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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Jonathon A. B. Allison letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0068
Overview A letter dated 6 March 1862, from "Camp Alabama, near Dumfries, Virginia," to "Dear Uncle," with news of friends and the war.
Dates: 1862 March 6

William Pitt Ballinger diary

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Identifier: MSS-0104
Abstract Diary covering the 1865 negotiations with General E. R.S. Canby and others over the cessation of hostilities between the U.S. and the state of Texas, other legal cases legal and business, as well as personal and family affairs.
Dates: 1864-1868

James C. Bennett papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0137
Abstract A miscellaneous collection of Civil War material of this Union soldier from Indiana, including enlistment lists, muster roles, war songs, writings, drawings, a diary, genealogical information, and clippings. All materials are photocopies of originals.
Dates: circa 1862-1899; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1869

Captain William McMicken Diary

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Identifier: MSS-4241
Overview Captain William McMicken (1827-1899) was a farmer, Recorder of Dodge County, Union soldier in the Civil War, Assessor of Internal Revenue of the First Congressional District of Minnesota, an employee of the Northern Pacific Railroad, and United States Surveyor General and Territorial Treasurer for the Washington Territory. He appears to have received the diary as a gift in December of 1864. Captain McMicken created entries for January through May of 1865, with a few scattered entries in...
Dates: 1865

James Chamberlin letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0294
Overview Letters written to his mother and brother while serving with the 52nd Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers in the Peninsular Campaign and the Charleston Expedition
Dates: 1861-1898; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1863

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

C. I. B. DeLage letter

 Collection
Identifier: W-0156
Overview A letter from C. I. B. DeLage, a Mobile, Alabama, commission agent, to Carl G. Schneider detailing the financial history of Mobile during the Civil War.
Dates: after 1865

William Fulton letter

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Identifier: MSS-0547
Overview Typescript copy of a letter dated 12 April 1865, written by Fulton to his sister, Mrs. Theodora Fulton Pettus, describing the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, to Union forces.
Dates: 1865 April 12

Albert Taylor Goodwyn Alabama secession essay and notes

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Identifier: W-0037
Overview Brief narrative and collection of notes related to Alabama secession written by politician Albert Taylor Goodwyn in 1916
Dates: 1916

H. C. Harris letter

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Identifier: MSS-0639
Overview Letter dated 2 November 1862, from Camp Forney, near Mobile, to his sister in Livingston, Alabama, discussing going into winter quarters, decrying the army and the plight of the common soldier, and vehemently expressing his wish for a substitute to take his place in the army during the Civil War.
Dates: 1862 November 2

Townsend Heaton letters

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Identifier: W-0091
Overview Letters written by Dr. Townsend Heaton, a member of the 70th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War
Dates: 1861-1864

Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick letters

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Identifier: MSS-0657
Overview Letters from seven former students while prisoners of war in northern prison camps, requesting food, clothing, books, tobacco, and money.
Dates: 1864

David Holmes Papers

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Identifier: MSS-4212
Overview Collection of two diaries, two sketchbooks, six letters, and other items created by Sergeant David Holmes (1841-1864) of the 20th Michigan Infantry. The materials provide insight into the rigors of daily life for an Civil War soldier
Dates: 1858-1864

Ellsworth Hults diary

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Identifier: MSS-3735
Overview The diary of the paymaster's clerk aboard the USS Galena from February through November 1864. There is also a transcription of the diary and a photograph of Admiral James Forsyth "the tallest man in the American Navy, 6 ft 6."
Dates: 1864 February - November

Alfred Morris diary

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Identifier: W-0115
Overview Diary written by Union soldier Alfred Morris, containing entries written between October 1862 and September 1863.
Dates: 1862-1863

James Neff Civil War Diary

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Identifier: MSS-4070
Overview Diary of Union soldier during the final year of the Civil War.
Dates: 1864

S. R. Norton letters

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Identifier: MSS-1059
Abstract Letters of a Union soldier in the 18th Michigan Infantry to his wife, written from Decatur, Stevenson, and Huntsville, Alabama and Nashville, Tennessee, during the Civil War.
Dates: 1864-1865

Mary Pickens Opie papers

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Identifier: MSS-1073
Overview Letters from family and friends, recipes, sheet music and handwritten compositions, including "Diary of a Private" - 1914 autobiography of __ Hubbard, private in the 6th Tennessee Cavalry during the U.S. Civil War.
Dates: 1887-1946

Alfred Parmenter papers

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Identifier: W-0153
Overview Letters written by Alfred A. Parmenter, a member of the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts Infantry, describing battles and camp life in the South to his parents
Dates: 1861-1862

Peter Reeder Fortney Civil War Diaries

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Identifier: MSS-4266
Overview Peter Reeder Fortney (1843-1919) was a Union soldier from Ohio who fought in the US Civil War between 1862-1865. This collection contains two diaries he kept during 1864-1865, when his company served in Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas, and Alabama.
Dates: 1860-1865, 1915

C. S. Phillips letter

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Identifier: W-0155
Overview Letter detailing the movement of Union forces following the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, in April 1865.
Dates: 1865 April 18

Samuel D. Risley Papers

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Identifier: MSS-4141
Overview Papers documenting the military service of Samuel D. Risley and his brother John Risley in the 20th Iowa Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War.
Dates: 1822-1909; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1865

Benton Bell Seat memoirs

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Identifier: W-0013
Overview This collection contains a typed copy of Benton Bell Seat's autobiography, which is approximately 200 pages long. Seat wrote the manuscript in 1916, and it was typed and produced in 1939 by the Arkansas Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Dates: 1916, 1939

Edward Vernon archive of Co. F, Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry

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Identifier: W-0157
Overview Papers documenting the history of Co. F of the Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, including Company demographics and rosters, obituaries, and hand-drawn maps of the siege of Vicksburg, Mississippi, in 1863.
Dates: 1883-1918

The Year of Secession, 1861 Civil War letter collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0305
Overview Photocopies of sixteen letters written during the first year of the Civil War, and includes letters from William J. Hardee, Joseph E. Johnston, and Robert A. Toombs among others
Dates: 1861