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Collection — Box: 65
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
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, 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 left on...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864
Collection — Box: 69
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
Collection — Box: 60
Scope and Contents Includes a few official letters most regarding appointing or removing people, orders and reports. Includes a report on the Battle of Thompson's Hills, a report on the Meridian expedition, a report on the Jackson, Mississippi expedition, a report on raids in Mississippi, Sept 21-Oct. 11, 1864. Four letters from Reuben B. Hatch regarding the signing of receipts, with one response from Miller expressing consternation at Hatch's letter. One letter gives insight into the character of Captain A.C....
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865
Collection — Box: 78
Scope and Contents Letters to Anna from Chicago where he enlisted, Cairo, Paducah and Columbus, Ky., Tennessee, Mississippi and the hospital. He discusses camp life and his work as cook, rations, accommodations for the soldiers, illness (his own and others), friends and family in Geneva and in the army, pursuit of Prices's army in Mississippi and frequently laments the poor treatment of the soldiers. He gives a vivid description of the hospital in Memphis and his work there. Seven letters, 1864-1865, to Anna from...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865
Collection — Box: 1
Scope and Contents Collection contains the letters of William A. Allen (1830-1891) written to his wife, Millicent Blanchard Allen (1838-1922), during his service during the American Civil War in the 9th Illinois Infantry Regiment in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. An assistant surgeon, Allen described camp life and medical care. Includes newsclippings, military papers and two musical scores.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1864
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: Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 X