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Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Asa E. Sample diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1136
Scope and Contents This collection includes 3 folders containing a photocopy of a 117-page diary from Asa E. Sample of Knightstown, Indiana, ranging from December 9, 1862 to December 21, 1863 regarding his experiences during the Civil War as an enlisted soldier with the 54th Infantry Regiment, Company E.

August Leich collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2209
Scope and Contents This collection contains news clippings from Columbus, Evansville and Rockport, Indiana newspapers ranging from 1917 to 1929 regarding U.S. Civil War veterans and the Grand Army of the Republic (G.A.R.) and includes oversize items. The collection also contains three volumes created by August Leich regarding the G.A. R. and Company F, 24th Indiana Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Volume 1 contains registration records from the Department of the Indiana G.A.R. annual encampment at...

Ben Price letters

 Collection — Folder S1081
Identifier: S1081
Scope and Contents This collection includes seven letters and one military order, all of which are photocopies. The one-page Special Order No. 58 was issued February 5, 1864, from Indianapolis, and stated that R. H. Barnes was physically disqualified from active service, and was detailed as temporary steward to the U.S. hospital in Indianapolis. Assistant Acting Surgeon John M. Kitchen, in charge of the City General Hospital, signed the order. R. H. Barnes wrote a letter on February 6, 1864, to...

Civil War, Vicksburg letter

 Collection — Folder S2691
Identifier: S2691
Scope and Contents This collection includes one letter from an unknown soldier in Vicksburg, Mississippi from June 6, 1863 regarding the Siege of Vicksburg from May-June 1863.

George B. Marshall collection

 Collection — Folder S2192
Identifier: S2192
Scope and Contents In December 1912, George B. Marshall drafted this 77-page, handwritten reminiscence of his Civil War years at the request of his wife Clara, to whom he dedicated "this sketch." He wrote about Cumberland Gap in the spring of 1862, about Vicksburg in 1863, about being a hospital patient in New Orleans, about being in Florida and Texas in 1864, and Louisiana in 1865. On page 6, he wrote about seeing his brother marching toward Perrysville, Kentucky. Later, his brother was a prisoner of the...

George Dudley Stratton letters and diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S2908
Scope and Contents The collection consists of photocopies of letters written by Sergeant George Stratton, 66th Indiana Regiment, Company B, to his family, 1862-1865. The second folder includes a newspaper clipping on the Stratton family and three pages of Stratton family genealogy notes. The third folder consists of a typed and bound photocopy of Stratton's personal diary from January 1, 1865-May 24 1865 transcribed by Robert B. Scott.

George M. Rogers diary

 Collection — Folder S1809
Identifier: S1809
Scope and Contents This collection includes a diary created by George M. Rogers regarding his experiences of the Siege of Vicksburg from May 5, 1863 to July 4, 1863. The diary starts on May 1, 1863, with his regiment marching to Milliken Bend near Richmond, Louisiana. Rogers describes his participation as a skirmisher in the Battle of Black River on May 18, 1863; his participation in the Union assaults on Vicksburg starting on May 22, 1863; his participation in the Battle of Milliken's Bend on June 7,...

James McLaughlin papers

 Collection — Folder S2504
Identifier: S2504
Scope and Contents This collection consists of photocopies of three letters from or about James McLaughlin ranging from 1863 to 1865, during his military service in the U.S. Civil War. The first letter dated May 11, 1863 is a handwritten transcription of McLaughlin's missive to his father and wife, Phebe, concerning running the blockage at Vicksburg. The second document is communication from Major J.C. Robinson at Raleigh, North Carollina, dated April 24, 1864, to the trustees of the 3rd Ward, Zanesville, Ohio,...

John A. Botts poem

 Collection — Folder S1037
Identifier: S1037
Scope and Contents This collection includes an eleven stanza poem written by John A. Botts and dated June 12, 1863. The poem relates the movement and actions of Company C, 59th Indiana Regiment during the Vicksburg campaign of the U.S. Civil War. At the end of the poem there is a note dated June 25, 1863 from William Owen to Mary Owen that says, "Mary I send you this poetry and if you get it I want you to take good Cear [care] of it till I come home."

Louis W. Knobe collection

 Collection — Folder S1438
Identifier: S1438
Scope and Contents This collection includes a journal of Civil War reminiscences written by Louis W. Knobe in March of 1866, recounting battles fought by the 18th Indiana Infantry Regiment between 1861 and 1863, based on notes he wrote on the battlefield. The battles recounted in the volume include: Pea Ridge, March 6-8, 1862 (pages 24-27); Magnolia Hill, May 1, 1863 (pages 28-30); Champion Hill and Black River, May 16-17, 1863 (pages 31-32); Vicksburg, May 19-July 4, 1863 (pages 33-45); Jackson, Mississippi,...