Archer Collection, 1843-1864, MS.33

Finding Aid to the Archer Collection, MS 33

H. Furlong Baldwin Library, Maryland Historical Society

 

 

Collection summary

 

Title

The Archer Collection

Creator

Archer Family

Call number

MS 33

Inclusive dates

1843-1864

Bulk dates

1843-1864

Extent

Four (4) Boxes

Abstract 

Approximately 270 letters from James J. Archer of "Rock Run", Harford County to his family. Experiences as army officer during the Mexican War and in Indian campaigns in Washington Territory, 1855-61. Latter group describes frontier life and politics of Indian campaigns. Many references made to later famed army officers, troop dispositions, specific campaigns and raids, the Northwest Boundary Survey, etc. Included also are letters from Civil War period, when Archer served as a Confederate brigadier general. Wounded and captured at the Battle of Gettysburg, Archer wrote a series of letters while prisoner of war at Johnson's Island in Sandusky, OH (1863-64). Final letters written after his exchange, within a week of his death due to hardships endured while prisoner of war. In collection is also various correspondences between other Archer family members. BOX 1: Ledger & Index of clients from Ledger I. BOX 2: 1844-58. BOX 3: 1859-62. BOX 4: 1863-64.

Administrative summary

 

Repository

H. Furlong Baldwin Library

Maryland Historical Society

201 W. Monument St.

Baltimore, MD 21218

www.mdhs.org

special_collections@mdhs.org

Access restrictions

Public use restricted to microfilm: Manuscript Dept. microfilm MS 2001; 41 reels

Use restrictions

Permission to quote must be received in writing from the Special Collections Librarian.

Provenance

Gift of the Harford County Historical Society

Accession number

 

Processing note

 

 

 Container List

 

Contents

Span Dates

Box

Volume

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Ft. Colville, W.T.

Jan 27, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brothers, Ft. Colville, W.T.

Jan. 27, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Ft. Colville, W.T.

March 17, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Ft. Colville, W.T.

April 14, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Ft. Colville, W.T.

May 1, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Ft. Yamhill, W.T.

July 12, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Ft. Yamhill, W.T.

July 16, 1861

 

 

Letter inside 16 July

July 23, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to [?], San Francisco

July 29, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Louisville, KY

Aug. 23, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to [?], Nashville, TN

Aug. 24, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Richmond, VA

Aug. 27, 1861

 

 

Letter inside 27 Aug

Aug. 28, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Richmond, VA (confidt)

Aug. 28, 1861

 

 

Letter inside 28 Aug.

Aug. 29, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Richmond, VA

Sep. 23, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Richmond, VA (confdt)

Sept. 24, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Richmond, VA

Sept. 27, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Richmond, VA

Oct. 1, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Richmond, VA

Oct. 1, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Richmond, VA

Oct. 29, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Camp near Richmond

Nov. 4, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Dumfries, VA

Nov. 15, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Hd. Qrs. 5th Texas Rgt

Dec 4, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Hd. Qrs. 5th Texas Rgt. Camp Neabsco near Dumfries

Dec 18, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Hd. Qrs. Texas Brigade near Dumfies, VA

Jan 8, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Hd. Qrs. Texas Brigade near Dumfries, VA

Jan. 23, 1862

 

 

Letter inside

Jan. 23, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Hd. Qrs. Texas Brigade near Dumfries, VA

Jan. 31, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mary, Fredericksburg, VA

Feb. 8, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Fredericksburg, VA

Feb. 8, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Hd. Qrs. Texas Brigade near Dumfries, VA

Feb. 18, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Hd. Qrs. 5th Texas Brigade Fredericksburg, VA

March 26, 1861

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie

April 1, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Hd. Qrs. Texas Rgt. Near new Kent Court House

May 8, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Hd. Qrs 5th Texas Rgt.

May 13, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Hd. Qrs, Te[n] Bridge

June 3, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Sir, Hd. Qrs. 5th Brigade

June 25, 1862

 

 

Orders, Hd. Qrs. 5th and 6th Brigades

July 28, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Hd. Qrs. Archer’s Brigade between Hazel and Hedgeman River

Aug. 23, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Clark County, VA

Nov. 5, 1862

 

 

Truce Flag, Near Fredericksburg, VA

Dec. 15, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Archer’s Brigade

Dec. 20, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Archer’s Brigade

Dec. 21, 1862

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to George, Near Guinea Station

Jan. 2, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Near Guinea Station

Jan. 2, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Camp Gregg near Fredericksburg, VA

Jan. 12, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Hd. Qrs. Brigade near Guinea’s

Jan. 28, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Brigade Hd. Qrs. Near Guinea’s Station

Jan. 29, 1863

 

 

Letter from RM Powell to General Archer, Hd. Qrs. 5th Texas Rgt.

Feb. 1, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie

Feb 14, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to [?]

Feb. 17, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Brigade Hd. Qrs.

Feb 3, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, hd. Qrs. Archer’s Brigade A.P. Hills Division near Guinea’s Station

Feb 15, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Brigade Hd. Qrs.

Feb 21, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Brigade Hd. Qrs.

March 7, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Bob, Brigade Hd. Qrs.

March 12, 1863

 

 

Orders, Hd. Qrs. Archer’s Brigade

March 13, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Camp Gregg near Fredericksburg, VA

March 14, 1863

 

 

Orders, Hd. Qrs. Archer’s Brigade

April 12, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Brigade Hd. Qrs. Near Fredericksburg, VA

June 14, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to [?], Fort Delaware

July 8, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Ft. Sandusky Johnson’s Island near Sandusky, OH

July 28, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Johnson’s Island near Sandusky, OH

Aug 15, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Johnson’s Island near Sandusky, OH

Aug 15, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mary, Johnson’s Island

Aug. 28, 1863

 

 

No signature to Nannie, Johnson’s Island

Sep. 15, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

Sept. 20, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Johnson’s Island

Sept 29, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mary, Johnson’s Island

Oct. 4, 1863

 

 

On back

Oct. 14, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Military Prison, Johnson’s Island

Oct. 23, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Military Prison, Johnson’s Island

Nov. 1, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to [?]

Nov. 2, 1863

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

Jan. 2, 1864

 

 

Signature Gone to Mother, Johnson’s Island, OH

Jan 4, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

Feb. 6, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

Feb. 13, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

Feb. 26, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Johnson’s Island

March 8, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

March 18, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

April 12, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Johnson’s Island

April 21, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Johnson’s Island

April 26, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

May 1, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Johnson’s Island

May 4, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

May 16, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Johnson’s Island

May 20, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Johnson’s Island

June 12, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mary Archer, Enroute to Ft. Delaware (telegram)

June 23, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mrs. A. Archer, Enroute to Ft. Delaware (telegram)

June 24, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mary, Fort Delaware

June 25, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, Hilton Head, SC

June 30, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to General, Hilton Head, SC

June 30, 1864

 

 

On back, Hilton Head, SC

Aug. 22, 1864

 

 

On back, Hilton Head, SC

Aug. 24, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Prison Ship Dragoon Hilton Head, SC

July 15, 1864

 

 

Letter from [JJ Archer] to Mother, Hilton Head, SC

July 20, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, Hilton Head, SC

July 20, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, Prison Ship Dragoon Hilton Head, SC

July 24, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to [A. Archer], Prison Ship Dragoon Hilton Head, SC

Aug 1, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Nannie, near Petersburg, VA

Sept 17, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Mother, near Petersburg, VA

Oct. 4, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Major, Hd. Qrs. Archer’s and Walker’s Brigade

Oct. 5, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Brother, near Petersburg, VA

Oct. 5, 1864

 

 

Letter from JJ Archer to Colonel, Hd. Qrs. Archer’s Brigade

Oct. 16, 1864

 

 

 

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