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18 Days George Sherman Batcheller’s Civil War letters In the last days of August 1862, the 115th New York Volunteers was mustered into service. While on the train to Baltimore the Regiment’s orders were changed and it was sent to Harpers Ferry. George, who was a lieutenant colonel, wrote two letters to his sister, Helen, relating the story of the ensuing campaign. As a graduate of Harvard and an inexperienced officer leading green troops, he provides a very different perspective. There are also Civil War letters that cover his promotion to provost Marshal.
Catharine’s Diary In 1852, 14 year-old Catharine Cook (the future Mrs. Batcheller) was attending Albany Female Academy. She maintained a diary for five weeks then it becomes a journal. Readers will enjoy the perceptions and writing skills of this young woman.
Catharine's Estate What was Catharine worth when she died?
Catharine's Memoriam In Memoriam Catharine Phillips Batcheller
Catherine Phillips Batcheller’s Will Before the family left for Egypt in 1898, Catharine and George each completed their last Will and Testament. From Catharine’s we learn that she was the owner of the house and how she felt about her family, her personal possessions and the house in Saratoga.
George Sherman Batcheller’s Will George rewrote his Will in 1907. Again we realize the family’s feelings about the house but equally important his perception of his legacy.
Kate's Daybook Katharine (Kate) Batcheller maintained a daybook recording the Washington Social season of 1891-92.
Kate Batcheller’s Will -1938 - Kate resided in Paris, France and Saratoga Springs following the death of her father in 1908. From the Will we see she had a love/hate relationship with Saratoga and learn what happened to the family’s fortune.
Kate's Estate What was Kate worth when she died?
Kate's Portugal Diary
James M. Cook’s Will coming soon
Sherman Batcheller’s Will coming soon
Kate’s Day book coming soon
George Sherman Batcheller’s address to the Saratoga Graduating class coming soon