This is a collection of letters written either by or to Lieut. Rush P. Cady (1841-1863), Hamilton College class of 1862, during his service with the 97th New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Third Oneida; Boonville Regiment; Conkling Rifles) and documents related to his life and military service.
This collection includes digitized images and transcriptions of the original documents. The images are accessed through links within the transcriptions.
Rush P. Cady was born in about 1838 and grew up in Oneida county, New York, the son of Daniel and Fidelia W. Cady of Rome, New York. He attend Hamilton College from 1858 to 1860 (class of '62). He left school to volunteer for service with the U.S. Army in the American Civil War and served with the 97th New York Infantry Regiment. He died on July 1, 1863, at the age of 21, the first day of the battle of Gettysburg. For a moving account of his life and death, see document no. cw02600.
The 97th NYSV Infantry Regiment mustered in on February 18, 1862 at Oneida county, New York in which Hamilton College is located.
The Cady Letters were a donation from Cynthia Barns.
These letters were digitized by Backstage Library Works of Orem, Utah at 600 dpi, saved as uncompressed TIFF. They delivered to Hamilton College the TIFF images and JPEG derivatives.
Transcriptions of the letters were made by Backstage Library Works who also encoded them as TEI P5 files.
Some of the letters were donations by Mrs. Richard Balck and some by Cynthia Barns.
The photograph of Rush Cady is courtesy of Cynthia Barns.
Digitization of this collection was made possible by grants from the New York State Regional Bibliographic Databases and Interlibrary Resources Sharing Program through CLRC (Central New York Library Resources Council).
97th Infantry Regiment: Civil War - also known as the Third Oneida, Boonville Regiment and the Conklin Rifles.
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