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Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:

Accounting statements

Identifier: VAULT oversize-Ayer-MS-3069
Abstract Includes three separate accounting statements recording ordnance supplies held at Greenleaf's Point and at Fort Belle Fontaine.The first item is a detailed accounting notebook (18 pages) of expenditures for basic supplies at Greenleaf's Point Arsenal (1817-1820) under the command of Capt. Joseph S. Nelson. The notebook contains over 400 entries for a variety of provisions including lumber, shovels, nails, rope, oil and lead. The other two items briefly enumerate accounts of ordnance stores...
Dates: 1820

Benjamin Henry Grierson papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3039
Abstract Volunteer military officer during the Civil War, organizer of the U.S. Army Tenth Cavalry in 1866, commander of various Western army posts and active in opening the Western frontier until retirement in 1890. Grierson’s papers consist of correspondence (including over a hundred letters to his wife, Alice Kirk Grierson), documents such as orders, reports and maps and other military material, as well as personal miscellany relating to his service in the Western Territories. Microfilm copy...
Dates: 1865-1890

Charles Saeltzer papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Saeltzer
Abstract Correspondence, certificates, vouchers, orders, muster rolls, and a diary belonging to Charles Saeltzer of Mansfield, Ohio, dated between 1846 and 1865, and documenting his training and certification as a teacher, both in Germany and Ohio, and his service as a member of the 10th Ohio Cavalry Regiment during the Civil War. Most of Saeltzer's early papers are his teacher certifications from the German government, dated between 1846 and 1853; similar certifications from the state of Ohio are...
Dates: 1846-1865; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1865

Charles T. Kruse letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Kruse
Scope and Contents Typescripts of letters, dated Aug. 24, 1862-April 18, 1865, from Kruse to his parents and brother and sister, describing his experiences in the Union Army. Beginning with his enlistment and first assignment to Camp Dennison, in Hamilton County, Ohio, Kruse's letters detail the daily hardships of military life in the camps, troop movements of the Union forces through Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia, and his impressions during various battles. His letter of Sept. 14, 1864 contains a map...
Dates: 1862-1865

Charles W. Gallentine Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Gallentine

Letters home, 1862-1863, by Charles W. Gallentine of the 7th Illinois Cavalry, from Camp Butler, Springfield, Ill., Jacinto and Corinth, Miss., Memphis and LaGrange, Tenn., and Lawrence Co., Ala., regarding camp life, skirmishes, men killed and wounded, Southern guerillas, northern Copperheads and the draft, Southern plantations and slave attitudes, Union and Confederate prisoners, etc.

Dates: 1861-1863

Christopher C. Augur Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3008

United States army officer, 1843 to 1885. Correspondence, printed and manuscript military orders and reports, letter-books, a miscellany of accounts and receipts, clippings, memorabilia and maps, mainly documenting Augur's military activities and commands before and during the Civil War, and post-war service in the Pacific Northwest, Texas and the Gulf.

Dates: 1780-1912; Majority of material found within 1846 - 1885

Edward Hatch letters

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3087
Abstract Born in Bangor, Me., and educated in Norwich, Vt., Edward Hatch emigrated ca. 1852 to Muscatine, Iowa, where he operated a lumberyard (Hatch & Fullerton). After serving with distinction in the Civil War, Hatch on July 28, 1866, was commissioned colonel of one of two new colored cavalry regiments, the 9th U.S. Cavalry. He commanded the regiment for twenty-three years, serving nine years on the Texas frontier before assuming command of the Department of New Mexico (1876-1881). He died at...
Dates: 1867-1870

Edward Seymour Walton letters

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-folio E5 W175

Colonel in the U.S. Army. Contains letters from the Philippines, 1900-1901, with the exception of one dated 1911; letters from Trieste, 1918-19; and other miscellaneous material.

Dates: 1900-1919

Ephraim C. Dawes papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dawes

Letters, diaries, scrapbooks and writings of Dawes and others, miscellaneous personal and military items, relating to Dawes’s service in the United States Civil War as adjutant and major in the 53rd Ohio Volunteer Infantry. Also material relating to his historical interests and his subsequent activities in the rail and coal industries in the Midwest.

Dates: 1836-1905; Majority of material found within 1855-1895

Francema Mason - Otis Mason Correspondence

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mason

Nineteen letters from Otis Mason, a sergeant in the Civil War to his Illinois wife, Francema Otis. Twelve letters from various friends and family, and a wedding invitation are also included.

Dates: 1863-1876; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1868

Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-5282

Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding the Civil War and his Chicago business, business and family correspondence of father F.C. Sherman, family records, and newspaper clippings.

Dates: 1849-1894

Hamilton Bogart Dox papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-257
Abstract Muster rolls, vouchers, special orders, discharge papers, and letters, dated from Jan. 4, 1864-Nov. 10, 1905, concerning the military service of Gen. Hamilton B. Dox during the Civil War. Muster-in rolls indicate his enlistment in Chicago as major in the 12th Ill. Cavalry on Jan. 4, 1864, and his promotion to lt. col. on Oct. 29, 1864. Two vouchers, dated April 30 and June 6 of 1866 document his military pay and clothing and travel expenses. Also included are special orders of May 16, 1866,...
Dates: 1864-1905

Henry Rice Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rice H

Six letters, Sept. 14-Oct. 15, 1862, from Camp Peoria in Peoria, Ill., from Henry Rice of the 103rd Illinois Infantry to family in Lewistown, Ill., describing military life in the camp. Included with the letters is an envelope addressed to "Mrs. Amory Rice, Lewistown, Fulton County, Illinois," illustrated in red and blue with the seal and motto of the United States

Dates: 1862

Henry W. Lawton scrapbook

Identifier: VAULT-folio-Graff-2420

Scrapbook made up of autograph letters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, portraits, etc., all pertaining to Henry W. Lawton.

Dates: 1874-1900

Hiram Scofield Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ruggles-426

Forty-four diaries, 1857-1906, together with a few letters and miscellaneous items, documenting Hiram Scofield's Civil War service as an officer with the 2nd Iowa Infantry and commander of the 47th Colored Infantry Regiment, and his post war personal and professional life as a Washington, Iowa, attorney.

Dates: 1857-1906

Irving Samuel Cutter Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ayer-MS-3221

Mainly research materials (correspondence, biographical information, articles) gathered for an article on Henry Rinalda Porter, a surgeon at the Battle of Little Big Horn, with photographs of Porter, the Custer battlefield, and Indians involved in the fight. Also includes a George Crook letter and sketches by Charles M. Russell.

Dates: 1884-1934

John J. Russell Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Russell J

Twelve letters of John J. Russell of Sterling, Illinois, documenting his service as a sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in Company B of the 13th Illinois Infantry in Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama. Russell writes to his brother, Charles, and sister, Julia, from Rolla, Franklin, and Heetsville, Mo., Vicksburg, Miss., Cairo, Ill., and Bridgeport and Madison Station, Ala. One letter (Dec. 6, 1861) is written on stationery containing a printed vignette portrait of McClellan.

Dates: 1861-1864

Johnson M. Paisley papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Paisley
Abstract Two diaries, two cased ambrotype portraits, regimental travel record, and a miniature book of poetry belonging to Johnson M. Paisley, a Union soldier from Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., Ill. Pocket diaries, the first dating Aug. 15, 1862-May 13, 1863 and Jan. 1-7, 1864, and the second dating Jan. 1, 1864-Feb. 8, 1865, contain brief daily entries noting the weather, regimental movements and engagements, deaths and illnesses, letters to and from home, religious services, meals, foraging, etc....
Dates: 1862-1865

L. S. Willard Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Willard

First Lieutenant in the 11th Illinois Cavalry, Company G, who later served as major and aide-de-camp to General James Birdseye McPherson. Includes letters home to family from Brimfield, Peoria County, Illinois, from Camp Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Tennessee, and Louisiana, 1862-1864.

Dates: 1862-1864

Letters between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-F8340.905

A series of nine communications exchanged between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during April 7-9, 1865 negotiating Lee's surrender; transcribed in the hand of Ely Samuel Parker, Grant's military secretary, and accompanied by his notes.

Dates: 1865

O. C. McNary papers

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-3128
Abstract Printed and handwritten army orders, 1882-1886, and letters written by O.C. McNary during 1885 from Indian Territory to his family in Kansas and Pennsylvania. From Camp Russel, Fort Reno, and a camp at Skelton Ranch, McNary's correspondence documents his trips via ambulance and mules throughout the Indian Territory. He describes road conditions, the Ponca and Oto agencies and Indians, a prairie fire, a visit with friends in Arkansas City, and the murder of a Chickasaw Indian by outlaws at...
Dates: 1873-1886; Majority of material found within 1882-1886

Oliver Wolcott letters

Identifier: VAULT box-Ayer-MS-921
Abstract Thirteen letters, Mar. 11, 1795- Dec. 11, 1800, written by Oliver Wolcott, secretary of the treasury, to David Henley, general agent for the War Dept. in the Territory of the United States, South of the River Ohio, regarding public contracts for military and Indian supplies in what is now Tennessee.,The letters contain rules and regulations regarding the administration of contracts, as well as numerous directives regarding the choice of contractors to supply both the region and the Tellico...
Dates: 1795-1800

Robert Leslie Wiles journal

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Wiles
Abstract Union soldier who served as corporal in Company D of the 11th Missouri Cavalry Regiment, 1863-1865. It is likely that Wiles was a Creek Indian who prior to the war attended the Tullahassee Manual Labor School in the Creek Nation (Indian Territory). Journal containing diary entries, Oct. 7, 1863-Apr. 17, 1865, copies of letters received in 1862 from missionaries W.S. Robertson and his wife A.E.W. Robertson, lists of letters received and written, 1862-1864, and poems. Diary entries are both...
Dates: 1862-1865

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Manuscripts, American 18
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 11
Correspondence -- 1851-1900 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 5
Soldiers' writings, American 4
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Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 4
Brothers and sisters -- Correspondence 3
Correspondence -- Southern States -- 1851-1900 3
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 3
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 3
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 -- Personal narratives 2
Correspondence -- 1901-1950 2
Correspondence -- Alabama -- 1851-1900 2
Correspondence -- Illinois -- 1851-1900 2
Correspondence -- Mississippi -- 1851-1900 2
Correspondence -- Texas -- 1851-1900 2
Diaries -- 1851-1900 2
Diaries -- Southern States -- 1851-1900 2
Fulton County (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Missouri -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Muster rolls -- 1851-1900 2
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 -- Personal narratives 2
Soldiers -- Alabama -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Mississippi -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Southern States -- Correspondence 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories 2
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 -- Personal narratives 2
Vouchers (sales records) -- 1851-1900 2
Accounts -- Missouri -- Fort Belle Fontaine -- 1801-1850 1
Accounts -- Washington (D.C.) -- Fort Lesley J. McNair -- 1801-1850 1
African American soldiers 1
African American soldiers -- Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 1
Amateur journalism -- Ohio -- Warren -- Specimens 1
Ambrotypes -- 1851-1900 1
Appomattox Campaign, 1865. 1
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Artists -- United States 1
Big Hole, Battle of the, Mont., 1877 -- Photographs 1
Brimfield (Ill.) -- Genealogy 1
Brimfield (Ill.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 1
Broadsides (notices) 1
Brothers and sisters -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Businessmen -- Middle West -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
California, Northern -- Description and travel 1
Camp Benton (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Camp Butler (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Camp Peoria (Peoria, Ill.) -- History -- 19th century 1
Capitulations, Military -- Virginia -- Appomattox 1
Cavalry pioneer troops -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Cedar Mountain, Battle of, Va., 1862 1
Cheyenne Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Chickasaw Indians -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Chihuahua (Chihuahua, Mexico) -- Description and travel 1
Clippings (information artifacts) 1
Coal mines and mining -- Middle West 1
College students -- United States -- Correspondence 1
Copperhead movement 1
Corinth, Battle of, Corinth, Miss., 1862 1
Correspondence 1
Correspondence -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- California, Northern -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- Illinois -- Peoria -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Indian Territory -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Italy -- Trieste -- 1901-1950 1
Correspondence -- Kansas -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Missouri -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Oklahoma -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- 1751-1800 1
Correspondence -- Philippines -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Philippines -- 1901-1950 1
Correspondence -- South Dakota -- Deadwood -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Tennessee -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Washington (D.C.) -- 1751-1800 1
Correspondence -- Wisconsin -- Winneconne -- 1851-1900 1
Creek Indians -- Missions 1
Deadwood (S.D.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Defense contracts -- Tennessee -- History -- 18th century -- Sources 1
Diaries -- Arkansas -- 1851-1900 1
Diaries -- Iowa -- Washington -- 1851-1900 1
Diaries -- Missouri -- 1851-1900 1
Fort Abraham Lincoln (N.D.) -- Photographs 1
Fort Belle Fontaine (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Fort Berthold (N.D.) -- Photographs 1
Fort Concho (Tex.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Fort Davis (Tex. : Fort) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Fort Donelson, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 1
Fort Lesley J. McNair (Washington, D.C.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Fort Sill (Okla.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Fort Union (N.D.) -- Photographs 1
Franklin, Battle of, Franklin, Tenn., 1864 -- Personal narratives 1
Frontier and pioneer life -- Texas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
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