Guide to the Union Veterans Legion, Encampment No. 1, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1884-1939 AIS.1987.08

ULS Archives & Special Collections

Summary Information

Repository
ULS Archives & Special Collections
Title
Union Veterans Legion, Encampment No. 1, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records
Creator
Union Veteran Legion of the United States. Encampment No. 1 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
Collection Number
AIS.1987.08
Date
1884-1939
Extent
2.0 microfilm reels
Abstract
The Union Veterans Legions was formed in 1885 and was comprised of soldiers, sailors, Marines of the Union Army, Navy, and Marine Corps who served during the Civil War. The records consist of the charter, rules, regulations, membership roll books, death records, and minute books.

Preferred Citation

Union Veterans Legion, Encampment No. 1, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1884-1939, AIS.1987.08, Archives & Special Collections, University of Pittsburgh

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History

The Union Veterans Legion was incorporated on February 5, 1885 in the Court of Common Pleas of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Legion was comprised of soldiers, sailors, and Marines of the Union Army, Navy, and Marine Corps of the Civil War, who had volunteered for a term of three years, and were honorably discharged for any cause after a service of at least two continuous years, or were at any time discharged by reason of wounds received in the line of duty. Individuals who had been drafted or had borne arms against the United States were not eligible for membership.

Encampment No. 1, also known as Headquarters Encampment, conducted their business at Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall.

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Scope and Content Notes

The records of the Union Veterans Legion consist of the charter, rules, regulations, membership roll books, death records, and minute books. This collection is divided into four groups. The first contains the charter, rules, and regulations for the year 1885.

The second contains the membership roll books for Encampment No. 1 (Pittsburgh), Encampment No. 2 (Philadelphia), Encampment No. 3 (Youngstown, Ohio), and Encampment No. 4 (Beaver Falls). The membership rolls books provide name, age, birthplace, occupation entry into service (month, day, year, rank, company, regiment), final discharge (month, day, year, rank, company, regiment, length of service, cause of discharge, date of muster in the Legion, discharge from Legion,, and when and what engagement wounds were incurred. Some of the membership roll books contain black lists.

The third, Records of Deaths, are only for Encampment No. 1. The records contain brief military service biographies and date of death. These records are arranged chronologically. The fourth contains the minute books for Encampment No. 1. for the years 1884-1920.

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Administrative Information

Publication Information

ULS Archives & Special Collections, 1987

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Revision Description

 Converted from EAD Version 1.0 to EAD Version 2002 July 1, 2006

Access Restrictions

No restrictions.

Copyright

Permission for publication is given on behalf of the University of Pittsburgh as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained.

Acquisition Information

The collection was a gift of Western Pennsylvania Geneaological Society in 1987.

Processing Information

This collection was processed by Archives Service Center Staff in 1987.

Revision and rearrangement for the encoded version of the finding aid provided by Julie Aher in September 2003. Information about the collection title and the controlled access terms was extracted from the MARC record in the University of Pittsburgh catalog Voyager ID number: 1381977.

Existence and Location of Copies

Originals are held by Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Hall, Pittsburgh, Pa.

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Controlled Access Headings

Corporate Name(s)

  • Union Veteran Legion of the United States. Encampment No. 1 (Pittsburgh, Pa.).
  • Union Veteran Legion of the United States. Encampment No. 2 (Philadelphia, Pa.).
  • Union Veteran Legion of the United States. Encampment No. 3 (Youngstown, Ohio).
  • Union Veteran Legion of the United States. Encampment No. 4 (Beaver Falls, Pa.).
  • Union Veteran Legion of the United States.

Genre(s)

  • Charters
  • Regulations

Subject(s)

  • Patriotic societies -- Ohio -- Youngstown
  • Patriotic societies -- Pennsylvania
  • Societies
  • Veterans -- Ohio -- Youngstown -- Societies, etc
  • Veterans -- Pennsylvania -- Beaver Falls -- Societies, etc
  • Veterans -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Societies, etc
  • Veterans -- Pennsylvania -- Pittsburgh -- Societies, etc

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Previous Citation

Union Veterans Legion, Encampment No. 1, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1884-1939, AIS.1987.08, Archives Service Center, University of Pittsburgh

Union Veterans Legion, Encampment No. 1, Pittsburgh, Pa. Records, 1884-1939, ais 87:8, Archives of Industrial Society, University Library System, University of Pittsburgh

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Collection Inventory

  Microfilm-cabinetDrawerReel
Charter, Rules, and Regulations, 1885 331

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  Reel
Membership roll books, 1884-1939 1

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  Reel
Record of deaths, 1907-1939 1

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  Reel
Minute books, 1884-1902 1

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  Reel
 1902-1920 2

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