Flavius Josephus Bellamy collection
Scope and Contents
The diary in Folder 1 mentions battles at Gettysburg and Williamsport, with detailed listings of troop movements.
The letters in Folder 2 were sent to his parents and sisters Sarah and Eliza, among others. These are very detailed, and usually mention the location from which he writes, and how close it is to another city. It also contains a card with pictures of the Commanders of the Federal Army, with titles and relevant dates.
Many of the letters in Folder 3 were written from Camp Sprague. Washington City, D.C., Falmouth, Fredericksburg, and Sharpsburg, . The letter of 1-10-1862 contains a drawing of a Sharp Revolver, with intricate detail and a written description of how it is operated. There are several newspaper clippings, of various topics related to the war. The letter of May 24, 1862 is written on the verso of a poem, “The Soldier’s Dream”, printed at Camp, Capitol Hill, May, 1862.
Folder 4 contains an account of company (listing of soldiers), letters, many of which were written from Stafford, VA., a General Order from the Army of the Potomac, commending the conduct of the “2nd Brigade” and “Martin’s” 6th Independent New York Battery at Chancellorsville. There are a number of newspaper clippings, of various topics related to the war.
Folder 5 contains an account of company (listing of soldiers), letters (one of which is transcribed), a General Order from the Army of the Potomac, dealing with various aspects of moving materials and dealing with unauthorized civilians, and discharge paper signed by W. H. Mills [Miles].
- Bellamy, Flavius J., 1838-1874 (Person)
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Information Found within Collection
“Bellamy, Flavius Josephus”. Indiana Biography Index Published Before 1990.
“Bellamy, Flavius Josephus”. (1980). In A biographical directory of the Indiana General Assembly . (v.1, p. 22). Indianapolis, IN: Indiana Historical Society. ISLI 920 B15G
“Bellamy, Flavius J.”. 1860 United States Federal Census. Apr. 30, 2013. http://ancestrylibrary.com
“Bellamy, Flavius J.”. Indiana, Find a Grave Index, 1800-2012. Apr. 30, 2013. http://ancestrylibrary.com
0.05 Cubic Feet (5 folders)
Language of Materials
6-6-1863 -7-1-1864 Handwritten diary with typed transcription
Folder 2. 1861
8-26-1861 – 12-27-1861 Letters from Flavius Josephus Bellamy to family members (few mentioned by name), ALS n.d. Card with pictures of Commanders of the Federal Army, produced by Chas. Magnus, N.Y. n.d. Newspaper clippings
Folder 3. Civil War Letters, 1862
1-3-1862 – 12-30-1862 Letters from Flavius Josephus Bellamy to family members (few mentioned by name), ALS n.d. Newspaper clippings 9-21-1862 Military appointment to sergeant, by Lt. J. W. Buchman
Folder 4. 1863-1864
1-6-1863 – 12-18-1863 Letters from Flavius Josephus Bellamy to family members (few mentioned by name), ALS n.d. Account of company 5-10-1863 General Orders, # 27, 1863, signed by A. Pleasonton, Brigadier General
Folder 5. Civil War Letters, 1864
1-7-1864 - John Smith to wife Joan, ALS (or TLS, AL, TL, etc.) n.d. Account of company n.d. Newspaper clippings 4-7-1864 General Orders, #17, authorized by Maj. Gen. Meade 9-4-1864 Discharge paper
- Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
- Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
- Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 1822-1885
- Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879
- Indiana -- Economic conditions
- Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870
- Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865
- Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
- United States. Army. Indiana Cavalry Regiment, 3rd (1861-1865)
- United States. President (1861-1865 : Lincoln)
- Flavius Josephus Bellamy collection
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