University of North Texas Archives

Hamilton K. Redway Family Papers



Collection Summary

Creator: Redway, Hamilton K.
Title: Hamilton K. Redway Family Papers
Inclusive Dates: 1825-1916
Bulk Dates: 1861-1886
Identification: MSS Hamilton Redway Collection
Catalog URL: http://iii.library.unt.edu/search~S12?/aRedway%2C+Hamilton/aredway+hamilton/1%2C1%2C2%2CB/frameset&FF=aredway+hamilton+k+1835&1%2C%2C2
Quantity: 4 boxes, 2 oversize boxes

Creator Sketch

Hamilton K. Redway served as a corporal in Company K, 24th Regiment of the New York Volunteers (1862-1863) and as lieutenant and later captain of Company F, 1st New York Volunteer Veterans Cavalry (1863-1865) during the Civil War. After the war, Redway, who was a white man, was second lieutenant in Company D, U.S. Colored Cavalry (1866).


Scope and Contents Note

The collection includes correspondence, a diary, legal documents, financial documents, and printed material relating to Redway's activities in the Union Army. A number of ordnance lists and muster rolls are included in the collection, as well as several captured orders from Confederate General James Longstreet's command (1862). Correspondence, legal documents, financial documents, and printed material pertaining to Redway's wife, Loriette, are also included. The records are divided by type into two record series: Military Records; and Personal Papers. Among the personal papers are two small, pocket sized (photocopied) notebooks in which Redway kept track of the equipment issued to the men under his command and also made notes about who was in the hospital, who was promoted, and who was on furlough. Some of the larger documents in the collection have been removed for storage into oversize boxes. There is a separation sheet noting when material has been removed from a folder and indicating where it is being housed.


 

Arrangement

Materials in the collection are divided into two series: Military Records; and Personal Papers. Within the series, records are roughly grouped by type of document. There appears to be no chronological order for the folders, but within each folder for a particular military company, records are arranged chronologically. These folders include records from Company F, Company K, Company B, Company I, and Company D. Personal papers include wartime and post-war correspondence, some business materials and legal documents, and a diary spanning the years 1862 to 1875. Also included are two notebooks, one undated and the other dated 1864.

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open for research.


Index Terms

Organizations:
United States Army, Company K, 24th Regiment of the New York Volunteers. United States Army, Company F, 1st New York Volunteer Veterans Cavalry. United States Army, Company D, U.S. Colored Cavalry.
Subjects:
Redway, Hamilton K., 1835. Redway, Hamilton K., 1835- -- Correspondence. Redway, Hamilton K., 1835- -- Archives. Redway, Chauncey H., d. 1854. Redway, Chauncey H., d. 1854 -- Archives. Redway, Loriette C. Redway, Loriette C. -- Correspondence. Redway, Loriette C. -- Archives. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Calvary operations. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Equipment and supplies. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Biography. Confederate States of America -- History, Military. United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American.
Places:
New York. Camp Piatt, West Virginia. Lawrence, Kansas.
Document Types:
Correspondence, diary, legal documents, military documents, financial documents, printed material.

Related Material

For reproduction of any copyrighted materials, permission must be obtained from the owner of the copyright. This is a responsibility of individual researchers, not the University Archives.

Materials are available for research only in the University of North Texas Archives, during its normal hours of operation. Materials are not loaned out. Depending upon how fragile the materials are, they may or may not be allowed to be photocopied or scanned.


Administrative Information

Administrative Information: Custodial History

C. H. Redway and Reginald Redway donated the collection to UNT in the 1920s or 1930s.

Preferred Citation

Hamilton K. Redway Family Papers, University of North Texas Archives, Denton, Texas.


Detailed Description of the Collection

 

Series 1, Military Records

Box Folder
1995 1 Deceased Soldiers' Documents (Passes for Transportation), 1861-1862
2 Printed Material: Company B, Proof of Muster, 1865
3 Military Activities: Correspondence (Envelopes), c. 1830, 1864, n.d.
4 Correspondence: Company F, Soldier Substitutions, 1864
5 Military Activities: Correspondence, Company F: Papers relating to the death of Andrew M. Anderson, 1864-1866
6 Military Activities: Legal Documents, Company F, 1864
7 Military Activities: Personal Business (Bill), Company F, 1865
8 Military Activities: Legal Document (Relinquishment of Property), 1865
9 Enlistments, 1863-1865
10 Military Activities: Company F, Literary Productions (Note, Speech), 1864
11 Military Activities: Company F, Literary Productions (Record Book of Passes, Passes), 1865
12 Military Activities: Company F, Correspondence (General Orders, Special Orders, Circulars), 1864-1865
13 Military Activities: Company F, Literary Productions (Muster List), 1863-1865
14 Military Activities: Company F, Literary Productions (Army Register), 1865
15 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Discharge, Proof of Muster), 1865-1866
16 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Descriptive Lists, Muster Rolls) [Some moved to oversize box], 1864-1865
17 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Pay List), n.d.
18 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Provost Marshal's Office, Deserters), 1864
19 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Transportation Records), 1864-1865
20 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Company Returns) [Some moved to oversize box], 1864
21 Military Activities: Printed Material (Clothing and Equipage), 1864-1865
Box Folder
1996 1 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Clothing and Equipage, Envelopes), 1865, n.d.
2 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Quartermaster's Records), 1864-1865
3 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Ordnance Vouchers), 1864-1865
4 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Ordnance Records), 1864-1865, n.d.
5 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Ordnance Stores), n.d.
6 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Blank forms for Ordnance Stores), n.d.
7 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Forage Reports), 1865
8 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Monthly Return of Public Animals), 1864-1865
9 Military Activities: Company F, Printed Material (Envelopes), 1865, n.d.
10 Military Activities: Company D, Literary Production (Speech), 1866
11 Military Activities: Company D, Printed Materials (Discharge), 1866
12 Military Activities: Company D, Printed Materials (Clothing and Equipage, Envelopes), 1866
13 Military Activities: Company D, Printed Material (Quartermaster's Stores), 1866
14 Military Activities: Company I, Correspondence (Letters, General Orders, Circulars; 10th Alabama, Lt. General Longstreet), 1862-1863, 1865
15 Military Activites: Company D, Printed Materials (Quartermaster's Roll), 1866
16 Military Activities: Printed Material (Ordnance Records), 1865-1866
17 Military Activities: Circulars, 1864-1865
18 Military Activities: Company F, Clothing, 1864-1866
19 Military Activities: Clothing, 1865
20 Military Activities: Enlistment (Franklin Jewell), 1864
21 Military Activities: Company F, Expenditures, 1864-1866
22 Military Activities: Forage, 1863-1865
Box Folder
1997 1 Military Activities: Company F, Correspondence, 1865
2 Military Activities: Forms - Blank, Undated
3 Military Activities: Company F, Furloughs, Leaves, 1864-1865
4 Military Activities: Horses, 1864-1865
5 Military Activities: Hospital, Admittance and Discharge, 1864-1865
6 Military Activities: Hospital, Clothes Issue, 1864
7 Military Activities: Hospital, Reports, 1865
8 Military Activities: Orders, Court Martial, 1864
9 Military Activities: Orders, General, 1864-1865
10 Military Activities: Orders, Special, 1864-1865
11 Military Activities: Ordnance Voucher, 1865



 

Series 2, Personal Papers

Box Folder
1997 12 Personal Papers: Business Correspondence, 1865-1888
13Personal Papers: Legal Documents, 1868, 1875-1876
14 Personal Papers: Literary Productions, 1865-1868, n.d.
15 Personal Papers: Literary Productions, 1865, 1866
16 Personal Papers: Printed Material, 1866-1876, n.d.
17 Personal Papers: Printed Material, 1825-1843
18 Personal Papers: Legal Documents (Will and Mortgage), 1841, 1854
19 Personal Papers: Correspondence (Loriette C. Redway), 1865-1919
20 Personal Papers: Financial Documents, 1890-1914
21 Personal Papers: Legal Documents (Loriette C. Redway) [Moved to Oversize Box], 1888-1890
22 Personal Papers: Printed Material (Loriette C. Redway), 1903, 1914, 1916, n.d.
23 Personal Papers: Correspondence (Envelopes), 1906, 1919, n.d.
24 Personal Papers: Literary Productions, n.d.
25 Personal Papers: Correspondence to his wife, 1864-1865
26 Personal Papers: Correspondence to his wife, 1865-1867
27 Personal Papers: Correspondence (from O. G. Bacon), 1867
Box Folder
1998 1 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1862
2 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1864
3 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1865
4 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1866
5 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1869
6 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1870
7 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1871-1872
8 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1872
9 Redway Diary (photocopy), 1875
10 Redway Notebook (photocopy), n.d.
11 Redway Notebook (photocopy), 1864
Box Folder
Oversize 1995 no folders Correspondence, Special Orders, Muster Rolls, Printed Speech, Clothing and Equipage Records, Payroll Records, Return Reports, Quartermaster Records, Ordnance Records, Instructional Brochure, Morning Reports for Company F, 1st Regiment, New York Veterans Volunteer Cavalry, and Company Orders book for 1st Regiment, New York Veterans Volunteer Cavalry, 1863-1865, n.d.
Box Folder
Oversize 1996/1997 no folders Scrapbook of clippings and drawings, Officer's Commission, Muster Roll, Clothing Allowance, Inventory and Inspection Report, Ordnance Record, Blank Ordnance Forms, Blank Certificates of Promotion, Certificate Accepting Henry Ellis into Company I, Correspondence to Loriette Redway, Record of Enlistments, Appointment to the Metropolitan Police Force of Washington, D.C., Warranty Deeds, 1852, 1856, 1861-1862, 1864-1866, 1868, n.d.