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Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: http://id.loc.gov/authorities/subjects/sh85121443

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

George O. Smith, "Brief History of the 17th Regiment of the Illinois Volunteer Infantry"

 Collection — Box 81
Identifier: MS-SC1419
Scope and Contents History of his regiment written for his children and grandchildren for Christmas 1913. Recounts the organization, election of officers, the departure ceremony, their first weeks as soldiers, battles at Fredricktown, Missouri, Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg, troop movements, and personal anecdotes.
Dates: Created: December 25, 1913

Orlin H. Miner papers

 Collection — Box 60
Identifier: MS-SC1053
Scope and Contents Six letters from soldiers during the war discuss the war, battles at Pittsburgh Landing, Perryville and Chappel Hill, Lincoln and Illinois politics. An agreement between Herman Lieb and the men loaning him money to buy a printing press to start a German language Republican newspaper, signed by those loaning and the amount. Letter from G.F. Wright regarding an advance on payment for the Lincoln portrait he is painting. A number of papers regarding the National Lincoln Monument.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1867

Sackett Family letters

 Collection — Box 75
Identifier: MS-SC1318
Scope and Contents Edwin's letters give a description of Benton Barracks and the troops there. His letters home discuss camp life, the other soldiers from Kane County, and give numerous instructions to his son Martin on farm and business matters. Discusses the battle at Pittsburg's Landing (Shiloh). John's letters give many stories about camp life, the soldiers, especially those from Kane County, interactions with "secesh" and various skirmishes. Discusses some problems with officers, Isaac Buck the quartermaster...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1863

Thomas F. Miller letters

 Collection — Box 60
Identifier: MS-SC1050-A
Scope and Contents One letter gives a list of resolutions he believes the Park County girls should abide by and include "tender services as clerks, mechanics and tillers of the soil" while the men are serving, and "withhold friendship and love from every able bodied young man who will not enlist". He gives his account of the battles at Fort Henry and Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing and Corinth. In the beginning his letters tell how happy he is to be a soldier and that he could lead that life with no problem. After...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1863

William Culbertson Robinson papers

 Collection — Box 73
Identifier: MS-SC1285
Scope and Contents Letters of William to Charles Abbot, a friend in Ohio, and to family. Discuss camp life, family news, and regimental activity. Numerous mentions of soldiers from back home in Dixon and Sterling. Accounts of action at Pittsburg Landing and Murphreesboro. Accounts of action in Georgia and the march to the sea. Gives views on what should happen to instigators of secession. Visits trial of Lincoln conspirators and gives a description of them and the court room. Diary, Oct. 1863- Jan. 1864, while at...
Dates: Created: 1860 - 1877

William Reuben Rowley papers

 Collection — Box 74
Identifier: MS-SC1306
Scope and Contents Some orders and receipts. Letter, 1863, of Wallace to Halleck defending his late arrival at the battle of Shiloh. Several letters, one from W.T. Sherman, 1879 and a report by Rowley, 1881, in reference to Wallace and the battle of Shiloh. War letters from Alexander Osborth, Adam Badeau, Ely Parker, Col. George Leet, and John Rawlins. A letter, Oct. 1863, from Osborth discusses his wish to go to Texas, and his order to go to Florida and "our friend has had a hand in it." All discuss the news of...
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1892

Z. Payson Shumway papers

 Collection — Box 79
Identifier: MS-SC1388
Scope and Contents Approximately 50 letters and two diaries. Letters to his girlfriend and then wife, Hattie, give a detailed and vivid description of the war both in camp and in battle. They are also very personal, giving his feelings about what he experiences and sees, his feelings for Hattie and trying to reassure and soothe her fears for him. His letters are sent from Missouri, Donelson, Pittsburgh Landing, Vicksburg and Jackson, Miss. After the battle at Pittsburgh Landing (Shiloh), he writes to "let you...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1864