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Military life

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Scope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85085235

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Charles W. Cook Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4335
Scope and Contents This collection of ninety-one letters between Charles W. Cook and his wife, Esther, was sent between September and December 1952 while Charles was working for the United States Army Chemical Corps on Project Ivy at Eniwetok Atoll in the Pacific Proving Grounds. Eighty-three of the letters are between Charles and Esther, the remaining eight are from Charles' mother, father, sister, and other military colonels. The correspondence is about the daily life of the writers as they keep in...
Dates: 1952-09-05 - 1952-12-12

Coleman and Truss family letters

 Collection
Identifier: W-0103
Overview Contains letters written before, during, and after the Civil War by the Coleman family of St. Clair, Alabama
Dates: 1860 - 1868

Drayton Doherty Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1641
Abstract This collection pertains principally the World War One service of Dr. Drayton Doherty (1893-1969) of Selma, Alabama. It contains more than sixty letters from Doherty to his parents during his service in France, in which he served as a medical officer, chiefly with the British Second Army. Other items in the collection include some official correspondence relative to Doherty’s military service, a miscellany of personal papers, and three photographs.
Dates: 1910 - 1927

Louis Giesler letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2148
Overview Letter to brother Albert, from Army sergeant serving during World War I and training in Camp Sherman, Ohio, discussing camp life, training, rifles, and a fire that killed horses and mules. He mentions the possibility of "going over" soon.
Dates: 1918 August 18

Grimes Family Papers, 1908 August 10 - 1919 August 24

 File — Box 4251.001: [1006213006], Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Lionel Grimes was a Marine in World War I, writing to his family in Cincinnati, Ohio, about daily events including guard duty of prisoners, purchasing war stamps, frequent sand storms, and practicing his shooting accuracy. The collection includes a poem and a small group of other correspondence.
Dates: 1908 August 10 - 1919 August 24

Henry L. Stone Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3765
Scope and Contents This collections contains correspondence and special orders received by Henry L. Stone during his time in the Union army. Of note are materials concerning his appointment to the United States Colored Troops in 1865 and a letter of introduction to General Ambrose Burnside in 1863.
Dates: 1863 - 1875

Herbert Cecil Powell Papers

 File
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The collection consists of letters to and from American soldiers and their families during World War I, as well as newspaper clippings and other papers documenting how the war impacted the lives of everyday people.
Dates: 1908-1978

Howard Watts Photographs

 Collection
Identifier: 2014-009
Overview Collection consists of thirty-nine photographs of Howard Watts with his army friends, wife and his child. Also, collection contains images of his funeral.
Dates: 1940 - 1949

Joshua L. Martin Commissions

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2053
Abstract Two printed commissions signed by Alabama Governor Joshua L. Martin commissioning Matthew W. Steele as Aide-de-Camp to the general and commander in chief of the State Militia.
Dates: 1845-12-15 - 1845-12-29

Military Artifacts, 1917 September 1 - 1978 November 28

 File — Box 4251.003: [1006213005]
Scope and Contents This box contains Powell's WWI shirt collar; US Army buttons; military "ditty kit" (combs, toothbrush, straight razor, and shaving brush); ID disks; two metal trench mirrors; Battery Commander's ruler; triangular ruler; and a 1936 engraved cigarette case with lighter.
Dates: 1917 September 1 - 1978 November 28

Notebooks and Manual, 1917 September 1 - 1978 November 28

 File — Box 4251.001: [1006213006], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents This folder contains the World War I notebooks and Artilleryman's Manual of Herbert Cecil Powell of Louisville, Kentucky.
Dates: 1917 September 1 - 1978 November 28

Robert A. Patterson Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4334
Scope and Contents This collection of six letters to family members was written by Robert A. Patterson, who was traveling with Company F of the 57th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry through Mississippi, Georgia, and Alabama between 1862-1864. The letters describe the unit's actions and movements, interactions with locals, and encounters with enslaved persons escaping slaveholders.
Dates: 1862 - 1865

E.U. Shea letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1856
Overview Handwritten letters from Private Lawrence Shea to his mother E.U. Shea.
Dates: ca. 1910-1920

Jesse Smith Family Archive

 Collection
Identifier: WP-025
Overview This collection comprises documents related to Captain Jesse Smith, his son, and his grandson, both named Jesse Smith. Captain Jesse Smith had a long Revolutionary War service record. At the end of the war, he was a member of Washington's headquarters guard and escort. This collection contains his official Revolutionary War record and his obituary. Also, this collection comprises service records from his son and grandson's naval careers and original family letters.
Dates: 1775 - 1897

Robert Smith Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4096
Overview The Robert Smith papers contain correspondence between Robert Smith and his family during his military training in 1942 and his deployment to England and France in 1944 during World War II.
Dates: 1942-1956

Russell F. Trask letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1993
Abstract Letters written mainly to Russell F. Trask, E.M. 1/c aboard the U.S.S. Apollo (A.S. 25) by his wife, LeElda “Lee” Trask of Wausau, Marathon County, Wisconsin. Some of the letters are written to Trask by his mother and other family member. Twenty-eight of the letters are written to Lee by Trask.
Dates: 1945

William Winter Payne Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2057
Abstract A letter written by William Winter Payne, dated February 10, 1847, to John G. Mason, Secretary of the Navy, recommending Alexander J. Simms to a lieutenancy in the United States Marine Corps.
Dates: 1847-02-10

Marcus Joseph Wright memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1585
Overview An incomplete typescript copy (18 pp.) of, "Memoirs of Brigadier General Marcus J. Wright, CSA."
Dates: unknown