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Title Civil War Records: Letters of Royal D. King
Creator King, Royal D.
Dates of Creation 1862-1863
Scope & Content Fifty-eight letters from Royal D. King: fifty-two to his older sister Maria E.; two to his father Horace; one to J.S. Adams regarding school affairs in 1863; one to the Cashier of the Mutual Bank in 1863 regarding a withdrawal; and two to unkown persons. One of the last describes his Gettysburg, PA experience and care for the wounded afterwards.
Administrative/Biographical History Royal D. King was born in Benson, Vermont in 17 November 1824 and died in West Haven, Vermont, 15 January 1904. He enlisted August 29, 1862, was mustered in October 21, 1862 and mustered out July 30, 1863. He served in the Fourteenth Vermont Regiment, Company D, and fought at Gettysburg. PA. Royal was the superintendent of the Benson Schools at the time of his enlistment. His father and brother were named Horace, mother Eunice, and his sister Maria E. He married Martha J. Fish.
Related People King, Royal D.
King, Horace
King, Maria E.
Fish, Martha J.
Adams, J. S.
Search Terms United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863.
Credit line Bequest of Hall Park McCullough
Catalog Number 2009.163.104.5