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Civ. Civil War

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Identifier: Civ
This topic covers individuals and families active during the American Civil War, 1861-1865. It includes letters, diaries, and photographs created at the time.

Found in 80 Collections and/or Records:

Johnson M. Paisley papers

 Collection
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. Paisley...
Dates: 1862-1865

L. S. Willard Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Willard
Abstract 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

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-F8340.905
Abstract 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

Loren L. Williams journals

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-folio-Graff-4683
Abstract The journal covers the Loren L. Williams's activities as an officer during the Civil War, active in the West, and subsequent activities as a pioneer in the development of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, and Montana. Details of wars with the Western Indians are also included.
Dates: 1851-1880

Lutz-Chamberlin family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Lutz-Chamberlin
Abstract Correspondence, writings, business and legal documents, photographs, clippings, genealogical materials, and postcard collection of members of the Chamberlin and Lutz families, ranging from the 1850’s to the 1990’s. The Chamberlin correspondence consists of George E. Chamberlin’s letters written when he was a student at Dartmouth and subsequently as an officer in the Civil War, plus letters of other Chamberlin family members, mostly through the 1860's. The Lutz correspondence consists of...
Dates: 1844-1992

Malone-Finnerty Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-190
Abstract Malone and Finnerty family correspondence and documents pertaining to deaths from 1862 to 1941. Early correspondence from the Civil War is from James W. Finnerty, a soldier, to his mother and sister. The Civil War letters describe Finnerty's experience traveling with troops through St. Louis, where rebels captured two steamboats in Duck River Bend. Also includes funerals directors’ invoices and correspondence about headstones.
Dates: 1862-1941

Martin J. Feenan papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Graff-1302
Abstract Includes ms. account of the Sully campaign against the Indians of the West, 1863-1865 (59 leaves.), written in 1920 from memoranda, notes and correspondence; ms. account of the Feenan genealogy (12 leaves), photographs, letters, newspaper clippings, documents, etc.
Dates: 1864-1920

Materials for history of Vermont regiments in the Civil War : consisting of manuscript notes and newspaper clippings

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Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-F 8349 .924
Abstract Notes and newspaper clippings collected by an unknown person regarding the history of Vermont regiments in the Civil War.
Dates: approximately 1862-1865

Max Schlund papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Schlund
Abstract Diary, 1862-1865, kept in German by Max Schlund during the period of his Civil War service, representing a very complete account of the 82nd Regiment's action from its inception until the end of the war. Schlund includes detailed descriptions of battles and marches including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Knoxville campaign, the Atlanta campaign (Resaca, Cassville, Dallas, Kenesaw Mountain, Peach Tree Creek), the occupation of Atlanta, the march through Georgia to Savannah, and the Carolinas...
Dates: 1862-1865

Oliver Perry Newberry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Newberry
Abstract Mainly correspondence of Cameron, Missouri resident Oliver Perry Newberry, 1860-1867, primarily relating to his Civil War service in the Union army; and cabinet, carte-de-visite and a few tintype photographs of Newberry family and friends dating primarily from the 1880's.
Dates: 1860-1895

Orville E. Babcock Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Babcock
Abstract Orville E. Babcock was American brevet Brigadier General, Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, and Private Secretary to Grant during his presidency, 1869-1877. Collection is primarily correspondence relating to Babcock’s military career, service as private secretary to Ulysses S. Grant during his presidency, role in the Whiskey Ring trials of 1875-1876, and private life. Collection also contains newspaper clippings, photographs, military service records and miscellaneous items.
Dates: 1849-1947; Majority of material found within 1884 - 1898

Platt R. Spencer papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Spencer
Abstract Correspondence, photographs, copybooks, penmanship samples, cashbooks, newspaper clippings, poetry, essays, drawings, artifacts and miscellaneous personal items related to the life and career of Platt Rogers Spencer, penman, poet, and educator who created the Spencerian system of penmanship. The establishment of Spencerian schools of business was a highly successful endeavor in part because the entire family was involved in the business. In his later years, Spencer became involved in the...
Dates: 1827-1951; Majority of material found within 1850-1900

Richard Realf Letters and Poems

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Realf
Abstract Twenty-two letters of Richard Realf to Laura B. Merritt and her sister Marian Merritt Cramer of Chicago, written while in active service in the Illinois Eighty-eighth Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, 1864-1865. Also, two poems of Realf’s and a poem written by Marian Cramer.
Dates: 1864-1865

Robert Laughlin Rea papers

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Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-H 5836.6438
Abstract Consists of: Deed of emancipation from James Oldham to "Emeline", July 13, 1857.--Letters to Dr. Robert L. Rea from his attorney J. Lee, pertaining to slave girl "Syrena", dated Nov. 28, 1857, Jan. 12, 1858, Apr. 29, 1858.--Letter to Dr. R. L. Rea, dated Nov. 11, 1858, signed: P. Bliss[?]--Agreement dated Mar. 16, 1859, signed: Julius Lee, atty for R. L. Rea; I. L. Alcom, aty. for H. H. [!] Johnson.--Receipt for professional services from R. L. Rea, dated Apr. 18, 1859, signed: Julius...
Dates: 1857-1860

Robert Leslie Wiles journal

 Collection
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

Robert W. Bennett Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-BennettRW
Abstract Correspondence from Pvt. Bennett of the 72nd Indiana Mounted Infantry, Company D, written to his father, mother and sisters during his travels through Tennessee and Kentucky.
Dates: 1861-1863

Saylor and Smith family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Saylor
Abstract Family papers including correspondence, photographs, and genealogical research materials of the Saylor and Smith families, early settlers in Oregon and Washington. Also includes historical records and genealogical materials related to the Butler, Heslep, and other related families, including early Civil War letters.
Dates: 1862-1971

Scott Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-097
Abstract Genealogy of the Scott family, as descended from Sergeant William Scott of Jessamine County, Kentucky. Includes Civil War certificates and discharge papers for Corporal James Scott of Piqua, Ohio; letters and wills regarding family members in Piqua ca. 1840-1860; and other materials.
Dates: 1806-approximately 1908

Seymour Walton journals

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-fE5.W1766
Abstract Accountant, professor and dean. Journals include Walton's comments as a teenager in New Orleans on daily life under Union occupation. Also newspaper clippings containing special and general orders pasted on endpapers and within text, and accounts and lists of books read. Diaries continue to the end of 1863 in Utica, New York, and contain comments on the draft riots in New York City.
Dates: 1862-1866

Solomon Mills Cottle, Sr. scrapbook containing Civil War reminiscences from the Tifton gazette (Tifton, Ga.)

 Item
Identifier: Modern-MS-50
Abstract Scrapbook containing 1910 and 1911 clippings from the Tifton gazette, a newspaper based in Tifton, Georgia that began publication in 1888. The clippings are published letters written by Solomon Mills Cottle, Sr. (1840-1918) to the Gazette, in which he reminisces about his service in the Civil War. Mills was a lieutenant in Company B of the 17th Georgia Regiment. Also included are typed transcriptions of Cottle's letters and a 1985 letter from Robert T. Morrell, the publisher of the Gazette, to...
Dates: 1910-1911

Stanton, Schilling, and Parsons family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-SSP
Abstract Family history of the three main branches of a large Chicago based family. Includes over eight generations of correspondence, memorabilia, photographs, and diaries, following family members across the United States, Europe, and the Philippines. Material relates to the biographical information of many family members, including their careers, family life, and hobbies.
Dates: 1733-2015; Majority of material found within 1900 - 1980

Theodore Watson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Watson
Abstract Letters from Theodore Watson to his brother John in Hillsboro, Illinois, during the early months of the Civil War. Correspondence describes his life as a three-month enlistee in the Illinois 3rd Company (later the Illinois 9th Regiment) stationed at Camp Defiance to defend Cairo, Illinois.
Dates: 1861 April 27-July 7

Walter Cass Newberry Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-NewberryWC
Abstract Correspondence, legal documents, and other documentation relating to the finances of Walter Cass Newberry and Henry Warner Newberry; correspondence, manuscripts, paperwork, and photographs related to the Civil War activities of the 24th New York Cavalry and Walter Cass Newberry’s military history.
Dates: 1840-1908

Walter S. Tubutis Jr. collection of Civil War materials

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tubutis
Abstract Civil War-related manuscript and printed materials including three 1876 (reprinted 1912) maps of the Gettysburg battlefield, a pension application (Abm. Ashley), an envelope with a patriotic vignette, a muster roll and payroll (Company B, 72nd Pennsylvania Regiment), certificates of discharge (Leander Wallace, John W. Freeze), an 1862 letter relieving Lt. L. C. Counseller of his command, and Gettysburg commemorative envelopes.
Dates: 1846-1988; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

Wilhelm Rapp papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rapp
Abstract Correspondence, poetry, and clippings relating to Wilhelm Rapp, German emigre and editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.
Dates: 1846-1929