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Lord, George Byron


Biographical Note

George Byron Lord was a Union soldier in the 17th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. However, most of his enlisted term was with the 41st Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, one of four units comprising the 3rd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Cavalry. The 41st Regiment was formed in late summer and autumn of 1862, and departed from New York on December 2, 1862, for New Orleans on the transport North Star. Accompanied by Major General Nathaniel P. Banks, the regiment arrived at Baton Rouge, Louisiana on December 17, remaining there until late March 1863. By January 1865, Lord was stationed at Fortress Morganzia, primarily a station for Union soldiers who were former slaves. By the early spring of 1866, Lord was stationed at Fort St. Philip, located along the east bank of the Mississippi River.

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George Byron Lord letters to John Henry Skinner

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Scope and Contents

This collection contains fourteen letters from George Byron Lord addressed to John Henry Skinner of East Boston from December of 1862 through May of 1866. Lord’s correspondence relates the activities of the 17th and 41st Massachusetts Infantry Regiments in the state of Louisiana.

Restrictions on access

Collection is open for research.

Dates: 1862 December-1866 May