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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

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

Isaac V. Reynolds letters

 Collection — Box: 70
Identifier: MS-SC1263
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts of letters to his wife tell of the regiment's activities in battle and skirmishes with very personal descriptions. Fought at Gettysburg, with his regiment remaining in Maryland and Virginia, including the Shenandoah Valley. Gives his wife instructions on the home business including feeding the livestock and the planting. Tells what they eat, describes the wounds of some and the names of those he knows who were killed. Describes the incident with the captain taking his horse...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

James Shields papers

 Collection — Box: 79
Identifier: MS-SC1385
Scope and Contents Three circulars, 1841-1842, from the Auditor's Office re: school funds. Letter, Oct. 1843 re: meeting in St. Louis or Edwardsville. Letter, 1847, to Samuel Buckmaster introducing Mr. Curran who will accompany the bodies of slain officers back to Illinois from Cerro Gordo, Mexico. An 1852 letter to Y.P. Fox a New York tailor re: a coat being made. Letter, 1857, to Judge J. Purdy Faribault in Iowa re: Minnesota territory and the railroad. Letter of introduction, 1859, for James Owner to Gen....
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1862

Joseph C. Rogers letters

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1294
Scope and Contents Letters to parents, Israel and Rebecca Rogers, brother Ed and sister Emma. The letters discuss camp life, the boats he sees at Newport News and working in the hospital, but most of the letters focus on family and home. DIroes describe one battle at New Bern, North Carolina where his good friend Albert Siske was killed. Expresses racist sentiments towards African Americans.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

Josiah W. Perry letters

 Collection — Box: 66
Identifier: MS-SC1165
Scope and Contents Letters, mostly to his wife Phebe, with a few to his brother and sister also in Mass. sent from Arlington Heights, Alexandria, Old Camp Stafford, Fredricksburg and Bristow Station. The last few are from a hospital after he has been wounded. Writes of troop movements and daily activities in camp, battle descriptions, the men who have been wounded or killed, news of the war and family and friends back home. Describes the officers, with several references to Colonel Sigel and Colonel Maggi. Talks...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1864

Stephen O. Rogers letters

 Collection — Box: 73
Identifier: MS-SC1295
Scope and Contents Letters to his parents, Israel and Rebecca Rogers, in Mass. interesting and detailed letters. Discusses camp life, marching, detailed troop movements, regimental and military actions at Fredricksburg and in and around Petersburg, Virginia and happenings in his regiment. Mentions Lincoln and Burnside reviewing the troops and gives his impressions of each. Details life in the hospital as a convalescent and as an orderly. Discusses family news, letters from brothers, Israel Jr. and Joseph, and...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864

Winthrop S. G. Allen letters

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-SC18
Scope and Contents Collection includes letters of Winthrop S. G. Allen (1837-1901) written during the American Civil War, 1862-1863. A private in the 12th Illinois Cavalry, Allen wrote from Camp Butler, Illinois; various camps in Maryland and Virginia; and an army hospital in Washington, D.C. Includes a description of the Union's 1862 capture of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863