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American Civil War--letters and diaries

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 30 Collections and/or Records:

Albert V. B. Phillips papers

 Collection — Box 66
Identifier: MS-SC1171
Scope and Contents Minutes from the debating society, 1860-1861, discuss topics debated and outcomes. Constitution and by-laws, ca. 1861, of the Farmer Boys Association, which allowed boys and girls over the age of fourteen to join. Four diaries, Dec., 1861-Feb. 1864, give accounts of daily activities within his company, troop movements, weather, involvements in skirmishes or battles. One letter, Feb. 12, 1865 from Sergeant A.D. Brown of the 23rd, Co. C in Virginia, telling him the news of the regiment. Diary of...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1872

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

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

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

Henry M. Newhall letters

 Collection — Box 62
Identifier: MS-SC1099
Scope and Contents Letters to his sister in Quincy, Ill. discuss camp life, Black soldiers in the army, jealousy in Union command and several encounters with Forrest's men. Also discuss friends and family back in Quincy.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865