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Francis O. Sawyer Civil War Collection

 Collection
Identifier: mss-129

Scope and Content

The Francis O. Sawyer Papers consist of approximately one linear foot of manuscript material from the Quartermaster Corps, U.S. Volunteers. Purchase orders, vouchers, and requisition forms dominate the collection which also include duty orders, reports of deaths, and lists of captured deserters. The Papers are arranged chronologically by topic. Topical groups (i.e. fuel, horses, labor, etc.) are filed alphabetically and contain separate folders for purchases, requisitions, and vouchers. The collection offers information on the breadth of supplies required to sustain military and medical personnel.

Dates

  • 1862-1870

Creator

Language of Materials

English

Access:

Collection is open for research.

Publication Rights:

All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Curator of Manuscripts.

Biography

Francis O. (Frank) Sawyer, of Burlington, VT, was commissioned Quartermaster of the 9th Vermont Volunteers with the rank of first Lieutenant on June 10, 1862. Prior to military service, Sawyer had been employed as an express agent. In 1863 he was appointed Brigade Quartermaster by General Isaac J. Wistar. On June 30, 1864 he received a promotion to Captain and Assistant Quartermaster, U.S. Volunteers. His duties include supplying military hospitals in Burlington and Brattleboro, Vermont, as well as the frontier cavalry outpost in St. Albans. Sawyer was mustered out of the service on May 30, 1866.

Benedict, George Grenville. Vermont in the Civil War, 2 Vols. Burlington, VT: Free Press Association, 1886, 1888.

Vermont, General Assembly. Theodore S. Peck, compiler. Revised Roster of Vermont Volunteers..... 1861-66. Montpelier, VT: Watchman Publishing Co., 1892.

Extent

1 Linear Feet (1 carton)

Overview

The Francis O. Sawyer Papers consist of approximately one linear foot of manuscript material from the Quartermaster Corps, U.S. Volunteers.

Physical Location

Library Research Annex; contact uvmsc@uvm.edu for access.

Acquisition Information

Library Purchase from Chas. Apfelbaum, July 1987
Title
Guide to the Francis O. Sawyer Civil War Collection, 1862-1870
Status
Completed
Author
Processor: Karen Peterson.
Date
1998
Language of description
English

Repository Details

Part of the University of Vermont Libraries, Special Collections Repository

Contact:
Silver Special Collections Library
48 University Place, Room B201
Burlington Vermont 05405 U.S.A. US
(802) 656-2138
(802) 656-4038 (Fax)