Westborough Rifle Company – OD.007

The collection includes meeting minutes, personnel records, financial accounts, bills and receipts, payroll records, and a letter by Capt. William P. Blackmer from Harper’s Ferry on October 4, 1861 that refers to the abolitionist John Brown. The Company included men from Southborough, Upton, Shrewsbury, Hopkinton, and Northborough, and some of the records in this collection contain information on soldiers and administration that relate to these surrounding towns of Westborough.

Official collection name: Records of the Westborough Rifle Company, 1861-1870

Location: Shelving and Oversize

Local identifier: OD.007

Creator: Westborough Rifle Company

Date: 1861-1870

Extent: 2.75 linear feet (2 boxes + materials in the Military Oversize Box)

Subject: United States–History–Civil War, 1861-1865

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Finding aid: OD007 – Westborough Rifle Company