University of Texas, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

A Guide to the Dudley Thaddeus Perkins Papers, 1862-1866



Descriptive Summary

Creator: Perkins, Dudley Thaddeus
Title: Perkins, Dudley Thaddeus, Papers
Dates: 1862-1866
Abstract: Correspondence comprises the Dudley Thaddeus Perkins Papers, 1862-1866, chronicling Perkins’ experiences in the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.
Accession No.: 98-375
Extent: 3 in.
Language: Materials are written in English.
Repository: Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin

Biographical Note

Dudley Thaddeus Perkins lived with his wife Caroline in Biddeford, Maine. During the Civil War, he enlisted in Company I of the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment of the United States Army.


Scope and Contents

Correspondence comprises the Dudley Thaddeus Perkins Papers, 1862-1866, chronicling Perkins’ experiences in the 4th Maine Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The majority of the letters are written to Perkins’ sister, Lizzie Stackpole Blairsdal describing marches, military engagements on Matagorda Island, Texas, and his time stationed at Fort Macomb, Louisiana, and Fort Esperanza, Texas. Additionally, the collection includes several letters from Perkins’ wife Caroline to Lizzie concerning familial affairs.


Restrictions

Access Restrictions

This collection is open for research use.


Index Terms

Subjects (Persons)
Blairsdal, Lizzie Stackpole
Perkins, Caroline D.
Perkins, Dudley Thaddeus -- Archives.
Subjects (Organizations)
United States. Army. Maine Infantry Regiment, 4th (1861-1864). Company I.
Places
Biddeford (Me.) -- History -- 19th century.
Fort Esperanza (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.
Fort Macomb (La.) -- History -- 19th century.
Matagorda Island (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Dudley Thaddeus Perkins Papers, 1862-1866, Dolph Briscoe Center for American History, The University of Texas at Austin.

Processing Information

Basic processing and cataloging of this collection was supported with funds from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission (NHPRC) for the Briscoe Center’s "History Revealed: Bringing Collections to Light" project, 2009-2011.


Detailed Description of the Papers

 

Inventory

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2H449 Correspondence, 1862-1866