Recollections of a Confederate Staff Officer, 1917.
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.
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.
The diary of George A. Cook covers the period from Jan. 1, 1862 to Oct. 25, 1862.
A Rebels Recollections, 1889
Letters and a diary describing eight months of service in North Carolina during the Civil War, 1862-1863.
Campaigns of a non-combatant, and his romaunt abroad during the war.
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 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.
A Brief Narrative of the Fourth Tennessee Cavalry Regiment, Wheeler€'s Corps, Army of Tennessee, 1913.
Angels Of The Battlefield - A History Of The Labors Of The Catholic Sisterhoods In The Late Civil War, 1898.
Letters of Capt. George Hamilton Perkins, 1886.
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.
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.
Reminiscences of service in the First Rhode Island Cavalry (1878)
Personal Reminiscences of a Maryland Soldier in the War Between the States, 1898
The star corps; or Notes of an army chaplain, during Sherman's famous march to the sea. (1865).
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.
United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 35th (1862-1865). Company C.
Recollections of General Grant, 1890.
Memoirs of the 149th Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry, 1891.
Against the Tide at Shiloh - Reminiscences of an Illinois boy in the Western Army., National Tribune, Sep.1900.
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.
Morgan's Men Under Duke €“ A narrative by George Dallas Mosgrove.
Kentucky cavaliers in Dixie, or, The reminiscences of a Confederate cavalryman.
Personal Recollections of a Confederate Cavalryman, The National Tribune, Feb 14, 1901.
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.
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.
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.
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).
Vermont at Gettysburg. A sketch of the part taken by the Vermont troops, in the battle of Gettysburg (1870).
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.
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 (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 Civil War letters, 1861-1864.
George Harrington diary, 1863. Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed.
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.
Sketch of the First Kentucky Brigade (1874).
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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..
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
Union Captain George Palmer€'s diary, written July-August, 1861, records daily life in his company of dragoons. Palmer writes of meeting €śCol. Grant,€ť searching a suspicious barge, and receiving orders from General Pope. He also hears news of a €śbattle at Springfield,€ť presumably the Battle of Wilson€'s Creek. Palmer recalls that during a storm in camp, 100 men from Col. Williams€' regiment €śstripped of all their clothes and ran out in the rain,€ť causing €śmuch merriment.€ť
Personal Recollections of Sherman's Campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas, 1866.
Civil war diary of a minister in the Church of Christ in Kellogg, Iowa. United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 83rd (1862-1865)
Knapsack Notes of General Sherman€'s Grand Campaign Through the Empire State of the South, 1865.
Recollections of Service in Battery D, First Rhode Island Light Artillery (1891).
Adventures and Reminiscences of a Volunteer, or A Drummer Boy from Maine,1892.
Reminiscences of General Lee.
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.
Our Cruise on the Confederate States' War Steamer Alabama-- The Private Journal of an Officer (1863)
Reminiscences , 61st North Carolina Infantry, Comapany E.
A Private Chapter of the War (1861-5) (1880).
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.
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.
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.
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. 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
Personal Recollections of Sherman's Campaigns in Georgia and the Carolinas.
Personal Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln (1924).
A narrative of war time; a narrative connected with the heroic struggle during the Civil War for the preservation of our glorious republic (1917).
Iowa Infantry Regiment, 20th (1862-1865). Grand Army of the Republic. August Wentz Post No. 1 (Davenport, Iowa)
Townsend served in Company G, 5th Michigan Cavalry, during the Civil War.
Letters to his wife describing his military experiences.
A Freedmen's Bureau Diary, Co. 2, 110th Regt. Pennsylvania Volunteers Infantry, Papers re.
The Story of the Great March, from the diary of a staff officer (1865)
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.
Famous adventures and prison escapes of the civil war.
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.
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.
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.
Orders and Letters of Brig. Gen. Gideon Johnson Pillow, Commanding the Conscription Bureau, Army of the Tennessee, 1863.
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.
Reminiscences - The Battle of Shiloh, written by Major Giles B. Cooke.
This is the 1864-1865 diary of Gilman A. Hoyt who served with Company D, 17th Maine Infantry during the Civil War.
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 (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.
Personal letters which reflect events in the Civil War such as the second battle of Manassas and the battle of Gettysburg.
Personal recollections of President Abraham Lincoln, General Ulysses S. Grant and General William T. Sherman (1914)
Personal Recollections of William T. Sherman, 1902.
A Sketch of the Life and Public Services of Brigadier and Brevet Major-General James Alexander (1903).
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.
A narrative of the formation and services of the Eleventh Massachusetts Volunteers, from April 15, 1861, to July 14, 1865. (1893).
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).
Camp Morton 1861-1865, Indianapolis Prison Camp.
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.
Orendorff, H. H. et al. Reminiscences of the Civil War From Diaries of Members of the One Hundred and Third Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 1904.
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 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.
Personal notes and reminiscences of Lincoln (1896).
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 .
Civil-War Echoes- Character Sketches and State Secrets, 1907.
Some Personal Reminiscences of Service in the Cavalry of the Army of the Potomac (1889).
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.
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 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.
Diary of Harry Linscott (Union) 1864.
The Recollections of a Drummer-Boy (1889).
Diary of Harry Stanley, 2nd Lieutenant, Company H, 20th Connecticut Volunteers, Georgia.
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 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.
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 (1838-1902), 86th Illinois Infantry, Pocket diary, September 7, 1862 to October 24, 1863.
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.
Southern sketches , 1866.
The Civil War diary of Mrs. Henrietta Fitzhugh Barr (Barre), 1862-1863, Ravenswood, Virginia (West Virginia).
Reminiscences Henry A. London, 53rd North Carolina Infantry, Company C, including excerpt written by John P. Leach.
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.
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.
Civil war diary of Henry B. Sparks, company C, 3rd Indiana cavalry, 1864.
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 served as a soldier during the Civil War in Company K, 34th Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers.
This is the 1862 diary of Henry C. Ash who served with the 8th New Hampshire Infantry during the Civil War.
Diary of Capt. Henry C. Dickinson, C. S. A ., 1910.
Reminiscences of the 123d Regiment, N.Y.S.V., giving a complete history of its three years service in the war (1879).
Recollections of a checkered life, by a Good Templar. Napanee, Ontario, S. T. Hammond [Toronto, Printed by Robertson & Cook, 1868] .
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.
The army mule and other war sketches (1898).
Recollections, 1844-1909 (1910).
Henry Clay Russell's Civil War letters, 1861-1865.
Alexander H. Stephens, in public and private, with letters and speeches, before, during, and since the war (1866).
Henry Corbin diary. Date: Apr. 20 1863 - Sep. 22 1864.
The Military Memoirs of Captain Henry Cribben of the 140th New York Volunteers.
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.
Reminiscences of the Civil War: Andersonville.
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.
Narrative of prison life at Baltimore and Johnson's Island, Ohio (1917).
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.
Two Days of War- A Gettysburg Narrative and other Excursions, 1905.
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 Diary. Describes troop movement of the Indiana 31st, Co. G., battles fought in, and the dead and wounded from the company.
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.
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.
Reminiscences of a veteran (1897).
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.
The First Wisconsin Cavalry at the capture of Jefferson Davis (1898).
A brief historical sketch of the Fighting McCooks (1903).
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.
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.
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.
Morgan's Men, a narrative of personal experiences (1919).
The recollections of a drummer-boy (1889).
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.
Reminiscences of a Boy in Blue, 1862-1865
Life and deeds of General Sherman, including the story of his great march to the sea .. (1891).
14th C.V. - Regimental reminiscences of the war of the rebellion (1877).
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.
Letters of Captain Henry Richards of the Ninety-third Ohio Infantry, 1893.
Casket of reminiscences (1874).
Reminiscences - H. S. Stevens, 14th Connecticut Infantry.
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.
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..
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.
Diary of Henry Stanley, Quartermaster Sergeant, Company H, 20th Connecticut Volunteers, Georgia.
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.
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.
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
Naval Scenes and Reminiscences of the Civil War in the United States, 1877.
Passages from the Life of Henry Warren Howe. Diary and Letters written during the Civil War, 1861-65.
Recollections of West Virginia campaign, with The three months troops, May, June, and July 1861 (1873).
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.
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.
Andersonville, A Critical Sketch, 1892.
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.
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.
A Hero home from the war: among the black citizens of Galesburg, Illinois, 1860-1880. DescriptionDetails 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.
A series of 16 articles by John S.C. Abbott that appeared in Harper€'s Monthly during the Civil War.
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 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)
Sketches from My Life, 1887.
The Civil War Diary of Hollis True.
Lights and shadows in Confederate prisons : a personal experience, 1864-5.
Reminiscences of the Civil War, Escape from Fort Tyler Prison.
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.
Personal reminiscences of the late war (1892).
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.
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.
Two Months : being the account of life as a prisoner of war.
Narrative of the Army of the Potomac.
A Cavalryman€'s Reminiscences of the Civil War, 1900.
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..
Missouri Bush and Prairie €“ A narrative by Ira M. Mallory, Sergeant, Company G, 17th Illinois Cavalry. National Tribune, 1900.
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.
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.
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.
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)
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.
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).
Duress by federal authority, a journal of current events during an imprisonment of fifteen months, at Fort Delaware (1874).
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 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.
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. Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed.
Historic days in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 1855-1865 - political and war time reminiscences (1907).
Life and Letters of General W. H. L. Wallace, 1909.
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).
The collection consists of a diary and photographs. Also included are an introduction, description, and transcription of the diary done by descendents of Isaiah Smith. The diary covers Isaiah Smith's daily life from July 1860 until February 1867. Such topics as family, friends, work, church, singing, the weather, army camp, hospital duties, and fellow soldiers are described. There are also several pages of accounts and medicines. The photographs are of Smith, his family, and his CSA discharge certificate.
The collection consists of several types of materials-- transcripts of letters, articles, poems, and obituaries written by Duggan from 1861-1864. while serving in the Confederate Army.
The collection includes a typed transcription of the diary, 30 March-22 April 1865, of Sergeant J. E. Whitehorne, describing in detail the retreat from Chesterfield County to Appomattox, the Confederate surrender, and Whitehorne's trip home to Greensville County, Va. Whitehorne's feelings and personal reactions are reflected in his account. This transcription was prepared and edited by W. H. T. Squires of Norfolk, Va., in 1939.
Copy of diary of J. H. Rogers, Company G, 42nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, Tennessee and Georgia.
Journal History of the 29th Ohio Veteran Volunteers, 1861-1865, its victories and its reverses. And the campaigns and battles of Winchester, Port Republic, Cedar Mountain, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Lookout Mountain, Atlanta, The March to the Sea, and the campaign of the Carolinas, in which it bore an honorable part.
Diary of Col. J. J. Neeley, 14th (Neeley's) Tenn. Cav. Regt., CSA. The diary lists horses, mules, etc., purchased for Hardeman's Avengers (Conf. cavalry and infantry units) organizations & elections, encampments, enemy engagements/battles, etc. The diary was purchased from Mary Neeley, whose great-grandmother was "master Neeley's houseworker." There is also a reference to the fall of Fort Sumter. (Also included: ages of Negroes & horses, various battles, river transports, General Pillow, etc.).
Letters concerning current rumors as to the end of the Civil War, desertions by Confederates to the Union forces, and the limited rations distributed to soldiers in early 1865.
J. S. Jones was in the 30th Tennessee Infantry, C. S. A. He was captured at Fort Donelson and imprisoned at Camp Butler prisoner camp in Illinois. .
Footprints through Dixie : everyday life of the man under a musket : on the firing line, and in the trenches, 1862-1865 / by J. W. Gaskill. This history is compiled from a diary written while serving ... with the 104th Volunteer Infantry, 23d Corps, Army of Ohio.
Recollections of a Pioneer (1912). This book of reminiscences covers the author's first journey to California in the late 1840s, gold mining, crossing the plains with cattle and his experiences during and after the Civil War.
Life and Letters of Robert E. Lee, 1906. Includes his letters, diary entries and more, this volume provides an intimate look into the life of General Robert E. Lee.
Stories, sketches and speeches of General Grant at home and abroad, in peace and in war, 1880.
Personal reminiscences of the war (1893). Late Sergeant Company I, 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers.
A Sketch of Harvey's Scouts formally of Jackson's Cavalry Division, Army of Tennessee, 1885.
The Western Sanitary Commission, a sketch of its origin, history, labors for the sick and wounded of the Western armies (1864).
William Reynolds, Rear-Admiral U. S. N. John Fulton Reynolds, Major-General U. S. V., Colonel Fifth U. S. Infantry ... A Memoir (1880).
Personal Recollections of a Cavalryman with Custer's Michigan Cavalry Brigade in the Civil War, 1908
This is an excerpt from the diary of Dr. J.H.P. Baker, an army doctor working under the command of Gen. Joseph O. Shelby. The entries included here are from October 10-27, 1864. Baker discusses conscription, bushwhackers, travelling across Missouri, and marching to Price€'s headquarters. He mentions the Battle of Boonville, the Second Battle of Lexington, the Battle of the Big Blue, the Second Battle of Independence, the Battle of Westport, and the Battle of Cedar Creek.
Diary of battles, marches and incidents of the Seventh South Carolina regiment.
Reminiscences of the Terry Rangers, 1919. A description of the Civil War from the point of view of the Terry Rangers (8th Texas Cavalry Regiment). It is written in first-person, describing specific incidences, including the Woodsonville Skirmish, the Battle of Shiloh, the Battle of Bentonville, as well as other events and anecdotes.
Lieutenant Branum€'s letter to his family narrate his almost daily experiences with the 98th Ohio, from its departure from Camp Mingo in August, 1862 to March 19, 1865 when he fell at Bentonville, North Carolina in the last battle in which Sherman€'s army was engaged.
Rosendale Squad - Being a Narrative of Varied Service with the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry. National Tribune, 1900.
Reminiscences of Charleston, (1866).
Diary, Part 1. 1st Independent Battery Ohio Artillery. Shenandoah Valley, April-July 1864.
The Blue and the Gray. Sketches of a Portion of the Unwritten History of the Great American Civil War, 1899.
The Campaigns of Walker's Texas Division, 1875.
Reminiscences of the Civil War.
J.T Spink served in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry.
Under canvass, or, Recollections of the fall and summer campaign of the 14th Regiment Indiana Volunteers, Col. Nathan Kimball, in Western Virginia, in 1861.
Diary of the Twentieth Iowa; from its organization until it was mustered out after the war.
Diary kept by Jackson S. Stuchal in 1861. The diary contains several pages of poems and verses, some of which were copied while others were written by Stuchal himself. The diary also includes a record of Stuchal's day to day activities as a soldier in Company A of the 61st Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. The diary itself is a datebook from 1860, so Stuchal has had to scratch off and rewrite the dates for most of his entries. Stuchal is camped at various locations near Washington, D.C. and Alexandria, Virginia. He visits Mount Vernon and sees where George Washington is buried. He also visits wounded soldiers in a hospital within view of Fort Washington. He describes building winter quarters, his pay and equipment, preparing for drill and dress parades, and the recruiting efforts of one of his commanders, Captain Creps. The diary entries conclude on December 24, 1861 with "excitement in camp today as tomorrow is Christmas Day."
Diary of Jacob Andervount, Company A, 19th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Georgia.
The diary of Jacob Cohn, a soldier in Company A, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. Cohn's brief entries commence with April 14, 1864 and trace his regiment's movements and battles, particularly those at New Market and Piedmont. The entries cease with June 18, 1864, and are followed by the names of Company A's soldiers wounded and killed at the Battle of New Market. The diary also contains various lists of goods and prices, some dated June-September 1863. Jacob Cohn enlisted as a private in Company A, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry on February 10, 1864. He is listed among soldiers who served from Cambria County, Pennsylvania, in which Company A recruited. Cohn's name does not appear on the regiment's muster-out roll, and no further information about him could be found. The 54th Pennsylvania Infantry was organized in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania in August and September, 1861, having recruited largely in Somerset and surrounding counties of southwestern Pennsylvania. In February 1862, the regiment was ordered to Washington, D. C., then to Harpers Ferry, (West) Virginia, from which the individual companies were dispatched to guard strategic points along a 60-mile section of the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad. Company A guarded the vicinity of South Branch Bridge. As part of the Union Army's Department of West Virginia, the regiment participated in the Shenandoah Campaign of 1864, engaging the Confederates in several battles, including those at New Market, Piedmont and Lynchburg. In December 1864, the 54th was assigned to the Army of the James and transferred to Petersburg, Virginia. There, it participated in the siege against the city, the pursuit of Lee's forces, and the Appomattox campaign. The regiment was mustered out of service on July 15, 1865.
Diary kept between 1 January and 27 August 1865 by Union soldier Jacob D. Irish. From January through June, entries were recorded on a daily basis. These entries are short and describe drill and guard duties, cooking and wood cutting chores, camaraderie with fellow soldiers, as well as the continuing correspondence between Irish and his family. The entry on 25 March describes the assault on Fort Stedman by Confederate soldiers. Another entry, written while at City Point, Va., on 17 April, refers to mourning Abraham's Lincoln death stating, "Flags at half mast for Uncle Abe and firing guns all day." The diary continues with intermittent entries after Irish mustered out in mid-June of 1865 and returned home.
Diaries recounting the Civil War experiences of Jacob Harrison Allspaugh of the 31st Ohio Infantry regiment, primarily describing the war in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia. Allspaugh was a resident of Rock Rapids, Iowa, in his later years.
Historical Reminiscences of the War or incidents which transpired in and about Chambersburg, during the War of the Rebellion.
Reminiscences -Jacob King, 25th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Company E.
His Civil War diaries describe his experiences as a soldier in the Union Army at Vicksburg and include maps and drawings.
This is the diary of Private Jacob R. Shotwell who served with Company B, 41st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. The diary documents Private Shotwell's activities during 1864, while serving with the Army of the Potomac in Virginia. It includes a brief description of the Battle of Spotsylvania.
Reminiscences of the War of the Rebellion 1861-1865 (1897)
The diary of Jacob Wallace Smiley, a Union sharpshooter with the 7th Company, 1st Battalion, New York Sharpshooters, in the Northern Virginia region. The first few pages of the diary include a brief history of his enlistment. The early entries describe his unit's travels around Alexandria and Northern Virginia. The majority of the entries detail his experiences in and around Culpepper from December 1863 to May 1864. He talks about camp life, drills, daily activities, letters from home, and playing baseball in camp. Smiley's last complete entry was on May 4, 1864, when the regiment moved from Culpepper toward Wilderness. May 5th includes a date and location, but no entry. Smiley was killed in action at the Wilderness later that day. Tucked inside the diary is a CDV of Smiley and his wife, Melissa, probably taken before Jacob was drafted.
This is the 33 page diary of Jacob Young who served with Co. B., 188th Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. The diary covers February 1 through September 27, 1865.
The Eighty-Sixth Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry. A Narrative of Its Service in the Civil War of 1861-1865, 1895.
A complete history of the Great Rebellion ; or, The Civil War in the United States, 1861-1865 ... also, biographical sketches of the principal actors in the great drama (1880, c1866).
Reminiscences - 26th Regiment North Carolina Infantry, by Lieut. Col. James T. Adams, n.d.
James Aker diary, 1864. This collection consists of a diary that covers Civil War events like marching through Tennessee and the Atlanta Campaign.
James B. Weaver letters, 1860-1864. James B. Weaver was trained as a lawyer, entered the Civil War as a private and left as a brigadier general, was an attorney general, tax assessor, and newspaper editor in Iowa, was elected to Congress, and was twice a presidential candidate, for the Greenback and Populist parties.
Biographical Sketch of Major William H. Medill (1864).
The Martyrs and Heroes of Illinois in the Great Rebellion. Biographical Sketches (1865).
Brief sketches of the North Carolina state troops in the war between the states, 1893.
Personal correspondence concerning Civil War activities around Pensacola Bay, Fla., Mobile Bay, Ala., and Vicksburg, Miss. His letters, addressed to his mother, comment on a run up to Vicksburg, bringing out wounded men, and enemy forces near the shores of Mobile Bay. A letter from 1867 indicates he was bound for Vera Cruz and Havana on the U.S.S. De Soto.
The James Boardman diary is a 13 cm., partly printed volume of 66 leaves, bearing the printed title Pocket Diary for 1863. Its 121 pages of entries in pencil and pen, dating from 1 January to 31 December 1863, provide an overview of one year in the military life of James Boardman, a 29-year-old corporal in Company B of the 3rd Minnesota Infantry. Boardman's brief daily entries record fundamental facts of the soldier's existence; typical subjects include the weather, camp routine, company and regimental movements, food and recreation, and personal health.
Papers of James Brady. In 1850 James Brady was acting as executor for the estate of John A. Craven. Papers reference a public sale of the property on 1850 Aug. 30. The remaining items in the collection relate to Brady's Civil War service; topics include a furlough in March 1863; taxes of $36 in 1836; the military service of his brother, William W. Brady, a private in Co. H., 3rd Reg. of N.C. troops who died in 1864; and Brady's being judged unfit for military service in early 1865.
Reminiscences - James Carnie Neel, 1st Regiment North Carolina Cavalry, Company F, 1861.
Biographical sketch of James Clark Strong (1910).
Sketches of the Civil War - especially of Companies A, C and H, from Iredell County, N.C. and the 4th Regimental Band, 1921.
Civil war letters of James Crone and R. V. White, Gordon county, Georgia, 1864 (1864).
Memoirs of James Curtis Mahan, 1919.
Biographical Sketches and Anecdotes of a Soldier of Three Wars, 1899.
The collection consists of the diary of a blockade runner during the Civil War from December 1861 through February 1862. The diary describes the voyage from New York to Halifax, Nova Scotia and the return voyage on the brigantine the Standard of Windsor, loaded with dry goods, food, and medicine for the Confederate government. The author describes in detail the weather, sea conditions, eating habits, and life aboard ship; fears of capture by Union forces; maneuvers used to run the blockade; and off loading the cargo. Also contained in the collection are research notes, speeches, and correspondence of William Porter Kellam pertaining to his research of the diary. Kellam attributes the diary to James Dickson in Savannah, Georgia.
Personal Recollections and Experiences in the Confederate Army, 1861-65, 1897.
A typed transcription of the intermittent diary, 1863-1865, kept by James E. Green while he was a Confederate soldier on active duty in Virginia and Pennsylvania with the 53rd North Carolina Regiment, in army hospitals at Lynchburg, Va., and Charlotte, N.C., and on furlough, November 1864-March 1865; and 1865-1869 and 1872 while he was farming at home near Marshville in Union County, N.C..
The diary of a Confederate soldier: James E. Hall. Edited by Ruth Woods Dayton.
James F. Dargan served as a Union solder in the US Civil War. Between September 17, 1862 and August 27, 1863 he kept a diary which includes descriptions of his enlistment, camp life, gossip about fellow soldiers, military discipline, and other aspects of his service. Scattered throughout the diary are lines of verse, original sketches, clippings from various sources, pressed flowers, ribbons, cards, and other ephemera.
A private in Company I, 8th Indiana Infantry, Elliott writes in his diary from August 16, 1862 to May 17, 1863. He records his activities in camp, the company's travels, and the skirmishes and battles in which he fought in Missouri, Louisiana, and Mississippi.
Pages taken from a diary written by James Francis Beall from 1859 to 1866. On page 3 he refers to "some abolitionist and negroes " (John Brown), on page 15 to Ball's Bluff and on page 19 to the Federal troops who stole his crops on their way to Frederick as the "most wicked & meanest set of men in the civilized world" and the Battle at Antietam. Page 44 he reports "I have had very good luck with my lambs thus far" and "Apr. 14th 1865 President Lincoln was assassinated at Ford's Theater Washington D. C. Lee had surrendered to Grant on the 9th of April 1865".
Anti-Slavery days - a sketch of the struggle which ended in the abolition of slavery in the United States (1884).
Soldier from Wayne County, Michigan, who served in the Fourth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. Civil War reminiscences relating to his wartime activities, April 1861 to June 1862, including description of period when he was prisoner of the Confederacy confined in Richmond, Virginia and Charleston, South Carolina.
Official letters and orders concerning the military career of James Gleason, during the late civil war (1870).
Four Civil War letters to Bennett as editor of the New York Herald from reporters L.A. Whiteley and Hiram Calkins in Washington, D.C. In April, 1862, Whiteley reports Union troop movements in Virginia aimed at trapping the Confederates before Richmond as part of the Peninsular campaign. He also reports the source of his information and makes reference to censorship. In a letter dated October 5, 1862, Whiteley reports on rumors surrounding President Lincoln's visit to General McClellan and the possibility of changes in Union army leadership. Calkin's letter of December 22, 1864, discusses Sherman's activities in Georgia and South Carolina, differences between Commodore David Dixon Porter and General Benjamin F. Butler, and plans for the siege of Richmond. His letter of February 23, 1865, discusses possible plans by Robert E. Lee to move forces below Raleigh, N.C., to stop Sherman's advance north. He also reports various political rumors concerning the presidential election in 1868 and appointments of various cabinet officers.
Letters describing his experiences in active service in the Confederate Army at Weldon, N.C., in 1864, and his stay in the General Hospital in Richmond, Va., where he died in 1865.
Civil War diary of James H. Hougland, Company G., 1st Indiana Cavalry, for the year 1862. Transcription and foreword by Oscar F. Curtis.
The diary of Lieutenant James H. Linsley of the 10th Connecticut. His diary (two volumes) begins with an entry for November 4, 1862 and continues with sporadic entries through July 29, 1864. In the first volume, Linsley writes extensively about his experiences in North Carolina, being stationed on ship off North Carolina, 1862-1863, describing skirmishes there. The second volume (commencing September 6, 1863) covers action off the coast of South Carolina and his arrival in Florida for duty at St. Augustine.
Historical sketch of the Sixty-eighth Regiment, Indiana Volunteers : with personal recollections by members of Company D, and short biographies of brigade, division, and corps commanders.
Capt. James H. Polk, Co. E, 6th (1st) Tenn. (Wheeler's) Cav., CSA, wrote of forming a cavalry brigade to "thrash" our "Lincoln abolition foes." Writing from West Tennessee, he noted the destruction caused by Federal troops and the warm welcome given to Confederates by locals. He described a battle near Bolivar, Tenn. on August 30th. [Later entries in the transcription describe actions in Mississippi in September.]
Exciting memoir of Wilson's entire military career, with the majority being devoted to the Civil War. Wilson served on Thomas W. Sherman's staff in the South Atlantic campaign, on McClellan's staff in the Maryland campaign, and on Grant's staff in Mississippi and through the Chattanooga campaign. He offers blunt assessments of many Union and Confederate commanders.
The Nineteenth Illinois- a Memoir of a Regiment of Volunteer Infantry Famous in the Civil War, 1912.
Mosby's Rangers: a record of the operations of the Forty-third battalion Virginia cavalry, from its organization to the surrender, from the diary of a private, supplemented and verified with official reports of federal officers and also of Mosby; with personal reminiscences, sketches of skirmishes, battles and bivouacs, dashing raids and daring adventures, scenes and incidents in the history of Mosby's command ... Muster rolls, occupation and present whereabouts of surviving members.
Prison life in the Old Capitol and reminiscences of the Civil War (1911).
From Manassas to Appomattox - Memoirs of the Civil War in America, 1896.
Author's extractions from his diary written from August 6, 1862 through November 30, 1863, while serving in the Union Army during the Civil War. The manuscript also contains recalled episodes, business and work records during March 23, 1878 through October 1, 1878 relating to two wills, and a list of expenses in January 1880 (possibly by Flora L. Brant). .
Civil War diary of James M. Hart, 7th Indiana Volunteer Infantry, with a brief regimental history of the seventh Indiana Volunteer Infantry. Edited and compiled by Jerry M. Easley.
A soldier in the 39th Indiana Infantry Regiment, Little writes in his diary from August 27, 1861, through April 28, 1862. He records his activities from the mustering of the regiment to just before its march to Corinth, Mississippi. He includes his account of the Battle of Shiloh (April 6 and 7, 1862) and drawings of the Union defenses at Bowling Green, Kentucky.
The diary and notebook of Lt. James M. Malbone, Company B, 6th Virginia Infantry, CSA includes entries for 1863 and 1864. This pocket book contains diary entries, accounts, poetry and copies of letters and documents to and from Malbone. The provenance of this diary is uncertain. James M. Mallone (aka Malbone, Malbon) enlisted on 3/25/1862 at Interior Line as a Private. On 3/25/1862 he mustered into "B" Co. VA 6th Infantry. He was wounded 5/3/1863 Chancellorsville, VA (Gun-shot wound right arm). He was promoted to 2nd Lieutenant on 5/1/1862.
Morgan, James M. and John P. Marquand. Prince and Boatswain - Sea Tales from the Recollection of Rear Admiral Charles E. Clark, 1915
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