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Collection: Civil War Diaries and Letters
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Margaret Strang Corothers family history, 1996
Family history including author's description of her father John Strang's participation in the Civil War in Company K of the 11th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry Volunteers.
Charles Thomas Ackley letters to his wife, January 1864-March 1865
Details military service where he fought in many battles and participated in Sherman's march through Georgia.
General Sherman letter to John Murray Corse, November 4, 1871
Concerning the recent Chicago fire and Sherman's approaching trip to Europe.
General Sherman letter to Col. Tourtelotte, February 4, 1887
Concerning attempts to bring dishonor on Grant's name; concerning the lack of appropriations money; concerning personal matters.
General Sherman letter to Col. Tourtelotte, August 7, 1887
Concerning personal matters, why he calls Mr. Rateman commodore; also including his opinion of Grover Cleveland.
General Sherman letter to William F. Scott, July 20, 1888
Concerning a letter sent to him by Scott asking for information about the Fourth Iowa Cavalry in the Meridian Expedition.
Lewis Crater diary, 1864-1865
Officer in the 50th Pennsylvania Volunteers.
American travel diary of an unknown Englishman, 1864
Account of an Englishman's voyage across the Atlantic and his travels on land and water throughout eastern Canada and the United States, from New York to Iowa and back.
Narrative of the western theatre in the American Civil War, 1880s
Notebook containing an American Civil War narrative of the western theatre, concentrating on the siege of Vicksburg and the preparations for that campaign.
Clara Barton letters to cousin Len, 1864
Barton, a nurse, tended to the wounded on the battlefields of the Civil War, eventually being put in charge of hospitals and of locating missing Union soldiers. After the war she became active in women's suffrage and civil rights movements and was…