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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

Alonzo G. Payne diary

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1152
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

Anson Patterson letters

 Collection — Box: 65
Identifier: MS-SC1148
Scope and Contents Four letters to Helen and one to Auntie discuss his activities, occurrences and the cost of items at Nashville, his feelings about the war and the Confederacy. Mentions those from home who are doing well, sick or dead. Describes a deserter being discharged and the music played.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863

Augustine Prescott letters

 Collection — Box: 68
Identifier: MS-SC1213
Scope and Contents Letters mostly to his mother discuss the activities of his regiment stationed mainly in Virginia with many references to actions with "the rebs", picket duty and "in the trenches at the front" at Petersburg, Virginia. In Washington, D.C. mentions seeing Lincoln as he reviewed the troops. Last letters come from the Hampton hospital where he was a patient and then worked. He writes of his religious conversion and frequently discusses his faith. A few letters to other family including his "Uncle...
Dates: Created: 1864 - 1865

B. F. Perry letter

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1164
Scope and Contents Letter to his brother in Woodford County, Illinois tells the amount of pay for various ranks, describes the uniforms and insignia and gives their cost. Describes the barracks and gives a hand drawn map of it. Describes the funeral of Captain Page who was shot at Matamoros. Gives news of soldiers known to his brother.
Dates: Created: July 14, 1846

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

Biographical sketches of the 24th New York Cavalry Regiment

 Collection — Box: 63
Identifier: MS-SC1104
Scope and Contents Sketches of several members of the 24th New York Cavalry including: Allen Gifford Potter Brown whose war wound caused deafness and who became president of the Silent Army Deaf Soldiers, Sailors and Marines based in Brooklyn, New York, also several letters from him to Newberry; Stephen E. Chandler with a description of actions winning him the Medal of Honor; Richard L. Hill, a businessman in Corning and New York, New York; and Albert Thomas, a portrait painter. Copy of an 1883 letter from...
Dates: Created: 1883 - 1901

Charles C. Murdock letters

 Collection — Box: 62
Identifier: MS-SC1088
Scope and Contents Letters to parents sent from Camp Lincoln, Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., Newbern and Plymouth, N.C., Alexandria, Va. and Washington, D.C. Letters are newsy and detailed. Describes drilling, guard duty, camp life, troop movements, skirmishes and battles. Gives very detailed descriptions of his life in camp, what they eat, wear, living quarters, other soldiers, his general thoughts on all of it and his stay in the hospital in Baltimore. Also detailed descriptions of troop movements with...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864

Dana B. Ring certification of enlistment

 Collection — Box: 71
Identifier: MS-SC1276
Scope and Contents Statement certifying Ring's enlistment into Company E, 27th Illinois Volunteer Army on Aug. 12, 1862 in Morgan County, Illinois. Signed by Lieutenant J.W. Risley. Note on back signed by Ring stating that he received his $25.00 bounty.
Dates: Created: September 15, 1862

Daniel W. Messick letter

 Collection — Box: 59
Identifier: MS-SC1039
Scope and Contents Letter to his wife from Camp Lyon, Bird's Point, Missouri gives details of trip from Cairo, Ill. to Camp Lyon, camp life, the situation of the camp and his desire to get into the fight.
Dates: Created: February 3, 1862

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