Jefferson Justice papers

Collection 1302

( Bulk, 1862-1864 ) 1862-1891
(1.2 Linear feet , 4 boxes)

Summary Information

The Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Justice, Jefferson, b. 1840.
Jefferson Justice papers
Date [bulk]
Bulk, 1862-1864
Date [inclusive]
1.2 Linear feet , 4 boxes
Finding aid prepared by Cathleen Miller
This collection was processed as part of the Digital Center for Americana pilot project, which was generously funded by the Barra Foundation and individual donors.
Mixed materials [Box]
This collection consists of a small group of reports, correspondence, and inventories collected by Lieutenant Jefferson Justice during his service as regimental quartermaster for the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteers Regiment during the Civil War.

Preferred Citation

Cite as: [Indicate cited item here], Jefferson Justice papers (Collection 1302), The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.

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Jefferson Justice was born in 1840 in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Prior to the Civil War, Justice worked as a nail cutter. He enlisted in the 100th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers in 1861. Justice served as the regimental quartermaster for the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteers for three years. He was discharged in 1865 and settled in the Northeast section of Philadelphia. In 1867, Jefferson Justice was appointed a policeman for the Branchdale Colliery, and later served as an auditor for the Pennsylvania Rail Road Company.

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Scope and Contents

This collection of correspondence, orders, inventories, receipts and reports offers a brief view of Jefferson Justice's service as regimental quartermaster for the 100th Pennsylvania Volunteers Regiment during the Civil War. The papers document the supplies to which soldiers had access during the war and provide a limited perspective on soldiers' lives. Included are lists of food and cooking supplies, requests for stationery, forage for livestock, clothing, and other goods. Requests for clothing often include the names of individual soldiers. The materials are arranged in chronological order. There are Quartermaster Reports from 1862-1867, located in Boxes 1-4. There is one folder of personal papers in Box 4, Folder 7.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

 The Historical Society of Pennsylvania 2010

1300 Locust Street
Philadelphia, PA, 19107

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open for research.


Gift of Eugene Klein, 1943.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • United States. Army. (History--Civil War, 1861-1865)
  • United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 100th (1861-1865).

Geographic Name(s)

  • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

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