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Overview This collection compromises the multifaceted life of Aldace Walker, Valedictorian of Middlebury College Class of 1862. The bulk of the original letters and bound transcription written between 1862 and 1865 come from various camps, forts, and battles around the United States during Walker’s service in the Civil War. Walker was commissioned as a First Lieutenant and eventually rose to the rank of Major. The handwritten letters cover the time between August 1862 and May 1864. Also included is a...
Dates: 1862 - 1909
Overview A collection of letters encompassing some of the foremost years of the Civil War. Letters come from both Union and Confederate soldiers and are mostly to or from family members or friends. These letters are generally soldiers writing home with reports of recent events or others writing letters of support to their husbands, brothers, and friends at war. Throughout are mentions of famous battles such as Vicksburg, Chattanooga, and Atlanta. The letters also discuss some of the famous personalities...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1867
Overview Born in Maine in 1837, Ephraim L. Hackett was living in Baraboo, Wisconsin, in August 1861, when he enlisted as a Sergeant in the 1st Independent Battery, Wisconsin Light Artillery. Small in number and mobile, the Battery recruited barely over 100 men before being sent into the field in Kentucky that fall, and they fought up and down the Mississippi Valley until the end of the war. The letters provide accounts of major engagements at the Cumberland Gap, the Siege of Vicksburg and the ensuing...
Dates: 1858 - 1874
Scope and Contents Collection contains 334 holograph letters, and 4 diaries (3 war date). Also included is a bound volume containing handwritten notes from Phelps' time at Albany Law School. Collection also contains a photographic class album from the Middlebury College class of 1861. Album includes salted paper prints of members of the class and faculty, with each image signed by the subject. Some later images are pasted on facing the original images. Collection also includes (stored separately) Phelps'...
Scope and Contents This collection includes 2 boxes containing 42 holograph letters, 30 photographs and photographic items, sent between members of the Rowe family. The majority of the letters were written to John Rowe of Jersey City, New Jersey, by family serving in the Union Army. These letters were sent from battle locations throughout the deep south and Missouri, describing in clear detail, camp life, troop movements, scouting expeditions, battle details and personal observations of other soldiers, officers...
Dates: 1786-1872; Majority of material found within 1861-1865
Scope and Contents Collection contains holograph letters written to, and by MacDougall. Letters are primarily personal in nature (collection contains many letters written by MacDougall to his wife, Eva Sabine MacDougall, as well as from miscellaneous friends, family members, and associates). Collection also contains miscellaneous documents produced by and related to MacDougall, including a handwritten address (perhaps by MacDougall) intended for an audience of some kind, photographs of MacDougall, as well as...
Scope and Contents Six archival boxes of materials pertaining to the Hadleys, Starrs, Merrills and all the families that married into theirs, and into whose families they married. These include Allens, Goves, Cottons, Dibbles, Rowans, Robbins’, Finches, Williams’, Warners, Wells’, Partridges and others. Many hundreds of letters from family members from several generations, genealogies, research into earliest known ancestors and their war records, emigration from country of origin; identification of colleges...
Scope and Contents Collection contains 1 box, with 2 folders. The collection includes 24 holograph letters, 4 typed transcriptions, 2 printed deeds, 2 receipts, and 1 printed probate notice. The Helen M. Tarbell letters comprise of letters to and about Tarbell, ranging in dates from 1862-1926, the majority dating from 1864 through the early 1870's. A debilitating spinal weakness ended Tarbell's employ as governess for the family of Liet. Col. Thomas H. Johnson near Beaufort, South Carolina in 1864, but Tarbell...
Scope and Contents Collection consists of 11 handwritten letters by Bevier to his parents from 1862-1864 during his time of service in the Civil War. Also included are photographs from the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the 44th Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry.
Scope and Contents Four archival boxes of materials belonging to Isaac N. Wadleigh, born Sept. 4, 1827, died Oct. 13, 1899. Two boxes contain only annual journals; a third contains letters, both business and personal. Legal agreements, bills and receipts, insurance, Church and fraternal materials, town publications, deposit slips and so forth are found in Box #2. There are eight pocket notebooks with financial memoranda for 1848, 1868-1892, in addition to the pocket diaries for 1857-1899. These commercial diaries...
Dates: 1852 - 1899
Overview A twenty year old clerk from Bloomington, Indiana, James Frank Fee enlisted in the Union army in September 1861, and was respected enough by his comrades to earn the rank of Sergeant. The regiment he joined, the 31st Indiana Infantry, became one of the most active regiments in the Civil War west, earning a distinguished record during its four years of duty, seeing action at Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, and Perryville; at Stones River, Chickamauga, and Chattanooga; and during the Atlanta...
Dates: 1861 - 1866
Scope and Contents Collection contains two series: Newspapers and Realia. Newspapers include Harper's Weekly Newspapers from 1862, and Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, also from 1862. Realia includes tintype portraits, bone artifacts, bullets, rifles, buttons, a sewing kit, medals, and a flute. See "Other Finding Aids" for more complete inventory. Note that some items have been removed by Kit Wilson. Collection contains photographs of Alfred A. Stratton, an amputee soldier of the Civil War. Stratton...
Scope and Contents Collection contains ten handwritten diaries documenting the life of L. Warren King, a Taunton, Massachusetts mill worker during the mid-19th century and the Civil War. The name of L. Warren King and Marion King Eastey are written on the front blank endpage of each diary, with the addition of Austin King in two of the diaries. The diaries were likely kept by L. Warren King, and document part of 1854, all of 1855-1864, part of 1865, and all of 1870. There is an entry for each day, giving an...
Scope and Contents The Hemingway Family Archive joins Hemingway archives in more than 75 private and institutional collections, the most distinguished of which include those at the John F. Kennedy Presidential Library & Museum, in Boston, and the Harry Ransom Humanities Research Center at the University of Texas at Austin. Compiled by writer Leicester Hemingway (1915-1982), the younger brother of Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961), in the process of researching and writing his biography, ...
Dates: 1878 - 2001
Scope and Contents This collection contains the letters written by Orlando L. French to his wife, Lydia, during his service in the Civil War from 1862-1865, and the original transcription of these letters prepared in the 1970s (along with bound working photocopy of transcription). French enlisted as a Quarter Master Sergeant in Co. A., 75th Illinois Infantry. Each of his letters is dated and has the location on it. His service took him throughout the South, especially Kentucky and Tennessee. He records places he...
Scope and Contents A series of manuscript pocket diaries, alternately terse and unusually expressive, kept by Vermont-born druggist and (in later life) local historian Orrin Peer Allen of Palmer, Worcester County, Massachusetts, to record concisely his extensive reading, writing for periodicals, drugstore work, love, married life, grief, socializing, use of photography, war and political news, and travel from 1860 to 1866. Most of his most expressive entries record his delight in his wife's presence, and his...
Dates: 1860-1912; Majority of material found within 1860-1866
Overview The Parker Family Collection includes manuscript letters, photograph albums, papers and ephemera, scrapbooks and realia. Notably, the collections provides 43 Civil War letters written by Calvin Joseph Parker to his mother and sisters. C.J. Parker served in the 123rd Regiment of New York Volunteers in the Union Army and the letters range in date from January 1862 to April 1865. The bulk of the letters are written from Virginia, but he also moved with his regiment through Maryland, Alabama,...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1862 - 1890
Scope and Contents The approximately 80 letters, many of which were written at the battlefront, are detailed in their descriptions of camp duties, food and disease, building bridges and corduroy roads, rifle pits, marching and fighting. In one letter, George Quilty mentions the creation of a "colored regiment." Many of the letters from home to the Quilty brothers describe conditions in Vermont. Some of the battles mentioned in the letters include Antietam, Bull Run, Burkleysville, Williamsburg in the Peninsular...
Scope and Contents Letters of several generations of a number of related Quaker families in Vermont: principally the Robinsons, who were early settlers in Ferrisburgh, Vt., and the Stevens family, who were early settlers in East Montpelier, Vt. Letters include the Hoag and Jewell family of Charlotte, Vt., the Byrds of Vergennes, Vt., and the Rogers family of Ferrisburgh. Additional letters are from the Donaghy family, who came to Vergennes from Ireland during the Potato Famine and apparently changed their name to...
Scope and Contents Collection contains approximately 116 holograph letters, mostly written from New Bedford and Providence, with a few from the Midwest, all from 1860 to 1862. Letters are composed in ink, most retaining their original envelopes. The letters provide insight into the dynamics of the family and their core beliefs of charity and goodwill towards others as they struggled with the damage which was wrought upon their homes, businesses, and community. The family also discusses at length their attempts to...
- Subject: Civil War, 1861-1865 X
- Civil War, 1861-1865 15
- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives 13
- Correspondence 6
- Diaries 3
- Agriculture -- Vermont 2
- Middlebury College -- Alumni and alumnae 2
- Soldiers -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence 2
- Vermont -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
- Abolitionists 1
- American Literature -- 20th century 1
- Amputees -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- Antislavery movements 1
- Assassination 1
- Authors and publishers -- United States -- Correspondence 1
- College trustees 1
- Drug stores 1
- Druggists 1
- Farm Life -- Vermont -- 19th Century 1
- Fort Lincoln (Washington, D.C.) 1
- Fort Saratoga (Washington, D.C.) 1 ∧ less
- Abell, Charles Emmet 1
- Allen, Orrin P., 1833-1918 1
- Beecher, Luther F., 1813-1903 1
- Bevier, Isaac, 1842-1931 1
- Buckley, Susan Washburn, 1963 1
- Button, William Harvey 1
- Byrd, Abigail Huntington 1
- Byrd, John Huntington, 1816-1897 1
- Byrd, Suzannah Fish, -1812 1
- Byrd, Thomas, 1753-1827 1
- Cate, Putman M. 1
- Crab, Phillip 1
- Elmer, Rachael Robinson, 1878-1919 1
- Farr, Dennis H., 1840-1864 1
- Fee, Ebenezer, 1832-1905 1
- Fee, James Frank, 1841-1905 1
- Fee, Julius D., 1843-1922 1
- Fee, Newton H., 1846-1928 1
- Fee, Sarah E., 1820-1897 1
- Freeborn, Ruth Fish Mealy 1 ∧ less