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Carlos W. Colby Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Colby
Abstract Primarily correspondence (129 letters) of Illinois farmer and Civil War soldier Carlos W. Colby, written between 1862 and 1865, to his sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and niece, plus a dozen Civil War letters written by Colby’s future brother-in-law James Rowe. Also includes Colby’s reminiscences of his boyhood and his service in the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, some family correspondence, genealogical material and a few photos.
Dates: 1821-1937; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

Henry Patterson and James Patterson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Patterson
Abstract Correspondence of brothers Henry Patterson and James Patterson, both privates in the 19th Regiment, Iowa Infantry, Company I, during the Civil War. Also includes muster rolls for Henry and his brother James as well as James’ death certificate.
Dates: 1862-1863

John J. Russell Letters

 Collection
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

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Military hospitals, American -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 2
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
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Bonaparte (Iowa) -- Genealogy 1
Camp Butler (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Correspondence -- Alabama -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Arkansas -- 1862-1863 1
Correspondence -- Illinois -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Illinois -- Alton -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Mississippi -- 1851-1900 1
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Correspondence -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- New England -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Southern States -- 1851-1900 1
Fort Blakely (Ala.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 1
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Jackson, Battle of, Jackson, Miss., 1863 (May 13) -- Personal narratives 1
Madison (Ala.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
New England -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 1
New England -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Pea Ridge, Battle of, Ark., 1862 1
Photographs -- Illinois -- 1851-1900 1
Photographs -- Illinois -- 1901-1950 1
Pictorial lettersheets 1
Pictorial lettersheets -- 1861 1
Prairie Grove, Battle of, Ark., 1862 1
Racism -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 1
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Soldiers -- Alabama -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- Arkansas -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Sterling -- Correspondence 1
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Transportation, Military -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Campaigns -- Sources 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals -- Sources 1
Van Buren County (Iowa) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 1
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 -- Personal narratives 1
Whiteside County (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Wilson's Creek, Battle of, Mo., 1861 1
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Colby, Carlos 1
Daily Citizen (Vicksburg, Miss.) 1
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 1
McClellan, George B. (George Brinton) 1