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James Oakes letter

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1113
Scope and Contents Letter to C.E. Cox in Olney, Illinois re: "not expedient to obtain evidence" and to "work up the other business" and report to his office in Springfield.
Dates: Created: November 30, 1863

James W. Smith letter

 Collection — Box: 81
Identifier: MS-SC1428
Scope and Contents Letter to Miss Mattie C. Howard tells her of their march to La Grange, Tennessee and describes the countryside and their activities since being camped there.
Dates: Created: November 24, 1862

Jerry Wallace Papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: BC668
Abstract Jerry Wallace (1894-1982) was an Episcopal clergyman, ordained 1916. He served congregations in Illinois (Christ Church, Springfield, Illinois), and Tucson, Arizona. He was a member of the Charles Lamb Society and various historical and genealogical societies. The collection includes correspondence, speeches, sermons, radio talks, diaries (4 volumes), pocket diaries, Charles Lamb Society annual reports (1956-1962), newspaper clippings, genealogical material, printed material, church bulletins,...
Dates: Created: 1844-1982; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1984

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

John Sargent letters

 Collection — Box: 77
Identifier: MS-SC1342
Scope and Contents Letters from William Austin to John S. Sargent, a friend from Hutton and a soldier in the 8th Illinois Cavalry. Most were sent from Camp Defiance in Cairo, Illinois. In several he discusses visiting the plantation of Isaac Bird in Missouri. He mentions visiting the slave quarters. Is taken with Miss Bird, "her angelic form haunts my pillow of straw". Mentions the capture of a steamboat on its way to New Orleans loaded with firearms and ammunition for the South. In one letter from Arkansas he...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

Jonas Olson diary

 Collection — Box: 64
Identifier: MS-SC1122
Scope and Contents Diary, written in Swedish, kept while traveling from Bishop Hill, Illinois to California in 1850.
Dates: Created: 1850

Joshua D. Rilea diary

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1274
Scope and Contents Majority of the diary was written in 1864-1865 in Tennessee and Georgia and gives concise entries re: marching, foraging, skirmishes and battles he participated in and news of the war. Mentions actions at Chattanooga, Atlanta, Savannah. After the war regiment passed through Spottsylvania and Channcellorsville where he visits the battlefields.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Josiah W. Perry letters

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1165
Scope and Contents Letters, mostly to his wife Phebe, with a few to his brother and sister also in Mass. sent from Arlington Heights, Alexandria, Old Camp Stafford, Fredricksburg and Bristow Station. The last few are from a hospital after he has been wounded. Writes of troop movements and daily activities in camp, battle descriptions, the men who have been wounded or killed, news of the war and family and friends back home. Describes the officers, with several references to Colonel Sigel and Colonel Maggi. Talks...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1864

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

Lines L. Parker diary

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1144
Scope and Contents Diary kept during 1862 gives brief daily account of activities, marching, taking up and putting down camp, problems encountered, weather and references to wife, father and friends back in Vermilion County. Frequent references to lack of food and in one entry states the "men are starving". Regiment moves through Kentucky, Tennessee and Arkansas. Visits Danville in December and writes about farm, family and efforts to recruit soldiers.
Dates: Created: 1862

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