United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 466 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S727
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....
Collection — Folder 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
Collection — Folder 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....
Collection — Folder 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
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...
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder S908