TABLE OF CONTENTS


Overview of the Collection

Biographical Note

Scope and Content

Restrictions

Index Terms

Administrative Information

Container List

Papers 1862-1896, undated


RG 069:164, Benjamin Warren Levalley Papers

Inventory

Finding aid prepared by Allen Ramsey.


Overview of the Collection

Repository: Connecticut State Library
Creator: Levalley, Benjamin Warren
Title: Benjamin Warren Levalley papers
Dates: 1862-1896
Quantity: 0.25 cubic feet
Abstract: Benjamin Warren Levalley was a 2nd Lieutenant in Company H of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. In 1895-1896 he spent time with his cousin Joanna Remington recording gravestones of the Fenner family at the Remington farm in Rhode Island. The collection includes appointment letters, discharge from service paper, correspondence, and a printout of photographs.
Identification: RG069_164
Accession: 2013-056
Language: The records are in English.

Biographical Note

Benjamin Warren Levalley was born in Lowell, Massachusetts on September 10, 1836. Levalley was appointed a Sergeant from Hartford in Company H of the 22nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Infantry on August 27 and was mustered in on September 20, 1862. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on November 17, 1862. Benjamin mustered out of service on July 7, 1863. He worked for 22 years at the Pratt & Whitney Company retiring as head of the Piping Department in December 1896. In 1895-1896 he spent time with his cousin Joanna Remington recording gravestones of the Fenner family at the Remington farm in Rhode Island. Benjamin Warren Levalley died on June 11, 1911, in Providence, Rhode Island at the age of 74.

Genealogy

Warren D. Welch is the great great grandson of Mary Cook Levalley Lovell. Mary was Benjamin Warren Levalley's sister.

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Scope and Content

The papers include appointment letters, discharge from service paper, correspondence, and a printout of photographs.

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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:

Connecticut -- Genealogy
Connecticut -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Rhode Island -- Genealogy
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Places:

Connecticut
Hartford (Conn.)
Providence (R.I.)

Persons:

Levalley, Benjamin Warren
Lovell, Mary Cook Levalley
Pratt, Frederic Alcott, 1862-1910
Remington, Joanna

Document Types:

Correspondence
Orders (military records)
Printouts

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Administrative Information

Provenance

The papers were donated to the Connecticut State Library by Warren D. Welch on April 29, 2013.

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Container List

Papers, 1862-1896, undated
Colonel George S. Burnham appointment of Benjamin W. Levalley to the office of Sergeant in Infantry Company H, 22nd Regiment, 1862 September 19
Governor William A. Buckingham promotion of Benjamin W. Levalley to the office of Second Lieutenant of Infantry Company H of the Twenty-Second Regiment, 1862 November 17
Discharge paper of Benjamin W. Levalley, 1863 July 7
Benjamin Levalley letter to sister McMinnich, 1895 May 5
Benjamin acknowledges receiving sister McMinnich's letter inquiring about the Fenner family genealogy. He talks about enclosing several clippings and documents about the family for her safe keeping. The sister's name was transcribed by the donor.
Benjamin Levalley letter to sister Mary C. Levalley, 1896 July 4
Benjamin talks about his trip to Remington farm to find and transcribe the gravestones of Fenner family members. Included at the end of the letter are the transcribed words from each gravestone found.
F. A. Pratt letter to whom it may concern, 1896 December 2
F. A. Pratt letter announcing Benjamin W. Levalley's retirement from the Pratt & Whitney Company after 22 years.
Benjamin Levalley letter to sister Mary C. Levalley, undated
Benjamin talks about his trip to Remington farm to find and transcribe the gravestones of Fenner family members. Included at the end of the letter are the transcribed words from each gravestone found.
Photograph printout of Benjamin Warren Levalley and Mary Cook Levalley Lovell, undated, 1 printout of 3 photographs