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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:

Edward S. Scott journal

 Collection — Folder S1154
Identifier: S1154
Scope and Contents The collection includes a signed, typed transcript of Edward S. Scott’s journal, dated February 9-18, 1864, describing his attempted escape from Libby Prison in Richmond Virginia through the Yankee tunnel with over 100 other prisoners of war.
Dates: 1864

Ellis Lawrence personal narrative

 Collection — Folder S0811
Identifier: S0811
Scope and Contents This collection contains a handwritten account by Ellis Lawrence, dated September 13, 1862, describing his experiences during the "Siege of Cincinnati" in the Civil War. Due to his Quaker faith, Lawrence refused to participate in any military activity for the defense of the city. His account describes the beliefs of the Quakers and his arrest, detainment and treatment by the guards during his short confinement during September 10-13, 1862.
Dates: 1862/09/13

Erasmus C. Gilbreath, Civil War account

 Collection — Folder S2594
Identifier: S2594
Scope and Contents This collection contains a photocopy of the Civil War account of Erasmus C. Gilbreath dated January 16, 1898.
Dates: 1898/01/16

Flavius Josephus Bellamy collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0100
Scope and Contents The collection consists of diaries, letters, newspaper clippings, certificate, and discharge paper.The diary in Folder 1 mentions battles at Gettysburg and Williamsport, with detailed listings of troop movements.The letters in Folder 2 were sent to his parents and sisters Sarah and Eliza, among others. These are very detailed, and usually mention the location from which he writes, and how close it is to another city. It also contains a card with pictures of the...
Dates: 1861-1864

Franklin P. Waggoner diary excerpts

 Collection — Folder S1346
Identifier: S1346
Scope and Contents This 10-page manuscript entitled "Franklin Was A Unionman," was typed by Miss Alma Shufflebarger, Box 117, Bastian, Virginia, on February 27, 1961. She included Franklin's letters and diary entries along with her own narrative. Miss Shufflebarger kept the original spelling and punctuation in Franklin's letters to his wife as well as his diary entries. Franklin disagreed with the Southern states, but nevertheless enlisted in the Confederate Army. More than once, Franklin deserted, stayed home...
Dates: 1862-1864

General William Harrison Kemper papers

Identifier: S0769
Scope and Contents This collection contains items related to General William Harrison Kemper's Civil War service including his army diary dated from April 22, 1861 to August 3, 1861, a list of volunteers from Decatur County, Indiana who enlisted in Company B, 7th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Kemper's discharge certificate from the regiment dated August 2, 1861, Kemper's certificates of promotion to assistant surgeon from February, 1863, and his discharge from service certificate dated May 5,1863. Also included...
Dates: 1854-1922

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...
Dates: 1861-1865

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.
Dates: undated

George M. Collins, Civil War diary

 Collection — Folder S3271
Identifier: S3271
Scope and Contents This collection contains the Civil War diary (photocopy) of George M. Collins. It begins on January 13, 1865 and continues until July 15, 1865. There are a few sporadic entries and notes after that date. In his diary, Collins discusses life in the camps, hunger, sickness, disease, his desire to return home, and the capture of Jefferson Davis. He also commented on the people, particularly slaves, that he meets during his service. The diary also includes his monthly expenditures for June and...
Dates: 1864-1865

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,...
Dates: 1863