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

Mainly notes from Asa Bean's time as a surgeon in the Union Army as well as his certificate of admission to medical school.

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.

This diary belonged to an unknown soldier in Company C, 4th Infantry, California Volunteer Regiment, who was assigned to a detail guarding a wagon train carrying specie to the east.

The Charles Cady letters were written during his service in the Civil War. Included are the letters he wrote to his parents, brother, and sister living at home in Danville, Des Moines County, Iowa. He discussed army life, talked of casualties and…

This collection includes a photograph of Charles Cady's grandmother's house in Danville, Iowa, an engraved plate of Cady, and his military promotion papers and military discharge papers.

Application for a position as an Asst. Surgeon in the United States Navy as well as the initial medical test with answers given by the applicant.

Typed transcriptions, photocopies and newspaper clippings documenting the Civil War experiences of Charles T. Ackley, a New York native who moved to Iowa before the War, and of the Seventh Iowa Volunteer Infantry to which he belonged.

Details military service where he fought in many battles and participated in Sherman's march through Georgia.

Thomas Rescum Sterns joined the army in 1862, served with the Wisconsin Volunteers and died in 1863.

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…