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Frederick E. Ransom sketchbook

 Collection — Box: 69
Identifier: MS-SC1236
Scope and Contents Approx. 100 pen and ink sketches depicting army life in the Civil War, battles, prison conditions, equipment and military dress. Miscellaneous poems, quotations and civil and military facts including an essay "Army Life of Regulars". A brief history of the 11th Ill. Infantry. Copies of general orders and letters of Brigadier General T.E. Ransom. Some family information. Sketches done after the war. All captioned, signed and dated by Ransom.
Dates: Created: 1874 - 1882

Hugh R. Riddle statement on first baseball game in Illinois

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1271
Scope and Contents Short reminiscence about learning the game from the New Yorkers, trouble finding a rule book on returning home and the first game played in the fall of 1865. Also describes the players and the people who came to view.
Dates: Created: Undated.

Stephen E. Payne recollection of Confederate prisons

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1153
Scope and Contents Recollection written at Mattoon, Illinois describing his experiences at Belle Isle and the trip to Andersonville, the food they were given, treatment by guards, his experience in the hospital with scurvy and the circumstances of the exchange.
Dates: Created: November 14, 1867

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

Winfield Scott Neely reminiscences of Confederate prisons

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1095
Scope and Contents Memoir of his time spent in these prisons, describes the prisons' physical characteristics, their rules, the differences in rules and treatment of the prisoners, and the psychological coping methods of the prisoners. Describes incidents of efforts to avoid starvation or freezing. Describes the prisoners who came in from Bell Isle and the death rate among them. Discusses the illness, specifically scurvy, rampant among the men and the prison hospitals. Gives some incidences of torture and murder....
Dates: Created: 1875