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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

Augustine Vieira letters

 Collection — Box: 93
Identifier: MS-SC1593
Scope and Contents Letters to Mrs. Harriet Stoddard in Waverly, Illinois from Pittsburgh Landing, Memphis, Natchez, and Marietta. Discusses war in Tennessee, his regiments activities, describes where they camp and are quartered, interactions with the Confederates. States his regiment is to go on dress parade before General Sherman. Several references to Gen. John Palmer. Last letter from Springfield, Ill. waiting for discharge tells of those trying to swindle discharged soldiers out of their money.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Benjamin T. Smith journal

 Collection — Box: 80
Identifier: MS-SC1412
Scope and Contents Detailed, well written and fascinating account of his experience in the war. Gives very detailed personal accounts of his experiences at Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Kenesaw Mountain, Resaca, Peach Tree Creek, siege of Atlanta, Nashville and the Battle of Franklin. Also creates a picture of day to day life in the army, the food, the marching, skirmishing, the wounded and dead, the medical treatment, the officers and other men in the regiment, nonmilitary people they meet, spies, plantations...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1865

Francis R. Baker memoir

 Collection — Box: 4
Identifier: MS-SC69
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

Francis W. Tupper letters and diaries

 Collection — Box: 92
Identifier: MS-SC1565
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

James P. Suiter papers

 Collection — Box: 88
Identifier: MS-SC1509
Scope and Contents Eleven letters from D. Lorn Kost, a law student, most sent from Springfield, Ohio to Suiter. They discuss his love life, his studies and the impending war. One, Aug. 16, 1860, describes a political rally in Springfield where "Clay (c.m.)" a speaker, was referred to often. Suiter's letters (10) were all written from the war and are to his mother or brother. One, Dec. 1862, sent from Hospital 6 in Nashville where he was a patient, describes the hospital and tells of the daily routine there....
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1865

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

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

William C. Titze diaries

 Collection — Box: 91
Identifier: MS-SC1545
Scope and Contents Diary gives daily accounts of activities with the regiment. Discusses camp life, officers, other soldiers, news and rumors of war, marching, foraging, skirmishing and battles in Alabama, Tennessee and Georgia. Includes partial transcript.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1865

William Culbertson Robinson papers

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1285
Scope and Contents Letters of William to Charles Abbot, a friend in Ohio, and to family. Discuss camp life, family news, and regimental activity. Numerous mentions of soldiers from back home in Dixon and Sterling. Accounts of action at Pittsburg Landing and Murphreesboro. Accounts of action in Georgia and the march to the sea. Gives views on what should happen to instigators of secession. Visits trial of Lincoln conspirators and gives a description of them and the court room. Diary, Oct. 1863- Jan. 1864, while at...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1877