Joseph Crandon, Jr. letter
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Joseph Crandon, Jr. letter

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Georgia Historical Society
Creator: Crandon, Joseph, b. approximately 1844.
Title: Joseph Crandon, Jr. letter
Dates: 1865
Extent: 0.05 cubic feet (1 folder)
Identification: MS 1782

Biographical/Historical Note

Joseph Crandon, Jr. was born circa 1844 in Columbia Falls, Maine and served in the Union forces during the Civil War (1861-1865).

Scope and Content Note

This collection consists of a letter from Joseph Crandon, Jr. to his brother, Henry A. Crandon in Columbia, Maine on 1 February 1865. Crandon wrote from the steamship Mariposa in New York, New York and related to his brother his recent voyage from New York to Savannah, Georgia and return trip through Beaufort and Hilton Head, South Carolina. In this letter, Crandon included his observations of life in Savannah as a result of the Civil War, the leadership of Union General William T. Sherman, and the plight of the newly freed African Americans.

Index Terms

Beaufort County (S.C.)--Description and travel.
Crandon, Joseph, b. approximately 1844.
Letters (correspondence)
Savannah (Ga.)--History--19th century.
Sherman, William T., (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891.
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans.

Administrative Information

Processing Information

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Access Restrictions

The collection is open for research.


Encoding funded by a 2008 Archives-Basic Projects grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.

Container List

Item 1: Joseph Crandon, Jr. letter, 1865 View online.