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Hugh T. Carlisle Collection
MSS.2011.09.16  
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Description
The Hugh T. Carlisle Collection (1826-1924, bulk 1861-1924) documents the life of Hugh T. Carlisle, a Civil War soldier and veteran. The collection contains correspondence, journals, legal records related to his military pension and property transactions, newspaper clippings, and a marriage certificate. The bulk of this collection relates to his Civil War service and includes documentation on his success in obtaining a Homestead Act property deed in 1880.
Background
Hugh T. Carlisle (1843-?) was born in New York in 1843. On September 19, 1861, Carlisle joined the United States Army at the age of 18, serving as a Private in Captains Fyler's Company D 81st Regiment, in the Ohio Infantry. He served the Union Army from 1861 through April 22, 1863. During his military service he fought in the historic Battle of Shiloh, which took place in Southwestern Tennessee. The Union forced succeeded in pushing back the Confederate forces, but it became know as one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. history. In 1880, succeeded in his application to obtain a Homestead Act land grant, consisting of 60 acres in Norton County, Kansas. Carlisle married Mary Lewis on May 24, 1893, in Indiana.
Extent
0.209 Linear feet, 1 box
Restrictions
Copyright has not been assigned to the San Jose State University Library Special Collections & Archives. All requests for permission to publish or quote manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Director of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Special Collections & Archives as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the reader.
Availability
The collection is open for research.