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Abby W. May copybook

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1017
Scope and Contents Copies of letters to various officials in the Sanitary Commission regarding the work they are doing and business matters related to it. She writes one five page letter regarding the Bulletin of the Sanitary Commission and how it could be improved to show what the Commission is actually doing. One letter in answer to a question regarding cleanliness of supplies she describes how they pack them. One letter regarding assistance to the Freedman's Bureau. The last letter asks that if there are no...
Dates: Created: 1865 - 1866

Albert V. B. Phillips papers

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1171
Scope and Contents Minutes from the debating society, 1860-1861, discuss topics debated and outcomes. Constitution and by-laws, ca. 1861, of the Farmer Boys Association, which allowed boys and girls over the age of fourteen to join. Four diaries, Dec., 1861-Feb. 1864, give accounts of daily activities within his company, troop movements, weather, involvements in skirmishes or battles. One letter, Feb. 12, 1865 from Sergeant A.D. Brown of the 23rd, Co. C in Virginia, telling him the news of the regiment. Diary of...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1872

Alexander M. Pennock pass

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1160
Scope and Contents Pass for Major W.B. Mendenhall and two paymasters to travel on any U.S. Naval Transport on the western waters, free of charge. Signed by A.M. Pennock.
Dates: Created: January 15, 1864

Alexander W. Raffen papers

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1226
Scope and Contents Three letters to his wife Grace. One from Bowling Green, Kentucky gives the details of the capture of that town. The other two from Graysville and Murfreesboro, Tenn. discuss some family news, actions of the regiment and his visit to Chickamauga battlefield with a vivid description of the site. Commission to Captain signed by Governor Yates. Muster roll for the 19th Regiment from Feb. 29-April 30, 1864. Letter, July 9, 1864, from Chicago to Quartermaster General Meigs advising of return of...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865

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

Benjamin F. Miller papers

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1044
Scope and Contents Commendation for the 124th Illinois Infantry. Three colored drawings, with patriotic themes, done by a soldier in the 124th during the Siege of Vicksburg. A Gospel of Saint Matthew given to him while in the army.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1864

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

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

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