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

John "Jay" Treat and his wife "Lib" were stationed in Hannibal, Mo. where Jay was serving in the Union Army. Their letter is addressed to their cousins Tilly, Bell, and Mag Wise.

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.

Diaries recounting the Civil War experiences of Jacob Harrison Allspaugh of the 31st Ohio Infantry regiment, primarily describing the war in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Georgia. Allspaugh was a resident of Rock Rapids, Iowa, in his later years.

Asahel Mann and his two brothers were soldiers in Company A of the 4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Asahel enlisted in Aug. 1861 at age 18, was taken prisoner on Oct. 11, 1862 in Jones Lane, Ark., and was exchanged and returned to his company on Dec. 1,…

Asahel Mann and his two brothers were soldiers in Company A of the 4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry. Asahel enlisted in Aug. 1861 at age 18, was taken prisoner on Oct. 11, 1862 in Jones Lane, Ark., and was exchanged and returned to his company on Dec. 1,…

Re-enlistment, discharge, promotion, and furlough documents for James H. White and George L. White.

Wright was a Lieutenant in Company B of the 10th Regiment of the Iowa Infantry during the Civil War. These are letters and documents by which Wright pursues the collection of back pay for the time he was a prisoner of war.

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

Corkhill was a Methodist minister, instrumental in the founding of Iowa Wesleyan College and the reformatories in Mitchellville and Eldora, Iowa. Governor Samuel Kirkwood commissioned this account of Corkhill's experiences as a chaplain for the 25th…

Myron Owen served with the 8th New York Cavalry Regiment and joined the Army of the Potomac. He served the quartermaster, managing supplies of forage for the horses. He was present at the battles of Harper's Ferry, Antietam, Chancellorsville and Rich…