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Collection Overview

Title: William W. Edgerton Civil War Letters, 1862-1865View associated digital content.

ID: 10/1955-001

Primary Creator: Edgerton, William W.

Extent: 0.75 Linear Feet

Subjects: Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862, Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863, Edgerton, William W., Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865, United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 107th (1862-1865)

Forms of Material: Correspondence

Languages: English

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The William W. Edgerton collection is composed of personal correspondence between Civil War private William Wilberforce Edgerton of the 107th New York Volunteers and his immediate family. Most of the letters are between William W. Edgerton and his mother, Dorothy Doud Edgerton. Additional correspondents include his brother, John Howard Edgerton, and his sisters, Martha Newton and Augusta Tenney.

The correspondence is arranged chronologically. Following it are some battle diaries kept by William Edgerton, and some other miscellaneous items.

Note: Locations have been noted exactly as written even though obviously misspelled, e.g. staford for Stafford and corthouse for Courthouse.

Related Materials:

Civil War Letters digital collection (http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/p15195coll31)

Biographical Note

William Wilberforce Edgerton, a native of south central New York, was a private with the 107th New York Infantry Regiment (Campbell Guards).  Following a station at the defenses in Washington, he saw action in numerous campaigns, starting in Maryland with the Army of the Potomac’s XII Corps, 1st Division, 3rd Brigade at the 1st Battle of Antietam as part of the Maryland Campaign (September 4-20, 1862), and, in Virginia, the Chancellorsville Campaign (April 30-May 6, 1863) and as part of the reinforcements sent to aid the Army of the Tennessee for the Chattanooga Campaign (October-November 1863).  Finally, Edgerton saw action as part of the Army of the Cumberland’s XX Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade in the Atlanta Campaign (May-September 1864), the Savannah Campaign (November-December 1864), and the Carolinas Campaign (January-March 1865).  The 107th New York Infantry Regiment was mustered out in Washington on June 5, 1865.

Sources:

Brief unpublished fifteen page biography with collection file.

Subject/Index Terms

Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862
Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863
Edgerton, William W.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865
United States. Army. New York Infantry Regiment, 107th (1862-1865)

Administrative Information

Repository: University of Houston Libraries

Access Restrictions: Open for research.

Use Restrictions:

The material in this collection is in the public domain.

However, Special Collections owns the physical items in our collections, and all reproduction restrictions apply.

Acquisition Method: This collection was donated by Mr. Owsley R. Welch ca. 1955.

Preferred Citation: William W. Edgerton Civil War Letters, Courtesy of Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries.

Processing Information:

Steven Bonario, March 1990

Derral Parkin, June 1995

Other Note: Uploaded to TARO, 2005.

Other URL: http://www.lib.utexas.edu/taro/uhsc/00018/hsc-00018.html


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Series 1: Letters, 1862-1866
Folder 1: 1862
Item 1: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Factoryville, NY, Feb. 9, 1862
Item 2: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Factoryville, NY, June 6, 1862
Item 3: Lowrey to Dorothy Edgerton, Waverly, NY, Aug. 29, 1862
Item 4: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Maryland Heights, Oct. 23, 1862
Item 5: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp near [Antietam Ford], Nov. 12, 1862
Item 6: Verso William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, undated
Folder 2: January-June, 1863
Item 7: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp near Staford corthouse [Stafford, VA], Jan. 24, 1863
Item 8: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Hopes Landing, Feb. 8, 186[3]
Item 9: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Hopes Landing, Feb. 8, 186[3]
Item 10: William Edgerton to John Edgerton, Hopes Landing, Mar. 20, 1863
Item 11: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Hopes Landing, Mar. 21, 1863
Item 12: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Aquia Landing, Apr. 5, 1863
Item 13: William Edgerton to John Edgerton, Aquia Landing, Apr. 12, 1863
Item 14: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Hopes Landing, Apr. 12, 1863
Item 15: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Hopes Landing, Apr. 28, 1863
Item 16: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Stafford Corthouse [Stafford, VA], Apr. 28, 1863
Item 17: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Stafford corthouse [Stafford, VA], May 13, 1863
Item 18: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Stafford corthouse [Stafford, VA], May 18, 1863
Item 19: William Edgerton to Augusta Tenney, Stafford corthouse, [Stafford, VA], May 18, 1863
Item 20: William Edgeton to his father, Stafford corthouse [Stafford, VA], May 23-24, 1863
Item 21: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [Fairfax, VA], Jan. 5, 1863
Item 22: William Edgerton to [Augusta Tenney or Martha Newton], Stafford corthouse [Stafford, VA], June 5, 1863
Item 23: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Stafford corthouse [Stafford, VA], June 11, 1863
Item 24: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Dumfries, [VA], June 14, 1863
Item 25: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Leasburg, [VA], June 19-20, 1863View associated digital content.
Folder 3: July-September, 1863
Item 26: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Harper's Ferry, July 17, 1863
Item 27: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Warrinton Junction, [VA], July 27, 1863
Item 28: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Warrinton Junction, [VA], July 27, 1863
Item 29: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [VA], [ca. July 29, 1863]
Item 30: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton; Alice Woaters[?] to Oscar [brother] Pitt County, NC, Also M.E. Woaters to Oscar [son] (Letter found by William Edgerton on a Confederate soldier), June 14, 1863
Item 31: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton. Kelleys ford, [VA], June 14, 1863
Item 32: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, "Kelleys ford on the Bapahonac" [VA], Aug. 4, 1863
Item 33: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Kelleys ford [VA], Aug. 12, 1863
Item 34: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Kelleys ford, VA, Aug. 14, 1863
Item 35: William Edgerton to Augusta Tenney, Kelleys ford, VA, Aug. 19, 1863
Item 36: W.G.L. Brook to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp 107th NYV, Aug. 23, [1863]
Item 37: W.G.L. Brook to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp 107th NYV, Aug. 29, [1863]
Item 38: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Kelleys ford, VA, Sep. 2, 1863
Item 39: Martha Newton to Augusta Tenney, Sparta [WI], Sep. 3, 1863
Item 40: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Kelleys ford, VA, [Sep. 1863]
Item 41: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton Kelleys ford, VA, [Sep. 1863]
Item 42: William Edgerton to Augusta Tenney, Kelleys ford, VA, Kelleys ford, VA, [Sep. 1863]
Item 43: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Raccoon ford, VA, Sep. 17, 1863
Item 44: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Raccoon ford, VA, Sep. 21, 1863
Item 45: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton Raccoon ford, [VA], Sep. 22, 1863
Item 46: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Raccoon ford, [VA], Sep. 23, 1863
Item 47: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], [Raccoon ford, VA], Sep. 26, 1863
Folder 4: October-December, 1863
Item 48: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Decherd Station, TN, Oct. 6, Oct. 8, Oct. 12, 1863
Item 49: William Edgerton to Martha Newton, Camp 107 NYV, TN, Oct. 8, 1863
Item 50: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [Decherd, TN], Oct. 13, 1863
Item 51: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton [Decherd, TN], Oct. 18, 1863
Item 52: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Decherd, TN, Oct. 18, 1863
Item 53: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [between Murfreesboro, TN and Stevenson, AL], Oct. 29, 1863
Item 54: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [between Murfreesboro, TN and Stevenson, AL], Nov. 17, 1863
Item 55: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Nov. 18, 1863
Item 56: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp 107 NYV [TN], Dec. 5, 1863
Item 57: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp 107 NYV [TN], Dec. 8, 1863
Item 58: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp 107 NYV [TN], Dec. 18, 1863
Item 59: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, TN, Dec. 21, 1863
Item 60: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Dec. 18, 1863
Item 61: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Dec. 21, 1863
Item 62: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [TN], Dec. 21, 1863
Item 63: William Edgerton to Augusta Tenney, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Dec. 24, 1863
Item 64: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Dec. 26, 1863
Item 65: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Dec. 26, 1863
Item 66: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [TN], Dec., 1863
Item 67: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Dec., 1863
Folder 5: January-March, 1864
Item 68: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Jan. 16, 1864
Item 69: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Jan. 17, 1864, Jan. 18, 1864
Item 70: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [TN], Jan. 18, 1864
Item 71: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Bell Buckle Bridge, TN, Jan. 20, 1864
Item 72: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Jan. 30, 1864
Item 73: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Feb. 1, 1864
Item 74: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Feb. 8, 1864
Item 75: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Shelbyville, TN, Feb. 10, 1864
Item 76: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Feb. 15, 1864
Item 77: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Feb. 18, 1864
Item 78: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Shelbyville, TN, Feb. 18, 1864
Item 79: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Mar. 4, 1864
Folder 6: April-June, 1864
Item 80: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Shelbyville, TN, Apr. 6, 1864
Item 81: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Apr. 14, 1864
Item 82: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Apr. 28, 1864
Item 83: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Shelbyville, TN, Apr. 29, 1864
Item 84: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Apr. 29, 1864
Item 85: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Shelbyville, TN, Mar. 4, 1864
Item 86: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], [Bridgeport, TN], Apr. 30, 1864 - May 21, 1864
Item 87: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp on the March, May 17, 1864
Item 88: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [Dallas, GA], May 29, 1864
Item 89: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Lost Mountain, GA [Dallas, GA], June 14, [1864] and June 15, [1864]
Item 90: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Camp in the brestworks on the battlefield, GA, June 15, 1864
Item 91: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [Marietta, GA], June 23, 1864
Item 92: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [Marietta, GA], June 29, 1864
Folder 7: July-September, 1864
Item 93: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [2 miles N. of Chattahoochee River], July 8, July 9, 1864
Item 94: William Edgerton to Augusta Tenney, Chattahoochee R., GA, July 12, 1864
Item 95: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Chattahoochee River, GA, July 15, 1864
Item 96: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], 10 miles SE of Atlanta, GA, July 19, 1864
Item 97: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA, [July 1864]
Item 98: William Edgerton to [Dorothy or John Edgerton], [Atlanta, GA], July 24, 1864
Item 99: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA, July 29, 1864
Item 100: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Camp in brest. in front of Atlanta, GA, Aug. 1, [1864]
Item 101: Wiliam Edgerton to Augusta Tenney, Atlanta, GA, Aug. 13, 1864
Item 102: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [Atlanta, GA], Hospital 2 miles in the rear, Aug. 11, 1864
Item 103: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], [Atlanta, GA] Hospital, Aug. 13, 1864
Item 104: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, [Atlanta, GA] Hospital], Aug. 14, 1864
Item 105: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA, Aug. 25, 1864
Item 106: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Atlanta, GA, Aug. 25, 1864
Item 107: William Edgerton to Augusta Tenney, Chattahoochee Bridge, 5 miles from Atlanta, GA, Aug. 28, 1864
Item 108: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Chattachoochee Bridge, GA, Aug. 31, 1864
Item 109: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA, Atlanta, GA, Sep. 4, 1864
Item 110: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA, Sep. 9, 1864, Sep. 12, 1864
Item 111: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA,, Sep. 16, 1864
Item 112: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA, Sep. 21, 1864
Folder 8: October-December, 1864
Item 113: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 29, 1864
Item 114: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Atlanta, GA, Oct. 29, 1864
Item 115: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Argyle Island, Savannah River, Ga, Dec. 18, 1864
Item 116: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Savannah, GA, Dec. 24, 1864
Item 117: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Savannah, GA, Dec. 30, 1864
Item 118: William Edgerton to [John Edgerton], Savannah, GA, Dec. 30, 1864
Folder 9: 1865-1866
Item 119: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Savannah, GA, Jan. 13, 1865
Item 120: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Swamps of SC, Jan. 25, 1865
Item 121: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Fayetteville, NC, Mar. 12, 1865
Item 122: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Goldsboro, NC, Mar. 29, 1865
Item 123: William Edgerton to Dorothy Edgerton, Factoryville [Near Waverly, NY], June 29, 1865
Item 124: Dorothy Edgerton to William Edgerton, Oak Grove, Dodge Co., [WI], July 5, 1865
Item 125: William Edgerton to Augusta Tenney, Factoryville, NY, July 30, 1865
Item 126: Dorothy Edgerton to William Edgerton, Oak Grove, Dodge Co., [WI], Nov. 5, 1865
Item 127: Martha Newton to William Edgerton, Sparta, WI, Nov. 23, 1865
Item 128: Dorothy Edgerton to William Edgerton, Oak Grove, [Dodge County, WI], Dec. 3, 1865
Item 129: Dorothy Edgerton to William Edgerton, Oak Grove, Dodge Co., [WI], Dec. 26, [1865]
Item 130: Dorothy Edgerton to William Edgerton, Oak Grove, [Dodge Co., WI], Jan. 11, 1866
Item 136: William Edgerton letter fragment, [1886]
Folder 10: Fragments of seven additional letters
Fragments of seven additional letters. [Previously Folder/Item 141]
Series 2: Diary
Folder 11: Diary, Chapter 2, Battle of Antietam, Sep. 26, 1863
[Previously Folder/Item 131]
Folder 12: Diary, Chapter 3, Nov. 25, 1863
[Previously Folder/Item 132]
Folder 13: Diary, Chapter 4, Battle of Chancellorville, May 1, 1863
[Previously Folder/Item 133]
Folder 14: Diary, Chapter 5, Battle of Gettysburg, Dec. 13, 1863
[Previously Folder/Item 134]
Folder 15: Diary, Chapter 6, Battle of Gettysburg, July 3, 1863
[Previously Folder/Item 135]
Series 3: Other
Folder 16: Various Items
Item 137: Calling card of Mr. & Mrs. Tenney; includes envelope [H. Augusta Tenney]
Item 138: List of clothing drawn by William Edgerton, July 1863 - June 1864
Item 139: Camp Pass issued by E. P. Van Valkenburgh, Jan. 20, 1863
Item 140: Unidentifiable fragments of eight items
Folder 17: Various Fragments
[8 items]

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