Browse Items (223 total) for Civil War Diaries and Letters

James A. Throop ran a hardware business and the Mount Pleasant Free Press, as well as being secretary of the Loyal Union League of Henry County, Iowa in 1864. In the back of his business ledger are recipes written by his wife Bessie Throop in 1897.

An exchange of courtship letters between James B. Weaver and his eventual wife, Clara Vinson. Includes a portrait photograph of Clara Vinson.

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…

Papers and documents of James Miller, a Scottish immigrant who served in the Civil War as an engineer and later was an engineer at the Joliet State Prison.

Papers and documents of James Miller, a Scottish immigrant who served in the Civil War as an engineer and later was an engineer at the Joliet State Prison.

Discussing his crops; asking for some money and new boots; concerning the money needed to pay for a substitute to go to war.

Died in Winneshiek County, Iowa.

John C. Brown fought in the Civil War as a soldier in the 9th Iowa Infantry, Company C. This diary describes his daily experiences, including his participation in Sherman's March beginning in Chattanooga.

John W. Pratt was a soldier in Company A of the 27th Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment during the Civil War. He enlisted on August 22, 1862, and was mustered out on August 7, 1865. This diary is filled with his feelings of homesickness and longing…