American Civil War--Illinois--14th Infantry
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Box 93
Scope and Contents Letters to Mrs. Harriet Stoddard in Waverly, Illinois from Pittsburgh Landing, Memphis, Natchez, and Marietta. Discusses war in Tennessee, his regiments activities, describes where they camp and are quartered, interactions with the Confederates. States his regiment is to go on dress parade before General Sherman. Several references to Gen. John Palmer. Last letter from Springfield, Ill. waiting for discharge tells of those trying to swindle discharged soldiers out of their money.
Dates: Created: 1862 - 1865
Scope and Contents James D. Hope (1811-1890s) was a farmer from Maryland. Through the Civil War, he and his family seem to have primarily been Confederate sympathizers. However, one son, Thomas Benton Hope (c. 1838-1864) moved to Scott County, Illinois prior to 1861 and enlisted with the Union Army, serving as a private in Company K of the 14th Illinois Infantry. Thomas Hope died of illness at Jefferson Barracks in 1864. The Hope Family letters collection contains three letters, written by different...
Collection — Box 62
Scope and Contents Diary kept while prisoner, is quite hopeful with references to rumors of exchange, and his continued faith in God. Also discusses the severity of conditions, lack of food, poor sanitation, work, weather and death of others due to illness or accident. Recounts rumors they hear of war activity. Describes his trip to Annapolis for the exchange and his days there waiting for his leave of absence to come through and his feelings of freedom. Also has study notes, some text written in French and...
Dates: Created: September 1864 - March 1865
Collection — Box 103
Scope and Contents Incoming letters, mostly from friends and relatives in Girard and Macoupin County, Illinois, and in Springfield Crossroads, Pennsylvania; and letters from other soldiers serving in the War. Correspondents include his father, James H. Willson, 8th East Tennessee Infantry; his brother, Henry C. Willson; and William White, U. S. Ram Switzerland. The collection also includes a land deed from Macoupin County and Willson's military paperwork.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1866
Collection — Box 79
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