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02/08. Small Collections and Vertical Files

 Record Group Term
Identifier: 02/08
Record subgroup for the ALPLM Manuscripts Department for collections and vertical files. Small collections include personal and family papers, corporate records, county records, and military records. Vertical files include small collections of unknown or varied provenance used predominantly as ready reference files, documenting Illinois counties and cities, individuals, businesses, organizations, and events.

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Alonzo G. Payne diary

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1152
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of diary kept during the last months of the war discusses travels through Mississippi and back to Tennessee where they remain for the duration of the war, his activities and those of his company. Mentions numerous others in the regiment giving tidbits of information about them. After the war talks of work done with Lieutenant Clad to finish up the work of the regiment. Speaks of his wife and family often.
Dates: Created: January 1 - June 22, 1865

Anson Patterson letters

 Collection — Box 65
Identifier: MS-SC1148
Scope and Contents Four letters to Helen and one to Auntie discuss his activities, occurrences and the cost of items at Nashville, his feelings about the war and the Confederacy. Mentions those from home who are doing well, sick or dead. Describes a deserter being discharged and the music played.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863

Augustine Prescott letters

 Collection — Box 68
Identifier: MS-SC1213
Scope and Contents Letters mostly to his mother discuss the activities of his regiment stationed mainly in Virginia with many references to actions with "the rebs", picket duty and "in the trenches at the front" at Petersburg, Virginia. In Washington, D.C. mentions seeing Lincoln as he reviewed the troops. Last letters come from the Hampton hospital where he was a patient and then worked. He writes of his religious conversion and frequently discusses his faith. A few letters to other family including his "Uncle...
Dates: Created: 1864 - 1865

B. F. Perry letter

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1164
Scope and Contents Letter to his brother in Woodford County, Illinois tells the amount of pay for various ranks, describes the uniforms and insignia and gives their cost. Describes the barracks and gives a hand drawn map of it. Describes the funeral of Captain Page who was shot at Matamoros. Gives news of soldiers known to his brother.
Dates: Created: July 14, 1846

Biographical sketches of the 24th New York Cavalry Regiment

 Collection — Box 63
Identifier: MS-SC1104
Scope and Contents Sketches of several members of the 24th New York Cavalry including: Allen Gifford Potter Brown whose war wound caused deafness and who became president of the Silent Army Deaf Soldiers, Sailors and Marines based in Brooklyn, New York, also several letters from him to Newberry; Stephen E. Chandler with a description of actions winning him the Medal of Honor; Richard L. Hill, a businessman in Corning and New York, New York; and Albert Thomas, a portrait painter. Copy of an 1883 letter from...
Dates: Created: 1883 - 1901

Charles C. Murdock letters

 Collection — Box 62
Identifier: MS-SC1088
Scope and Contents Letters to parents sent from Camp Lincoln, Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., Newbern and Plymouth, N.C., Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C. Letters are newsy and detailed. Describes drilling, guard duty, camp life, troop movements, skirmishes and battles. Gives very detailed descriptions of his life in camp, what they eat, wear, living quarters, other soldiers, his general thoughts on all of it and his stay in the hospital in Baltimore. Also detailed descriptions of troop movements with...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864

Daniel W. Messick letter

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1039
Scope and Contents Letter to his wife from Camp Lyon, Bird's Point, Missouri gives details of trip from Cairo, Ill. to Camp Lyon, camp life, the situation of the camp and his desire to get into the fight.
Dates: Created: February 3, 1862

Flavius J. Philbrook reminiscences of prison camp

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1170
Scope and Contents Typed transcript of reminiscences tell of his numerous journeys, businesses and successes and losses. Tells of his long journey from Virginia to New Orleans to meet with his regiment in time to fight in the Battle of New Orleans. Discusses his numerous business ventures including building a raft to take whiskey to St. Louis to sell using a crew of novice sailors. His business with the lead mines in Galena, Ill. Mentions interactions with Thomas Carlin, a relative of his wife; Governor Reynolds...
Dates: Created: Undated

George Henry Palmer biography

 Collection — Box 64
Identifier: MS-SC1134 + BV
Scope and Contents Biography of his life focusing on his experiences in the army through the Civil War and after until 1883. Typescript and photostat copies, only, of original.
Dates: Created: 1879 - 1892

Geza Mihalotzy papers

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1042
Scope and Contents Includes orders, official letters, disciplinary charges against several soldiers, specifically charges against Mihalotzy for "Disobedience of Orders", "did quarter himself in the home of I.W. Douse in Athens Ala." and "molestation in their person and property". Includes his response to these charges and a summary of the findings of the court. Two notes from J.B. Turchin regarding troop movements. Topographical maps of Becherd and Tullahoma, Tenn.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864