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

Diaries of siblings O.C., Mary, and R. Amanda Shelton from the 1860s and a speech written by R. Amanda Shelton in 1911 about her experiences during the Civil War. O.C. Shelton served as an officer in the Iowa Infantry 45th Regiment and died of…

Holograph and printed copies of correspondence, orders, and invoices of the 1st Iowa Cavalry, mustered into service in Sept. 1861 under the command of Colonel Fitz Henry Warren, sent to Benton Barracks in Saint Louis and then on patrol in Missouri.

Letters to and from McClain's family, describing his experiences as a Civil War soldier in Tennessee with the Second Regiment of the Iowa Cavalry; includes a letter reporting his death from wounds received in battle.

Primarily correspondence from Butler to his wife while he was serving with the 26th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Letters from Beaty to his family recounting his experience as a Union soldier in the 149th Regiment of the Pennsylvania infantry, and letters to his family from his comrades recounting the circumstances of his death and burial.

Letters from Beaty to his family recounting his experience as a Union soldier in the 149th Regiment of the Pennsylvania infantry.

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.

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, on June…

Samuel Hall was a soldier during the Civil War. He was taken prisoner of war at Gettysburg July 2, 1863.

A soldier during the Civil War, Jacob Harrison Allspaugh describes his experiences in the 31st Ohio Infantry. He later lived in Rock Rapids, Iowa.