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MS Am 1862

Force, M. F. (Manning Ferguson), 1824-1899. M. F. Force additional papers, 1845-1900: Guide.

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Am 1862
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Creator: Force, M. F. (Manning Ferguson), 1824-1899.
Title: M. F. Force additional papers
Date(s): 1845-1900
Date(s): 1853-1886
Quantity: 3 linear feet (6 boxes)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in English.
Abstract: Papers of American lawyer, judge, author and officer Manning Ferguson Force, largely concerning his service in the Civil War.

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

68M-156. Gift of Horton C. Force; received: 1946.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material. Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

M. F. Force Additional Papers, 1845-1900 (MS Am 1862). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

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Biographical / Historical

Force was a lawyer and judge in Ohio, an officer in the Union Army during the Civil War, and an author of historical works.


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Scope and Contents

Chiefly correspondence, the bulk to Force in his positions as Civil War general and judge; together with letters he wrote to his family, including 88 letters, 1852-1867, to his father, the archivist and historian, Peter Force; diaries, 1861, 1863-1866; and photographs of Civil War soldiers, mostly the men of the 20th Ohio Volunteers, and of family members. Many of the letters are from soldiers who served under him or their dependents, and request recommendations for appointments or pensions; letters from John B. Raymond discuss life in Mississippi during Reconstruction. Also contains a few manuscripts; printed material, mostly papers read before various veterans groups, some by Force; maps; an album of playbills; and clippings.

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