Shelton family papers, 1864-1936

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Shelton family papers, 1864-1936


Soldiers; War casualties; Sick persons; Military camps; Military hospitals; Prisoners of war; Military officers; Guards; Courtship; Campaigns & battles; Writing; Reading; Christianity; Slaves; Freedmen; Orphanages; Mental institutions; Teachers; Spies; Women's rights; Assassinations; Kitchens; Cooks; Nursing; Housework; Train travel; Ships; Philanthropy

United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865; Andersonville Prison; Atlanta Campaign, 1864; African Americans; African American soldiers; Chickamauga Battlefield (Ga.) ; Bookkeepers

Shelton, O. C.; Shelton, Mary E.; Shelton, Rhoda Amanda; Wittenmyer, Annie, 1827-1900; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

United States. Army. Iowa Infantry Regiment, 45th (1864). Company G; United States Christian Commission; United States Sanitary Commission; Burlington hawk-eye; Lucy Bertram (Steamer); Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society (Keokuk, Iowa); Iowa Soldiers' Orphans' Home (Davenport, Iowa); Iowa Wesleyan College; Mount Pleasant State Hospital (Mount Pleasant, Iowa); Spanish-American War Veterans; Mississippi Valley Historical Association

United States -- Iowa -- Mount Pleasant; United States -- Iowa -- Burlington; United States -- Iowa -- Keokuk; United States -- Iowa -- Des Moines; United States -- Tennessee -- Memphis; United States -- Tennessee -- Nashville; United States -- Tennessee -- Chattanooga; United States -- Washington (D.C.); United States -- Virginia -- Alexandria; United States -- Delaware -- Wilmington; United States -- Kentucky -- Louisville; United States -- Tennessee -- Lookout Mountain; United States -- Mississippi -- Vicksburg

1860-1870; 1930-1940


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 illness shortly after returning home; his sisters, under the guidance of Annie Wittenmeyer, helped set up "diet kitchens" in Union military hospitals in the South and tended to wounded soldiers.


Shelton, O. C.; Shelton Mary E.; Shelton, Rhoda Amanda


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