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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:

Betty Beeby Collection

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-213
Scope and Contents Most of the correspondence is letters to Norton Pearl, Betty Beeby, and Jane Beeby, but letters to other family members (Ethel, Myrtle, and Dorothy Pearl, etc) are included as well. In addition, the collection also consists of letters to Loran Post, the Dahne family, Henry Graves, the Waite family, and the Yunker family. The diaries belong to John W. Pearl, Norton Pearl (ranging from 1890 to1954), Alice Pearl, and Myrtle Pearl. The bulk of the photographs are from Glacier National Park and...
Dates: 1820-1970

Elmore Y. Warner Letter

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Identifier: RH-A-3351
Scope and Contents The letter is dated March 24, 1862. It is filled with general news. He talks about that the regiment may be on the way further south. Warner had been sick but felt better. He had stopped at the house of a widow and five daughters who helped him even though all their friends had been in the Confederacy. He reported that the ladies, “…don’t know anything about cooking.” He stated that he had not heard from her in almost four weeks and “…give me at least the scratch of your pen…” The small...
Dates: 1862

“Harry” Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: RH-A-3353
Scope and Contents Harry goes into great detail about the pursuit of John Hunt Morgan and his Confederate soldiers who raided Ohio during June and July of 1863. By the time he writes the letter Morgan has been captured by Union troops but he does give information about what his unit did in chasing Morgan and his men. Also mentions General Shackelford and the Battle of Salienville. It is very difficult, without further information, to identify the soldier of this letter. Some searching was done looking at Ohio and...
Dates: 1863-08

Mrs. Paul Noecker Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-1262
Scope and Contents This collection contains the letters of John C. Forbes, a Civil War veteran and native of Rome Township, Bradford County, PA. Forbes served successively with the 50th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers and 15th New York Engineers from September 9, 1861 until his second discharge in June 1865. A veteran of both the Siege of Fort Pulaski and the Battle of Sharpsburg/Antietam, Forbes’ service mainly involved the construction of fortifications, earthworks, or infrastructure projects....
Dates: 1777-1881

Richard Smith Diary

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Identifier: RH-A-3761
Scope and Contents During his time as soldier Richard Smith keep a diary of the last months of the Civil War in 1865. In the diary, Sargent Smith mostly discusses the weather, duties he performed on a daily basis, when and where his unit’s camp was moved, and briefly mentioned skirmishes with the rebel forces. The writing for each date seldom goes over a single line on the paper and is usually written in sentence fragments. The diary is good way to see the different duties performed by a soldier and track the...
Dates: January 1-April 1, 1865

Thomas Brady Collection

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Identifier: RH-A-3997
Overview This collection consists of papers and materials relating mostly to Joseph Dorr Waterman and his mother, Mary C. Waterman (later Simonds). The collection contains the correspondence and financial records of these individuals. There are also items not related to the Waterman/Simonds family, including a wallet, Civil War era letters and keepsakes, and advertisements for Kalamazoo businesses. J. Dorr Waterman was a resident of Kalamazoo from 1857-1883.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1857-1883