Slocum Family
Papers, 1835-1867

SC22590

Quantity: 1 box (0.25 cubic ft.)
Access: Open to research
Acquisition: Gift; John Albert Slocum Jr.; August 2000
Processed By: Fred Bassett, Manuscripts & Special Collections, October 2001

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Scope and Content Note:

These papers include the Civil War diary of John Payson Slocum, a soldier who served in Company C of the 189th New York Regiment of Infantry. Daily entries provide a detailed summary of Slocum's activities and experiences. His entry of April 9, 1865, recorded at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, offers a good account of the events related to Lee's surrender from the perspective of a soldier. These papers also include a copy of a letter written by General Henry Warner Slocum to President Lincoln, January 9, 1865, concerning the possibility of nominating John Payson Slocum for admission to the United States Military Academy at West Point. Other papers relate to Charles Slocum's certification to teach school and appointment as postmaster at Delphi, Onondaga County, New York.

List of Documents:

Box Folder Description
1 1 John Payson Slocum, Diary, September 26, 1864-May 8, 1865 (1 v. ca. 150 p. 15 cm.)
1 2 John Payson Slocum, Diary, September 23-December 9, 1865 (1 v. 175 p. 15 cm.)
1 3 John Payson Slocum, Diary, 1865 (1 v. ca. 400 p. 12 cm.)
1 4 Letter (copy) Maj. Gen. H. W. Slocum, H.Q. Left Wing, Army of Georgia, Savannah, Ga., to Abraham Lincoln, January 9, 1865 (1 item w/cover)
1 5 Charles Slocum: Certificate for teaching school, Delphi, Town of  Pompey, N.Y., October 8, 1835 (1 item)
1 6 Charles Slocum: Certificate for teaching school, Delphi, Town of  Pompey, N.Y., November 28, 1835 (1 item)
1 7 Charles Slocum: Certificate for teaching school, Town of  Manlius, N.Y., November 28, 1835 (1 item)
1 8 Charles Slocum: Certificate for teaching school, Town of Cazenovia, N.Y., December 22, 1836 (1 item)
1 9 Charles Slocum: Certificate for teaching school, Town of Fabius, N.Y., November 8, 1837 (1 item)
1 10 Charles Slocum: Certificate of appointment as postmaster, Delphi, N.Y., April 28, 1845 (1 item)
1 11 Charles Slocum: U.S. Post Office Department letter of appointment as postmaster, Delphi, N.Y., April 28, 1845 (1 item)
1 12 Charles Slocum: U.S. Post Office Department letter of appointment as postmaster, Delphi, N.Y., April 27, 1853 (1 item)
1 13 List of dates copied from diary (journal), 1844-1845 (author not identified) (1 item)
1 14 Copy of an original photograph of John Payson Slocum in Army dress uniform, ca. 1864-1865 (1 item)
Last Updated: May 9, 2012