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Salem Artillery Company Records

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SALEM ARTILLERY COMPANY RECORDS, 1796, 1834-1846

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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:Salem Artillery (Salem, Mass.)
Title:Salem Artillery Company Records
Dates:1796, 1834/1846
Quantity:.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Salem Artillery Company Records include a membership list and order book created by the Salem Artillery Company.
Identification:MM 11

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Scope and Content Note

The Salem Artillery Company Records include a membership list and order book created by the Salem Artillery Company. The membership list was created in 1796 and lists over forty members of the company. The order book spans from 1834 to 1846 and documents general, division, brigade, and company orders along with company meeting minutes and committee reports.


Historical Sketch

The Salem Artillery Company was organized on October 16, 1786 in Salem, Massachusetts. A commanding officer and standing committee, comprised of three members elected annually, transacted all company business and concerns. Members were expected to be ready to appear for military exercise when notified. The company participated in parades in Salem and appeared alongside the Salem Light Infantry and Mechanic Light Infantry during town processions, celebrations, and to help escort visiting political or military figureheads. During the War of 1812, the company camped in the Salem Common in 1814 in response to the approach of a British war ship off the coast.


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.

Salem Artillery (Salem, Mass.)
Artillery--United States
Massachusetts--Militia
Salem (Mass.)

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

Salem Artillery Company Records, MM 11, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was donated by Lawrence W. Jenkins on August 17, 1956.

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, 69.


Rantoul, Robert S. "Washington in Essex County," Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 58, pp. 3.


Streeter, G. L. "The Story of Winter Island and Salem Neck," Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 33, pp. 119.


Whipple, George M. "History of the Salem Light Infantry," Essex Institute Historical Collections, Vol. 26, pp. 166, 170, 174, 182, 183, 190, 207.


Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Records, 1775-1908, MM 6


For additional Salem Artillery Company material, including constitution and by-laws, orders, and rules and regulations, please visit Philcat, our online catalog.


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