Burford, Abraham
  • Kneeland, Samuel M., 1838- Papers, 1864, 1905. 1 folder, ill. Papers, 1864-1865 and 1905. Includes a carbon letter notebook, Sept. 26-Dec. 23, 1864, with copies of letters sent from Headquarters District, North Alabama at Decatur, Huntsville, and other locations. Loose correspondence is dated Sept. 30, 1864 (two letters), December 21-23, 1864, and Dec. 23, 1865. The Dec. 22, 1864 letter was sent from the Steamer Stone River. U.S. Military telegrams dated Dec. 18-20, 1864 and undated; two almost illegible notes, rejecting the offer of Confederate Brigadier General Abraham Buford to surrender Huntsville; miscellaneous GAR momentos; an eight-page typed article on the Tufts Family of Medford, 1905; and a carte de visite. probably of Kneeland are also included. Bio: Kneeland, a resident of Tecumseh (Mich.), entered the service in August 1862 as a 1st Sergeant of the Michigan Infantry Regiment, 18th, Company I. He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant in December 1862; served as Aide-de-Camp on the staff of Brigadier General Gillmore, January-June 1863; and was promoted to 1st Lieutenant of Company E in December 1863. He served as Aide-de-Camp on the staff of General Gordon Granger, December 1864-June 1865. He was mustered out June 1865 at Nashville (TN).