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Garret Smith Ainsworth Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M194
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Garrett Smith Ainsworth's memorandum book (diary), October 2, 1860-Dec. 31, 1861; diary, Jan. 1, 1862-April 28, 1863; and pocket diary, Aug. 24, 1862-April 27, 1863. They mainly recount his experiences while a private in Company A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, United States Army. Included are details of conditions in camp, particularly accidents and illness among the troops, especially the malaria from which Ainsworth suffered. He discusses day-to-day...
Dates: 1860-1863

Klaus & Elisabeth C. Speer Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M352
Abstract

Personal diaries of Elisabeth Speer, family Christmas letters, and scrapbook of newspaper clippings concerning Civil Rights Movement in Mississippi.

Dates: circa 1963-1965

Thomas Spight Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M47
Scope and Contents This collection consists of fifteen handwritten letters, three pages from Thomas Spight's diary, two envelopes and a death announcement for Mattie Gilliam. Eight of the letters are dated from December 14, 1860, to February 5, 1865, and were written by Thomas Spight to Virginia Barnett, his cousin, whom he later married. Spight wrote the letters while serving in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The letters were written from encampments in Mississippi, Kentucky, Georgia, and possibly...
Dates: June 1858-November 1887