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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:

Henry L. and Solon R. Soper collection

 Collection — Folder S1219
Identifier: S1220
Scope and Contents There are two items in this collection. The oldest item is a land grant from President John Quincy Adams for Henry L. Soper, of Queensville, Jennings County, Indiana. The document is dated May 7, 1828. The second item is a small, leather-bound diary written mostly in pencil by Lieutenant Solen R. Soper, who was in the 9th Indiana Legion. This was a 30-days unit enlisted in 1862. Solen guarded prisoners at Camp Morton and then on a Mississippi River boat, during which time this diary was...
Dates: 1828, 1862

Henry L. Waldrip collection

 Collection — Folder S1348
Identifier: S1348
Scope and Contents This letter is written in ink on both sides of the small piece of paper. Henry Lingle Waldrip wrote to his cousin Francis Marion Cowherd on March 23, 1862, giving "Tenn. River" as his location. Henry wrote: "My health is tolerable good but am afflicted with the same disease I was when we left home ... We are told that the whole rebels are fortifying within 40 miles of us. We understand they have 100,000 but I would advise them to evacuate and move back to island No. 10 for we are going to march...
Dates: 1862

Hook family papers

 Collection — Folder S0680
Identifier: S0680
Scope and Contents This collection contains letters written by John M. Hook to his brother, Matthias, from 1861 to 1863 while serving in G Company, 6th Indiana Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The collection also includes a letter written in 1863 to Matthias Hook from Banner Davis, a man serving in the same unit as John. Other items in the collection are a letter written by Margaret Hook from Des Moines, Iowa in 1851; Bartholomew County, Indiana tax receipts paid by Mathias Hook (1853,...
Dates: 1851-1937

Hugh D. Gallagher papers

 Collection — Folder S0498
Identifier: S0498
Scope and Contents This collection contains typewritten copies of correspondence and military papers of Bernard F. Mullen and Hugh D. Gallagher from the U.S. Civil War. Ranging from November 20, 1863 to February 1, 1865, the copies include circulars, special orders, and a partial letter sent by Col. Mullen to Gallagher; a letter from Assistant Surgeon G. A. Kunker regarding Mullen's illness; 2 letters sent by Gallagher to his brother and sister; and military orders sent to Gallagher by Lt. Col. A. G. Tassin from...
Dates: 1863-1865

I.H.C. Royse diary

 Collection — Folder S1814
Identifier: S1814
Scope and Contents This collection includes one Civil War diary from I.H.C Royse in ranging from 1862-1863.
Dates: 1862-1863

J. B. Gilberts collection

 Collection — Folder S0513
Identifier: S0513
Scope and Contents This collection includes a diary from J. B. Gilberts in Virginia, Georgia, Tennessee, and other places, ranging from August 8, 1862 to July 4, 1865 regarding military life and his experiences during the U.S. Civil War. There is also a map entitled “Battlefields of The Civil War” published by the National Geographic Magazine, April 1961 and an undated photograph of Gilbert as an old man, taken at Maxwell & Estell studio in Richmond, Indiana.
Dates: 1862-1865

J. C. Thompson collection

 Collection — Folder S1303
Identifier: S1303
Scope and Contents The first item is an original letter on letterhead with "Our Union Defenders" and a picture of a soldier beside a cannon and stacked rifles. The letter was written in ink on January 30, 1862, from Lebanon, Kentucky, to J. C. Thompson's son Wesley, in Gilead, Miami County, Indiana. J. C. tells about the Battle of Mill Springs, in which General Felix Kirk Zollicoffer was killed on January 19, 1862. He wrote that the Confederates "run like wild horses running over and crippling one another in...
Dates: 1862-1957

Jack K. Carmichael collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0223
Scope and Contents Folder one is letters of Edmond Harrell and others, written from 1861 until 1893. Harrell was a soldier in the Civil War, assigned to Company B, 50th Indiana Volunteers. The collection includes a list of Eastin Family births, 1847 - 1884. Folder two is letters written from 1834 to 1892. One of the correspondents was Civil War soldier, Napoleon Bonaparte Newkirk, a corporal in Company G, 50th Indiana Volunteers. Included in the collection are recipes and an October 1887 wedding...
Dates: 1834-1893

Jacob Harlan collection

 Collection — Folder S0590
Identifier: S0590
Scope and Contents This collection includes two typed transcripts of a diary by Jacob Harlan ranging from 1863 to 1865 regarding his military service during the U.S. Civil War.
Dates: 1863-1865, 1918

Jacob K. Smith collection

 Collection — Folder S1207
Identifier: S1207
Scope and Contents This collection includes a photocopy of a diary from Jacob K. Smith in Iowa ranging from April 1864 to November 1864 regarding Iowa Infantry during the Civil War.
Dates: 1864