Hartford Public Library

A Guide to the collection at the Hartford History Center


Collection Overview

Repository: Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library Hartford, Connecticut
Creator: Veteran City Guard of Hartford
Title: Veteran City Guard of Hartford Collection
Dates: 1861-1946
Extent: 20 linear feet
Abstract: Records, photographs, and artifacts relating to the Veteran City Guard of Hartford
Location: HHC Closed Stacks, Range 12
Language: English

Historical Note

The Hartford City Guard was formed on January 8, 1861. The Veteran Association of the Hartford City Guard was organized on November 26, 1867. All past and honorary members of the Hartford City Guard prior to July 5, 1865 were eligible for membership. Members took part in parades, receptions, dinners, and excursions, frequently in association with other semi-military groups. Every year they held a reunion and organized an impressive Memorial Day ceremony. During World War I, they raised a war fund and took part in numerous patriotic activities. At the group’s fiftieth reunion in 1917, they decided not to hold any additional reunions.

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Scope and Content

The Veteran City Guard Collection in the Hartford History Center includes scrapbooks, photograph albums, company orders, meeting minutes, ledgers, roll books, record books, reports, and trophies documenting the history of the organization from 1861 to 1916. Records from some years are lacking.

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Arrangement

The collection is arranged in numbered volumes and four boxes. Documents in Boxes 1 and 2 are filed alphabetically in folders, some according to sender, recipient, or company.

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Restrictions

Access Restrictions

The records are stored in a restricted area and therefore may not be available on a same-day basis.

Use Restrictions

See Hartford History Center’s Collection Use policy. Permission to publish from the Veteran City Guard of Hartford Collection must be obtained in writing from the Executive Director of the Hartford History Center, and a copy of the published work may be requested by the Hartford History Center. The Hartford History Center reserves the right to refuse permission to publish, etc. to those who have not complied with its policies. Use of the collections will normally not be permitted for the purpose of promotion of commercial products and services or political campaigns. Hartford History Center at Hartford Public Library reserves the right to limit the number of photographic prints/captures and to restrict the use or reproduction of rare, fragile, or valuable objects. Some scrapbooks are in poor condition and will require special handling.

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Subject Headings

Corporate Names

United States. Army
United States. Army--History--Punitive Expedition into Mexico
Veteran City Guard (Hartford, Conn.)

Subjects

Dinners and dining
Memorial Day
Parades
Portraits
Target practice
Veterans
World War, 1914-1918

Geographic names

Hartford (Conn.)

Genre Terms

Ledgers (Account books)
Minutes (Administrative records)
Photograph albums
Scrapbooks

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Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

Item, Collection Title, Collection number (Box #, Folder #). Hartford History Center, Hartford Public Library, Hartford, Connecticut.

Processing Details

Collection was processed by Donald C. Eiler and Nancy Finlay.

EAD Finding Aid created by Kathy Foulke in January 2019.

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Contents:

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Volumes

Item
1 Scrapbook, 1861
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2 Scrapbook, 1865-1877
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3 Scrapbook, 1868
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4 Scrapbook, 1869
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5 Scrapbook, 1881
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6 Scrapbook, 1883
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7 Scrapbook, 1883
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8 Scrapbook, 1883
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9 Scrapbook, 1883
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10 Scrapbook, 1890
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11 Scrapbook, 1892
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12 Scrapbook, 1894
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13 Scrapbook, 1915
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14 Scrapbook, 1916
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15 Scrapbook, 1916
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16 Scrapbook, 1916
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17 Scrapbook, 1946
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18 Album, Battalion Photo Portraits, 1881
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19 Album, Battalion Photo Portraits, Undated
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20 Album, Battalion Photo Portraits, Undated
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21 Album, Battalion Photo Portraits, Undated
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22 Company Orders: Battery D, 1868
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23 Company Orders: Company F, 1873
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24 Company Orders: Company F, 1873
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25 Company Orders: Company F, 1888
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26 Company Orders: Company F, no entries, 1878
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27 Company Orders: Company F, 1878
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28 Company Orders: Company F, 1903-1926
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29 Guards Constitution, 1873
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30 Guards Constitution, 1878
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31 Guards Constitution, 1880
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32 Guards Constitution, 1892
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33 Guards Constitution, 1902
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34 Guards Meeting, Minutes, 1860
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35 Guards Meeting, Minutes, 1869
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36 Guards Meeting, Minutes, 1873
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37 Guards Meeting, Minutes, 1878
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38 Guards Meeting, Minutes, 1883
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39 Guards Meeting, Minutes, 1890
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40 Guards Meeting, Minutes, 1895
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41 Records, Company C Muster, 1873
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42 Ledger, Company F Quartermaster, 1868
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43 Ledger, Company F Quartermaster, 1903
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44 Ledger, Company F Quartermaster Property, 1916
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45 Ledger, Property Book, 1868
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46 Ledger, Receipts, 1868
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47 Ledger, Receipts, 1878
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48 Ledger, Battalion D Descriptive Roll, 1861
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49 Ledger, Cash, 1874
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50 Ledger, Cash, 1883
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51 Roll Book, Company D, 1865
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52 Roll Book, Company D, 1868
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53 Roll Book, Company D, 1872
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54 Roll Book, Company F, 1873
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55 Roll Book, Company F, 1887
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56 Roll Book, Company F, 1890
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57 Roll Book, Company F, 1900
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58 Rule Book, Company A, 1862
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59 Sick Book, Company F, 1885
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60 Sick Book, Company F, 1898
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61 Record Book, Company F, 1860-1869
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62 Record Book, Company F, 1874
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63 Record Book, Company F, no entries, 1878
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64 Record Book, Company F, no entries, 1878
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65 Record Book, Company F, 1880
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66 Record Book, Company F, 1886
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67 Record Book, Company F, 1895
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68 Record Book, Company F, 1903
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69 Record Book, Company F, 1913
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70 Record Book, Company F, 1867
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71 Record Book, Company F, 1897
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72 Reports, Company F, Morning, 1885
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73 Reports, Company F, Morning, 1890
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74 Reports, Company F, Morning, 1892
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75 Reports, Target Practice, 1878
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76 Reports, Target Practice, 1888
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77 Military Tournament, 1910
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78 Company History, Various
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79 Book of the National Guardsmen, Vol. 1, 1877
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80 Record of Pictures and Trophies, 1884

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Documents, Photographs and Artifact

Box
1 Correspondence, 1884-1917
Box
2 Miscellaneous documents, 1878-1927
Box
3 Rolled photographs, 1914-1918
Includes a number of photos of the Border Campaign into Mexico.
Box
4 Veteran City Guards metal storage box