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Collection — Box: 63
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
Collection — Box: 72
Scope and Contents Letters to family, parents and four brothers, while serving in Missouri, Tennessee, Mississippi and Louisiana and fighting in the Meridian campaign, the Red River Expedition, and the Tupelo and Oxford campaigns. Discusses camp life, those ill or wounded with sprinkled references to small pox and mentions of measles and typhoid, interactions with rebels, farm business at home and family news. Speaks negatively of General Banks during the Red River Campaign and occasionally refers to hunting...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1913
Collection — Box: 69
Scope and Contents Contemporary copy of Thomas Ransom's report to Major Wickham Hoffman, Assistant Adjutant General, of the Battle of Mansfield, Louisiana (Sabine Cross Road), in which Ransom was wounded.
Dates: Created: June 11, 1864
Collection — Box: 68
Scope and Contents Letters dated May 6, 1862, Oct. 8, 1862 and May 2, 1864. Discusses naval engagements near Fort Morgan, the capture of New Orleans, the Fort Pillow massacre, the arming of African Americans, and the coming national election.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1864
Collection — Box: 75
Scope and Contents Poem giving a lengthy account of the battle with references to other regiments who helped. Lauds General Ransom who was in command and General A.J. Smith who eventually defeated the Confederate troops at Pleasant Hill. Found in the effects of 48th Ohio Infantry soldier, Lieurance.
Dates: Created: Circa 1864
- Subject: Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 X