Civil War Stationery, 1860-1865
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Brief Description:

Civil War Stationery, 2012-77-0, consist of writing paper and two envelopes embossed with an American eagle and shield and bordered in red and blue, and a single sheet of Camp Dutton letterhead, identified as being from the day the camp broke up (September 15, 1862).  Both items were adhered to plain card stock with hole punches along the left margin for keeping in a two-ring binder.  Both items are noted as being donated by Col. H. W. Wessels.

Col. Henry W. Wessels was the son of Leverett W. Wessels. Leverett W. Wessells was commissioned a Colonel in 1862 and organized the 19th Infantry Regiment, later the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery, which trained at Camp Dutton.  He resigned his commission due to illness in 1863.

Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
Email: archivist [at]
Record Series Number: 00/2012-77-0
Volume: 1.0 Folders
Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
United States. Army. Connecticut Artillery Regiment, 2nd (1863-1865)
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Acquisition Notes: Col. H. W. Wessel  Found in collection
PreferredCitation: Civil War Stationery, (2012-77-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759.