NEW YORK YOUNG MEN’S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION SOLDIERS’ HYMN BOOK ID TO NEW YORK SOLDIER

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Item Code: 480-225

Small pocket-sized hymn book meas. approx. 3.00 inches x 4.50 inches and runs 64 pages.

Paper cover shows some moderate surface dirt and light wear but has nice artwork of a fluttering US flag with a riband above it that reads “THE SOLDIERS’ HYMN BOOK.” The cover also states that it was published by the New York Young Men’s Christian Association.

The back cover has “PRESENTED BY THE NEW YORK CHRISITIAN COMMISSION” and then lists the officers of the organization for 1862-1863. Back cover also shows minor wear.

Interior is well bound though the front and back signatures are beginning to weaken. Inside front cover in period ink is “JAME P. BOGART, MASONVILLE, DELAWARE CO., N.Y.” Also tucked inside the front page is a slip of paper with modern writing giving Bogart’s service information.

James P. Bogart was born in East Masonville, Delaware County, New York in 1831. He is listed as being 33 years old when he enlisted as a private in Company B, 144th New York Infantry on August 26, 1864 being mustered in September 1, 1864. At that time he joined it, the 144th was in the Hilton Head District serving in the Department of the South. Two months later Bogart was then transferred to Company I, 127th New York Infantry which was stationed near Beaufort in the same Department of the South. While with the 127th Bogart was engaged at Honey Hill, South Carolina on November 30, 1864 and in skirmishes at Deveaux Neck and Mackay’s Point. He was discharged at Charleston, South Carolina on June 30, 1865.

After the war Mr. Bogart returned to Masonville where he married and had one child. He died in Masonville in 1906 and is buried there in Masonville Cemetery.  [ad] [ph:L]

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