1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Reminiscences- Selected passages from letters and files of the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment (1861 May-Nov.).

A Diary of the 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers

This 110-page book about the 30th Wisconsin Infantry lists all field and staff officers, sergeants, corporals, musicians, wagoners and privates of Companies A-K, including when and where they enlisted. The men of this regiment hailed from the Chippewa Valley, Saint Croix, Waukesha and Iowa counties. It includes only a a brief one-page history of the regiment’s duties, such as guarding the transports in the 'Indian Expedition' in the upper Missouri River.

A Graphic Story of the Bombardment of Fort Fisher from an Inside Witness,  The Daily Dispatch., January 09, 1865.



A Lost History - Experiences of Company A, 2nd Cal. Cavalry., Not Recorded Officially. National Tribune, 1896.



A Prisoner at Camp Ford - Life and incidents at that Texas Prison. From the National Tribune, 1910.



A. J. Thompson

Alonzo. J. Thompson, a native of Newport, Herkimer County, New York, was a soldier in the American Civil War and served as a part of Battery H, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Army of the Potomac. The diary is an account of a soldier's daily life from 1861 to 1863, and includes a list of generals under which Thompson's unit served; hand-drawn sketches of rivers, construction supports, surveys, and artillery trajectory, with corresponding calculations; and daily notations concerning weather, activities, and personal health.

A. Thompson

This is the unsigned diary of A. Thompson concerning movements from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Atlanta, Ga., May 4-Sept. 8, 1864. Thompson served in the 44th New York Infantry during the Civil War.

A.D. Rockwell

Rambling Recollections- An Autobiography, 1920.

A.H. Lewis

This diary, written between December 15, 1861 and March 19, 1862, records the experience of A.H. Lewis of Saline County, Missouri as a Confederate soldier and prisoner of war. Lewis’s company of Missouri State Guards was captured by Col. Davis in the Battle of Backwater River on December 19, 1861. After being held for several weeks at the St. Louis military prison, the Confederate prisoners were moved to the penitentiary at Alton, Illinois. Although Lewis initially criticized prisoners who took an Oath of Loyalty to the Federal government to gain freedom, Lewis took the Oath himself on March 14, 1862 and was released.

A.J.  McRoberts

Primarily letters written by A.J. McRoberts to his wife Mollie during the Civil War, and her replies. McRoberts was a Union sympathizer living in Saline County, MO. His wife had returned to her family in Ohio. They describe conditions in their respective locales. Other letters discuss family affairs.

A.L. Long

Memoirs of Robert E. Lee His Military and Personal History, 1886. Embracing A Large Amount Of Information Hitherto Unpublished By A. L. Long Former Military Secretary To Gen. Lee, Afterward Brig.-Gen. And Chief of Artillery Second Corps, Army Of Northern Virginia, Together With Incidents Relating To His Private Life Subsequent To The War.

 A.R.H. Ranson

Reminiscences of the Civil War by a Confederate Staff Officer.

A.T. Mahan

From Sail to Steam; Recollections of Naval Life (1907).

A.V. Kendrick

The Camden Expedition – A narrative of the advance of General Steele in the Spring of 1864.

Aaron Lee

From the Atlantic to the Pacific; reminiscences of pioneer life and travels across the continent, from New England to the Pacific ocean, by an old soldier. Also a graphic account of his army experiences in the Civil war.

Aaron Pugh

Aaron Pugh letters, 1863-1864. Letters written from near Waverly, Tennessee describing enemy attacks, camp life and activities, and his impressions of the state; includes a letter from Eli Keeler telling of Pugh’s capture; and two printed documents concerning Pugh as Enrolling Officer for Marcy Township, Boone County, Iowa.

Aaron  S. Oberly

This is the diary of A. S. Oberly who served on five military vessels during the Civil War.

Abbie M. Brooks Diary (Transcript)

Abbie M. Brooks diaries and church invitation, 1858-1870. This collection contains two diaries of Abigail M. Brooks, which date from 1865 and 1870 along with typed transcriptions of both. In addition, there is an invitation to attend church which dates from 1858. In the 1865 diary, Brooks describes life in rural Tennessee, near Nashville, where she teaches in a one room school house. Later in the year, Abigail moves to Edgefield, Tennessee, also near Nashville, and starts her own school. She describes life in Edgefield, trials with her students, the smoking stove, and parents who don't pay tuition. She also describes trips to Nashville to shop, take music lessons, and visit with friends. In April 1865, she mentions the fall of Richmond, General Robert E. Lee's surrender, President Lincoln's assassination. She describes meeting soldiers who were traveling home from war and learning about their war experiences. In the 1870 diary, Brooks describes the cities of Edgefield, Nashville, Atlanta, Madison, Augusta, and Savannah. Her diary gives insight into the Presbyterian Churches that Abigail attended while living in these cities. She describes the services, the ministers and church buildings. Many of the entries review her efforts to make a living selling books, religious prints, maps, or pictures of Robert E. Lee, both door-to-door and in local factories or offices. She mentions many local businessmen and their wives and sometimes comments on race relations, travel, city conditions and the hardships she encountered as a single woman trying to make a living in the post-Civil War South.

Abel Peterson Rhyne

Reminiscences- Abel Peterson Rhyne, 49th North Carolina Infantry, Company H.

Abercrombie, Aycock, Hale, and Hawk family papers

Abner Doubleday

Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 (1876)

Abner R. Small

The Sixteenth Maine Regiment in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 / by Major A. R Small. With an introduction written by Gen. James A. Hall. In the form of a diary, with biographies and statistical tables appended.

Abraham Howbert - Reminiscences of the war (1888)



Abram Rinker

Abram Rinker diaries, 1863-1864. The collection consists of two Civil War diaries of Abram Rinker written during his service with Company B of the 52nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers from May 1863 - December 1864. Rinker was stationed in North and South Carolina including Beauford, Morris, James, and Folly Islands (S.C.) and Ft. Strong (N.C.). Entries discuss Rinker's health; the weather; camp life - drills, guard duty, foraging for food, and officers; bombardments and shelling along the coast; and ship movements - including battles involving the "ironsides." Other entries pertain to the execution of a deserter, new conscripts in the unit, the arrival of Confederate prisoners, news of battles in other states, particularly the taking of Atlanta, election results in the North, both local and national. Rinker was apparently mustered out in October 1864 since the final entries pertain to life at home and visits with relatives..

Absalom Joshua Burum

Account of the Battle of Bull Run, 1861

Ada Hancock

Reminiscences of Winfield Scott Hancock, 1887.

Ada Sterling

Virginia Clay-Clopton -  A belle of the fifties; memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-1866. Put into narrative form by Ada Sterling (1905)

Adam Badeau

Grant in peace. From Appomattox to Mount McGregor. A personal memoir (1887)

Adam Gurowski,. Diary- March 4, 1861 to November 12, 1862, Vol. 1 (1862)

Adam Gurowski,. Diary- November 18, 1862 to October 18, 1863, Vol. 2 (1862)

Adam Gurowski, . Diary- For 1863-64-65, Vol. 3 (1862)

His keen political mind and devotion to the abolitionist movement, as stated in his Slavery in History (1860), led de Gurowski to Washington D.C. Once there, he supported the Union war effort by translating articles in foreign newspapers for the Secretary of State. The publication of his Diary (1862), however, caused a break with the administration due to his frank criticism of Lincoln, Seward, and other military officials’ mismanagement of the war. He advocated the organization of a troop of African-American soldiers and offered suggestions for its formation. 


Adam H. Pickel

This collection consists of one diary (77 pages) kept by Adam H. Pickel during the American Civil War, 13 August 1862-8 July 1863, about camp life, troop movements, the weather, prisoners of war, the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the battlefield shot which led to his death. Also includes a handwritten transcription by his grandson of the first three months of the diary, two clippings (obituary of Pickel's daughter Mary Ann, and 1904 notice that her and her father's remains were moved from the Methodist churchyard to Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania), a two-page handwritten short history of the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry, and a bullet (photographed and scanned) removed from his body.

Adam H. Pickel

Adam H. Pickel – Transcription by Jennie Erikson


This collection consists of one diary kept by Adam H. Pickel during the American Civil War, 13 August 1862-8 July 1863, about camp life, troop movements, the weather, prisoners of war, the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the battlefield shot which led to his death. Also includes a handwritten transcription by his grandson of the first three months of the diary, two clippings (obituary of Pickel's daughter Mary Ann, and 1904 notice that her and her father's remains were moved from the Methodist churchyard to Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania), a two-page handwritten short history of the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry, and a bullet (photographed and scanned) removed from his body.


Adam K. Brown papers

Letters to his parents describing camp life in the Union Army, chiefly in western campaigns in Mississippi. In June 1864 he was in a hospital in Huntsville, Alabama, but was soon moved to Nashville, Tenn.'s Cumberland Hospital. He was later sent to Resaca, Georgia and later transferred to the Army of the Potomac occupying Petersburg, Virginia. His regiment was later shipped to Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained until July 1865. Brown wrote about encountering captured Confederate soldiers as well as his travels and experiences as an officer.

Adam S. Johnston

The Soldier Boy's Diary Book; or, Memorandums of the alphabetical first lessons of military tactics. Kept by Adam S. Johnston, from September 14, 1861, to October 2, 1864 (1866)

Addie Tripp

Addie Tripp was a single woman, perhaps a domestic servant, who lived with the William Johnson family of Onalaska, Wisconsin, during the Civil War. Her diary describes her daily household tasks for the family and community life during the war. Although the war continued unabated, Tripp's diary is notable for the absence of references to it, revealing its relatively minor impact on a working class woman's daily life.

Addison Bell

Dr. Addison A. Bell was born in Elbert County, Georgia. He was educated at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and later completed post-graduate work at the New York Medical University. During the Civil War he acted as surgeon in the Confederate hospital in Augusta.

Adelaide Stuart Dimitry

War-Time Sketches, Historical and Otherwise, 1911. Written by Mrs. Dimitry while Historian of the "Stonewall Jackson Chapter" of New Orleans, were intended not solely to amuse and interest, but primarily to set forth in correct form historic events of the war of 1861-'65, and further to preserve and hand down to an interested posterity incidents semi-biographical which otherwise would have passed into oblivion. The author has derived her data not alone from written history, but largely from the lips of those who were participants in that memorable struggle—men who had been comrades of Mumford, confreres of Benjamin, and survivors of the ill-fated Louisiana.

Adelaide W. Smith

Reminiscences of an army nurse during the civil war (1911).

Albert Cross

Civil War diary of Albert Cross, 1862.

Albert F.R. Arndt

War reminiscences Albert F.R. Arndt, (Major, 1st Michigan Artillery), Facts and reminiscences of the War of the Rebellion of 1861-65.

Albert Gallatin Riddle

Recollections of War Times; Reminiscences of Men and Events in Washington , 1860-1865 (1895). Author was a member of Congress from 1861-65 and was almost continuously in Washington thereafter. He writes from a Republican standpoint of the war measures, early reconstruction, the election of 1864, and of Lincoln's death. The retreat from the first battle of Bull Run is graphically described.

Albert Lawson

War anecdotes and incidents of army life. Reminiscences from both sides of the conflict between North and South (1888).

Albert Maxfield

Roster and statistical record of Company D, of the Eleventh regiment Maine infantry volunteers, with a sketch of its services in the war of the rebellion (1890).

Albert Moses Luria

Diary, 1861-1862. The collection is a typed transcription of the diary of Albert Moses Luria while he was serving as a lieutenant in the 23rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, 19 August 1861-13 February 1862. The diary includes a description of the battle of Manassas Junction (First Battle of Bull Run) with an official list of casualties and an account of an engagement near Union Mills, Va.

Albert O. Marshall

Albert S. Underwood Diary, 1864

Albert S. Underwood Diary, 1864 [transcript]

This is the Civil War diary of Albert Underwood of Annapolis, Park County, Indiana. He was a member of the 9th Indiana Light Artillery. It covers the period of the war from January 1, 1864 thru January 11, 1865. It is a very different account than the one we read in the history books. It tells what the war was like to a young man from Indiana as he moved around the country with his unit. It is so personal, at times you might imagine Albert Underwood is sitting across the table from you telling you his story. A private in the 9th Battery Indiana Light Artillery, Underwood writes in his diary from January 1 through December 31, 1864. He records his activities in camp, the company's travels on steamboats, and the skirmishes and battles in which he fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Missouri during the Civil War. He was killed in early 1865, along with most of his unit, when the steamer Eclipse exploded near Paducah, Kentucky.


Albert Stearns

Reminiscences of the late war (1881).

Alexander Brown papers

Civil War subjects include Confederate and Federal prisoners; sieges of Charleston, Savannah, and Wilmington; battles of Bull Run and Antietam; women's care for wounded Confederate soldiers; and Confederate Army concerns such as sickness, casualties, hardships, shortages, food, shoes, clothing, desertions, troop movements, and recruitment.

Alexander Davis Betts

Experience of a Confederate Chaplain, 1861-1864. From Documenting the American South.

Alexander Downing

Clark, Olynthus B., ed.  Downing’s Civil War Diary, 1916. Sergeant Alexander G. Downing, Company E, Eleventh Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, "Crocker's Brigade," Sixth Division of the Seventeenth Corps, Army of the Tennessee. August 15, 1861- July 31, 1865.

Alexander E. Steen

 Alexander E. Steen, Papers, 1861-1862. Correspondence of Confederate brigadier general of the 5th Division, Missouri State Guard, concerning a military engagement near Fort Scott, September 1, 1861; John E. Pitt's attempt to organize troops in the 5th Military District; and the discharge of soldiers. 

Alexander H. Stephens

Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens; his diary kept when a prisoner at Fort Warren, Boston Harbour, 1865; giving incidents and reflections of his prison life and some letters and reminiscences. Ed., with a biographical study, by Myrta Lockett Avary.

Alexander Newton

Out of the Briars- An Autobiography and Sketch of the Twenty-ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, 1910.

Alexander S. Millard

This is the diary of Alexander S. Millard who served with the 26th Mew York Independent Light Artillery Battery during the Civil War. The diary covers January 1 to November 29, 1865 and includes daily entries from military camps near Mobile, Alabama and Brownsville, Texas. Millard offers a brief description of the Union Army siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (Alabama).

Alexander Stuart

A narrative of the leading incidents of the organization of the first popular movement in Virginia in 1865 to reestablish peaceful relations between the Northern and Southern States, and of the subsequent efforts of the "Committee of Nine," in 1869, to secure the restoration of Virginia

Alfred A. Demoret

Brief History of the Ninety-third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Recollections of a Private, 1898.

Alfred D. Morgan Diary - Sep. to Nov. 1864

Alfred D. Morgan Diary - Jan. 1865 to Jan. 1866

Alfred Dexter Morgan was a Sergeant in Company D of the 17th Illinois Cavalry, which formed in St. Charles, Illinois. Morgan noted that he sent home money from Illinois, Missouri and Kansas while in service. In early January of 1865, the 17th Illinois Cavalry were in Rolla, Missouri, but they moved to Pilot Knob, Missouri, just prior to General M. Jefferson Thompson's surrender of 7,000 men at Chalk Bluff, Missouri. Afterwards, the 17th left for Kansas City, Missouri, where they stayed until ordered to Fort Scott, Kansas, on June 1st. For June, July and August of 1865, Morgan and the 17th Illinois Cavalry balanced there time between Ft. Scott, Kansas, Balltown, Missouri, and Fort Barnesville, Missouri. In early September, they were ordered to Fort Larned, Kansas, where they remained through November, loading supply wagon trains while the Kiowa Indians traded at the Fort. Morgan was angry about being stationed in what he believed was the heart of secessionism; Kansas. At the end of November, the 17th Illinois Cavalry left for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, camping in heavy snow and killing many buffalo along the way. By the time they arrived at Fort Leavenworth in December, Morgan's health had deteriorated and he was put in the hospital. Company D of the 17th Illinois Cavalry mustered out on December 20, 1865, and Morgan was discharged on the 27th, at Camp Butler, Illinois. The remainder of the diary consists of the names and hometowns of the men in Company D and some from Company B of the 17th Illinois Cavalry. Morgan noted that some were deceased and others deserted.

 Alfred Dexter Morgan enlisted in Company D of the17th Illinois Cavalry Volunteers. His regiment organized in St Charles, Illinois, in January 1864. Morgan’s first diary, written from September 19, 1864 November 15, 1864, chronicles his actions hunting William T. (Bloody Bill) Anderson and General Sterling Prices Army across northern and western Missouri. The 17th Illinois Cavalry fought in the Battle of Centralia on September 27, 1864 and, according to Morgan, engaged in a large skirmish against roughly 3,000 Confederate Cavalry on the Osage River on October 6. The 17th Illinois Cavalry pursued Prices Army during his 1864 raid into Missouri, and notes the following battles: the Second Battle of Lexington, the Battle of Mine Creek, and the Second Battle of Newtonia. After Price retreated from Missouri, the 17th Illinois Cavalry camped in Springfield, Missouri, where Morgan feared they would all die due to bad weather conditions, lack of supplies, low rations and poor leadership. By November 1864, Morgan believed only 285 men remained of the 17th Illinois Cavalry, with 21 men belonging to Company D.

Alfred G. Ryder – Letterbooks of Ryder Civil War letters Vol 1

Alfred G. Ryder – Letterbooks of Ryder Civil War letters Vol 2  

Alfred G. Ryder – Letterbooks of Ryder Civil War letters Vol 3

Alfred G. Ryder – Diary, September 1861-July 1863

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1861-1864

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence,  January-June 1862

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, September-December 1861

 Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, July-December 1862

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, January-July 1863

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, November 1861-March 1862

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, August-December 1862

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, January-March 1863

 Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, April-July 1863

 Alfred G. Ryder –Transcripts of Civil War letters, 1861-1864

Alfred G. Ryder –Transcripts of Civil War letters, 1862-1864  

Alfred G. Ryder –Transcripts of Civil War letters, 1862-1863

Civil War correspondence and diary of Alfred G. Ryder, Co. H, First Michigan Cavalry, and correspondence of John E. Ryder, Co. C, Twenty-forth Michigan Infantry, including mention of the battle of Gettysburg. Accumulated and compiled by Raymond A. Ryder, Sr., 1861-1863.

Alfred J. Bloor

Letters from the Army of the Potomac - written during the month of May, 1864, to several of the supply correspondents of the U.S. Sanitary Commission (1864).

Alfred L. Castleman

The Army of the Potomac. Behind the scenes. A diary of unwritten history; from the organization of the army to the close of the campaign in Virginia. by Castleman, Alfred L. (Alfred Lewis), 1809-1877. Published 1863

Alfred Mantor

Civil War diary of Alfred Mantor, a corporal (and later sergeant) with C Company of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry. Mantor's diary covers January through April of 1864, shortly before he was killed in action in May. Entries focus on his regiment's activities, as well as his personal experiences teaching Sunday school in the Norfolk, Virginia, area. Alfred L. Mantor, originally a farmer from Hawley, MA, enlisted when he was 25 years old as a Corporal to C Company of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry on September 25, 1861. Mantor was promoted to Sergeant on September 8, 1863. Mantor was killed in action on May 7, 1864 at Port Walthall Junction, VA.

Alfred Mathews

Interesting narrative- being a journal of the flight of Alfred E. Mathews, of Stark Co., Ohio, from the state of Texas, on the 20th of April, and his arrival at Chicago on the 28th of May, 1861.

Alfred Moore

A pocket diary of the daily calendar type, kept by Lt. Alfred Moore during his service in Co. I, 11th Virginia Cavalry. Moore (b. c1836) was a farmer from Fairfax County, Virginia; he joined the Confederate army in 1861 and served for the duration of the war, in three Virginia cavalry regiments.

Alfred Noble – Diaries, 1863

Alfred Noble – Diaries, 1864

Alfred Noble – Diaries, 1865

Alfred Noble – Diaries, Transcript, 1863

Alfred S. Roe

The Ninth New York heavy artillery : a history of its organization, services in the defenses of Washington, marches, camps, battles, and   muster-out ... and a complete roster of the regiment.

Alice Williamson

This small, leather-bound volume is the 36-page diary kept by schoolgirl Alice Williamson at Gallatin, Tennessee from February to September 1864. The main topic of the diary is the occupation of Gallatin and the surrounding region by Union forces under General Eleazer A. Paine. The diary relates many atrocities attributed to Paine. Frequently mentioned is presence of black contrabands in and around Gallatin, attempts to give them formal schooling, and their abuse by Union Eastern Tennessee troops. Alice Williamson is bitterly resentful of the Union occupation. The diarist mirrors the abandonment felt by many Confederate sympathizers in Gallatin. She notes the presence of rebel troops in the region, mentions the massacre at Fort Pillow, the death of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan, and Atlanta's surrender to Sherman. The diary lacks details of daily life. The schoolroom and occasional visits are the only other major concerns of the diarist.

Allen D. Candler

Allen Thorndike Rice

Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time by Various Authors, 1888.  Edited By Allen Thorndike Rice.

Almon Hodges

Unique for its clarity and detail, Hodges's diary offers a rich narrative of his nine months of service in the Union Army. Hodges began his dairy in September of 1862, while undergoing basic training at Camp Meigs in Readville, Mass., ten miles south of Boston. By early November Hodges and the 44th Regiment had been transported New Bern, N.C., a position held by Union forces since Mar. of 1862.

Alonzo B. Lothrop

Beginning of the march from Atlanta to the sea : a diary by Alonzo B. Lothrop and Frank B. Lothrop, with a letter written by Joseph Nelson.  This pamphlet contains two primary historical accounts of the experiences of the 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during General Sherman's Savannah campaign. One part of the pamphlet is a transcript of a diary kept by Alonzo H. Lothrop and Frank B. Lothrop during Sherman's March to the Sea. The diary ranges from November 15th to 23rd. The additional section of the pamphlet is a letter written by Corporal J. Nelson to his sister. The letter is dated May 31st 1864.

Alonzo C. Ide diary, 1864

Alonzo C. Ide diary, 1864 (transcript)


Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed .


Alonzo Foster

Reminiscences and Record of the 6th New York Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, 1892.

Alonzo Miller

Alonzo Miller Civil War papers, 1864 – 1865. The collection consists of typed transcripts of Private Miller's daily diary and letters to his family during his time as a soldier. The letters and diary chronicles the 12th regiment's march from Wisconsin through Tennessee and Alabama and into Georgia. His papers provide detailed descriptions of the towns and countryside through which he travelled and include observations on the daily activities of soldiers, such as training and foraging, as well as comments on the weather and the general health of himself and his fellow troops. Miller described battles and skirmishes his brigade fought on its way to Atlanta. He describes the action of the Battle of Atlanta, and the subsequent march to Savannah, through the Carolinas, and into Washington, D.C., where he was part of the Grand Review of the Armies on May 24, 1865. He makes mention of the presidential election of November, 1864 and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April, 1865. Miller's diary also chronicles his frustration over constraints on his mobility while in Washington and his train ride home to Wisconsin after the war ended.

Alpheus C. Williams

Contains brief daily entries regarding the affairs of the 32nd Missouri Infantry, including camp activities at Camp Proclamation, Ala. (January to May 1864); regimental affairs during the Atlanta campaign (May to September 1864), including brief accounts of battles; and mentions of guerrilla warfare in Dent County, Mo. (November to December 1864).

Alpheus Shreve Badger

Writings on family, slaves and Civil War [fragment], circa late 19th-early 20th centuries.

Alva Cleveland

The diary of Alva Cleveland, a 57-year-old soldier who served as an orderly with the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. The diary covers March to July 1862 while Cleveland's regiment was stationed around Nashville, Tennessee, and in northern Alabama. In the back pocket of the diary are several sewing needles and a lock of brown hair. The diary does not indentify whose hair it is. Cleveland writes that he and George enlisted to 'take up arms in defense of that liberty that our fathers fought to Establish (sic).' Due to his position as orderly, however, Cleveland appears to have done little actual fighting. He was most often at the rear of the regiment, tending to and assisting in moving the sick and wounded when the camp moved. He frequently writes of staying behind as the mobile portion of the regiment moves forward and, when they are separated, notes his concern for his young son. Cleveland's diary entries are lengthy narratives on camp life, moving camps and marches, records of letters and money sent to and from home, and most commonly, stories of people he meets along the way. He tells detailed stories of positive and negative encounters with Union and Confederate supporters. Although Cleveland provides some accounts of skirmishes, he does not record any particular battles or battle reports.

Alva Griest

Ambrose Spencer

Narrative Of Andersonville, Drawn From The Evidence Elicited On The Trial Of Henry Wirz, The Jailer,  With The Augument Of Col. N. P. Chipman, Judge Advocate.

Amos E. Stearns

Narrative of Amos E. Stearns,  member Co. A., 25th regt., Mass. Vols., a prisoner at Andersonville (1886).

Amos Guthrie

Amos Guthrie diary, 1864. This collection consists of diaries, an account book, images, and a letter by Asbury L. Stephens of the 81st Ohio Infantry. The content mostly covers the Civil War during 1864-1865.

Amos W. Abbott – Letters

Letters to relatives discussing his studies at the University from 1857 to 1859, and his subsequent service in the Ninth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.

Amos W. Avery

Civil War diary of Amos W. Avery of Illinois who served in the Third Missouri Calvary, Company I. The diary begins with a brief reminiscence back to Avery's enlistment in 1861 and has regular entries from January of 1862 until March of 1863. There are also entries from July to September of 1865. The diary was transcribed by Daniel Smith in 1983.

Andrew Arneson

Andrew E. Arneson Diary, 1865 .  Andrew Arneson was 25 years old when he began keeping this diary. He had come from Norway to Blue Mounds, Wis., as a child, and when he enlisted in Feb. 1865 he was married and a new father. Arneson served as a private in Co. A of the 49th Infantry and spent most of his days guarding prisoners in Missouri. His diary is interesting because it records how the closing days of the war appeared to a humble rank-and-file soldier. Most of its entries are short but beginning on page 49 is a long ""Memoranda"" in which Arneson reflects on his experiences. After discharge he returned to farming in Ridgeway, Wis., until he retired in 1897 and moved into Mt. Horeb, where he was active in village politics until his death in 1922.

Andrew Donaldson Stewart

Letters of Sergeant Andrew Donaldson Stewart, 25th Ohio Volunteers, to Lettie Bonnifield, St. George, Va., describing the movements of his own and other Union regiments, predominately in northern Virginia.

Andrew F. Davis papers, May-December 1861

Andrew F. Davis diary, 1861-1862

Andrew F. Davis papers, 1862

Andrew F. Davis papers, January-October 1863


Davis, of Liberty, Union County, Indiana, enlisted in Company I, 15th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers on May 14, 1861. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant September 10, 1861, and as a first lieutenant November 1862.


Andrew J. Boies

Record of the Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, from Aug. 1862 to Aug. 1865. By Andrew J. Boies.

Andrew J. P. Giddings

Andrew J. P. Giddings Diary and Ledger of Income and Expenses (1863-1865) describing the life of a Confederate soldier from Onslow county, North Carolina who served in Company E, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. Includes descriptions of several Civil War battles: Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Sharpsburg, Malvern Hill, 2nd Winchester, Chancellorsville, and the Wilderness. Also includes an envelope (undated) which contained the diary. "Granddad Giddings Diary" written on the envelope.

Andrew J. Weston

Journal kept at Quartermaster's Department in Detroit by Andrew J. Weston, a clerk and bookkeeper, during the Civil War. Contains items of clothing issued to members of Company G, Second Michigan Infantry.

Andrew Jackson Andrews

A sketch of the boyhood days of Andrew J. Andrews, of Gloucester County, Virginia, and his experience as a soldier in the late war between the states (1905).

Andrew Jackson Cobb

Andrew Jackson Smith

Andrew M. Sherman  

In the lowlands of Louisiana in 1863, (1908).

Andrew Roy

Recollections of a prisoner of war (1909). When the Civil War broke out he went to Pennsylvania and enlisted in the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. He was severely wounded in the battles around Richmond in early 1862. He was shot in the groin and left for death. After three days, he was discovered by the Confederates and taken to Libby Prison.

Anna Boyden

War reminiscences- a record of Mrs. Rebecca R. Pomroy's experience in war-times

Anna Hasell Thomas

Anna Hasell Thomas Diary, July 1864 - May 1865, unbound diary describing several months preceding and following end of Civil War, relating illness of her sister, Cornelia; departure from their home in New York City for South Carolina on board the steamer, Arago; death of her sister on board ship near the coast of Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Christmas day, 1864; arrival at Charleston harbor and passing through the Union blockade; details of crossing enemy lines on land, with an escort by Union soldiers, including African American troops, and meeting with Confederate soldiers; travel from Charleston with her sister's body, through Columbia, S.C., to Ridgeway (Fairfield County, S.C.), and burial of her sister. Later entries discuss rumors of Sherman's arrival, and her account of 21 Feb. 1865, the day Union soldiers filled her family home and removed meat, livestock and valuables; the diary concludes with her return trip through the burned ruins of Columbia, S.C., a difficult journey to the coast, food shortages in Charleston, meeting former slaves who had worked for her family, and her arrival in New York, with the city in deep mourning for the assassination of President Lincoln.

Anna K. Kyle

Reminiscences- Fayetteville and Wytheville, By Mrs. Anna K. Kyle.

Anne Fannie Gorham

Anne Fannie Gorham diary 1861 Dec. 30-1862 July 13.  The Anne Fannie Gorham Diary Collection consists of a transcript of Hamilton, Georgia resident Anne Fannie Gorham, which describes her daily life in Hamilton, Georgia at the beginning of the Civil War. The diary begins in December 30, 1861 and ends with July 13, 1862 with an entry for every day. Gorham details visits to her sisters' houses, books she was reading, sewing, and the Civil War.

Annie Hyman

Reminiscences - Frederick Philips, 15th North Carolina Infantry, Company I and 30th North Carolina Infantry.

Annie Priscilla Erving

Reminiscences of the Life of a Nurse in field, hospital and camp during the Civil War, 1904.

Annie Wittenmyer

Under the Guns - A Woman's Reminiscences of the Civil War,1895.


The rebel pirate's fatal prize; or, the bloody tragedy of the prize schooner Waring, enacted As The Rebels Were Attempting To Run Her Into Charleston, S. C, July 7,1861.

Anonymous Gettysburg Campaign Reminiscence

Reminiscence of an officer in the 1st Michigan Cavalry describing the campaign in June and July 1863 centered on the Battle of Gettysburg.

Anson R. Butler

Anson R. Butler letters, 1861-1900. Primarily correspondence from Butler to his wife while he was serving with the 26th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Aquilla Standifird Civil War Journal

Civil War Diary of young Aquilla Standifird who served in four battles in the Civil War.  This day-by-day record gives an incredible account of the Iowa 23rd Regiment Infantry, Company "D".  The Regiment lost six Officers and 69 enlisted men who were mortally wounded and one Officer and 208 enlisted men who died by disease.

Aristides Monteiro

War Reminiscences by the Surgeon of Mosby's Command (1890).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part I (Sept 1861-Dec 30th 1861).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part II (Feb-March).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part III (March 1862 - May 1862).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part IV (June 1862 - Aug 1862).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part V (Sept 1862 - Nov-1862).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part VI (Dec 1862 - Feb-1863).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part VII (March 1863-May 1863).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part VIII (June 1863-August 1863).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part IX (Sept 1863-Dec 1863).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part X (Dec 1863 - Feb-1864).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XI (March (1864)- May (1864).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XII (June (1864)- August (1864).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XIII (Sept. (1864)- Nov.(1864).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XIV (Dec. (1864)- Feb.(1865).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XV (March (1865) until close).

Diary written by Arminius Bill, who served as a physician for the Union Army in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

Arthur Peronneau Ford, et al.

Life in the Confederate Army Being Personal Experiences of a Private Soldier in the Confederate Army; and Some Experiences and Sketches of Southern Life. From Documenting the American South.

Arthur Tappan Strong

 Arthur Tappan Strong diary, January 1 to March 9, 1862. Typescript transcription of an original diary written by Arthur Tappan Strong from January 1, 1862 to March 9, 1862, while a member of the 42nd Ohio Volunteers under Colonel James Garfield. This diary refers to Arthur's death of "camp dysentery" in a Union army hospital at Ashland, Kentucky February 28, 1862.

Asa B. Isham

Prisoners Of War And Military Prisons; Personal Narratives Of Experience In The Prisons At Richmond, Danville, Macon, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Charleston, And Columbia A General Account Of Prison Life And Prisons In The South During The War Of The Rebellion, Including Statistical Information Pertaining To Prisoners Of War; With A List Of Officers Who Were Prisoners Of War From January 1, 1864.

Asbury L. Stephens

This collection consists of diaries, an account book, images, and a letter by Asbury L. Stephens of the 81st Ohio Infantry. The content mostly covers the Civil War during 1864-1865. The 81st Ohio Infantry (1861-1865), of which Asbury L. Stephens was a member, was active during the Civil War. In this time the regiment captured numerous prisoners, obtained three battle flags, and participated in regular duties of siege.

Asher Taylor

Recollections Of The Early Days Of The National Guard, Comprising The Prominent Events In The History Of The Famous Seventh Regiment New York Militia, 1868.

August Belmont

A few letters and speeches of the late Civil War (1870).

Augustus C. Buell

The Cannoneer or Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, 1890

Augustus C. Buell

Story of a Cannoneer - Reminiscences of a Detached Volunteer in a Regular Battery. A series of articles from National Tribune.

Augustus Cleveland Brown

Diary of a Line Officer by Captain Augustus Cleveland Brown, Company H, Fourth New York Heavy Artillery.

Augustus L. Chetlain

Recollections of Seventy Years, (1899).

Augustus L. Yenner and Full text of Augustus L. Yenner diary, 1863

Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed.


Augustus Woodbury – The Second Rhode Island regiment: a narrative of military operations in which the regiment was engaged from the beginning to the end of the war for the union.

Augustus Woodbury – General Ambrose E. Burnside and the Ninth Army Corps - a narrative of campaigns in North Carolina, Maryland...during the war for the preservation of the Republic (1867).

Augustus Woodbury – A narrative of the campaign of the First Rhode Island regiment, in the spring and summer of 1861 ... (1862).

Aurelius T. Bartlett

 Reminiscences of Aurelius T. Bartlett, 1890: Describe the affairs of the 33rd Missouri Infantry in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri, including detailed descriptions of regimental casualties and of medical care provided at field hospitals during the following battles and campaigns: attack on Helena, Ark.; Red River campaign; engagement at Old River Lake, Ark.; Tupelo and Oxford, Miss., expeditions; pursuit of General Sterling Price through Arkansas and Missouri; Battle of Nashville; pursuit of General Hood through Tennessee; and the Mobile campaign, including the Siege of Spanish Fort.

B. H. Johnson

The B. H. Johnson Journal is a handwritten account of one year from September 1863 to September 1864 recorded by a Methodist circuit riding minister of eastern Virginia. Some mentioned locations within Virginia are Shiloh, Charlottesville, Salem, Port Royal, Spotsylvania, Hanover County, Augusta County, Caroline County, and Madison County, among others. Subjects include the American Civil War and its concomitant destruction, the duties and practices of a Methodist minister, typhoid fever, 'Yankee' crime, and slavery. A particularly engaging segment within Johnson's journal discusses the theft of his horse by rogues and the eventual heroic repossession of his steed.

B. R. Cole

Excerpt from the diary of B. R. Cole, 73rd Ind. Vol.

B. S. De Forest

Random Sketches and Wandering Thoughts or  What I Saw During the Late Rebellion, 1866What I Saw In Camp, On The March, The Bivouac, The Battle Field And Hospital, While With The Army In Virginia, North And South Carolina, During The Late Rebellion.

B.F. Sands

From Reefer To Rear-Admiral - Reminiscences And Journal Jottings Of Nearly Half A Century Of Naval Life (c1899).

Barth Family, Papers, 1852-1907

Several letters written during the Civil War describe economic conditions and confrontations with Confederate guerillas in the Rocheport area.

Bartlett Yancey Malone

Bartlett Yancey Malone was born in Caswell County, North Carolina in 1838. In 1861, when he was twenty-three, he left farming to enter the Civil War. He fought with the 6th North Carolina regiment throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, rising in the ranks from private to sergeant. On November 7, 1863 he was captured by the Union Army and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland, where he remained until February 24, 1865. The Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone offers readers the voice of one Confederate soldier among the thousands whose experiences and impressions have gone unheard. Reported in a simple and matter-of-fact manner, the diary begins, its editor notes, as a weather report catalogued by an experienced farmer transplanted abruptly from cornfield to battlefield. Many of the daily accounts in the first half of the journal contain descriptive phrases about the weather. However, as Malone grows as a soldier, so do the length, depth, and content of his entries. His persistent journal habits include notations on his diet, his regiment's marches, and biblical texts referred to in the sermons he hears. Interestingly, his rudimentary spelling throughout the diary gives way to more formal prose in the few sentimental poems he includes and likely composed. Of particular interest to scholars is Malone's account of his time in prison at Point Lookout, which offers a glimpse into the hardships Confederate soldiers endured in Northern prisons. Malone ends his diary upon his return home to Caswell County in March 1865.

Basil H. Messler

February 1864-January 1865. Basil H. Messler enlisted in the Union Army in 1864, at Fort McClellan in Davenport, Iowa. Messler served in the Mississippi Marine Brigade, which was commanded by Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet. He saw action at Vicksburg several times. The Brigade was dissolved in August 1864, and Messler was reassigned as Commissary Sergeant of the First Battalion Calvary Regiment. He was later promoted to Corporal. Messler’s diary spans from late February 1864 to late January 1865. It mainly describes the non-combat life of Messler and his fellow soldiers.

Basil W. Duke


Reminiscences of General Basil W. Duke, C.S.A., 1911


Bean family letters, 1862-1863

Correspondence between Dr. Asa Bean and his family while he served as a surgeon in the Union Army in Maryland, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Dr. Bean died of disease on a hospital ship April 26, 1863, as his wife, Mary Bean, was traveling to Memphis to see him, having been informed that he was gravely ill.

Beidelman family papers

Personal correspondence of the Beidelman and Wilmer families. Topics include the marriage of Mary Wilmer to the Rev. John Nicholson of Rahway, N.J.; John Wilmer's voyage around Cape Horn to Chile during the 1830s; the marriage of Catherine P. Wilmer to David Beidelman, of Philadelphia, and the Civil War experiences of Wilmer and Daniel Beidelman, Jr., members of the 19th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, discussing the destitution of the people of southern Maryland and northern Virginia and the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Ben La Bree

Camp Fires of the Confederacy- A Volume of Humorous Anecdotes, Reminiscences, Deeds of Heroism ... (1898).

Benjamin Benner

This is the diary of Benjamin Benner who served with Company G of the 29th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. The diary is a summary of Benner’s military service from May 14, 1861. It is an undated narrative account that describes various campaigns and battles including the Battle of Gettysburg.

Benjamin D. Dean

Recollections of the Twenty-Sixth Missouri in the War for the Union, 1892.

Benjamin D. Pritchard

Account (copy) by Lt. Colonel Benjamin D. Pritchard on the capture of Jefferson Davis and other Confederate leaders by the 4th Michigan Cavalry.

Benjamin F. Booth

Dark days of the rebellion, or, Life in Southern military prisons : giving a correct and thrilling history of unparalled [sic] suffering, narrow escapes, heroic encounters, bold achievements, cold blooded murders, severe tests of loyalty, and patriotism. Written from a diary kept while in Libby and Salisbury prisons in 1864-5, and now in possession of the author.

Benjamin F. Butler

Autobiography and personal reminiscences of Major-General Benj. F. Butler...his legal, political, and military career (1892).

Benjamin F. Sands

From reefer to rear-admiral - reminiscences and journal jottings of nearly half a century of naval life (c1899)

Benjamin F. Stevenson

Letters from the Army, 1862 – 1864, (1886). Stevenson was Surgeon to the Twenty-Second Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War, and wrote these letters as he thought and felt under the surroundings and emergencies of the day, without thought of publication.

Benjamin F. White Diary

The collection includes the diary kept by Benjamin F. White while serving in Virginia, July-October 1861. The diary contains a detailed narrative of events, with comments and reflections, including discussion of the Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), 21 July 1861. Topics discussed include diseases that killed many in the regiment, preaching and baptizing, gambling, and other aspects of camp life.

Benjamin Henry Pope

The journal includes entries from Benjamin Henry Pope in 1862 as he serves in Company K, 9th Mississippi Infantry, and provides details of battles in the Glasgow/Cave City/Munfordville, Kentucky area and his opinion that General Chalmers made errors and poor decisions.

Benjamin M. Peck Diary 1864

Benjamin M. Peck Diary 1865

The 1864 leather bound, preprinted diary contains two daily entries per page with cash accounts and notes sections in the back of the diary. In 1864 Benjamin M. Peck was the Captain of Company B in the 141st Regiment PA Volunteers. Due to absences, injuries, and illness of other officers he was placed in command of the regiment before being assigned to lead the 1st United States Sharp Shooters. Brigadier General Byron R. Pierce saw fit to place him in charge of the three companies of sharpshooters and he remained in this position until the end of the war. Peck describes battles, skirmishes, picket lines, commands, and other military assignments and engagements in great detail. He notes the various marches and travel routes of his company and records his travels between the Virginia front and his home in Towanda, PA. As part of the Army of the Potomac, Peck recounts the regiments campaign in Virginia and the Siege of Petersburg. He lists his men who were wounded or killed in battle, describes court martial proceedings, and even gives an account of the execution of a Union soldier for desertion. Following the 1864 presidential election he enumerates each candidate's results within the division, which Lincoln won convincingly.

The 1865 leather bound, preprinted, pocket diary contains one entry per day with cash accounts and notes listed in the back of the book. This diary continues with the 141st PA Volunteers camped outside of Petersburg in their winter quarters and continues through the end of the war and Peck's return home. He recounts the fall of Petersburg, the Union pursuit of Lee's Army of Virginia across the state, and Lee's ultimate surrender at Appomattox Court House. Peck was assigned to preside over several court martial proceedings and gives details regarding these proceedings and punishments, which include a botched execution of a Union soldier. As in the first diary, Peck provides an account of the daily movement of Union troops and supplies. He also gives detailed lists of captured soldiers and artillery, as well as Union wounded and casualty records. As the war nears its conclusion Peck was in charge of mustering out soldiers and kept thorough records of the process. He also recounts receiving the news of Presidents Lincoln's assassination and describes the mood of the men upon hearing the President was killed. The entries end in July of 1865 with Peck practicing law in his home town of Towanda, PA.


Benjamin Ray

The old battle flags ... Veteran soldiers' souvenir. Containing a brief historical sketch of each Connecticut regiment, the various engagements, casualties, etc., during the war of the rebellion, 1879

Benjamin Robinson

Dolores, a Tale of Disappointment and Distress: Compiled, Arranged and Edited from the Journal, Letters, and Other Manuscripts of Roland Vernon (1868).

Benjamin Scribner 

How Soldiers Were Made, or, the War As I saw It under Buell, Rosecrans, Thomas, Grant and Sherman, 1887.

Benjamin T. Hunter, 1861

Benjamin T. Hunter, 1861 (transcription)

This collection contains Benjamin T. Hunter's diary, in which he wrote extensively about the weather, his school, hunting, Civil War battles, drilling and camp life with the local militia, the cost of items he had purchased, and various activities he pursued in his workshop. Also included are military documents in which Hunter is ordered to arrest deserters. There are letters from J. DeWitt Burkhead regarding a teaching position in Athens, Georgia. The collection also contains papers related to Hunter's teaching career, such as a booklet entitled "Compositions of the Students of Grove Academy," and papers from the University High School which include a school pamphlet, minutes of a Civil War veterans' organization in the school, and minutes from the Alpha Nu Society of the University High School.


Benjamin T. Strong

Reminiscences of his service in Co. A 1 1 st O. V. I, General Davis' Division, Army of the Cumberland. Prefaced by his short story of the Battle of Chickamauga, casualities of Co A, subsequent Prison Life and return Home.

Benjamin Whitcomb

This is the diary of Benjamin Whitcomb who served with the 15th Massachusetts Infantry from December 14, 1861 until he was discharged on December 5, 1862, for wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. The Diary contains entries from February 25 through September 27, 1862.

Bennett A. Clements

Memoir of Jonathan Letterman.

Bennett Henderson Young

Confederate wizards of the saddle; being reminiscences and observations of one who rode with Morgan.

Berry Benson Diary 1861-1865 and  A Confederate Sergeant's Adventures, 1910-1911

The collection mainly consists of diaries of Berry Benson from 1861-1865, which detail his service as a Confederate Civil War soldier with Company H of the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment as a scout and sharpshooter. Includes information on the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Benson's capture in Spotsylvania, Virginia; his imprisonment and escape from Elmira Prison, New York; and other events in Maryland and Georgia. Persons mentioned in Benson's diaries include Benson's brother Blackwood "Bob" Benson, Frank Champion, Mike Duffy, and General Bradley Johnson. The collection also includes a manuscript (1910-1911) written by Benson entitled "A Confederate Sergeant's Adventures" later published as a chapter in Elmira Prison Camp.


Betty Herndon Maury

The papers of diarist Betty Herndon Maury (1835-1903) consist of a diary kept by Maury from June 3, 1861, to February 18, 1863. The two-volume diary was scanned from one reel of microfilm. Maury wrote the diary primarily in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and it contains detailed comments on the progress of the American Civil War, especially in the local area; contributions by women to the Confederate war effort; hardships suffered by Confederate soldiers; and military activities of Betty Maury's father, naval officer and oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), her cousin, Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900), and other members of the Maury family.

Beverly Pearson Barnes

Biographical sketches and pictures of Company B, Confederate veterans of Nashville, Tenn (1902).

Boardman family papers

Collection consists of letters between the Boardman family. The earliest letters are between Volney and his daughter Margaret, who was attending an academy between 1850 and 1860; they concern her education and the family's financial hardship following a drought and failed crops. Civil War letters of James L. Boardman, 5th Alabama Regiment, C.S.A., and of his brother, Henry, 62nd Alabama Regiment, C.S.A., describe camp life, supplies, capture and imprisonment by the Yankees, military campaigns, and the destruction of the Harper's Ferry and Winchester Railroad. Letters following the war largely detail family affairs, with one letter mentioning the activities of the Ku Klux Klan.

Boyle family papers

Civil War family letters from the Boyles brothers of Stokes and Surry County, N.C., six of whom died during the war. Eight of the Boyles brothers are represented either by their own letters or by references in their brothers' letters. They are: Augustin (d. 1862 Nov. 14); John William (d. 1862 Aug. 11); James (d. 1864 Jun. 1); Calvin H. (d. 1865 Feb. 13); A. M. (d. 1863 Jan. 27); Irvin (d. 1863 Sept. 3); Riley R., and Wade. Of these, Wade was too young for military service, and Riley R. (or R.R.) was in Junior Reserves. All of the other brothers died during the Civil War from disease, except for Calvin and James, who died following wounds received in action. The brothers belonged to Co. I and Co. F, 21st N.C. Regiment, and Co. D., 53rd Infantry; most letters indicate they served in Raleigh or in Virginia. Letters discuss the progress of the war in Virginia and North Carolina, camp conditions, shortages of food and clothes (including a letter from 1863 Jan. 20 indicating they were barefoot), and the execution of deserters (a letter from 1863 May 11). Also included is a photograph of Mary Ann Boyles taken in 1918.

Boynton, Henry V. Sherman’s Historical Raid, 1875



Bradley T. Johnston

A Memoir of the Life and Public Service of Joseph E. Johnston, 1891.

Braxton Bragg papers

Predominantly letters concerning military affairs regarding the Civil War, discussing fortifications, the port of Pensacola, health in the army (including measles), the Army of Tennessee, a court martial, and Confederate government pottery factories. Correspondents include Eliza Brooks Ellis (his wife), Jefferson Davis, Patrick Cleburne, Samuel Cooper, and James A. Seddon..

Bromfield Ridley

Battles and sketches of the Army of Tennessee.

Brown family papers

Collection consists of personal letters of Jesse, Austin, and Bardin Brown, Confederate soldiers, to their family. Most letters document their loneliness and pessimism about their prospects of returning home, and expressions of love and affection for their family. They complain about lack of food, clothing, and timely wages. One letter from August 1862 references Stonewall Jackson's military strategies in battle.


Bruce Elmore

These are the diaries of Bruce Elmore who served with the 143rd New York Infantry during the Civil War. Elmore describes the life of soldier, homesickness, combat, illness, and troop movements.

Bruno Trombly

Diary and Records, 1866. January-December 1866, of Bruno Trombly, apparently of Potsdam, N.Y., who was, for most of this period, a lieutenant in the 81st United States Colored Infantry at New Orleans, La.; and service records (copies only) of Trombly from the National Archives. Trombly discussed daily military and social routines, working for a merchant in New Orleans, and his struggle to decide whether to settle in Louisiana or New York State.

Bryan Grimes

Extracts of Letters of Major-General Grimes to His Wife. Written While Serving in the Army of Northern Virginia,1884.

Buford Brown

Diary of Buford Brown, soldier. August 7, 1862 to May 31, 1865. Contains descriptions of daily weather and activities. Includes lyrics to popular Civil War song "Lorena."

By a Musician, Company H

Three months in camp and field - diary of an Ohio volunteer (1861)

By an English Combatant - Lieutenant of Artillery on the Field Staff

Battle-fields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburg ; with sketches of the Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps (1864).

By Members Of Bosworth Post, Grand Army Of The Republic.

Portland Soldiers and Sailors- A Brief Sketch of the part they took in the War of the Rebellion, 1884.

By Members of the One Hundred and Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Personal reminiscences and experiences- campaign life in the Union Army from 1862 to 1865 (1900).

Byford E. Long

Diary and history of Co. E. 67th Regiment (1900), Indiana infantry by Captain B.E. Long .

Byron M. Cutcheon

C. H. Hance

Reminiscences of One Who Suffered in the Lost Cause, 1915.

C. Van Santvoord

The One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment New York State Volunteers. A narrative of its services in the war for the Union (1894).

C.J. Wood

Biography and personal sketches of all the commanding officers of the Union Army (1880). Narrative of the Morgan Raid in Indiana and Ohio ; Pursuit, Capture, Imprisonment and Escape of Morgan from the Ohio Penitentiary; his
last Fight, and Tragic Death of the Renowned Cavalier.

C.K. McNeely

Reminiscences -A Tale of the Civil War as told by C. K. McNeely, Co. D. 34th North Carolina.

C.P. Lacey

C.P. Lacey diary, 1864. This collection consists of a Civil War diary by C. P. Lacey that mainly focuses on battles in Georgia. Accompanied is a cased photo on glass of Lacey as an older man.

C.T. Kimmel

This is an excerpt from the diary of C.T. Kimmel, an assistant surgeon in the 2nd Missouri State Militia Cavalry. The entries, dated May 10 – June 2, 1865, describe Kimmel mustering out of service and returning home to Chariton County, Missouri. He mentions nearby guerrilla warfare, and writes about mourning the death of President Lincoln. Attached is an invitation to a New Year’s Union Ball on December 31, 1865 in Brunswick, Missouri.

C.W. Bardeen

A Little Fifer’s War Diary, an autobiographical memoir about his experiences during the American Civil War.

C.W. Gerard

A Diary -The Eighty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War, 1862-1865.

C.W. Keifer

A Prisoner of War - A Veteran Illinois Soldier in Andersonville. National Tribune, 1887.

California Civil War diary of an Unknown Soldier, 1862-1863

This diary belonged to an unknown soldier in Company C, 4th Infantry, California Volunteer Regiment, who was assigned to a detail guarding a wagon train carrying specie to the east.

Calvin Leach Diary, 1861-1863  vol. 1

Calvin Leach Diary, 1861-1863  vol. 2

Calvin Leach Diary, 1861-1863  vol. 3

Calvin Leach Letters, 1863-1867

Calvin Leach Diary and Letters, 1861-1867. Calvin Leach was born in 1843 and served as a church clerk in Montgomery County, N.C., before he joined the first North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, in September 1861. He died near Mechanicsville, Va., in June 1864. The collection includes Calvin Leach's pocket diary, 1861-1864, and five letters, 1863-1867. Note that the first entry in the second volume of the diary is marked 1862 and subsequent entries are marked 1863. Contents indicate, however, that the correct date is 1862 throughout. Most of the diary entries recount daily life in the army and record military activities in Virginia and Maryland, especially at Malvern Hill and Antietam. The first four letters were written by Leach to his mother and his sister Louisa and relate his living conditions and news of other men from his hometown. The 1867 letter was to Leach's father, D.A. Leach, from William Owens and concerns land appraisal.

Calvin N. Otis

Pocket diary of Lieutenant Colonel Calvin N. Otis, 100th New York Volunteer Infantry. The entries date from Jan. 10, 1862 to Dec. 31, 1862. In the back of the diary is an account and pencil map of an unidentified battle, possibly Fair Oaks.

Calvin Whit Lloyd

Reminiscences- Calvin Whit Lloyd, in the form of a newspaper clipping.

Captain Robert E. Lee Jr.

Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee, 1924.

Carl Schurz -The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz, Vol. 1 ,1907

Carl Schurz -The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz, Vol. 2,1907

Carl Schurz -The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz, Vol. 3,1907


Schurz joined the Union army in 1862 and was made brigadier general of volunteers. In the next year and a half he commanded troops at the Second Battle of Bull Run (August 1862) and at the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga (all 1863). The conduct of his troops at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg was criticized, but he apparently retained the respect of his fellow officers.


Carlos Colby letters, 1862-1864

Second Corporal, 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G. Consists of 129 letters home, 1862-1865, from Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, describing all aspects of daily camp life, covering such topics as accommodations, food, clothing, health, weather, scenery, transportation, and weaponry. The letters also reveal social and racial attitudes, moral and mental states, and patriotic sentiments and contain observations on military leaders (Ulysses S. Grant). Colby includes graphic descriptions of particular battles and skirmishes (Vicksburg, Fort Blakely, and Jackson).

Carmi Kilpatrick McNeely

Reminiscences -A Tale of the Civil War as told by C. K. McNeely, Co. D. 34th North Carolina

Caroline Richards

Richards, Caroline Cowles. Village life in America, 1852-1872, including the period of the American Civil War as told in the diary of a school-girl (1913)

Carrie Berry

This collection contains four items including an original diary kept by Carrie Berry from 1864-1866; an original diary kept by her from 1868-1874; a friendship book published in 1870, which is titled Mental Photographs an Album for Confessions or Tastes, Habits, and Convictions; and a letter written to Carrie Berry and Blanche Hardin from Clement A. Evans dated 2 February 1872, which was written while Carrie was a student at the North Georgia Female Academy. In the diary kept from 1864-1866, Carrie gives a child's account of the siege, occupation and burning of Atlanta.

Carroll S. Alden

George Hamilton Perkins, U.S.N.- His Life and Letters, 1914.

Carswell McClellan - The Personal Memoirs and Military History of U.S. Grant versus The Record of the Army of the Potomac, 1897.


Carswell McClellan - Notes on the Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan (1889).



Catherine Hopley

Stonewall Jackson, late general of the Confederate States army. A biographical sketch, and an outline of his Virginian campaigns (1863).

Celestia Lee Barker

Civil War Diary of Celestia Lee Barker, 1863-1904.

Chapin family papers, 1862-1870

The collection consists of correspondence from 1862-1870 to Mrs. Joel (Amelia) Chapin of Enfield, Connecticut from friends of J. Leander Chapin regarding his imprisonment and death at Andersonville Prison, Georgia. The letters discuss the hiring of Amelia Johnson in Andersonville to care for the grave and erect a stone. Johnson's letters contain very descriptive comments about the cemetery and stockade. Also in the collection are three documents concerning death benefits paid to Mrs. Chapin for her son's military service. Letters from Leander's friends who describe his character and death are also included.

Charles A. Canavella

Confederate diary of Charles A. Canavella, Co. E. 3d., Alabama Infantry, 1861-1864. This diary tells of the battle of the Merrimac fought on March 8th and 9th, 1862.

Charles A. Clarke

Campaigning with the Sixth Maine - a paper read before the Iowa Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (1897).

Charles A. Cuffel

History of Durell's Battery in the Civil War. (Independent Battery D, Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery.) A narrative of the campaigns and battles of Berks and Bucks counties' artillerists in the War of the Rebellion.

Charles A. Gunn

Diary of Charles A. Gunn dated 1863. In this diary, he writes a poem to his mother, draws badges for himself and Arthur Gunn, discusses rations, finances, the weather, the railroad, his health, a circus, the Siege of Vicksburg, General Morgan, camp life, deaths in his regiment, the shooting of his horse (Dec 11), and the mail. Military Service Note: Gunn, Charles A. Clinton County. Enlisted in company B, Third Cavalry, Sept. 1, 1861, at St. Johns for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Oct. 11, 1861. On duty with Ninth Illinois Cavalry from Jan 31 to May 30, 1864. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Brownsville, Ark., Oct. 24, 1864.

Charles A. James Martin family papers, 1864

The collection consists of correspondence from Civil War soldiers Charles A.J. Martin, James K. Polk Martin, and probable cousin H.L.G. Whitaker, while serving in the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment in 1864. The letters are mostly written during the Atlanta Campaign, except for one, from James Polk while he was in a hospital in Alabama. The letters contain some comments on fighting, but the soldiers mainly discuss their fears of dying and concern for friends and family in the war and at home. Typed transcriptions are available for most of the letters.

Charles A. Page

Letters of A War Correspondent - Special Correspondent of The New York "Tribune" During The Civil War (1899).

Charles A. Rubright

This the Civil War diary (January 1, 1864 to May 19, 1865), of Corporal Charles A. Rubright of Company F, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Diary includes descriptions of military camps in Virginia and Andersonville Prison in Georgia.

Charles A. Wilson

Reminiscences of a Boy's Service with the 76th Ohio, in the Fifteenth Army Corps (1908).

Charles Arad Gates

Charles Arad Gates letters, 1861-1863. Charles Arad Gates was born in 1841, one of five children of Arad and Charlotte Gates, in the village of West Monroe, near Baldwinsville, New York. His parents were third generation New York farmers, but his family history dated back to the immigrant Stephen Gates and his wife Anne who traveled from England to settle in Hingham in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. Charles' ancestors Deacon Samuel Gates II and Samuel Gates both served in the Revolutionary War. From September 161 to June 1865 Gates served in the 1st New York Light Artillery, Battery B, which was known until the Gettysburg campaign in 1863 as Petit's Battery, after their first captain Rufus Pettit of Baldwinsville. The battery was organized at Baldwinsville and was composed chiefly of Onondaga county men. It was mustered into the state service at Baldwinsville on August 24, 1861 and into the service of the United States at Elmire on August August 31, 1866. Charles wrote letters home frequently to his parents, relatives, and friends describing his experiences and thoughts about the war. This collection is comprised of 39 of those letters written between September 1861 and December 1863 and envelopes for which no letters were found. There are examples of illustrated stationery, both in the letters and the envelopes, including Union icons and likenesses of McClellan, George Washington, and the Sons of Erin. Among the contents are four maps drawn by Gates including the battery's first winter camp at Camp California near Alexandria, Virginia; a map of the Antietam battlefield; a camp at Bolivar Heights near Harper's Ferry, Virginia duruing the Maryland campaign in 1862; and a cmp of the Chacellorsvillel battlefield. Noteworthy letters include a letter of July 4th, 1864 describing two days of battle including the climactic charge of Confederate troops led by General George Pickett on the Union defense of Cemetery Ridge on the third day of battle.

Charles Augustus Fuller

Personal recollections of the war of 1861, as private, sergeant and lieutenant in the Sixty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry (1906).

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, September 20 - October 3, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, April 3 - May 18, 1862

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, April 30 - June 9, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, August 17 -August 31, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, December 6, 1863 - February 21, 1864

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, December 30, 1861 - January 14, 1862

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, February 16 - April 3, 1862

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, July 27-August 16, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, June 11 - July 26, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, May 19, 1862 – February 8, 1864

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, November 30 -December 29, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, October 4 - October 17, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, October 17 - November 28, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, September 1 - September 19, 1861

Charles B. Haydon – Transcript of diaries compiled by Ida C. Brown , July 18-December 21, 1861

Charles B. Haydon – Transcript of diaries compiled by Ida C. Brown , April 30, 1861-January 24, 1863

Student at the University of Michigan (1854-1857) from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who served in the Second Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.

Civil War diaries describing his army career.

Charles Bennett

Historical Sketches of the Ninth Michigan Infantry with an account of the Battle of Murfreesboro, 1913.

Charles Berry papers

Primarily letters from Berry to his family while serving in the Confederate Army. There are also family letters, 1842, from Eliza M. Griggs of Charles Town, Va. (now W. Va.), possibly Berry's mother.

Charles Brewster

Captured by Mosby's Guerillas - An Exciting Narrative by Brevet Major Charles Brewster.

Charles Brown

Collection of letters with subjects including business and personal affairs; "Traveller's Rest," (Buckingham County, Va.); vaccinations; and freemasonry. Also contains a soldier's letter discussing Confederate cavalry operations in 1863, mentioning food, clothing, horses, troop movements, and fighting. Confederates, as well as Union troops, are guilty of depredations: "our men in many respects equaled the Yankees in the way of plundering and rogueing."

Charles Butler – Correspondence, 1862-1864

Letters written from friends serving in the Civil War, including Joseph Bardwell, Horace Charles, and Charles J. Pierce, all of Battery I, 1st Illinois Artillery; Heman D. Parrish of Co. C, 70th New York Infantry; Hiram Saxton of Co. H, 9th Michigan Infantry; Milo C. Webb of Co. D, 11th Illinois Infantry; and Edson Woodman of Co. H, 13th Michigan Infantry.

Charles C. Nott - Sketches of the war: a series of letters to the North Moore street school of New York.

Charles C. Nott - Sketches in prison camps: a continuation of Sketches of the war. By Charles C. Nott, late colonel of the 176th New York vols.



Charles C. Phillips Civil War diary and Signal Corps message book, 1864

Message book and diary (in one volume) kept by Phillips during the period April 24, 1864 - July 13, 1864. Includes details about Signal Corps activities during this period. Mentions seeing the VMI cadets at Hanover Junction on May 23 (including his brother Samuel Travers Phillips), where they stopped on their way to Richmond after the Battle of New Market on May 15.

Charles Cady letters, 1862-1864

Charles Cady was born in Brooklyn, Connecticut. On October 21, 1861, at the age of thirty-two he enlisted in Company E of the 15th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He served as a sergeant in that company until his discharge on November 3, 1864.

Charles Carroll Gray Diary vol. 1

Charles Carroll Gray Diary vol. 2

Charles Carroll Gray Diary vol. 3


Charles Carroll Gray of New York was a United States Army medical officer in the first Battle of Manassas. During the Civil War, he was confined in Confederate prisons. The collection is a diary, initially 1861-1862 and later expanded to 1877, of Charles Carroll Gray in the first Battle of Manassas and while confined in Confederate prisons, including Libby Prison in Richmond, Va., Castle Pinckney in Charleston, S.C., and in other facilities at Columbia, S.C., and Salisbury, N.C. The diary entries are extremely detailed, especially concerning medical conditions of the prisoners and social interactions between prisoners and guards.

Charles Colcock Jones

The Siege of Savannah in December, 1864, and the Confederate Operations in Georgia and the Third Military District of South Carolina during General Sherman's March from Atlanta to the Sea. From Documenting the American South.

Charles Craver

Pocket diary. 1862-1864.   Pocket diary in pencil and pen. Covers a wide range of dates, and includes address, muster lists, as well as diary entries for the Months of August, September and October, 1863. There is a drawing of a dove on the inside back cover.

Charles Craver Pocket diary. 1861, Dec. 21 -- 1862, Dec. 23

Charles Craver Pocket diary. 1863, Jan. 1 -- Apr. 7

Charles Craver Pocket diary. 1863, Apr. 8 -- Oct. 23


Charles F. Craver fought in the United States Civil War for the Union Side. He was listed as being from Iowa. He was a Private E in the 4th Iowa Cavalry.


Charles Dana

Recollections of the Civil War- with leaders at Washington and in the field in the sixties, 1898.

Charles Darwin Elliot Diary , 1863-1864

The diary begins with his entries in March 1864; his wife continued the diary until September 1864. Charles Darwin Elliot's portion of the diary describes troop movements around southern Louisiana, the threat of Confederate guerillas and Jayhawkers, correspondence with his wife, and brief observations on his daily activities. Emily Jane Elliot's contributions to the diary detail the journey from New Orleans, La., to Massachusetts following Charles Darwin Elliot's discharge; daily life and household activities; and relationships with her husband's family while the couple lived in Foxboro immediately after the war. In the diary, there is a list of tasks related to Elliot's surveying work, December 1863-March 1864. Included in the surveyor field books are topographical sketches of and notes from May 1863 about Bayou Boeuf, La., and undated information about eastern Connecticut.

Charles E. Ripley

Charles E. Ripley diary, 1863-1864. This collection consists of an 1864 Civil War diary that covers events like the capture of Atlanta and Sherman's March to the Sea. Also included is documentation of daily skirmishes and cannonades, as well as military movement and analysis. Charles E. Ripley, Color Sergeant, 21st Wisconsin, enlisted as a corporal August 15, 1862, and served with his unit through the end of the war, being mustered out at Washington on June 8, 1865.

Charles F. Johnson

The long roll - being a journal of the civil war, as set down during the years 1861-1863 (1911)

Charles F. Morse

Letters Written During the Civil War 1861-1865, 1898. The Second Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was organized in April, 1861, immediately after the firing on Fort Sumter. Charles F. Morse was soon among them, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
With the 2nd Massachusetts, he saw action at many important battles, including Gettysburg. He served the entire war and this collection of his letters home were published privately in 1898. A friend of Robert Shaw (of the movie "Glory" fame) Morse saw a great deal of action, including the fierce fighting at Gettysburg. Front-line diaries and letters of the Civil War bring an immediacy to a long-ago event and connect us to these everyday men and women who lived it. Lt-Col. Morse's letters are a fascinating and valuable addition to the American Civil War body of literature.

Charles F. Weller, Pocket sized diary, from January to June of 1865

Charles F. Weller, Pocket sized diary, beginning in 1862 and ending in 1864

Pocket sized diary, in a leather case, beginning in 1862 and ending in 1864 written by Charles F. Weller about his service as a union soldier in the United States Civil War.

Pocket sized diary, from January to June of 1865, written by Charles F. Weller about his service as a union soldier in the United States Civil War.

Charles Francis Adams - A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865, vol. 1, 1920.

Charles Francis Adams - A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865, vol. 2, 1920.

Charles Francis Adams, The Civil War Diaries Unverified Transcriptions_1861

Charles Francis Adams Sr. (August 18, 1807 – November 21, 1886) was an American historical editor, writer, politician, and diplomat.[1] He was a son of President John Quincy Adams, and grandson of President John Adams, about whom he wrote a major biography. He was the father of Henry Adams. Adams served two terms in the Massachusetts State Senate before running unsuccessfully as vice-presidential candidate for the Free Soil Party in the election of 1848 on a ticket with former president Martin Van Buren. During the Civil War, Adams served as the United States Minister to the United Kingdom under Abraham Lincoln, where he played a key role in keeping the British government neutral and not diplomatically recognizing the Confederacy.

Charles H. Bushee

Bushee's diary is an account of his duties and the movements of Company E, 112th Regiment, New York Infantry, from January to mid-November of 1863. Each entry begins with the phrase "1 day for Uncle Sam" and in the cash accounts in the back of the diary, Bushee refers to his pay as coming from "Uncle Sam." From September of 1862 to June of 1863, the 112th New York Infantry was stationed in central and eastern Virginia. Bushee writes frequently of picket duty and skirmishes around Franklin, Carville [sic] (likely Carrsville), and Norfolk, Virginia. He also provides some details of the siege at Suffolk in April 1863. In July, the regiment began the trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Bushee reports on the shelling at Fort Sumter from his posts around Fort Wagner, Black Island, and Charleston in August. Although he seems he often notes being ordered to and going to the front, he does not detail his actions there. By September, Bushee's increasing illness begins to dominate his diary. The last eight weeks of entries, ending abruptly on November 18th, consists of little more than "feel unwell." Bushee died three weeks later. The latter pages of the diary contain detailed cash accounts of Bushee's purchases, as well as a list of dead and wounded from the company, and dates he served on guard and picket duty.

Charles H. Knox

Charles H. Knox diary and letters, 1864-1865. The collection consists of a memoir written by Charles H. Knox based upon a diary kept as a prisoner that describes the battle which resulted in his capture, the trip to Andersonville by train, the layout of the prison using a hand drawn map, the shelters of either tents or holes dug in the ground, the food and prices, the number of prisoners arriving on various days, punishments, hangings and exchange of prisoners. He includes maps and drawings of the prison grounds. There are also two letters to his wife. One letter informing her of his imprisonment and the other from Annapolis telling her that he was exchanged on February 26, 1865. Charles H. Knox enlisted January 5, 1864 in Company L, Connecticut 1st Cavalry. He was captured at Craig's Church, Virginia on May 5, 1864 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Knox was finally sent to Florence (South Carolina) stockade for exchange.

Charles H. Lynch

The Civil War Diary of Charles H. Lynch, 18th Connecticut Volunteers.

Charles H. Olmstead

The Memoirs of Charles Olmstesad. Reminiscences of service with the First volunteer regiment of Georgia, Charleston harbor, in 1863. An address delivered before the Georgia historical society, March 3, 1879 (1879)

Charles H. Peterson  Diary, 1863

Charles H. Peterson  Diary, 1864

Charles H. Peterson  Diary, 1865


Between 1863 and 1865 Charles H. Peterson kept these diaries which document his participation in the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Petersburg campaigns during the US Civil War. He tucked notes, correspondence, currency, and newspaper clippings between the pages. The collection includes notes, correspondence, currency, and newspaper clippings that were tucked between the pages of the three diaries.


Charles Hallock

Sketches of Stonewall Jackson, giving the leading events of his life and military career, his dying moments and the obsequies at Richmond and Lexington (1863).

Charles Hamlin

Brief Sketch of the Battle of Gettysburg, Introduction to Maine at Gettysburg, 1898.

Charles Horace Hodskin – Diary 1864

Charles Jones

Historical sketch of the Chatham artillery during the Confederate struggle for independence (1867).

Charles Kroff

Kroff enlisted in Company "F" of the 11th Indiana Infantry Volunteers on July 12, 1861, at the age of 23. The diary describes his experiences during four years and one month of service: the battles, the news he heard about the War in other parts of the country, and the problems of soldiering. Kroff's regiment fought fifteen regular battles, including Shiloh, the capture of Corinth, and the battle at Fort Donelson. The regiment was under fire seventy-seven different days. The last official entry of the diary is August 11, 1865, when the 11th Indiana Infantry Volunteers received their pay and went their separate ways. There is an additional entry dated December 11, 1909, the seventy-second birthday of Charles Kroff.

Charles L. C. Minor Cash Book and Edward P. Harmon Civil War Diary, 1860-1864

Cash book maintained by Confederate Captain Charles L. C. Minor from 1860 to 1864. Also contained within the cash book's pages are diary entries of Union Army Private Edward P. Harmon (5th Maine Infantry) during May and June, 1864. Research materials on the two soldiers (including photocopies of maps, muster rolls, census records, and an image of Harmon) and a complete photocopy of the piece are also included. The small volume of 68 pages, bearing on its spine the embossment "cash book," was retained for its intended use by Captain Minor, its original owner, to carefully record personal expenditures and savings. Minor's records commence with November 6, 1860 and end on May 4, 1864. In recording these financial transactions, Minor provides details regarding his daily whereabouts and activities. He records meal and travel purchases, as well as amounts paid to individual servants, expenses for personal and household items, services, and military gear. Also recorded within the book are Minor's bank transactions for 1861-1862, a list of silver wedding gifts received by Fanny Cazenove Minor, and a list of stocks and bonds held by Minor. The cash book was among materials seized by Federal troops in the act of destroying the rail line and depot at Hewletts Station, Virginia on May 25, 1864, and came into the possession of Private Harmon, who used it as a diary. (As the first diary entry predates the volume's capture by three weeks, we may surmise that the early entries were made retrospectively or that they were copied from another book.) Harmon's first entry, for May 2, finds his regiment having just crossed the Hazel River and preparing to cross the Rapidan. Soon, Harmon describes fearful, endless shelling by "cast iron hummingbirds" during the Battle of the Wilderness. Harmon briefly mentions African American troops, Confederate prisoners of war, and camp rumors. As the regiment marches toward Spotsylvania Court House, Harmon mentions a fire in which many wounded soldiers were killed. He describes heavy fighting and losses at Spotsylvania and at one point questions the actions of the Brigade commander. As his regiment endures battles at North Anna and Cold Harbor, Harmon describes the morale of his comrades ("very much broken up they are tired heartsick & discouraged") and himself ("sick, tired & worn out too night this is our 9th day of slaughter"). Many of the entries center on his brigade's movements and preparations for battles that often fail to materialize. Harmon's diary entries end with June 3, 1864. Following the June 3 entry is a gap, indicating the removal of several pages, and a page of wartime accounts held by Harmon and I. F. Goodwin. The volume also contains two botanical samples, one of which appears to be a collection of four-leaved clovers, tipped into the first two pages.

Charles L. Cummings

The great war relic ...Together with a sketch of my life, service in the Army...many interesting incidents illustrative of the life of a soldier (1870).

Charles Lewis Francis

Narrative of a private soldier in the volunteer army of the United States, during a portion of the period covered by the great war of the rebellion of 1861 (1879).

Charles Martin

Personal reminiscences of the Monitor and Merrimac engagement, and destruction of the Congress and Cumberland, 1886.

Charles Nash

 Biographical sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman (1898).

Charles Newell Hammond

Journal of Charles Newell Hammond (1835-1891). Hammond served with Co. F, 96th Ill. Vol. Inf. Regt., USA. The journal provides an account of the company's rations and expenses as well as his personal account of the mundane events of camp life. On June 25 he wrote, "My 28th birthday, thought about greens for dinner but had to eat Hard tack & sow belly. The boys nearly all went to the front but I was shoeless & had to stay."

Charles O. Poland

This is the diary of Charles O. Poland, a private in Company B, 142nd Ohio Infantry (National Guard) during the Civil War. The 142nd Ohio National Guard was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio and mustered into service for 100 days on May 12, 1864. On May 14, the regiment proceeded to Martinsburg, West Virginia, where it drilled until May 19, when ordered to Fort Lyon, Virginia, from which it served guard duty in the Washington D. C. area. On June 5, the regiment was ordered to the front and arrived on June 9 at White House Landing, Virginia, where it was dispatched to guard a supply train through the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. From there, the 142nd proceeded to Point of Rocks, about five miles from Petersburg, Virginia. The regiment participated in the early siege of Petersburg through August 19, when it was ordered back to Washington, D.C., thence to Camp Chase, where it was mustered out on September 2, 1864. The diary's entries commence on June 15, 1864, with Knox already in the rifle pits before Petersburg. He writes of being detailed to destroy Confederate breastworks, erect fortifications, and fell trees as battles raged nearby. Elsewhere he mentions having seen generals Grant and Burnside, the gunboats on the James River, the discovery of a cache of buried silver and gold by a New York regiment while hunting for fishing worms, and the trading of hardtack for tobacco between the lines. Throughout the diary, Poland notes many days on picket, and the state of the fighting around Petersburg. On July 20, Poland developed a fever, and the final four entries, concluding with July 31, are devoted to the condition of his health.

Charles Oscar Adams – Letters, 1861-1862

Fenton, Michigan, soldier who served in Co. I, Third Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. Letters written to his wife concerning his wartime experiences.

Charles Phelps

Life and public services of General Ulysses S. Grant, from his boyhood to the present time. And a biographical sketch of Hon. Schuyler Colfax (1868)

Charles Ransley Green

 Sergeant Benjamin. T. Strong's biography - reminiscences of his service in Co. A, 101st O.V.I., Army of the Cumberland, 1913.

Charles Rumsey

Mansfield Men in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Eightieth Regt, with Letters of Charles M. Rumsey and Personal War Sketches, 1861-1865.

Charles S. Brown papers

Letters describing the Sherman's Army march from Chattanooga, Tenn., by way of Dalton, Atlanta, Milledgeville, and Augusta, to Savannah, Ga., in 1864, and across South Carolina to Raleigh, N.C.; camp life, chaplains; foraging; the burning of Atlanta (which he witnessed); destruction of property by the Union army between Atlanta and Savannah; the hanging of a Confederate bushwhacker; the battle of Bentonville, N.C.; the occupation of Raleigh; and the reaction in Sherman's Army to the new of Lee's surrender and the death of Lincoln. He describes the vandalism of Sherman's forces in S.C., and compares them to lighter damage inflicted by the men in N.C.; he also describes the vandalism of Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry in Raleigh.

Charles S. McClenthen

Narrative of the Fall and Winter Campaign by a Private Soldier containing a detailed description of the Battle of Fredericksburg, 1863.

Charles S. Wainwright

A diary of battle; the personal journals of Colonel Charles S. Wainwright, 1861-1865. Edited by Allan Nevins.

Charles Sigwalt Diary vol. 1 (January 6, 1862 - December 31, 1862)

Charles Sigwalt Diary vol. 2 (January 1, 1863 - January 21, 1864)

Charles Sigwalt Diary vol. 3 (January 1, 1864 - December 31, 1864)

Charles Sigwalt Diary vol. 4 (January 1, 1865 - October 17, 1865)

Charles Sigwalt , With Sherman from Chattanooga to Atlanta (typed monograph)


Charles Sigwalt, originally a resident of Long Grove, Illinois, went on to become a prominent businessman, Postmaster and eventually Village President [Mayor] of Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was Village President during the years 1891-1893, 1894-1897 and 1899-1905. This diary begins with Sigwalt's daily life on a farm in Long Grove and continues with his enlistment and involvement in the 88th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.


Charles Smedley

Life in southern prisons; from the diary of Corporal Charles Smedley, of Company G, 90th regiment Penn volunteers, commencing a few days before the "battle of the Wilderness", in which he was taken prisoner, in the evening of the fifth month fifth, 1864: also, a short description of the march to and battle of Gettysburg, together with a biographical sketch of the author.

Charles Stewart Vedder Diary, 1 Jan. 1861 - 31 Dec. 1861

Charles Stewart Vedder Diary, 13 July 1863 - 2 Sept. 1866

Daily Journal for 1861 - Commenced in Columbia, S.C." by Rev. C. S. Vedder. Topics discussed include religion, the start of the Civil War, travels, and Vedder's start as the pastor of Summerville, S.C. Diary of Rev. C. S. Vedder, begun 13 July 1863. Topics discussed include travel, religious activities, illness, and news from the war. Includes a long gap, Feb. - May 1865, "due to the fact that it was buried, with other papers, to avoid its being taken and destroyed by anticipated Raiders."


Charles W. Boyce

A brief history of the Twenty-eighth regiment New York state volunteers, First brigade, First division, Twelfth corps, Army of the Potomac, from the author's diary and official reports. With the muster-roll of the regiment, and many pictures, articles and letters from surviving members and friends, with the report of proceedings of the thirty-fifth annual reunion held at Albion, New York, May 22, 1896. [By] C. W. Boyce.

Charles W. Chapman

Charles W. Chapman was a farmer from Grandview, Iowa. He served as a private in Company F of the 19th Infantry Regiment of Iowa Volunteers. [N.B.: the regiment number written on Chapman's diary is the 15th Infantry; however, it appears that he was actually in the 19th Infantry.] This is a handwritten pencil diary, detailing Chapman's daily life in the military.

Charles W. Field

Campaigns of 1864 and 1865. Narrative of Major-General C. W. Field, SHSP, vol. 14.

Charles W. Hadley

Diary kept by Charles Whipple Hadley (1844-1936), of Anamosa, Iowa. At age 17, Hadley left Anamosa to enlist in the Union army during the American Civil War. He traveled south to Davenport, where he became a member of the 14th Iowa Regiment of Volunteer Company H. Hadley's regiment was based in St. Louis at Benton Barracks. Serving from 1861 to 1863, Hadley commanded his own company, spent six months as a prisoner of war, and was probably wounded in battle. In 1863, he returned to Anamosa to live with his family, where he continued writing in his diary until 1864. He spent many years in Ogden City, Utah, where he died in 1936.

Charles W. Hume – Diary 1864

 Charles Wellington Reed - Diary, 1864

Reed was an artist and soldier in the Ninth Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery (Bigelow's Battery). In November 1864 he was transferred to the Topographical Engineers, Fifth Army Corps and served as an assistant to the topographical engineer under General Gouverneur K. Warren at V Corps headquarters.

Charles Wells Russell

The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby, 1917.

Charles Wills

Army life of an Illinois soldier, including a day by day record of Sherman's march to the sea; letters and diary of the late Charles W. Wills, private and sergeant 8th Illinois Infantry; lieutenant and battalion adjutant 7th Illinois Cavalry; captain, major and lieutenant colonel 103rd Illinois Infantry. Compiled and published by his sister [Mary E. Kellogg]

Charles Wood

Charles Wood diary, 1857-1869. The collection consists of a diary of Charles Wood from 1857-1861, 1863. Early entries relate to his activities as a law student and his political views. Entries in 1861 describe his journey from Richmond (Va.) to Tallahassee (Fla.) after being assigned as aide-de-camp to General John B. Grayson, who was Commander of the Dept. of East Florida. Wood describes the various towns he traveled through and upon arriving in Tallahassee, the illness and death of General Grayson. In 1863, he wrote a short entry discussing the war's impact on his personal philosophy. The volume also contains personal financial accounts from 1868-1869.

Charles Woodruff – Diaries, Aug. 1862-Jan. 30, 1863 and Sept. 23-Oct. 26, 1863

Charles Woodruff – Diaries, Sept. 26-Dec. 15, 1864

Charles  Coffin

Stories of Our Soldiers - War Reminiscences (1893).

Chauncey Curtis

Reminiscences -The Burnside Expedition to Roanoke.

 Chauncey Herbert Cooke

Soldier boy's letters to his father and mother, 1861-5 (1915).

Chester Barney

Recollections of Field Service with the Twentieth Iowa Infantry Volunteers 1865.

Chester Berry

Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivors, 1892

Chicago Board of Trade Battery Memorial Association

Historical sketch of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery, Illinois volunteers (1902).

Christian D. Rupp

Rupp's Memorandum Book July 5-September 22 – 1864. Begins in Thibodoux, Louisiana on July 5. The soldiers are put onto a boat in the Mississippi River which almost immediately runs aground on a sandbar. They are transferred to another boat, the original boat is freed from the sand bar, then they are transferred once again to the original boat. They then travel out into the gulf, past the Tortugas, past the Hatteras Lighthouse, and up the east coast to Chesapeake Bay. They travel up the Potomac River. They disbark and travel overland to participate in battles at Winchester and Cedar Creek. Rupp was from Vinton, Iowa. He enlisted on August 12, 1862, was mustered in on September 2, 1862, and mustered out on July 31 1865 at Savannah, Georgia. This journal was donated by the Owen Winfield Family.

Christian Hook

Christian Hook was a Union Corporal in 151st Ohio Infantry (National Guard) during the Civil War. The collection contains his diary of May to August 1864, including entries on camp life and a near-court martial, as well as a reunion flyer for the regiment from 1925. Entries primarily detail Hook's movements and actions from the day before mustering in Ohio until a few days before his return. Hook notes passing Harpers Ferry and encountering wounded soldiers returning home. Most days are described as "pleasant" in the fortifications around Washington, D.C. throughout the first half of Hook's deployment. Lincoln arrived in camp on July 10. His subsequent addresses show he knew Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early's forces would be arriving within a day and proceeded to stay in camp to observe the fighting, now referred to as the Battle of Fort Stevens. The strong defenses of Fort Stevens minimized the military threat and Early withdrew after two days of skirmishing without attempting any serious assaults. Hook notes the fortifications around Washington returned to quiet by July 14. All entries return to describing the days as pleasant until July 30. An apparent disagreement over the posting of troops resulted in Hook's arrest and detainment at Fort Sumner while awaiting trial for court martial. For unapparent reasons, Hook was released August 6. The rest of the journal notes his picket duty, although the dates August 10-15 are missing. Diary concludes with Hook in Baltimore August 21 awaiting departure to Harrisburg and ultimately to Ohio for the Regiment to be mustered out.

Christiana Bond

Recollections of Robert E. Lee, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 24,1925

Christopher Wren Bunker

Seven letters, 1863-1864, from Christopher Wren Bunker serving in Tennessee and Virginia to his sister, and one letter, 14 October 1864, from Bunker in prison to his father, mother, brother, and sisters. The letters describe the weather and conditions in the army and give news of friends. The letter from prison discloses that Bunker had been captured and had been ill with smallpox at Camp Chase. Bunker served in the Confederate Army in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia. He was captured 7 August 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio.

Civil War diary, 1864-1865

This collection consists of a loose diary written by an unidentified Michigan soldier fighting in Georgia. The diary details the daily life of a Northern soldier fighting in Georgia during the Civil War in the winter of 1864-1865.

Civil War Diary, Union soldier, 1861-1863

Diary reflecting the daily life of an Union soldier enlisted in the 2nd Regiment, Company A, of the Minnesota Volunteers, also known as the Chatfield Guards. The diary dates from 18 June 1861 to 17 July 1863 and documents life in camp, marches, and military engagements.

Civil War Sketches and Incidents, Papers read before the Commandery of the State of Nebraska, 1902


Clapp Diary

This Civil War diary belonged to a Union soldier and contains entries from January 22, 1862, to April 27, 1862. The diary begins in the aftermath of the Battle of Mill Spring in Kentucky and details the soldier's movement from Kentucky to Tennessee. The diary ends just after the Battle of Shiloh. Throughout the diary the soldier discusses daily life, logistics, the weather, as well as the regiments that he travelled and fought alongside with.

Clara Barton Papers - The Civil War Years

Throughout the war, Barton and her supply wagons traveled with the Union army, giving aid to Union casualties and Confederate prisoners - at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Chantilly, Harper's Ferry and South Mountain. Transportation was provided by the army quartermaster but most of the supplies were purchased with donations solicited by Barton or by her own funds. Active during the Rebellion, Barton climaxed her Civil War activity when she participated in establishing a national cemetery around the graves of the Union men who died in the notorious Andersonville Prison in Georgia. With the help of Dorence Atwater, who had secretly tabulated a list of the dead during his own imprisonment in Andersonville, and a team of 30 military men, Barton identified the graves of nearly 13,000 men.

Clarke County States Rights Association Papers

Claudius B. Grant -Diaries, 1865

Claudius B. Grant - Diaries, 1862

Claudius B. Grant -Diaries, 1863

Claudius B. Grant -Diaries, 1864 Apr.-Dec.

Claudius B. Grant -Diaries, 1864 Jan.-Mar.

Diary, 1862-1865, written while serving in Co. D, 20th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War, recounting daily activities and the sieges of Knoxville and Petersburg; correspondence, mainly with his mother and wife, while a student at University of Michigan and during the Civil War.

Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene Diary, vol 1

Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene Diary, vol 2

Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene Diary, vol 3

Diary of Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene, July 30, 1862 - September 27, 1863.  The diary begins at the outbreak of the Civil War, when she was a student. She gives a detailed account of war-time activities in Norfolk, Virginia including the fall of that city and being evacuated to Charleston, South Carolina, and then the fall of Charleston prompting and her return to Norfolk. She records the fall of Richmond and General Robert E. Lee's surrender. She visited Jefferson Davis while he was in prison. She also met General Robert E. Lee and General Curtis Lee. After the war, she writes of her social and church activities, books read and trips taken, and the courtship and marriage to John Greene.


Clyde Walton, ed.

Walton, Clyde, ed. Private Smith's journal; recollections of the late war (1963).

Colby Short – Civil War diary, August 1861-August 1862

Collett Leventhorpe

Reminiscences- Brigadier General Collett Leventhorpe.

Confederate States of America Records, 1854-1889

Correspondence, proclamations, messages of the president, court cases, minute books, docket books, customs records, financial records, letterbooks, orders, reports, and other records of the Confederate Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Post Office Department, Navy Department, and War Department. Includes Confederate constitutional documents and the James Wolcott Wadsworth collection of diplomatic correspondence and letters of Raphael Semmes.

Confederate women of Arkansas in the Civil War, 1861-'65

Memorial Reminiscences, United Confederate Veterans. Arkansas Division (1907)

Conrad Noll - Diaries 1864

Conrad Noll - Diaries 1865

Conrad Noll - Diaries 1863

Soldier from Ann Arbor, Michigan who served in Co. D., Twentieth Michigan Infantry during Civil War. Diaries, 1863-1864; citation for Congressional Medal of Honor, newspaper clippings, photographs, and medal.

Cora Mitchel

Reminiscences of the Civil War.

Cornelia Peake McDonald

A Diary with Reminiscences of the War and Refugee Life in the Shenandoah valley, 1860-1865.

Cornelius Byington


1863 Civil War Diary of Cornelius Byington. In the diary, he describes the status of his regiment, the siege of Vicksburg, and burning railroads and homes (July 18, 1863). Military Service Note: Byington, Cornelius. Battle Creek. Entered service in company C, Second Infantry, at organization, as Captain, May 10, 1861, at Battle Creek, for 3 years, age 39. Commissioned Major April 25, 1861. Mustered May 25, 1861. Commissioned Major July 26, 1862. Died Dec. 11, 1863, from wounds received in action at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1863, while in command of and gallantly leading his regiment in the assault on the enemy's works.


Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865

Civil War diary of Lt. (later Capt.) Cornelius C. Platter, of the 81st Ohio Infantry Volunteers, from November, 1864 - April 27, 1865. Platter's diary details Sherman's march through Georgia from Rome to Savannah and the march north through the Carolinas. He gives dates, times, and lengths of marches and describes the weather, locale, scenery, and food as well as orders, rumors, positions, troop morale, and administrative duties. The diary also includes a description of the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, the news of the Confederate surrender, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 1 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 2 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 3 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 4 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 5 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter (1815-1897) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the fourth and youngest child of John Jacob Hanleiter, Jr. and Elizabeth McFarland. His father died shortly after his birth and his mother orphaned him at the age of eight. He was soon an apprentice in Savannah where his career as a printer developed. Hanleiter published newspapers and journals throughout the state including the Constitutionalist, Georgia Messenger, and The Southern Ladies Book, among others. In 1847 he moved to Atlanta and by 1852 began publishing the Atlanta Intelligencer. Hanleiter was active in Atlanta civic affairs, organizing the Gate City Guard, and serving on the Atlanta City Council and as a judge of the Inferior Court of Fulton County. Although he opposed secession, Hanleiter served in several Georgia units, most prominently in the Jo Thompson Artillery of Wright’s Legion, 38th Georgia Infantry Regiment. He eventually gained the rank of Colonel.


Cornelius T. Hunt

The Last Privateer – A narrative of service aboard the Confederate States’ Cruiser Shenandoah. National Tribune, 1902.

Cullen B. Aubery

Twenty-five years on the streets of Milwaukee after dark; together with sketches of experiences as newsboy in the army, capture and imprisonment in Libby prison (1897).

Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, 1864

Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, 1864  - transcript

The collection consists of a diary of Cyrena Bailey Stone written from January - July, 1864. The diary includes descriptive accounts of life in the South during the Civil War, slaves reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation and the probable fall of the Confederacy, prices for food and clothing, visits to prisons and hospitals, preparations of fortifications, shellings and cannonadings, falsified reports in Southern newspapers, diatribes towards leaders of the Confederacy especially Howell Cobb and Jefferson Davis, the fall of towns such as Tunnel Hill, Dalton, and Resaca (Ga.), and the evacuation of Atlanta.


Cyrus Bussey

This collection consists of one thirty-six page document where Bussey details his exploits as an officer with the Iowa Cavalry.  Bussey refers to himself in the third person in this laudatory discussion of his experience with the Army of the Southwest, including his encounters with Colonels Van Dorn, McCulloch, and McIntosh; Generals Osterhaus, Fremont, Steele, Sherman, and Grant; Major William C. Drake, Lt. Col. Frimble, Captain Thomas J. Taylor, Lt. A. H. Griswold and Union spy William Miller.

Cyrus F. Jenkins

Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War diary, 1861-1862. The Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862, held at the Troup County Archives, chronicles Cyrus Franklin Jenkins' experiences as an enlisted man in the Meriwether Volunteers, Company B, 13th Georgia Infantry Regiment, during the first year of the war, June 1861 to March 1862. Jenkins vividly describes the early euphoria of the war and the regiment's campaigns in western Virginia (now West Virginia) as part of Floyd's Brigade and in Savannah in Lawton's Brigade. The regiment took part in skirmishes at Sewell Mountain, Laurel Hill, and Whitemarsh Island. While traveling, Jenkins also remarks on the changing scenery he encounters. Additionally, his account of camp life highlights the medical care available to Confederate soldiers at this stage in the war. Jenkins was killed at Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 12, 1864..

Cyrus Morton Cutler

Cyrus Morton Cutler Letters From the Front - From October, 1861 to September, 1864 (1892). Cyrus Morton Cutler was in the service of the United States during the war of the Rebellion, his record being as follows: enrolled August 10, 1861, in Company F, Twenty-second Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; on detached service with Battery C, First New York Light Artillery, from June 30. 1863, to August 22,1864.

Cyrus Thomas Diary, 1862

Cyrus Thomas Diary transcript,1862


Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed .


Cyrus Vanmatre

Civil War  Diary of Cyrus Vanmatre, member of Company E, 8th regiment, Indiana Volunteers.

Cyrus  Bacon 1861-1863 diary

Cyrus  Bacon 1861-1863 diary transcript

In this diary, Bacon describes daily life in the Seventh Michigan Infantry. He gives vivid accounts of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
Military Service Note :  Entered service in Seventh Infantry, at organization, as Assistant Surgeon, Aug. 16, 1861, age 24. Commissioned Aug. 16, 1861. Mustered Aug. 22, 1861. Resigned May 6, 1862. Assistant Surgeon U.S.A., April 16, 1862. Brevet Major March 12, 1864. Died near Springfield, Ill., Sept. 1, 1868 while en route home.


D. Coleman

Confederate Captain D. Coleman was an officer with various units of the Army of Tennessee and with detached cavalry in Bedford County, Tullahoma, Chattanooga, and Lookout Mountain, Tenn., and Chickamauga, Ringgold, and Dalton, Ga. The collection is a diary, 26 January 1863-18 February 1864 and summer, 1864, of Coleman, including vivid descriptions of military activity, daily life, and trips to his home at Athens, Ala., which was at times under federal occupation, to care for his family and to recruit.

D. H. Hill Papers, 1848-1865

D. H. Hill Papers, 1866-1869

D. H. Hill Papers, 1879-1951 and undated


The collection consists of Civil War and postwar correspondence of General D. H. Hill with high Confederate military and civil officers, with some letters from Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1890), Virginia theologian and Confederate chaplain. There are also notes by Charles W. Dabney, who assembled the items, circa 1929-1931. Persons represented include Rufus Barringer, P. G. T. Beauregard, John C. Calhoun, Robert Hall Chilton, Robert Lewis Dabney, Jubal A. Early, William A. Graham, Wade Hampton III, Stonewall Jackson, Joseph E. Johnston, Washington Caruthers Kerr, Drury Lacy, James Henry Lane, Alexander Robert Lawton, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Alexander Peter Stewart, Robert Augustus Toombs, Joseph Wheeler, and William Henry Chase Whiting. Also included is a Hill family genealogy and a few other items. Some items are originals and others are photocopies.


D. W. Nelson

The diary belongs to Sergeant D. W. Nelson, Company I  (Captain W. N. Doughty), 37th Regiment Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry (Colonel George W. Hazzard), 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Department of the Ohio. The diary covers from his enlistment in the regiment on 1861 until he was wounded at the Battle of Resaca during the Atlanta Campaign in Georgia. (Thanks to Michael Goethals for this info).

D.H. Strother - First Paper - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Second Paper - Pattersons Campaign - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Third Paper -  Balls Bluff - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Fourth Paper - Expectancy - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Fifth Paper -  Valley of the Shenandoah - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Sixth Paper -  Valley of the Shenandoah - Banks Retreat - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Seventh Paper -  Concentration - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Eighth Paper - Cedar Mountain - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Ninth Paper -  Groveton - Personal Recollections of the War


He was with McClellan until the General was relieved in November, at which time he returned to Banks' staff and saw action in Louisiana at Port Hudson and on the Teche Campaign. He was in Washington, unattached, during the Gettysburg Campaign, and in July 1863 was promoted to Colonel of his regiment.


D.M. Kelsey - Deeds of daring by the American soldier, North and South on each side the line during the civil war (1897)

D.M. Kelsey - Deeds of daring by the American soldier, North and South on each side the line during the civil war (1903) Revised Edition

Thrilling narratives of Personal adventure, exploits of scouts and spies, forlorn hopes, heroic Bravery, patient endurance, imprisonments and hair breadth escapes, Romantic incidents, hand to hand struggles, humorous and tragic Events, perilous journeys, bold dashes, brilliant successes, Magnanimous actions, etc., on each side the line during the Civil War.


Dabney H. Maury

Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian and Civil Wars, 1894.

Daniel A. Lowber

The Civil War diary of Captain Daniel A. Lowber of Company A, 37th Wisconsin Infantry. The diary entries commence with July 25, 1864, with Lowber apparently in transit to his regiment after a temporary furlough. He joins the regiment the day after the Battle of the Crater and takes command on August 1, noting that his new command has only 18 men fit for duty. In daily entries spanning the next five months, Lowber mentions frequent picket and fatigue duty and notes his routine administrative duties as well. He also mentions trading papers with a Confederate soldier between the lines, his living quarters, church services, news of Sheridan's victories in the Shenandoah Valley, the regiment's tally in the 1864 presidential election, and Thanksgiving. Lowber also describes actions during several battles, including perhaps most significantly the Battle of Peeble's Farm. The diary entries cease with December 31, 1864

Daniel Bond

Union soldier, member of the Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st, Company F. Born in Randolph County, Indiana. Bond enlisted in April 1861, was discharged shortly after and then re-enlisted on 22 August 1861. He was mustered out on 24 July 1865. He was wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1862). At the Battle of Petersburg (1864) Bond was captured and sent to Andersonville Prison from which he escaped.

Daniel Butterfield Pease family papers, 1864-1866

Consists of correspondence, mainly from Daniel Butterfield Pease, to members of his family in Maine while serving with Company G of the 12th Maine Infantry Regiment from 1864-1866. Pease's letters were written from Camp Coburn, Maine; Galloups Island, Massachusetts; and Augusta, Savannah, and Thomasville, Georgia and contain descriptions of the different areas, his duties, the Civil War, and peace-keeping activities during Reconstruction. The collection also contains a few letters from Pease's brothers, Dixon and Plummer.

Daniel Fletcher

Reminiscences of California and the Civil War (1894).

Daniel Hoge Bruce

Diary of Capt. Daniel Hoge Bruce, Co. A, 51st Va. Inf. Regt., CSA. Bruce was captured at Waynesborough by Sheridan's cavalry on March 2, 1865 and sent to Fort Delaware Prison. The diary contains song lyrics, poems, autographs from fellow soldiers, and details on his capture, imprisonment, and subsequent return home after the end of the war.

Daniel Lucas

History of the 99th Indiana Infantry, containing a diary of marches, incidents, biographies of officers and complete rolls.

Daniel White Wells

Civil War diary of Hatfield soldier Daniel White Wells, covering the dates Oct. 2, 1862, through July 28, 1863. Includes Battle of Port Hudson, during which he finished his 9-month service. Digital donation courtesy of John F. Wells.

Darwin G. Palmer

This is the diary of Darwin G. Palmer who served with Company D, 101st Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. From January-May 1865, he was a nurse at the U.S. Army General Hospital No. 3, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

Darwin H. Babbitt

Diary of Darwin H. Babbitt dated 1864. In this diary, he discusses being under arrest with the Provost Guard, rejoining his regiment, skirmishes, the Battle of the Wilderness, and the Battle of Topotomoy Creek. Military Service Note: Babbitt, Darwin H. Ypsilanti. Enlisted in company K, Fifth Cavalry, Aug. 21, 1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 2, 1862. Taken prisoner at Hawes' Shop, Va., May 28, 1864. Released Jan. 27, 1865. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 22, 1865.

David B. Arthur

A diary kept by David B. Arthur (b. 1837) as 1st sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in Co. I, 20th Wisconsin Infantry. Arthur was a lead miner, from Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin. He was mustered in to the 20th Wisconsin in August 1862 and served in that unit for the duration of the war, ultimately rising to 1st lieutenant. The diary includes dated entries ranging from 20 October 1862 to 12 June 1863; during this time the regiment was attached to the Army of the Frontier, serving in Missouri and Arkansas. Arthur's entries describe three distinct expeditions or campaigns, the most important of which culminated in the battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas (7 December 1862).

David B. Parker

A Chautauqua boy in '61 and afterward; reminiscences by David B. Parker, Second Lieutenant, Seventy-second New York, Detailed Superintendent of the Mails of the Army of the Potomac, United States Marshal, District of Virginia Chief Post Office Inspector.

 David B. Tanner

"Our limbs are lost! Our country saved!" A short sketch of the service and sacrifices of David B. Tanner.

David Dixon Porter - Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885).


David Dixon Porter - Memoir of Commodore David Porter, USN, 1875.


David E. Curtis

This is the diary of David E. Curtis who served with the 104th New York Infantry during the Civil War. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, and subsequently hospitalized. The diary covers February 1-October 12, 1864 and recounts the author’s experience in camp, battle, and hospital.

David Glasgow Farragut

Life and Letters of Admiral D. G. Farragut, 1879.

David H. Reynolds

A sergeant in Company K, 43rd Indiana Infantry Regiment, Reynolds writes in his diary from January 1 through September 26, 1863. He records his activities in camp, the company's travels on steamboats, and the skirmishes and battles in which he fought in Mississippi and Arkansas during the Civil War.

David Homer Bates

Diary and daily journal written by David Homer Bates. Bates worked in the telegraph office during the Lincoln administration. He chronicles the movements of the Civil War as well as noting important events of the day. It also gives a daily account of Bates comings and goings in the Washington, D.C. area.

David J. Minto

Civil War Diary written by David J. Minto of the Ninety-Sixth Regiment  Illinois Volunteer Infantry, for the year 1866.

David James Palmer papers, November 1862 - November 1928

David James Palmer papers, January 1863.

David James Palmer papers, January 1863-February 1887.

David James Palmer papers, August-December 1863.

David James Palmer papers, January-June 1864

David James Palmer papers, July - December 1864.

David James Palmer papers, January 1864-May 1865

David James Palmer papers, December 1864-May 1865


David James Palmer Papers describing the war experiences of Palmer, who was from Washington County, Iowa and fought with the 8th Iowa Infantry and later the 25th Iowa Infantry. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Shiloh but recovered and was promoted to captain and eventually lieutenant colonel and took part in the siege of Vicksburg and Sherman's March to the Sea. After the war he was a state senator and railroad commissioner.


David L. Day

My Diary Of Rambles with the 25th Mass. Volunteer Infantry, Burnside's Coast Division; 18th Army Corps, Army of the James.

David Lane

A Soldier's Diary - the Story of a Volunteer, 1862-1865.

David Macrae - The Americans at Home: Pen and Ink Sketches of American Men and Their Institutions, Vol. 1, 1870.

David Macrae - The Americans at Home: Pen and Ink Sketches of American Men and Their Institutions, Vol. 2, 1870.



David Millspaugh – Diary, 1862-1863

David Power Conyngham

Sherman's March through the South. With Sketches and Incidents of the Campaign (1865).

David R. Garrett

The Civil War letters of David R. Garrett, detailing the adventures of the 6th Texas Cavalry, 1861-1865.

David S. Whitenack

Reminiscences of the Civil War- Andersonville.

David Smith Coddington

Speeches and Addresses of the late Hon. David S. Coddington, with a biographical sketch (1866).

David Stanley

Personal Memoirs of Major General David S. Stanley, 1917.

David Sullins

Recollections of an Old Man, Seventy Years in Dixie, 1910.

David W. Rowe

A Sketch of the 126th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1869.

David  Langworthy

Reminiscences of a prisoner of war and his escape (1915)

Delia Locke

Delia Locke Diary, 1862-1869.

Dennis Haynes

A thrilling narrative of the suffering of the Union refugees (1866)

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes vol. 2, 1861-65

Rutherford B. Hayes kept a diary from age twelve to his death at age 70 in 1893. He was one of only three presidents to keep a diary while in office. The edited diaries and letters were published in 1922 as a set of five volumes. This volume covers the Civil War years.

Diary of a Union Soldier - 24 July 1861 - 9 April 1862

Diary, 24 July 1861 - 9 April 1862. Diary written by Union soldier who recorded entries on an almost daily basis beginning with his enlistment; includes descriptions of Annapolis, Md., where he wrote that he had some talk with a real live slave, followed by Fort Monroe, Va., and various locations in South Carolina. Description of transport aboard a steamboat to a station off Port Royal, S.C.; the bombardment of Confederate batteries in the harbor, and the landing of troops at Hilton Head, 9 Dec. 1861, and on Edisto Island in early April 1862; Union plundering of the Confederate countryside; on 8 Mar. 1862, he reports meeting missionaries aboard the steamer Atlantic en route to Port Royal to establish schools for former African-American slaves. Head also records his impressions of several plantations and churches on Edisto Island (Charleston County, S.C.) and expresses concern about the presence of Confederate troops in the area.

Diary of an unidentified Confederate soldier, February-June 1864

The Confederate Soldier who wrote the diary/journal was actually an artilleryman who was a member of Guibor's Missouri Artillery Battery, Storr's Artillery Battalion, assigned to French's Division of Polks (later Manigault's) Corps during the Atlanta Campaign. ( Thanks to Michael Goethals for this info.) Contains accounts of movements and operations of a Confederate unit in Mississippi and Alabama (February to May 1864) and during the Atlanta campaign (May to August 1864). Also contains a few pages of personal accounts.

Diary of Creed T. Davis, Private Second Company Richmond Howitzers and Prison Diary of Creed T. Davis


Papers, 1864-1875, of Creed T. Davis (d. 1915), chiefly consisting of a diary, 1864-1865, that he kept while serving with the Richmond Howitzers, 2nd Company, in the Civil War. It is unclear whether the diary is the original or a transcript. The record was given to Robert Alonzo Brock (1839-1914) in 1875, along with a list of soldiers who died from April to June 1865 at a Newport News military prison, where Davis was kept after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.


Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1863

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1864

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1865

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1863. In this diary, he describes the movements of his regiment, chores, finances, deserters (March 28), religion, books, the weather, a slave auction (May 4), burning railroad stations and cotton (July 18), The Battle of Fredericksburg (November 16-19), African Americans (November 17), and skirmishes.

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1864. In this diary, he discusses the status of his regiment, deserters (January 25, February 29, March 1), African Americans (April 8, July 25), skirmishes, Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7), Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse (May 8-21), Battle of Totopotomoy Creek (May 29-31), Battle of Cold Harbor (June 1-12), Siege of Petersburg, Battle of the Crater (July 30), Battle of Globe Tavern (August 18-21), Battle of Peebles Farm (September 30-October 2), and the Battle of Hatcher's Run (October 27-28).

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1865. In this diary, he describes the weather, skirmishes, Battle of Fort Steadman (March 25), the Capture of Petersburg (April 2), the capture of General Lee, the assassination of President Lincoln, and his discharge.

Military Service Note: Arnold, George B. Dexter. Enlisted in company D, Twentieth Infantry, Aug. 9, 1862, at Dexter, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 18, 1862. Corporal June 2, 1864. Sergeant June 6, 1864. First Sergeant Nov. 1, 1864. Sergeant Major Feb. 4, 1865. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company D, May 17, 1865. Commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant to rank from March 11, 1865. Mustered out and honorably discharged at DeLaney House, D.C., May 30, 1865.


Diary of John J. Mercer

Transcription of Diary of John J. Mercer


John J. Mercer, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, 78th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, Georgia.


Diary of Lieutenant Adam B. Smith, March 11-July 4, 1863

Diary of Lieutenant Adam B. Smith, March 11-July 4, 1863.  Describes operations along the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi and around Helena, including descriptions of engagements with rebel forces and gunboat operations. Diary is concluded with a note written by John G. Hudson relating the death of Smith on July 4, 1863, at Helena.

Diary of Mary Henry 1864-1868

Diary of Mary Henry 1864-1868  [transcription]

Diary of Mary Henry 1858-1863

Diary of Mary Henry 1858-1863  [transcription]


Diary of Mary Henry, daughter of the first Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry. This diary spans the years of 1864-1868 and covers life in the Washington, D.C. Mary lived with her family in the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, and witnessed the tumultuous years of the Civil War, its impact on Washington and the reconstruction of the country. Her entries include details of visitors to the Castle, her father's work with the Smithsonian, and events of the Civil War


Diary of Orin M. Jameson, Jan. 1- Aug. 7, 1864

Orin M. Jameson, 17th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers.

Diary of the campaign of the 4th Battalion Sharpshooters from Palmetto, Georgia

Transcription of Diary of the campaign of the 4th Battalion Sharpshooters from Palmetto, Georgia

Diary of the Great Rebellion

Diary of the great rebellion. Containing a complete summary of each day's events, from the inauguration of the rebellion at Charleston, S. C., December 20th, 1860, to the 1st of January, 1862. Prepared with great care from "Official reports" and files of the New York and Philadelphia daily papers.

Diary of the Paymaster of Fremont's Body Guard, 1861

Diary of the Paymaster of Fremont's Body Guard, 1861(Transcript)


Describes the expedition to Springfield, including an account of the charge against Springfield and the return to St. Louis. Contains frequent mentions of Major Charles Zagonyi [Karoly Zagonyi], and information on marches and foraging expeditions.

Diary of the War for Separation Copy 1

Diary of the War for Separation Copy 2

Diary of the War for Separation Copy 3

Diary of the War for Separation Transcript


Diary of the War for Separation, a Daily Chronicle of the Principal Events and History of the Present Revolution, to Which is Added Notes and Descriptions of All the Great Battles, Including Walker's Narrative of the Battle of Shiloh. By H. C.Clarke, of Vicksburg, Miss.

Diary of Unidentified Soldier of the 31st Iowa Infantry, September 4, 1862, to September 30, 1864

Contains accounts of the affairs of the 31st Iowa Infantry from its organization in the fall of 1862 to its subsequent service in Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. Includes accounts of the Yazoo Expedition, December 1862 to January 1863; expedition against Fort Hindman, Arkansas; operations during the Vicksburg campaign, including the sieges of Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi; the Battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge; engagement at Ringgold Gap; and operations during the Atlanta campaign, including the Battle of Resaca, the Siege of Atlanta, and the Battle of Jonesboro. Also includes information on marches. The back of the diary contains postwar accounts of Orcutt and Bros. Thus the diary may have been written by Noel P. Orcutt or Darius M. Orcutt, both of whom served in the 31st Iowa Infantry during the war.

Diary of Van S. Bennett: Jan. 1 - Feb. 19, 1864; misc. 1862-1863

Diary of Van S. Bennett: 1863

Diary of Van S. Bennett: Oct. 3 - 12, 1864

Diary of Van S. Bennett: Oct. 13 - Nov. 16, 1864

Transcribed diary of Van S. Bennett  1863 (only April 18, 1863 to July 4, 1863

Diaries (1863-1864) of Captain Van S. Bennett of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, giving accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns while a member of Sherman's army in Mississippi and Georgia, and his observations of the activities of the Union soldiers he served with. Also included are his notebook containing various accounts, orders for equipment, and lists of wounded.


Diary of Volney S. Harris, Company M, 8th Cavalry, New York, Georgia

Transcription of Diary of Volney S. Harris, Company M, 8th Cavalry, New York, Georgia



Diary of William H. Perkins 1865

William H. Perkins 1865 (Sgt.) "Alexander's" Baltimore Light Artillery. (US) Born at Lewistown, in Frederick County, in 1841, he became a teacher, educating himself in local schools. After the war he studied medicine at the University of Maryland and the Long Island College Hospital of Medicine, in New York. He graduated in 1866. Moving to Hancock he established a very successful practice.
Perkins enlisted in the Baltimore Light Artillery Association, Maryland Volunteers, 14 August, 1862, and was appointed corporal of the day. After Antietam his battery was assigned to the Maryland Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. John R. Kenly, U.S. Volunteers, attached to the Eighth Army Corps, defending the upper Potomac. His conduct in various engagements, including Winchester, and Martinsburg, in 1862, and after Gettysburg, earned a promotion to sergeant. In 1864 he fought at Cedar Creek and the Monocacy.

Dolly Sumner Burge

A woman's wartime journal; an account of the passage over a Georgia plantation of Sherman's army on the march to the sea, as recorded in the diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt (1918).

Donald Benham Civil War Collection

Correspondence, speeches, military orders and records, financial and legal records, and other papers of Union Army officers and soldiers concerning recruitment, enlistment, camp life, battle engagements, military strategy, and distribution of military supplies. Other subjects include diplomatic policy, abolition and slavery, and social conditions in the South during its occupation by Union forces. Includes records of the U.S. Navy Potomac Flotilla pertaining to communications in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River region.

Dora Richards Miller

War Diary of a Union Woman in the South: 1860-63. George Washington Cable, ed.

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1861-1862

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1863-1864

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1864-1865

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Miscellaneous Medical Records, 1863-1865, pt. 1

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Miscellaneous Medical Records, 1863-1865, pt. 2


James T. Reeve Appleton doctor James T. Reeve (1834-1906) was the surgeon of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry and later of the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. His diaries encompass the years 1861 to 1865, with several months missing. The first volume covers November 1, 1861 to May 5, 1862 and describes his first months in the army. At Chickamauga he refused to leave the wounded and was captured. The second volume dates from December 18, 1863 to April 6, 1864, and describes his time in Libby Prison, Sherman's advance on Atlanta, and the battles of Resaca and Kennesaw Mountain. The third diary dates from October 1864 to December 1865 and describes Sherman's March to the Sea, the campaign through the Carolinas, and Reeve's return to Wisconsin. After the war he returned to Appleton, where he died in 1906.


Draughton Stith Haynes

The field diary of a Confederate soldier, while serving with the Army of Northern Virginia, C. S. A.

Duncan K. Major

Dwight Allen papers

Letters discussing camp life, discipline, casualties, Confederate and Union generals, and statements by Confederate deserters concerning low morale in the Army of Tennessee.

E. Andrews, et al.m,

Primary Surgery of Gen. Sherman's Campaigns ,The Chicago Medical Examiner, Volume 7.

 E. S. S. Rouse

The Bugle Blast, or, Spirit of the conflict : comprising naval and military exploits, dashing raids, heroic deeds, thrilling incidents, sketches, anecdotes, etc., etc.

E.C. Kent

Four Years in Secessia - A Narrative of a Residence at the South previous to and during the Southern Rebellion when the writer escapes from Richmond, 1864.

E.H. Webster

Prison Experiences - An Unpublished Narrative. Orleans County Monitor, 1899.

E.H.C. Caines

A Gettysburg Diary - Carroll’s Brigade and the part it played in repulsing the “Tigers.” From the National Tribune, 1909.

E.M. Haynes

A History of the Tenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, with biographical sketches and Complete Roster, 1894.

Eben P. Dorr

A brief sketch of the first Monitor and its inventor- a paper read before the Buffalo Historical Society, January 5, 1874 (1874).

Ebenezer E. Mason

The diary of Ebenezer E. Mason, a standard leather bound pocket size edition with three dates per page that covers his experiences from January through August 1864 as well as a few entries in February 1865. The entries typically note the weather of the day as well whether or not Congress was in session. The diary also includes a short poem (original?) and some account information in the back. The diary contains a pocket that holds a period newspaper clipping of an article Mason wrote for the State Journal, making a defense for adopting a new constitution, as well as several receipts and clippings. Ebenezer Erskine Mason was born August 29, 1829, in Maine. He married Elizabeth Thompson (1825-1913) prior to 1860. Mason later became a local magistrate and a member of the Accotink Home Guard, a company that remained loyal to the Federal Government throughout the Civil War. Notably, Mason served as a delegate to the Second Wheeling Convention and was sergeant of arms to the Senate in 1863. In 1864, Mason served as delegate to the Restored Virginia Government Convention where a new constitution was put in place that abolished slavery and recognized West Virginia as a loyal state. Mason died in 1910 was buried in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Edgar A. Phelps – Civil War letters , 1861-1864

Resident of Scio Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, who served in Co. D., 20th Michigan Infantry, during the Civil War. Correspondence, primarily with his parents, describing his activities in the army.

Edgar A. Werner

Movements Of The Federal And Confederate Armies; Chronological List Op Engagements; Reconstruction Proceedings; Proclamations, Statistical Tables, Etc.

Edgar Maclay

Reminiscences of the Old Navy, from the Journals and Private Papers of Captain Edward Trenchard, and Rear-Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard (1898).

Edward Alfred Pollard

The Southern Spy. Letters on the Policy and Inauguration of the Lincoln War (1861). Written anonymously in Washington and elsewhere.

Edward Alfred Pollard

The Seven Days' Battles In Front Of Richmond. An Outline Narrative Of The Series Of Engagements Which Opened At Mechanicsville, Near Richmond, On Thursday, June 26, 1862, And Resulted In The Defeat And Retreat Of The Northern Army Under Major-General McClellan.

Edward Alfred Pollard

Life of Jefferson Davis - with a seceret history of the Southern Confederacy, gathered behind the scenes in Richmond (1869).

Edward Anderson

Camp Fire Stories - A Series of Sketches of the Union army in the Southwest (1900).

Edward C. Downs

Four years a scout and spy - Being a narrative of the thrilling adventures, narrow escapes, noble daring, and amusing incidents...as a scout and spy for the federal army (1866)

Edward C. Kinney

This collection consists of a single diary (labeled Diary volume 2) written by Edward Cornelius Kinney. The diary describes his experiences serving in Company F, 103rd Ohio Volunteers Infantry, as a private soldier during the American Civil War.

 Edward Chase, The Memorial life of General William Tecumseh Sherman (1891)



Edward Clifford Anderson Papers, 1845-1865

Edward Clifford Anderson Papers, Diary, 1861-1862

Edward Clifford Anderson Papers, Diary, Diary, 2 November 1863-13 November 1864


Anderson was an officer in the United States Navy during the 1830s and 1840s, but apparently resigned to become a planter in Georgia, residing in Savannah. During the Civil War, he served as a Confederate Army officer, initially as a purchasing agent in England and later commanding the river batteries in the Georgia Military District with headquarters in Savannah. After the war, he was mayor of Savannah, representative of Hope Mutual Insurance Company of New York, and director of the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad Company and the Central Railroad and Canal Company of Georgia.


Edward Epinetus Knight

Reminiscences - Edward Epinetus Knight, 15th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Company I.

Edward F. Winslow memoir, 1863-1865

Edward F. Winslow papers, September 1862-August 1864

Edward F. Winslow papers, July 1864-December 1865

Papers of Edward Winslow, who mustered into Co. F, 4th Iowa Cavalry in November 1861, as a captain. The 4th Iowa later saw action at the siege of Vicksburg, the taking of Jackson, Mississippi, and the battle of Brice's Cross Roads. Winslow was promoted to the rank of colonel on July 4, 1863, and given command of the cavalry forces of the XV Corps. In December of 1964, he was brevetted brigadier-general for gallantry in action. After the hostilities ceased, Winslow was put in command of the Atlanta military district. He was discharged from the Army on August 10, 1865.


Edward H. Rogers

Reminiscences of military service in the Forty-third regiment, Massachusetts infantry, during the great Civil war, 1862-63 (1883).

Edward Henry Courtney Taylor – Correspondence, 1860-1864

Edward Henry Courtney Taylor – Civil War letters

Soldier from Lenawee County, Michigan who served in Co. A, 4th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War. Family letters written while serving in the Civil War, including critical comments on Abraham Lincoln.

Edward Hill

 The diary of Captain Edward Hill conveys the pleasures, hardships, and heroism of a Union soldier who served in the Civil War's climactic showdown in Virginia between the armies of General Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee. Hill and his regiment, the 16th Michigan Infantry, took part in many of the Army of the Potomac's key battles, and in later life Hill wrote about the Battle of Fredericksburg. Information about his daily wartime activities, however, is only available from February 16, 1864 to July 27, 1864 through jottings in his diary. At the beginning of this period Hill enjoyed a leisurely return to his regiment after a brief furlough in Michigan, socializing with friends and going to the theater in Baltimore and Washington. In mid-April 1864 he rejoined his men at their camp near Bealton Station, Virginia, and during the relentless Union offensive of May they took part in the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and North Anna. Hill was wounded near Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864 prior to the Battle of Cold Harbor and would later receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic leadership. The diary continues during Hill's recovery, chronicling his progress and daily visitors while he recuperated at Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Edward Holcomb

The is the diary of Edward Holcomb who served with the 111th New York Infantry during the Civil War. It contains details of this common soldier’s life, January 1-December 31, 1863.

Edward L. Campbell

Historical Sketch of the Fifteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, 1880.

Edward L. Wells

Sketch of the Charleston Light Dragoons, from the earliest formation of the corps, 1888.

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1862 January-June

Edward Michael Watson – 1861 September-December

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1862 July-December

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1863 July-December

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1864

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1863 January-June

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, Fragmentary and undated

Captain in Ninth Michigan Cavalry, during the Civil War, later Marquette, Michigan businessman. Civil War letters describing in detail army life and training and various engagements in which he participated

Edward Peet Williams

Extracts from letters to A.B.T. from Edward P. Williams, during his service in the civil war, 1862-1864 (1903).

Edward Pierce,  Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. 1, 1811-1838 (1877)

Edward Pierce,  Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. 2, 1838-1845 (1893)

Edward Pierce,  Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. 3, 1845-1860 (1894)

Edward Pierce,  Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. 4, 1860-1874 (1893)



Edward Porter Alexander

Military Memoirs of a Confederate- A Critical Narrative, 1907

Edward Porter Alexander

Voluminous postwar correspondence with other officers concerning a proposed history of Longstreet's corps and preparation of Alexander's memoirs (published 1907), drafts of the manuscript and other writings, speeches, and collected histories of various army units.

Edward Porter Alexander papers

Letter inquiring about Confederate losses in Virginia; list of the artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia; letter declining to attend a reunion of Confederate veterans, 1905.

Edward Robins

William T. Sherman (1905).

Edward T. Beall

Diary of sixteen year old soldier Edward T. Beall, covering period September 1862 -October 1863. Very brief entries concerning regimental activities (miles marched, location of camps, etc.). The volume begins with a short biographical sketch of Beall's early life. The volume also contains poetry/song: "When This Cruel War is Over", "The Little Girl", "Lieutenant General Jackson"

Edward W. Allen Papers June 1862-April 1864

Edward W. Allen Papers May-August 1864

Edward W. Allen Papers September-December 1864

Edward W. Allen Papers 1865-1866 and undated


Correspondence, diary entries, and other papers of Edward W. Allen during the Civil War. Most of the letters are from Allen to his parents in 1864 and 1865. Also included are letters he wrote to friends and letters his parents wrote to him, as well as some pages of diary entries, which Allen apparently sent to his parents, and other papers. Letters discuss camp life, supplies, health, troop movements, and battles. Some letters also discuss the army service, disappearance, imprisonment, probable death, and return home of Edward Allen's brother, Fred Allen, who served in the 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. Edward W. Allen was at Camp Randall in Wisconsin, February 1863-February 1864; at Vicksburg, Miss., March 1864; at Pulaski, Tenn., May 1864; near Atlanta, Ga., June-September, 1864; in Savannah, Ga., December 1864; Columbia, S.C., February 1865; in Goldsboro, N.C., March-April 1865; in Virginia, May 1865; in Louisville, Ky., June-July 1865; and back in Wisconsin, July-August 1865. The earliest and the latest letters are from Edward Allen's friend, George W. Hyde, who wrote in 1862 and 1863 from Arkansas and Missouri where he was apparently serving with a Wisconsin regiment and in 1866 from Elmira, N.Y., where he was apparently still in the army. Edward W. Allen of Eau Claire, Wis., was a sergeant and then second lieutenant in Company H of the 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, during the Civil War. He was the son of James and Emily Allen. He had several siblings, including James F. (Fred) Allen , who served in Company K, 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.


Edward W. Emerson

Life and Letters of Charles Russell Lowell, 1907. Presents the biography and collected correspondence of the nephew of poet and abolitionist leader James Russell Lowell. The volume spans both the younger Lowell's collegiate education and his military service in the American Civil War. A native Bostonian, Charles Russell Lowell (1835–1864) was first in the Harvard class of 1854. He joined the Union ranks a fervent abolitionist and fought with near-reckless zeal until his death in battle at Cedar Creek, Virginia, in October 1864. Lowell served on Gen. George B. McClellan's staff in 1862, fought John S. Mosby's Confederate raiders in 1863 and 1864, and participated in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign as cavalry brigade commander.

Edwin A. Loosley

Pocket diary including daily entries and expense ledger.

Edwin B. Weist

Diary kept by Weist (1863 January 1-1864 March 4) during his Civil War service in the 20th Indiana Regiment Company A of the U.S. Army. Chronicles the regiment's encampment at Falmouth, Va., from January to April 1863 and a review of the troops in April by a "rather pale and weary" President Abraham Lincoln. Documents participation of the regiment during 1863 in campaigns in Chancellorsville, Va., Gettysburg, Pa., and Mine Run, Va., as well as deployment to New York, N.Y., during the Draft Riot in August and September 1863. Diary entries pertain chiefly to camp life, the weather, and news about the war. Includes a photocopy of the diary and a transcription of the diary by Gordon V. Bradshaw along with Bradshaw's research and notes.

Edwin Benton Correspondence, 1861-1862

Papers of Corydon P. Benton, Coldwater politician, including letters, 1861-1862, from his son Edwin Benton, soldier with the 44th Illinois Infantry who was killed in action at Stone River, Tennessee; letters, 1871-1880, of another son Frank Benton, student at Michigan Agricultural College and missionary to Cyprus; correspondence, 1849-1862, of Daniel Wilson of Ovid Township in Branch County, Michigan, including letters from nephews serving in the Civil War; and Civil War letters, 1861-1863, of William


Edwin Booth

In war time. Two years in the confederacy and two years north. With many reminiscences of the days long before the war (1885)

Edwin Bryant Quiner

The military history of Wisconsin: a record of the civil and military patriotism of the state, in the war for the union, with a history of the campaigns in which Wisconsin soldiers have been conspicuous--regimental histories--sketches of distinguished officers--the roll of the illustrious dead--movements of the Legislature and state officers, etc

Edwin C. Bearss

Protecting Sherman's Lifeline- The Battles of Brices Cross Roads and Tupelo 1864.

Edwin F. Holmes

Diary of Edwin F. Holmes, dated 1863. In this diary, he discusses the movements of his regiment, marching, skirmishes, clothing, Siege of Corinth, food, and a grand review (November 11, 1862). At the end of the diary, he includes a list of his locations, prices of supplies in Nashville, and a list of his officers. Military Service Note: Holmes, Edwin F. (Veteran), Fentonville. Enlisted in company H, Tenth Infantry, Feb. 10, 1862, at Flint, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Feb. 10, 1862. Re-enlisted Feb. 10, 1864. Sergeant Major March 28, 1865. Commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant, May 8, 1865. Mustered May 22, 1865. Commissioned July 6, 1865. Mustered out at Louisville, Ky., July 19, 1865.

Edwin Farley

This is the diary of Edwin Farley who served with the 8th Wisconsin Infantry during the Civil War. The diary covers August 1861-June 1862, and include entries made in Wisconsin, Missouri, and Mississippi. The diary was transcribed and published in 1862 under the title Soldier Life: The Diary of a Civil War Soldier.

Edwin Forbes. The Army Sketchbook - An Artist's Story of the War, Vol. 1, 1894

Edwin Forbes. The Army Sketchbook - An Artist's Story of the War, Vol. 2, 1894

Edwin Forbes. The Army Sketchbook - An Artist's Story of the War, Vol. 3, 1894

Edwin Austin Forbes was an American landscape painter and etcher who first gained fame during the American Civil War for his detailed and dramatic sketches of military subjects, including battlefield combat scenes.

Edwin McMasters Stanton papers, 1818-1921

Lawyer, United States attorney general, and United States secretary of war. Correspondence, letterbooks, reports, maps, printed material, and memorabilia relating chiefly to Stanton's role as secretary of war under Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson and to his role in the politics of Reconstruction. Other topics include the Civil War, the radical wing of the Republican Party, and Lincoln's assassination.

Edwin R. Sharpe Journal, 1862 September 10-1863 February 1; 1863 July 15-1863 December 3

Edwin R. Sharpe Journal, 1863 February 27-1863 July 14

Edwin R. Sharpe Journal, 1863 December 10-1864 December 14


The first three journals (1862-1864) were kept while Sharpe served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. They discuss camp life and military tactics of several major battles and campaigns, such as Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, Fredericksburg in Virginia, Antietam in Maryland, the Battle of the Wilderness in Virginia, and the Valley Campaign led by Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. The first journal contains some quotes from various authors.


Elbridge J. Copp

Reminiscences of the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865, 1911

Eleanora Willauer

Eleanora Willauer Diary, 1862 October 1-1869 November 9. Eleanora Willauer lived in Cumberland Furnace, Tennessee, during the Civil War. She wrote this diary primarily between the ages of 18 and 23.

Eli H. Page

Eli H. Page diary, 1863-1864. Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed .

Elias Baxter Decker

Civil War letters of Private Elias Baxter Decker of Tipton, Indiana, 75th Indiana Infantry, company G, 1857-1865 (1857).

Elias Perry

Elias Perry of Dewitt, MO, was a 2nd lieutenant in Sherman's army on the march to the sea. Diary covers the period 12 November 1864 to 24 March 1865.

Elihu P. Chadwick – Diary, 1864-1866

Elijah A. Brown


Elijah Evan Edwards

Elijah Edwards was a teacher, professor, or administrator in several schools, colleges, and universities; a clergyman in two protestant denominations; a writer, poet, speaker, and artist; and chaplain of the Seventh Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1864-1865, serving in several southern states.

Eliphalet W. Ensign diary, January 1864-August 1865

Eliphalet W. Ensign diary, August 1865-June 1866



Elisah M. Patton


Elisha Franklin Paxton

Elisha Franklin Paxton Brigadier-General, C. S. A. - Composed Of His Letters From Camp And Field While An Officer In The Confederate Army, With An Introductory And Connecting Narrative Collected And Arranged By His Son, John Gallatin Paxton

Elisha J. Bracken

This collection contains the Civil War diary of Elisha J. Bracken who served in Company C of the Pennsylvania Volunteers, 100th Regiment. Additionally, the collections contains photocopies of a portrait of Bracken, a poem written by Bracken, and a transcript for the diary. Bracken died battle in Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 12, 1864.

Elisha R. Reed

Writings of Elisha R. Reed, Company H, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, consisting of a journal, July 1861-May 1862, written while a prisoner at Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Salisbury, North Carolina; and an essay titled "General Lee at Gettysburg".

Eliza Andrews - The war-time journal of a Georgia girl, 1864-1865

Eliza Andrews' diary is more cogent than any novel about the Civil War. General Sherman laid a track, and ELiza had to follow his footsteps through Georgia. Her insights into war and the havoc it wrought in the South are accompanied by her own editorial comments forty-four years later.

Elizabeth Cabot Putnam

Memoirs of the War of '61. Colonel Charles Russell Lowell, friends and cousins (1920).

Elizabeth Christie Brown

Elizabeth Christie Brown Diary 1853-63

Elizabeth Collier Diary, 1861-1865

Elizabeth Collier was a young woman who lived at Everittsville, a village near Goldsboro, N.C. In 1865, she took refuge in Hillsborough, N.C. The collection contains the Civil War diary of Collier, which details her reactions to the war.

Elizabeth Lyle Saxon

A Southern Woman's War Time Reminiscences (1905).

Elizabeth Pearson

Letters from Port Royal Written at the Time of the Civil War (1862-1868).

Elizabeth Powell

Elizabeth Preston Allan

The Life and Letters of Margaret Junkin Preston, 1903.

Elizabeth Vincent

In The Days Of Lincoln - Girlhood Recollections And Personal Reminiscences Of Life In Washington During The Civil War (1924).

Ellen Aumack papers

Collection consists primarily of Civil War letters to Ellen Aumack from Sergeant Young J. Powell of Company K, 2nd Regiment, Iowa Infantry Veteran Volunteers. Powell's first three letters were written from Tennessee, where he had been separated from his regiment. He wintered there and reports news about Sherman's army. Two letters then written from Goldsboro and Raleigh, N.C., after Powell had rejoined his regiment. He wrote about the ending of the Civil War, with topics including General Sherman's army, the surrender of General Johnston, and Abraham Lincoln's assassination. Following the war, Powell wrote from Washington, D.C., discussing troop movements and reviews. The collection includes one letter from Aumack to Powell, as well as his discharge certificate.

Ellen McGowan Biddle - Reminiscences of a soldier's wife (1907).

Ellen McGowan Biddle was the wife of James Biddle, a U. S. Army officer who saw wide service on the frontier. Reminiscences of a Soldier's Wife is a record of her astute, articulate observations about life in the Army. From Macon, Georgia to Fort Robinson, Nebraska, Ellen McGowan Biddle followed her husband throughout his career. Throughout her 'reminiscences', she relates not only the day to day events of her life as a n Army wife, but also the excitement, uncertainty, and sacrifice of life on the frontier.

Elliot G. Storke – A complete history of the great rebellion, embracing its causes, events and consequences, with biographical sketches and portraits of its principal actors, Vol. 1... ([1863-65])

Elliot G. Storke – A complete history of the great rebellion, embracing its causes, events and consequences, with biographical sketches and portraits of its principal actors, Vol. 2... ([1863-65])

Elvira Ascenith Weir Scott, Diary, 1860-1887

Diary of a Miami, MO, woman including descriptive observations on the themes of home, family, and religion, as well as the impact of the Civil War on life in her own community and region.

Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger diary, 1861-1863

Elvira Cecelia Sheridan Badger diary, 1865-1875

Elvira J. Powers

Hospital pencillings- being a diary while in Jefferson General Hospital, Jeffersonville, Ind., and others at Nashville, Tennessee, as matron and visitor (1866).

Emanuel Arthur Patterson

Reminiscences- Emanuel Arthur Patterson, 57th North Carolina Infantry, Company E.

Emanuel Stott, 1864

Emanuel Stott, 1865

This is the 65 page diary of Private Emanuel Stott of the 52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry from February 16th to June 3rd, 1864. Diary includes descriptions of military life as a new recruit in the Union Army during the Civil War. The diary also mentions the hanging of Sergeant John Myers of the 7th Illinois, the battles of Snake Creek Gap and Resaca, and various skirmishes about Atlanta during the spring of 1864.

Emilie Quiner diary

Emilie Quiner diary transcript


Madison resident Emilie Quiner describes her life as a Madison school teacher, a student at Normal School, the Madison social scene and reactions to the Civil War, and her experiences caring for soldiers at a Union hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, during July and August 1863.


Emily Ann Powell Warrington

Emily Ann Powell Warrington's annotated diary from 1846 to 1862. In these pages Emily discusses events that took place , including visitors, social activities, and other goings-on. She talks especially and expresses her distress over the outbreak of the Civil War with the attack on Fort Sumter.

Emily Bliss Souder

Leaves from the battle-field of Gettysburg - a series of letters from a field hospital- and national poems (1864).

Emily E. Molineaux

Lifetime recollections - an interesting narrative of life in the Southern States before and during the Civil War, with incidents of the bombardment of Atlanta by the Union forces (1902).

Emma Cassandra Riely Macon

Reminiscences of the Civil War (1911). With Reuben Conway Macon, Adjutant, Thirteenth Virginia Infantry Ewell's Division, Stonewall Jackson's Corps, C. S. A.

Emma Jerome Blackwood ,ed.

To Mexico With Scott- Letters of Captain E. Kirby Smith to His Wife, prepared for the press by his daughter, Emma Jerome Blackwood. 1817

Emma LeConte Diary, 1864-1865

Emma Florence LeConte was the daughter of scientist Joseph LeConte. The collection is the diary of Emma LeConte while she was living in Columbia, S.C. In the diary, LeConte reflected on the Civil War and other matters and wrote about various activities and events, such as the burning of Columbia.

Emma Lydia Rankin

Reminiscences- A Story of Stoneman’s Raid, a Time of Terror to two Women. The recollection of a “Thrilling experience of a Household in McDowell County at the wind up of the war,” written by a young lady whom was employed as a school “ma’am” at said household. 1863-65.

Emmet C. West

Emmet C. West describes the movements and actions of Company E of the 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry, such as the Battle of Bayou Cache and Sherman’s army in the Siege of Vicksburg. West graphically describes conditions inside Cahaba Prison, including lice, torture and attempted escapes. West enlisted in Co. E in November 1861 and was one of its few survivors when the company was mustered out in December 1865.

Emmett Cole

Emmett Cole letters, 1861-1862 (1861). Nineteen letters written by Emmett Cole to his sister Celestia, his brother Edgar, and various friends during the course of his military service. The letters contain descriptions of the engagements in which he participated, including the 1861 Port Royal, S.C., expedition; the 1862 siege of Fort Pulaski, Ga.; and the attack on Secessionville, S.C., in 1862. The letters also include description of military life, stories about interactions between Union and Confederate soldiers on picket duty, speculation on the conduct and potential duration of the War, and discussion of financial matters. Also included is a letter from James I. McCarter of Charleston, S.C., who visited Cole in a hospital for wounded prisoners and wrote to Cole's father relating his son's dire condition. Emmett Cole of Barry County, Mich., was mustered into Company F, 8th Michigan Infantry Regiment in September 1861. In October 1861, his unit sailed for the Carolinas, eventually encamping on Hilton Head Island, S.C. He participated in several campaigns and was wounded and apparently captured. He appears to have died of his wounds in Charleston, S.C., around the end of June 1862.

Enoch Stephens

Enoch Stephens's diary from his time in the 5th NY Veteran Volunteers from January 1st, 1865 to December 26th, 1865. Most entries describe the weather and the time of daily drills and dress parades, but the diary also documents such events as the fall of Richmond, the surrender of General Robert E. Lee, the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, Stephens' time guarding the Lincoln Conspirators and witnessing the executions, and the paying off of several regiments. Enoch Stephens (born ~1835) enlisted on June 30th, 1861 in Brooklyn, New York as a 1st Sergeant. During his time in the military, Stephens seems to have participated in the 84th Regiment, New York Infantry, the 5th Regiment, New York Veteran Infantry, and the 4th Regiment, US Veteran Volunteer Infantry. Prior to 1865 he was promoted to major.

Enos B. Vail

Reminiscences of a Boy in the Civil War, 1915.

Ephraim A. Wilson

Memoirs of the War, 1893

Ephraim McD Anderson - Memoirs Historical and Personal; Including the Campaigns of the First Missouri Confederate Brigade, 1868.

One of the better Confederate narratives; written by an upper-class Southerner and strongly revealing for social conditions in the Confederacy. Anderson's military activities were confined to the Mississippi Valley, first in Missouri, then from Boonville to Springfield, back to Lexington, and on to the Kansas border. after the battle of Pea Ridge, his forces went on through Arkansas by way of Fayetteville, Van Buren, and Des Arc to Memphis. After this period most of his experiences were in Mississippi. This is among the best of all accounts relating to the South during the war.

Ephraim Shelby Dodd

Diary of Ephraim Shelby Dodd - Member of Company D Terry's Texas Rangers, December 4, 1862--January 1, 1864.

Erasmus W. Reed

Civil War letters of Erasmus W. Reed, company B, 9th Pennsylvania infantry, 1861-1864 (1861).

Erich Pape Quartermaster's Account Book, 1862

Quartermaster's account book of Lieutenant Erich Pape, Company K, 3rd M. S. M. Cavalry (new), 1862.  Includes accounts of military equipment and clothing for members of Company K, diary entries for Company K for the month of June (year not provided), and brief entries regarding the operations of the 12th M. S. M. Cavalry in southeast Missouri in September 1862.

Ethan Allen Hitchcock

Fifty Years in Camp and Field: Diary of Major-General Ethan Allen Hitchcock, U.S.A. In the War for the Union, declining on account of age and ill health the command of the army in the field and insisting that it be given to General Grant, he became the military adviser of Secretary Stanton and Mr. Lincoln, and directed many of the most important movements. During the war he kept a continuous diary, filled with graphic descriptions of detail and estimates of methods and of men.

Ethan Foster

The conscript Quakers, being a narrative of the distress and relief of four young men from the draft for the war in 1863 (1883).

Etheldred Rainey


Etta Adair Anderson

Diary Journal of Etta Adair Anderson (1892-1896)

Eugene Bergin Hinkley

Correspondence from Eugene Bergin Hinkley to his sisters in which he details his activities while traveling as secretary to Commodore Thatcher, who was stationed aboard the U.S. Sloop-of-War Constellation bound for the Mediterranean to protect Union shipping. The tour also served a diplomatic function as Thatcher and Hinkley met with American and foreign diplomats at each port. Several letters include news about the Civil War as well as rumors from the diplomatic community about possible foreign actions. The news that Gen. George B. McClellan took Yorktown, Virginia, and the possibility of French mediation thereby recognizing the Confederacy (18 May 1862) is noted as is Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton's culpability in not supporting McClellan (26 July 1862). Later, Hinkley speculates on charges of incompetence being leveled at General McClellan (18 December 1862) and questions whether McClellan lost Richmond because the use of McDowell's Corps was withheld from him (4 July 1863). Also included is a discussion of whether war with the Confederacy is justified by the Constitution (26 February 1863). Hinkley was unsure of the ability of the Union leaders to gain victory, while noting the success of the Confederacy against all odds (17 May 1863). In the English port of Gibraltar, Union and Confederate ships, in theory, were both restricted to a twenty-four-hour stay. In reality the English were partial to the Confederacy and Hinkley notes that the CSS Sumter was allowed to stay indefinitely. There, also, relations between English and Union officers were tense, ending in a fight in a restaurant (4 May 1862). Items of interest about each country are also included in the correspondence. In Turkey, the easy life of Beirut missionaries who were better supported and had fewer responsibilities than the majority of clergymen in New England is detailed (26 September 1862). Hinkley also describes a meeting with the president of the Ottoman Railway Co., an English concern, and notes the condition of the line.

Eugene Lindsay Morehead Diary, 1869-1871


Eugene R. Sly Diary, 1864

Eugene R. Sly Diary transcript, 1864


Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed.


Evan R. Jones

Evan R. Jones (1840-1920) was a young Welsh immigrant to Milwaukee when he enlisted in the 5th Wisconsin Infantry. He describes meeting Lincoln while sick in a Washington hospital (page 6). He recounts the Peninsula Campaign, suppression of draft riots in New York, and the battles of Vicksburg, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania Court House, North Anna, and Cold Harbor. After the war, he returned to Britain as U.S. consul to Wales and at Newcastle and wrote several short historical works. This 18-page pamphlet reprints a speech he gave in Newcastle in 1872. It is the only known copy.

Evan Rowland Jones

Lincoln, Stanton and Grant - Historical sketches (1875)

Everett W. Pattison

Some Personal Reminiscences Of Army Life - A Paper Read Before The Missouri Commandery Of The Military Order Of The Loyal Legion Of The United States, March 5th, 1887 (1887).

Ezekiel John Ellis - 1865 February-March (vol. 1)

Ezekiel John Ellis - 1865 April-October (vol. 2)

Volume one of Ezekiel John Ellis' diary (February-March 1865) begins with a retrospective account by Ellis of the events leading up to the Civil War and his service in the war before his capture and imprisonment at Johnson Island in 1863. This portion of the volume is entitled A Retrospect (p. 1-72), wherein he describes his political views; the development of Confederate military forces; his military service; battles in Mississippi, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee; and his capture at the Battle of Missionary Ridge. Ellis wrote the account while imprisoned at Johnson Island Prison in Ohio. It serves as an introduction to his prison diary, which begins February 1, 1865. In the diary, Ellis documents his daily observations and experiences as a prisoner of war. During his imprisonment, he read a great deal, and his entries exhibit an extensive knowledge of history and an appreciation of poetry. Additionally, his personal thoughts reflect his grief and distress over the war. Pages 118-132 contain poems by and autographs of other prisoners. Page 131 also contains a list of men killed and where.

 In volume two of Ezekiel John Ellis' diary (April-October 1865), Ellis documents his daily observations and experiences as a prisoner of war. He considers the justification for war, the defeat of the Confederate States, and the political environment after the war. During his imprisonment, he read a great deal, and his entries exhibit an extensive knowledge of history and an appreciation of poetry. He also describes his trip back to Louisiana after his release. Page 1-57 are his diary of April-July 1865; pages 58-67 contain an incomplete work of fiction (Oct. 19, 1865) concerning a Louisiana planter at the onset of the Civil War; pages 200-217 contain speeches about secession made after the war; and pages 237-238 consist of poems "The Contraband" and "The Young Volunteer" which are identifiably by soldiers.

Ezra Pray

 Civil War Journal of Acting Assistant Surgeon Ezra Pray. With his appointment effective 21 October 1861, Ezra Pray was designated an “acting assistant surgeon” and ordered to report to the U.S. Bark Fernandina in New York City, where he arrived a week before that ship was commissioned on 16 November 1861. Pray’s 154-page journal begins with his application for appointment in September and his service in Fernandina from November through 18 April 1862; however, he actually began to write his account in late January through early February 1862, using the ship’s official logbook to remind himself of the key events of his first few months on board." The journal goes on to cover blockade duty, and a possible mutiny.

F. A. Bleckley papers

Personal letters from F.A. Bleckley, a private in the Confederate Army, and from his brother, William L. Bleckley, written to their family. One letter, January 23, 1865, concerns a proposed armistice. The letters give a fairly good picture of army life.

F. Colburn Adams

High old salts - Letters on the efficiency of the navy and some naval operations of the civil war. A criticism of Admiral Porter (1876).

F. M. McMillen

 The Civil War Diary of Sgt. F. M. McMillen (transcribed here by Carl A. Robin) was written by Sergeant McMillen while serving in Company C, 110th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 3rd Division, 6th Corps from 1 January - 25 March 1865. The diary records the activities of McMillen, who was mainly a clerk, as he participated in the Petersburg final assault during the Appomattox Campaign.

Fannie Buehler

Recollections of the Rebel Invasion and One Woman's Experience During the Battle of Gettysburg, 1900

Faunt Le Roy Senour

Major General William T. Sherman, and his campaign (1865).

Fearing Burr, et al.

The town of Hingham, Massachusetts in the late Civil War with sketches of its soldiers and sailors (1876).

Federal soldier’s diary (1862-1863)

This is a diary believed to have been written by a soldier of the 44th Massachusetts from December 11, 1862  to February 8, 1863. It includes descriptions of camp activities, marches and the aftermath of the Battle of Kinton on Dec. 14, 1862 and the Battle of White Hall.

Fenwick Hedley

 Marching through Georgia- pen-pictures of every-day life in General Sherman's army, from the beginning of the Atlanta campaign until the close of the war (1890).

Ferdinand Daniel

Recollections of a Rebel surgeon, and other sketches or, in the doctor's sappy days (1901)

Ferdinand F. Boltz

Combination daybook, memorandum book, and diary of Boltz, a member of the 88th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers, containing brief accounts of his regiment; Sherman's march through Georgia; the siege of Savannah; and the march through the Carolinas ending at Richmond, Va.

Ferdinand Sophus Winslow letters, September 1861-February 1862

Ferdinand Sophus Winslow letters, February-September 1862

Ferdinand Sophus Winslow letters, September 1862-April 1865

Details Civil War army life of Ferdinand Winslow, who, during this time, served as Quartermaster of the Army of the Southwest.


Ferdinando H.Coppernoll Diary and typescript, 1863-1864

Ferdinando H. Coppernoll, Union Civil War soldier, fought in Company B, 75th Regiment of the New York Volunteers.

Fletcher, Thomas. Life and reminiscences of General Wm. T. Sherman (1891)



Floride Clemson

A rebel came home; the diary of Floride Clemson tells of her wartime adventures in Yankeeland, 1863-64, her trip home to South Carolina.

Frances A. Murdoch

A journal maintained by Frances A. 'Fannie' Murdoch, a young woman living on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War. Containing approximately 90 pages, the journal commences with an entry dated May 29, 1861. The journal is largely introspective in nature, as Murdoch dwells on personal feelings, focusing heavily on her religious beliefs. She often questions her worthiness and chastises herself for sins, frequently mentioning her quick temper. At the same time, Murdoch takes pride in the evening Bible studies she conducts with the plantation's slaves. Murdoch also describes the weather and often refers to siblings Willie, Jonnie and Sallie, as well as various relatives, servants and neighbors. As the Civil War commences, Murdoch very briefly mentions reports from Harpers Ferry and Philippi, Virginia. After the Battle of Manassas, her entries focus more on war rumors and news. She mentions a personal telegram received by acquaintances from President Davis, relaying news of the Confederate victory at Manassas, and Davis' proclamation for a day of prayer and fasting. On April 18, 1862, Murdoch expresses thanks for what she considers a Confederate victory at Shiloh, while at the same time disagreeing with those who believe the war's end may soon be drawing near. '...I think we have just begun this long dreary war,' she writes. 'Still we must fight on, our lives, our homes, our lands, our slaves, depend on the end of this matter.' As the war progresses, she becomes ever less hopeful of victory and mentions a prophecy that the war will last four years and result in the reunification of the states. She relays secondhand but somewhat lengthy descriptions of a battle between the Natchez militia and a Union gunboat, the death of Colonel Stuart Wilkins Fisk at the Battle of Murfreesboro, and the plundering of Bruinsburg by Union soldiers. Elsewhere, she reports the surrenders of New Orleans and Vicksburg. On a few occasions, Murdoch expresses her fear of a slave insurrection but feels confident that slaves Ben or Henry would save her and brother Jonnie, 'as they say they like us so much.' Elsewhere, Murdoch deplores the torture used on Natchez slaves to elicit information about rumored plans for an uprising. On May 3, 1863, she notes that many of the family's slaves have departed, averring that they had forgotten how well they were treated by the family and comparing them to a fly being lured by a spider--the lure in this case being the promise of eleven dollars a month. Also on this date, Murdoch notes that the carriage horses are all gone, and she feels in danger of being 'outraged and insulted at any time.' After intermittent entries made during the next several months, the journal ends on October 12, 1863.

Francis Davis Millet

Francis Davis Millet recounts his experiences as Assistant Contract Surgeon attached to the U.S. Army, stationed in the 60th Massachusetts Volunteers at Camp Burnside, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Francis Durbin Bllakeslee

Personal recollections and impressions of Abraham Lincoln (1927).

Francis Fairbank Audsley

Francis Fairbank Audsley (1835-1922) and Harriet Elizabeth Audsley (1840-1924), Papers, 1862-1912, n.d.  The papers of Francis Audsley, a farmer in Saline and Carroll counties in Missouri and a Union soldier during the Civil War, and his wife Harriet E. consist of the Audsleys's correspondence during the Civil War, 1863-1865

Francis Fearn

Diary of a Refugee, edited by Frances Fearn, is the diary of Fearn's mother, a white southern slave holding woman, recounting her experiences during and after the Civil War.

Francis J. Lippitt

Reminiscences of Francis J. Lippitt, written for his family, his near relatives and intimate friends (1902).

Francis Marion McAdams

Our Knapsack- Sketches for the Boys in Blue (1884).

Francis Mohrhardt

Major Francis Mohrhardt's maps (and diary) of the Tullahoma Campaign (1863). Field notes and hand-drawn pencil maps of Francis Mohrhardt, a Union major and topographical engineer in Gen. William Rosecrans' Army of the Cumberland, attached to the staff of Gen. Philip Sheridan, include numerous pencil-drawn maps of this army's 1863 summer campaign from Murfreesboro to Chattanooga, Tenn., otherwise known as the Tullahoma Campaign. A large series of 30+ maps, which show in detail the road taken by the army from its encampment near Murfreesboro to its crossing of the Tennessee River near Bridgeport, Alabama and its eventual arrival in Chattanooga. Different plates depict the Nashville and Chattanooga Railroad line, bridges and ferries, forts and breastworks, homes and structures along the road, Tullahoma, the University at Sewanee, Cowan Station, distances between towns, and topographical features. Notes and the maps are presented in original order, which in general are reverse order from Alabama northward.

Francis W. Knowles

Diary of Francis W. Knowles, Company "B", 36th Mass. Vols. in the War of the Rebellion, 1862 to 1865. Rewritten in the years 1885-86 and illustrated with maps, sketches etc. 190 p. A diary scrapbook (1862-1865) written by Private Knowles while serving in Company B of the 36th Massachusetts Volunteers. The diary records the activities of Knowles, who was mainly a clerk, as he participated with the IX Corps at Fredericksburg (December, 1862), in the District of Indiana and Michigan (June-September, 1863), the Knoxville Campaign (November-December, 1863), the Wilderness campaign (May, 1864), the Spotsylvania Courthouse campaign (May, 1864), at Cold Harbor (June 3-4, 1864), and in the Petersburg campaign (June, 1864-April, 1865). Entries of interest include a description of camp life at Camp Wool in Massachusetts (August, 1862), the activities of the Confederate raider John Morgan in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana (June-July, 1863), and the activities of the Knights of the Golden Circle in Kentucky (September-November, 1863). Also included are a report by General Edwin V. Sumner of the Battle of Fredericksburg in which he commanded the Right Grand Division, a newspaper clipping entitled "The last night of Fredericksburg" by Joshua L. Chamberlain, autographs of Ambrose B. Burnside, Lewis Richmond, and John G. Parke, maps of the various campaigns in which Knowles participated, battlefield sketches, and field orders. Knowles was mustered out of the army in June of 1865.

Francis Warrington Dawson

Reminiscences of Confederate service, 1861-1865. Charleston, S.C., The News and courier book presses, 1882

Francis Winthrop Palfrey

Memoir of William Francis Bartlett, 1878.

Frank B. Fay

War papers of Frank B. Fay, with reminiscences of service in the camps and hospitals of the Army of the Potomac, 1861-1865; (1911).

Frank Bennett

Civil War diary (94 p.) records the experiences of Lt. Col. Frank T. Bennett as a prisoner of war in Confederate prisons in Charleston and Columbia, S.C., from March 18 to October 10, 1862. There is also an entry about his capture during the Battle of Drewry's Bluff, 1864, and imprisonment in Libby Prison, Richmond, during May 16-October 8 1864. Bennett speaks well of Southerners in general despite the hardships of prison life, and records his views of Northern military and political tactics. The volume begins with a series of poems and there are a few poems interspersed in the diary entries. A loose item consists of a brief chronology of the war and the military service of Frank and of Horace C. Bennett. Horace (d. 1862) may have been Frank's brother.

Frank H. Rahm

Reminiscences of his capture and escape from prison and adventures within the federal lines by a member of Mosby’s command. (1895)

Frank J. Mattimore

Diary of Dr. Frank J. Mattimore, Assistant Surgeon, 18th NY Volunteer Infantry.  Leatherbound diary approximately 9cm x 15.5 cm; first hand-written penciled chronicling various duties as surgeon. Diary and notebook of Frank J. Mattimore, Assistant Surgeon, 18th New York Volunteer Infantry. Mattimore's diary entries began August 11, 1862.

Frank L. Church

Civil War Marine -A Diary Of The Red River Expedition, 1864

Frank M. Mixson

Reminiscences of a Private, 1910.

Frank Malcom

Such is war: the letters of an orderly in the 7th Iowa Infantry, October 1960.

Frank Malcom letters, 1864

Frank Malcom letters, 1865

Frank Malcolm, Iowa Infantry Regiment, 7th (1861-1865). Company D.


Frank Moore, ed.

Fort Sumter memorial -The Fall of Fort Sumter, A Contemporary Sketch From Heroes and Martyrs (1915).

Frank Moore, ed.

Heroes and martyrs - notable men of the time - biographical sketches of military and naval heroes, statesmen and orators, distinguished in the American crisis of 1861-62 (1862).

Frank Moran

A Fire Zouave - Memoirs of a member of the Excelsior Brigade, by Frank Moran, Captain, 73rd New York.

Frank Wilkeson

Recollections of a private soldier in the Army of the Potomac.

Franklin Denny

Franklin Denny enlisted in Company C, 1st Missouri Cavalry on August 1, 1861. He was elected third sergeant, and in February 1862 he was promoted to first sergeant. In his diary, Denny recorded the actions of the 1st Missouri Cavalry as they travelled across Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas from 1862 through 1864. He noted engagements with bushwhackers and rebel soldiers, personal thoughts on Kansas Jayhawkers, the impact of the War on civilians, and the routine of military life. Denny was discharged from the service on September 17, 1864.

Franklin H. Bailey - Diary, 1866

Franklin H. Bailey - Diary, 1865

Franklin H. Bailey - Correspondence: January-February 1862

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, April-July 1865 (official communications)

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, March-April 1862

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, November-December 1864

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, November-December 1861

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, August-October 1864

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, January-June 1865

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, January-March 1864

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, September-December 1863

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, April-June 1864

Franklin H. Bailey – Correspondence, July-August 1865

Soldier from Adrian, Michigan, who served in Co. C, 4th Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War; later astronomer, lecturer, and teacher at Hillsdale College, and later in Boston, Massachusetts; inventor of a forerunner of the planetarium. Civil War letters to his parents in Adrian concerning family affairs and army lif

Franklin Montgomery

Reminiscences of a Mississippian in Peace and War, 1901.

Franklin W. Fuller

Franklin W. Fuller's Civil War Diary, February 15-March 26, 1864.  Franklin W. Fuller of Pecatonica, Illinois served in the 74th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Fuller kept a diary during his three years of service. In this diary from mid-February to the end of March 1864, Fuller records his experiences in and around Huntsville, Alabama. The diary includes detailed descriptions of camp life, drills, holding Confederate prisoners, military and dress parades, and standing guard at the mill. This diary is a rich resource on the life of a Civil War soldier.

Frederick August Kullman

Corporal Frederick August Kullman, a soldier in the 13th Missouri Cavalry, kept this journal recording the conclusion of the American Civil War. Kullman recorded his perspective as a German-American soldier in the Union Army. His diary describes social interactions, camp life, and leisure activates of a Union soldier. Kullman also gave his thoughts on Abraham Lincoln’s assassination and other national events. Kullman ended his diary in late April 1865 with news of Joseph E. Johnston’s surrender. Twenty-seven years later, Kullman began recording his daily activities again in the fall of 1892.

Frederick Hill

On the trail of Grant and Lee - a narrative history of the boyhood and manhood of two great Americans, based upon their writings, official records, and other authoritative information (1911)

Frederick Lyman Hitchcock

War from the inside; or, Personal experiences, impressions, and reminiscences of one of the "boys" in the war of the rebellion.

Frederick Putnam

Frederick Putnam diary 1860-09 to 1863-11 transcript.

Frederick Tomlinson Peet

Civil war letters and documents of Frederick Tomlinson Peet (1917).

Frederick W. Keil

The Thirty-fifth Ohio, a Narrative of Service from August 1861 to 1864 (1894).

Frederick W. Seward

Reminiscences of a War Time Statesman and Diplomat, 1916.

Frederick Wild

Memoirs and History of Captain F.W. Alexander’s Baltimore Battery of Light Artillery, 1912.

Fritz Fuzzlebug

Prison life during the rebellion. Being a brief narrative of the miseries and sufferings of six hundred Confederate prisoners sent from Fort Delaware to Morris' Island to be punished (1869).

G. H. Beatty papers

Letters from a Confederate soldier to his family, and a list of articles owned by the Lisbon Ladies Aid Society; and accounts of company movements and army life at forts Caswell and Fisher, North Carolina, as well as the area around Gordonsville, Virginia.

G. L. MacMurphy Diary 1860/1863

G. L. MacMurphy Diary 1864/1865

G. L. MacMurphy Diary 1862/1863


1860/1863: Diary of G. L. MacMurphy of Galveston, Texas, describing events of the Civil War from his perspective as a soldier. Also included in the back of the diary are lists of other soldiers.

1864/1865: Diary of G. L. MacMurphy of Galveston, Texas, describing events of the Civil War from his perspective as a soldier. Parts of the diary were written in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and a list in the back of the diary has the names of soldiers and whether they had died or deserted.

1862/1863: Diary of G. L. MacMurphy of Galveston, Texas, describing events of the Civil War from his perspective as a soldier. Parts of the diary were written in Chattanooga, Tennessee.


G. Moxley Sorrel

Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer, 1917.

Gene Kelly, ed.

Collection of Civil War letters written by Mercer County soldiers (1898).  A common practice during the American Civil War was to print, in hometown newspapers, letters written home by soldiers. This collection of Mercer County, Illinois, letters are a great cross-section of the types of letters that enthralled and encouraged the folks back home. Sometimes the letters were written directly to the editor, in this case, of the Aledo Weekly Record. The letters were written by soldiers who could barely spell (and the spelling is retained in this book) and also by educated officers, including a brevet brigadier general. Included is a letter from Edman Spangler, an accused conspirator in the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Spangler was sentenced to prison on the Dry Tortugas and later died of consumption. The soldiers remark on the mundane, the horrible, and the latest items in the news, including the president's death.

George A. Brooks Diary, 1862

The collection consists of a detailed diary, 1 January-6 August 1862, of Captain Brooks, 46th Pennsylvania Regiment, while he was serving in Maryland and the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia during General Stonewall Jackson's Valley Campaign. Brooks noted weather, his reading, camp life, plans and speculations, marches and movements, drills and inspections, news of Jackson's movements, his own paperwork, characteristics of areas he passed through, and events among soldiers. A few accounts and memoranda are included.

George A. Cook, 27th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment_diary_transcript.

George A. Cook, 27th NY Volunteer Infantry Regiment diary


The diary of George A. Cook covers the period from Jan. 1, 1862 to Oct. 25, 1862.


George A. Eggleston

A Rebel’s Recollections, 1889

George Albert Chace

Letters and a diary describing eight months of service in North Carolina during the Civil War, 1862-1863.

George Alfred Townsend

Campaigns of a non-combatant, and his romaunt abroad during the war.

George Anderson Mercer diary Volume 5, June 1860-June 1885

George Anderson Mercer diary Transcription Volume 2, 15 June 1860-17 December 1865

George Anderson Mercer diary Volume 3, 3 March 1862-14 September 1863, original

George Anderson Mercer diary Volume 3, 3 March 1862-14 September 1863, typed copy


George Anderson Mercer (1835-1907) was a Confederate officer and lawyer of Savannah, Ga. Mercer kept his diary intermittently during his time as a student in Savannah, Ga., and New Haven, Conn., at Princeton University, and at the University of Virginia, where he studied law. Included are entries relating to hunting and observations of birds; accounts of his Confederate military experiences in Savannah, 1861-1864, the Atlanta Campaign, 1864, service with Mercer's and Wright's division in Georgia and South Carolina, his capture in Macon, Ga., and return from prison to Savannah, 1864-1865; and his postwar work, social life, family affairs, reading and study, and reactions to current events and ideas.


George Augustus Sala,  My diary in America in the midst of war, Vol. 1 (1865)

George Augustus Sala,  My diary in America in the midst of war, Vol. 2 (1865)


George Augustus Sala was a journalist, travel writer, and essayist, and had worked as a painter and illustrator before turning to journalism. He was the London Daily telegraph correspondent during the American Civil War and was a contributor to Dickens' Household words. Sala published My diary in America during the Civil War in 1865.


George B. Guild

A Brief Narrative of the Fourth Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Wheeler’s Corps, Army of Tennessee, 1913.

George Barton

Angels Of The Battlefield - A History Of The Labors Of The Catholic Sisterhoods In The Late Civil War, 1898.

George Belknap, ed.

Letters of Capt. George Hamilton Perkins, 1886.

George Bicknell

History of the Fifth regiment Maine volunteers, comprising brief descriptions of its marches, engagements, and general services from the date of its muster in, June 24, 1861, to the time of its muster out, July 27, 1864.

George Bliss

Reminiscences of service in the First Rhode Island Cavalry (1878)

George Booth

Personal Reminiscences of a Maryland Soldier in the War Between the States, 1898

George Bradley

 The star corps; or Notes of an army chaplain, during Sherman's famous march to the sea. (1865).

George Brinton McClellan – Diary 1860 Jan. 1- 1869, Sept. 10.


George Brinton McClellan - The Civil War Years

Army officer and governor of New Jersey. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, memoranda, telegrams, notes, writings, printed copies of speeches, articles, and books relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service, particularly the Yorktown and Maryland campaigns.

George Brinton McClellan. Letter of the Secretary of war, transmitting report on the organization of the Army of the Potomac, and of its campaigns...(1864).

George Brinton McClellan. The complete report on the organization and campaigns of the Army of the Potomac (1864).

George Brinton McClellan. Report on the organization and campaigns of the Army of the Potomac to which is added an account of the campaign in western Virginia, with plans of battle-fields (1864).

George Brinton McClellan. McClellan’s Own Story, 1887.

George Brinton McClellan. Report of Maj. Gen. George B. McClellan- Campaigns in VA and MD from Jul 26, 1861 to Nov 7, 1862, 1864.

George C. Burmeister diary, 1861

George C. Burmeister diary, 1862

George C. Burmeister diary, 1863

George C. Burmeister diary, 1864


United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 35th (1862-1865). Company C.


George Childs

Recollections of General Grant, 1890.

George Collins

Memoirs of the 149th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, 1891.

George D. Carrington

Against the Tide at Shiloh - Reminiscences of an Illinois boy in the Western Army., National Tribune, Sep.1900.

George D. Wise

Civil War Diary of Confederate soldier George D. Wise. He served as captain in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. He was Commonwealth's attorney of the city of Richmond from 1870 to 1889, when he resigned.

George Dallas Mosgrove

Morgan's Men Under Duke – A narrative by George Dallas Mosgrove.

George Dallas Mosgrove

Kentucky cavaliers in Dixie, or, The reminiscences of a Confederate cavalryman.

George Dallas Musgrove

Personal Recollections of a Confederate Cavalryman, The National Tribune, Feb 14, 1901.

George F Moore,1863

George F Moore,1864


Small pocket diaries of George F Moore. Includes daily writings of George as a Civil War soldier in 1863 and 1864. He writes of his daily life and the life of the 35th Regiment Massachusetts Volunteers.


George Falconer – Albert Ellithorpe

This diary belonged to George Falconer of Col J. J. Clarkson's Confederate Cavalry, and Albert Ellithorpe of the Indian Home Guards, 1st Kansas Infantry. Ellithorpe captured the diary from Falconer during the Battle of Locust Grove on July 3, 1862." The majority of the diary is written by Ellithorpe and provides his accounts of engagements with Confederate soldiers, Kansas politics, and bushwhackers.

George G. Smith

Leaves from a soldier's diary : the personal record of Lieutenant George G. Smith, Co. C., 1st Louisiana regiment infantry volunteers (white) during the war of the rebellion ; also a partial history of the operations of the army and navy in the Department of the Gulf from the capture of New Orleans to the close of the war.

George Gordon Meade, ed. - The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Vol. 1, 1913.

George Gordon Meade, ed. - The Life and Letters of George Gordon Meade, Vol. 2, 1913.


George Grenville Benedict

Army life in Virginia. Letters from the Twelfth Vermont regiment and personal experiences of volunteer service in the war for the union, 1862-63 (1895).

George Grenville Benedict

Vermont at Gettysburg. A sketch of the part taken by the Vermont troops, in the battle of Gettysburg (1870).

George H. Gordon - War Diary of Events in the War of the Great Rebellion. 1863-1865

Gordon organized and became colonel of the 2nd Regiment Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry. The regiment served guarding the upper Potomac River and Frederick, Maryland, and in the spring of 1862, Gordon served under Maj. Gen. Nathaniel P. Banks, unsuccessfully opposing Maj. Gen. Stonewall Jackson in the Shenandoah Valley. Gordon was appointed a brigadier general of volunteers on June 12, 1862, to rank from June 9, 1862.

George H. Marshall

Civil War diary of George H. Marshall, a soldier in Company K, 113th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery during the Civil War. The diary contains short entries spanning one year, beginning with Marshall's enlistment on February 24, 1864. The diary's early entries cover Marshall's enlistment and the movement of his regiment. Later entries, made from Fort Monroe, Virginia, at which the 113th was stationed, relate to the daily routines of Marshall, his regiment, and the fort. Marshall notes such details as the weather, the condition of his health, and his correspondence but also makes mention of prisoners of war, African American troops, the wounded, and skirmishes with the Confederates. George H. Marshall of Company K, 113th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery, was born in Pennsylvania, ca. 1835. The son of Sarah Marshall, he lived in Chester County before enlisting as a private in Company K of the 113th on February 23, 1864. He was promoted to full artificer on September 3, 1865. After the mustering out of his regiment at Fort Monroe, Marshall returned to Chester County, Pennsylvania, where he recommenced working as a carpenter.

George H. Murphy

George H. Murphy (b. c1836) was a native of Martinsburg, Berkeley County, Virginia; he was practicing law in that community, in the Eastern Panhandle of what would soon become West Virginia, at the outbreak of war. His diary contains daily entries written between 1 March and 13 April 1865, when Murphy was serving in the Shenandoah Valley as a lieutenant in Co. D, 23rd Virginia Cavalry Regiment (CS), then attached to Early's Army of the Valley District (Lomax's Division, John D. Imboden's Brigade).

George Hall

George Hall Civil War letters, 1861-1864.

George Harrington diary, 1863

George Harrington diary transcript, 1863


George Harrington diary, 1863. Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed.


George Hewey

This is the 75 page diary of George Hewey who served with the 7th Maine Light Artillery Battery during the Civil War. The diary contains Hewey’s daily entries for 1865, and includes descriptions of the Union Army’s siege of Petersburg, Virginia and the Confederate retreat and surrender.

 George Hodge

Sketch of the First Kentucky Brigade (1874).

George J. Engelmann

Contains report of events as he saw them, or as he learned of them through newspapers, local rumors, or reports from friends. He divides his entries between local news and news from abroad, and occasionally summarizes the progression of battles and engagements by dates and months. He pastes in pertinent clippings, and comments on laws, political news and local events.

George J. Johnston

During the Civil War, he joined the Confederate Army as a private in the 60th Alabama Infantry. On December 12, 1863, he was wounded in his right foot at Bean Station, Rutledge County, Tennessee, and was temporarily discharged. In September, 1864, he rejoined the Army and helped defend Petersburg, Virginia, against the Union Army. He was wounded in his leg in March, 1865, during the Petersburg Campaign and given a sixty day furlough to return home.

George Jacob Mook

Diary of George Mook, January 1, 1865, to June 22, 1865 .  George Jacob Mook was born April 26, 1828, in Oxford, Ohio. During the Civil War he served as a private in the 4th Missouri Cavalry (Confederate). He was captured October 25, 1864, near Fort Scott, Kans., and imprisoned at Gratiot Street Prison and Alton Military Prison, before being sent to the South on exchange. After the war he returned to St. Louis, where he served as vice president and treasurer of Flesh & Mook Painting Company. He died November 2, 1900, in St. Louis.

George L. Bright

George L. Bright was a band member of the 46th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (or 46th OVI), an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War. Bright's diary details weather and marching conditions from January to September 1862 and in specific locations including Camp Logan, Ohio; Columbus, Ohio; and Paducah, Kentucky. Bright's entries also note days when he played his horn for regimental funerals.

George L. Kilmer

Story of a Charge: The Famous Forlorn Assault at Jackson, Mississippi. Colonel E.T. Lee’s description of the attack. Gallant soldiers and leaders of the awful carnage. Personal heroism of two color bearers. The Brunswick Times, April 11, 1897.

George Lockley - Diary transcripts

George Lockley - Diaries 1863

George Lockley - Diaries April 1861-August 1863

George Lockley - Diaries June 1865-January 1866

George Lockley - Diaries March-October 1864

George Lockley - Diaries May-October 1863

George Lockley - Diaries October 1863-February 1864

George Lockley - Diaries October 1864-May 1865

George Lockley - Diaries September-December 1862

George Lockley - Diary of George Lockley (galleys of book)

Maps of Civil War battles in which George Lockley participated

Ann Arbor, Michigan, resident, colonel in the 1st Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. Diaries, transcriptions of diaries, maps of battles in which he participated, including the first and second battles of Bull Run, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Gettysburg, and Civil War miscellanea; also include a copy of a report by Lt. Colonel Benjamin D. Pritchard on the capture of Jefferson Davis and other Confederate leaders by the 4th Michigan Cavalry; and photographs.

George M. Hanvey

The collection consists of the papers of George M. Hanvey from 1858-1865, 1880-1889. The papers from 1858-1865 relate to Hanvey's service as captain of the Newnan Guards, later known as Company A of the 1st Georgia Infantry Regiment including two letters regarding its organization (1858, 1859); a letter to Governor G.W. Gist of South Carolina offering their services should South Carolina secede (Nov. 1860); a penciled note from Governor Joseph E. Brown to Captain Hanvey instructing him to rendezvous at Macon, Georgia on March 20, 1861; a letter to General Braxton Bragg (May, 1861) desiring to attach his company to the Artillery at Warrington, Florida; a muster roll of the Newnan Guards who left for Pensacola, Florida in 1861; a circular from Harvey to W.L. Beadle regarding the bombardment of Ft. Sumter; and Harvey's oath of allegiance. The later papers, 1880-1889, contain letters with reminiscences of company members to be read at the reunion of the Newnan Guards.

George M. Shearer diary, 1863

George M. Shearer diary, 1864

George M. Shearer diary, 1865


George M. Shearer fought in the Civil War as a soldier in the 17th Iowa Infantry, Company E. His diaries describe his daily experiences, including his time at the Battle of Vicksburg and time as a prisoner of war at Andersonville Prison..


George N. Howe - Diaries, 1864

George N. Howe - Diaries, 1865

George N. Howe - Diaries, 1863

Hillsdale County, Michigan resident, member of Co. G, 18th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. Civil War diaries (1863-1865), correspondence with his wife, Melvina (Todd) of Litchfield, Michigan; also letters from cousins Ethan J. Todd, Co. H., 4th Michigan Infantry, Elliot Todd, Co. C, 7th Michigan Infantry and James T. Woods, Co. H, 4th Michigan Infantry

George Palmer

Union Captain George Palmer’s diary, written July-August, 1861, records daily life in his company of dragoons. Palmer writes of meeting “Col. Grant,” searching a suspicious barge, and receiving orders from General Pope. He also hears news of a “battle at Springfield,” presumably the Battle of Wilson’s Creek. Palmer recalls that during a storm in camp, 100 men from Col. Williams’ regiment “stripped of all their clothes and ran out in the rain,” causing “much merriment.”

George Pepper

Personal Recollections of Sherman's Campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas, 1866.

George S. Smith diary, 1862-1866

Civil war diary of a minister in the Church of Christ in Kellogg, Iowa. United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 83rd (1862-1865)

George Sharland

Knapsack Notes of General Sherman’s Grand Campaign Through the Empire State of the South, 1865.

George Sumner

Recollections of Service in Battery D, First Rhode Island Light Artillery (1891).

George T. Ulmer

Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer, or A Drummer Boy from Maine,1892.

George Taylor Lee

Reminiscences of General Lee.

George Thornton Fleming

Life and Letters of General Alexander Hays, 1919.  The Life and Letters of Alexander Hays is an extraordinarily scarce collection of letters from one of the most capable division commanders of the Army of the Potomac. Hays, the Pittsburgh engineer turned military hero, commanded the defenders of Cemetery Ridge during Pickett’s charge, after which he tied captured rebel banners to his horse and dragged them in the dirt to the cheers of his troops. His figure is immortalized in bronze on that legendary battlefield.

George Townley

Our Cruise on the Confederate States' War Steamer Alabama-- The Private Journal of an Officer (1863)

George Turner

Reminiscences , 61st North Carolina Infantry, Comapany E.

George W. Bailey

A Private Chapter of the War (1861-5) (1880).

George W. Barbour Diary 1863

George W. Barbour Diary 1864

George W. Barbour Diary 1865

Soldier from Fenton, Michigan, who served as quartermaster sergeant, later lieutenant, in Co. D, Sixth Michigan Cavalry during the Civil War. Diary includes description of visit by Mary Todd Lincoln to the Campbell General Hospital, Washington, D.C. The collection also includes an 1863 diary of Barbour's brother Frank A. Barbour. Frank Barbour served in Company A, 5th Michigan Cavalry. He died July 10, 1863, from wounds received in action at Gettysburg.

George W. Beaman

Official papers of Beaman, a native of Vermont, while assistant paymaster on the U.S.S. Union, a store ship stationed off Key West, Florida, during the Civil War.

George W. Bisbee

This is the diary of George W. Bisbee who served with the 9th Vermont Infantry during the Civil War. It contains entries January 1-October 10, 1863. Bisbee refers to guarding Confederate prisoners at Camp Douglas, Ill., transporting prisoners to City Point, Va., and exchanging them for Union parolees. Bisbee also describes a soldiers’ oratory club to which he belonged, an athletic contest against the 18th New York Infantry, and the author’s hospitalization.

George W. Bowen Diary, 1863-1881

 The volume was printed as a diary for 1864, with three days per page. Bowen kept daily entries, 1 January-8 May, 24 June-8 August, and 11-23 September 1864. At the end, five entries from April and May 1863 appear. During most of this period, Bowen and his regiment were encamped in Washington, N.C., but, in late April 1864, they moved north towards Richmond, Va. Between 1871 and 1881, Bowen used the diary for miscellaneous notes and calculations. War-time entries describe Drum Corps practices; monitoring and fighting Confederates; the regiment's social life in Washington, N.C.; the move into Virginia; and a furlough to Pennsylvania. Included are lists of letters send and received, clothing and its cost, instruments for a band, and a financial account. The notes from later in his life include, among other things, several songs and recipes, measurements for shoes, and the amounts due from his boarders.

George W. Ervay -Diary, 1863, Transcript

George W. Ervay -Diary, 1863, Enlarged photocopy

George W. Ervay -Diary, 1863, Original

George W. Gibson

George W. Gibson was born in Monroe Township, Delaware County,  Indiana on March 13, 1835. He enlisted in the 19th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Company A on July 29, 1861. He was later promoted to Corporal and transferred to the 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment. He died on October 23, 1911

George W. Pepper

Personal Recollections of Sherman's Campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas.

George W. Shaw

Personal Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln (1924).

George W. Sherman

A narrative of war time; a narrative connected with the heroic struggle during the Civil War for the preservation of our glorious republic (1917).

George W. Strong correspondence and papers, 1863-1865.

George W. Strong correspondence and papers, 1863-1908.

Iowa Infantry Regiment, 20th (1862-1865). Grand Army of the Republic. August Wentz Post No. 1 (Davenport, Iowa)


George W. Townsend – Correspondence, Feb.-Dec. 1863

Townsend served in Company G, 5th Michigan Cavalry, during the Civil War.

Letters to his wife describing his military experiences.

George Wagner

A Freedmen's Bureau Diary, Co. 2, 110th Regt. Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry, Papers re.

George Ward Nichols

The Story of the Great March, from the diary of a staff officer (1865)

George Washington Baker

George Washington Baker papers : personal correspondence, 1864-1865. Lt. George Washington Baker served with Company K, 123rd New York Volunteers, fighting throughout Virginia and participating in Sherman's infamous "march to the sea." Two of these three letters deal with Baker's observations of Atlanta during the Union invasion, as well as its social atmosphere after occupation. The final letter highlights events in Raleigh, North Carolina on the day the Confederate surrender was assured.

George Washington Cable

Famous adventures and prison escapes of the civil war.

George William Brent

Official correspondence, reports, military dispatches, and orders. Papers concerning the affairs of the Georgia Railroad indicate improper use of government transportation by private individuals; other topics include the disorganization in Mississippi during the last months of the war, detailed accounts of subsistence stores, railroad equipment, troop movements, ordnance depots, and supplies, after Sherman's March. Includes an official report of the medical director, Division of the West. A letter from Leonidas Polk explains why he disobeyed orders at Chickamauga, and one from Simon B. Buckner discusses the organization of the Dept. of East Tennessee. Other correspondents include John F. Branch, Howell Cobb, B.D. Fry, Duff C. Green, E.H. Harris, and J.R. Waddy.

George Young papers, 1862-1980

This collection contains information relating to the military service of George Young during the Civil War. Included are the pension applications he filed for himself and those filed on behalf of his widow, Sarah. Also included is a letter (October 31, 1862) from Young to his parents written during the war from Virginia. The letter describes the weather, an incident where "a man named Allan" accidentally shot off his fingers hunting crows, and the drafting of an "Uncle Snyder" who may have "procured a substitute" for himself before he joined. A photocopy of an article entitled "George Young: Forgotten Hero of Peach Tree Creek" was published in the March/April 1980 issue of North South Trader. It details Young's involvement in the battle, the injuries he suffered, and resulting health problems. The article also contains information on Young's post-war occupation. Also included are military papers such as vouchers and abstracts accounting for the loss of his horse at the Battle of Peachtree Creek and special orders appointing Young to various positions within his regiment.

Georgeanna Woolsey Bacon  - Letters of a family during the War for the Union. 1861-1865, Vol. 1, (1899).

Georgeanna Woolsey Bacon  - Letters of a family during the War for the Union. 1861-1865, Vol. 2, (1899).


Gerrit Smith - Speeches and letters of Gerrit Smith ... on the rebellion, Vol. 1(1864).

Gerrit Smith - Speeches and letters of Gerrit Smith ... on the rebellion, Vol. 2(1864).


Giauque family papers, 1861-1865

Brothers James and Alfred Giauque, along with their cousin Florian all served in the Civil War. James was a corporal in Company D, 30th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He took part in the siege of Vicksburg and a number of other battles. Alfred Giauque was in the military in 1861, and wrote in detail about the company’s band of which he was a member. Florian Giauque was a cousin of James and Alfred’s from Ohio. He served in the 102nd Ohio Volunteers.

Gideon Johnson Pillow

Orders and Letters of Brig. Gen. Gideon Johnson Pillow, Commanding the Conscription Bureau, Army of the Tennessee, 1863.

Gideon Welles - Diary of Gideon Welles, Vol. 1, 1911.

Gideon Welles - Diary of Gideon Welles, Vol. 2, 1911.

Gideon Welles - Diary of Gideon Welles, Vol. 3, 1911.


Gideon Welles  Papers - The Civil War Years

Gideon Welles’s 1861 appointment as secretary of the navy placed him at the hub of Union planning for the Civil War and in the midst of the powerful personalities vying for influence in Abraham Lincoln’s cabinet. 

 Gilbert Thompson

Journal (1861-1864) of Thompson's Civil War experiences in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., while serving as a topographical engineer in the Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army of the Potomac. Includes later reminiscences; description of bridges, armaments, and firearms; and sketches and photographs of army officers and battle sites. Includes correspondence, laid in, of Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.

Giles B. Cooke

Reminiscences - The Battle of Shiloh, written by Major Giles B. Cooke.

Gilman A. Hoyt

This is the 1864-1865 diary of Gilman A. Hoyt who served with Company D, 17th Maine Infantry during the Civil War.

Gilmer's Soldier Papers

David Gilmer enlisted as a private in Company B of the 88th Illinois Infantry in 1862. He fought in the Battle of Perryville, and on December 31, 1862 was wounded in the Battle of Stone’s River in Murfreesboro, Tennessee and taken prisoner. While a prisoner, he was sent to a hospital in Annapolis, Maryland where he stayed from January 28 until March 11, 1863. From Annapolis he travelled to Benton Barracks in Missouri, where he stayed until June 2, 1863. Watts was freed in an exchange of prisoners and fought in battles in Chattanooga, and later in the Atlanta Campaign. He was killed during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain on June 19, 1864.

Gould D. Molineaux Civil War Diary, volume 1.  19 June 1861-1 September 1862

Gould D. Molineaux Civil War Diary, volume 2.  22 December 1862-3 August 1863

Gould D. Molineaux Civil War Diary, volume 3.    7 May 1864-4 August 1865

Gould D. Molineaux Civil War Diary, volume 4.    May 1865 to March 1866


Gould D. Molineaux (1835?-1883) was a clerk and bookkeeper by trade and served as a corporal (and, as of January 1864, a sergeant) in Company E of the 8th Illinois volunteer infantry. He fought the duration of the Civil War from early June 1861 to to the war's conclusion, and kept a diary through May 1866. This is the fourth and final volume of his diaries, dating from May 1865 to March 1866. The diary closes with several pages of budget lines indicating Gould's salary during the war, when he was paid, by whom, and how much; addresses of friends and acquaintances; and hair tonic recipes.


Granville W. Belcher

Personal letters which reflect events in the Civil War such as the second battle of Manassas and the battle of Gettysburg.

Grenville Dodge

Personal recollections of President Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant and General William T. Sherman (1914)

Grenville Dodge


Personal Recollections of William T. Sherman, 1902.

Grenville Dodge

A Sketch of the Life and Public Services of Brigadier and Brevet Major-General James Alexander (1903).

Griffin Frost

Camp and prison journal describing the author's experiences in camps, on the march, and in prisons in the North. Prisons and camps described are Springfield, Gratiot Street, St. Louis, and Macon City, Missouri; Fort Delaware, Alton and Camp Douglas, Illinois; Camp Morton, Indiana; and Camp Chase, Ohio. Also, describes scenes and incidents during a trip for exchange of prisoners from St. Louis, Missouri, via Philadelphia, to City Point, Virginia.

Gustavus B. Hutchinson

A narrative of the formation and services of the Eleventh Massachusetts Volunteers, from April 15, 1861, to July 14, 1865. (1893).

Gustavus Woodson Smith

Gustavus Woodson Smith papers, 1858-1863.  Jefferson Davis often quarreling about army administration and strategy, appointment of staff, and subsequent resignation as Major General. There is one letter to his wife Lucretia from New Kent County, Virginia, three pencil reports with revisions on engagements at Eltham Landing and the Battle of Seven Pines or Fair Oaks during the Peninsular Campaign in Virginia, and operations of the Georgia Militia near Atlanta during the 1864 Atlanta Campaign. Also included is an original battlefield map showing Smith's route through Virginia in the vicinity of Fairfax Court House (1861).

H. L. Winslow

Camp Morton 1861-1865, Indianapolis Prison Camp.

H. W. Santelle

This collection consists of a journal kept by H. W. Santelle. It records the medical treatment of three patients he attended from 1863-1864. He notes their rank, age, regiment, company, injury, and battle where the injury was sustained. Each soldiers' health and treatment are documented, and the journal includes a post mortem examination report. The three soldiers were: Clarance L. Coulter, a twenty-four year old corporal in Company G, 123 New York Volunteers; Thomas Ruffin, a thirty-seven year old colonel in the 1st North Carolina Cavalry; and N. P. Bush, a twenty-nine year old private in the 1st Massachusetts Cavalry, Company F. Also included in the journal are prescriptions for various problems including coughs, toothaches, upset stomach, small pox, diarrhea, and scarlet fever. The end of the journal contains information such as unidentified farm work accounting and genealogy for an individual identified as David Hazard.

H.H. Orendorff

Orendorff, H. H. et al. Reminiscences of the Civil War From Diaries of Members of the One Hundred and Third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 1904.

H.M. Cheavens

Diary of Cheavens from July 1863 to August 1864 recording some incidents in Civil War , it also has a descriptive list of 3rd Missouri Battery at Feb. 1st, 1864.

H.O. Babcock

H.O. Babcock was a farmer and schoolteacher from North Stonington, Connecticut. Diary entries record work, social and church activities, weather, and financial affairs. Also included are comments on the day's political and military affairs, particularly battles and lost friends.

H.S. Huidekoper

Personal notes and reminiscences of Lincoln (1896).

H.W.R. Jackson

Confederate Monitor and Patriot's Friend. Containing sketches of numerous important and thrilling events of the present revolution, together with several interesting chapters of history concerning Gen. Stonewall Jackson, Gen. Morgan, and other great men of a new nation, her armor and salvation .

Hamilton Howard

Civil-War Echoes- Character Sketches and State Secrets, 1907.

Hampton S. Thomas

Some Personal Reminiscences of Service in the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac (1889).

Harold Peterson

The story of a Civil War Gunboat – U.S.S. Cairo: comprising a narrative of her wartime adventures /by Virgil Carrington Jones ; and an account of her raising in 1964 by Harold L. Peterson.

Harriet Douglas Whetten

A Volunteer Nurse in the Civil War: The Letters of Harriet Douglas Whetten: Little is known about Whetten (born ca. 1822) apart from the letters reprinted here. A native of New York, she served on a hospital ship conveying injured Union troops from Virginia to New York. The 12 long letters printed here date from 1862 and describe her working conditions, crew members, the Chesapeake Bay region, her fellow crew members, and injured soldiers. (20 pages). This second installment of the letters of Civil War nurse, Harriet Douglas Whetten (b. ca. 1822), offers insight into the experience of a woman working with the Civil War's wounded. The letters date from the summer months of 1862 and were written on one of the Sanitary Commissions transport ships, traveling mostly in and around the Chesapeake Bay and its tributaries. (17 pages)

Harriet H. A. Eaton Diary, volume 2

Harriet H. A. Eaton Diary, volume 3

Harriet H. A. Eaton Diary, volume 4: Journal of a second tour to the Army now lying before Petersburg and Richmond

Harriet H. A. Eaton Diaries, 1862-1864, constitute a detailed record of Eaton's observations and feelings as a U.S. Army nurse visiting camps in Virginia, leaving supplies, and aiding the sick and wounded.


Harrison Soule – Civil War diary, 1863-1865

Harry Linscott Diary

Harry Linscott Diary Transcript

Diary of Harry Linscott (Union) 1864.


Harry Martyn Kieffer

The Recollections of a Drummer-Boy (1889).

Harry Stanley

Diary of Harry Stanley, 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 20th Connecticut Volunteers, Georgia.

Harry White

Transcription of a diary that Harry White kept while he was being held in three Confederate prisons--Libby in Virginia, Salisbury in North Carolina, and Richland Prison in South Carolina. The diary begins on December 15, 1863 in Libby Prison in Richmond and ends on June 11, 1864 with Harry still imprisoned. Among Harry's entries is a description of his escape with four other officers in May 1864 as they were being moved by train to Richland Jail in South Carolina. He also describes prison conditions including the whippings of prisoners, poor food, boredom, lack of information about the war, etc. [Harry is subjected to harsher treatment and is not released in prisoner exchanges because his captors know that he is a senator in Pennsylvania whose vote, if he were released, would affect Pennsylvania's deadlocked Senate and the state's diminishing support for the war.] Harry compares prisons in South Carolina with Libby Prison in Virginia. In South Carolina the treatment is more humane--the food is better; he has access to books; and, on Sundays, there may even be a sermon from a local Presbyterian minister. Imprisonment, however, is difficult to bear--he suffers from depression and a constant yearning for family and friends. On May 23, 1864 he learns of the imprisonment of his brother Richard. He worries about Richard's condition and the impact of his capture on their parents who now have two sons in Confederate prisons.

Hartwell Percy Spain Diary

Hartwell Percy Spain Diary Transcription


Hartwell Percy Spain was a volunteer Confederate soldier in the Darlington Guards on duty around Charleston, S.C. The collection is Spain's wartime diary, 3 January to 17 March and 4 August 1861 (about 75 pages); and the April 1867 issue of the "The Land We Love," a magazine published in Charlotte, N.C. The diary consists of a detailed narrative of Spain's daily life on Sullivan Islands and Morris Island, and at Darlington, S.C., including notes about his opinions and feelings, and descriptions of his surroundings. It also includes poems and miscellaneous memoranda.


Harvey L. Warner – Letters, 1861-1864

Soldier from Tipton, Lenawee County, Michigan who served in Company B, Fourth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. Letters to his family describing his wartime activities. Also includes letters of his brothers William R. Warner, who served in Co. C, 18th Michigan Infantry, and Henry H. Warner.

Harvey S. Brown

Harvey S. Brown (1838-1902), 86th Illinois Infantry, Pocket diary, September 7, 1862 to October 24, 1863.

Heber S. Thompson diary, 24 Aug. - 16 Dec. 1864.

Pocket diary written by a Union officer during his recuperation as a prisoner of war in South Carolina, describing people and conditions at the First South Carolina hospital in Rikersville, S.C., located ca. 4 miles from Charleston, S.C., where Thompson was a patient. Entries discuss food, medical care, African-American soldiers, and his departure from South Carolina following a prisoner exchange. Other notes include list, "Rebel Cavalry" naming officers of "Kelly's Division" and other regiments; and addresses of his fellow inmates, with later notes regarding attempts to contact them in 1891. Specifically states that hospital population included in addition to officers, soldiers at the rank of private, both "black [and] white"; Dr. George R. C. Todd, brother-in-law of Abraham Lincoln, served as a doctor at the facility. African-American soldiers of the 54th Massachusetts Regiment were serving as nurses. Thompson expresses hope for parole, with usual concerns re food rations and condition of prisoners; also comments on prisoners of war from Andersonville, Ga.

Helena Harris

Southern sketches , 1866.

Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr

The Civil War diary of Mrs. Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr (Barre), 1862-1863, Ravenswood, Virginia (West Virginia).

Henry A. London

Reminiscences Henry A. London, 53rd North Carolina Infantry, Company C, including excerpt written by John P. Leach.

Henry A. Potter Diary, 1863

Henry A. Potter Diary, 1863, Transcript

Henry A. Potter Diary, 1864

Henry A. Potter Diary, 1864, Transcript

Henry A. Potter Diary, 1865

Henry A. Potter Diary, 1865, Transcript

1863 Diary of Henry A. Potter. In the diary, he describes daily life and the status of his regiment.

1864 Civil War diary of Henry Albert Potter dated January 1, 1864- December 31, 1864. In this diary, Potter describes everyday life within the regiment, the daily weather, his commission, illness, and expenses.

1865 Civil War diary of Henry Albert Potter documenting the events between January 1, 1865- December 31, 1865. In this diary, Potter describes everyday life within the regiment, the battles at Selma and Macon, the occupation of Montgomery, and the death of Abraham Lincoln. Potter also notes at the end of each entry the number of miles his regiment marched that day.

Military Service Note: Potter, Henry A. Ovid. Enlisted in company B, Fourth Cavalry, as Sergeant July 28, 1862, at Ovid, for 3 years, age 22. Mustered Aug. 28, 1862. First Sergeant Dec. 20, 1862. Discharged to accept promotion Mar. 19, 1863. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company E, Feb. 16, 1863. Mustered April 6, 1863. Discharged to accept promotion Aug. 22, 1864. Commissioned Captain Aug. 1, 1864. Mustered Aug. 23, 1864. Mustered out and honorably discharged at Nashville, Tenn. July 1, 1865.


Henry A. Smith

This is the diary of Lt. Henry A. Smith which was kept at Petersburg, Virginia, from August 22nd through September 13th, 1864. Smith was and aide to Confederate Major. Gen. Charles W. Field.

Henry B. Sparks

Civil war diary of Henry B. Sparks, company C, 3rd Indiana cavalry, 1864.

Henry Beck Civil War diaries, 1864-1865

Henry Beck Civil War diaries, 1864-1865 (transcriptions)

Henry Beck Civil War diaries, 1864-1865. Beck's diary compiled during his service in the Army of Northern Virginia. Beck's diaries from 1861-64 were lost in a fire at the headquarters of a Confederate Reunion in Birmingham, in 1894 . In 327 diary entries, Beck provides detailed observations on the daily life of an enlisted man in the Confederate Army. Beck ruminates on weather conditions, daily marches and his primary duty of feeding the troops. He gives detailed accounts of troop movements and battle strategies. Beck vividly recounts the battles at Spotsylvania, 2nd Cold Harbor, Monocacy, Cool Spring, Berryville, Opequon, Fisher's Hill and Cedar Creek. After the Confederate defeat at Cedar Creek on October 19, 1864, Beck embarks on a four month tour of Northern Virginia in which he attends numerous social functions, attends to daily business in the local towns and meets, courts and falls in love with his future wife. Beck's final diary entries find him back home in Alabama in February, 1865, on what turns out to be a permanent furlough.


Henry Brockway Diary, 1864

Henry Brockway served as a soldier during the Civil War in Company K, 34th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers.

Henry C. Ash

This is the 1862 diary of Henry C. Ash who served with the 8th New Hampshire Infantry during the Civil War.

Henry C. Dickinson

Diary of Capt. Henry C. Dickinson, C. S. A ., 1910.

Henry C. Koch notebooks, vol. 1 - 1863 November-1864 December.

Henry C. Koch notebooks, vol. 2 - 1864 June.

Henry C. Koch notebooks, vol. 3 - 1864 August-October.

Henry C. Koch notebooks, vol. 4 - 1864 August, 1865 March-April.

Henry C. Koch notebooks, vol. 5 - 1865 January, September-October.

Henry C. Koch notebooks, vol. 6 - 1865 February-March.

Henry C. Koch notebooks, vol. 7 - 1865 October and post-war.


Henry C. Morhous

Reminiscences of the 123d Regiment, N.Y.S.V., giving a complete history of its three years service in the war (1879).

Henry C. Morhous

Recollections of a checkered life, by a Good Templar. Napanee, Ontario, S. T. Hammond [Toronto, Printed by Robertson & Cook, 1868] .

Henry Campbell

Three Years in the Saddle: a Diary of the Civil War. Henry Campbell, 1862-1866.  Henry Campbell joined the 18th Indiana Artillery Battery in 1862 and kept a journal during his enlistment; shortly after the war he edited the manuscript, adding maps, newspaper clippings, etc.

Henry Clay Christiancy – Diary

Henry Clay McDougal

Recollections, 1844-1909 (1910).

Henry Clay Russell

Henry Clay Russell's Civil War letters, 1861-1865.

Henry Cleveland

Alexander H. Stephens, in public and private, with letters and speeches, before, during, and since the war (1866).

Henry Corbin

Henry Corbin diary. Date: Apr. 20 1863 - Sep. 22 1864.

Henry Cribben

The Military Memoirs of Captain Henry Cribben of the 140th New York Volunteers.

Henry Davidson

Fourteen months in southern prisons; Narrative of The Treatment Of Federal Prisoners Of war In The Rebel Military Prisons of Richmond, Danville. Andersonville, Savannah, And Millen; Describing The Author's Escape With Two Comrades, From Andersonville And The Blood Hounds; His Activities During A Fourteen Nights' March In The Swamps Of Western Georgia, And His Subsequent Re-Capture ; To Which Is Added A Large List of Those Who Have Died In Various Prisons In The Confederacy.

Henry de Boisfeuillet Clay


 Henry Devillez

Reminiscences of the Civil War: Andersonville.

Henry Dysart

Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas Civil War diary, 1862-1863.  Introduction written in 1965 by Paul Dysart, Jr., grandson to Henry Dysart. Original diary donated to the National Military Park, Pea Ridge, Arkansas.

Henry E. Shepherd

Narrative of prison life at Baltimore and Johnson's Island, Ohio (1917).

Henry E. Skaggs

Henry E. Skaggs joined the United States Military in September of 1862 at the age of thirty-three where he was enlisted as a Sergeant into Company C of the 1st Missouri Cavalry. Skaggs observed and chronicled his perspective of the Civil War from latter half of 1862 to mid 1864. Skaggs documented his travels throughout Missouri and Arkansas noting skirmishes and battles that he encountered, including The Battle of Bayou Meto (AR 1863)" He wrote about a variety of experiences; that ranged from escorting General James Totten, to witnessing the execution of a rebel spy. These are a diary and papers, 1862-1865, of Henry Ellison Skaggs, pertaining to his service in the 1st Missouri Cavalry in Missouri and Arkansas during the Civil War. Included are a diary, two letters from Little Rock, Arkansas, a photograph of Skaggs in uniform, and a group of prayers. There are also correspondence concerning his military pension, 1893-1895, and genealogical data.

Henry Edward Tremain

Two Days of War- A Gettysburg Narrative and other Excursions, 1905.

Henry Eggleston Diary entry of : June 22, 1861 to January, 1862.

Henry Eggleston Diary entry of: March 11, 1862 to June 26, 1862.

Henry S. Eggleston, Letters.


Henry S. Eggleston. Papers of Henry S. Eggleston, a former businessman and postmaster of Appleton, Wis., and a commissioned officer in the "Ripon Guards" (Company B) of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with Eggleston's wife written during his Civil War service. These document conditions at Camp Harvey (Kenosha, Wis.), tensions among officers, the difficulties in training cavalry troops, and the work of hunting Confederates around Bloomfield, Mo. The letter dated August 5, 1862 describes a pitched battle between 100 members of the 1st Cavalry and 600 Texas Rangers about eight miles from Marianna, Ark.


Henry F. Dillman

Henry F. Dillman Diary. Describes troop movement of the Indiana 31st, Co. G., battles fought in, and the dead and wounded from the company.

Henry G. Noble - Diaries, Apr. 9-July 26, 1864

Henry G. Noble - Diaries, Jan. 1-Apr. 8, 1864, July 26-Oct. 18, 1864

Henry G. Noble - Diaries, Jan. 17, 1865 - June 11, 1865

Henry G. Noble - Diaries, July 26, 1864-Feb. 7, 1865

Henry G. Noble - Diaries, June 3-Dec. 27, 1863

Soldier from Martin, Michigan who served in Co. B, 19th Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. Letters and diaries describing his experiences in the Civil War, and letters of Cyrus B. Wheeler, also a member of the 19th Michigan Infantry.

Henry H. Chaffee

This is the 120-page diary of Henry H. Chaffee who served with the 4th Vermont Infantry during the Civil War. The diary covers the entire year of 1863 and includes accounts of the Battles of Chancellorsville and Gettysburg.

Henry Hamilton

Reminiscences of a veteran (1897).

Henry Hamilton Bennett Diary vol. 1

Henry Hamilton Bennett Diary vol. 2

Henry Hamilton Bennett Diary Transcript and loose pages


Henry Hamilton Bennett (1843-1908) of Wisconsin Dells became one of the nation's best professional photographers. But before that, at age 18, he enlisted in the 12th Wisconsin Infantry and fought in the Civil War. He served as a private in Mississippi and Louisiana and took part in the Siege of Vicksburg. After being wounded in 1864, he was mustered out and returned home. Bennett filled two pocket diaries with short entries describing camp life, daily activities, the fighting at Vicksburg, and marches through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Mississippi.


Henry Harnden

The First Wisconsin Cavalry at the capture of Jefferson Davis (1898).

Henry Howe

A brief historical sketch of the Fighting McCooks (1903).

Henry Isely diary

This diary was written by Henry Isely, a member of Company C, Sixty-seventh Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He enlisted in 1862 as a private and served over three years. Isely tells about the capture of Morris Island, the charge on Fort Wagner, and the siege of Fort Sumter. After the attack at Fort Wagner, Isely developed typhoid fever and was in a field hospital on Morris Island for six weeks. He describes his physical problems resulting from typhoid. Isely recovered and rejoined his company. He participated in many battles and in the end, witnessed the surrender of General Lee at Appomattox Courthouse on April 9, 1865. Isely was mustered out at Richmond on October 16, 1865. In 1870, he moved to Brown County, Kansas, where he bought farm land. In addition to farming, he became involved in politics and, in 1872, he was elected Township Clerk of Walnut Township, Brown County, Kansas. In 1873, he was elected County Clerk of Brown County and reelected in 1875 and 1877. Isely ran for the Kansas House of Representatives in 1882 and was elected by a sixty vote majority. In 1883, he was elected to the Kansas Senate.

Henry J. Durgin

Diary of Henry J. Durgin, Chief Bugler of the 1st N. H. Cavalry from Franklin, Louisiana, a leather-bound book with small paragraphs written under a typed heading for each day of 1864. Durgin served in the Civil War at Camp Ford.

Henry L. Burnell

The diary of Private Henry L. Burnell, Co. "I," 8th Maine Volunteer Infantry, 1859 - 1865. Burnell served in the Union Army from September 7, 1861 until July 22, 1865. Burnell's journal is written in short, often one-line, entries. The war-date material is often entered without regard to chronology and documents movements rather than details. Henry L. Burnell, born June 2, 1841, was a resident of West Baldwin, Maine. There he was a member of the Temperance Society and participated in a local band as a percussionist. On August 8, 1861, Burnell enlisted in Captain McArthur's company for three years, but when the company took a leave of absence, Burnell enlisted in the state service for a term of three years. He began his service in coastal South Carolina, Georgia and Florida. Transferred to Virginia in 1864, he participated in actions near Petersburg. Captured at Drewry's Bluff, Burnell landed in Andersonville via Libby Prison and Danville, Virginia. Following several prison transfers, Burnell eventually arrived home in May of 1865.

Henry Lane Stone

Morgan's Men, a narrative of personal experiences (1919).

Henry Marcy. Sherman's campaign in the Carolinas (1900)



Henry Martyn Kieffer

The recollections of a drummer-boy (1889).

Henry Mosler

The diary contains records of sketches Mosler made for Harper's Weekly, a narrative of his activities during 1862, financial notes, poems, names and addresses, and several sketches.

 Henry Murray Calvert

Reminiscences of a Boy in Blue, 1862-1865

Henry Northrup

 Life and deeds of General Sherman, including the story of his great march to the sea .. (1891).

Henry O. Nightingale diary, 1864.

Henry O. Nightingale diary, 1865.


Henry Perkins Goddard

14th C.V. - Regimental reminiscences of the war of the rebellion (1877).

Henry Pollard Whipple

Henry Pollard Whipple (1838-1921) was a farmer in Waterloo, Wisconsin, when he enlisted in Co. A of the 29th Wisconsin Infantry. In 1906 he published this pamphlet recounting his experiences. Pages 1-75 reproduce his diary dating from Jan. 1, 1863, to Aug. 12, 1865. Pages 76-80 consist of recollected anecdotes. Whipple took part in the Siege of Vicksburg and in the battles of Port Gibson, Champion Hill, Jackson, Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely. His brief diary entries discuss the black market in cotton, traveling by steamer, camp life, sickness among the troops, lack of rations, and frequent skirmishing. He also describes rivalry between regiments, persistent boredom, confusion about Lincoln's assassination, and yellow fever in New Orleans.

Henry Richards

Letters of Captain Henry Richards of the Ninety-third Ohio Infantry, 1893.

Henry Ropes - Civil War letters of Henry Ropes - manuscript, 1859-1863, Vol. 1 (1859).

Henry Ropes - Civil War letters of Henry Ropes - manuscript, 1859-1863, Vol. 2 (1859).

Henry Ropes - Civil War letters of Henry Ropes - manuscript, 1859-1863, Vol. 3 (1859).



Henry S. Foote

Casket of reminiscences (1874).

Henry S. Stevens

Reminiscences - H. S. Stevens, 14th Connecticut Infantry.

Henry S. Stevens

Souvenir Of Excursion To Battlefields By The Society Of The Fourteenth Connecticut Regiment And Reunion At Antietam, September 1891 - With History And Reminiscences Of Battles And Campaigns Of The Regiment Revisited.

Henry Shorey

The Story Of The Maine Fifteenth - Being A Brief Narrative Of The Important Events, 1890. A Complete Roster Of The Regiment, Embracing The Name Of Every Officer And Enlisted Man Serving With It At Any Time During Its Term Of Service; And Illustrations And Brief Biographical Sketches Of Nearly All The Commissioned Officers Of The Regiment..

Henry Squire

The 1863 diary of Henry Squire, 72nd New York Infantry and includes entries from January through July. Early entries detail camp life, war news, and in particular, playing baseball and boxing, an inspection by Lincoln, and camp rumors (from March 'Gen. Lee [was] dead and [Stonewall] Jackson had been wounded'). Entries during the first part of May talk about Squire's experiences while at Libby Prison in Richmond. He was captured at Chancellorsville May 3rd and paroled May 13.

Henry Stanley Diary

Henry Stanley Diary transcript


Diary of Henry Stanley, Quartermaster Sergeant, Company H, 20th Connecticut Volunteers, Georgia.


Henry Stark Seage -Diary, 1862-1864

Henry Stark Seage - Diary, 1861-1862

Henry Stewart Dean - Diaries 1864

Henry Stewart Dean - Diaries 1865

Resident of Ann Arbor, Michigan, officer in the 22nd Michigan Infantry during the Civil War, later regent of University of Michigan.

Diaries, 1864-1865, and miscellaneous citations, commissions, and legal documents relating to his military service and his work as regent.; also statement (notarized by Dean) of Victor C. Vaughan pertaining to the Douglas-Rose dispute, 1878.

Henry Stocks

Letters Historical - Story Told by the Correspondence between General Blunt and General Hindman, At Prairie Grove by Henry Stocks, Captain, Co. A, 9th Wisconsin. Published in the National Tribune.

Henry V. Boynton

Sherman's historical raid. The Memoirs in the light of the record. A review based upon compilations from the files of the War Office. 1875

Henry Walke

Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States, 1877.

Henry Warren Howe

Passages from the Life of Henry Warren Howe. Diary and Letters written during the Civil War, 1861-65.

Henry Washington Benham

Recollections of West Virginia campaign, with The three months troops, May, June, and July 1861 (1873).

Herbert E. Valentine

Manuscript notebook describing the author's experiences in the Mass. 23d Infantry. The illustrations are original watercolors which have been pasted in. Two additional watercolors, a photo of the author and a print are laid in.

Herbert W. Beecher - History of the First Light Battery Connecticut Volunteers, 1861-1865, Volume 1.

Herbert W. Beecher - History of the First Light Battery Connecticut Volunteers, 1861-1865, Volume 2.


The story of the battery from its organization to the present time. Compiled from official records, personal interviews, private diaries, war histories and individual experiences. Illustrated by original drawings, etchings, portraits and maps.


Herman Braun

Andersonville, A Critical Sketch, 1892.

Herman Haupt

Reminiscences Of General Herman Haupt, 1901. Personal Narratives Of Important Military Operations, And Interviews With President Lincoln, Secretary Stanton, General-In-Chief Halleck, And With Generals Mcdowell, Mcclellan, Meade, Hancock, Burnside, And Others In Command Of The Armies In The Field, And His Impressions Of These Men.

Herman Salomon

The Civil War Diary of Herman Salomon: The author (1834-1881) was a German cabinet-maker who came to Manitowoc in 1853, and was the brother of Gov. Edward Salomon (1828-1909). His diary is terse and lacks much descriptive detail, being composed for the most part of short, mundane notes. Entries from 1861-1862 are especially sparse; the 1863 entries concern building bridges in Mississippi, the battle of Corinth, and the siege of Vicksburg; the 1864 entries are scattered and concern weather, pay, and routines of daily life in camp.

Hermann R. Muelder

A Hero home from the war: among the black citizens of Galesburg, Illinois, 1860-1880. Description       Details the experiences of a company of African American soldiers who enlisted in the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry and fought in the U.S. Civil War. The narrative features the life of Joseph Barquet, both during the War and afterwards during the reconstruction period in Galesburg, Illinois.

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men – A Military Adventure - Part I Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men – Siege of Vicksburg - Part II Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - Griersons Raid - Part III Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men – Siege and Capture of Port Hudson - Part IV Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - Military Adventures beyond the Mississippi - Part V Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - The Change of Base - Part VI Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men – Change of Base Effected - Part VII Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - A Railroad Adventure - Part VIII Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - The Pursuit and Capture of Morgan - Part IX Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - Charles Ellet and his Naval Steam Rams - Part X Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - The Navy in the North Carolina Sounds - Part XI Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - Opening the Mississippi - Part XII Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - Texas Lost and Won - Part XIII Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - Wilds of Arkansas - Part XIV Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - Florida. Her Crime and Her Punishment - Part XV Harpers Monthly

Heroic Deeds of Heroic Men - The Capture, imprisonment and escape - Part XVI Harpers Monthly


A series of 16 articles by John S.C. Abbott that appeared in Harper’s Monthly during the Civil War.


Heros Von Borcke - Memoirs of the Confederate War for Independence,Vol. 1-2., 1867

In one of the most exhilarating of war memoirs, Heros von Borcke gives a stirring account of his service in the cavalry of the Army of Northern Virginia. The story begins in the spring of 1862, when the twenty-six year old Prussian soldier boarded a Confederate blockade runner in Bermuda bound for South Carolina. Narrowly escaping capture in Charleston Harbor, he quickly earned a commission in General J.E.B. Stuarts cavalry command in Virginia. He rode with Stuart’s men in the battles of Seven Pines, the Seven Days, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville and Brandy Station before being wounded in the early part of the Gettysburg campaign.

History and Reminiscences of the Thirtieth Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry in the Civil War, Compiled by Committee, 1861-1865, 1892



History of the Fifth Indiana Battery

History of the Fifth Indiana Battery-compiled and written from the field diary of lieutenant Daniel H. Chandler, official reports of officers of the Army of the Cumberland (1900)

Hobart Pasha

Sketches from My Life, 1887.

Hollis True

The Civil War Diary of Hollis True.

Home Letters of General Sherman.

From a young man writing to his future wife, to the general in charge of an army, to the man in his last years, these are the private letters Sherman sent home. This collection was passed on to Marc Antony DeWolfe Howe (of the Atlantic Monthly) by Sherman's daughter.

Homer B, Sprague

Lights and shadows in Confederate prisons : a personal experience, 1864-5.

Horace B. Little

Reminiscences of the Civil War, Escape from Fort Tyler Prison.

Horace Barlow

Time Period Covered: August 18, 1862 - July 10, 1863 Horace Barlow was born on May 30, 1842. Barlow graduated from the University of Vermont in 1862 and was a member of the Sigma Phi Society. On August 18th, 1862, Barlow enlisted in Company C of the 12th Regiment of the Vermont Volunteer Militia. While in Burlington, Vermont, he enlisted and then travelled south through Brattleboro, New Haven, Jersey City, Philadelphia, and Baltimore before arriving in Washington, D.C. Barlow's diary includes entries from his journey as well as his time spent at: Camp Seward; Hunting Creek Bridge; Camp Vermont; Fairfax, Virginia; W.R. Shoals; Rappahannock Station; Bristow Station; Union Mills; Wolf Run Shoals; as well as his return journey to Vermont. Barlow died on December 31, 1935 in Hudson, Wisconsin.

Horace Bolton

Personal reminiscences of the late war (1892).

Horace Currier

Horace Currier, 1832-1863 / Papers, 1861-1863. Typewritten copies of letters written by Corporal Horace Currier, Company I, 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, to his brother Edwin, describing his army experiences serving in Virginia; and copy of a diary, 1863, with brief entries including notes on his experiences at the Battle of Gettysburg, being taken prisoner, and final illness.

Horace Greeley papers, 1812-1928

Journalist. Correspondence, autobiography, writings by and about Greeley, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, a notebook, printed matter, and other papers pertaining to his life and career as a journalist.

Horace Harbaugh

The civil war journal of Horace Harbaugh. This is a daily memorandum of the doings and whereabouts of the a member of the 114th O.V. Co. K, with a slight sketch of the duties and performances of the said Regiment in the year 1865.

Horace Smith

Two Months : being the account of life as a prisoner of war.

Horatio C. King

Narrative of the Army of the Potomac.

Howell Carter

A Cavalryman’s Reminiscences of the Civil War, 1900.

Hugh Black

Transcription of the diary excerpt of Hugh Black describing he and his regiment's campaign throughout the south, and dated circa late 1862 to early 1863..

Iowa Governor and Adjutant General correspondence, 1862-1865



Ira M. Mallory

Missouri Bush and Prairie – A narrative by Ira M. Mallory, Sergeant, Company G,  17th Illinois Cavalry. National Tribune, 1900.

Ira S. Owens

Greene county in the war. Being a history of the Seventy-fourth regiment, with sketches of the Twelfth, Ninety-fourth, One hundred and tenth, Forty-fourth, One hundred and fifty-fourth regiments and the Tenth Ohio battery, embracing anecdotes, incidents and narratives of the camp, march and battlefield and the author's experience while in the army.

Irene Richards Diary, Volume 1

Irene Richards Diary, Volume 2



Irwin W. Shepard – Letters 1862-1864

Student at Michigan State Normal College who served in Co. E, 17th Michigan Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War. Awarded congressional medal of honor. Later in life lived in Winona, Minn. Letters written to his family in Chelsea, Mich. describing in detail his activities including the Battle of Fredericksburg and sieges of Vicksburg and Knoxville.

Isaac Alexander

The collection includes typed transcriptions of letters, 1862-1865, from Isaac Alexander to his mother, describing life in Confederate army camps and on the front, and commenting on commanding generals and on the situation in the South, as he moved from Mississippi to Kentucky to Tennessee.

Isaac B. Brown

This is the 33-page diary of Isaac B. Brown who served with the 211th Pennsylvania Infantry. The diary contains entries, January-October 1864, covering the time that Brown was involved in espionage and his discovery. (Diary is missing covers, looks like pages could be missing—first page is smudged from rubbing and is very difficult to read –the first part seems to take place in 1864 since it talks about Jerusalem Plank Road battle which was during June, 1864)

Isaac C. Doan

Reminiscences Of The Chattanooga Campaign. A Paper Read At The Reunion Of Company B, Fortieth Ohio Volunteer Infantry, At Xenia, Ohio, August 22, 1894, Sergeant Isaac C. Doan.

Isaac Gause

Four years with five armies - Army of the frontier, Army of the Potomac, Army of the Missouri, Army of the Ohio, Army of the Shenandoah (1908).

Isaac Handy

Duress by federal authority, a journal of current events during an imprisonment of fifteen months, at Fort Delaware (1874).

Isaac Hermann

Memoirs of a veteran who served as a private in the 60's in the war between the states; personal incidents, experiences and observations (1911).

Isaac N. Williamson Diary, 1863

Isaac N. Williamson was a bugler in Company E of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was mustered on September 17, 1862; wounded at Spotsylvania, VA, on May 8th, 1864; and mustered out on July 14, 1865. He describes fighting at Hanover, PA.

Isaac Newton Arnold

Sketch of the life of Abraham Lincoln - compiled in most part from the History of Abraham Lincoln, and the overthrow of slavery (1869).

Isaac S. Knapp diary, 1865

Isaac S. Knapp diary, 1865 ( transcript)


Isaac S. Knapp diary, 1865.  Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed.


Isaac T. Nichols

Historic days in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 1855-1865 - political and war time reminiscences (1907).

Isabel Wallace

Life and Letters of General W. H. L. Wallace, 1909.

Isaiah Goddard Hacker

The 1864 pocket diary was owned by Isaiah Goddard Hacker, a soldier from the Union Army who served in the American Civil War. He was part of the Company E, 38th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, attached to the 3rd brigade, 2nd division, 19th Army Corps (Department of the Gulf, and Army of the Shenandoah, Middle Military Division).

Isaiah Smith Diary July 1860 - February 1867

Isaiah Smith Diary July 1860 - February 1867 (transcript)

The collection consists of a diary and photographs. Also included are an introdu