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About me: Jerry E. Reed
First and foremost, I am a seasoned voice talent and media/public relations specialist with many other interests. I have been helping businesses with their narrations, presentations, commercials, and more all of my adult life.
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I am also a genealogist, a
n avid photographer, and artisan bread baker.
My genealogy interest began before personal computers were a family "must have." Personal genealogy computer research has blossomed in the past 15 years. It wasn't long before someone decided that they could charge for information that should be free and in the public domain. I have always been frustrated by that. Now, thousands and thousands of pages of useful facts are coming on line daily in free-to-access digital archives located all over the world. So, I'm constantly searching for new sources of free on line material. Blog updates follow this section and all links are added to the master list below the new posts.
Updates are posted when
I discover another new source or when something I have already reviewed gets a major update.
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Friday, February 11, 2011

Hamilton College - Civil War Collection

These materials all date from the American Civil War era. They primarily relate to the people and history of Oneida county, New York. Hamilton College is located there. Much of the collection relates 117th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment mustered in on August 8, 1862 at Oneida county. The collection also includes letters and diaries of people from other regiments, such as :

The papers from the 117th include almost 1,000 enlistment papers for this regiment formed in Rome, NY, in July and August of 1862. It was assigned to the Army of the Potomac to defend Washington, D.C. The regiment was later attached to the IX and X Corps and participated in major battles such as Cold Harbor and the Battle of Petersburg and mustered out in May 1865.

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