne (Huntington) Wayland, born at Portsmouth, New Hampshire on July 13, 1883.
As captain of Marines, Huntington commanded the guard at the U.S. Legation in Yeddo, (later named Tokyo) Japan. From 1866 through 1898 he served on numerous sea tours and at various naval stations and posts in the United States and on expedition to the Isthmus of Panama in 1885. In 1889 he was commanding the Marine Guard on board the U.S.S. TRENTON when the ship was caught in the great hurricane of Apia, Samoa, 15-16 March 1889 and totally wrecked. He was promoted to the rank of major on September 30, 1889.
On February 20, 1897, prior to the outbreak of war with Spain, he was commissioned Lieutenant Colonel and commanded the Marine Barracks New York, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York.
Charles Jesup Arms signed the book- he was born on June 9, 1841, was the son of the Reverend Hiram Arms and Abby Jane Baker. He graduated from the Norwich Free Academy in 1859 and entered Yale University. By 1862, Charles had received enough 'marks' to be suspended in 1862. He then served in the 20th Connecticut Volunteers where he was promoted to Captain and then transferred to the staff of Brigadier General Edward Harland, serving with him in Virginia and North Carolina until June of 1865. Arms saw action near Fredericksburg and also at Portsmouth, Norfolk, before moving on to New Bern and suffering through the fever epidemic of 1865-1865. He then studied the law and passed the bar in 1866. He married Alice Avery in 1873, had five children and died onMarch 9, 1901 in Providence, Rhode Island.
A calling card for First Lieutenant, 18th Infantry,E.B. Culver, Edward Culverwho was an Adjutant and was killed on June 6, 1864 in the Battle of Piedmont. Edward was the son of Jonathan Edwards and Elizabeth Ann Denison and left behind a wife, Mary Ann Bowka, and a daughter.
Captain Charles T. Stanton, Jr., born in Stonington, CT on November 30, 1839 and raised a company for service in the Civil War and he was chosen captain of the 21st Volunteer Regiment, Connecticut.Stanton was promoted to Major on 25 July 1864 and was discharged on 14 September 1864 on account of disability from wounds he received in action. In 1866 Charles T. Stanton was appointed Connecticut Adjutant General serving until 1867. Charles was the son of Charles Thompson Stanton and Nancy Lord Palmer. He had eight brothers and sisters and graduated from Yale University in 1861 and was a rower. Charles and his team won the college regatta in 1859. It is stated that no college crew from that day to this one was more celebrated in the college work or in the professional rowing world.
This is two notebooks belonging to the same person, one is 195-years-old and one is 161-year-old. The 1859 notebook measures 7x6 and is approximately 100 pages long with just about every page written on. The 1825 notebook measures 8x6.5 and is 178 pages with just about every page written on. There are five engravings present in the 1859 notebook (one dated 1833). There is toning throughout both books and the front and back cover has separated from the binding on both books. The pages are still securely bound and it doesn't appear any are missing. The writing is fairly legible - there are locks of hair located throughout the books, along with some ferns and pressed dried flowers and some drawings/artwork. Several calling cards are found throughout the book. The cover has some rubbing and the spine covering is missing on the both books. See pictures.