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Texas A&M University Kingsville, South Texas Archives

Luman Henry Lord Collection



Collection Summary

Creator Luman Henry Lord
Title Luman Henry Lord Collection
Dates: 1862-1865
Abstract: The Luman Henry Lord Correspondence includes .5 cubic feet of letters written by Union Civil War soldier, Luman Henry Lord to his family in Connecticut while he was stationed in Louisiana during the Civil War, 1862-1865. Also included are photos of family members taken before and after the Civil War.
Identification A2004-061
Collection URL http://archives.tamuk.edu/collections/ead.php?xml=lord%20EAD
Quantity: .5 linear feet
Location: STAD Boxes H-8-4 Box #1
Language: English

Historical Note

Luman Henry Lord was born in East Windsor, Harford, Connecticut in 1833, and the oldest of seven children with two sisters and four brothers. He worked with his parents, Luman Stoddard and Dorcas Osborne Fish Lord on their tobacco farm until his enlistment in the Union Army in 1861. He was assigned as a private in Company K of the Twelfth Regiment of the Connecticut Volunteers also known as the “Charter Oak Regiment.” The regiment was organized for a special service as part of the New England Division. The volunteers were commanded by Colonel Henry C. Deming. Lord and the regiment of 1,008 men left Connecticut on February 24, 1862 and traveled to New York and later to Ship Island, Mississippi. The Twelfth Connecticut Volunteers became the first Union army to occupy a Confederate camp when they occupied Fort Jackson, and the first Union regiment to emerge before New Orleans. He served two enlistments in the army and was wounded at Port Hudson in June 1863. After returning from the War he married Carolina Minerva Fish in 1870. They had three children, Byron Henry, Leon Henry and Lena Minerva. His date of death is unknown.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of 50 letters written by Luman Henry Lord to his brother William while he was in Louisiana from 1862-1865; and one letter written by William to his wife Alice in 1872. Also included are some printed materials, family photographs and a term paper written by Joshua Rene Garcia using the correspondence as a research resource.

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Arrangement

Series I Correspondence is arranged in chronological order. Series II Printed materials Series III Photographs

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Index Terms

Persons
Lord, Henry Lord, 1833-1906
Lord, Luman Stoddard, 1807-1901
Lord, Dorcas Osborne Fish, 1810-1880
Lord, Caroline Minerva Fish, 1849-1931
Lord, Leon Henry, 1875-1915
Lord, Byron Henry
Lord, Lena Minerva
Deming, Henry Champion, 1815-1872
Organizations
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
United States -- Army -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Connecticut Infantry Regiment, 12th (1861-1865) -- Company G
Geographical Names
Hartford, (Conn.)
Ship Island (Miss.)
Fort Jackson (La.)
New Orleans (La.)
Port Hudson (La.)
Subjects
Soldiers
Military art and science
Tobacco farms

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