Civil War

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Stories From Here and There by Charles A. Morse

A notebook containing articles written by Charles Morse and published in the Orange Enterprise & Journal (with the exception of two articles published in 1950). Articles include the following subjects:
- First Congregational Unitarian Church 100th Anniversary - 1936
- Warwick’s 46th Annual Reunion - 1940
- Henry Manning, his time in Andersonville and his early death in 1868
- William Lawrence - first Warwick son to enlist in Civil War, first Warwick son to die
- Naming of Warwick landmarks: Mount Grace, Bennett’s Knob, Flour Hill, Rum Brook Road
- Church Bell
- Dr. Pomeroy vs. Shays Rebellion
- Susie E. Barber (daughter of Deacon Hervey Barber)
- Goldsbury family
- Tory Ministers
- Spiritualistic Spring

Year (or year range): 
1938-1950
Approximate era: 
1926-1950

Benjamin Putnam Obituary

This folder contains only one item, the obituary of Benjamin Putnam, a native of North Orange, a Civil War vet, who moved to Grand Rapids, Michigan. He gave the Putnam flag to Warwick in 1911 and displayed it across the Winchester Road in front of the store for about 5 yrs on Old Home Day. (per Morse notes)

Approximate era: 
1901-1925
Item is inside of:: 
Genealogies of Warwick families

Alfred Partridge and family history notes

Per Charles Morse's notes this info lists Deacon Alfred M. Partridge living at Pullen Manor on Shepardson Rd from 1860-1880. He was the son of Liberty Partridge who died 1867. Monroe Partridge died 1863, soldier 24 Mass vol co G
at age 22 died at Warwick from disease contracted in service at Morris Island, South Carolina.

Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Genealogies of Warwick families

Blissville Scythe - story

A notebook containing copies of newspaper articles on the Blissville Scythe
telling two stories - the story of the Blissville Scythe and the story of how the scythe came to the Warwick Historical Society
1. Springfield Republican article written in 1900 telling the story of how 18 year old Augustus Bliss left his scythe in a tree when in 1862 he went off to war, never to return. His father left the scythe in the tree as a memorial to his son.
2. The Springfield Sunday Union and Republican, July 9, 1939 telling of the dispute over the "disposition of Warwick's famous scythe tree" - Charles Morse for the Warwick library vs. the Crowley brothers who had bought the lumber rights after the 1938 hurricane.
3. The Athol Daily News, January 8, 1985 article telling of the return of the Blissville Scythe to Warwick.
4. Yankee magazine article (date unknown) of the "Homecoming of the Scythe."

Year (or year range): 
1900
Approximate era: 
1901-1925

Carey Family Genealogical Notes

4 sheets of notes listing family members, birthdates of Carey family. A newsclip listing men from Leverett who served in Civil War with E.D. Taylor underlined.

Approximate era: 
1976-2000
Item is inside of:: 
Genealogies of Warwick families

Letters written to Henry Kidder from his mother - 1860s

Letters dated Jan, March, May of 1863 and Sept 1868. Tells of happenings in town of Warwick, people that have moved, been ill, etc. Henry was in hospital and his mother states that she wishes she could be a nurse there. She has heard that many of the Warwick boys are unwell.
A report card of Henry Kidder from the 1850s is attached (but not mentioned in letters)

Year (or year range): 
1860s
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Charles Morse's records of Civil War Warwick Soldiers

Charles Morse's notebook with his notes on Civil War Warwick Soldiers Records and Regimental Histories

Notebook in box containing Civil War Records, left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1950-1960
Approximate era: 
1951-1975
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Certification of William Packard

From Head Quarters Dept of New England, a certification of Willard Packard. age 25, occupation Farmer, belonging to Co. B, dated Nov 26, 1861, claiming that his family is entitled to relief

Civil War Records located left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1861
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Certificate of Enlistment

This certifies that Le Baron Monroe Patridge (actually Partridge) has enlisted in Company G, 24th Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, and he was sworn into the service of the United States of the 16th day of October 1861. Signed, E. B. Richardson.

Civil War Records are located in left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1861
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records

Letter from Massachusetts Auditor's Department re discharge of servicemen - 1868

Document from The Commonwealth of Massachusetts Auditor's Department stating that evidence has been found for discharge of E. Goodwin in 1866, and John Farnsworth, Alfred E. Houghton, and Walter Burke in 1865

Civil War Records are located in left unit, wooden cabinet, room 1a

Year (or year range): 
1868
Approximate era: 
1851-1900
Item is inside of:: 
Box containing Civil War Records
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