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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

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

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

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

Richard Realf Letters and Poems

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Realf
Abstract Twenty-two letters of Richard Realf to Laura B. Merritt and her sister Marian Merritt Cramer of Chicago, written while in active service in the Illinois Eighty-eighth Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, 1864-1865. Also, two poems of Realf’s and a poem written by Marian Cramer.
Dates: 1864-1865

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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Military life 6
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Atlanta Campaign, 1864 -- Personal narratives 3
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Alabama -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
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Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Patriotic envelopes 2
Photographs -- Illinois -- 1851-1900 2
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Soldiers -- Alabama -- Correspondence 2
Soldiers -- Missouri -- Correspondence 2
Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives 2
Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 -- Personal narratives 2
Abolitionists -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Artillerymen -- United States -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
Brimfield (Ill.) -- Genealogy 1
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Jackson, Battle of, Jackson, Miss., 1863 (May 13) -- Personal narratives 1
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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 (Ala.) -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 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
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Poems -- 1864 1
Poets, American -- 19th century -- Correspondence 1
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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
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Soldiers -- History -- 19th century -- Sources 1
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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 -- 19th century -- 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
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United States. Army 3
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson) 2
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh) 2
Brown, Olympia 1
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