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MS Am 2300

Bumstead, Horace, 1841-1919. Horace Bumstead collection of documents concerning ordnance of the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b Shelved in one box: MS Am 2300-2301
Call No.: MS Am 2300
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Bumstead, Horace, 1841-1919.
Title: Horace Bumstead collection of documents concerning ordnance of the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops,
Date(s): 1864-1865
Quantity: .3 linear feet (1 folder)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Documents concerning reports on ordnance and ordnance stores (military weapons), filed by Major Horace Bumstead while an officer with the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

*54M-219 (7). Gift of Edward C. Holden,16 Lowell St., Cambridge, MA; received: 1954 Sept.

Processing Information:

Processed by: Bonnie B. Salt

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There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Horace Bumstead Collection of Documents Concerning Ordnance of the 43rd Regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops (MS Am 2300). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Biographical / Historical

Horace Bumstead (1841-1919) was the son of Josiah Freeman Bumstead, a Boston merchant, and Lucy Douglas Willis Bumstead. He was educated at the Boston Latin School and Yale College (Class of 1863) and became a Congregationalist minister and educator. During the Civil War, Bumstead was commissioned as a Major for the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops where he served from April 1864 to December 1865. He later joined the faculty of Atlanta University and served as their second president from 1888-1907.
The 43rd regiment of the United States Colored Infantry was organized at Philadelphia, Pa. on March 12, 1864 and discharged at Philadelphia on November 30, 1865.

Arrangement

Arranged chronologically, then by title of document.

Scope and Contents

Printed document forms concerning the issuance and return of military weapons to the volunteers of the 43rd regiment of the U.S. Colored Troops in the Union Army. Report forms completed in manuscript (probably by Bumstead). Also includes some letters concerning the same.

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