TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Container List

Series 1. Diaries 1863-1869

Series 2. Miscellaneous undated


RG 069:163, Richard (McGee) Magee Diaries

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Allen Ramsey.

Copyright © 2013 by the Connecticut State Library


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Magee, Richard
Title: Richard (McGee) Magee diaries
Dates: 1863-1869
Quantity: 0.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Richard (McGee) Magee was a volunteer soldier in Company K of the 17th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The collection includes five day-to-day diaries and an article describing his heroic actions at the siege of Fort Wagner and Sumter.
Identification: RG069_163
Accession: 2013-014
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Richard (McGee) Magee was born in 1837 in Ireland and married Jane Furgeson. Magee enlisted as a private from Bethlehem in Company K of the 17th Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry on August 15 and was mustered in on August 28, 1862. He was awarded a medal of honor by Lt. Colonel William H. Noble after the siege on Fort Wagner and Sumter "for conspicous bravery during the historic siege." Richard mustered out of service on July 19, 1865 and returned to a life of farming. Richard Magee died in 1917 at the age of 80.

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Scope and Content

Series 1. Diaries, 1863-1869, consist of five day-to-day diaries kept by Richard Magee both during and after the Civil War.

Series 2. Miscellaneous, undated, contains an article describing Richard Magee's heroic actions at Fort Wagner, the medal presented to him "for conspicuous bravery during the historic siege", and a reprint of the statement requested by Richard Magee from Lt. Colonel William H. Noble after the medal was lost in the mail.

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Arrangement

Series 1. Diaries, 1863-1869

Series 2. Miscellaneous, undated

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

See the Rules and Procedures for Researchers Using Archival Records and Secured Collections policy.

Restrictions on Use

See the Reproduction and Publications of State Library Collections policy.

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Index Terms

Subjects:

Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863
Connecticut -- Genealogy
Connecticut -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863
Morris Island, Battle of, S.C., 1863 (July 10-September 7)
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Places:

Bethlehem (Conn.)
Bridgeport (Conn.)
Chancellorsville (Va.)
Connecticut
Fort Wagner (S.C.)
Gettysburg (Pa.)

Persons:

Magee, Richard
Noble, William H.

Document Types:

Clippings
Diaries

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The diaries were donated to the Connecticut State Library by Robert Seymour on August 30, 2012.

Processing Information

Allen Ramsey processed the collection from November 2012-January 2013.

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Container List

Series 1. Diaries, 1863-1869
Box Envelope
Diaries, 1863-1865, 3 diaries 1 1-3
Diaries, 1868-1869, 2 diaries 4-5
Series 2. Miscellaneous, undated
Box Folder
"How Richard Magee Won His War Medal How Bethlehem man a hero of the Fort Wagner siege", undated 1 6