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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

Cole Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-Cole
Abstract New England and Chicago Protestant missionary family. Includes letters and family documents from John A. Cole, a civil engineer, active in the U.S. Christian Commission during the Civil War. After the war he worked with and educated freedmen, women, and children in Washington D.C. through the Lincoln Industrial Mission and the recently established Howard University. He met his wife, Julia A. Cole (née Alvord) through his work with the Lincoln Industrial Mission and Howard University, who worked...
Dates: 1842-1945; Majority of material found within 1854 - 1928

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 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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Manuscripts, American 4
Soldiers' writings, American 4
Correspondence -- Southern States -- 1851-1900 3
Pictorial lettersheets 3
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 3
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 3
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Military hospitals, American -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 2
Soldiers -- Illinois -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Missouri -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Southern States 2
American Civil War (1861-1865) 1
Antislavery movements 1
Arkansas -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Artillerymen -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Atlanta Campaign, 1864 -- Personal narratives 1
Bonaparte (Iowa) -- Genealogy 1
Brimfield (Ill.) -- Genealogy 1
Brimfield (Ill.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources 1
Camp Benton (Mo.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Camp Butler (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Christian education 1
Civil engineering 1
Conduct of life -- Religious aspects -- Christianity 1
Correspondence -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- 1901-1950 1
Correspondence -- Arkansas -- 1862-1863 1
Correspondence -- Illinois -- Alton -- 1851-1900 1
Correspondence -- Missouri -- 1862-1863 1
Correspondence -- Missouri -- Saint Louis -- 1801-1850 1
Correspondence -- New England -- 1851-1900 1
Evangelistic work 1
Fort Blakely (Ala.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 1
Genealogical tables -- 1901-1950 1
Georgia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Illinois -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 1
India 1
Jackson, Battle of, Jackson, Miss., 1863 (May 13) -- Personal narratives 1
Kennesaw Mountain, Battle of, Ga., 1864 -- Personal narratives 1
Lahore (Pakistan) 1
Louisiana -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Manuscripts, American -- Illinois -- Chicago 1
Missionaries 1
Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Missouri -- 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
Patriotic envelopes 1
Pea Ridge, Battle of, Ark., 1862 1
Peoria County (Ill.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Photographs -- Illinois -- 1851-1900 1
Photographs -- Illinois -- 1901-1950 1
Poems -- 1851-1900 1
Prairie Grove, Battle of, Ark., 1862 1
Presbyterianism 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
Shiloh, Battle of, Tenn., 1862 -- Personal narratives 1
Soldiers -- Arkansas -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Soldiers -- Southern States -- Correspondence 1
Soldiers -- Virginia -- Correspondence 1
Southern States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863 -- Maps 1
Stones River, Battle of, Murfreesboro, Tenn., 1862-1863 -- Personal narratives 1
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 1
Topographic maps -- 1901-1950 1
Transportation, Military -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 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
Van Buren County (Iowa) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 1
Wilson's Creek, Battle of, Mo., 1861 1
Women missionaries 1
Writings (documents) -- 1851-1900 1
Writings (documents) -- 1901-1950 1
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Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 2
Alford family 1
Barrows, Ella Cole 1
Colby family 1
Colby, Carlos 1