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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 479 Collections and/or Records:

Sangster family collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1954
Scope and Contents Collection S1954 is composed of photocopies of 72 items, most of which are letters between members of the Sangster family and families into which it had married. Families include Sangster, Willis, Norris, Bryce, Shirk, and Walls. Family matters (e.g., weddings, illnesses, and births) and family business affairs (e.g., applying for a school board salary increase, applying for a widow's pension, applying for a veteran's pension) provide the majority of subjects. Letters of special note include...
Dates: 1839-1942

Sarah F. Baker letters

 Collection — Folder S0057
Identifier: S0057
Scope and Contents This collection contains three letters written by Sarah F. Baker to her cousin Lib. The letters concern social, political, and familial matters that are primarily related to the Civil War.
Dates: 1863-1864

Sarah J. Robinson letter

 Collection — Folder S2667
Identifier: S2667
Scope and Contents This collection includes a typewritten copy of a June 4, 1865 letter written by Mrs. S. J. Robinson from the United States Christian Commission home in Vicksburg, Mississippi and sent to Mrs. M. J. Dinwiddie at Crown Point, Indiana. In the letter she shares her recent experiences, including her trips to the McPherson and her interactions with "Rebels" and "Seceshia" ladies, and also expresses her appreciation for money she received from Mrs. Dinwiddie.
Dates: 1865/06/04

Schuyler Colfax collection

Identifier: L036
Scope and Contents The majority of the collection consists of Schuyler Colfax's correspondence from 1841 to 1884 regarding Whig and Republican Party politics in Indiana and nationally. Also included are letters from Indiana officers in the U.S. Civil War regarding promotions and assignments; Colfax's letters on routine business as Speaker of the House and Vice President; his letters regarding speaking engagements; letters to his wife regarding his role in the "Credit Mobilier" affair in 1875; and letters...
Dates: 1782-1970

Sebastian S. Miller papers

 Collection — Folder S0961
Identifier: S0961
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of correspondence and documents regarding Sebastian S. Miller's claim for an invalid pension due to rheumatism that he developed as a result of his service during the Civil War. Ranging from 1878 to 1887, the collection contains correspondence from the Pension Office of the Department of the Interior and affidavits from physicians, fellow soldiers, and acquaintances. Also included are photocopies of a letter sent to Catherine Miller from the National...
Dates: 1878-1887

Seely Jayne papers

 Collection — Folder S0716
Identifier: S0716
Scope and Contents This collection includes letters from Seely Jayne to his wife Charlotte "Lottie" Jayne during his enlistment in the Union army ranging from 1861 to 1862. There is also a letter to his daughter, Ida M. (Jayne) Weaver to the War Department regarding her father's death during the Civil War on January 26, 1889, a tintype photograph of Seely Jayne, and two lyrics sheets with patriotic songs.
Dates: 1861-1862, 1889

Shepardson family papers

Identifier: S2696
Scope and Contents The collection includes Otis Shepardon's land and business documents from Vermont and LaGrange County (1819-1843); letters of Pliny and Lorenzo Dow Shepardson from Washington and Oregon (1855-1872); Samuel Shepardson's Civil War letters from Kentucky and Tennessee (1861-1864); Elijah Shepardson's letters from St. Louis (1867-1893); Susan Freligh's letters home while visiting Washington and Oregon (1896-1897) and a printed family history.
Dates: 1819-1907

Siege of Corinth, Civil War letter

 Collection — Folder S2617
Identifier: S2617
Scope and Contents This collection includes a single letter created by an unidentified Union soldier on May 19, 1862 regarding his experience at the Siege of Corinth, which took place from April 29th to May 30th, 1862. The letter specifically discusses the soldier's health, his regiment's movements, the weather, his experience on pickett, and his thoughts on his commanding officers and what the Union army will do next.
Dates: 1862

Silas Clark, Civil War letters

 Collection — Folder S2162
Identifier: S2162
Scope and Contents For the most part, the collection consists of both positive and negative images of letters written by Silas Clark to David Williams and David Charters from 1861 to 1865. Little attention is given to camp life, the emphasis falling more to details of battle. Specific geographic references are given (e.g. Grafton, city of Buchanan, Huttonville, Clarksburgh, Wheeling, Rich Mountain, Monogahela River, Pensacola) although the names of states are commonly omitted. Names of persons are also provided...
Dates: 1861-1865

Soldiers Relief Society records book

 Collection — Folder S2406
Identifier: S2406
Scope and Contents This collection includes a bound volume containing the records of the Soldiers Relief Society of La Porte County, Indiana ranging from 1861 to 1865. The book was created circa 1894 by Arthur W. Cochran from a 1869 copy made by his mother, H.V. (Andrew) Cochran, a member and assistant to the secretary of the society. The book contains the organization's constitution and an article about the society written for publication by the secretary. During the U.S. Civil War, the society sent a total of...
Dates: circa 1894