Held by The Filson Historical Society
Creator: Bond, Thomas J., 1841-1915
Title: Papers, 1861-1916
Rights: For information regarding literary and copyright interest for these papers, contact the Curator of Collections.
Size of Collection: .33 cu. ft.
Location Number: Mss. A B711 1-6
Scope and Content Note
Collection consists primarily of 34 letters Private Thomas J. Bond wrote to members of his family, particularly his sister, Marietta, and his parents, while stationed with the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment in Kentucky and Tennessee (1861-1863). In addition, there are documents referring to his military pension status. Additional documentation on the enrollment and military activities of the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Infantry regiment is available with the finding aid.
Thomas J. Bond was born 2 November 1841 in Steubenville, Ohio, the second oldest child of James and Lenora Bond. He enrolled as a private in Company G, 2nd Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry on 5 September 1861, at the age of 19. After serving for 3 years and participating in several campaigns in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, he was mustered out 10 October 1864. He married Mary C. Grant on 18 March 1872. They had three children, Nelly, Addison, and Elbert. The family eventually moved to Mt. Carmel, Ohio, where Thomas served as a clerk on a steamboat. After moving to Bellevue, Kentucky, he continued in the same occupation. Mary died in 1906. Thomas later moved to Clermont County, Ohio, where he died 11 December 1915 at the age of 74.
Folder 1: Correspondence, September-November 1861. 26 items (includes 16 typewritten transcriptions)
Folder 2: Correspondence, February-March 1863. 13 items (includes 7 typewritten transcriptions)
Folder 3: Correspondence, April 1863. 16 items (includes 11 typewritten transcriptions)
Folder 4: Correspondence, May-June 1863. 26 items (includes 14 typewritten transcriptions)
Folder 5: Correspondence, July-December 1863. 25 items (includes 15 typewritten transcriptions)
Folder 6: Photocopied records concerning military pension applications, 1892-1916, envelopes. 24 items
Chattanooga (Tenn.) History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
Chickamauga, Battle of, Ga., 1863.
Desertion, Military – Confederate States of America.
Kentucky – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
Military Pensions, United States.
Morgan, Martha Ready, 1840-1847.
Operational rations (Military supplies) – United States.
Tennessee – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – African Americans.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Casualties.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Medical care.
United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Registers.
United States. Army – Equipment.
United States. Army – Pay, Allowances, etc.
United States. Army – Registers.
United States. Army – Uniforms.
United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 2nd, 1861-1864.