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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Chase Hall Dickinson Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Midwest-MS-DickinsonC
Abstract Correspondence and diary of Civil War soldier Chase Hall Dickinson (1838-1893), of the Illinois Chicago Mercantile Light Artillery Battery. Dickinson wrote home to his mother, father, and sister Louise from 1862-1864, and also kept a diary from 1863-1864. Portions of both the correspondence and the diary have been transcribed. Papers also include some confederate money and a photograph of Dickinson.
Dates: 1862-1864

Cole Family Papers

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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

Daniel S. Dickinson Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Dickinson
Abstract Daniel S. Dickinson was a prominent Civil War politician from New York, a conservative Democrat who worked toward compromise before the war began. During the war, he sought to quash Union internal political disagreement and after the war he remained in politics. He was commended by the public and politicians on both sides of the conflict for his oratorical skills and genial manner. This collection is mainly composed of correspondence to that effect, as well as some letters on the subjects of...
Dates: 1799-1892; Majority of material found within 1830 - 1860

Edwards Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Edwards
Abstract Letters, documents, photographs, and printed ephemera centering on John C. Edwards and Lydia Martin Edwards, and their immediate families, both of whom settled near Chicago in the 1840s.
Dates: 1800-1982; Majority of material found within 1847 - 1908

Gridley-Hitchcock Family Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Hitchcock
Abstract Copies of letters, diaries, and photographs of Ruth Daube Gridley (diaries from 1917-1950) and daughter Marion Gridley Hitchcock (diary from 1951-1958). Also copies of letters to Marion by her father, William Whiting Gridley, after the death of his wife that concern his life as sole caretaker for Marion's sister, who was treated for mental illness. Collection also contains a large set of original correspondence from Marion's great-aunt, Josephine Wheat Gridley, primarily concerning family...
Dates: 1860-2007; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1970

Henry J. Aten Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Aten
Abstract Letters from Nicholas Harris to Henry J. Aten of Hiawatha, Kansas, clippings, notes pertaining to the Aten family genealogy, and a photocopy of the family history initiated by Aten and continued by other relatives.
Dates: 1896-approximately 1920

Hermann Raster Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Raster
Abstract Correspondence and other materials pertaining to the life of German immigrant "Forty-Eighter," Hermann Raster, and his work as editor of the Illinois Staats-Zeitung.
Dates: 1849-1940; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1891

Howe-Barnard family papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Howe-Barnard
Abstract Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, a science teacher who originated the practice of field trips in science classes, and Alice Lucretia Barnard, one of the first woman principals in the Chicago schools. Also contains Civil War letters of...
Dates: 1826-1999; Majority of material found within 1880-1940

Letters between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee

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Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-F8340.905
Abstract A series of nine communications exchanged between Ulysses S. Grant and Robert E. Lee during April 7-9, 1865 negotiating Lee's surrender; transcribed in the hand of Ely Samuel Parker, Grant's military secretary, and accompanied by his notes.
Dates: 1865

Materials for history of Vermont regiments in the Civil War : consisting of manuscript notes and newspaper clippings

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Identifier: VAULT-Case-MS-F 8349 .924
Abstract Notes and newspaper clippings collected by an unknown person regarding the history of Vermont regiments in the Civil War.
Dates: approximately 1862-1865

Orville E. Babcock Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Babcock
Abstract Orville E. Babcock was American brevet Brigadier General, Aide-de-Camp to Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War, and Private Secretary to Grant during his presidency, 1869-1877. Collection is primarily correspondence relating to Babcock’s military career, service as private secretary to Ulysses S. Grant during his presidency, role in the Whiskey Ring trials of 1875-1876, and private life. Collection also contains newspaper clippings, photographs, military service records and miscellaneous items.
Dates: 1849-1947; Majority of material found within 1884 - 1898

Walter S. Tubutis Jr. collection of Civil War materials

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Tubutis
Abstract Civil War-related manuscript and printed materials including three 1876 (reprinted 1912) maps of the Gettysburg battlefield, a pension application (Abm. Ashley), an envelope with a patriotic vignette, a muster roll and payroll (Company B, 72nd Pennsylvania Regiment), certificates of discharge (Leander Wallace, John W. Freeze), an 1862 letter relieving Lt. L. C. Counseller of his command, and Gettysburg commemorative envelopes.
Dates: 1846-1988; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1864

William H. Munroe Papers

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Identifier: Midwest-MS-Munroe
Abstract Personal papers and documents related to Sergeant William H. Munroe of the Chicago Mercantile Battery and his father, Henry H. Munroe. Correspondence, discharge papers, and two broadsides related to the war are included along with family obituaries, certificates of professional appointment, letters of reference, a last will and testament, and a patent for rheumatism treatment.
Dates: 1794-1920; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1920