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

Letters to Bean family members from Asa and Mary Bean's sons James and John, primarily concerning James' life as an engineering student at the University of Michigan.

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…

Letters to and from Dr. Asa Bean and his wife Mary.

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. The Union League supported the United States Sanitary Commission's work during the Civil…

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.

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…

Greenbury Vinson and Malachi Vinson were brothers of Clara Vinson Weaver. Maud was the daughter of James B. and Clara Vinson Weaver.

Letters from James B. Weaver's wife in Bloomfield, Iowa to him while he was serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.

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…

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