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Mussey, Reuben Delevan, 1833-1892



  • Existence: 1833 - 1892


Reuben Delavan Mussey was born on May 30, 1833 in Hanover, New Hampshire. He graduated from Dartmouth College in 1854 after which he taught school in Rockport, Massachusetts and worked for the "Boston Courier" and "Boston Bee." In 1859, he moved to Cincinnati and became a reporter for the "Cincinnati Gazette." In 1861, Mussey was commissioned in the US Army and from 1863-1865 was the mustering officer in charge of organizing black troops. In 1864 he was appointed Colonel of the 100th Regiment US Colored Infantry and in 1865 Military Secretary by President Andrew Johnson. After Mussey received an honorable discharge from the Army he was admitted to the bar in the District of Columbia. In 1879, he became professor of law at Howard University while also practicing law. Mussey died on May 29, 1892.

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Reuben D. Mussey papers

Identifier: MS-414
Date(s): 1847 to 1892

R.D. Mussey (1833-1892), lawyer. Dartmouth College Class of 1854. The collection contains general, family and military correspondence, addresses by Mussey, a diary, a broadside, programs, clippings, printed matter and pamphlets. Some letters were written by Mussey when he was a student at Dartmouth College.

Sam Batcheler letter

Identifier: Mss 816656
Mss 816656
Date(s): 1816-12-06

In English.

William Henry Harrison Allen letter

Identifier: Mss 855318
Mss 855318
Date(s): 1855-05-18
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