George B. Sanford manuscript, circa 1893
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Brief Description:

The George B. Sanford manuscript (1964-18-0, .21 linear feet) consists of an original typescript draft and copy of his memoir, "Experiences in Army Life of Col. George B. Sanford, Retired, U.S.A., lately Col. 6th Cavalry U.S.A.," written about 1893 or 1894, which details his experiences during the American Civil War. A copy of this manuscript was edited and published in 1969 by E. R. Hagemann in book form titled Fighting Rebels and Redskins: Experiences in Army Life of Colonel George B. Sanford, 1861-1892. Hagemann noted in his introduction that as he was editing, he "divided the manuscript into ten chapters, shortened many of the paragraphs considerably by dividing them, regularizing the spelling and punctuation, and silently corrected obvious errors of fact or style, although there are a few exceptions to these rules."

Currently housed in 3A Box 31.

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: 00/1964-18-0
Created by: Sanford, George B. (George Bliss) (1842-1908)
Volume: 0.21 Linear Feet
Acquired: 05/01/1964.
Access Restrictions: The collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Sanford, George B. (George Bliss), 1842-1908
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Genres/Forms of Material
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Rights/Use Restrictions: Unpublished materials authored or otherwise produced by the creator(s) of this collection are in the public domain. There are no restrictions on use. Copyright status for other collection materials is unknown. Transmission or reproduction of materials protected by U.S. Copyright Law (Title 17, U.S.C.) beyond that allowed by fair use requires the written permission of the copyright owners. Works not in the public domain cannot be commercially exploited without permission of the copyright owners. Responsibility for any use rests exclusively with the user.
Acquisition Notes: William K. Wallbridge  Gift
Related Materials: George B. Sanford collection, Arizona State Universty Libraries, Dept. of Archives & Special Collections
Related Publications: Sanford, George B. Fighting Rebels and Redskins: Experiences in Army Life of Colonel George B. Sanford, 1861-1892. Edited and introduction by E. R. Hagemann. Norman: University of Oklahoma Press, 1969.
PreferredCitation: George B. Sanford manuscript (1964-18-0), Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, P.O. Box 385, 7 South Street, Litchfield, Connecticut, 06759