United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 34 Collections and/or Records:
Charles Saeltzer papers
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 dated...
Dates: 1846-1865; Majority of material found within 1864 - 1865
Charles T. Kruse letters
Abstract Union soldier, third sergeant in the Ohio Infantry Regiment, 50th, Company G, Kruse enlisted in August of 1862, and served in the field in Ohio, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. He participated in the Union victory in Atlanta under General Sherman. 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,...
Charles W. Gallentine Letters
Abstract 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.
Chase Hall Dickinson Papers
Abstract Correspondence and diary of Civil War soldier Chase Hall Dickinson (1838-1893), of the Illinois Chicago Mercantile Light Artillery Battery. Dickinson wrote home to his mother, father, and sister Louise from 1862-1864, and also kept a diary from 1863-1864. Portions of both the correspondence and the diary have been transcribed. Papers also include some confederate money and a photograph of Dickinson.
Edgar McLean Papers
Abstract Correspondence, writings, and official military documents of 1st Lieutenant Edgar McLean. McLean fought for the Union in the Civil War with the 122nd Illinois Regiment, and then became a Lieutenant in the 110th U.S. Colored Infantry. Most correspondence was written by Edgar McLean’s mother and other relatives to him during his service.
Edward W. Curtis letters
Abstract Correspondence of Edward W. Curtis of Massachusetts, a private in the 88th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Also includes clippings relating to battles, the life of Federal soldiers, and hospital listings near Nashville, Tennessee.
Dates: 1855-1865; Majority of material found in 1863
Edwin R. Capron letters
Abstract The collection includes a letter from Capron's sister to her mother, a letter to Capron from his parents and one letter from Henry C. Barrett to Nannie and Cyrus Fairley, Camp Cleveland, Ohio, 29 December 1863. Written from Fort Kearney and Cottonwood Springs, Nebraska Territory. Also includes 12 envelopes and a daguerreotype portrait of Capron.
Ephraim C. Dawes papers
Abstract 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
Fairbank-Graham Family Papers
Abstract Correspondence, personal and business materials, documents, diaries, writings, photographs, and maps of the Fairbank and Graham families. These families were connected by the marriage of Nathaniel Kellogg Fairbank, a prominent Chicago businessman, and Helen Beeckman Graham, daughter of East Coast industrialist John Andrew Graham. Collection also includes materials of the Carpenter family, through the marriage of Helen Fairbank and Benjamin Carpenter, and three generations of the Nathan S. Davis...
Dates: 1775-1980; Majority of material found within 1870 - 1920
Francema Mason - Otis Mason Correspondence
Abstract 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
Abstract 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.
George Deal Papers
Abstract Fifty-five letters and fragments of letters from George Deal, Ohio Union soldier in the Civil War, to his wife Sarah Cole Deal. Also, photographs of Sarah and George Deal, photocopies of army service records, three Confederate bills, and a few genealogical notes made by Deal's grandson.
Dates: 1862-1975; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864
George Edwin Dolton papers
Abstract Letters, diaries, printed ephemera, photographs, and other material of school teacher and surveyor George Edwin Dolton, of Thornton, Illinois, and St. Louis, Missouri, who served (1862-1865) in the Battery M of the 1st Regiment of Illinois Light Artillery in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia. Postwar family and business correspondence, diaries, and printed ephemera from Illinois, and after 1871 from St. Louis, document Dolton's wholesale merchandising business, family life, and political...
Dates: 1862-1906; Majority of material found within 1862-1906
Henry Patterson and James Patterson Papers
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.
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
Hiram Scofield Papers
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.
Isaac Stevens Metcalf papers
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
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.
Jesse Sherwood Papers
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.
John C. Fleming Papers
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.
John D. Beach Letters
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.
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.
L. S. Willard Letters
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.
Lutz-Chamberlin family papers
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...
Martin J. Feenan papers
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.