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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

Johnson M. Paisley papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Paisley
Abstract Two diaries, two cased ambrotype portraits, regimental travel record, and a miniature book of poetry belonging to Johnson M. Paisley, a Union soldier from Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., Ill. Pocket diaries, the first dating Aug. 15, 1862-May 13, 1863 and Jan. 1-7, 1864, and the second dating Jan. 1, 1864-Feb. 8, 1865, contain brief daily entries noting the weather, regimental movements and engagements, deaths and illnesses, letters to and from home, religious services, meals, foraging, etc. Paisley...
Dates: 1862-1865

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