United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Found in 38 Collections and/or Records:
George W. Ayer Letter (December 28, 1862)
Autograph letter signed. Letter is written "Camping in the woods near Patomac Creek Station, Va," during the Civil War. Mr. Ayer is less than pleased with the organization and leadership of the army and the war, in general.
George W. Ayer Letter (November 16, 1862)
Autograph letter signed. Letter is written in Warrington, Va., during the Civil War. Mr. Ayer is eager to know of news from home. Discusses much information about the war becoming "political" and the "armey" becoming "democrat."
Parley A. Bailey Correspondence
Collection contains letters written by Bailey to his wife Judith, Judith Bailey's letters to her husband and a few letters written by Bailey's daughter Mary to him while he was serving in the Civil War. Also contains one letter written by Mary to her uncle Montraville Bailey in 1865.
Lyman M. Baker Civil War Memoir
An account of war experiences by a soldier in the Civil War. The beginning of the account was handwritten by his daughter, while that of his capture and prison experiences was in his own handwriting.
Peleg Bradford Letters
These papers consist of Peleg Bradford's letters to friends and family during his time as a soldier in the Civil War.
George Bragdon Diaries
Diaries of a Civil War soldier. Included are the original diaries, a handwritten copy of one of the diaries, and photocopies of the diaries. Also included are genealogies of the Bragdon family by George F. Dow and Celia McCobb Bragdon written in 1972.
John Perez Burnham Collections
A collection of material relating to the publisher Thomas Bird Mosher, a collection of material relating to the Elijah Lorenzo Green family, and a collection of material relating to the Best/Burnham families.
Howard A. Camp Letters
Letters written between Aug. 1862 and May 1865 by Howard A. Camp, a member of the 21st Connecticut Infantry Regiment, to his family and friends. Collection also includes Camp's diaries for 1862 and 1863 and background information on Camp and his regiment supplied by the donor.
Cary Family Papers
A collection of letters and diaries of a family during the mid-19th century. Includes diaries and letters of two brothers who fought with the 5th Maine Infantry during the Civil War. The family members were farmers from Topsham.
Danville Shaw Chadbourne Civil War Letters
Copies of letters written by Chadbourne to his father Humphrey Chadbourne, his sister and brother-in-law Mr. and Mrs. Osman Warren, and his sister Harriet Warren of Macwahoc, Maine. Letters were written from Bangor, Maine; Newport News, Va.; Baton Rouge, La.; Donaldsonville, Port Hudson, etc., and describe his service in the 22nd Maine Regiment.
Charles H. Chase Letters to George F. Searle
Twelve letters by a schoolboy in Maine to his friend in New Hampshire. The letters are dated from 1860 to 1864 with two letters undated. There is some description of the effect of the war on Portland, Maine.
Surgeon Albion Cobb Diary
Transcription of a diary of an assistant surgeon written during his service with the 4th Maine Volunteers during the Civil War. The dates of his diary are from 26 May 1863 to 14 June 1864. The diary was transcribed by Richard F. Potter of Woodstock, Connecticut in July 1996, and he also included information about other events and people during Albion Cobb's service. Included are photocopies of short biographies of Brigadier General John H. H. Ward and of Major General David Bell Birney.
Devereux Family Papers
Papers of various members of the Devereux family of Penobscot, Maine, as well as materials from other residents of Penobscot and Castine, Maine.
Doble Family Collection
The collection contains letters of Erastus Doble written between 1861 and 1864 while he was serving in the 8th Maine Regiment during the Civil War. The notebook belonging to Hosea Doble contains his accounts as a carpenter from 1870 to 1874. A Doble family register, documents about the death of Erastus Doble, and a miniature Webster dictionary inscribed to Norma White, May 1, 1910, are also contained in the collection.
Charles M. Farnham Diaries
Diaries maintained by Charles M. Farnham in 1863 and 1864. Also included is a diary, 1912, of Emma Farnham, Charles Farnham's wife, in which she describes the weather, her daily activities, etc.
Benjamin Browne Foster Diaries
The diaries of a student and Civil War soldier.
William W. Freese Letters
Letters written by Freese to Melissa A. Grant from May 10, 1862 through May 19, 1863, describing his daily life as a soldier during the Civil War.
Mary Greenleaf Papers
Letters, 1863, to Mary Greenleaf from a soldier in the 130th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment named George S. Erving or Ewing. Also a letter, July 2, 1864, from Augustus Vaughan written from a camp near Petersburg. Vaughan served in the 17th Maine Infantry and describes his service in a military hospital. Also contains a school register, 1863-1864, from Lexington, Maine, listing names of pupils, their ages, attendance, etc.
C. V. Haskell Letter
Addressed to "My dear brother," the letter is both a humorous one teasing Haskell's brother about his involvement with girls in Belfast, Maine, and a description of Haskell's duties as a soldier.
Francis A. Ireland Letters
Letters written by Francis A. Ireland to his family between September 1862 and July 1863 while serving in the 22nd Maine Infantry Regiment, Company E.
Knight Family Correspondence
Letter (May 30, 1863)
Addressed "Dear parents" and signed "Lewis," the letter describes camp life, Lewis' duties, interactions with other troops, and his opinions about the Vicksburg campaign.
Letter to Gordon Lear
A letter written to Gordon Lear from an unidentified crew member of the ship "State of Maine," complaining of treatment of crew by officers, lack of food and ice, and sale of provisions instead of furnishing them to the crew. Lear was one of the owners of the ship.
William T. Livermore Diary
A photocopy of a diary kept by William Livermore during his service with the 20th Maine Regiment. The diary begins on August 31, 1862 at Camp Mason in Portland, Maine, and ends in Portland on June 22, 1865. It provides an almost daily account of Livermore's service with his company.
Ruth Swett Mayhew Civil War Scrapbook
A scrapbook of clippings from an unidentified newspaper, probably the Courier-Gazette of Rockland, Maine, with excerpts from the journal, 1863-1865, of Ruth Swett Mayhew. Clippings outline her service as a nurse during the Civil War.
Robert McAllister Correspondence
Letters written to Robert McAllister from Fred C. Low concerning the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery Regiment and its charge at Petersburg on June 18, 1864. In the letters Low expresses his gratitude to McAllister for his defense of the performance of the 1st Maine and its commander Daniel Chaplin in the disastrous battle fought that day. Drafts of letters from McAllister to Low are also included.
Eliab W. Murdock Papers
Letters written by Eliab Murdock to his wife Sarah Murdock while serving with Company F of the 17th Maine Infantry Regiment and the Veteran Reserve Corps during the Civil War. Also includes letters written by Sarah Murdock to her husband as well as a few written to Murdock by his daughter Pauline and his brother James; letters of recommendation and reference, 1841-1844, for Murdock; and his military discharge papers and military pension documents.
George B. Noyes Letters
Two letters written by Noyes in 1864 to "Friend Emery." The first, dated June 8, 1864, from surgeon's headquarters, Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, describes Noyes's work on a typical day as a hospital steward. The second, written on Oct. 19, 1864, from before Richmond, Va. , outlines Noyes's support for Abraham Lincoln and tells of his living situation.
Old Town, Maine Collection
A collection relating to Old Town and Milford, Maine.
Paul Family Papers
The collection contains personal papers of various members of the Paul family of Eliot, Maine, as well as a few documents from the Bartlett, Hammond, Leighton and Shapleigh families of Eliot. A folder of papers of Horace Remick is also included.