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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 466 Collections and/or Records:

Frederick Johnson papers

 Collection — Folder S727
Identifier: S0727
Scope and Contents This collection includes an official document from the State of Indiana in Indianapolis, Indiana on 1890/05/01 regarding the Civil War military service of Frederick Johnson.
Dates: 1890/05/01

Gapen-Moore family papers

Identifier: L546
Scope and Contents The collection primarily consists of the correspondence and genealogy of the Gapen, Moore, and Davis families. Topics covered within the collection include family matters, person dealings, business and retail matters, and the U.S. Civil War (Henry C. Gapen – 5th Indiana Cavalry, Charles D. Davis – 9th Indiana Regiment Company K). The collection also contains a pamphlet of the "5th Indiana Cavalry in East Tennessee" by G. H. Russell (1864) with a short biography of Henry Clay Gapen....
Dates: 1777-1934

Gatling photographs

 Collection — Folder SP070
Identifier: SP070
Scope and Contents This collection includes photographs of Richard Jordan Gatling's tomb in Crown Hill Cemetery in Indianapolis, Indiana and his invention the Gatling gun taken by the Indiana Department of Conservation in March 1964. There is also the front page of the February 7, 1874 issue of Scientific American, which features the Gatling gun.
Dates: 1874/02/07; 1964

General Henry Ware Lawton collection

 Collection — Folder S0814
Identifier: S0814
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typewritten document containing three resolutions regarding actions the State of Indiana would take in response to the death of General Henry Ware Lawton during the Philippine Insurrection. The resolutions were drafted and signed on December 20, 1899 by a committee comprised of Governor James Mount, William Hart, and John B. Conner.The collection also includes a February 7, 1939 handwritten letter sent to Indiana Governor M. Clifford Townsend by Ex Sgt....
Dates: 1899-1939

General Robert S. Foster, A.G. Sharp collection

 Collection — Folder S1166
Identifier: S1166
Scope and Contents The collection includes one item, an original handwritten letter from September 9, 1889, from Robert Sanford Foster to A.G. Sharp, of Chattanooga, Tennessee, expressing regrets to attend the 20th reunion of the "Society of the Army of the Cumberland", September 18, 1889. The original letter was handwritten by General Robert Sanford Foster on stationery of the R.S. Foster and Company, Grain Commission Merchants, established 1865.
Dates: circa 1865

General William Harrison Kemper papers

Identifier: S0769
Scope and Contents This collection contains items related to General William Harrison Kemper's Civil War service including his army diary dated from April 22, 1861 to August 3, 1861, a list of volunteers from Decatur County, Indiana who enlisted in Company B, 7th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Kemper's discharge certificate from the regiment dated August 2, 1861, Kemper's certificates of promotion to assistant surgeon from February, 1863, and his discharge from service certificate dated May 5,1863. Also included...
Dates: 1854-1922

George B. Dausman letters

Identifier: V008
Scope and Contents This collection includes one volume from George B. Dausman in Indiana ranging from 1862 to 1863 regarding Civil War regimental history.
Dates: 1862-1863

George Benton Dausman letters

 Collection — Folder S0333
Identifier: S0333
Scope and Contents The folder and bound volume contain the same letters written by George B. Dausman from July 26, 1862 until February 18, 1863. After his last letter, there are three additional letters written in March 1863. On March 5, Jo. W. Snider wrote to his sister to tell her that her son George was sick at Murfreesborough, Tennessee. He wrote that “Bent cannot live long. The disease is the result of sleeping on the damp ground.”On March 12, Amanda Dausman wrote to “Mr. and Mrs. Bickel, Dear...
Dates: 1862-1863

George Edward Finney, Civil War diary transcript

 Collection — Folder S2863
Identifier: S2863
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typed transcription of Finney's pocket diary, which dates from January 1-December 31, 1863. Finney records in brief entries the daily activities of his military unit. The entires provide comments on camp life, Finney's duties, trips away from his military unit (including visits to Indianapolis and with his family), destinations of marches, visiting officers, and rumors of victory and defeat. Among specific events reported are the witnessing of a court martial, the...
Dates: 1863

George H. Martling Civil War diary

 Collection — Folder S908
Identifier: S0908
Scope and Contents This collection includes one diary from George H. Martling ranging from 1863 to 1864 regarding the Civil War.
Dates: 1863-1864