This collection consists of a war-time journal kept by Colonel Edward E. Cross, military reports, correspondence, and Cross’ passport. Among the correspondence is a letter to his father and hand-written copies of letters of recommendation from General Hancock. Among the military reports is a draft of his report on the Battle of Fair Oaks (Va.), a 12-page report on the Chancellorsville (Va.) campaign, and miscellaneous notes.
Cross’s journal provides a detailed account of the formation, training, and war-time exploits of the Fifth New Hampshire. It covers the period from the time that Cross assumed command in August of 1861 through February 1863 and contains his personal reflections about the regiment, Army politics, Cross’s trips back to New Hampshire, and accounts of the battles of Fair Oaks, Antietam, and Fredericksburg. The journal also includes pasted-in newspaper clippings, most of which detail the activities of the Fifth New Hampshire. Also in the collection is Cross’s 1860 passport and various newspaper clippings, both by Cross and others, concerning the Fifth New Hampshire.
See also Stand Firm and Fire Low: The Civil War Writings of Colonel Edward E. Cross. Edited by Walter Holden, William E. Ross, and Elizabeth Slomba; with a foreword by Mike Pride and Mark Travis.
Submissions from 1871
Letter from Benson Lossing to Dexter Chase, December 14, 1871, Lossing, Benson John, 1813-1891
Submissions from 1863
Colonel Edward E. Cross journal, Cross, Edward Ephraim, 1832-1863
Report on the Hooker Campaign, May 1863, Cross, Edward Ephraim, 1832-1863
Submissions from 1862
Letter from Colonel Edward E. Cross to his father, December 21, 1862, Cross, Edward Ephraim, 1832-1863
Report from Colonel Edward Ephraim Cross to Governor Berry on the New Hampshire 5th Regiment, Oct. 31, 1862, Cross, Edward Ephraim, 1832-1863
Report on the Battle at Fair Oaks, June 1, 1862, Cross, Edward Ephraim, 1832-1863
Undated note mentioning Generals Hooker and Heintzelman, and the Battle of Fredericksburg, Cross, Edward Ephraim, 1832-1863
Undated verse about the New Hampshire 5th Regiment at the Battle of Fair Oaks, Va., Cross, Edward Ephraim, 1832-1863
Letter from General Winfield Scott Hancock to Senator Clark, December 29, 1862, Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886
Letter from General Winfield Scott Hancock to Senator John Hale, December 29, 1862, Hancock, Winfield Scott, 1824-1886
Submissions from 1860
Edward Ephraim Cross passport, United States. Dept. of State