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American Civil War--letters and diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Cyrus Root Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC507
Abstract Cyrus Root was born in Peoria, Illinois, and served in the 86th Illinois Infantry during the American Civil War. This collection consists of correspondence between Root and his sister, documents concerning the 86th Illinois Infantry, and a genealogical history of the Root family.
Dates: Created: 1862-1914; Other: Majority of material found in 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/2012

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

Edwin May diaries

 Collection — Box 58
Identifier: MS-SC1018
Scope and Contents Diaries have brief notes about activities of the day. Very little related to military activities other than marching or mention of a skirmish. Has lists of supplies and costs, lists of wounded and sick. Diary continues for a time after returning from the war.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Engelmann-Kircher Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-BC190
Abstract The Engelmanns were a family of German emigrants who came to America in 1833 and settled on a farm near Shiloh in St. Clair County, Illinois. The collection consists of the letters and personal papers of brothers Theodore and Adolph Engelmann and their brother-in-law, Henry Kircher of Belleville, Illinois. The bulk of the collection is correspondence.
Dates: Created: 1779-1932; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1946

Greenville M. Mitchell letter

 Collection — Box 60
Identifier: MS-SC1058
Scope and Contents Letter to Mrs. James in Mattoon, Illinois, regarding the death of her son Thomas, killed August 24, 1864 and sending regrets from his comrades for the "fallen hero."
Dates: Created: September 16, 1864

Jacob H. Mechling diary

 Collection — Box 59
Identifier: MS-SC1029
Scope and Contents Mechling's diary gives account of each day for the 126th Illinois, including camp life, different regiments they come in contact with, rumors heard, generals who pass through, the sick, the dead, sights he sees, and war activities. In the back has recipes for several puddings and cakes.
Dates: Created: January 1 - November 9, 1863.

Jacob R. Muhleman Diary

 Collection — Box 62
Identifier: MS-SC1086
Scope and Contents Diary kept while prisoner, is quite hopeful with references to rumors of exchange, and his continued faith in God. Also discusses the severity of conditions, lack of food, poor sanitation, work, weather and death of others due to illness or accident. Recounts rumors they hear of war activity. Describes his trip to Annapolis for the exchange and his days there waiting for his leave of absence to come through and his feelings of freedom. Also has study notes, some text written in French and...
Dates: Created: September 1864 - March 1865

James Lambert High Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: BC285
Scope and Contents The James Lambert High Family Papers consist of 1.8 cubic feet of records, chiefly correspondence, relating to the High, Tredway and Ennis families. High was a soldier in the Civil War and an author, lawyer, and law professor in Illinois. The papers include personal correspondence of James, his wife Ellen Tredway High, and their children Shirley Tredway High and Jessie Margaret High Ennis, as well as other documents relating to their families.
Dates: Created: 1821-1949; Other: Majority of material found in 1858-1916; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1984

Marguerite Rawalt

 Collection
Identifier: BC535
Abstract Born in Prairie City, Illinois in 1895, Rawalt was a graduate of George Washington University School of Law and a tax attorney for the Internal Revenue Service in Washington, D.C. An active supporter of women’s rights, Rawalt served on President John F. Kennedy’s Commission on the Status of Women and President Lyndon Johnson’s Citizens Advisory Council on the Status of Women. She was also involved in the organization of the National Organization for Women (NOW) and served as an officer in...
Dates: Created: 1837-1986; Other: Majority of material found in 1937-1974; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1990

Miner Family papers

 Collection — Box 60
Identifier: MS-SC1054
Scope and Contents Correspondence is mostly of the Thomas family and includes many letters from Julia (Thomas) Barker to Ellen (Thomas) Miner. In one letter, she mentions a visit from Mary and Robert Lincoln and Mary's need to visit the grave. Also includes letters from Julia and Ellen's brother Marshall while attending medical school in Philadelphia; from Jane Pond in Louisiana, whose family headed a girls' seminary there, includes a description, 1851, of Oakland College in Mississippi; from Julia and Ellen's...
Dates: Created: 1837 - 1955