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John Q. Adams Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M48
Scope and Contents Thirteen letters written in May, June, and July 1862 by John Q. Adams to his wife Sarah ("Kate") from military campsites at Shiloh, Tenn., and in northern Mississippi, specifically the areas of Pope, Farmington, Corinth, Booneville and Big Springs. The letters contain information concerning family matters and letters Adams received from and wrote to other people. Throughout the letters he gives information about the life of a soldier, quotes prices in a local store, writes about foraging for...
Dates: May 11, 1862-July 20, 1862

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

Granville W. and Mary Caroline Belcher Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M42
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 69 letters, dated from February 2, 1862 to June 28, 1864, from Granville W. Belcher to his wife, Mary Caroline Belcher. Ten (10) letters, dated from January 13/18, 1862 to August 26, 1864, between Mary Caroline; her brother, Washington Dickinson; her nephew, William H. Dickinson; Granville; and Granville's brother Charles Belcher make up the remainder of the collection. Granville and Washinton served in the Virginia 57th Infantry Regiment, William was...
Dates: January 13, 1862-August 26, 1864

Andrew and Mary E. Burwell Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M100
Abstract

Original and photocopies of letters predominately between Mary E. and Andrew Burwell. A handful of letters are to Andrew’s family. Also in the collection are a photocopy of a lock of hair and poems.

Dates: September 1864-July 1865; Undated

P.H. Craven Letters

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Identifier: M254
Form of Material Photocopies and transcripts of letters written by P.H. Craven to his mother. The letters written between April 20, 1861 and August 14, 1862 discuss Craven's service with the 19th Virginia Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, in such locales as Harper's Ferry, Culpepper Court House, Richmond, Fairfax Court House, and camps near Mechanicsville, Yorktown, and the Chickahominy River. Other letters, dated 1859 and 1865, were written from Franklin, Virginia.The original letters are in...
Dates: 1859-1865

Rufus R. Dawes Letters

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Identifier: M30
Abstract

Letters from Union Brigadier General Dawes concerning the Battle of Gettysburg.

Dates: 1893

Hugh Carroll Dickson Civil War Letters

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Identifier: M256
Abstract

Photocopies and transcripts of 8 letters written by a soldier in Company "C" of the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.

Dates: 1861-1864

Harry R. Godman Letters

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Identifier: M112
Abstract

Letters to Godman in Terry, Mississippi regarding Civil War and Reconstruction.

Dates: September 15, 1863-January 29, 1873

Alexander and Joseph Thomas Greer Papers

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Identifier: M192
Abstract

Service records and family documents of two Union soldiers from Pennsylvania.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1862-1865; 1873-1877

John Wesley Hollensed Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M34
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 22 letters. Originals, copies, and transcriptions are included. The letters were written between March 21, 1860, and November 6, 1864, by John Wesley Hollensed to his wife, Nancy King Hollensed, in Brookhaven, Mississippi. John's letters regularly express his love and devotion to his wife and children. He pleads for letters from home and seems desperate for news of family and friends. Hollensed speaks of his health and his desire to come home on...
Dates: 1960-1864

Andrew J. Patrick Letter

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Identifier: M106
Scope and Contents A letter dated October 15, 1862, from Andrew J. Patrick near Holly Springs, Mississippi, to his father and his wife. To his father he writes about the October 3-4, conflict with Union troops at Corinth, Mississippi, and the death or capture of several members of his regiment, including his friend, David Haigler, from whom he had not heard since leaving Corinth. In this letter Patrick reveals his concern for his family's well-being in his absence or in the case of his death. To his wife,...
Dates: October 15, 1862

Richard B. Pittman Letters

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Identifier: M251
Abstract

Family correspondence of Confederate soldier in Company "F"/"Marion's Men."

Dates: 1860-1864

William Clarke Quantrill Research Collection

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Identifier: M243
Abstract

Research collection about leader of Quantrill's Raiders in Missouri.

Dates: 1858,1860, 1862-1865, 1870, 1884, 1888, 1896-1897, 1903-1910, 1959, 1962-1964

John Leroy "Lee" Robinson Papers

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Identifier: M301
Abstract

Letters from a Confederate soldier with the Mississippi Volunteers.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1864, 1875, 1882

Milton W. Shaw Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M59
Scope and Contents This letter was written by Milton W. "Milt" Shaw, a member of the 5th Iowa Volunteer Regiment, on March 10, 1863, to his friend Alf Giague in Birmingham, Iowa. Shaw was on board the naval transport Von Phul as a participant in General Grant's Yazoo Pass Expedition. He expected shortly to enter the Yazoo Pass and travel via Moon Lake, the Coldwater River, the Tallahatchie River, and the Sunflower River into the Yazoo River. A note on the envelope indicates that Shaw had been writing...
Dates: March 10, 1863

Samuel Shepard Letter

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Identifier: M167
Scope and Contents

Letter from Samuel Shepard to his family. The letter is believed to have been written during the Civil War.

Dates: circa 1860s

William Price Shreve Papers

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Identifier: M29
Abstract

Civil War memoir by William P. Shreve relating to his William P. Shreve's military career in the American Civil War dating between June, 1861, and February, 1864.

Dates: June 1861-January 1864

Thomas Spight Letters

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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

Felix L. Walthall Letter

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Identifier: M290
Abstract

Letter from Confederate solider in the Mississippi swamps.

Dates: July 4, 1865

Dr. P.F. Whitehead Letters

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Identifier: M124
Abstract

Letters from a Confederate surgeon with Loring's Division in Alabama and Georgia.

Dates: February 1864-December 1864

William E. Wilcox Letters

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Identifier: M125
Abstract

Letters from a Union soldier in Company "K" of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry.

Dates: 1854-1889

William H. and Sallie J. Hardy Papers

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Identifier: M380
Scope and Contents

Letters written during the Civil War from Hardy to his first wife Sallie Ann Johnson Hardy, photographs, newspaper clippings, and other family materials.

Dates: 1860-1972

Capt. John P. Worthing Civil War Letters

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Identifier: M339
Abstract

Transcripts of three letters written by white officer of the 88th Regiment of U.S. Colored Troops (formerly Corps d'Afrique).

Dates: June 28, 1863-June 24, 1864

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