1862 ALMANAC ID’D TO 20TH MASSACHUSETTS OFFICER

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Paper bound booklet meas. approx. 5.25 x 7.50 inches and titled “THE TRIBUNE ALMANAC AND POLITICAL REGISTER FOR 1862” Yellow paper cover has edge wear and scuff marks. Boldly written in period ink below the main title is “C. W. FOLSOM / 20TH MASS VOLS.” Also, across the top in period ink is “C. W. F. FROM C.F.” Someone also wrote “1862” in colored pencil on the cover.

Corners of the pamphlet are bumped and first few pages are partially loose. Interior has markings in colored pencil on several pages. A chronology of 1861 is listed inside with several events highlighted in color pencil. One of the printed articles highlighted on the cover is “RECORD OF THE SLAVE HOLDERS REBELLION…”

This is a well-worn and used copy no doubt carried for a while by Captain Folsom.

Charles William Folsom was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1826. He graduated from Harvard in 1845 as an engineer. He commissioned as 1st Lieutenant and Quartermaster of the 20th Massachusetts Volunteers on July 1, 1861. For his services during the war he was promoted to Colonel by brevet on March 13, 1865.

After the war he was an engineer in Boston and a member of the Edward W. Kinsely Post #113 of the GAR.

He died in Boston in 1904.   [AD]

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