Found 53 collections related to United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Lay, Richard G
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6093
24 items (1 folder)
Richard Gregory Lay was a lieutenant in the U.S. Regulars at the start of the Civil War. He was promoted to captain in 1862, brevet major in 1863 and lieutenant colonel in 1865. He resigned from the Army in 1870. His family apparently resided in... more
Sedgwick family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2715
.4 linear feet (1 box and 2 v.)
The Sedgwick family lived in Stockbridge, Mass. Collection consists of letters, writings, photographs, and printed matter. Letters, 1849-1855, are from Theodore Sedgwick to his son, Arthur G. Sedgwick. Writings include album of poetry, 1812-1847,... more
Sargent, Ransom
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2678
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Diary of Ransom Sargent, Musician, Company "F," 11th New Hampshire Regiment, dated January 14, 1864 through May 23, 1865.
Griswold family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6158
.2 linear feet (1 box)
The letters document the military experiences of Charles and Joel Griswold of Guilford, Connecticut with the 15th Connecticut Infantry and Charles' service with the 29th Connecticut Infantry (Colored) during the Civil War. They include accounts of... more
Homan family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1427
Edward (Ned) Cranch Homans (1843-1894), stock broker and founder of Homans & Company, married Catherine Frances (Fannie or Frankie) Eells (1845- ) in 1864. Correspondence of the Homans family spans the years 1850 to 1938 and is of interest not... more
Rockafellar, Harry, 1840-1875
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 17944
.2 linear feet (1 box)
Harry Rockafellar (1840-1875) was an American merchant, Civil War veteran, and commanding Colonel of the 71st Regiment, New York State National Guard, from 1869 to 1872. Harry Rockafellar was the son of Mary M. and Asa J. Rockafellar of... more
Adams, Henry Sylvanus, 1842-1883
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 13
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
This diary was kept by Henry Sylvanus Adams, adjutant of the 41st Regiment of the Massachusetts Infantry and later lieutenant of the 3rd Regiment of the Massachusetts Cavalry, from November 21, 1862 through November 14, 1863. Entries cover the... more
Leggett, James H
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4119
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Letters written by James H. Leggett to his family in Saratoga County, New York from California (1852-1853), and from the South during his service in the Union Army (1861-1863). Also included is a letter from David Howland of Northampton, dated... more
Williams, James S
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3334
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
James S. Williams was a sergeant of the 114th Infantry Regiment, Company F, Volunteers during the American Civil War. He kept this diary from January 1-December 31, 1864. Entries describe maneuvers in Louisiana; being taken prisoner (April 9);... more
Howard, George T.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 18356
.25 linear feet (1 box)
Civil War diary of George T. Howard, Company D., 9th Iowa Volunteer Regiment. A resident of Scotch Grove, IA, Howard enlisted on November 20, 1861 and traveled to Camp Warren in Pacific City, MO. Howard was twenty-four when he enlisted. He was... more
Ely family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6159
.4 linear feet (1 box)
The Ely Family letters consist of fifty-seven letters to Elizabeth Ely Fowler (1834-1887) from her brothers Edgar and Charles, and her sister Emilie. The letters chiefly document the military experiences of Edgar and Charles Ely as Union soldiers... more
Kellersberger, Getulius, 1821-1900
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4118
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Van Lew, Elizabeth L., 1818-1900
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3135
.3 linear feet (1 box); 1 microfilm reel
Elizabeth L. Van Lew (1818-1900) was an American abolitionist and federal agent during the U.S. Civil War. She aided the Union cause by providing intelligence reports from Richmond, Virginia, where she lived. She helped Union prisoners escape from... more
Hubbard, George A
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 6160
.8 linear feet (2 boxes)
George A. Hubbard (1843-1914), a native of Oneida County, New York, served in the 117th New York Infantry during the American Civil War. The collection consists of letters, diaries, notes and carte-de-visite photographs, mainly recording George A.... more
Stone, George G
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2893
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Diary of Stone's service in Company H, 16th Massachusetts Infantry, Apr. 1861-June 1864. From North Cambridge, Massachusetts, to Baltimore and Washington, to campaign in Virginia, to convalescent camp. Also includes an account of action between... more
Billings, John S. (John Shaw), 1838-1913
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 304
48 linear feet (109 boxes); 53 microfilm reels
John Shaw Billings (1838-1913) was an American surgeon, hospital planner and librarian. He served as a U.S. Army surgeon and was responsible for creating the nation's foremost medical library, now the National Library of Medicine. He served as... more
McCarter, William, -1911
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1936
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Revised and improved manuscript of William McCarter's Life in the American Army. Originally published as My Life in the Army in 1862, this version dates from 1875
Whiting, John C
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3316
1 linear foot (1 box, 1 oversize folder)
Diaries recollect the personal experiences of John C. Whiting and his daughter Betty Whiting. John C. Whiting diaries, 1861-1863, cover his enlistment and daily military activities, many of which took place in eastern Virginia. Diaries, 1924-1969,... more
Hendrickson, John, 1832-1854
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1380
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary kept by Maj. John Hendrickson (later, maj.-gen.), January 1-December 12, 1862 while on campaign with the 83rd New York Voluntary Infantry, 9th New York Militia, in the Shenandoah Valley. Hendrickson took part in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run... more
Canning, Joseph C
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 467
.13 linear feet (1 volume)
Journal of Joseph C. Canning covers his period of service as Acting Assistant Paymaster, United States Navy, aboard the U.S.S. Cambridge on blockade duty off the Virginia and Carolina coasts and on duty off the New England coast, 1861-1864; aboard... more
Galloway, Joseph D.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1104
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary belonging to Joseph D. Galloway, U.S. Army, Co. M, 3rd Pennsylvania cavalry. Diary was maintained 15 March 1861-24 August 1864 during his service with the Army of the Potomac though the campaigns in Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania.... more
Isaacs, Joseph
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1525
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Diary of Joseph Isaacs, [Corporal?] U.S. Army Co. A, 9th New York Volunteers (Hawkins Zouaves), kept from May 1, 1861-Feb 4. 1862. Mustered in New York City, thence to Newport News, VA.; covered retreat after engagement at Big Bethel; mutiny of... more
Elder, Samuel S., d. 1885
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 911
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Twenty-six letters from Samuel S. Elder, Major, 1st Artillery Regiment, U. S. Army, to Mrs. Katherine K. Peebles (Mrs. Robert H.), dated January 1861-November 1864 and 1867 and sent to Peebles in New Castle, Pennsylvania. Letters discuss matters... more
Brown family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 412
.4 linear feet (1 box)
Collection consists of correspondence of the Brown family of Columbus, Ohio. Chiefly letters of Lucius Franklin Brown (1839-1863) to his father, Bradford B. Brown, to his sisters Olive and Virginia (Mrs. Charles T. Flowers), to his brother-in-law... more
Russell, Cabot Jackson, 1844-1863
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2647
.15 linear feet (1 v.)
Cabot Jackson Russell (1844-1863), Captain of Company H of the 54th Regiment of the Massachusetts Colored Volunteers, was killed in action at Fort Wagner, S.C. Collection consists of letters from Russell to his father, William C. Russell,... more
Boardman, H. Lansdale
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4843
56 items
H. Lansdale Boardman served as a private in Company G, 22nd Regiment New York Volunteers, during the Civil War. The collection consists of letters written by Private Boardman to his mother while he was serving in the commissary department of... more
Day, Clarence, 1874-1935
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 741
The Clarence Day Papers document the literary career, business activity, personal life and family background of the author and illustrator. The papers include personal and professional correspondence; notebooks, manuscripts, typescripts, galley... more
Beach family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 232
1 linear foot (2 boxes)
The Beach family included Joseph Wickliff Beach (1822-1891), his wife Mary A. Walkley Beach (1824-1897), and their children David Nelson Beach, Lucy W. Beach, Harlan Page Beach, and Anna S. Beach. Collection consists of correspondence and other... more
Booth-Grossman family
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1967-001
The primary subject of this collection of family papers is the life of Edwin Booth, one of the most famous American actors of the 19th century. However, it has not been titled the Edwin Booth Papers because the bulk of the collection would more... more
Crane family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 687
8.7 linear feet (19 boxes, 6 v.)
Members of the Crane family included Colonel Alexander Baxter Crane (1833-1930), soldier, lawyer and businessman of Indiana and New York; his wife, Laura Mitchell Crane; and their children, Elizabeth, Caroline, Helen, Aurelia, Laura, and... more
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