Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 68
Scope and Contents Letters mostly to his mother discuss the activities of his regiment stationed mainly in Virginia with many references to actions with "the rebs", picket duty and "in the trenches at the front" at Petersburg, Virginia. In Washington, D.C. mentions seeing Lincoln as he reviewed the troops. Last letters come from the Hampton hospital where he was a patient and then worked. He writes of his religious conversion and frequently discusses his faith. A few letters to other family including his "Uncle...
Dates: Created: 1864 - 1865
Collection — Box 62
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
Collection — Box 70
Scope and Contents Typed transcripts of letters to his wife tell of the regiment's activities in battle and skirmishes with very personal descriptions. Fought at Gettysburg, with his regiment remaining in Maryland and Virginia, including the Shenandoah Valley. Gives his wife instructions on the home business including feeding the livestock and the planting. Tells what they eat, describes the wounds of some and the names of those he knows who were killed. Describes the incident with the captain taking his horse...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865
Collection — Box 92
Scope and Contents Letters to his wife in Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. discuss his experiences with the troops, gives his opinions of Generals McClellan and Pope, the use of contrabands and emancipation. His letters discuss his faith, family business, his love for Callie and his family and their relationship. Two letters to Callie from her father discussing her plans after James' death. Letter, 1872, from Callie to her daughter discussing her trip and family matters.
Dates: Created: 1851, 1861-1864, and 1872
Collection — Box 79
Scope and Contents Three circulars, 1841-1842, from the Auditor's Office re: school funds. Letter, Oct. 1843 re: meeting in St. Louis or Edwardsville. Letter, 1847, to Samuel Buckmaster introducing Mr. Curran who will accompany the bodies of slain officers back to Illinois from Cerro Gordo, Mexico. An 1852 letter to Y.P. Fox a New York tailor re: a coat being made. Letter, 1857, to Judge J. Purdy Faribault in Iowa re: Minnesota territory and the railroad. Letter of introduction, 1859, for James Owner to Gen....
Dates: Created: 1841 - 1862
Collection — Box 90
Scope and Contents Four letters to his Aunt Mary Howard in Escott, Ontario and one to his parents in New York. Discusses camp life and the activities of his regiment and the Confederate army in Virginia where they are camped. Discusses the battles of Fair Oaks and Harrison's Landing. Several references to General McClellan and states he could fill "a dozen sheets...on the subject" of "General McClellan's mysterious movements". Writes of the order for regimental bands to be mustered out and his hope to be home...
Dates: Created: April - July 1862
Collection — Box 73
Scope and Contents Letters to parents, Israel and Rebecca Rogers, brother Ed and sister Emma. The letters discuss camp life, the boats he sees at Newport News and working in the hospital, but most of the letters focus on family and home. DIroes describe one battle at New Bern, North Carolina where his good friend Albert Siske was killed. Expresses racist sentiments towards African Americans.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864
Collection — Box 66
Scope and Contents Letters, mostly to his wife Phebe, with a few to his brother and sister also in Mass. sent from Arlington Heights, Alexandria, Old Camp Stafford, Fredricksburg and Bristow Station. The last few are from a hospital after he has been wounded. Writes of troop movements and daily activities in camp, battle descriptions, the men who have been wounded or killed, news of the war and family and friends back home. Describes the officers, with several references to Colonel Sigel and Colonel Maggi. Talks...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1864
Collection — Box 73
Scope and Contents Letters to his parents, Israel and Rebecca Rogers, in Mass. interesting and detailed letters. Discusses camp life, marching, detailed troop movements, regimental and military actions at Fredricksburg and in and around Petersburg, Virginia and happenings in his regiment. Mentions Lincoln and Burnside reviewing the troops and gives his impressions of each. Details life in the hospital as a convalescent and as an orderly. Discusses family news, letters from brothers, Israel Jr. and Joseph, and...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864
Collection — Box 1
Scope and Contents Collection includes letters of Winthrop S. G. Allen (1837-1901) written during the American Civil War, 1862-1863. A private in the 12th Illinois Cavalry, Allen wrote from Camp Butler, Illinois; various camps in Maryland and Virginia; and an army hospital in Washington, D.C. Includes a description of the Union's 1862 capture of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1863