United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
Ambrose Doss Papers
Overview Collection contains letters written by Ambrose Doss of Jefferson County, Alabama, to his wife, Sarah Brake Doss while he was in Co. C of the 19th Alabama Regiment from the time of his enlistment in 1861 until his death on 1864 July 5 near Kennesaw, Cobb County, Georgia. There is also a letter from Lt. J. W. Rouse, dated 1864 July 6, to Sarah telling her of Ambrose’s death and burial. There are several miscellaneous documents including a short biographical sketch of Doss and a booklet titled...
Dates: 1861 - 1986; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864
W.H.H. Cooper furlough
Overview A furlough dated 13 December 1861, issued to W. H. H. Cooper, a private in Captain D. L. Patterson's Company, 20th Mississippi Volunteers for the period 13 December 1861 to 12 January 1862.
Dates: 1861 December 13
John E. Curry collection
Overview Photocopies of letters from David H. Vinton, Assistant Quartermaster in New York, to Lieutenant Josiah Gorgas at Watervliet Arsenal, refusing to grant Gorgas’s request for supplies to be sent to Pensacola, and from University of Alabama cadet John H. Marshall in Tuscaloosa, discussing the possible role of the cadets in the defense of the state, the fainting of several cadets during a dress parade, and inquires about his family.
Curtis R. Burke journal
Overview Typescript of Curtis R. Burke's Civil War journal which includes daily entries from October 1862 to June 1865. Notable journal entries include descriptions of John Hunt Morgan's raid into Ohio in July 1863, and accounts of conditions in prison camps in Indiana and Illinois.
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
Donoho family papers
Overview Letters between members of a close Tuscaloosa family written primarily during the Civil War.
George Woodard and Gene Smith letters
Overview Letters between Union soldier George Woodard, Company D, Eighth Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, and his fiancee Gene Smith, of Burnett, Wisconsin. Woodard served at the battle of Corinth and the Vicksburg Campaign. He died at a Memphis hospital in 1864.
Dates: 1861 - 1865
Henry W. Reese Jr. papers
Abstract Contains a letter by Reece describing his arrival in Vicksburg; a letter from William Garrard to H. F. Reese about his brother Henry; and a paper written by H. F. Reese about his brother's life.
J. J. Magee diary
Overview Civil War diary of Captain J. J. Magee of Company D, Eighth Alabama Infantry.
Morris E. Boss letters
Overview Thirteen letters written by Morris E. Boss and members of the Boss family of Binghamton, New York.
Dates: 1861 - 1865
James Neff Civil War Diary
Overview Diary of Union soldier during the final year of the Civil War.