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Letters of Pvt. Dwight W. Stannard (97th NY State Infantry Regiment)

Image of a letter written by corporal Dwight W. Stannard, 97th New York Regiment


This is a collection of letters written by Dwight W. Stannard, corporal in the 97th New York State Volunteer Infantry Regiment (Third Oneida; Boonville Regiment; Conkling Rifles).



Dwight W. Stannard was born about 1845 in Boonville, Oneida county, New York, the son of Calvin W. B. Stannard and Sarah Stannard of Boonville, Oneida County, New York. Dwight and his wife Alma (Alma C. Simmons) lived in Forestport, Oneida county, New York. When he returned from his military they lived in Forestport and then Boonville. They had children named Charles, Elsie (Bessie), Ettie, Cora, Hattie, and Ezra. Alma C. Simmons to whom most of the letters in this collection were written.

The 97th NYSV Infantry Regiment mustered in on February 18, 1862 at Oneida county, New York in which Hamilton College is located.


This collection includes digitized images and transcriptions of 30 hand-written letters. The images are accessed through links within the transcriptions.


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.

We use TEI


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).

(Reviewed: September 6, 2013)



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