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Benjamin T. Smith journal

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1412
Scope and Contents Detailed, well written and fascinating account of his experience in the war. Gives very detailed personal accounts of his experiences at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, siege of Atlanta, Nashville and the Battle of Franklin. Also creates a picture of day to day life in the army, the food, the marching, skirmishing, the wounded and dead, the medical treatment, the officers and other men in the regiment, nonmilitary people they meet, spies, plantations...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865

Francis R. Baker memoir

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC69
Scope and Contents Consists of a typewritten memoir, with diary excerpts, of Francis R. Baker's experiences in the Union Army in Mississippi and Georgia during the American Civil War. Baker, of Muskingum County, Ohio, served as a Private in Company C, 78th Ohio Infantry. The memoir includes descriptions of the battles at Raymond and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Atlanta campaign and Sherman's march to the sea. The memoir is undated, the dates are inferred from the content of the memoir. The memoir was...
Dates: Created: 1861-1865

Frederick E. Ransom sketchbook

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1236
Scope and Contents Approx. 100 pen and ink sketches depicting army life in the Civil War, battles, prison conditions, equipment and military dress. Miscellaneous poems, quotations and civil and military facts including an essay "Army Life of Regulars". A brief history of the 11th Ill. Infantry. Copies of general orders and letters of Brigadier General T.E. Ransom. Some family information. Sketches done after the war. All captioned, signed and dated by Ransom.
Dates: Created: 1874 - 1882

James P. Suiter papers

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1509
Scope and Contents Eleven letters from D. Lorn Kost, a law student, most sent from Springfield, Ohio to Suiter. They discuss his love life, his studies and the impending war. One, Aug. 16, 1860, describes a political rally in Springfield where "Clay (c.m.)" a speaker, was referred to often. Suiter's letters (10) were all written from the war and are to his mother or brother. One, Dec. 1862, sent from Hospital 6 in Nashville where he was a patient, describes the hospital and tells of the daily routine there....
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1865

John A. Widney diary

 Collection — Box: 97
Identifier: MS-SC1653
Scope and Contents 4 volume diary from January 1, 1862-July 17, 1865 begins some months before his enlistment in the 112th Illinois Infantry in August 1862. Recounts his pre-war social life, as well as daily activities while in the army as a musician in Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Georgia, and North Carolina, including musical practice and performance, and foraging for the regiment. Accounts of Siege of Knoxville, Tennessee, the Atlanta Campaign, the Nashville Campaign, and the end of the war in North...
Dates: Created: January 1, 1862-July 17, 1865

William Culbertson Robinson papers

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1285
Scope and Contents Letters of William to Charles Abbot, a friend in Ohio, and to family. Discuss camp life, family news, and regimental activity. Numerous mentions of soldiers from back home in Dixon and Sterling. Accounts of action at Pittsburg Landing and Murphreesboro. Accounts of action in Georgia and the march to the sea. Gives views on what should happen to instigators of secession. Visits trial of Lincoln conspirators and gives a description of them and the court room. Diary, Oct. 1863- Jan. 1864, while at...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1877

William Tecumseh Sherman letters to Major Willard Warner

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1382
Scope and Contents Letter to his friend Warner. One, 1863, discusses his report re: Colonel Woods. The remainder of the letters are written after the war and discuss his dislike of politics and refusal to be involved, the prospects for the south and of living in the south, Warner's election to the Senate and his need to travel the state and know its needs so as not to be perceived as a carpetbagger, organization of the militia, his preference for "noncommingling" of the races, and some business activities. He...
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1888

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