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Joseph L. Curby Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 43] Edit




  • 1861-1896 (Creation)


  • 0.25 Linear Feet (Whole)
  • 59 items other_unmapped (Whole)

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  • Abstract

    This collection documents the Civil War activities of Joseph L. Curby, a Pennsylvania native who later moved to St. Louis. Included here are commission and discharge papers, muster rolls, military passes, receipts, and official correspondence related to Curby's function as sutler

  • Conditions Governing Access

    There are no restrictions on access to this collection.

  • Conditions Governing Use

    Restrictions may exist on reproduction, quotation, or publication. Please contact the Saint Louis University Archives for details.

  • Preferred Citation

    Saint Louis University Libraries Special Collections.  Joseph L. Curby Manuscript Collection (DOC MSS 43)

  • Biographical or Historical Information

    Joseph L. Curby was born on April 4, 1831 in Chester County Pennsylvania to William Curby and Catherine Fletcher Curby.  He served in the Civil War as captain of Company I, 84th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers and was also a sutler for various army units.  Later, he moved to St. Louis, Missouri, and died on March 8, 1904.  He is buried in Bellefontaine Cemetery in St. Louis.

  • Scope and Contents

    The documents in this collection exemplify some of the common types of records produced by the armies during the Civil War.