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A. D. Williams letter

 Collection — Box: 97
Identifier: MS-SC1660
Scope and Contents Letter to Jonathan E. Cooper of Carlton, Greene County, Illinois, describing conditions in Kentucky, especially a cholera epidemic in the larger cities, and local marriages. Williams favors Andrew Jackson in the presidential contest.
Dates: Created: October 11, 1832

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

Andrew Armstrong legal document

 Collection — Box: 2
Identifier: MS-SC39
Scope and Contents Consists of one certificate of emancipation of Joe, a slave. The document was signed by slave owner Andrew Armstrong and witnessed by James B. January and Robert Holmes.
Dates: Created: 1813

George W. Roberts letters

 Collection — Box: 72
Identifier: MS-SC1280
Scope and Contents Ten letters written to his parents while serving in the army discuss personal business, friends who are also serving, news of the war, and family news. One letter, Aug. 22, 1856, discusses graphically the embattled atmosphere in Kansas, "dead mens bodys all over the prerie", mentioning the actions of both abolitionists and the pro-slavery.
Dates: Created: 1856 - 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

John M. Pearson letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1157
Scope and Contents Letters to his brother-in-law Dr. Bernard Stuve, who lived near Illiopolis. Pearson advises Stuve in how to deal with his property and crops. Writes about his disappointment in what the town is doing to his property while he is gone and asks Stuve to keep a list of names of those against him. Talks of difficulty traveling from Louisville to Harrodsburg due to the war. Mentions the election in Kentucky and the Democrats winning. Also advises him not to invest in "jack". Some family news.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

Joshua F. Speed papers

 Collection — Box: 82
Identifier: MS-SC1443C
Scope and Contents Receipts for payment while acting as executor for the deceased, J.B. Jewell of Louisville, Ky. Answer to a complaint regarding the will of James D. Breckenridge, for whom Speed acted as executor, from Lucy Breckenridge, the wife of the deceased. Involved an agreement between Daniel Dous and Breckenridge re: property and slaves. Speed supported Dous' claim. Copy of agreement between Dous and Breckenridge. Receipt, 1841, for payment by James Adams for money owed to John Todd, received by Speed...
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1853

Merriman Family papers

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1034
Scope and Contents Land transfer for Amos Merriman for Clarke land in Kentucky. A letter from James B. Clarke to his brother regarding some dissatisfaction on the part of Merriman, discussing how to deal with it and offering his help if he cannot settle it. Document giving power of attorney to Reuben Merriman for renting land left to Nathan Chambers by Cary S. Clarke. Indenture for sale of land in Kentucky from Amos to Reuben Merriman. Divorce decree, 1881 for R.A. Merriman and M.J. Merriman in Union County Iowa....
Dates: Created: 1811-1821, 1881

Orlin H. Miner papers

 Collection — Box: 60
Identifier: MS-SC1053
Scope and Contents Six letters from soldiers during the war discuss the war, battles at Pittsburgh Landing, Perryville and Chappel Hill, Lincoln and Illinois politics. An agreement between Herman Lieb and the men loaning him money to buy a printing press to start a German language Republican newspaper, signed by those loaning and the amount. Letter from G.F. Wright regarding an advance on payment for the Lincoln portrait he is painting. A number of papers regarding the National Lincoln Monument.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1867

Philip Welshimer papers

 Collection — Box: 96
Identifier: MS-SC1641
Scope and Contents Mostly letters from Welshimer to his wife Julia Pickering Welshimer describing army life in camp and on the march in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Includes 8 letters from Libby Prison, 1 from Charleston, South Carolina, 1 from Macon, Georgia, and photocopy of 1 other prison letter; 2 letters from 1st Lieutenant Austin Blake about Welshimer becoming a prisoner of war; obituary.
Dates: Created: May 10, 1861-September 17, 1864

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