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Essex Hussars and Washington Hussars Records

Essex Hussars and Washington Hussars Records

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ESSEX HUSSARS AND WASHINGTON HUSSARS RECORDS, 1808-1814

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Processing of this collection was funded by a grant from the NHPRC (National Historical Publications and Records Commission).





Collection Summary

Repository:The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum 132 Essex Street Salem, MA 01970 Phone: 978-745-9500 Fax: 978-531-1516
Creator:Essex Hussars (Salem, Mass.)
Title:Essex Hussars and Washington Hussars Records
Dates:1808/1814
Quantity:.10 linear feet (1 envelope)
Abstract:The Essex Hussars and Washington Hussars Records includes an orderly book from 1808 to 1814.
Identification:MM 20

Series List

SERIES I. Records of the Squadron of Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division

Scope and Content Note

The Essex Hussars and Washington Hussars Records include correspondence, orders and an orderly book from 1808 to 1814. The orderly book contains a roster of officers along with special, brigade, and division orders for the Essex Hussars and Washington Hussars. This collection has been arranged into one series.


Historical Sketch

The Essex Hussars, was a light cavalry unit that existed in Salem, Massachusetts during the years 1808 through 1814. The unit was formed circa 1808 as a part of the Squadron of Cavalry, 1st Brigade, 2nd Division of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia. During the War of 1812, along with the other various organized companies in the Salem area, the Hussars responded to threats made by the British to the Massachusetts coast. At this time, John White was captain of the Essex Hussars. The Washington Hussars were also a light cavalry unit formed at around the same time as the Essex Hussars. Joshua Giddings was captain of this unit in 1813.


Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in Philcat. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons, or places should search the catalog using these headings.

Essex Hussars (Salem, Mass.)
Massachusetts--Militia--Brigade, 1st--Division, 2nd
United States--Army--Cavalry
Washington Hussars (Salem, Mass.)
Salem (Mass.)--History, Military
United States--History, Military

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Request for permission to publish material from the collection must be submitted in writing to the Manuscript Librarian in the Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum.

Preferred Citation

Essex Hussars and Washington Hussars Records, MM 20, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

The orders and correspondence was donated by Lawrence W. Jenkins on April 17, 1956. The orderly book was found in the collection.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, April 2012.


Related Material

Chapple, William Dismore. "Salem and the War of 1812," Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 60, pp. 67.


Essex Hussars. Rules and Regulations ... Aug. 8, 1808. Salem: Printed by Pool & Palfray, 1808.


Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Records, 1775-1908, MM 6


Waldo, Samuel Putnam. The Tour of James Monroe, President of the United States, in the Year 1817. Hartford, CT: F. D. Bolles & Co., 1818.


For additional Essex Hussars material, including notices to appear and broadsides, please visit Philcat, our online catalog.


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