American Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 43 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 59
Scope and Contents Commendation for the 124th Illinois Infantry. Three colored drawings, with patriotic themes, done by a soldier in the 124th during the Siege of Vicksburg. A Gospel of Saint Matthew given to him while in the army.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1864
Scope and Contents The majority of this collection is family correspondence, with a few compositions written by Charles and his 1861 diary, three account books, receipts and news clippings.Â There is some correspondence between Anson in Illinois and Elijah in New York discussing farming and family business.Â Letters from Charles to his brother Wade telling him of his activities on the farm, family anecdotes and in one, Sept. 1855, he gives the details of what he saw at the county fair.Â The 1855-56 letters...
Dates: Created: 1850-1944; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1972
Collection — Box 58
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
Scope and Contents Consists of 1.00 cu ft. of letters, deeds, receipts, legal documents, financial papers, notes, federal tax records, real estate records, maps, newspaper clippings, book reviews, lists, and reports documenting Dan W. Bannister's time as President of Abraham Lincoln Association (ALA) (1995-1998), member of the Board of Directors (1998 - 2002) and general operations (1995-2002). The ALA side projects are also documented in files soliciting donations, promoting the ALA's electronic library and...
Dates: Created: 1865-2002; Other: Majority of material found in 1966; Other: Date acquired: 10/20/2006
Scope and Contents This collection contains reports, membership information, correspondence, programs, minutes, financial data and notes concerning the organization. These materials concern local, departmental, and national activities including conventions, establishment of the Past Presidentâs Club, administration of the Maywood Home for Soldiersâ Widows, and alliances with the Grand Army of the Republic and with the Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War Banquet Association of Cook County,...
Dates: Created: 1912-1988; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1993
Abstract David Davis (1815-1886) a lawyer, politician, distinguished jurist and businessman was born in Maryland, educated at Kenyon College in Ohio, and studied law at Yale University. In 1844, Davis won election as a Whig to the Illinois Legislature, and four years later was elected Judge of Illinois Eighth Judicial Circuit, where he served on the bench during Lincoln's remaining years as an attorney on the circuit. The two became close friends, and Davis worked diligently as Lincoln's campaign...
Dates: Created: 1816-1953; Other: Date acquired: 00/00/1943
Scope and Contents The David S. Blackburn Papers, consisting mainly of muster rolls, ordinance and store reports, descriptive roll and account for pay and clothing, recruit reports and special and general orders for Company F.Â There are a number of letters to soldiers serving in the 21st, some of whom had died, from their family or friends.Â No personal letters to Blackburn.
Dates: Created: 1861-1866