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Joseph L. Curby Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 43]

Identifier: DOC MSS 43

Scope and Contents

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


  • 1861-1896


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.

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.


0.25 Linear Feet

59 items other_unmapped

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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

Joseph L. Curby Manuscript Collection [DOC MSS 43]DOC MSS 43
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Repository Details

Part of the Saint Louis University Archives Repository

Pius XII Memorial Library
3650 Lindell Blvd.
St. Louis Missouri 63108 United States