American Civil War--Illinois--14th Infantry
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 2 Collections and/or Records:
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