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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:

William H. Munroe Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Munroe
Abstract Personal papers and documents related to Sergeant William H. Munroe of the Chicago Mercantile Battery and his father, Henry H. Munroe. Correspondence, discharge papers, and two broadsides related to the war are included along with family obituaries, certificates of professional appointment, letters of reference, a last will and testament, and a patent for rheumatism treatment.
Dates: 1794-1920; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1920

William T. Foster Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Foster
Abstract Union soldier who served in Company F, Illinois 84th Volunteer Infantry. Seven letters, dated between Oct. 7, 1862 and Dec. 26, 1863, from Foster to his uncle and possibly his father ("Dear Sir"), describing military life as Foster moves from Louisville, Kentucky to Camp Silver Springs, Tenn., to the hospital in Quincy, Ill., and back to Whiteside Station, Tenn., 20 miles outside of Chattanooga.
Dates: 1862-1863

Woods Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Woods
Abstract Correspondence, writings, documents, genealogical research notes and photographs relating to the Woods family, descendants of Henry Ruiter (originally Hendrick de Ruyter) of Canada. Collected and preserved by Frank H. Woods, Jr. of Illinois, to be used for a complete (unfinished) family history, most of the material concerns Frank H. Woods's great-grandmother, Fanny M. Woods, his grandfather Frederick Moffatt Woods, and his father, Frank H. Woods. Included is a large group of Fanny Woods's...
Dates: approximately 1775-1975; Majority of material found within 1820 - 1975

Woolson family papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Woolson
Abstract Letters, scrapbooks, photographs, diaries, clippings, and genealogical materials concerning the Woolson family of New Hampshire, Ohio, and Chicago.
Dates: 1856-1950; Majority of material found within 1889 - 1910

Z. Payson Shumway letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Shumway
Abstract Civil War letters of Z. Payson Shumway, a lawyer from Taylorville, Illinois, to his cousin Sallie Shumway and friend David Truax Moore written between 1861 and 1864.
Dates: 1861-1864