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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 485 Collections and/or Records:

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

Sons of Liberty newspaper clipping

 Collection — Folder S1618
Identifier: S1618
Scope and Contents This collection comrpises one newspaper sheet, printed on both sides, of the Indianapolis Daily Journal on August 2, 1864 regarding the exposure of the Sons of Liberty as an anti-Lincoln group of men in the Midwest. The report identifies the society's leadership, goals, rituals, and passwords.
Dates: 1864

Stacy H. Cogswell collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0279
Scope and Contents The first folder of the collection contains materials related to Mr. Cogswells membership in the G.A.R., such as by-law booklets and notices of reunions. The second folder contains Mr. Cogswell's correspondence with the Department of the Interior, fellow war veterans and congressmen in his efforts to obtain and increase his Civil War pension.
Dates: 1864-1909

Steamboat Sultana waybill

 Collection — Folder S2326
Identifier: S2326
Scope and Contents This collection includes an "original waybill of the good steamboat Sultana" from W.W. Hanly in Cincinnati, Ohio, on April 9, 1863 regarding the sale of the steamboat Sultana.
Dates: 1863/04/09

Stereograph cards collection

Identifier: P057
Scope and Contents This collection includes stereograph cards from C. L. Jenney and Company, Frank M. Lackey, and R. Gordon in Indianapolis, Indiana and Sterro-Photo Co. in Dolgeville, New York, ranging from circa 1861 to 1916 regarding an enacted scene of a Union soldier leaving and returning to his paramour during the U.S. Civil War; the Indiana centennial pageant in Riverside Park in Indianapolis in October, 1916; and the exterior and interior of Pierce-Vinton-Krull house in Indianapolis.
Dates: circa 1861-1916

Subordinate Union Club of Indiana collection

 Collection — Folder S2613
Identifier: S2613
Scope and Contents This collection includes a charter for the Subordinate Union Club No. 6 issued by the Subordinate Union Club of Indiana in Indianapolis, dated June 16, 1862, authorizing present officers and members in Illinois to “do and perform all and every such acts and things appertaining to the U.C. organization, as have been and ought to be done for the safety and support of the Union...” The document has a handwritten notation at the top from J. H. Oakwood on May 29, 1890. There is also a transcript...
Dates: 1862-1863