United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 73 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content This collection contains two letters dated October 5, 1864 that pertain to the Battle of Allatoona Pass. One letter is from Major General S. G. French of the Confederate States of America demanding the commanding Union officer to surrender his troops. The other letter is a reply to Major General S.G. French from Brigadier General John W. Corse in which he refuses to surrender.
Dates: October 1864
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of one letter written by Coleman to his sister, possibly named Lizzie Coleman, on July 29, 1864, written from a “camp south of Atlanta.” Coleman provides a firsthand account of the Atlanta Campaign describing the charge and repulsion of the "rebels," the reclaiming of lost artillery pieces, and capture of Confederate soldiers. Below Thomas M. Coleman's signature in the same handwriting is "E. Coleman," whose identity has not been determined. A post script stating...
Dates: 1864 July 29
Scope and Content This collection is a transcription of a letter written by John Barnett, a soldier in the Wisconsin 25th Infantry to "Brother Tom." The letter was written near Gainesville, Georgia. He describes movements across the Chattahoochee River to Kennesaw Mountain and on to Resaca. Date of transcription is unknown but definitely before 1956.
Dates: 1864 October 26
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, envelopes and financial and legal documents belonging primarily to members of the Underwood family of Franklin County, and later Lithonia, Georgia. Most of the correspondence was written by William and Alvin Underwood to their parents and siblings when the pair served in the Confederate Army from 1861-1864. William sent correspondence to his family telling of his unit’s fitness and preparation, his optimism about a short war, his difficulties in getting...
Dates: 1827-1951 (bulk 1861-1864)
Scope and Content This collection contains various papers including tax receipts and bills for Cobb County, Fulton County, City of Austell, and City of Atlanta. Also included are correspondence, graduation, invitations, and programs documenting the activities of the Walraven family.
Dates: 1850-1954, undated
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains 11 letters from Walter S. Burns to his parents living in Findlay, Ohio. He writes about living conditions in the army camps, the needs of a soldier, his business matters at home, and news such as deaths of friends and family. Burns’ letters begin in Nashville, Tennessee in 1862 and continue through 1864 from Murfreesboro, Tennessee, Ringgold and Atlanta, Georgia. He records fighting outside of Atlanta and the shelling of the city in his letter written on August 20,...
Dates: 1862 – 1864
Scope and Contents of the Records This collection contains 18 letters and 5 of the envelopes in which the letters were sent. Some are photocopies and some are original letters. Nine of the letters are from Robert R. Webb to his wife Elisabeth A. Webb dating from September 15, 1861 to May 15, 1862. Written first from Camp McDonald then later from his station at Portsmouth, Virginia and a General Hospital in Petersburg, Virginia, the letters deal mostly with matters of money. Robert R. Webb directs his wife in paying debts and...
Dates: 1861 – 1888, 1908
Scope and Content This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. The bulk of the personal papers pertain to the Kurtz and Fuller families and Wilbur's early adult life in Greencastle, Indiana and Chicago, Illinois. The personal papers also contain a series of diaries written by Wilbur and correspondence between Kurtz and Fuller family members.This collection contains the personal and professional papers of Wilbur G. Kurtz, Sr. The bulk of the personal papers pertain...
Dates: 1814-1993, undated
Scope and Content This collection consists of three letters; two envelopes; one certificate declaring intent to become a United States citizen; and an abstract of a marriage record pertaining to William Burke. All materials except the envelopes have transcriptions. Two of the letters were written to Burke during the Civil War, one from Georgia by John Bailey and the other from Petersburg, Virginia, by John Welsh. The letters describe camp conditions; casualties; weather; lack of pay; and concerns about the...
Dates: 1849-1864, undated
Scope and Content This collection consists of a handwritten autobiographical narrative of William H. Parkins titled Hiding Out or the Adventures of a Confederate Conscript: A Thrilling Narrative of the War Between the States. A revision of his diary, commencing with the secession debates in South Carolina in 1860, continuing until Parkins crossed the picket lines in Knoxville, Tennessee, in 1864. The narrative is 430 pages and ends with Parkins catching a train to New Albany,...
Scope and Content This collection contains forty-six letters regarding the Civil War. Each accompanied by a typed transcription. Included are a sixteen page letter describing the Battle of Chancellorsville, a hand drawn pencil sketch of camp, and letters regarding the Atlanta Campaign, particularly the Battle of Peachtree Creek.
Dates: 1862-1865, undated
Scope and Content This collection consists of diaries; correspondence; military records and certificates; newspaper clippings; land deeds; and ephemera pertaining to William M. Standard. The collection also contains a school essay written by Standard's great-great-grandson, Ron Currens, and a 1961 map of Civil War battlefields on which Currens marked the route his ancestor followed during the war. Of particular interest are over 200 letters exchanged between Standard and his wife, Jane, as well as...
Dates: 1846-1970, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains military orders, a newspaper clipping, as well as business letters that Dr. Harden received. Included are a summons before an unidentified medical board for his appointment as a surgeon, a letter countermanding transfer orders, a letter about legal issues with Lew Stewart, and a letter to "Jessie" about her education.