Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:
Collection — Folder S123
Collection — Folder S198
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Folder 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...
Collection — Multiple Containers
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...
Collection — Folder S308
Collection — Box 1
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.
Collection — Folder S258
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.
Collection — Folder 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."
Collection — Folder 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.