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Manuscript/Mixed Material Gilbert Thompson journal, Gilbert Thompson papers

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  • Gilbert Thompson journal,

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  • Gilbert Thompson papers


  • Journal (1861-1864) of Thompson's Civil War experiences in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., while serving as a topographical engineer in the Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army of the Potomac. Includes later reminiscences; description of bridges, armaments, and firearms; and sketches and photographs of army officers and battle sites. Includes correspondence, laid in, of Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.


  • Thompson, Gilbert, 1839-1909


  • -  Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss,--1816-1894--Correspondence
  • -  United States.--Army--Officers
  • -  United States.--Army of the Potomac.--Engineer Battalion
  • -  Bridges
  • -  Military weapons
  • -  Maryland--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Battlefields
  • -  United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Engineering and construction
  • -  Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
  • -  Washington (D.C.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865



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  • 1 container.
  • 0.2 linear feet.


  • Library of Congress Manuscript Division Washington, D.C. 20540 USA dcu

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  • mm81095752

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