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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:

Jerry Moreau collection

 Collection — Folder S1324
Identifier: S1324
Scope and Contents This collection includes Jerry Moreau's June 9, 1861 letter to his wife Amanda with the envelope and two pieces of a Confederate battle flag, plus two small newspaper clippings from 1902 about the fragments of the Rebel flag. Jerry wrote: "Webster, Va., June 9, 1861, My Darling wife and babes. In my last I told you we were every moment listening for the sound of cannon from Philippa. I had no more than dropped your letter in the office than sure enough the sound of artillery like a...
Dates: 1861 and 1902

John C. Anderson letters

 Collection — Folder S025
Identifier: S0025
Scope and Contents This collection includes two letters. and an accompanying typed transcript, from John C. Anderson in Murfreesboro and Chattanooga, Tennessee to his brother, James L. Anderson in La Porte, Indiana on January 15, 1863 and October 10, 1863, regarding army life and the battles at Murfreesboro and Chattanooga during the American Civil War.
Dates: 1863

John Dragoo collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S0374
Scope and Contents Collection consists primarily of Civil War letters, other correspondence, newspaper clippings, writings, and receipts from John Dragoo and the Dragoo family in Indiana, West Virginia, Virginia, Maryland, Oklahoma, and Washington, D.C. ranging from 1861 to 1929, regarding military service, current events, family news, and daily life.
Dates: 1861-1929

John Ferguson letters

 Collection — Folder S3071
Identifier: S3071
Scope and Contents The collection includes two letters sent from Ferguson to his wife from Arkansas in 1863. The letters describe activities in the regiment and the possibility of re-enlisting for three more years, as well as the experiences of living in Arkansas.

Item listing:

Aug. 26, 1863 ALS from Ferguson to wife Matilda, sent from Devil’s Bluff [Backbone], Ark.

Dec. 18, 1863 ALS from Ferguson to wife Matilda, sent from Pine Bluff, Ark.
Dates: 1863

John G. Clark papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1839
Scope and Contents This collection consists of five folders, with the first four containing business records of John G. Clark ranging from 1856 to 1878. The bulk of the collection consists of documents related to land purchased by Clark located near Humboldt, Eureka, and Wyandotte, Kansas and Beatrice and Brownsville, Nebraska that was originally obtained by states as part of the Agricultural College Act (the Morrill Land Grant College Act) of July 2, 1862. Other records include two bank deposit books,...
Dates: 1856-1926

John J. Traub letters

 Collection — Folder S1320
Identifier: S1320
Scope and Contents These two original Civil War letters were both written in ink to "Brother George" from John Traub. The oldest letter is dated June 7, 1863, from Murfreesboro, Tennessee. He said that he was sorry to hear William was sick, and hoped it was not small pox. He wrote: "I think if Gen. Grant succeeds in taking Vicksburg and the Army in there it will not be long in the putting down this rebellion for that is one of their main strongholds and will give our armies down there a chance to cooperate with...
Dates: 1863-1864

John K. Benefiel collection

 Collection — Folder S0103
Identifier: S0103
Scope and Contents The collection contains a copy of the diary of John K. Benefiel, of the 46th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers. The diary discussed camp life and its hardships, the weather, troop movements, the re-election of Abraham Lincoln as reflected in the vote among the regiments. Regiments from Louisiana, Maine, Iowa, Ohio, New York, and Indiana are mentioned. The diary features an index in the back with Military units, boats, persons, and places.
Dates: 1864

John L. Ketcham collection

 Collection — Folder S2469
Identifier: S2469
Scope and Contents The collection contains five letters written by John L. Ketcham to his children relating to family matters and service during the U.S. Civil War, ranging from 1852 to 1869. There are also newspaper clippings relating to Ketcham and members of his family (circa 1898-1910, undated) and 2 programs from Wabash College (1862-1863).
Dates: 1852-1910, undated

John M. Godown collection

Identifier: L098
Scope and Contents The collection includes John Godown’s Civil War letters to his fiancée, Francis Fairbank of Lowell, Massachusetts, while he was in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia and letters written from a Confederate prison camp in South Carolina during 1864–1865. Included are reminiscences by Godown of his early life and Civil War years, as well as reminiscences of his daughter Mary Godown McLaughlin, of growing up in Indianapolis.Also included is a field...
Dates: 1861-1951

John R. Wilson letter and pass

 Collection — Folder S3351
Identifier: S3351
Scope and Contents This collection includes an 1862 letter written by John R. Wilson from Camp Dennison and sent to his wife in Muskingum County, Ohio. The heading of the letter gives the date as "Wednesday the 24/ 62." Since John enlisted with his regiment on August 26th, the letter was most likely written in September. In the letter he mentions helping organize a prayer meeting and spending time with the sick. The letter was with a victory envelope addressed to Wilson at Memphis, Tennessee and stamped with a...
Dates: 1862-1864