Abel G. Peck Papers

Summary Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections
Peck, Abel G.
Abel G. Peck papers
Date [inclusive]
0.1 Cubic feet , 1 folder

Preferred Citation

Researchers wishing to cite this collection should include the following information: "Item title, Collection title, Collection Identifier, Michigan State University Archives & Historical Collections, East Lansing, Michigan".

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Biographical Note

Abel Peck enlisted in the 24th Michigan Infantry in 1862 and served in Maryland and Virginia. Peck, the regiment's color-bearer, was killed July 1, 1863, in the first day's fighting at Gettysburg.

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Scope and Contents note

This collection consists of letters from Abel G. Peck to his family during the Civil War. His letters describe Sharpsburg, Maryland, in the aftermath of the battle of Antietam, as well as as his part in the battles of Fredericksburg and Chancellorsville.

Also included in the collection is a letter from a newly appointed woman faculty member at Hillsdale, Michigan. The letter (1859) describes the college and her experiences as the first women hired by a previously all-male faculty.

The civil war letters have been transcribed, scanned and placed online at http://civilwar.archives.msu.edu/collection/7-1C-2/abel-peck/.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

Michigan State University Archives and Historical Collections February 1965

Conrad Hall
888 Wilson Road, Room 101
East Lansing , MI, 48824

Revision Description

  February 2000

Conditions Governing Access

Collection is open for research.

Legal Status

Copyright: Michigan State University Property Rights: Michigan State University

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish material from this collection must be obtained from University Archives & Historical Collections, Michigan State University.

Custodial History

Gift of Alice Sibley, 1959-09-29. Transferred by Michigan State University Museum.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army -- Military life -- History -- 19th century.
  • United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 24th (1862-1865).

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865


  • Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
  • Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863
  • Education -- Michigan
  • Fredericksburg, Battle of, Fredericksburg, Va., 1862
  • Women -- Michigan

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Collection Inventory


Letters 1859-1862