United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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 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 digitized collection is accessible from...
Dates: 1861 - 1863
Overview The collection comprises two medical documents and forty-five letters written by Ingraham P. Smith (1844 - 1918), a resident of Middlefield, Otsego County, New York and a soldier in Company G, 121st New York Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War. The 1861 - 1865 letters were penned to his mother and sister. A letter written by his brother Jerry, of the 51st New York Volunteer Infantry, is also included in the collection. This collection has been digitized and is accessible from the ...
Dates: 1861 - 1865
Overview This collection contains twenty-one letters written by brothers Francis M. and Henry H. Stone during the Civil War. The brothers were from Lima, Livingston County, NY. The letters, from 1861 to 1864, are to their father, sister Alta, and brother-in-law George, and are full of rich details concerning their daily life, poor camp conditions, troop movements and battles, such as, Bull Run and Manassas. This collection has been digitized and is accessible from the ...
Dates: 1861 - 1864
Overview This collection contains one hundred and forty-nine patriotic Civil War envelopes donated by Joseph H. Treyz. Printed during the Civil War these envelopes were sold to support the Union cause. These envelopes contain patriotic images such as the Union flag, soldiers, prominent leaders and military officers, and cartoons and caricatures depicting Southern life. See the Container...
Dates: 1861 - 1865
Overview In August, 1862 Fred Walster (1842-1870) of Fort Plain, Montgomery County, New York enlisted as a member of Company E of the 153rd Regiment New York Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. This collection consists of one diary from 1865 documenting Walster’s military experiences, hospitalization, and return to civilian life. The diary has been digitized and is accessible from the New York Heritage Digital...