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Collection — Box: 59
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
Collection — Box: 81
Scope and Contents Letters to family in Iowa discuss camp life, regimental activities, news of the war, interactions with other regiments and civilians, activity while at New Madrid, Mo. including frequent confiscation from those abetting the Confederacy, and battles at Iuka, Corinth and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Letter, Sept 7, 1861 gives his reasons why he believes Col Wm. Worthington is a "secesh sympathizer" and states that if he leads them into "an engagement I am of the opinion that by accident he will be...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864
Collection — Box: 4
Scope and Contents Consists of a typewritten memoir, with diary excerpts, of Francis R. Baker's experiences in the Union Army in Mississippi and Georgia during the American Civil War. Baker, of Muskingum County, Ohio, served as a Private in Company C, 78th Ohio Infantry. The memoir includes descriptions of the battles at Raymond and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Atlanta campaign and Sherman's march to the sea. The memoir is undated, the dates are inferred from the content of the memoir. The memoir was...
Dates: Created: 1861-1865
Collection — Box: 92
Scope and Contents Letters to parents in Minooka, Illinois discuss camp life, daily occurrences, fellow soldiers, skirmishes, battles, news and business at home. Discuss Benton Barracks, Mo., Vicksburg, Corinth, Memphis, Rome, Georgia and the Officers General Hospital at Beaufort, SC. where he was treated. Two from New York where he went after leaving the hospital. Diary kept routinely and more detailed, 1862-1863, but only sporadically in 1864.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865
Collection — Box: 81
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
Scope and Contents Handwritten manuscript of Cadwalladerâs book includes notes, changes and the chapters that were deleted in the published work.Â The manuscript covers the war including the Vicksburg and Chattanooga campaigns, the actions of Army of the Potomac, the meeting of Grant and Lincoln at City Point, Grant and Sherman planning strategy and Grant and Lee at Appomattox.Â It often gives Grantâs opinions as well as Cadwalladerâs of other generals, including Sherman, Sheridan and McClernand.Â It...
Dates: Created: 1896; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1929
Collection — Box: 79
Scope and Contents Approx. 50 letters and two diaries. Letters to his girlfriend and then wife, Hattie, give a detailed and vivid description of the war both in camp and in battle. They are also very personal giving his feelings about what he experiences and sees, his feelings for Hattie and trying to reassure and soothe her fears for him. His letters are sent from Missouri, Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing, Vicksburg and Jackson, Miss. After the battle at Pittsburgh Landing, he writes to "let you know we are not all...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864
- Subject: American Civil War--Battle of Vicksburg X