The Resource John Frederick Pierson papers

John Frederick Pierson papers

Label
John Frederick Pierson papers, 1864-1925
Title
John Frederick Pierson papers
Inclusive dates
1864-1925
Title variation
Pierson, John Frederick papers
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Collection of James Frederick Pierson's personal copies of Civil War and post-Civil War literature including enlistment parameters and several invitations, dinner menus, programs, and other memorabilia from various veteran associations to which Mr. Pierson belonged
Biographical or historical data
John Frederick Pierson was born February 25, 1839 in New York, New York. He enlisted in the Union Army on May 27, 1861 in Washington, DC and was commissioned the same day into Company H, New York 1st Infantry division as a captain. Pierson earned a promotion to a major on July 20, 1861 and to a lieutenant colonel on September 10, 1861. He became a prisoner of war in Chantilly and was held at Libby Prison in 1862, being exchanged on September 21, 1862 in Aiken's Landing, Virginia. Pierson would later be promoted a final time to a brigadier general on March 13, 1865, just two months before the end of the Civil War. Pierson continued an active involvement in veterans' affairs in various ways in the post-war period, attending reunions of fellow soldiers and being involved in veterans' societies, often holding positions of administration. He continued this active involvement until his death on December 20, 1932 in New York, New York.
Cataloging source
VMC
Label
John Frederick Pierson papers
Link
http://www.lib.jmu.edu/special/manuscripts/SC0015Pierson.aspx
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Control code
965448087
Extent
2 legal folders, .16 cubic feet.
Governing access note
Collection open to research. Researchers must register and agree to copyright and privacy laws before using this collection. Please contact Research Services staff before visiting the James Madison University Special Collections Library to use this collection
Immediate source of acquisition
James Madison University Special Collections Library acquired these materials at auction from Cohasco, Inc on February 10, 2015.
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Organization method
Arranged topically into two folders.

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