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Scott-Palmer Family Papers

 Collection
Collection Number: A&M.1423

Scope and Contents

Papers of Jewett Palmer, a Union Army officer, Mayor of Marietta (Ohio), and Republican official of Washington County (Ohio). Includes correspondence, daily journals, clipping scrapbooks, military records, genealogical and autobiographical notes, and printed materials.

The papers regard the activities of Company B of the 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) and Company G of the 36th OVI in Western Virginia along the B & O Railroad, at Summersville, Lewisburg, Meadow Bluff, and the Kanawha Valley; at Second Bull Run and Antietam; in Tennessee (1861), at Nashville, Carthage, Middle Tennessee, Chickamauga, Chattanooga, and Missionary Ridge. In 1864, the 36th OVI returned to Camp Crook in Charleston, WV, moving along the Virginia Central Railroad up the Shenandoah to Martinsburg.

Collection also includes the journal of Wallace S. Stanley, Company G, 36th OVI (1861-1864); military records, and post-war records documenting veterans' activities, of the 18th and 36th OVI (ca. 1861-1865, 1880-1912); and correspondence and school papers of Saida Scott, who married Palmer in 1866 and taught music (1856-1863).

Addendum of 1996/09/23 is a muster roll of Company G, 36th OVI, signed by Captain Jewett Palmer, for 10/31/1863 - 12/31/1863.

See also A&M 1458.

Dates

  • 1856-1917

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Conditions Governing Access

No special access restriction applies.

Conditions Governing Use

Permission to publish or reproduce is required from the copyright holder. For more information, please contact the West Virginia and Regional History Center.

Extent

0.8 Linear Feet (Summary: 10 in. (2 document cases, 5 in. each))

Overview

Papers of Jewett Palmer, a Union Army officer, Mayor of Marietta (Ohio), and Republican official of Washington County (Ohio). Includes correspondence, daily journals, clipping scrapbooks, military records, genealogical and autobiographical notes, and printed materials. The papers regard the activities of Company B of the 18th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) and Company G of the 36th OVI. There are also papers of Palmer's wife, Saida Scott, who taught music. Addendum of 1996/09/23 contains a muster roll of Company G, 36th OVI, signed by Captain Jewett Palmer, for 10/31/1863 - 12/31/1863. See Scope and Content Note for more information.

Physical Location

West Virginia and Regional History Center / West Virginia University / 1549 University Avenue / P.O. Box 6069 / Morgantown, WV 26506-6069 / Phone: 304-293-3536 / Fax: 304-293-3981 / URL: https://wvrhc.lib.wvu.edu/

Related A&M Collections

1423, 1458
Title
Scott-Palmer Family Papers, 1856-1917
Author
Staff of the West Virginia & Regional History Center
Description rules
Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language of description
English
Script of description
Code for undetermined script
Language of description note
English

Repository Details

Part of the West Virginia and Regional History Center Repository

Contact:
1549 University Ave.
P.O. Box 6069
Morgantown WV 26506-6069 US
304-293-3536