Constantine C. Badger Letter
Scope and Contents
This collection consists of a single letter from Con. [Constantine] C. Badger, written from Nashua [New Hampshire] to his mother, regarding his intention to enlist in the 6th New Hampshire Infantry as a nurse. Badger writes that he has been unable to find any employment in his line, had little hope of obtaining an army steward's position, and that enlisting as a nurse seems the best way for him to serve. "I am willing to do this," Badger writes. "In fact am glad to do it. I am tired of running about in search of something to do and my medical friends here advise me to go in any position." He predicts that he would not need to remain a nurse for long and that if he later obtains a position in the 8th New Hampshire, he can transfer.
- Badger, Constantine C. (Person)
Language of Materials
The materials in the collection are in English.
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Collection is open to research.
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Biographical / Historical
Constantine Christian Badger was born in Westchester County, New York, ca. 1837. The 1850 federal census lists a Constantine C. Badger, 14, living in the Gilmanton (Belknap County), New Hampshire home of Margaret C. Badger. He attended Gilmanton Academy and obtained a medical degree from Dartmouth College in 1858. He is again listed in Margaret Badger's home in 1860, where he is described as a 23-year-old physician. He enlisted for three years' service in Company I, 6th New Hampshire Infantry at Gilmanton on December 16, 1861, and was mustered into service on January 14, 1862. He was discharged at Fredericksburg, Virginia on August 11, 1862, and became a contract surgeon. Records show that a Conrad [sic] C. Badger enlisted as a sergeant in Company E, 34th New Jersey Infantry on November 12, 1863. He was commissioned an assistant surgeon on June 13, 1864, and mustered in on February 10, 1865. Badger mustered out of the service at Selma, Alabama on April 30, 1866. Following the war, Badger apparently worked as a physician in Hillsborough (Hillsborough County), New Hampshire. He died in 1867.
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Letter written by physician Con. [Constantine] C. Badger at Nashua [New Hampshire] to his mother regarding his intention to enlist in the 6th New Hampshire Infantry as a nurse, apparently in hopes of later obtaining a position as a steward or surgeon.
Source of Acquisition
The Constantine C. Badger Letter was purchased by Special Collections and University Archives in 1989.
Rights Statement for Archival Description
The guide to the Constantine C. Badger Letter by Special Collections and University Archives, Virginia Tech, is licensed under a CC0 (https://creativecommons.org/share-your-work/public-domain/cc0/).
This collection had been purchased, accessioned, and originally cataloged as the Conrad C. Badger Letter. Further research in 2022 revealed that the writer's name was in fact Constantine C. Badger, and the collection's title was revised to reflect this newfound information.
The processing, arrangement, and description of the Conrad C. Badger Letter commenced and was completed in 1989. Additional description was completed before 2008 and in February 2010. The collection was re-processed in March 2022.
- A Guide to the Constantine C. Badger Letter, 1864
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