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Deveny-Brannan correspondence

Identifier: MS-SC4017
Scope and Contents Stephen C. Deveny (c. 1845-1913) was a Civil War soldier and doctor. Born in Ireland, Deveny immigrated to Pennsylvania, and in the Civil War, he served in Company G of the 99th Pennsylvania Infantry. His service ended when he fell ill following his participation at the battle of Gettysburg. He spent the rest of the war and several years after studying medicine, and went on to become a surgeon. By 1900, he had moved to Chicago. He died on August 16, 1913. The collection consists of...
Dates: 1863 - 1868

Edwin May diaries

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1018
Scope and Contents Diaries have brief notes about activities of the day. Very little related to military activities other than marching or mention of a skirmish. Has lists of supplies and costs, lists of wounded and sick. Diary continues for a time after returning from the war.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

James R. M. Gaskill papers

 Collection — Box: 101
Identifier: MS-SC1705
Scope and Contents Correspondence, reports, documents and notebook. Letters between Gaskill and his wife Clara E. Hughes Gaskill of Greenville, Illinois, discuss personal concerns as well as Gaskill's medical work and observations made during his Civil War experience in Georgia. Some correspondence and documents relate to the retail business Gaskill was involved with in Marine Mills, Minnesota.
Dates: Created: 1854 - 1926

John C. Norton papers

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1112
Scope and Contents 3 diaries (1864, 1865, 1866); official correspondence (1862-1876); family photos (189-?). The 1864 and 1865 diaries contain detailed accounts of the activities of Norton and the troops he served, observations of camp life, and news from home. Also in the 1864 diary: expenditures, inventories, and patient morbidity and mortality statistics. The 1866 diary includes brief and intermittent entries that cover Norton's professional and social activities in Rockford, inventories of books and other...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1899; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1866

Madison G. Nixon papers

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1109
Scope and Contents Commission from Governor Yates. Order to join the 6th Regiment in Mississippi signed by Isham Haynie. Transportation orders, medical reports and discharge.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Manuscript on Belle Reynolds

 Collection — Box: 61
Identifier: MS-SC1076
Scope and Contents Manuscript of article written about Belle Reynolds' service during the Civil War and her commission given by Governor Yates of Illinois. Also briefly describes her work as a physician after the war in Chicago, California and the Philippines. A signed note by Belle Reynolds telling who Mr. Morris is and that he had written her re: the article which appeared in an Omaha newspaper. Also a short note by Thomas C. Shelley who had served in the 17th Infantry with Mr. Reynolds re: Belle's later life.
Dates: Undated

New York City Night Watchers Club journal

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1105
Scope and Contents A nightly entry by the various volunteers gives a report on the patients. Sometimes giving details of their history, illness and care. They also communicate with each other in a friendly and sometimes jesting manner and keep tabs on the cat that roams the hospital during the night. They also remark on the war.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1865

Richard Halsted Ward letters

 Collection — Box: 94
Identifier: MS-SC1611
Scope and Contents Letters mostly to his mother with a few to other family. Two letters from Williams College discuss his living arrangements, classmates and classes. One letter from Montreal, Aug. 1860 describes the city and all renovations and decorations in preparation for a visit from "the Prince". One 40 page letter from Washington, DC, March 2, 1861, discusses a trip to Philadelphia, the behavior of some ladies there, attending a philosophical meeting, the troops and activity in Washington for the...
Dates: Created: 1856 - 1862

Stephen O. Rogers letters

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1295
Scope and Contents Letters to his parents, Israel and Rebecca Rogers, in Mass. interesting and detailed letters. Discusses camp life, marching, detailed troop movements, regimental and military actions at Fredricksburg and in and around Petersburg, Virginia and happenings in his regiment. Mentions Lincoln and Burnside reviewing the troops and gives his impressions of each. Details life in the hospital as a convalescent and as an orderly. Discusses family news, letters from brothers, Israel Jr. and Joseph, and...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

Thomas L. Pankey papers

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1137
Scope and Contents 46 letters, Aug. 1862-Dec. 1863 to his wife and diary, Aug. 25, 1862-Jan. 1863. Letters to his wife discuss camp life, other men in his regiment and interesting occurrences among them. Discusses rumors they hear of the war and his own regiment's actions and guarding the railroad in Kentucky. Responds to news of his family and friends. Describes hospitalization in Shepardsville, Kentucky and New Orleans, La. Gives a vivid description of Camp Butler in Springfield, Ill. and draws a small map of...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863

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