Private Nelson Owens served in Company H, the 1st Regiment of the Missouri Volunteers during the United States Civil War. He died in the hospital on February 4, 1864.
J.T. Paine, the surgeon in charge, made a request to Charles Rockwell, the Captain of Volunteers, on February 5 for a coffin for the 4 pm funeral. I hope that Private Owens got his coffin and had a dignified burial.
I have finished unpacking the Rockwell papers at the Historical Society and am in the process of organizing the collection by topics and then chronologically. This is a slow process. When I unpacked the files, I put them into files with months and dates, but I am finding errors. So, I have to go through each file, item by item, to ensure that it is in the correct order, and then write up the finding aid.
The Jacob Odell House (Historical Society of Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown)
Though another winter storm is expected Monday, the weather has been looking up. Spring is just around the corner. Besides, our bit of Earth is moving too close to the sun, so even if we get snow it cannot last long.
I officially started volunteering at the Historical Society, Inc. Serving Sleepy Hollow and Tarrytown. The Historical Society is in the Jacob Odell house, built in 1848. Odell was a resident who left his house for the Historical Society.
I’m working on the Charles H. Rockwell papers. Charles Rockwell was a resident who served in the Union Army as the assistant quartermaster of volunteers in New Orleans during the Civil War. There’s about two boxes of papers and a box of ledgers. It’s going to be my job to create a finding aid for the collection.