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George Byron Lord letters to John Henry Skinner

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Collection MS-1986-162: George Byron Lord letters to John Henry Skinner


  • Creation: 1862 December-1866 May

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.


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Collection is open for research.

Restrictions on use

These materials are made available for use in research, teaching and private study, pursuant to U.S. Copyright Law. The user must assume full responsibility for any use of the materials, including but not limited to, infringement of copyright and publication rights of reproduced materials. Any materials used for academic research or otherwise should be fully credited with the source. The original authors may retain copyright to the materials.

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.


Massachusetts Soldiers, Sailors, and Marines in the Civil War, Vol. 6. (Norwood, MA: Norwood Press, 1931): 329-331.


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Because the current accessioning system was not used until January 1986, it is not possible to know exactly the dates of acquisition of materials received before that time.

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Lord, George Byron Lord; United States Army; Massachusetts 17th and 41st infantry regiments (1861-1865); Civil War; Louisiana and Boston.

George Byron Lord Letters to John Henry Skinner
1862 December-1866 May
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Sarah K. Nytroe, 2003; revised by Ray Hartley
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John J. Burns Library
Boston College
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Chestnut Hill MA 02467 United States