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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

Francema Mason - Otis Mason Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Mason
Abstract Nineteen letters from Otis Mason, a sergeant in the Civil War to his Illinois wife, Francema Otis. Twelve letters from various friends and family, and a wedding invitation are also included.
Dates: 1863-1876; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1868

Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-5282
Abstract Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding the Civil War and his Chicago business, business and family correspondence of father F.C. Sherman, family records, and newspaper clippings.
Dates: 1849-1894

George Deal Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Deal
Abstract Fifty-five letters and fragments of letters from George Deal, Ohio Union soldier in the Civil War, to his wife Sarah Cole Deal. Also, photographs of Sarah and George Deal, photocopies of army service records, three Confederate bills, and a few genealogical notes made by Deal's grandson.
Dates: 1862-1975; Majority of material found within 1862 - 1864

John C. Fleming Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Fleming
Abstract Civil War letters of John C. Fleming, 1862-1865, Chicago enlistee in the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery, Illinois Volunteers; small collection of Fleming family mementos and letters, 1863-1906, bulk 1900-1906.
Dates: 1862-1906

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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Soldiers' writings, American 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 5
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 4
Brothers and sisters -- Correspondence 3
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Soldiers -- Southern States 3
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 -- Personal narratives 2
Husband and wife -- Correspondence 2
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Patriotic envelopes 2
Photographs -- Illinois -- 1851-1900 2
Pictorial lettersheets 2
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Southern States -- Correspondence 2
Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 1
Artillerymen -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Brimfield (Ill.) -- Genealogy 1
Brimfield (Ill.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 1
Business enterprises -- Illinois -- Chicago -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
California, Northern -- Description and travel 1
Camp Benton (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Camp Butler (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Camp Dennison (Ohio) 1
Chicago (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Correspondence -- California, Northern -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- Illinois -- Alton -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Kansas -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- New England -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- South Dakota -- Deadwood -- 1851-1900 1
Deadwood (S.D.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Fort Blakely (Ala.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
Georgia -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Gold miners -- California, Northern -- Correspondence 1
Illinois -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 1
Jackson, Battle of, Jackson, Miss., 1863 (May 13) -- Personal narratives 1
Kansas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of, Ga., 1864 -- Personal narratives 1
Kentucky -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Literacy -- United States -- History -- 19th century 1
Livingston County (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Madison (Ind.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Married women -- Economic conditions 1
Michigan -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Military hospitals, American -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Mississippi -- 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
Operational rations (military supplies) -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Overland journeys to the Pacific -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Parent and child -- Illinois -- Correspondence 1
Peoria County (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Photographs -- Illinois -- 1901-1950 1
Pictorial lettersheets -- 1851-1900 1
Racism -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Resaca, Battle of, Resaca Ga, 1864 -- Personal narratives 1
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 1
Saint Louis (Mo.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Shelby County (Ohio) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 -- Personal narratives 1
Soldiers -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Chicago -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Fairbury -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- Kansas -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- Missouri -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- Ohio -- Correspondence 1
Southern States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863 1
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863 -- Maps 1
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863 -- Personal narratives 1
Tennessee -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 1
Topeka (Kan.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
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 -- Destruction and pillage 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals -- Sources 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Regimental histories 1
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 1
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 -- Personal narratives 1
West (U.S.) -- Description and travel 1
Women -- Suffrage -- Kansas -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
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United States. Army 3
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 2
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh) 2
Ballentine, Henry A. 1
Brown, Olympia 1