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John E. Goodhue (1839-1916) Papers

John E. Goodhue (1839-1916) Papers

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JOHN E. GOODHUE (1839-1916) PAPERS, 1861-1916





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:Goodhue, John Edwin, 1839-1916
Title:John E. Goodhue (1839-1916) Papers
Dates:1861/1916
Quantity:0.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The John E. Goodhue papers contains letters written by Goodhue to his family while enlisted in the 4th Battery, Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery.
Collection Number:MSS 81

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Scope and Content Note

The John E. Goodhue papers contains letters written by Goodhue to his family while enlisted in the 4th Battery, Massachusetts Volunteer Light Artillery. The letters describe camp life at Ship Island, Mississippi, Fort Jackson, Camp Parapet, Fort Pike, Louisiana, Dauphin Island, Alabma, and Galveston, Texas. The collection also contains a booklet created by the Soldiers and Sailors Historical and Benevolent Society which gives a personal and military history of Goodhue. The collection includes a few letters from his family and some newspaper obituaries.


Biographical Sketch

John Edwin Goodhue was born on October 20, 1839 in Salem, Massachusetts, to Benjamin Goodhue (1804-1853) and Mary Secomb Goodhue (1810-1841). He was a shoemaker and tanner. He married Adaline E. Nutter (1847-1889) in Gloucester. They had two children, Carrie E. (born 1871) and Hattie F. (born 1880). He enlisted in the Fourth Massachusetts battery of light artillery in 1861. He received a final honorable discharge at New Orleans, Louisiana, on October 13, 1865. For many years he was a watchman at the Naumkeag mills.


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.

Goodhue, John E., 1839-1916
Letters
Soldiers
United States. Army. Massachusetts Light Artillery Battery, 4th (1861-1865)
Salem (Mass.)--History, Military
United States--History, Military
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

This collection is open for research use.


Administrative Information

Copyright

Requests 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

John E. Goodhue (1839-1916) Papers, MSS 81, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was purchased on November 15, 1982.

Processing Information

Collection processed by Tamara Gaydos, July 2015.


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