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Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander Black papers

 Collection — Folder S123
Identifier: S0123
Scope and Contents This collection includes a diary from Alexander Black in Indiana ranging from 1865/01/01 to 1868/10/24 regarding his life as a soldier.

Andrew Bush papers

 Collection — Folder S198
Identifier: S0198
Scope and Contents This collection includes typed copies from Andrew Bush in Indiana ranging from 1862-1865 regarding family matters and life as a Civil War soldier.

B. J. Warden Battle of Gettysburg personal narrative

 Collection — Folder S1361
Identifier: 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...

Caroline Depew Williamson manuscript

 Collection — Folder S1432
Identifier: S1432
Scope and Contents This three-page, typed manuscript is entitled "Recollections of My Childhood Days," written by Caroline Depew Williamson on January 3, 1897, when she was 86 years old. She begins with her birth in Virginia and move to Indiana when she was twelve years old. Caroline tells about the hazardous journey in November and December 1822. After a short stay in Paoli, the family moved to Orleans. She attended a subscription school, where her favorite teacher was Mr. Proctor. At the age of 16, she became a...

Charles L. White diary

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: S1390
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a World War I diary, a photograph, and other items from Charles L. White, ranging from 1918 to 1919, during World War I. The diary contains White's account of military life, including trials of army life in France, specifically mentioning the food, weather, and living conditions. There are also a photocopy and a typed transcript copy of the diary, as well as a small photograph, positive print and negative, of a soldier, a document to his mother, and a French war bond...

D. P. Craig collection

 Collection — Folder S308
Identifier: S0308
Scope and Contents This collection includes autographed, signed letters from D. P. Craig in Indiana and elsewhere ranging from 1857 to 1863 regarding family matters and life as a soldier.

Dorothea Falls Larsen collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: L417
Scope and Contents The collection consists primarily of the diaries of Letha Falls (1941-1953). Also included are family correspondence, letters written by a serviceman to Dorothea Falls from Europe during World War II, photographs, and genealogical information.

Eli H. Clampitt papers

 Collection — Folder S258
Identifier: S0258
Scope and Contents This collection includes photocopies of autographed, signed letters and autographed and typed transcripts of letters from Eli H. Clampitt in Indiana and Civil War locations ranging from 1861 to 1866 regarding family business and army life.

Elias Kizer collection

 Collection — Folder S1433
Identifier: S1433
Scope and Contents This two-page, typed manuscript was written by Elias Kizer in Indiana on June 9, 1866, the year before he died. He recounted his early life in a log cabin in Indiana and the hardships he endured. He stated that the hardest times were when the children were small. He raised flax for his wife to spin and weave in order to make their clothing. They did not have much time to go to church, because he went hunting on Sunday. Elias wrote: "with all those hardships we kept in good spirits."

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.