United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:
Civil War miscellaneous manuscripts collection
Abstract 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...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1867
Erastus Phelps Civil War collection
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'...
Farr and Rowe Civil War archive
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,...
Dates: 1786-1872; Majority of material found within 1861-1865
General Clinton Dugald MacDougall papers
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...
Isaac Bevier archive
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.
James Frank Fee letters
Abstract 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
Kit Wilson Civil War collection
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...
L. Warren King diaries
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...
Leicester Hemingway collection of Ernest Hemingway and Hemingway Family archives
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
Orlando L. French Civil War collection
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...
Quilty Family Civil War letters
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...
Robinson Family letters
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...
Tucker Family archive
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...
William L. Reed Civil War documents and other materials, 1861-1864
Scope and Contents From the Collection: The letters reflect the majority of letters written during the mid 19th century allowing disparate family members to catch up with one another. The letters from E.L. Clark are written from the front lines of the Civil War explaining the nuances of picket lines as well as enlightening their friends and family on the happenings of the war. Throughout are mentions of some famous battles as well as the Kinston 22, a hanging of traitorous Confederate soldiers. This collection is a great insight...