United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This collection consists of fifty-six letters written during the Civil War, mostly by Lewis Henry Brown (1840 - 1917) of the Town of Union, Broome County, New York during his service as a soldier in the 27th New York Volunteer Infantry and the 1st New York Cavalry (Veteran). Six of the letters were written by Lewis's brother Burritt Brown (1839 - 1920) during his service with the 168th New York Volunteer Infantry. One letter was written by Burritt Brown's friend and tent-mate Albert Ransom...
Dates: 1861 - 1865
Overview This collection consists of a brief narrative and two diaries from 1862 to 1865 written by a resident of Whitehall, Washington County, New York while enlisted with the 104th NY Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The narrative and diary entries detail regimental movements, battles, living conditions as a prisoner of war, camp life, prices of clothing and sundries, and the weather. This collection has been digitized and is accessible from the ...
Dates: 1862 - 1865
Overview Diary of Frank W. Eldredge (1849 - 1912) kept while attending Eagleswood Military Academy in Perth Amboy, New Jersey in 1863 and 1864, with a single entry from 1866. The diary was kept in an old ledger book, and not sequentially. From the front of the book, the entries are as follows: April 16 - May 5, 1864; September 15, 1864; July 3, 1866; November 8, 1864; February 26, 1863; September 27 - October 18, 1863; February 13 - 22 1863. Eldredge's diary entries document the weather and his daily...
Dates: 1863 - 1866
Overview The collection consists of twenty-six letters written by Ten Eyck Fonda (1838 - 1921) of Fonda, Montgomery County, NY. The letters from 1861 to 1863 were sent to his immediate family while serving as a telegraph operator for the U.S. Military Telegraph Service during the Civil War. They tell of his perilous job, concerns about the capability of the Union Army, provide first-hand accounts of battles and the difficulty of receiving a military commission. The collection has been digitized and is...
Dates: 1861 - 1863
Overview This collection includes two diaries kept by Dr. Edward Irving Ford (1825 - 1908) of Binghamton, Broome County, New York, for the years 1863 and 1866. The 1863 diary records Ford's activities in Binghamton and then his service as an army surgeon in various locations. The 1866 diary records his final month in hospital service, his journey back to Binghamton and various other travels, and his purchase of a drug store in Binghamton.
Dates: 1863 - 1866
Overview This collection includes diaries, letters, financial documents, and other papers by Maurice Leyden (1836 - 1906) of Rochester, Monroe County, New York. It also includes family correspondence, as well as diaries and school essays written by his daughter, Blanche Eloise Leyden (1874 - 1936), and diaries written by a maternal aunt of Maurice Leyden's wife Margaret Leora Garrigues Leyden (1841 - 1928), Sarah Woodruff Pottle (1815 - 1887). The collection also includes several photographs of Maurice...
Dates: 1833 - 1919
Overview This collection includes twenty letters written by Clark Lockwood (1846 - 1897) between January 1864 and August 1865 while serving with the 1st New York Veteran’s Cavalry; the letters were primarily sent to his mother and sister in Watkins, Schuyler County, New York. Also part of this collection are an 1871 letter from Clark Lockwood to his mother; an 1892 partial letter to Clark Lockwood from an unknown correspondent; an 1897 invalid pension form for Clark Lockwood; two unmatched envelopes;...
Dates: 1864 - 1897, bulk 1864 - 1865
Overview Letters received by Grace D. Nichols (1848 - 1925) of Rockland, Knox County, Maine, mostly between 1864 and 1872, accompanied by some later postcards and ephemera. Her correspondents include Georgia Farnham, Henry P. McCahill (serving in the 182nd New York Volunteer Infantry), John Porcius Gage, Henry Paine, A. J. Pickard (serving in the 2nd Maine Cavalry), Robert Rankin, and Waldo P. Lowell. Ephemeral materials include calling cards, a wedding announcement, and several unassociated envelopes....
Dates: 1864 - 1920, bulk 1864 - 1866
Overview This collection includes the diaries of James Bostwick Robinson (1840 - 1912) for the years 1860, 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865, and 1866, as well as a later, undated autograph book. The diaries cover much of Robinson's service in the 85th New York Volunteers. He discusses army life in some detail, including his time in Andersonville Prison in Georgia beginning in April 1864. Robinson frequently mentions his health problems, and at the end of each diary records his spending in detail. At the end of...
Dates: 1860 - 1866 and undated
Overview The diary of Hiram L. Slaght (1829 - 1910) of Seneca County, New York from January 11 to November 5, 1864, covering his period of service in Company M, 50th New York Volunteer Engineers.