American Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 192 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 58
Scope and Contents Copies of letters to various officials in the Sanitary Commission regarding the work they are doing and business matters related to it. She writes one five page letter regarding the Bulletin of the Sanitary Commission and how it could be improved to show what the Commission is actually doing. One letter in answer to a question regarding cleanliness of supplies she describes how they pack them. One letter regarding assistance to the Freedman's Bureau. The last letter asks that if there are no...
Dates: Created: 1865 - 1866
Collection — Box 99
Scope and Contents Letter, May 7, 1861, to his brother in Louisville, Kentucky, commenting on military activities in Alton and Cairo, Illinois and on his familiarity with Abraham Lincoln: " I have known him for twenty three years, and he means what he says."
Dates: Created: May 7, 1861
Collection — Box 66
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
Collection — Box 66
Collection — Box 68
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
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 103
Scope and Contents Official correspondence, such as field orders and reports, with the headquarters of the Naval Brigade for the Department of Virginia and North Carolina, 1864-1865, while Fitch was Captain of Company L of the 13th New York Heavy Artillery, commanding U. S. Army gunboats Parke, Foster, and Reno (14 items). Also: includes personal correspondence, 1867-1887, mostly from Fitch to his wife, who was at home in Oak Park, Illinois while he was a captain in the merchant marines on the Great Lakes, and...
Dates: Created: 1864 - 1887
Collection — Box 92
Scope and Contents Account, 1858, for David Uhler with Albright and Bro. mostly for clothing, notions, molasses and tobacco. Letter, 1865, to his brother Frank sent from Baton Rouge, La. mostly discussing poor quality of food and his mistrust of the quartermasters. Talks of the fruit available, hunting and "shrimping". Also discusses news of people at home.
Dates: Created: 1858 - 1865
Collection — Box 65
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
Collection — Box 85
Scope and Contents Letter to Major Thomas T. Eckert where he disagrees with Grant's opinion about "the practicability of guarding and maintaining a line on the proposed route." States he will not endorse enclosed papers and gives his objections to proposed telegraph line from Cairo, Ill. to New Orleans, La.
Dates: Created: November 4, 1864