United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 7 Collections and/or Records:
Overview Genealogical and biographical materials, correspondence, diaries, artwork, writings, research, photographs, and printed materials. The bulk of the collection pertains to Blanche Ames Ames, suffragist, birth control advocate, artist, and inventor; her father, Adelbert Ames who was a Civil War general and Provisional Governor of Mississippi during the Reconstruction era; her husband, Botanist Oakes Ames; and their daughter Pauline Ames Plimpton. Also included are papers of Benjamin Butler, Sarah...
Dates of Materials: 1812-2017
Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 310183630362506]
Scope and Contents Contains the diaries of E. A. Hall, 1863-1865 when he was in the Union Army. Describes camp life in Maryland, guard duty in Washington, D.C., marches in pursuit of Lee after Gettysburg, the second Wilderness campaign, the attack on Petersburg and a week in Libby Prison. Also letters (some fragmentary), including one from Libby Prison, Richmond, Virginia (with a Confederate postal stamp) and souvenirs. There is a typescript of the diaries (made by Elizabeth Greene, 1964-1965). In addition there...
Dates of Materials: 1863-1900
Overview The Garrison Family Papers contain thousands of primary sources that document the family's involvement in politics, business, art, literature, religion, education, and most of the major reform movements of the 19th and early 20th centuries. These include abolition, anti-imperialism, anti-vaccination, conservation, free trade and tariff reform, immigration reform, pacifism, race, single tax, and temperance. Extensive correspondence, diaries, clippings, articles, speeches, photographs,...
Dates of Materials: 1694 - 2010
Collection — Multiple Containers
Overview Approximately 60 letters (1861-1864) from Hubert Perry Young to his wife, Elizabeth Johnson Young, written while Hubert was serving in the Union Army during the Civil War.
Dates of Materials: 1855-1864
Overview Papers relate primarily to physician, abolitionist, and social reformer Erasmus Darwin Hudson. Included are the manuscript and typescript of his journal, "Anti-Slavery Campaign" (1842-43); and his correspondence (1825-65) to and from family and friends includes commentary on anti-slavery and Civil War era events and personalities such as Abigail Kelley Foster, Parker Pillsbury, Wendell Phillips, and Theodore Parker.
Dates of Materials: 1825-1865
Overview This collection includes letters, diaries, autobiographical writings, and financial papers of the Southworth and Dickinson families of Springfield, Massachusetts, as well as the related Shepard, Boltwood, Thurston, Caffee, Deane, and Browne families. The papers document several generations of middle- and upper-class families residing in Massachusetts, Ohio, North Carolina, Maine, New York, and California. The nineteenth century papers discuss such pivotal events in American history as the...
Dates of Materials: 1792-2005
Overview The vast majority of the collection is correspondence, documenting the courtship and marriage of Grace Weston Allen and Walter Allen. The collection includes letters exchanged between Grace and Walter before and after their marriage and from other family members to Allen during his service as paymaster in the U.S. Navy during the Civil War. Also included are a published version of the Weston-Allen letters: Ten Years A-Courting: Letters of Walter Allen and Grace Weston,...
Dates of Materials: 1848-1985; Majority of material found within 1848-1868