United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85140261
Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:
Albert Taylor Goodwyn Alabama secession essay and notes
Overview Brief narrative and collection of notes related to Alabama secession written by politician Albert Taylor Goodwyn in 1916
Alfred Morris diary
Overview Diary written by Union soldier Alfred Morris, containing entries written between October 1862 and September 1863.
Dates: 1862 - 1863
Alfred Parmenter papers
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
Jonathon A. B. Allison letter
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
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.
Benjamin Sherwood Hedrick Letters
Overview Letters from seven former students while prisoners of war in northern prison camps, requesting food, clothing, books, tobacco, and money.
James C. Bennett papers
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
Benton Bell Seat memoirs
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
C. I. B. DeLage letter
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.
C. S. Phillips letter
Overview Letter detailing the movement of Union forces following the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, in April 1865.
Captain William McMicken Diary
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...
Coleman and Truss family letters
Overview Contains letters written before, during, and after the Civil War by the Coleman family of St. Clair, Alabama
Dates: 1860 - 1868
David Holmes Papers
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
Edward Vernon archive of Co. F, Seventy-eighth Ohio Volunteer Infantry
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
Ellsworth Hults diary
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
William Fulton letter
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
H. C. Harris letter
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
Overview Letters written by Dr. Townsend Heaton, a member of the 70th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War
James Chamberlin letters
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
James Neff Civil War Diary
Overview Diary of Union soldier during the final year of the Civil War.
Mary Pickens Opie papers
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.
Peter Reeder Fortney Civil War Diaries
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
Samuel D. Risley Papers
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
S. R. Norton letters
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.
The Year of Secession, 1861 Civil War letter collection
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