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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

Anson Stager letter

 Collection — Box: 85
Identifier: MS-SC1468
Scope and Contents Letter to Major Thomas T. Eckert where he disagrees with Grant's opinion about "the practicability of guarding and maintaining a line on the proposed route." States he will not endorse enclosed papers and gives his objections to proposed telegraph line from Cairo, Ill. to New Orleans, La.
Dates: Created: November 4, 1864

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

Bailhache Family papers

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC63
Scope and Contents Consists of correspondence, family history documents, financial, legal, and military documents. One letter of John Bailhache to George T. M. Davis, January 20, 1840, discusses Whig party politics in Alton, Illinois. A November 20, 1860, letter of Sarah Adeline “Ada” Brayman Bailhache to her mother Mary Williams Brayman discusses social life in Springfield, Illinois, post-election celebrations, and the Lincoln family. Correspondence of Ada Bailhache concerns the trial of Jacob Backenstos during...
Dates: Created: 1840-1925

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

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