Hugh T. Carlisle Collection

SJSU Special Collections & Archives
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San José State University
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Title: Hugh T. Carlisle Collection
Identifier/Call Number: MSS.2011.09.16
Contributing Institution: SJSU Special Collections & Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 0.209 Linear feet, 1 box
Date (bulk): Bulk, 1861-1924
Date (inclusive): 1826-1924
Abstract: 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.
Physical Location: Vault 1, Range 20A
creator: Carlisle, Hugh T. -- Diaries

Access

The collection is open for research.

Publication Rights

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.
Copyright restrictions also apply to digital representations of the original materials. Use of digital files from or derived from these collections is restricted to research and educational purposes.

Preferred Citation

Hugh T. Carlisle Collection, MSS-2011-09-16, San José State University Library, Special Collections & Archives.

Processing History

Processed Madison Burgess. Reviewed by Danelle Moon, Project Director. Finding aid created in Archivist Tool Kit.

Biographical History

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.

Scope and Content of Collection

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 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.

Arrangement

The collection is arranged into a single series: Series I: Hugh T. Carlisle (1826-1924).

Related Materials

There are two related materials to this collection. The first is: Journal belonging to Hugh T. Carlisle of Fremont, Sandusky County, Ohio Call Number: F495.C37x A3 1900 Location: Special Collection, 5th Floor, Vault 1
The second is: Civil War diary of Hugh T. Carlisle, 1862 November 29 - 1873 May 22 Call Number: E601 .C37 Location: Special Collections, 5th Floor, Vault 3

Subjects and Indexing Terms

Homestead law -- United States -- History
Land settlement -- Kansas -- History
United States -- History -- 1865
United States Army -- Civil War -- United States

 

Series I: Hugh T. Carlisle 1826-1924 (Bulk 1861-1924)

Physical Description

1 box

Scope and Content of Collection

The contents of this series include Carlisle's military life recorded through journals, legal records, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a marriage certificate. The bulk of the papers in the collection were created between 1861 and 1924, though college degrees and some clippings from 1905-1906.

Arrangement

This single series collection is arranged alphabetically by format and date
 

Folder 1: Civil War Journal and Education 1826-1863

 

Folder 2: Estate and pension 1900-1924

 

Folder 3: Homestead Act 1880-1883

 

Folder 4: Marriage certificate 1889-1893

 

Folder 5: Newspaper clippings 1906