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John J. Russell Letters

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Russell J
Abstract Twelve letters of John J. Russell of Sterling, Illinois, documenting his service as a sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in Company B of the 13th Illinois Infantry in Missouri, Mississippi, and Alabama. Russell writes to his brother, Charles, and sister, Julia, from Rolla, Franklin, and Heetsville, Mo., Vicksburg, Miss., Cairo, Ill., and Bridgeport and Madison Station, Ala. One letter (Dec. 6, 1861) is written on stationery containing a printed vignette portrait of McClellan.
Dates: 1861-1864

L. S. Willard Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Willard
Abstract First Lieutenant in the 11th Illinois Cavalry, Company G, who later served as major and aide-de-camp to General James Birdseye McPherson. Includes letters home to family from Brimfield, Peoria County, Illinois, from Camp Benton Barracks, St. Louis, Tennessee, and Louisiana, 1862-1864.
Dates: 1862-1864

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Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
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Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of, Ga., 1864 -- Personal narratives 1
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Pictorial lettersheets 1
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Resaca, Battle of, Resaca Ga, 1864 -- Personal narratives 1
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 -- Personal narratives 1
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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 1
Hathaway, Maria Sabin 1
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton) 1
McPherson, James Birdseye 1
Russell family 1