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Mississippi--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:

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

Daniel R. Smith papers

 Collection — Box 81
Identifier: MS-SC1416
Scope and Contents Letters to family in Iowa discuss camp life, regimental activities, news of the war, interactions with other regiments and civilians, activity while at New Madrid, Mo. including frequent confiscation from those abetting the Confederacy, and battles at Iuka, Corinth and Vicksburg, Mississippi. Letter, Sept 7, 1861 gives his reasons why he believes Col Wm. Worthington is a "secesh sympathizer" and states that if he leads them into "an engagement I am of the opinion that by accident he will be...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1864

Francis A. Wheelock diary

 Collection — Box 96
Identifier: MS-SC1646
Scope and Contents Diary with daily entries for 1864. Mostly concerns camp life near Vicksburg, Mississippi including weather, misbehavior and punishment of some soldiers, picket duty, veteran's furloughs, and recurrent health problems. 3 stays in officers' hospital in the fall. Also accounts of money received and spent; some inspirational quotations.
Dates: Created: January 1-December 31, 1864

Francis R. Baker memoir

 Collection — Box 4
Identifier: MS-SC69
Scope and Contents Consists of a typewritten memoir, with diary excerpts, of Francis R. Baker's experiences in the Union Army in Mississippi and Georgia during the American Civil War. Baker, of Muskingum County, Ohio, served as a Private in Company C, 78th Ohio Infantry. The memoir includes descriptions of the battles at Raymond and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the Atlanta campaign and Sherman's march to the sea. The memoir is undated, the dates are inferred from the content of the memoir. The memoir was...
Dates: Created: 1861-1865

Francis W. Tupper letters and diaries

 Collection — Box 92
Identifier: MS-SC1565
Scope and Contents Letters to parents in Minooka, Illinois discuss camp life, daily occurrences, fellow soldiers, skirmishes, battles, news and business at home. Discuss Benton Barracks, Mo., Vicksburg, Corinth, Memphis, Rome, Georgia and the Officers General Hospital at Beaufort, SC. where he was treated. Two from New York where he went after leaving the hospital. Diary kept routinely and more detailed, 1862-1863, but only sporadically in 1864.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Frederick E. Ransom sketchbook

 Collection — Box 69
Identifier: MS-SC1236
Scope and Contents Approx. 100 pen and ink sketches depicting army life in the Civil War, battles, prison conditions, equipment and military dress. Miscellaneous poems, quotations and civil and military facts including an essay "Army Life of Regulars". A brief history of the 11th Ill. Infantry. Copies of general orders and letters of Brigadier General T.E. Ransom. Some family information. Sketches done after the war. All captioned, signed and dated by Ransom.
Dates: Created: 1874 - 1882

Joseph Warren Miller papers

 Collection — Box 60
Identifier: MS-SC1047
Scope and Contents Includes a few official letters most regarding appointing or removing people, orders and reports. Includes a report on the Battle of Thompson's Hills, a report on the Meridian expedition, a report on the Jackson, Mississippi expedition, a report on raids in Mississippi, Sept 21-Oct. 11, 1864. Four letters from Reuben B. Hatch regarding the signing of receipts, with one response from Miller expressing consternation at Hatch's letter. One letter gives insight into the character of Captain A.C....
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

Philip Welshimer papers

 Collection — Box 96
Identifier: MS-SC1641
Scope and Contents Mostly letters from Welshimer to his wife Julia Pickering Welshimer describing army life in camp and on the march in Illinois, Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Includes 8 letters from Libby Prison, 1 from Charleston, South Carolina, 1 from Macon, Georgia, and photocopy of 1 other prison letter; 2 letters from 1st Lieutenant Austin Blake about Welshimer becoming a prisoner of war; obituary.
Dates: Created: May 10, 1861-September 17, 1864

Thomas S. Seacord papers

 Collection — Box 78
Identifier: MS-SC1359
Scope and Contents Letters to Anna from Chicago where he enlisted, Cairo, Paducah and Columbus, Ky., Tennessee, Mississippi and the hospital. He discusses camp life and his work as cook, rations, accommodations for the soldiers, illness (his own and others), friends and family in Geneva and in the army, pursuit of Prices's army in Mississippi and frequently laments the poor treatment of the soldiers. He gives a vivid description of the hospital in Memphis and his work there. Seven letters, 1864-1865, to Anna from...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865

William Anderson Allen

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: MS-SC15
Scope and Contents Collection contains the letters of William A. Allen (1830-1891) written to his wife, Millicent Blanchard Allen (1838-1922), during his service during the American Civil War in the 9th Illinois Infantry Regiment in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee. An assistant surgeon, Allen described camp life and medical care. Includes newsclippings, military papers and two musical scores.
Dates: Created: 1863 - 1864