United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S267
Scope and Contents This collection includes seven letters from members of Alan Cloe's family, beginning in 1858 and concluding with a letter written in 1945. The first letter from John Frazier in Dublin, Indiana, was to his children and grandchildren, and was addressed to Joseph Hussey in Carmel, Indiana. He wrote: "we are getting very fearful of bank notes as banks are breaking." John Hussey wrote four letters during his Civil War service, in 1861 and 1862, from Kentucky. He served in Company F, 10th...
Dates: 1858-1873, 1945
Collection — Folder S018
Scope and Contents This collection contains the diary of Albert Alyea. Included in the diary are notes about the birth and death dates of his family, his accounts with various stores, weather reports, his barn raising, and accounts of what he sold to other individuals. Alyea also uses the diary to write about his time spent in the Union Army during the Civil War. The diary also contains several additional items, including a newspaper clipping about new fishing laws, a real estate appraisal, and a newspaper...
Collection — Folder S0556
Scope and Contents This typed paper of Alfred Gude’s Civil War experiences tells of the awful conditions as a Union prisoner, of his three attempted escapes, and his final successful escape from Confederate captivity. After two years of hard fighting, Alfred was captured on May 3, 1863, near Rome, Georgia, by General Nathan Bedford Forrest and General Rody. As prisoners, the Union soldiers were sent to Atlanta, and then shipped to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. In Libby, they were closely guarded for a...
Collection — Multiple Containers
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.
Scope and Contents The collection consists of Aurelius Willoughby's Civil War diaries ranging from 1861 to 1865. Also included are discharge papers, memorabilia, and personal business papers dating from 1864 to 1917 and a manuscript history of Company H. 39th Indiana with photographs, circa 1910. The collection also includes 2 tintypes of Aurelius Willoughby, 32 cartes-de-visite depicting landmarks in Washington D.C., Georgia, and Niagra Falls, in addition to two portraits of Confederate General T. R. R. Cobb and...
Collection — Folder S1361
Scope and Contents The collection contains one document on three full sheets and one half sheet of green paper detailing B. J. Warden’s experience at the Battle of Gettysburg during the U.S. Civil War, July 1-4, 1863.July 1, 1863 B. J. Warden was in the 4th Brigade under John R. Brook, 1st Division, 2nd Corps. The men came from Centerville across the Potomac River. He was not in the first day’s fighting, on July 1, because they stopped for muster so payrolls could be made out. They arrived in...
Collection — Folder S0051
Scope and Contents This collection includes a series of photocopied letters primarily between Daniel Bailiff and his wife, Harriet. The correspondence spans from 15 December 1861 to 10 August 1864. In addition, the collection has a copy of Bailiff’s discharge certificate from the Union Army, a brief history of Bailiff’s church, a money order from Bailiff to his brother, obituaries of Bailiff and his wife, and two newspaper articles about Bailiff’s son, Winthrop.
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence written by Elias W. H. Beck to his wife and father-in-law Samuel Milroy during the Mexican-American War and the Civil War. Also included are letters written from Walter Beck to Frances Keith during the Philippine Insurrections; Beck’s photography from the Philippines and Japan is also included.
Collection — Folder S010
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters written by Ben Albert to his brother in 1862. Albert discusses life in the army, sending money and clothing home, and family life. Both letters are photocopied from the original. Due to the poor quality of the copy, transcripts are available.
Collection — Folder S3065
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopy of a diary from Benjamin Franklin Askren in Nashville, Tennessee ranging from January 1 to June 10, 1864 regarding troop movements, soldiers in their free time, their duties, inspections and drills and his facial wound and his eventual decision to live during the U.S. Civil War.