War and Military
Subject Source: Local sources
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Hans Höchersteiger Papers, 1938 - 1944
Scope and Contents The collection contains letters and postcards of Hans Höchersteiger, a technical sergeant of the Luftwaffe during World War II. Höchersteiger was captured in May 1941 and was held first in England and then in Ottawa, Canada. All the letters and postcards from Höchersteiger are to his family in Stuttgart, Germany, and are written in German. There is no translation for them at this time. There are also letters from the German Red Cross to Höchersteiger's family (probably his father) concerning...
Dates: 1938 - 1944
Jeremiah Clemens letter, 1848 September 3
File — Box WSC001: , Folder: W 0129.17
Scope and Contents Jeremiah Clemens writes on September 3, 1848, to the Adjutant General of the Army in Washington, D.C., thanking him for sending his commission as a lieutenant colonel in the Ninth Infantry.
Dates: 1848 September 3
New accession: Box temp.86
File — Box temp 86
Scope and Contents From the Collection: Two letters from Macon at Tuscaloosa to his father and sister in Jacksonville, both dated 1861, discussing his denied requests for furloughs home, and a letter from his father, Miles, to his son in Tuscaloosa, encouraging him to return home to join a local company being raised to fight in the Civil War. The collection also includes an 1878 obituary of Macon's father, Major Miles Abernathy.Addition received in 2012 includes one letter dated April 14, 1861, written by Macon to his...
Dates: 1861 - 1878
Newspaper, Chicago Daily Tribune, March 8, 1945, March 8, 1945
File — Box 2903: , Folder: 2
Scope and Contents note This newspaper is the front portion of the Chicago Daily Tribune, from Tuesday, May 8, 1945. There is a “V. E. Day – Today” headline at the top of the paper.
Dates: March 8, 1945
Notes from History of the Confederate States Navy
File — Box WSC002: , Folder: W0150-10
Scope and Contents These handwritten notes are taken from J. Thomas Scharf's History of the Confederate States Navy. This history of the service which includes information about the ships and many of the officers is still highly regarded as a primary source for this type of information.
Southern Prisoners' Relief Fund broadside, circa 1864
File — Box WSC002: , Folder: W0150.08
Scope and Contents This broadside describes the conditions under which many Southern prisoners of war were suffering and solicits financial support from Southerners living in Europe during the Civil War. The Fund was intended to "mitigate some of these sufferings" although it acknowledged that some of the suffering could not be relieved.
Dates: circa 1864
Unit Journal, the 3rd Battalion, 167th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division, July 15, 1944 - October 10, 1945, July 15, 1944 - October 10, 1945
File — Box 2903: , Folder: 1
Scope and Contents note Sgt. Harold L. Bank kept this unit journal from July 15, 1944, until October 10, 1945, from Mindanao, Philippine Islands. It is the Battalion log of the 3rd Battalion, 167th Infantry, 31st Infantry Division. The division was located in the vicinity of Mafin Bay, Dutch New Guinea, along the southeast bank of the Worske River, and then moved to Morotai Island. On December 25, 1944, the 2nd Lieutenant of the 167th Infantry, James D. Spencer, has written an additional note concerning a night...
Dates: July 15, 1944 - October 10, 1945