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Robert Lamb Civil War letters

Call Number





Lamb, Robert


0.01 Linear Feet in one folder.

Language of Materials

English .


This collection consists of two 1863 letters from Robert Lamb, a Corporal in the New York Volunteer Infantry, to his brother and sister in New York, written while Lamb was stationed in Virginia during the Civil War.


The two documents in this collection are housed in a single folder.

Scope and Contents

This collection consists of two letters from Robert Lamb, a Corporal in the 170th Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry (commonly known as Corcoran's Irish Legion) during the Civil War, to his brother and sister in New York. The letters were written by Lamb on February 18 and September 24, 1863, while Lamb was stationed in Virginia.

Conditions Governing Access

Open to users without restriction.

Conditions Governing Use

These items are in the public domain. While many items at the Center for Brooklyn History are unrestricted, we do not own reproduction rights to all materials. Be aware of the several kinds of rights that might apply: copyright, licensing and trademarks. The researcher assumes all responsibility for copyright questions.

Preferred Citation

Identification of item, date (if known); Robert Lamb Civil War letters, 1977.401, Box and Folder number; Brooklyn Public Library, Center for Brooklyn History.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Alida A. Willis, date unknown. Formally accessioned in 1977.

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Collection processed by

Nicholas Pavlik

About this Guide

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2023-11-28 16:18:42 +0000.
Using Describing Archives: A Content Standard
Language: Description is written in: English, Latin script.

Processing Information

Minimally processed to the collection level. This collection was rehoused and the finding aid revised by Dee Bowers in 2023.


Brooklyn Historical Society


Box: A0026 (Material Type: Text)
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201