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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 112 Collections and/or Records:

Benjamin Franklin Askren diary

 Collection — Folder S3065
Identifier: 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.
Dates: 1864

C. L. Armstrong papers

 Collection — Folder S2679
Identifier: S2679
Scope and Contents This collection includes an autographed signed letter from C. L. Armstrong in Indianapolis, Indiana on 1864/09/04 regarding family life, the war, his desire to have his wife return from her visit to her parents and the arrest of Harrison H. Dodd, Order of American Knights, in Indianapolis and his incarceration in an iron cage at the soldier's home.
Dates: 1864/09/04

Captain William D. Wilson collection

 Collection — Folder S1415
Identifier: S1415
Scope and Contents This collection includes three handwritten Civil War documents, an 1895 handwritten letter from General James Longstreet, and a bound, typed manuscript (13 pages) of the personal recollections of William D. Wilson, drum major, 129th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, from Cahttanoogo to Atlanta, Savannah, Richmond and Washington. The 129th Illinois was attached to the First Brigade, 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps. The Civil War documents include a description of William, who was 17...
Dates: 1863-1865 and 1895

Clore and Garr family letters

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0503
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of letters written by the Clore and Garr families ranging from 1844-1879. The correspondence contains discussions about the weather, crops, family news, and the Civil War. Many of the letters were sent to John and Ann Garr by Ann's parents and siblings. They also received letters from their daughter, Mary; John's brother, Franklin; and his sister, Priscilla (1844-1866). The collection also contains family correspondence to and from James O. Garr (1868-1879).
Dates: 1844-1879

Daniel H. Chandler collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0248
Scope and Contents This collection consists of the handwritten Civil War memoirs of Chandler as well as a letter written to Chandler from his son George detailing George’s visit to the sites of battles in which Chandler participated. Chandler’s memoirs are the basis for "History of the Fifth Indiana Battery" by D. D. Holm.
Dates: 1895, undated

Daniel Hughes papers

 Collection — Folder S699
Identifier: S0699
Scope and Contents This collection includes a mimeographed of a typed transcript, a carbon copy of a typed page and a photocopied autographed page from Daniel Hughes and Claud McDaniel in Indiana, Texas and elsewhere ranging from 1861 to 1960 regarding Civil War, daily life in the army, furlough and a history of the 25th Regiment Indiana Volunteers.
Dates: 1862/10/13-1863/08/09

David L. Elliott collection

Identifier: L051
Scope and Contents The collection contains U.S. Civil War materials of David L. Elliott. Included are family correspondence, discharge papers, family photographs, bible, receipts, distribution rolls, certificates, ribbons of reunions, political campaign badges, and a Civil War diary (1864–1865). The collection also contains a history of the Battle of Chickamauga by Captain J.C. McElroy. There is also an 1865 muster-out roll for the 75th Regiment and Warren County postmaster appointment certificates from 1898 and...
Dates: 1845-1910

Edmund Engle Civil War diaries and papers

Identifier: L410
Scope and Contents The collection contains photostats of muster rolls, a marriage license, and other government papers of Captain Edmund Engle ranging from 1856 to 1880. Along with the official military documents, the collection also contains four diaries written by Engle. The diaries span from 1864 to 1866 and focuses primarily on his day-to-day activities like marching, encampment, and the general health of other soldiers.
Dates: 1856-1880

Edward Henderson letters

 Collection — Folder S632
Identifier: S0632
Scope and Contents This collection includes two short letters from Edward Henderson to his wife, Cathern (Catherine ?), from Camp Narrows, Giles County, Virginia during the U.S. Civil War, dated April 14 and December 12, 1864, regarding his well being and his living conditions. In his first letter, he mentions moving up Wolf Creek, then to Princeton, and Red Sulphur and that Beckley's Battalion is with them. In his second letter, Henderson mentions the cold weather, the food, and the "scarcity of clothing."
Dates: 1864

Edward L. Andrews letter

 Collection — Folder S027
Identifier: S0027
Scope and Contents This collection includes a letter from Edward L. Andrews in Indianapolis, Indiana to his mother, Sarah E. Andrews, on June 14, 1863 regarding watch duties, the capturing of Confederates, and treason while serving with the Union army during the American Civil War.
Dates: 1863/06/14