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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

Harlow N. Higinbotham Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Higinbotham
Abstract Collection of 49 letters primarily to Chicago merchant and businessman Harlow Niles Higinbotham from friends, family, and associates during the Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1865

Henry J. Aten Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Aten
Abstract Letters from Nicholas Harris to Henry J. Aten of Hiawatha, Kansas, clippings, notes pertaining to the Aten family genealogy, and a photocopy of the family history initiated by Aten and continued by other relatives.
Dates: 1896-approximately 1920

Henry Patterson and James Patterson Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Patterson
Abstract Correspondence of brothers Henry Patterson and James Patterson, both privates in the 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I, during the Civil War. Also includes muster rolls for Henry and his brother James as well as James’ death certificate.
Dates: 1862-1863

Henry Rice Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Rice H
Abstract 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
Abstract Scrapbook made up of autograph letters, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, maps, portraits, etc., all pertaining to Henry W. Lawton.
Dates: 1874-1900

Hermann Raster papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Raster
Abstract Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life of German immigrant "Forty-Eighter," Hermann Raster, and his work as editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.
Dates: 1849-1940; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1891

Hiram Scofield Papers

Identifier: VAULT-Ruggles-426
Abstract 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

Howe-Barnard family papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Howe-Barnard
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, a science teacher who originated the practice of field trips in science classes, and Alice Lucretia Barnard, one of the first woman principals in the Chicago schools. Also contains Civil War letters of...
Dates: 1826-1999; Majority of material found within 1880-1940

Illinois Central Railroad Company Archives

Identifier: IC
Abstract The Archives of the Illinois Central Railroad Company document the activities of the Company and its subsidiary lines and companies from before its charter on Feb. 10, 1851, through and a bit beyond 1972, when the line merged with the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad to become Illinois Central Gulf Railroad. The collection includes correspondence of administrators and staff, minutes, reports and legal documents, financial records, stock information, historical material, maps, blueprints, and...
Dates: 1831-1984; Majority of material found within 1851 - 1970

Isaac Stevens Metcalf papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Metcalf
Abstract Letters, diaries, daybooks, scrapbooks, and business documents of Isaac Stevens Metcalf, a Bowdoin College graduate from Milo, Maine, Illinois Central Railroad division engineer, and Du Quoin, Illinois resident, his wife Antoinette Brigham Putnam Metcalf (originally of New Hampshire), their parents, and children. Included are many letters written from college, family letters, Illinois Central Railroad business correspondence with R.B. Mason and other records of railroad construction, and...
Dates: 1827-1955; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1897

James D. and Joseph W. Harris Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-HarrisJ
Abstract Correspondence from James Duncan Harris and brother Joseph Whipple Harris of Massachusetts and New Hampshire to members of their family, mostly written while they were in military service in the 1860's. Also, a few letters James wrote from Chicago in the 1850's; letters concerning Joseph Harris's death in 1861 while serving in the United States Navy; a few historic family letters and a genealogical pamphlet.
Dates: 1824-1862

James Taylor Graves papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Graves
Abstract Mainly Civil War (1862-1863) and European trip (1867) letters of James Taylor Graves addressed to his widowed mother, his sister Martha Louise Graves, and his brother John Morrison Graves. Graves' Civil War letters, written from Camp Miller at Greenfield, Mass., en route to Louisiana via New York City, and from various places in Louisiana, discuss camp life, ship transport, the treatment of Negroes, Southern guerrillas, skirmishes with Confederate forces, the siege of Port Hudson, and other...
Dates: approximately 1850-1891; Majority of material found within 1862-1867

Jesse Sherwood Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Sherwood
Abstract Logs and mementos of Jesse Sherwood of Missouri and Chicago, who served as a surgeon’s steward during the Civil War on the gunboat USS Somerset. Includes 3 medals, his resignation letter, pension documents and information on the fate of the Somerset. Also, a folio album with photographs of Sherwood and his family, a carte de visite and a daguerreotype.
Dates: 1862-1931

John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren papers

Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-E5.D136
Abstract U.S. naval officer and inventor of ordnance, of Philadelphia, Pa. 49 letters, including one from Dahlgren's son Ulric, written to Dahlgren's sister, M.M. Dahlgren; a printed poem "Lines suggested by the death of one of the bravest men this war has brought into the service Colonel Ulric Dahlgren."; and mounted newspaper clippings relating to the circumstances of Ulric's death in a raid planned by him, in concert with General Kilpatrick, to release the Union prisoners at Libby Prison and Belle...
Dates: 1858-1870

John C. Fleming Papers

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fleming
Abstract Civil War letters of John C. Fleming, 1862-1865, Chicago enlistee in the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery, Illinois Volunteers; small collection of Fleming family mementos and letters, 1863-1906, bulk 1900-1906.
Dates: 1862-1906

John D. Beach Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Beach
Abstract Correspondence from Pvt. Beach of the 55th Illinois Infantry, Company G, to his mother describing everyday camp life in La Grange and Memphis, Tenn., Washington, D.C., and Big Shanty [now Kennesaw], Ga.
Dates: 1862-1865

John J. Russell Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Russell J
Abstract 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

John T. Hanlin Letters

Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hanlin
Abstract Correspondence from Sgt. Hanlin of the 89th Indiana Infantry, Company E, to his parents and siblings describing camp life and combat during his travels through Indiana, Tennessee, Louisiana, Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama.
Dates: 1862-1865

L. S. Willard Letters

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

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

Lutz-Chamberlin family papers

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

Martin J. Feenan papers

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

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

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

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