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Salem Mechanic Light Infantry Records

Salem Mechanic Light Infantry Records

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SALEM MECHANIC LIGHT INFANTRY RECORDS, 1807-1890

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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:Massachusetts. Militia. Salem Mechanic Light Infantry.
Title:Salem Mechanic Light Infantry Records
Dates:1807/1890
Quantity:.25 linear feet (1 box)
Abstract:The Salem Mechanic Light Infantry Records include constitution documents and lists of members. The collection has been arranged into one series.
Identification:MM 36

Series List

SERIES I. Records of the Salem Mechanic Light Infantry

Scope and Content Note

The Salem Mechanic Light Infantry Records include constitution documents and lists of members. The collection has been arranged into one series.


Series I. Records of the Salem Mechanic Light Infantry includes two handwritten copies of the constitution for the Salem Mechanic Light Infantry. The first copy was written in 1807, the second in 1869. The constitution from 1807 also includes a list of member signatures that span from 1807 until 1890, bound together in one volume.


Historical Sketch

The Salem Mechanic Light Infantry was formed on February 26, 1807 and paraded for the first time on July 4, 1807 under Captain Perley Putnam. The company often participated in town celebrations and paraded with other organizations in the area including the Salem Light Infantry and the Danvers Light Infantry. During the Civil War, the company served in the 5th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Militia before being transferred to the 6th Regiment and then to the 7th Regiment, Company B.


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.

Massachusetts--Militia--Regiment, 7th
Massachusetts--Militia--Salem Mechanic Light Infantry
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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 Mechanic Light Infantry Records, MM 36, Phillips Library, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Mass.

Provenance

This material was a gift of Charles W. Stiles, May 1909.

Processing Information

Collection processed and cataloged by Halley Grogan, February 2012.


Related Material

Osgood, Charles Stewart and Henry Morrill Batchelder. Historical Sketch of Salem, 1626-1879. Salem: Essex Institute, 1879.


Whipple, George M. History of the Salem Light Infantry, 1805-1890. Salem: Salem Press, 1890.


Massachusetts Volunteer Militia Records, 1775-1908, MM 6


For additional Salem Mechanic Light Infantry material, including invitations, lists of members, and rules and regulations, please visit Philcat, our online catalog.


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