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Charles J. Sellon papers

 Collection — Box: 78
Identifier: MS-SC1363
Scope and Contents A booklet of poems and essays written by Sellon while in Mexico. Letters to Marilla mostly expressing his love for her. One written from San Antonio gives a precise description of the city and the "old church called Fort Alamo". Mentions the battle of Buena Vista. Two letters from Marilla discuss family problems and her love of Charles. Sellon's commission as Major in the Civil War. One letter, 1839, from Anne Brodie to her niece in Bristol discussing her will. Three letters (1862, 1864, 1865)...
Dates: Created: 1839 - 1865

Charles Mayer papers

 Collection — Box: 58
Identifier: MS-SC1020
Scope and Contents Military papers include commissions to 1st sergeant, sergeant, lieutenant and captain. Discharge papers.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865

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

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.
Dates: Created: 1779-1932; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1946

George O. Smith, "Brief History of the 17th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry"

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1419
Scope and Contents History of his regiment written for his children and grandchildren for Christmas 1913. Recounts the organization, election of officers, the departure ceremony, their first weeks as soldiers, battles at Fredricktown, Missouri, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg, troop movements, and personal anecdotes.
Dates: Created: December 25, 1913

Hale S. Mason Family papers

 Collection — Box: 57
Identifier: MS-SC1007
Scope and Contents Many letters from Sabrina and her sons to their father while he was in California. A few letters from Hale to his family. They give news of the family both in Illinois and New York. The farm, William's work as telegrapher and Edwin's as teacher. They discuss their friends in Lockport and Joliet. William frequently gives the political news both state and national, whether California will be a state, the Free Soilers, the Fugitive Slave Law, the Whig party and local political elections and...
Dates: Created: 1848 - 1866

James Swales letters

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1513
Scope and Contents Letters to his brother David, written while at Camp Defiance and Mound City. Relates day to day activities in the camp and life in the regiment with some description of Cairo. References to boats on the river and some firing between boats. Most prominent topic is sickness and death among the soldiers. He also writes about problems within the regiment, mainly drunkenness and disorderly conduct. Relates one situation where a soldier was chained to a tree for a whole day and if left for the night...
Dates: Created: August through October 1861

Jesse Williams letter

 Collection — Box: 98
Identifier: MS-SC1664
Scope and Contents Letter of January 30, 1862 to his wife Mary Williams from Camp Douglas (Chicago), Illinois, discussing his illness (a fever) and his frustration about not having been paid.
Dates: Created: January 30, 1862

Lindorf Ozburn letters

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1130
Scope and Contents Four letters to his wife, Eliza, from the Mexican War discusses a buffalo hunt, sickness and death of the men from Morgan County, Eliza's wish to teach school while he is gone, his weariness with the war and several mentions of Lieutenant John Logan. Mentions a Colonel Griffin's "brush with Indians" where a "great number" of Indians were killed, including women and children who had hidden in the grass and were trampled. One letter from his uncle, Dr. John Logan. One letter to Eliza from the...
Dates: Created: 1847 - 1861

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

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