1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment

Reminiscences- Selected passages from letters and files of the 1st North Carolina Infantry Regiment (1861 May-Nov.).

A Diary of the 30th Regiment, Wisconsin Volunteers

This 110-page book about the 30th Wisconsin Infantry lists all field and staff officers, sergeants, corporals, musicians, wagoners and privates of Companies A-K, including when and where they enlisted. The men of this regiment hailed from the Chippewa Valley, Saint Croix, Waukesha and Iowa counties. It includes only a a brief one-page history of the regiment’s duties, such as guarding the transports in the 'Indian Expedition' in the upper Missouri River.

A Graphic Story of the Bombardment of Fort Fisher from an Inside Witness,  The Daily Dispatch., January 09, 1865.



A Lost History - Experiences of Company A, 2nd Cal. Cavalry., Not Recorded Officially. National Tribune, 1896.



A Prisoner at Camp Ford - Life and incidents at that Texas Prison. From the National Tribune, 1910.



A. J. Thompson

Alonzo. J. Thompson, a native of Newport, Herkimer County, New York, was a soldier in the American Civil War and served as a part of Battery H, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Army of the Potomac. The diary is an account of a soldier's daily life from 1861 to 1863, and includes a list of generals under which Thompson's unit served; hand-drawn sketches of rivers, construction supports, surveys, and artillery trajectory, with corresponding calculations; and daily notations concerning weather, activities, and personal health.

A. Thompson

This is the unsigned diary of A. Thompson concerning movements from Chattanooga, Tenn., to Atlanta, Ga., May 4-Sept. 8, 1864. Thompson served in the 44th New York Infantry during the Civil War.

A.D. Rockwell

Rambling Recollections- An Autobiography, 1920.

A.H. Lewis

This diary, written between December 15, 1861 and March 19, 1862, records the experience of A.H. Lewis of Saline County, Missouri as a Confederate soldier and prisoner of war. Lewis’s company of Missouri State Guards was captured by Col. Davis in the Battle of Backwater River on December 19, 1861. After being held for several weeks at the St. Louis military prison, the Confederate prisoners were moved to the penitentiary at Alton, Illinois. Although Lewis initially criticized prisoners who took an Oath of Loyalty to the Federal government to gain freedom, Lewis took the Oath himself on March 14, 1862 and was released.

A.J.  McRoberts

Primarily letters written by A.J. McRoberts to his wife Mollie during the Civil War, and her replies. McRoberts was a Union sympathizer living in Saline County, MO. His wife had returned to her family in Ohio. They describe conditions in their respective locales. Other letters discuss family affairs.

A.L. Long

Memoirs of Robert E. Lee His Military and Personal History, 1886. Embracing A Large Amount Of Information Hitherto Unpublished By A. L. Long Former Military Secretary To Gen. Lee, Afterward Brig.-Gen. And Chief of Artillery Second Corps, Army Of Northern Virginia, Together With Incidents Relating To His Private Life Subsequent To The War.

 A.R.H. Ranson

Reminiscences of the Civil War by a Confederate Staff Officer.

A.T. Mahan

From Sail to Steam; Recollections of Naval Life (1907).

A.V. Kendrick

The Camden Expedition – A narrative of the advance of General Steele in the Spring of 1864.

Aaron Lee

From the Atlantic to the Pacific; reminiscences of pioneer life and travels across the continent, from New England to the Pacific ocean, by an old soldier. Also a graphic account of his army experiences in the Civil war.

Aaron Pugh

Aaron Pugh letters, 1863-1864. Letters written from near Waverly, Tennessee describing enemy attacks, camp life and activities, and his impressions of the state; includes a letter from Eli Keeler telling of Pugh’s capture; and two printed documents concerning Pugh as Enrolling Officer for Marcy Township, Boone County, Iowa.

Aaron  S. Oberly

This is the diary of A. S. Oberly who served on five military vessels during the Civil War.

Abbie M. Brooks Diary (Transcript)

Abbie M. Brooks Diary

Abbie M. Brooks diaries and church invitation, 1858-1870. This collection contains two diaries of Abigail M. Brooks, which date from 1865 and 1870 along with typed transcriptions of both. In addition, there is an invitation to attend church which dates from 1858. In the 1865 diary, Brooks describes life in rural Tennessee, near Nashville, where she teaches in a one room school house. Later in the year, Abigail moves to Edgefield, Tennessee, also near Nashville, and starts her own school. She describes life in Edgefield, trials with her students, the smoking stove, and parents who don't pay tuition. She also describes trips to Nashville to shop, take music lessons, and visit with friends. In April 1865, she mentions the fall of Richmond, General Robert E. Lee's surrender, President Lincoln's assassination. She describes meeting soldiers who were traveling home from war and learning about their war experiences. In the 1870 diary, Brooks describes the cities of Edgefield, Nashville, Atlanta, Madison, Augusta, and Savannah. Her diary gives insight into the Presbyterian Churches that Abigail attended while living in these cities. She describes the services, the ministers and church buildings. Many of the entries review her efforts to make a living selling books, religious prints, maps, or pictures of Robert E. Lee, both door-to-door and in local factories or offices. She mentions many local businessmen and their wives and sometimes comments on race relations, travel, city conditions and the hardships she encountered as a single woman trying to make a living in the post-Civil War South.

Abel Peterson Rhyne

Reminiscences- Abel Peterson Rhyne, 49th North Carolina Infantry, Company H.

Abercrombie, Aycock, Hale, and Hawk family papers

Abner Doubleday

Reminiscences of Forts Sumter and Moultrie in 1860-'61 (1876)

Abner R. Small

The Sixteenth Maine Regiment in the War of the Rebellion, 1861-1865 / by Major A. R Small. With an introduction written by Gen. James A. Hall. In the form of a diary, with biographies and statistical tables appended.

Abraham Howbert - Reminiscences of the war (1888)



Abram Rinker

Abram Rinker diaries, 1863-1864. The collection consists of two Civil War diaries of Abram Rinker written during his service with Company B of the 52nd Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers from May 1863 - December 1864. Rinker was stationed in North and South Carolina including Beauford, Morris, James, and Folly Islands (S.C.) and Ft. Strong (N.C.). Entries discuss Rinker's health; the weather; camp life - drills, guard duty, foraging for food, and officers; bombardments and shelling along the coast; and ship movements - including battles involving the "ironsides." Other entries pertain to the execution of a deserter, new conscripts in the unit, the arrival of Confederate prisoners, news of battles in other states, particularly the taking of Atlanta, election results in the North, both local and national. Rinker was apparently mustered out in October 1864 since the final entries pertain to life at home and visits with relatives..

Absalom Joshua Burum

Account of the Battle of Bull Run, 1861

Ada Hancock

Reminiscences of Winfield Scott Hancock, 1887.

Ada Sterling

Virginia Clay-Clopton -  A belle of the fifties; memoirs of Mrs. Clay of Alabama, covering social and political life in Washington and the South, 1853-1866. Put into narrative form by Ada Sterling (1905)

Adam Badeau

Grant in peace. From Appomattox to Mount McGregor. A personal memoir (1887)

Adam Gurowski,. Diary- March 4, 1861 to November 12, 1862, Vol. 1 (1862)

Adam Gurowski,. Diary- November 18, 1862 to October 18, 1863, Vol. 2 (1862)

Adam Gurowski, . Diary- For 1863-64-65, Vol. 3 (1862)

His keen political mind and devotion to the abolitionist movement, as stated in his Slavery in History (1860), led de Gurowski to Washington D.C. Once there, he supported the Union war effort by translating articles in foreign newspapers for the Secretary of State. The publication of his Diary (1862), however, caused a break with the administration due to his frank criticism of Lincoln, Seward, and other military officials’ mismanagement of the war. He advocated the organization of a troop of African-American soldiers and offered suggestions for its formation. 


Adam H. Pickel

Adam H. Pickel – Transcription by Jennie Erikson

This collection consists of one diary kept by Adam H. Pickel during the American Civil War, 13 August 1862-8 July 1863, about camp life, troop movements, the weather, prisoners of war, the Battle of Fredericksburg, the Battle of Gettysburg, and the battlefield shot which led to his death. Also includes a handwritten transcription by his grandson of the first three months of the diary, two clippings (obituary of Pickel's daughter Mary Ann, and 1904 notice that her and her father's remains were moved from the Methodist churchyard to Morris Cemetery, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania), a two-page handwritten short history of the 68th Pennsylvania Infantry, and a bullet (photographed and scanned) removed from his body.


Adam K. Brown papers

Letters to his parents describing camp life in the Union Army, chiefly in western campaigns in Mississippi. In June 1864 he was in a hospital in Huntsville, Alabama, but was soon moved to Nashville, Tenn.'s Cumberland Hospital. He was later sent to Resaca, Georgia and later transferred to the Army of the Potomac occupying Petersburg, Virginia. His regiment was later shipped to Louisville, Kentucky, where he remained until July 1865. Brown wrote about encountering captured Confederate soldiers as well as his travels and experiences as an officer.

Adam S. Johnston

The Soldier Boy's Diary Book; or, Memorandums of the alphabetical first lessons of military tactics. Kept by Adam S. Johnston, from September 14, 1861, to October 2, 1864 (1866)

Addie Tripp

Addie Tripp was a single woman, perhaps a domestic servant, who lived with the William Johnson family of Onalaska, Wisconsin, during the Civil War. Her diary describes her daily household tasks for the family and community life during the war. Although the war continued unabated, Tripp's diary is notable for the absence of references to it, revealing its relatively minor impact on a working class woman's daily life.

Addison Bell

Dr. Addison A. Bell was born in Elbert County, Georgia. He was educated at Jefferson Medical College in Philadelphia and later completed post-graduate work at the New York Medical University. During the Civil War he acted as surgeon in the Confederate hospital in Augusta.

Adelaide Stuart Dimitry

War-Time Sketches, Historical and Otherwise, 1911. Written by Mrs. Dimitry while Historian of the "Stonewall Jackson Chapter" of New Orleans, were intended not solely to amuse and interest, but primarily to set forth in correct form historic events of the war of 1861-'65, and further to preserve and hand down to an interested posterity incidents semi-biographical which otherwise would have passed into oblivion. The author has derived her data not alone from written history, but largely from the lips of those who were participants in that memorable struggle—men who had been comrades of Mumford, confreres of Benjamin, and survivors of the ill-fated Louisiana.

Adelaide W. Smith

Reminiscences of an army nurse during the civil war (1911).

Albert Cross

Civil War diary of Albert Cross, 1862.

Albert F.R. Arndt

War reminiscences Albert F.R. Arndt, (Major, 1st Michigan Artillery), Facts and reminiscences of the War of the Rebellion of 1861-65.

Albert Gallatin Riddle

Recollections of War Times; Reminiscences of Men and Events in Washington , 1860-1865 (1895). Author was a member of Congress from 1861-65 and was almost continuously in Washington thereafter. He writes from a Republican standpoint of the war measures, early reconstruction, the election of 1864, and of Lincoln's death. The retreat from the first battle of Bull Run is graphically described.

Albert Lawson

War anecdotes and incidents of army life. Reminiscences from both sides of the conflict between North and South (1888).

Albert Maxfield

Roster and statistical record of Company D, of the Eleventh regiment Maine infantry volunteers, with a sketch of its services in the war of the rebellion (1890).

Albert Moses Luria

Diary, 1861-1862. The collection is a typed transcription of the diary of Albert Moses Luria while he was serving as a lieutenant in the 23rd North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, 19 August 1861-13 February 1862. The diary includes a description of the battle of Manassas Junction (First Battle of Bull Run) with an official list of casualties and an account of an engagement near Union Mills, Va.

Albert O. Marshall

Albert S. Underwood Diary, 1864

Albert S. Underwood Diary, 1864 [transcript]

This is the Civil War diary of Albert Underwood of Annapolis, Park County, Indiana. He was a member of the 9th Indiana Light Artillery. It covers the period of the war from January 1, 1864 thru January 11, 1865. It is a very different account than the one we read in the history books. It tells what the war was like to a young man from Indiana as he moved around the country with his unit. It is so personal, at times you might imagine Albert Underwood is sitting across the table from you telling you his story. A private in the 9th Battery Indiana Light Artillery, Underwood writes in his diary from January 1 through December 31, 1864. He records his activities in camp, the company's travels on steamboats, and the skirmishes and battles in which he fought in Tennessee, Mississippi, and Missouri during the Civil War. He was killed in early 1865, along with most of his unit, when the steamer Eclipse exploded near Paducah, Kentucky.


Albert Stearns

Reminiscences of the late war (1881).

Alexander Brown papers

Civil War subjects include Confederate and Federal prisoners; sieges of Charleston, Savannah, and Wilmington; battles of Bull Run and Antietam; women's care for wounded Confederate soldiers; and Confederate Army concerns such as sickness, casualties, hardships, shortages, food, shoes, clothing, desertions, troop movements, and recruitment.

Alexander Davis Betts

Experience of a Confederate Chaplain, 1861-1864. From Documenting the American South.

Alexander Downing

Clark, Olynthus B., ed.  Downing’s Civil War Diary, 1916. Sergeant Alexander G. Downing, Company E, Eleventh Iowa Infantry, Third Brigade, "Crocker's Brigade," Sixth Division of the Seventeenth Corps, Army of the Tennessee. August 15, 1861- July 31, 1865.

Alexander E. Steen

 Alexander E. Steen, Papers, 1861-1862. Correspondence of Confederate brigadier general of the 5th Division, Missouri State Guard, concerning a military engagement near Fort Scott, September 1, 1861; John E. Pitt's attempt to organize troops in the 5th Military District; and the discharge of soldiers. 

Alexander H. Stephens

Recollections of Alexander H. Stephens; his diary kept when a prisoner at Fort Warren, Boston Harbour, 1865; giving incidents and reflections of his prison life and some letters and reminiscences. Ed., with a biographical study, by Myrta Lockett Avary.

Alexander Newton

Out of the Briars- An Autobiography and Sketch of the Twenty-ninth Regiment Connecticut Volunteers, 1910.

Alexander S. Millard

This is the diary of Alexander S. Millard who served with the 26th Mew York Independent Light Artillery Battery during the Civil War. The diary covers January 1 to November 29, 1865 and includes daily entries from military camps near Mobile, Alabama and Brownsville, Texas. Millard offers a brief description of the Union Army siege of Spanish Fort and Fort Blakely (Alabama).

Alexander Stuart

A narrative of the leading incidents of the organization of the first popular movement in Virginia in 1865 to reestablish peaceful relations between the Northern and Southern States, and of the subsequent efforts of the "Committee of Nine," in 1869, to secure the restoration of Virginia

Alfred A. Demoret

Brief History of the Ninety-third Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Recollections of a Private, 1898.

Alfred D. Morgan Diary - Sep. to Nov. 1864

Alfred D. Morgan Diary - Jan. 1865 to Jan. 1866

Alfred Dexter Morgan was a Sergeant in Company D of the 17th Illinois Cavalry, which formed in St. Charles, Illinois. Morgan noted that he sent home money from Illinois, Missouri and Kansas while in service. In early January of 1865, the 17th Illinois Cavalry were in Rolla, Missouri, but they moved to Pilot Knob, Missouri, just prior to General M. Jefferson Thompson's surrender of 7,000 men at Chalk Bluff, Missouri. Afterwards, the 17th left for Kansas City, Missouri, where they stayed until ordered to Fort Scott, Kansas, on June 1st. For June, July and August of 1865, Morgan and the 17th Illinois Cavalry balanced there time between Ft. Scott, Kansas, Balltown, Missouri, and Fort Barnesville, Missouri. In early September, they were ordered to Fort Larned, Kansas, where they remained through November, loading supply wagon trains while the Kiowa Indians traded at the Fort. Morgan was angry about being stationed in what he believed was the heart of secessionism; Kansas. At the end of November, the 17th Illinois Cavalry left for Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, camping in heavy snow and killing many buffalo along the way. By the time they arrived at Fort Leavenworth in December, Morgan's health had deteriorated and he was put in the hospital. Company D of the 17th Illinois Cavalry mustered out on December 20, 1865, and Morgan was discharged on the 27th, at Camp Butler, Illinois. The remainder of the diary consists of the names and hometowns of the men in Company D and some from Company B of the 17th Illinois Cavalry. Morgan noted that some were deceased and others deserted.

 Alfred Dexter Morgan enlisted in Company D of the17th Illinois Cavalry Volunteers. His regiment organized in St Charles, Illinois, in January 1864. Morgan’s first diary, written from September 19, 1864 November 15, 1864, chronicles his actions hunting William T. (Bloody Bill) Anderson and General Sterling Prices Army across northern and western Missouri. The 17th Illinois Cavalry fought in the Battle of Centralia on September 27, 1864 and, according to Morgan, engaged in a large skirmish against roughly 3,000 Confederate Cavalry on the Osage River on October 6. The 17th Illinois Cavalry pursued Prices Army during his 1864 raid into Missouri, and notes the following battles: the Second Battle of Lexington, the Battle of Mine Creek, and the Second Battle of Newtonia. After Price retreated from Missouri, the 17th Illinois Cavalry camped in Springfield, Missouri, where Morgan feared they would all die due to bad weather conditions, lack of supplies, low rations and poor leadership. By November 1864, Morgan believed only 285 men remained of the 17th Illinois Cavalry, with 21 men belonging to Company D.

Alfred G. Ryder – Letterbooks of Ryder Civil War letters Vol 1

Alfred G. Ryder – Letterbooks of Ryder Civil War letters Vol 2  

Alfred G. Ryder – Letterbooks of Ryder Civil War letters Vol 3

Alfred G. Ryder – Diary, September 1861-July 1863

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, Miscellaneous, 1861-1864

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence,  January-June 1862

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, September-December 1861

 Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, July-December 1862

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, January-July 1863

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, November 1861-March 1862

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, August-December 1862

Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, January-March 1863

 Alfred G. Ryder – Correspondence, April-July 1863

 Alfred G. Ryder –Transcripts of Civil War letters, 1861-1864

Alfred G. Ryder –Transcripts of Civil War letters, 1862-1864  

Alfred G. Ryder –Transcripts of Civil War letters, 1862-1863

Civil War correspondence and diary of Alfred G. Ryder, Co. H, First Michigan Cavalry, and correspondence of John E. Ryder, Co. C, Twenty-forth Michigan Infantry, including mention of the battle of Gettysburg. Accumulated and compiled by Raymond A. Ryder, Sr., 1861-1863.

Alfred J. Bloor

Letters from the Army of the Potomac - written during the month of May, 1864, to several of the supply correspondents of the U.S. Sanitary Commission (1864).

Alfred L. Castleman

The Army of the Potomac. Behind the scenes. A diary of unwritten history; from the organization of the army to the close of the campaign in Virginia. by Castleman, Alfred L. (Alfred Lewis), 1809-1877. Published 1863

Alfred Mantor

Civil War diary of Alfred Mantor, a corporal (and later sergeant) with C Company of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry. Mantor's diary covers January through April of 1864, shortly before he was killed in action in May. Entries focus on his regiment's activities, as well as his personal experiences teaching Sunday school in the Norfolk, Virginia, area. Alfred L. Mantor, originally a farmer from Hawley, MA, enlisted when he was 25 years old as a Corporal to C Company of the 27th Massachusetts Infantry on September 25, 1861. Mantor was promoted to Sergeant on September 8, 1863. Mantor was killed in action on May 7, 1864 at Port Walthall Junction, VA.

Alfred Mathews

Interesting narrative- being a journal of the flight of Alfred E. Mathews, of Stark Co., Ohio, from the state of Texas, on the 20th of April, and his arrival at Chicago on the 28th of May, 1861.

Alfred Moore

A pocket diary of the daily calendar type, kept by Lt. Alfred Moore during his service in Co. I, 11th Virginia Cavalry. Moore (b. c1836) was a farmer from Fairfax County, Virginia; he joined the Confederate army in 1861 and served for the duration of the war, in three Virginia cavalry regiments.

Alfred Noble – Diaries, 1863

Alfred Noble – Diaries, 1864

Alfred Noble – Diaries, 1865

Alfred Noble – Diaries, Transcript, 1863

Alfred S. Roe

The Ninth New York heavy artillery : a history of its organization, services in the defenses of Washington, marches, camps, battles, and   muster-out ... and a complete roster of the regiment.

Alice Williamson

This small, leather-bound volume is the 36-page diary kept by schoolgirl Alice Williamson at Gallatin, Tennessee from February to September 1864. The main topic of the diary is the occupation of Gallatin and the surrounding region by Union forces under General Eleazer A. Paine. The diary relates many atrocities attributed to Paine. Frequently mentioned is presence of black contrabands in and around Gallatin, attempts to give them formal schooling, and their abuse by Union Eastern Tennessee troops. Alice Williamson is bitterly resentful of the Union occupation. The diarist mirrors the abandonment felt by many Confederate sympathizers in Gallatin. She notes the presence of rebel troops in the region, mentions the massacre at Fort Pillow, the death of Confederate raider John Hunt Morgan, and Atlanta's surrender to Sherman. The diary lacks details of daily life. The schoolroom and occasional visits are the only other major concerns of the diarist.

Allen D. Candler

Allen Thorndike Rice

Reminiscences of Abraham Lincoln by Distinguished Men of His Time by Various Authors, 1888.  Edited By Allen Thorndike Rice.

Almon Hodges

Unique for its clarity and detail, Hodges's diary offers a rich narrative of his nine months of service in the Union Army. Hodges began his dairy in September of 1862, while undergoing basic training at Camp Meigs in Readville, Mass., ten miles south of Boston. By early November Hodges and the 44th Regiment had been transported New Bern, N.C., a position held by Union forces since Mar. of 1862.

Alonzo B. Lothrop

Beginning of the march from Atlanta to the sea : a diary by Alonzo B. Lothrop and Frank B. Lothrop, with a letter written by Joseph Nelson.  This pamphlet contains two primary historical accounts of the experiences of the 25th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry during General Sherman's Savannah campaign. One part of the pamphlet is a transcript of a diary kept by Alonzo H. Lothrop and Frank B. Lothrop during Sherman's March to the Sea. The diary ranges from November 15th to 23rd. The additional section of the pamphlet is a letter written by Corporal J. Nelson to his sister. The letter is dated May 31st 1864.

Alonzo C. Ide diary, 1864

Alonzo C. Ide diary, 1864 (transcript)


Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed .


Alonzo Foster

Reminiscences and Record of the 6th New York Veteran Volunteer Cavalry, 1892.

Alonzo Miller

Alonzo Miller Civil War papers, 1864 – 1865. The collection consists of typed transcripts of Private Miller's daily diary and letters to his family during his time as a soldier. The letters and diary chronicles the 12th regiment's march from Wisconsin through Tennessee and Alabama and into Georgia. His papers provide detailed descriptions of the towns and countryside through which he travelled and include observations on the daily activities of soldiers, such as training and foraging, as well as comments on the weather and the general health of himself and his fellow troops. Miller described battles and skirmishes his brigade fought on its way to Atlanta. He describes the action of the Battle of Atlanta, and the subsequent march to Savannah, through the Carolinas, and into Washington, D.C., where he was part of the Grand Review of the Armies on May 24, 1865. He makes mention of the presidential election of November, 1864 and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln in April, 1865. Miller's diary also chronicles his frustration over constraints on his mobility while in Washington and his train ride home to Wisconsin after the war ended.

Alpheus C. Williams

Contains brief daily entries regarding the affairs of the 32nd Missouri Infantry, including camp activities at Camp Proclamation, Ala. (January to May 1864); regimental affairs during the Atlanta campaign (May to September 1864), including brief accounts of battles; and mentions of guerrilla warfare in Dent County, Mo. (November to December 1864).

Alpheus Shreve Badger

Writings on family, slaves and Civil War [fragment], circa late 19th-early 20th centuries.

Alva Cleveland

The diary of Alva Cleveland, a 57-year-old soldier who served as an orderly with the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. The diary covers March to July 1862 while Cleveland's regiment was stationed around Nashville, Tennessee, and in northern Alabama. In the back pocket of the diary are several sewing needles and a lock of brown hair. The diary does not indentify whose hair it is. Cleveland writes that he and George enlisted to 'take up arms in defense of that liberty that our fathers fought to Establish (sic).' Due to his position as orderly, however, Cleveland appears to have done little actual fighting. He was most often at the rear of the regiment, tending to and assisting in moving the sick and wounded when the camp moved. He frequently writes of staying behind as the mobile portion of the regiment moves forward and, when they are separated, notes his concern for his young son. Cleveland's diary entries are lengthy narratives on camp life, moving camps and marches, records of letters and money sent to and from home, and most commonly, stories of people he meets along the way. He tells detailed stories of positive and negative encounters with Union and Confederate supporters. Although Cleveland provides some accounts of skirmishes, he does not record any particular battles or battle reports.

Alva Griest

Ambrose Spencer

Narrative Of Andersonville, Drawn From The Evidence Elicited On The Trial Of Henry Wirz, The Jailer,  With The Augument Of Col. N. P. Chipman, Judge Advocate.

Amos E. Stearns

Narrative of Amos E. Stearns,  member Co. A., 25th regt., Mass. Vols., a prisoner at Andersonville (1886).

Amos Guthrie

Amos Guthrie diary, 1864. This collection consists of diaries, an account book, images, and a letter by Asbury L. Stephens of the 81st Ohio Infantry. The content mostly covers the Civil War during 1864-1865.

Amos W. Abbott – Letters

Letters to relatives discussing his studies at the University from 1857 to 1859, and his subsequent service in the Ninth Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.

Amos W. Avery

Civil War diary of Amos W. Avery of Illinois who served in the Third Missouri Calvary, Company I. The diary begins with a brief reminiscence back to Avery's enlistment in 1861 and has regular entries from January of 1862 until March of 1863. There are also entries from July to September of 1865. The diary was transcribed by Daniel Smith in 1983.

Andrew Arneson

Andrew E. Arneson Diary, 1865 .  Andrew Arneson was 25 years old when he began keeping this diary. He had come from Norway to Blue Mounds, Wis., as a child, and when he enlisted in Feb. 1865 he was married and a new father. Arneson served as a private in Co. A of the 49th Infantry and spent most of his days guarding prisoners in Missouri. His diary is interesting because it records how the closing days of the war appeared to a humble rank-and-file soldier. Most of its entries are short but beginning on page 49 is a long ""Memoranda"" in which Arneson reflects on his experiences. After discharge he returned to farming in Ridgeway, Wis., until he retired in 1897 and moved into Mt. Horeb, where he was active in village politics until his death in 1922.

Andrew Donaldson Stewart

Letters of Sergeant Andrew Donaldson Stewart, 25th Ohio Volunteers, to Lettie Bonnifield, St. George, Va., describing the movements of his own and other Union regiments, predominately in northern Virginia.

Andrew F. Davis papers, May-December 1861

Andrew F. Davis diary, 1861-1862

Andrew F. Davis papers, 1862

Andrew F. Davis papers, January-October 1863


Davis, of Liberty, Union County, Indiana, enlisted in Company I, 15th Regiment, Indiana Volunteers on May 14, 1861. He was commissioned as a second lieutenant September 10, 1861, and as a first lieutenant November 1862.


Andrew J. Boies

Record of the Thirty-third Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, from Aug. 1862 to Aug. 1865. By Andrew J. Boies.

Andrew J. P. Giddings

Andrew J. P. Giddings Diary and Ledger of Income and Expenses (1863-1865) describing the life of a Confederate soldier from Onslow county, North Carolina who served in Company E, 3rd North Carolina Infantry. Includes descriptions of several Civil War battles: Gettysburg, Cold Harbor, Sharpsburg, Malvern Hill, 2nd Winchester, Chancellorsville, and the Wilderness. Also includes an envelope (undated) which contained the diary. "Granddad Giddings Diary" written on the envelope.

Andrew J. Weston

Journal kept at Quartermaster's Department in Detroit by Andrew J. Weston, a clerk and bookkeeper, during the Civil War. Contains items of clothing issued to members of Company G, Second Michigan Infantry.

Andrew Jackson Andrews

A sketch of the boyhood days of Andrew J. Andrews, of Gloucester County, Virginia, and his experience as a soldier in the late war between the states (1905).

Andrew Jackson Cobb

Andrew Jackson Smith

Andrew M. Sherman  

In the lowlands of Louisiana in 1863, (1908).

Andrew Roy

Recollections of a prisoner of war (1909). When the Civil War broke out he went to Pennsylvania and enlisted in the 10th Pennsylvania Reserves. He was severely wounded in the battles around Richmond in early 1862. He was shot in the groin and left for death. After three days, he was discovered by the Confederates and taken to Libby Prison.

Anna Boyden

War reminiscences- a record of Mrs. Rebecca R. Pomroy's experience in war-times

Anna Hasell Thomas

Anna Hasell Thomas Diary, July 1864 - May 1865, unbound diary describing several months preceding and following end of Civil War, relating illness of her sister, Cornelia; departure from their home in New York City for South Carolina on board the steamer, Arago; death of her sister on board ship near the coast of Hilton Head Island, S.C., on Christmas day, 1864; arrival at Charleston harbor and passing through the Union blockade; details of crossing enemy lines on land, with an escort by Union soldiers, including African American troops, and meeting with Confederate soldiers; travel from Charleston with her sister's body, through Columbia, S.C., to Ridgeway (Fairfield County, S.C.), and burial of her sister. Later entries discuss rumors of Sherman's arrival, and her account of 21 Feb. 1865, the day Union soldiers filled her family home and removed meat, livestock and valuables; the diary concludes with her return trip through the burned ruins of Columbia, S.C., a difficult journey to the coast, food shortages in Charleston, meeting former slaves who had worked for her family, and her arrival in New York, with the city in deep mourning for the assassination of President Lincoln.

Anna K. Kyle

Reminiscences- Fayetteville and Wytheville, By Mrs. Anna K. Kyle.

Anne Fannie Gorham

Anne Fannie Gorham diary 1861 Dec. 30-1862 July 13.  The Anne Fannie Gorham Diary Collection consists of a transcript of Hamilton, Georgia resident Anne Fannie Gorham, which describes her daily life in Hamilton, Georgia at the beginning of the Civil War. The diary begins in December 30, 1861 and ends with July 13, 1862 with an entry for every day. Gorham details visits to her sisters' houses, books she was reading, sewing, and the Civil War.

Annie Hyman

Reminiscences - Frederick Philips, 15th North Carolina Infantry, Company I and 30th North Carolina Infantry.

Annie Priscilla Erving

Reminiscences of the Life of a Nurse in field, hospital and camp during the Civil War, 1904.

Annie Wittenmyer

Under the Guns - A Woman's Reminiscences of the Civil War,1895.


The rebel pirate's fatal prize; or, the bloody tragedy of the prize schooner Waring, enacted As The Rebels Were Attempting To Run Her Into Charleston, S. C, July 7,1861.

Anonymous Gettysburg Campaign Reminiscence

Reminiscence of an officer in the 1st Michigan Cavalry describing the campaign in June and July 1863 centered on the Battle of Gettysburg.

Anson R. Butler

Anson R. Butler letters, 1861-1900. Primarily correspondence from Butler to his wife while he was serving with the 26th Iowa Infantry Regiment during the Civil War.

Aquilla Standifird Civil War Journal

Civil War Diary of young Aquilla Standifird who served in four battles in the Civil War.  This day-by-day record gives an incredible account of the Iowa 23rd Regiment Infantry, Company "D".  The Regiment lost six Officers and 69 enlisted men who were mortally wounded and one Officer and 208 enlisted men who died by disease.

Aristides Monteiro

War Reminiscences by the Surgeon of Mosby's Command (1890).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part I (Sept 1861-Dec 30th 1861).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part II (Feb-March).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part III (March 1862 - May 1862).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part IV (June 1862 - Aug 1862).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part V (Sept 1862 - Nov-1862).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part VI (Dec 1862 - Feb-1863).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part VII (March 1863-May 1863).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part VIII (June 1863-August 1863).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part IX (Sept 1863-Dec 1863).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part X (Dec 1863 - Feb-1864).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XI (March (1864)- May (1864).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XII (June (1864)- August (1864).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XIII (Sept. (1864)- Nov.(1864).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XIV (Dec. (1864)- Feb.(1865).

Arminius Bill - Diary Part XV (March (1865) until close).

Diary written by Arminius Bill, who served as a physician for the Union Army in the Civil War from 1861 to 1865.

Arthur Peronneau Ford, et al.

Life in the Confederate Army Being Personal Experiences of a Private Soldier in the Confederate Army; and Some Experiences and Sketches of Southern Life. From Documenting the American South.

Arthur Tappan Strong

 Arthur Tappan Strong diary, January 1 to March 9, 1862. Typescript transcription of an original diary written by Arthur Tappan Strong from January 1, 1862 to March 9, 1862, while a member of the 42nd Ohio Volunteers under Colonel James Garfield. This diary refers to Arthur's death of "camp dysentery" in a Union army hospital at Ashland, Kentucky February 28, 1862.

Asa B. Isham

Prisoners Of War And Military Prisons; Personal Narratives Of Experience In The Prisons At Richmond, Danville, Macon, Andersonville, Savannah, Millen, Charleston, And Columbia A General Account Of Prison Life And Prisons In The South During The War Of The Rebellion, Including Statistical Information Pertaining To Prisoners Of War; With A List Of Officers Who Were Prisoners Of War From January 1, 1864.

Asbury L. Stephens

This collection consists of diaries, an account book, images, and a letter by Asbury L. Stephens of the 81st Ohio Infantry. The content mostly covers the Civil War during 1864-1865. The 81st Ohio Infantry (1861-1865), of which Asbury L. Stephens was a member, was active during the Civil War. In this time the regiment captured numerous prisoners, obtained three battle flags, and participated in regular duties of siege.

Asher Taylor

Recollections Of The Early Days Of The National Guard, Comprising The Prominent Events In The History Of The Famous Seventh Regiment New York Militia, 1868.

August Belmont

A few letters and speeches of the late Civil War (1870).

Augustus C. Buell

The Cannoneer or Recollections of Service in the Army of the Potomac, 1890

Augustus C. Buell

Story of a Cannoneer - Reminiscences of a Detached Volunteer in a Regular Battery. A series of articles from National Tribune.

Augustus Cleveland Brown

Diary of a Line Officer by Captain Augustus Cleveland Brown, Company H, Fourth New York Heavy Artillery.

Augustus L. Chetlain

Recollections of Seventy Years, (1899).

Augustus L. Yenner and Full text of Augustus L. Yenner diary, 1863

Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed.


Augustus Woodbury – The Second Rhode Island regiment: a narrative of military operations in which the regiment was engaged from the beginning to the end of the war for the union.

Augustus Woodbury – General Ambrose E. Burnside and the Ninth Army Corps - a narrative of campaigns in North Carolina, Maryland...during the war for the preservation of the Republic (1867).

Augustus Woodbury – A narrative of the campaign of the First Rhode Island regiment, in the spring and summer of 1861 ... (1862).

Aurelius T. Bartlett

 Reminiscences of Aurelius T. Bartlett, 1890: Describe the affairs of the 33rd Missouri Infantry in Arkansas, Tennessee, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Missouri, including detailed descriptions of regimental casualties and of medical care provided at field hospitals during the following battles and campaigns: attack on Helena, Ark.; Red River campaign; engagement at Old River Lake, Ark.; Tupelo and Oxford, Miss., expeditions; pursuit of General Sterling Price through Arkansas and Missouri; Battle of Nashville; pursuit of General Hood through Tennessee; and the Mobile campaign, including the Siege of Spanish Fort.

B. H. Johnson

The B. H. Johnson Journal is a handwritten account of one year from September 1863 to September 1864 recorded by a Methodist circuit riding minister of eastern Virginia. Some mentioned locations within Virginia are Shiloh, Charlottesville, Salem, Port Royal, Spotsylvania, Hanover County, Augusta County, Caroline County, and Madison County, among others. Subjects include the American Civil War and its concomitant destruction, the duties and practices of a Methodist minister, typhoid fever, 'Yankee' crime, and slavery. A particularly engaging segment within Johnson's journal discusses the theft of his horse by rogues and the eventual heroic repossession of his steed.

B. R. Cole

Excerpt from the diary of B. R. Cole, 73rd Ind. Vol.

B. S. De Forest

Random Sketches and Wandering Thoughts or  What I Saw During the Late Rebellion, 1866What I Saw In Camp, On The March, The Bivouac, The Battle Field And Hospital, While With The Army In Virginia, North And South Carolina, During The Late Rebellion.

B.F. Sands

From Reefer To Rear-Admiral - Reminiscences And Journal Jottings Of Nearly Half A Century Of Naval Life (c1899).

Barth Family, Papers, 1852-1907

Several letters written during the Civil War describe economic conditions and confrontations with Confederate guerillas in the Rocheport area.

Bartlett Yancey Malone

Bartlett Yancey Malone was born in Caswell County, North Carolina in 1838. In 1861, when he was twenty-three, he left farming to enter the Civil War. He fought with the 6th North Carolina regiment throughout Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania, rising in the ranks from private to sergeant. On November 7, 1863 he was captured by the Union Army and imprisoned at Point Lookout, Maryland, where he remained until February 24, 1865. The Diary of Bartlett Yancey Malone offers readers the voice of one Confederate soldier among the thousands whose experiences and impressions have gone unheard. Reported in a simple and matter-of-fact manner, the diary begins, its editor notes, as a weather report catalogued by an experienced farmer transplanted abruptly from cornfield to battlefield. Many of the daily accounts in the first half of the journal contain descriptive phrases about the weather. However, as Malone grows as a soldier, so do the length, depth, and content of his entries. His persistent journal habits include notations on his diet, his regiment's marches, and biblical texts referred to in the sermons he hears. Interestingly, his rudimentary spelling throughout the diary gives way to more formal prose in the few sentimental poems he includes and likely composed. Of particular interest to scholars is Malone's account of his time in prison at Point Lookout, which offers a glimpse into the hardships Confederate soldiers endured in Northern prisons. Malone ends his diary upon his return home to Caswell County in March 1865.

Basil H. Messler

February 1864-January 1865. Basil H. Messler enlisted in the Union Army in 1864, at Fort McClellan in Davenport, Iowa. Messler served in the Mississippi Marine Brigade, which was commanded by Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet. He saw action at Vicksburg several times. The Brigade was dissolved in August 1864, and Messler was reassigned as Commissary Sergeant of the First Battalion Calvary Regiment. He was later promoted to Corporal. Messler’s diary spans from late February 1864 to late January 1865. It mainly describes the non-combat life of Messler and his fellow soldiers.

Basil W. Duke


Reminiscences of General Basil W. Duke, C.S.A., 1911


Bean family letters, 1862-1863

Correspondence between Dr. Asa Bean and his family while he served as a surgeon in the Union Army in Maryland, Louisiana, and Tennessee. Dr. Bean died of disease on a hospital ship April 26, 1863, as his wife, Mary Bean, was traveling to Memphis to see him, having been informed that he was gravely ill.

Beidelman family papers

Personal correspondence of the Beidelman and Wilmer families. Topics include the marriage of Mary Wilmer to the Rev. John Nicholson of Rahway, N.J.; John Wilmer's voyage around Cape Horn to Chile during the 1830s; the marriage of Catherine P. Wilmer to David Beidelman, of Philadelphia, and the Civil War experiences of Wilmer and Daniel Beidelman, Jr., members of the 19th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, discussing the destitution of the people of southern Maryland and northern Virginia and the aftermath of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Ben La Bree

Camp Fires of the Confederacy- A Volume of Humorous Anecdotes, Reminiscences, Deeds of Heroism ... (1898).

Benjamin Benner

This is the diary of Benjamin Benner who served with Company G of the 29th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. The diary is a summary of Benner’s military service from May 14, 1861. It is an undated narrative account that describes various campaigns and battles including the Battle of Gettysburg.

Benjamin D. Dean

Recollections of the Twenty-Sixth Missouri in the War for the Union, 1892.

Benjamin D. Pritchard

Account (copy) by Lt. Colonel Benjamin D. Pritchard on the capture of Jefferson Davis and other Confederate leaders by the 4th Michigan Cavalry.

Benjamin F. Booth

Dark days of the rebellion, or, Life in Southern military prisons : giving a correct and thrilling history of unparalled [sic] suffering, narrow escapes, heroic encounters, bold achievements, cold blooded murders, severe tests of loyalty, and patriotism. Written from a diary kept while in Libby and Salisbury prisons in 1864-5, and now in possession of the author.

Benjamin F. Butler

Autobiography and personal reminiscences of Major-General Benj. F. Butler...his legal, political, and military career (1892).

Benjamin F. Sands

From reefer to rear-admiral - reminiscences and journal jottings of nearly half a century of naval life (c1899)

Benjamin F. Stevenson

Letters from the Army, 1862 – 1864, (1886). Stevenson was Surgeon to the Twenty-Second Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War, and wrote these letters as he thought and felt under the surroundings and emergencies of the day, without thought of publication.

Benjamin F. White Diary

The collection includes the diary kept by Benjamin F. White while serving in Virginia, July-October 1861. The diary contains a detailed narrative of events, with comments and reflections, including discussion of the Battle of Manassas (Bull Run), 21 July 1861. Topics discussed include diseases that killed many in the regiment, preaching and baptizing, gambling, and other aspects of camp life.

Benjamin Henry Pope

The journal includes entries from Benjamin Henry Pope in 1862 as he serves in Company K, 9th Mississippi Infantry, and provides details of battles in the Glasgow/Cave City/Munfordville, Kentucky area and his opinion that General Chalmers made errors and poor decisions.

Benjamin M. Peck Diary 1864

Benjamin M. Peck Diary 1865

The 1864 leather bound, preprinted diary contains two daily entries per page with cash accounts and notes sections in the back of the diary. In 1864 Benjamin M. Peck was the Captain of Company B in the 141st Regiment PA Volunteers. Due to absences, injuries, and illness of other officers he was placed in command of the regiment before being assigned to lead the 1st United States Sharp Shooters. Brigadier General Byron R. Pierce saw fit to place him in charge of the three companies of sharpshooters and he remained in this position until the end of the war. Peck describes battles, skirmishes, picket lines, commands, and other military assignments and engagements in great detail. He notes the various marches and travel routes of his company and records his travels between the Virginia front and his home in Towanda, PA. As part of the Army of the Potomac, Peck recounts the regiments campaign in Virginia and the Siege of Petersburg. He lists his men who were wounded or killed in battle, describes court martial proceedings, and even gives an account of the execution of a Union soldier for desertion. Following the 1864 presidential election he enumerates each candidate's results within the division, which Lincoln won convincingly.

The 1865 leather bound, preprinted, pocket diary contains one entry per day with cash accounts and notes listed in the back of the book. This diary continues with the 141st PA Volunteers camped outside of Petersburg in their winter quarters and continues through the end of the war and Peck's return home. He recounts the fall of Petersburg, the Union pursuit of Lee's Army of Virginia across the state, and Lee's ultimate surrender at Appomattox Court House. Peck was assigned to preside over several court martial proceedings and gives details regarding these proceedings and punishments, which include a botched execution of a Union soldier. As in the first diary, Peck provides an account of the daily movement of Union troops and supplies. He also gives detailed lists of captured soldiers and artillery, as well as Union wounded and casualty records. As the war nears its conclusion Peck was in charge of mustering out soldiers and kept thorough records of the process. He also recounts receiving the news of Presidents Lincoln's assassination and describes the mood of the men upon hearing the President was killed. The entries end in July of 1865 with Peck practicing law in his home town of Towanda, PA.


Benjamin Ray

The old battle flags ... Veteran soldiers' souvenir. Containing a brief historical sketch of each Connecticut regiment, the various engagements, casualties, etc., during the war of the rebellion, 1879

Benjamin Robinson

Dolores, a Tale of Disappointment and Distress: Compiled, Arranged and Edited from the Journal, Letters, and Other Manuscripts of Roland Vernon (1868).

Benjamin Scribner 

How Soldiers Were Made, or, the War As I saw It under Buell, Rosecrans, Thomas, Grant and Sherman, 1887.

Benjamin T. Hunter, 1861

Benjamin T. Hunter, 1861 (transcription)

This collection contains Benjamin T. Hunter's diary, in which he wrote extensively about the weather, his school, hunting, Civil War battles, drilling and camp life with the local militia, the cost of items he had purchased, and various activities he pursued in his workshop. Also included are military documents in which Hunter is ordered to arrest deserters. There are letters from J. DeWitt Burkhead regarding a teaching position in Athens, Georgia. The collection also contains papers related to Hunter's teaching career, such as a booklet entitled "Compositions of the Students of Grove Academy," and papers from the University High School which include a school pamphlet, minutes of a Civil War veterans' organization in the school, and minutes from the Alpha Nu Society of the University High School.


Benjamin T. Strong

Reminiscences of his service in Co. A 1 1 st O. V. I, General Davis' Division, Army of the Cumberland. Prefaced by his short story of the Battle of Chickamauga, casualities of Co A, subsequent Prison Life and return Home.

Benjamin Whitcomb

This is the diary of Benjamin Whitcomb who served with the 15th Massachusetts Infantry from December 14, 1861 until he was discharged on December 5, 1862, for wounds received at the Battle of Antietam. The Diary contains entries from February 25 through September 27, 1862.

Bennett A. Clements

Memoir of Jonathan Letterman.

Bennett Henderson Young

Confederate wizards of the saddle; being reminiscences and observations of one who rode with Morgan.

Berry Benson Diary 1861-1865 and  A Confederate Sergeant's Adventures, 1910-1911

The collection mainly consists of diaries of Berry Benson from 1861-1865, which detail his service as a Confederate Civil War soldier with Company H of the 1st South Carolina Infantry Regiment as a scout and sharpshooter. Includes information on the battle of Fredericksburg, Virginia; Benson's capture in Spotsylvania, Virginia; his imprisonment and escape from Elmira Prison, New York; and other events in Maryland and Georgia. Persons mentioned in Benson's diaries include Benson's brother Blackwood "Bob" Benson, Frank Champion, Mike Duffy, and General Bradley Johnson. The collection also includes a manuscript (1910-1911) written by Benson entitled "A Confederate Sergeant's Adventures" later published as a chapter in Elmira Prison Camp.


Betty Herndon Maury

The papers of diarist Betty Herndon Maury (1835-1903) consist of a diary kept by Maury from June 3, 1861, to February 18, 1863. The two-volume diary was scanned from one reel of microfilm. Maury wrote the diary primarily in Fredericksburg, Virginia, and it contains detailed comments on the progress of the American Civil War, especially in the local area; contributions by women to the Confederate war effort; hardships suffered by Confederate soldiers; and military activities of Betty Maury's father, naval officer and oceanographer Matthew Fontaine Maury (1806-1873), her cousin, Dabney Herndon Maury (1822-1900), and other members of the Maury family.

Beverly Pearson Barnes

Biographical sketches and pictures of Company B, Confederate veterans of Nashville, Tenn (1902).

Boardman family papers

Collection consists of letters between the Boardman family. The earliest letters are between Volney and his daughter Margaret, who was attending an academy between 1850 and 1860; they concern her education and the family's financial hardship following a drought and failed crops. Civil War letters of James L. Boardman, 5th Alabama Regiment, C.S.A., and of his brother, Henry, 62nd Alabama Regiment, C.S.A., describe camp life, supplies, capture and imprisonment by the Yankees, military campaigns, and the destruction of the Harper's Ferry and Winchester Railroad. Letters following the war largely detail family affairs, with one letter mentioning the activities of the Ku Klux Klan.

Boyle family papers

Civil War family letters from the Boyles brothers of Stokes and Surry County, N.C., six of whom died during the war. Eight of the Boyles brothers are represented either by their own letters or by references in their brothers' letters. They are: Augustin (d. 1862 Nov. 14); John William (d. 1862 Aug. 11); James (d. 1864 Jun. 1); Calvin H. (d. 1865 Feb. 13); A. M. (d. 1863 Jan. 27); Irvin (d. 1863 Sept. 3); Riley R., and Wade. Of these, Wade was too young for military service, and Riley R. (or R.R.) was in Junior Reserves. All of the other brothers died during the Civil War from disease, except for Calvin and James, who died following wounds received in action. The brothers belonged to Co. I and Co. F, 21st N.C. Regiment, and Co. D., 53rd Infantry; most letters indicate they served in Raleigh or in Virginia. Letters discuss the progress of the war in Virginia and North Carolina, camp conditions, shortages of food and clothes (including a letter from 1863 Jan. 20 indicating they were barefoot), and the execution of deserters (a letter from 1863 May 11). Also included is a photograph of Mary Ann Boyles taken in 1918.

Boynton, Henry V. Sherman’s Historical Raid, 1875



Bradley T. Johnston

A Memoir of the Life and Public Service of Joseph E. Johnston, 1891.

Braxton Bragg papers

Predominantly letters concerning military affairs regarding the Civil War, discussing fortifications, the port of Pensacola, health in the army (including measles), the Army of Tennessee, a court martial, and Confederate government pottery factories. Correspondents include Eliza Brooks Ellis (his wife), Jefferson Davis, Patrick Cleburne, Samuel Cooper, and James A. Seddon..

Bromfield Ridley

Battles and sketches of the Army of Tennessee.

Brown family papers

Collection consists of personal letters of Jesse, Austin, and Bardin Brown, Confederate soldiers, to their family. Most letters document their loneliness and pessimism about their prospects of returning home, and expressions of love and affection for their family. They complain about lack of food, clothing, and timely wages. One letter from August 1862 references Stonewall Jackson's military strategies in battle.


Bruce Elmore

These are the diaries of Bruce Elmore who served with the 143rd New York Infantry during the Civil War. Elmore describes the life of soldier, homesickness, combat, illness, and troop movements.

Bruno Trombly

Diary and Records, 1866. January-December 1866, of Bruno Trombly, apparently of Potsdam, N.Y., who was, for most of this period, a lieutenant in the 81st United States Colored Infantry at New Orleans, La.; and service records (copies only) of Trombly from the National Archives. Trombly discussed daily military and social routines, working for a merchant in New Orleans, and his struggle to decide whether to settle in Louisiana or New York State.

Bryan Grimes

Extracts of Letters of Major-General Grimes to His Wife. Written While Serving in the Army of Northern Virginia,1884.

Buford Brown

Diary of Buford Brown, soldier. August 7, 1862 to May 31, 1865. Contains descriptions of daily weather and activities. Includes lyrics to popular Civil War song "Lorena."

By a Musician, Company H

Three months in camp and field - diary of an Ohio volunteer (1861)

By an English Combatant - Lieutenant of Artillery on the Field Staff

Battle-fields of the South from Bull Run to Fredericksburg ; with sketches of the Confederate commanders, and gossip of the camps (1864).

By Members Of Bosworth Post, Grand Army Of The Republic.

Portland Soldiers and Sailors- A Brief Sketch of the part they took in the War of the Rebellion, 1884.

By Members of the One Hundred and Third Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Personal reminiscences and experiences- campaign life in the Union Army from 1862 to 1865 (1900).

Byford E. Long

Diary and history of Co. E. 67th Regiment (1900), Indiana infantry by Captain B.E. Long .

Byron M. Cutcheon

C. H. Hance

Reminiscences of One Who Suffered in the Lost Cause, 1915.

C. Van Santvoord

The One Hundred and Twentieth Regiment New York State Volunteers. A narrative of its services in the war for the Union (1894).

C.J. Wood

Biography and personal sketches of all the commanding officers of the Union Army (1880). Narrative of the Morgan Raid in Indiana and Ohio ; Pursuit, Capture, Imprisonment and Escape of Morgan from the Ohio Penitentiary; his
last Fight, and Tragic Death of the Renowned Cavalier.

C.K. McNeely

Reminiscences -A Tale of the Civil War as told by C. K. McNeely, Co. D. 34th North Carolina.

C.P. Lacey

C.P. Lacey diary, 1864. This collection consists of a Civil War diary by C. P. Lacey that mainly focuses on battles in Georgia. Accompanied is a cased photo on glass of Lacey as an older man.

C.T. Kimmel

This is an excerpt from the diary of C.T. Kimmel, an assistant surgeon in the 2nd Missouri State Militia Cavalry. The entries, dated May 10 – June 2, 1865, describe Kimmel mustering out of service and returning home to Chariton County, Missouri. He mentions nearby guerrilla warfare, and writes about mourning the death of President Lincoln. Attached is an invitation to a New Year’s Union Ball on December 31, 1865 in Brunswick, Missouri.

C.W. Bardeen

A Little Fifer’s War Diary, an autobiographical memoir about his experiences during the American Civil War.

C.W. Gerard

A Diary -The Eighty-third Ohio Volunteer Infantry in the War, 1862-1865.

C.W. Keifer

A Prisoner of War - A Veteran Illinois Soldier in Andersonville. National Tribune, 1887.

California Civil War diary of an Unknown Soldier, 1862-1863

This diary belonged to an unknown soldier in Company C, 4th Infantry, California Volunteer Regiment, who was assigned to a detail guarding a wagon train carrying specie to the east.

Calvin Leach Diary, 1861-1863  vol. 1

Calvin Leach Diary, 1861-1863  vol. 2

Calvin Leach Diary, 1861-1863  vol. 3

Calvin Leach Letters, 1863-1867

Calvin Leach Diary and Letters, 1861-1867. Calvin Leach was born in 1843 and served as a church clerk in Montgomery County, N.C., before he joined the first North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Confederate States of America, in September 1861. He died near Mechanicsville, Va., in June 1864. The collection includes Calvin Leach's pocket diary, 1861-1864, and five letters, 1863-1867. Note that the first entry in the second volume of the diary is marked 1862 and subsequent entries are marked 1863. Contents indicate, however, that the correct date is 1862 throughout. Most of the diary entries recount daily life in the army and record military activities in Virginia and Maryland, especially at Malvern Hill and Antietam. The first four letters were written by Leach to his mother and his sister Louisa and relate his living conditions and news of other men from his hometown. The 1867 letter was to Leach's father, D.A. Leach, from William Owens and concerns land appraisal.

Calvin N. Otis

Pocket diary of Lieutenant Colonel Calvin N. Otis, 100th New York Volunteer Infantry. The entries date from Jan. 10, 1862 to Dec. 31, 1862. In the back of the diary is an account and pencil map of an unidentified battle, possibly Fair Oaks.

Calvin Whit Lloyd

Reminiscences- Calvin Whit Lloyd, in the form of a newspaper clipping.

Captain Robert E. Lee Jr.

Recollections and Letters of General Robert E. Lee, 1924.

Carl Schurz -The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz, Vol. 1 ,1907

Carl Schurz -The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz, Vol. 2,1907

Carl Schurz -The Reminiscences of Carl Schurz, Vol. 3,1907


Schurz joined the Union army in 1862 and was made brigadier general of volunteers. In the next year and a half he commanded troops at the Second Battle of Bull Run (August 1862) and at the battles of Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, and Chattanooga (all 1863). The conduct of his troops at Chancellorsville and Gettysburg was criticized, but he apparently retained the respect of his fellow officers.


Carlos Colby letters, 1862-1864

Second Corporal, 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Company G. Consists of 129 letters home, 1862-1865, from Tennessee, Alabama, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Florida, describing all aspects of daily camp life, covering such topics as accommodations, food, clothing, health, weather, scenery, transportation, and weaponry. The letters also reveal social and racial attitudes, moral and mental states, and patriotic sentiments and contain observations on military leaders (Ulysses S. Grant). Colby includes graphic descriptions of particular battles and skirmishes (Vicksburg, Fort Blakely, and Jackson).

Carmi Kilpatrick McNeely

Reminiscences -A Tale of the Civil War as told by C. K. McNeely, Co. D. 34th North Carolina

Caroline Richards

Richards, Caroline Cowles. Village life in America, 1852-1872, including the period of the American Civil War as told in the diary of a school-girl (1913)

Carrie Berry

This collection contains four items including an original diary kept by Carrie Berry from 1864-1866; an original diary kept by her from 1868-1874; a friendship book published in 1870, which is titled Mental Photographs an Album for Confessions or Tastes, Habits, and Convictions; and a letter written to Carrie Berry and Blanche Hardin from Clement A. Evans dated 2 February 1872, which was written while Carrie was a student at the North Georgia Female Academy. In the diary kept from 1864-1866, Carrie gives a child's account of the siege, occupation and burning of Atlanta.

Carroll S. Alden

George Hamilton Perkins, U.S.N.- His Life and Letters, 1914.

Carswell McClellan - The Personal Memoirs and Military History of U.S. Grant versus The Record of the Army of the Potomac, 1897.


Carswell McClellan - Notes on the Personal Memoirs of P. H. Sheridan (1889).



Catherine Hopley

Stonewall Jackson, late general of the Confederate States army. A biographical sketch, and an outline of his Virginian campaigns (1863).

Celestia Lee Barker

Civil War Diary of Celestia Lee Barker, 1863-1904.

Chapin family papers, 1862-1870

The collection consists of correspondence from 1862-1870 to Mrs. Joel (Amelia) Chapin of Enfield, Connecticut from friends of J. Leander Chapin regarding his imprisonment and death at Andersonville Prison, Georgia. The letters discuss the hiring of Amelia Johnson in Andersonville to care for the grave and erect a stone. Johnson's letters contain very descriptive comments about the cemetery and stockade. Also in the collection are three documents concerning death benefits paid to Mrs. Chapin for her son's military service. Letters from Leander's friends who describe his character and death are also included.

Charles A. Canavella

Confederate diary of Charles A. Canavella, Co. E. 3d., Alabama Infantry, 1861-1864. This diary tells of the battle of the Merrimac fought on March 8th and 9th, 1862.

Charles A. Clarke

Campaigning with the Sixth Maine - a paper read before the Iowa Commandery Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States (1897).

Charles A. Cuffel

History of Durell's Battery in the Civil War. (Independent Battery D, Pennsylvania Volunteer Artillery.) A narrative of the campaigns and battles of Berks and Bucks counties' artillerists in the War of the Rebellion.

Charles A. Gunn

Diary of Charles A. Gunn dated 1863. In this diary, he writes a poem to his mother, draws badges for himself and Arthur Gunn, discusses rations, finances, the weather, the railroad, his health, a circus, the Siege of Vicksburg, General Morgan, camp life, deaths in his regiment, the shooting of his horse (Dec 11), and the mail. Military Service Note: Gunn, Charles A. Clinton County. Enlisted in company B, Third Cavalry, Sept. 1, 1861, at St. Johns for 3 years, age 19. Mustered Oct. 11, 1861. On duty with Ninth Illinois Cavalry from Jan 31 to May 30, 1864. Discharged at expiration of term of service at Brownsville, Ark., Oct. 24, 1864.

Charles A. James Martin family papers, 1864

The collection consists of correspondence from Civil War soldiers Charles A.J. Martin, James K. Polk Martin, and probable cousin H.L.G. Whitaker, while serving in the 29th Georgia Infantry Regiment in 1864. The letters are mostly written during the Atlanta Campaign, except for one, from James Polk while he was in a hospital in Alabama. The letters contain some comments on fighting, but the soldiers mainly discuss their fears of dying and concern for friends and family in the war and at home. Typed transcriptions are available for most of the letters.

Charles A. Page

Letters of A War Correspondent - Special Correspondent of The New York "Tribune" During The Civil War (1899).

Charles A. Rubright

This the Civil War diary (January 1, 1864 to May 19, 1865), of Corporal Charles A. Rubright of Company F, 106th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Diary includes descriptions of military camps in Virginia and Andersonville Prison in Georgia.

Charles A. Wilson

Reminiscences of a Boy's Service with the 76th Ohio, in the Fifteenth Army Corps (1908).

Charles Arad Gates

Charles Arad Gates letters, 1861-1863. Charles Arad Gates was born in 1841, one of five children of Arad and Charlotte Gates, in the village of West Monroe, near Baldwinsville, New York. His parents were third generation New York farmers, but his family history dated back to the immigrant Stephen Gates and his wife Anne who traveled from England to settle in Hingham in the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1638. Charles' ancestors Deacon Samuel Gates II and Samuel Gates both served in the Revolutionary War. From September 161 to June 1865 Gates served in the 1st New York Light Artillery, Battery B, which was known until the Gettysburg campaign in 1863 as Petit's Battery, after their first captain Rufus Pettit of Baldwinsville. The battery was organized at Baldwinsville and was composed chiefly of Onondaga county men. It was mustered into the state service at Baldwinsville on August 24, 1861 and into the service of the United States at Elmire on August August 31, 1866. Charles wrote letters home frequently to his parents, relatives, and friends describing his experiences and thoughts about the war. This collection is comprised of 39 of those letters written between September 1861 and December 1863 and envelopes for which no letters were found. There are examples of illustrated stationery, both in the letters and the envelopes, including Union icons and likenesses of McClellan, George Washington, and the Sons of Erin. Among the contents are four maps drawn by Gates including the battery's first winter camp at Camp California near Alexandria, Virginia; a map of the Antietam battlefield; a camp at Bolivar Heights near Harper's Ferry, Virginia duruing the Maryland campaign in 1862; and a cmp of the Chacellorsvillel battlefield. Noteworthy letters include a letter of July 4th, 1864 describing two days of battle including the climactic charge of Confederate troops led by General George Pickett on the Union defense of Cemetery Ridge on the third day of battle.

Charles Augustus Fuller

Personal recollections of the war of 1861, as private, sergeant and lieutenant in the Sixty-first Regiment, New York Volunteer Infantry (1906).

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, September 20 - October 3, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, April 3 - May 18, 1862

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, April 30 - June 9, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, August 17 -August 31, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, December 6, 1863 - February 21, 1864

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, December 30, 1861 - January 14, 1862

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, February 16 - April 3, 1862

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, July 27-August 16, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, June 11 - July 26, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, May 19, 1862 – February 8, 1864

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, November 30 -December 29, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, October 4 - October 17, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, October 17 - November 28, 1861

Charles B. Haydon - Diaries, September 1 - September 19, 1861

Charles B. Haydon – Transcript of diaries compiled by Ida C. Brown , July 18-December 21, 1861

Charles B. Haydon – Transcript of diaries compiled by Ida C. Brown , April 30, 1861-January 24, 1863

Student at the University of Michigan (1854-1857) from Kalamazoo, Michigan, who served in the Second Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.

Civil War diaries describing his army career.

Charles Bennett

Historical Sketches of the Ninth Michigan Infantry with an account of the Battle of Murfreesboro, 1913.

Charles Berry papers

Primarily letters from Berry to his family while serving in the Confederate Army. There are also family letters, 1842, from Eliza M. Griggs of Charles Town, Va. (now W. Va.), possibly Berry's mother.

Charles Brewster

Captured by Mosby's Guerillas - An Exciting Narrative by Brevet Major Charles Brewster.

Charles Brown

Collection of letters with subjects including business and personal affairs; "Traveller's Rest," (Buckingham County, Va.); vaccinations; and freemasonry. Also contains a soldier's letter discussing Confederate cavalry operations in 1863, mentioning food, clothing, horses, troop movements, and fighting. Confederates, as well as Union troops, are guilty of depredations: "our men in many respects equaled the Yankees in the way of plundering and rogueing."

Charles Butler – Correspondence, 1862-1864

Letters written from friends serving in the Civil War, including Joseph Bardwell, Horace Charles, and Charles J. Pierce, all of Battery I, 1st Illinois Artillery; Heman D. Parrish of Co. C, 70th New York Infantry; Hiram Saxton of Co. H, 9th Michigan Infantry; Milo C. Webb of Co. D, 11th Illinois Infantry; and Edson Woodman of Co. H, 13th Michigan Infantry.

Charles C. Nott - Sketches of the war: a series of letters to the North Moore street school of New York.

Charles C. Nott - Sketches in prison camps: a continuation of Sketches of the war. By Charles C. Nott, late colonel of the 176th New York vols.



Charles C. Phillips Civil War diary and Signal Corps message book, 1864

Message book and diary (in one volume) kept by Phillips during the period April 24, 1864 - July 13, 1864. Includes details about Signal Corps activities during this period. Mentions seeing the VMI cadets at Hanover Junction on May 23 (including his brother Samuel Travers Phillips), where they stopped on their way to Richmond after the Battle of New Market on May 15.

Charles Cady letters, 1862-1864

Charles Cady was born in Brooklyn, Connecticut. On October 21, 1861, at the age of thirty-two he enlisted in Company E of the 15th Regiment of the Iowa Volunteer Infantry. He served as a sergeant in that company until his discharge on November 3, 1864.

Charles Carroll Gray Diary vol. 1

Charles Carroll Gray Diary vol. 2

Charles Carroll Gray Diary vol. 3


Charles Carroll Gray of New York was a United States Army medical officer in the first Battle of Manassas. During the Civil War, he was confined in Confederate prisons. The collection is a diary, initially 1861-1862 and later expanded to 1877, of Charles Carroll Gray in the first Battle of Manassas and while confined in Confederate prisons, including Libby Prison in Richmond, Va., Castle Pinckney in Charleston, S.C., and in other facilities at Columbia, S.C., and Salisbury, N.C. The diary entries are extremely detailed, especially concerning medical conditions of the prisoners and social interactions between prisoners and guards.

Charles Colcock Jones

The Siege of Savannah in December, 1864, and the Confederate Operations in Georgia and the Third Military District of South Carolina during General Sherman's March from Atlanta to the Sea. From Documenting the American South.

Charles Craver

Pocket diary. 1862-1864.   Pocket diary in pencil and pen. Covers a wide range of dates, and includes address, muster lists, as well as diary entries for the Months of August, September and October, 1863. There is a drawing of a dove on the inside back cover.

Charles Craver Pocket diary. 1861, Dec. 21 -- 1862, Dec. 23

Charles Craver Pocket diary. 1863, Jan. 1 -- Apr. 7

Charles Craver Pocket diary. 1863, Apr. 8 -- Oct. 23


Charles F. Craver fought in the United States Civil War for the Union Side. He was listed as being from Iowa. He was a Private E in the 4th Iowa Cavalry.


Charles Dana

Recollections of the Civil War- with leaders at Washington and in the field in the sixties, 1898.

Charles Darwin Elliot Diary , 1863-1864

The diary begins with his entries in March 1864; his wife continued the diary until September 1864. Charles Darwin Elliot's portion of the diary describes troop movements around southern Louisiana, the threat of Confederate guerillas and Jayhawkers, correspondence with his wife, and brief observations on his daily activities. Emily Jane Elliot's contributions to the diary detail the journey from New Orleans, La., to Massachusetts following Charles Darwin Elliot's discharge; daily life and household activities; and relationships with her husband's family while the couple lived in Foxboro immediately after the war. In the diary, there is a list of tasks related to Elliot's surveying work, December 1863-March 1864. Included in the surveyor field books are topographical sketches of and notes from May 1863 about Bayou Boeuf, La., and undated information about eastern Connecticut.

Charles E. Ripley

Charles E. Ripley diary, 1863-1864. This collection consists of an 1864 Civil War diary that covers events like the capture of Atlanta and Sherman's March to the Sea. Also included is documentation of daily skirmishes and cannonades, as well as military movement and analysis. Charles E. Ripley, Color Sergeant, 21st Wisconsin, enlisted as a corporal August 15, 1862, and served with his unit through the end of the war, being mustered out at Washington on June 8, 1865.

Charles F. Johnson

The long roll - being a journal of the civil war, as set down during the years 1861-1863 (1911)

Charles F. Morse

Letters Written During the Civil War 1861-1865, 1898. The Second Massachusetts Infantry Regiment was organized in April, 1861, immediately after the firing on Fort Sumter. Charles F. Morse was soon among them, eventually rising to the rank of Lieutenant-Colonel.
With the 2nd Massachusetts, he saw action at many important battles, including Gettysburg. He served the entire war and this collection of his letters home were published privately in 1898. A friend of Robert Shaw (of the movie "Glory" fame) Morse saw a great deal of action, including the fierce fighting at Gettysburg. Front-line diaries and letters of the Civil War bring an immediacy to a long-ago event and connect us to these everyday men and women who lived it. Lt-Col. Morse's letters are a fascinating and valuable addition to the American Civil War body of literature.

Charles F. Weller, Pocket sized diary, from January to June of 1865

Charles F. Weller, Pocket sized diary, beginning in 1862 and ending in 1864

Pocket sized diary, in a leather case, beginning in 1862 and ending in 1864 written by Charles F. Weller about his service as a union soldier in the United States Civil War.

Pocket sized diary, from January to June of 1865, written by Charles F. Weller about his service as a union soldier in the United States Civil War.

Charles Francis Adams - A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865, vol. 1, 1920.

Charles Francis Adams - A Cycle of Adams Letters, 1861-1865, vol. 2, 1920.

Charles Francis Adams, The Civil War Diaries Unverified Transcriptions_1861

Charles Francis Adams Sr. (August 18, 1807 – November 21, 1886) was an American historical editor, writer, politician, and diplomat.[1] He was a son of President John Quincy Adams, and grandson of President John Adams, about whom he wrote a major biography. He was the father of Henry Adams. Adams served two terms in the Massachusetts State Senate before running unsuccessfully as vice-presidential candidate for the Free Soil Party in the election of 1848 on a ticket with former president Martin Van Buren. During the Civil War, Adams served as the United States Minister to the United Kingdom under Abraham Lincoln, where he played a key role in keeping the British government neutral and not diplomatically recognizing the Confederacy.

Charles H. Bushee

Bushee's diary is an account of his duties and the movements of Company E, 112th Regiment, New York Infantry, from January to mid-November of 1863. Each entry begins with the phrase "1 day for Uncle Sam" and in the cash accounts in the back of the diary, Bushee refers to his pay as coming from "Uncle Sam." From September of 1862 to June of 1863, the 112th New York Infantry was stationed in central and eastern Virginia. Bushee writes frequently of picket duty and skirmishes around Franklin, Carville [sic] (likely Carrsville), and Norfolk, Virginia. He also provides some details of the siege at Suffolk in April 1863. In July, the regiment began the trip to Charleston, South Carolina. Bushee reports on the shelling at Fort Sumter from his posts around Fort Wagner, Black Island, and Charleston in August. Although he seems he often notes being ordered to and going to the front, he does not detail his actions there. By September, Bushee's increasing illness begins to dominate his diary. The last eight weeks of entries, ending abruptly on November 18th, consists of little more than "feel unwell." Bushee died three weeks later. The latter pages of the diary contain detailed cash accounts of Bushee's purchases, as well as a list of dead and wounded from the company, and dates he served on guard and picket duty.

Charles H. Knox

Charles H. Knox diary and letters, 1864-1865. The collection consists of a memoir written by Charles H. Knox based upon a diary kept as a prisoner that describes the battle which resulted in his capture, the trip to Andersonville by train, the layout of the prison using a hand drawn map, the shelters of either tents or holes dug in the ground, the food and prices, the number of prisoners arriving on various days, punishments, hangings and exchange of prisoners. He includes maps and drawings of the prison grounds. There are also two letters to his wife. One letter informing her of his imprisonment and the other from Annapolis telling her that he was exchanged on February 26, 1865. Charles H. Knox enlisted January 5, 1864 in Company L, Connecticut 1st Cavalry. He was captured at Craig's Church, Virginia on May 5, 1864 and taken to Andersonville Prison in Georgia. Knox was finally sent to Florence (South Carolina) stockade for exchange.

Charles H. Lynch

The Civil War Diary of Charles H. Lynch, 18th Connecticut Volunteers.

Charles H. Olmstead

The Memoirs of Charles Olmstesad. Reminiscences of service with the First volunteer regiment of Georgia, Charleston harbor, in 1863. An address delivered before the Georgia historical society, March 3, 1879 (1879)

Charles H. Peterson  Diary, 1863

Charles H. Peterson  Diary, 1864

Charles H. Peterson  Diary, 1865


Between 1863 and 1865 Charles H. Peterson kept these diaries which document his participation in the Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, Wilderness, and Petersburg campaigns during the US Civil War. He tucked notes, correspondence, currency, and newspaper clippings between the pages. The collection includes notes, correspondence, currency, and newspaper clippings that were tucked between the pages of the three diaries.


Charles Hallock

Sketches of Stonewall Jackson, giving the leading events of his life and military career, his dying moments and the obsequies at Richmond and Lexington (1863).

Charles Hamlin

Brief Sketch of the Battle of Gettysburg, Introduction to Maine at Gettysburg, 1898.

Charles Horace Hodskin – Diary 1864

Charles Jones

Historical sketch of the Chatham artillery during the Confederate struggle for independence (1867).

Charles Kroff

Kroff enlisted in Company "F" of the 11th Indiana Infantry Volunteers on July 12, 1861, at the age of 23. The diary describes his experiences during four years and one month of service: the battles, the news he heard about the War in other parts of the country, and the problems of soldiering. Kroff's regiment fought fifteen regular battles, including Shiloh, the capture of Corinth, and the battle at Fort Donelson. The regiment was under fire seventy-seven different days. The last official entry of the diary is August 11, 1865, when the 11th Indiana Infantry Volunteers received their pay and went their separate ways. There is an additional entry dated December 11, 1909, the seventy-second birthday of Charles Kroff.

Charles L. C. Minor Cash Book and Edward P. Harmon Civil War Diary, 1860-1864

Cash book maintained by Confederate Captain Charles L. C. Minor from 1860 to 1864. Also contained within the cash book's pages are diary entries of Union Army Private Edward P. Harmon (5th Maine Infantry) during May and June, 1864. Research materials on the two soldiers (including photocopies of maps, muster rolls, census records, and an image of Harmon) and a complete photocopy of the piece are also included. The small volume of 68 pages, bearing on its spine the embossment "cash book," was retained for its intended use by Captain Minor, its original owner, to carefully record personal expenditures and savings. Minor's records commence with November 6, 1860 and end on May 4, 1864. In recording these financial transactions, Minor provides details regarding his daily whereabouts and activities. He records meal and travel purchases, as well as amounts paid to individual servants, expenses for personal and household items, services, and military gear. Also recorded within the book are Minor's bank transactions for 1861-1862, a list of silver wedding gifts received by Fanny Cazenove Minor, and a list of stocks and bonds held by Minor. The cash book was among materials seized by Federal troops in the act of destroying the rail line and depot at Hewletts Station, Virginia on May 25, 1864, and came into the possession of Private Harmon, who used it as a diary. (As the first diary entry predates the volume's capture by three weeks, we may surmise that the early entries were made retrospectively or that they were copied from another book.) Harmon's first entry, for May 2, finds his regiment having just crossed the Hazel River and preparing to cross the Rapidan. Soon, Harmon describes fearful, endless shelling by "cast iron hummingbirds" during the Battle of the Wilderness. Harmon briefly mentions African American troops, Confederate prisoners of war, and camp rumors. As the regiment marches toward Spotsylvania Court House, Harmon mentions a fire in which many wounded soldiers were killed. He describes heavy fighting and losses at Spotsylvania and at one point questions the actions of the Brigade commander. As his regiment endures battles at North Anna and Cold Harbor, Harmon describes the morale of his comrades ("very much broken up they are tired heartsick & discouraged") and himself ("sick, tired & worn out too night this is our 9th day of slaughter"). Many of the entries center on his brigade's movements and preparations for battles that often fail to materialize. Harmon's diary entries end with June 3, 1864. Following the June 3 entry is a gap, indicating the removal of several pages, and a page of wartime accounts held by Harmon and I. F. Goodwin. The volume also contains two botanical samples, one of which appears to be a collection of four-leaved clovers, tipped into the first two pages.

Charles L. Cummings

The great war relic ...Together with a sketch of my life, service in the Army...many interesting incidents illustrative of the life of a soldier (1870).

Charles Lewis Francis

Narrative of a private soldier in the volunteer army of the United States, during a portion of the period covered by the great war of the rebellion of 1861 (1879).

Charles Martin

Personal reminiscences of the Monitor and Merrimac engagement, and destruction of the Congress and Cumberland, 1886.

Charles Nash

 Biographical sketches of Gen. Pat Cleburne and Gen. T. C. Hindman (1898).

Charles Newell Hammond

Journal of Charles Newell Hammond (1835-1891). Hammond served with Co. F, 96th Ill. Vol. Inf. Regt., USA. The journal provides an account of the company's rations and expenses as well as his personal account of the mundane events of camp life. On June 25 he wrote, "My 28th birthday, thought about greens for dinner but had to eat Hard tack & sow belly. The boys nearly all went to the front but I was shoeless & had to stay."

Charles O. Poland

This is the diary of Charles O. Poland, a private in Company B, 142nd Ohio Infantry (National Guard) during the Civil War. The 142nd Ohio National Guard was organized at Camp Chase, Ohio and mustered into service for 100 days on May 12, 1864. On May 14, the regiment proceeded to Martinsburg, West Virginia, where it drilled until May 19, when ordered to Fort Lyon, Virginia, from which it served guard duty in the Washington D. C. area. On June 5, the regiment was ordered to the front and arrived on June 9 at White House Landing, Virginia, where it was dispatched to guard a supply train through the Wilderness to Cold Harbor. From there, the 142nd proceeded to Point of Rocks, about five miles from Petersburg, Virginia. The regiment participated in the early siege of Petersburg through August 19, when it was ordered back to Washington, D.C., thence to Camp Chase, where it was mustered out on September 2, 1864. The diary's entries commence on June 15, 1864, with Knox already in the rifle pits before Petersburg. He writes of being detailed to destroy Confederate breastworks, erect fortifications, and fell trees as battles raged nearby. Elsewhere he mentions having seen generals Grant and Burnside, the gunboats on the James River, the discovery of a cache of buried silver and gold by a New York regiment while hunting for fishing worms, and the trading of hardtack for tobacco between the lines. Throughout the diary, Poland notes many days on picket, and the state of the fighting around Petersburg. On July 20, Poland developed a fever, and the final four entries, concluding with July 31, are devoted to the condition of his health.

Charles Oscar Adams – Letters, 1861-1862

Fenton, Michigan, soldier who served in Co. I, Third Michigan Infantry during the Civil War. Letters written to his wife concerning his wartime experiences.

Charles Phelps

Life and public services of General Ulysses S. Grant, from his boyhood to the present time. And a biographical sketch of Hon. Schuyler Colfax (1868)

Charles Ransley Green

 Sergeant Benjamin. T. Strong's biography - reminiscences of his service in Co. A, 101st O.V.I., Army of the Cumberland, 1913.

Charles Rumsey

Mansfield Men in the 7th Pennsylvania Cavalry, Eightieth Regt, with Letters of Charles M. Rumsey and Personal War Sketches, 1861-1865.

Charles S. Brown papers

Letters describing the Sherman's Army march from Chattanooga, Tenn., by way of Dalton, Atlanta, Milledgeville, and Augusta, to Savannah, Ga., in 1864, and across South Carolina to Raleigh, N.C.; camp life, chaplains; foraging; the burning of Atlanta (which he witnessed); destruction of property by the Union army between Atlanta and Savannah; the hanging of a Confederate bushwhacker; the battle of Bentonville, N.C.; the occupation of Raleigh; and the reaction in Sherman's Army to the new of Lee's surrender and the death of Lincoln. He describes the vandalism of Sherman's forces in S.C., and compares them to lighter damage inflicted by the men in N.C.; he also describes the vandalism of Gen. Joseph Wheeler's cavalry in Raleigh.

Charles S. McClenthen

Narrative of the Fall and Winter Campaign by a Private Soldier containing a detailed description of the Battle of Fredericksburg, 1863.

Charles S. Wainwright

A diary of battle; the personal journals of Colonel Charles S. Wainwright, 1861-1865. Edited by Allan Nevins.

Charles Sigwalt Diary vol. 1 (January 6, 1862 - December 31, 1862)

Charles Sigwalt Diary vol. 2 (January 1, 1863 - January 21, 1864)

Charles Sigwalt Diary vol. 3 (January 1, 1864 - December 31, 1864)

Charles Sigwalt Diary vol. 4 (January 1, 1865 - October 17, 1865)

Charles Sigwalt , With Sherman from Chattanooga to Atlanta (typed monograph)


Charles Sigwalt, originally a resident of Long Grove, Illinois, went on to become a prominent businessman, Postmaster and eventually Village President [Mayor] of Arlington Heights, Illinois. He was Village President during the years 1891-1893, 1894-1897 and 1899-1905. This diary begins with Sigwalt's daily life on a farm in Long Grove and continues with his enlistment and involvement in the 88th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.


Charles Smedley

Life in southern prisons; from the diary of Corporal Charles Smedley, of Company G, 90th regiment Penn volunteers, commencing a few days before the "battle of the Wilderness", in which he was taken prisoner, in the evening of the fifth month fifth, 1864: also, a short description of the march to and battle of Gettysburg, together with a biographical sketch of the author.

Charles Stewart Vedder Diary, 1 Jan. 1861 - 31 Dec. 1861

Charles Stewart Vedder Diary, 13 July 1863 - 2 Sept. 1866

Daily Journal for 1861 - Commenced in Columbia, S.C." by Rev. C. S. Vedder. Topics discussed include religion, the start of the Civil War, travels, and Vedder's start as the pastor of Summerville, S.C. Diary of Rev. C. S. Vedder, begun 13 July 1863. Topics discussed include travel, religious activities, illness, and news from the war. Includes a long gap, Feb. - May 1865, "due to the fact that it was buried, with other papers, to avoid its being taken and destroyed by anticipated Raiders."


Charles W. Boyce

A brief history of the Twenty-eighth regiment New York state volunteers, First brigade, First division, Twelfth corps, Army of the Potomac, from the author's diary and official reports. With the muster-roll of the regiment, and many pictures, articles and letters from surviving members and friends, with the report of proceedings of the thirty-fifth annual reunion held at Albion, New York, May 22, 1896. [By] C. W. Boyce.

Charles W. Chapman

Charles W. Chapman was a farmer from Grandview, Iowa. He served as a private in Company F of the 19th Infantry Regiment of Iowa Volunteers. [N.B.: the regiment number written on Chapman's diary is the 15th Infantry; however, it appears that he was actually in the 19th Infantry.] This is a handwritten pencil diary, detailing Chapman's daily life in the military.

Charles W. Field

Campaigns of 1864 and 1865. Narrative of Major-General C. W. Field, SHSP, vol. 14.

Charles W. Hadley

Diary kept by Charles Whipple Hadley (1844-1936), of Anamosa, Iowa. At age 17, Hadley left Anamosa to enlist in the Union army during the American Civil War. He traveled south to Davenport, where he became a member of the 14th Iowa Regiment of Volunteer Company H. Hadley's regiment was based in St. Louis at Benton Barracks. Serving from 1861 to 1863, Hadley commanded his own company, spent six months as a prisoner of war, and was probably wounded in battle. In 1863, he returned to Anamosa to live with his family, where he continued writing in his diary until 1864. He spent many years in Ogden City, Utah, where he died in 1936.

Charles W. Hume – Diary 1864

 Charles Wellington Reed - Diary, 1864

Reed was an artist and soldier in the Ninth Independent Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery (Bigelow's Battery). In November 1864 he was transferred to the Topographical Engineers, Fifth Army Corps and served as an assistant to the topographical engineer under General Gouverneur K. Warren at V Corps headquarters.

Charles Wells Russell

The Memoirs of Colonel John S. Mosby, 1917.

Charles Wills

Army life of an Illinois soldier, including a day by day record of Sherman's march to the sea; letters and diary of the late Charles W. Wills, private and sergeant 8th Illinois Infantry; lieutenant and battalion adjutant 7th Illinois Cavalry; captain, major and lieutenant colonel 103rd Illinois Infantry. Compiled and published by his sister [Mary E. Kellogg]

Charles Wood

Charles Wood diary, 1857-1869. The collection consists of a diary of Charles Wood from 1857-1861, 1863. Early entries relate to his activities as a law student and his political views. Entries in 1861 describe his journey from Richmond (Va.) to Tallahassee (Fla.) after being assigned as aide-de-camp to General John B. Grayson, who was Commander of the Dept. of East Florida. Wood describes the various towns he traveled through and upon arriving in Tallahassee, the illness and death of General Grayson. In 1863, he wrote a short entry discussing the war's impact on his personal philosophy. The volume also contains personal financial accounts from 1868-1869.

Charles Woodruff – Diaries, Aug. 1862-Jan. 30, 1863 and Sept. 23-Oct. 26, 1863

Charles Woodruff – Diaries, Sept. 26-Dec. 15, 1864

Charles  Coffin

Stories of Our Soldiers - War Reminiscences (1893).

Chauncey Curtis

Reminiscences -The Burnside Expedition to Roanoke.

 Chauncey Herbert Cooke

Soldier boy's letters to his father and mother, 1861-5 (1915).

Chester Barney

Recollections of Field Service with the Twentieth Iowa Infantry Volunteers 1865.

Chester Berry

Loss of the Sultana and Reminiscences of Survivors, 1892

Chicago Board of Trade Battery Memorial Association

Historical sketch of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery, Illinois volunteers (1902).

Christian D. Rupp

Rupp's Memorandum Book July 5-September 22 – 1864. Begins in Thibodoux, Louisiana on July 5. The soldiers are put onto a boat in the Mississippi River which almost immediately runs aground on a sandbar. They are transferred to another boat, the original boat is freed from the sand bar, then they are transferred once again to the original boat. They then travel out into the gulf, past the Tortugas, past the Hatteras Lighthouse, and up the east coast to Chesapeake Bay. They travel up the Potomac River. They disbark and travel overland to participate in battles at Winchester and Cedar Creek. Rupp was from Vinton, Iowa. He enlisted on August 12, 1862, was mustered in on September 2, 1862, and mustered out on July 31 1865 at Savannah, Georgia. This journal was donated by the Owen Winfield Family.

Christian Hook

Christian Hook was a Union Corporal in 151st Ohio Infantry (National Guard) during the Civil War. The collection contains his diary of May to August 1864, including entries on camp life and a near-court martial, as well as a reunion flyer for the regiment from 1925. Entries primarily detail Hook's movements and actions from the day before mustering in Ohio until a few days before his return. Hook notes passing Harpers Ferry and encountering wounded soldiers returning home. Most days are described as "pleasant" in the fortifications around Washington, D.C. throughout the first half of Hook's deployment. Lincoln arrived in camp on July 10. His subsequent addresses show he knew Confederate Lt. Gen. Jubal A. Early's forces would be arriving within a day and proceeded to stay in camp to observe the fighting, now referred to as the Battle of Fort Stevens. The strong defenses of Fort Stevens minimized the military threat and Early withdrew after two days of skirmishing without attempting any serious assaults. Hook notes the fortifications around Washington returned to quiet by July 14. All entries return to describing the days as pleasant until July 30. An apparent disagreement over the posting of troops resulted in Hook's arrest and detainment at Fort Sumner while awaiting trial for court martial. For unapparent reasons, Hook was released August 6. The rest of the journal notes his picket duty, although the dates August 10-15 are missing. Diary concludes with Hook in Baltimore August 21 awaiting departure to Harrisburg and ultimately to Ohio for the Regiment to be mustered out.

Christiana Bond

Recollections of Robert E. Lee, The South Atlantic Quarterly, Vol. 24,1925

Christopher Wren Bunker

Seven letters, 1863-1864, from Christopher Wren Bunker serving in Tennessee and Virginia to his sister, and one letter, 14 October 1864, from Bunker in prison to his father, mother, brother, and sisters. The letters describe the weather and conditions in the army and give news of friends. The letter from prison discloses that Bunker had been captured and had been ill with smallpox at Camp Chase. Bunker served in the Confederate Army in eastern Tennessee and western Virginia. He was captured 7 August 1864 and imprisoned at Camp Chase, Ohio.

Civil War diary, 1864-1865

This collection consists of a loose diary written by an unidentified Michigan soldier fighting in Georgia. The diary details the daily life of a Northern soldier fighting in Georgia during the Civil War in the winter of 1864-1865.

Civil War Diary, Union soldier, 1861-1863

Diary reflecting the daily life of an Union soldier enlisted in the 2nd Regiment, Company A, of the Minnesota Volunteers, also known as the Chatfield Guards. The diary dates from 18 June 1861 to 17 July 1863 and documents life in camp, marches, and military engagements.

Civil War Sketches and Incidents, Papers read before the Commandery of the State of Nebraska, 1902


Clapp Diary

This Civil War diary belonged to a Union soldier and contains entries from January 22, 1862, to April 27, 1862. The diary begins in the aftermath of the Battle of Mill Spring in Kentucky and details the soldier's movement from Kentucky to Tennessee. The diary ends just after the Battle of Shiloh. Throughout the diary the soldier discusses daily life, logistics, the weather, as well as the regiments that he travelled and fought alongside with.

Clara Barton Papers - The Civil War Years

Throughout the war, Barton and her supply wagons traveled with the Union army, giving aid to Union casualties and Confederate prisoners - at the Second Battle of Bull Run, Chantilly, Harper's Ferry and South Mountain. Transportation was provided by the army quartermaster but most of the supplies were purchased with donations solicited by Barton or by her own funds. Active during the Rebellion, Barton climaxed her Civil War activity when she participated in establishing a national cemetery around the graves of the Union men who died in the notorious Andersonville Prison in Georgia. With the help of Dorence Atwater, who had secretly tabulated a list of the dead during his own imprisonment in Andersonville, and a team of 30 military men, Barton identified the graves of nearly 13,000 men.

Clarke County States Rights Association Papers

Claudius B. Grant -Diaries, 1865

Claudius B. Grant - Diaries, 1862

Claudius B. Grant -Diaries, 1863

Claudius B. Grant -Diaries, 1864 Apr.-Dec.

Claudius B. Grant -Diaries, 1864 Jan.-Mar.

Diary, 1862-1865, written while serving in Co. D, 20th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War, recounting daily activities and the sieges of Knoxville and Petersburg; correspondence, mainly with his mother and wife, while a student at University of Michigan and during the Civil War.

Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene Diary, vol 1

Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene Diary, vol 2

Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene Diary, vol 3

Diary of Cloe Tyler Whittle Greene, July 30, 1862 - September 27, 1863.  The diary begins at the outbreak of the Civil War, when she was a student. She gives a detailed account of war-time activities in Norfolk, Virginia including the fall of that city and being evacuated to Charleston, South Carolina, and then the fall of Charleston prompting and her return to Norfolk. She records the fall of Richmond and General Robert E. Lee's surrender. She visited Jefferson Davis while he was in prison. She also met General Robert E. Lee and General Curtis Lee. After the war, she writes of her social and church activities, books read and trips taken, and the courtship and marriage to John Greene.


Clyde Walton, ed.

Walton, Clyde, ed. Private Smith's journal; recollections of the late war (1963).

Colby Short – Civil War diary, August 1861-August 1862

Collett Leventhorpe

Reminiscences- Brigadier General Collett Leventhorpe.

Confederate States of America Records, 1854-1889

Correspondence, proclamations, messages of the president, court cases, minute books, docket books, customs records, financial records, letterbooks, orders, reports, and other records of the Confederate Department of Justice, Department of State, Department of the Treasury, Post Office Department, Navy Department, and War Department. Includes Confederate constitutional documents and the James Wolcott Wadsworth collection of diplomatic correspondence and letters of Raphael Semmes.

Confederate women of Arkansas in the Civil War, 1861-'65

Memorial Reminiscences, United Confederate Veterans. Arkansas Division (1907)

Conrad Noll - Diaries 1864

Conrad Noll - Diaries 1865

Conrad Noll - Diaries 1863

Soldier from Ann Arbor, Michigan who served in Co. D., Twentieth Michigan Infantry during Civil War. Diaries, 1863-1864; citation for Congressional Medal of Honor, newspaper clippings, photographs, and medal.

Cora Mitchel

Reminiscences of the Civil War.

Cornelia Peake McDonald

A Diary with Reminiscences of the War and Refugee Life in the Shenandoah valley, 1860-1865.

Cornelius Byington


1863 Civil War Diary of Cornelius Byington. In the diary, he describes the status of his regiment, the siege of Vicksburg, and burning railroads and homes (July 18, 1863). Military Service Note: Byington, Cornelius. Battle Creek. Entered service in company C, Second Infantry, at organization, as Captain, May 10, 1861, at Battle Creek, for 3 years, age 39. Commissioned Major April 25, 1861. Mustered May 25, 1861. Commissioned Major July 26, 1862. Died Dec. 11, 1863, from wounds received in action at Knoxville, Tenn., Nov. 24, 1863, while in command of and gallantly leading his regiment in the assault on the enemy's works.


Cornelius C. Platter Civil War Diary, 1864 - 1865

Civil War diary of Lt. (later Capt.) Cornelius C. Platter, of the 81st Ohio Infantry Volunteers, from November, 1864 - April 27, 1865. Platter's diary details Sherman's march through Georgia from Rome to Savannah and the march north through the Carolinas. He gives dates, times, and lengths of marches and describes the weather, locale, scenery, and food as well as orders, rumors, positions, troop morale, and administrative duties. The diary also includes a description of the burning of Columbia, South Carolina, the news of the Confederate surrender, and the assassination of Abraham Lincoln.

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 1 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 2 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 3 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 4 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter Diaries Vol. 5 (transcriptions)

Cornelius Hanleiter (1815-1897) was born in Savannah, Georgia, the fourth and youngest child of John Jacob Hanleiter, Jr. and Elizabeth McFarland. His father died shortly after his birth and his mother orphaned him at the age of eight. He was soon an apprentice in Savannah where his career as a printer developed. Hanleiter published newspapers and journals throughout the state including the Constitutionalist, Georgia Messenger, and The Southern Ladies Book, among others. In 1847 he moved to Atlanta and by 1852 began publishing the Atlanta Intelligencer. Hanleiter was active in Atlanta civic affairs, organizing the Gate City Guard, and serving on the Atlanta City Council and as a judge of the Inferior Court of Fulton County. Although he opposed secession, Hanleiter served in several Georgia units, most prominently in the Jo Thompson Artillery of Wright’s Legion, 38th Georgia Infantry Regiment. He eventually gained the rank of Colonel.


Cornelius T. Hunt

The Last Privateer – A narrative of service aboard the Confederate States’ Cruiser Shenandoah. National Tribune, 1902.

Cullen B. Aubery

Twenty-five years on the streets of Milwaukee after dark; together with sketches of experiences as newsboy in the army, capture and imprisonment in Libby prison (1897).

Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, 1864

Cyrena Bailey Stone diary, 1864  - transcript

The collection consists of a diary of Cyrena Bailey Stone written from January - July, 1864. The diary includes descriptive accounts of life in the South during the Civil War, slaves reaction to the Emancipation Proclamation and the probable fall of the Confederacy, prices for food and clothing, visits to prisons and hospitals, preparations of fortifications, shellings and cannonadings, falsified reports in Southern newspapers, diatribes towards leaders of the Confederacy especially Howell Cobb and Jefferson Davis, the fall of towns such as Tunnel Hill, Dalton, and Resaca (Ga.), and the evacuation of Atlanta.


Cyrus Bussey

This collection consists of one thirty-six page document where Bussey details his exploits as an officer with the Iowa Cavalry.  Bussey refers to himself in the third person in this laudatory discussion of his experience with the Army of the Southwest, including his encounters with Colonels Van Dorn, McCulloch, and McIntosh; Generals Osterhaus, Fremont, Steele, Sherman, and Grant; Major William C. Drake, Lt. Col. Frimble, Captain Thomas J. Taylor, Lt. A. H. Griswold and Union spy William Miller.

Cyrus F. Jenkins

Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War diary, 1861-1862. The Cyrus F. Jenkins Civil War Diary, 1861-1862, held at the Troup County Archives, chronicles Cyrus Franklin Jenkins' experiences as an enlisted man in the Meriwether Volunteers, Company B, 13th Georgia Infantry Regiment, during the first year of the war, June 1861 to March 1862. Jenkins vividly describes the early euphoria of the war and the regiment's campaigns in western Virginia (now West Virginia) as part of Floyd's Brigade and in Savannah in Lawton's Brigade. The regiment took part in skirmishes at Sewell Mountain, Laurel Hill, and Whitemarsh Island. While traveling, Jenkins also remarks on the changing scenery he encounters. Additionally, his account of camp life highlights the medical care available to Confederate soldiers at this stage in the war. Jenkins was killed at Spotsylvania, Virginia, on May 12, 1864..

Cyrus Morton Cutler

Cyrus Morton Cutler Letters From the Front - From October, 1861 to September, 1864 (1892). Cyrus Morton Cutler was in the service of the United States during the war of the Rebellion, his record being as follows: enrolled August 10, 1861, in Company F, Twenty-second Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry; on detached service with Battery C, First New York Light Artillery, from June 30. 1863, to August 22,1864.

Cyrus Thomas Diary, 1862

Cyrus Thomas Diary transcript,1862


Handwritten Civil War diary, soft cover, pocket sized, scanned and transcribed .


Cyrus Vanmatre

Civil War  Diary of Cyrus Vanmatre, member of Company E, 8th regiment, Indiana Volunteers.

Cyrus  Bacon 1861-1863 diary

Cyrus  Bacon 1861-1863 diary transcript

In this diary, Bacon describes daily life in the Seventh Michigan Infantry. He gives vivid accounts of Yorktown, Fair Oaks, White Oak Swamp, Antietam, and Gettysburg.
Military Service Note :  Entered service in Seventh Infantry, at organization, as Assistant Surgeon, Aug. 16, 1861, age 24. Commissioned Aug. 16, 1861. Mustered Aug. 22, 1861. Resigned May 6, 1862. Assistant Surgeon U.S.A., April 16, 1862. Brevet Major March 12, 1864. Died near Springfield, Ill., Sept. 1, 1868 while en route home.


D. Coleman

Confederate Captain D. Coleman was an officer with various units of the Army of Tennessee and with detached cavalry in Bedford County, Tullahoma, Chattanooga, and Lookout Mountain, Tenn., and Chickamauga, Ringgold, and Dalton, Ga. The collection is a diary, 26 January 1863-18 February 1864 and summer, 1864, of Coleman, including vivid descriptions of military activity, daily life, and trips to his home at Athens, Ala., which was at times under federal occupation, to care for his family and to recruit.

D. H. Hill Papers, 1848-1865

D. H. Hill Papers, 1866-1869

D. H. Hill Papers, 1879-1951 and undated


The collection consists of Civil War and postwar correspondence of General D. H. Hill with high Confederate military and civil officers, with some letters from Robert Lewis Dabney (1820-1890), Virginia theologian and Confederate chaplain. There are also notes by Charles W. Dabney, who assembled the items, circa 1929-1931. Persons represented include Rufus Barringer, P. G. T. Beauregard, John C. Calhoun, Robert Hall Chilton, Robert Lewis Dabney, Jubal A. Early, William A. Graham, Wade Hampton III, Stonewall Jackson, Joseph E. Johnston, Washington Caruthers Kerr, Drury Lacy, James Henry Lane, Alexander Robert Lawton, Robert E. Lee, James Longstreet, Alexander Peter Stewart, Robert Augustus Toombs, Joseph Wheeler, and William Henry Chase Whiting. Also included is a Hill family genealogy and a few other items. Some items are originals and others are photocopies.


D. W. Nelson

The diary belongs to Sergeant D. W. Nelson, Company I  (Captain W. N. Doughty), 37th Regiment Indiana Veteran Volunteer Infantry (Colonel George W. Hazzard), 3rd Brigade, 1st Division, 14th Army Corps, Department of the Ohio. The diary covers from his enlistment in the regiment on 1861 until he was wounded at the Battle of Resaca during the Atlanta Campaign in Georgia. (Thanks to Michael Goethals for this info).

D.H. Strother - First Paper - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Second Paper - Pattersons Campaign - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Third Paper -  Balls Bluff - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Fourth Paper - Expectancy - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Fifth Paper -  Valley of the Shenandoah - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Sixth Paper -  Valley of the Shenandoah - Banks Retreat - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Seventh Paper -  Concentration - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Eighth Paper - Cedar Mountain - Personal Recollections of the War

D.H. Strother - Ninth Paper -  Groveton - Personal Recollections of the War


He was with McClellan until the General was relieved in November, at which time he returned to Banks' staff and saw action in Louisiana at Port Hudson and on the Teche Campaign. He was in Washington, unattached, during the Gettysburg Campaign, and in July 1863 was promoted to Colonel of his regiment.


D.M. Kelsey - Deeds of daring by the American soldier, North and South on each side the line during the civil war (1897)

D.M. Kelsey - Deeds of daring by the American soldier, North and South on each side the line during the civil war (1903) Revised Edition

Thrilling narratives of Personal adventure, exploits of scouts and spies, forlorn hopes, heroic Bravery, patient endurance, imprisonments and hair breadth escapes, Romantic incidents, hand to hand struggles, humorous and tragic Events, perilous journeys, bold dashes, brilliant successes, Magnanimous actions, etc., on each side the line during the Civil War.


Dabney H. Maury

Recollections of a Virginian in the Mexican, Indian and Civil Wars, 1894.

Daniel A. Lowber

The Civil War diary of Captain Daniel A. Lowber of Company A, 37th Wisconsin Infantry. The diary entries commence with July 25, 1864, with Lowber apparently in transit to his regiment after a temporary furlough. He joins the regiment the day after the Battle of the Crater and takes command on August 1, noting that his new command has only 18 men fit for duty. In daily entries spanning the next five months, Lowber mentions frequent picket and fatigue duty and notes his routine administrative duties as well. He also mentions trading papers with a Confederate soldier between the lines, his living quarters, church services, news of Sheridan's victories in the Shenandoah Valley, the regiment's tally in the 1864 presidential election, and Thanksgiving. Lowber also describes actions during several battles, including perhaps most significantly the Battle of Peeble's Farm. The diary entries cease with December 31, 1864

Daniel Bond

Union soldier, member of the Minnesota Infantry Regiment, 1st, Company F. Born in Randolph County, Indiana. Bond enlisted in April 1861, was discharged shortly after and then re-enlisted on 22 August 1861. He was mustered out on 24 July 1865. He was wounded at the Battle of Fredericksburg (1862). At the Battle of Petersburg (1864) Bond was captured and sent to Andersonville Prison from which he escaped.

Daniel Butterfield Pease family papers, 1864-1866

Consists of correspondence, mainly from Daniel Butterfield Pease, to members of his family in Maine while serving with Company G of the 12th Maine Infantry Regiment from 1864-1866. Pease's letters were written from Camp Coburn, Maine; Galloups Island, Massachusetts; and Augusta, Savannah, and Thomasville, Georgia and contain descriptions of the different areas, his duties, the Civil War, and peace-keeping activities during Reconstruction. The collection also contains a few letters from Pease's brothers, Dixon and Plummer.

Daniel Fletcher

Reminiscences of California and the Civil War (1894).

Daniel Hoge Bruce

Diary of Capt. Daniel Hoge Bruce, Co. A, 51st Va. Inf. Regt., CSA. Bruce was captured at Waynesborough by Sheridan's cavalry on March 2, 1865 and sent to Fort Delaware Prison. The diary contains song lyrics, poems, autographs from fellow soldiers, and details on his capture, imprisonment, and subsequent return home after the end of the war.

Daniel Lucas

History of the 99th Indiana Infantry, containing a diary of marches, incidents, biographies of officers and complete rolls.

Daniel White Wells

Civil War diary of Hatfield soldier Daniel White Wells, covering the dates Oct. 2, 1862, through July 28, 1863. Includes Battle of Port Hudson, during which he finished his 9-month service. Digital donation courtesy of John F. Wells.

Darwin G. Palmer

This is the diary of Darwin G. Palmer who served with Company D, 101st Ohio Infantry during the Civil War. From January-May 1865, he was a nurse at the U.S. Army General Hospital No. 3, Lookout Mountain, Tennessee.

Darwin H. Babbitt

Diary of Darwin H. Babbitt dated 1864. In this diary, he discusses being under arrest with the Provost Guard, rejoining his regiment, skirmishes, the Battle of the Wilderness, and the Battle of Topotomoy Creek. Military Service Note: Babbitt, Darwin H. Ypsilanti. Enlisted in company K, Fifth Cavalry, Aug. 21, 1862, at Detroit, for 3 years, age 18. Mustered Sept. 2, 1862. Taken prisoner at Hawes' Shop, Va., May 28, 1864. Released Jan. 27, 1865. Mustered out at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., June 22, 1865.

David B. Arthur

A diary kept by David B. Arthur (b. 1837) as 1st sergeant and 2nd lieutenant in Co. I, 20th Wisconsin Infantry. Arthur was a lead miner, from Beetown, Grant County, Wisconsin. He was mustered in to the 20th Wisconsin in August 1862 and served in that unit for the duration of the war, ultimately rising to 1st lieutenant. The diary includes dated entries ranging from 20 October 1862 to 12 June 1863; during this time the regiment was attached to the Army of the Frontier, serving in Missouri and Arkansas. Arthur's entries describe three distinct expeditions or campaigns, the most important of which culminated in the battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas (7 December 1862).

David B. Parker

A Chautauqua boy in '61 and afterward; reminiscences by David B. Parker, Second Lieutenant, Seventy-second New York, Detailed Superintendent of the Mails of the Army of the Potomac, United States Marshal, District of Virginia Chief Post Office Inspector.

 David B. Tanner

"Our limbs are lost! Our country saved!" A short sketch of the service and sacrifices of David B. Tanner.

David Dixon Porter - Incidents and Anecdotes of the Civil War (1885).


David Dixon Porter - Memoir of Commodore David Porter, USN, 1875.


David E. Curtis

This is the diary of David E. Curtis who served with the 104th New York Infantry during the Civil War. He was wounded at the Battle of the Wilderness, and subsequently hospitalized. The diary covers February 1-October 12, 1864 and recounts the author’s experience in camp, battle, and hospital.

David Glasgow Farragut

Life and Letters of Admiral D. G. Farragut, 1879.

David H. Reynolds

A sergeant in Company K, 43rd Indiana Infantry Regiment, Reynolds writes in his diary from January 1 through September 26, 1863. He records his activities in camp, the company's travels on steamboats, and the skirmishes and battles in which he fought in Mississippi and Arkansas during the Civil War.

David Homer Bates

Diary and daily journal written by David Homer Bates. Bates worked in the telegraph office during the Lincoln administration. He chronicles the movements of the Civil War as well as noting important events of the day. It also gives a daily account of Bates comings and goings in the Washington, D.C. area.

David J. Minto

Civil War Diary written by David J. Minto of the Ninety-Sixth Regiment  Illinois Volunteer Infantry, for the year 1866.

David James Palmer papers, November 1862 - November 1928

David James Palmer papers, January 1863.

David James Palmer papers, January 1863-February 1887.

David James Palmer papers, August-December 1863.

David James Palmer papers, January-June 1864

David James Palmer papers, July - December 1864.

David James Palmer papers, January 1864-May 1865

David James Palmer papers, December 1864-May 1865


David James Palmer Papers describing the war experiences of Palmer, who was from Washington County, Iowa and fought with the 8th Iowa Infantry and later the 25th Iowa Infantry. He was severely wounded in the Battle of Shiloh but recovered and was promoted to captain and eventually lieutenant colonel and took part in the siege of Vicksburg and Sherman's March to the Sea. After the war he was a state senator and railroad commissioner.


David L. Day

My Diary Of Rambles with the 25th Mass. Volunteer Infantry, Burnside's Coast Division; 18th Army Corps, Army of the James.

David Lane

A Soldier's Diary - the Story of a Volunteer, 1862-1865.

David Macrae - The Americans at Home: Pen and Ink Sketches of American Men and Their Institutions, Vol. 1, 1870.

David Macrae - The Americans at Home: Pen and Ink Sketches of American Men and Their Institutions, Vol. 2, 1870.



David Millspaugh – Diary, 1862-1863

David Power Conyngham

Sherman's March through the South. With Sketches and Incidents of the Campaign (1865).

David R. Garrett

The Civil War letters of David R. Garrett, detailing the adventures of the 6th Texas Cavalry, 1861-1865.

David S. Whitenack

Reminiscences of the Civil War- Andersonville.

David Smith Coddington

Speeches and Addresses of the late Hon. David S. Coddington, with a biographical sketch (1866).

David Stanley

Personal Memoirs of Major General David S. Stanley, 1917.

David Sullins

Recollections of an Old Man, Seventy Years in Dixie, 1910.

David W. Rowe

A Sketch of the 126th Regiment Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1869.

David  Langworthy

Reminiscences of a prisoner of war and his escape (1915)

Delia Locke

Delia Locke Diary, 1862-1869.

Dennis Haynes

A thrilling narrative of the suffering of the Union refugees (1866)

Diary and Letters of Rutherford Birchard Hayes vol. 2, 1861-65

Rutherford B. Hayes kept a diary from age twelve to his death at age 70 in 1893. He was one of only three presidents to keep a diary while in office. The edited diaries and letters were published in 1922 as a set of five volumes. This volume covers the Civil War years.

Diary of a Union Soldier - 24 July 1861 - 9 April 1862

Diary, 24 July 1861 - 9 April 1862. Diary written by Union soldier who recorded entries on an almost daily basis beginning with his enlistment; includes descriptions of Annapolis, Md., where he wrote that he had some talk with a real live slave, followed by Fort Monroe, Va., and various locations in South Carolina. Description of transport aboard a steamboat to a station off Port Royal, S.C.; the bombardment of Confederate batteries in the harbor, and the landing of troops at Hilton Head, 9 Dec. 1861, and on Edisto Island in early April 1862; Union plundering of the Confederate countryside; on 8 Mar. 1862, he reports meeting missionaries aboard the steamer Atlantic en route to Port Royal to establish schools for former African-American slaves. Head also records his impressions of several plantations and churches on Edisto Island (Charleston County, S.C.) and expresses concern about the presence of Confederate troops in the area.

Diary of an unidentified Confederate soldier, February-June 1864

The Confederate Soldier who wrote the diary/journal was actually an artilleryman who was a member of Guibor's Missouri Artillery Battery, Storr's Artillery Battalion, assigned to French's Division of Polks (later Manigault's) Corps during the Atlanta Campaign. ( Thanks to Michael Goethals for this info.) Contains accounts of movements and operations of a Confederate unit in Mississippi and Alabama (February to May 1864) and during the Atlanta campaign (May to August 1864). Also contains a few pages of personal accounts.

Diary of Creed T. Davis, Private Second Company Richmond Howitzers and Prison Diary of Creed T. Davis


Papers, 1864-1875, of Creed T. Davis (d. 1915), chiefly consisting of a diary, 1864-1865, that he kept while serving with the Richmond Howitzers, 2nd Company, in the Civil War. It is unclear whether the diary is the original or a transcript. The record was given to Robert Alonzo Brock (1839-1914) in 1875, along with a list of soldiers who died from April to June 1865 at a Newport News military prison, where Davis was kept after the Confederate surrender at Appomattox.


Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1863

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1864

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1865

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1863. In this diary, he describes the movements of his regiment, chores, finances, deserters (March 28), religion, books, the weather, a slave auction (May 4), burning railroad stations and cotton (July 18), The Battle of Fredericksburg (November 16-19), African Americans (November 17), and skirmishes.

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1864. In this diary, he discusses the status of his regiment, deserters (January 25, February 29, March 1), African Americans (April 8, July 25), skirmishes, Battle of the Wilderness (May 5-7), Battle of Spotsylvania Courthouse (May 8-21), Battle of Totopotomoy Creek (May 29-31), Battle of Cold Harbor (June 1-12), Siege of Petersburg, Battle of the Crater (July 30), Battle of Globe Tavern (August 18-21), Battle of Peebles Farm (September 30-October 2), and the Battle of Hatcher's Run (October 27-28).

Diary of George Benton Arnold dated 1865. In this diary, he describes the weather, skirmishes, Battle of Fort Steadman (March 25), the Capture of Petersburg (April 2), the capture of General Lee, the assassination of President Lincoln, and his discharge.

Military Service Note: Arnold, George B. Dexter. Enlisted in company D, Twentieth Infantry, Aug. 9, 1862, at Dexter, for 3 years, age 21. Mustered Aug. 18, 1862. Corporal June 2, 1864. Sergeant June 6, 1864. First Sergeant Nov. 1, 1864. Sergeant Major Feb. 4, 1865. Commissioned Second Lieutenant, company D, May 17, 1865. Commissioned First Lieutenant and Adjutant to rank from March 11, 1865. Mustered out and honorably discharged at DeLaney House, D.C., May 30, 1865.


Diary of John J. Mercer

Transcription of Diary of John J. Mercer


John J. Mercer, 1st Lieutenant, Company E, 78th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, Georgia.


Diary of Lieutenant Adam B. Smith, March 11-July 4, 1863

Diary of Lieutenant Adam B. Smith, March 11-July 4, 1863.  Describes operations along the Tallahatchie River in Mississippi and around Helena, including descriptions of engagements with rebel forces and gunboat operations. Diary is concluded with a note written by John G. Hudson relating the death of Smith on July 4, 1863, at Helena.

Diary of Mary Henry 1864-1868

Diary of Mary Henry 1864-1868  [transcription]

Diary of Mary Henry 1858-1863

Diary of Mary Henry 1858-1863  [transcription]


Diary of Mary Henry, daughter of the first Smithsonian Secretary Joseph Henry. This diary spans the years of 1864-1868 and covers life in the Washington, D.C. Mary lived with her family in the Smithsonian Institution Building, or Castle, and witnessed the tumultuous years of the Civil War, its impact on Washington and the reconstruction of the country. Her entries include details of visitors to the Castle, her father's work with the Smithsonian, and events of the Civil War


Diary of Orin M. Jameson, Jan. 1- Aug. 7, 1864

Orin M. Jameson, 17th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteers.

Diary of the campaign of the 4th Battalion Sharpshooters from Palmetto, Georgia

Transcription of Diary of the campaign of the 4th Battalion Sharpshooters from Palmetto, Georgia

Diary of the Great Rebellion

Diary of the great rebellion. Containing a complete summary of each day's events, from the inauguration of the rebellion at Charleston, S. C., December 20th, 1860, to the 1st of January, 1862. Prepared with great care from "Official reports" and files of the New York and Philadelphia daily papers.

Diary of the Paymaster of Fremont's Body Guard, 1861

Diary of the Paymaster of Fremont's Body Guard, 1861(Transcript)


Describes the expedition to Springfield, including an account of the charge against Springfield and the return to St. Louis. Contains frequent mentions of Major Charles Zagonyi [Karoly Zagonyi], and information on marches and foraging expeditions.

Diary of the War for Separation Copy 1

Diary of the War for Separation Copy 2

Diary of the War for Separation Copy 3

Diary of the War for Separation Transcript


Diary of the War for Separation, a Daily Chronicle of the Principal Events and History of the Present Revolution, to Which is Added Notes and Descriptions of All the Great Battles, Including Walker's Narrative of the Battle of Shiloh. By H. C.Clarke, of Vicksburg, Miss.

Diary of Unidentified Soldier of the 31st Iowa Infantry, September 4, 1862, to September 30, 1864

Contains accounts of the affairs of the 31st Iowa Infantry from its organization in the fall of 1862 to its subsequent service in Mississippi, Arkansas, Alabama, Tennessee, and Georgia. Includes accounts of the Yazoo Expedition, December 1862 to January 1863; expedition against Fort Hindman, Arkansas; operations during the Vicksburg campaign, including the sieges of Vicksburg and Jackson, Mississippi; the Battles of Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge; engagement at Ringgold Gap; and operations during the Atlanta campaign, including the Battle of Resaca, the Siege of Atlanta, and the Battle of Jonesboro. Also includes information on marches. The back of the diary contains postwar accounts of Orcutt and Bros. Thus the diary may have been written by Noel P. Orcutt or Darius M. Orcutt, both of whom served in the 31st Iowa Infantry during the war.

Diary of Van S. Bennett: Jan. 1 - Feb. 19, 1864; misc. 1862-1863

Diary of Van S. Bennett: 1863

Diary of Van S. Bennett: Oct. 3 - 12, 1864

Diary of Van S. Bennett: Oct. 13 - Nov. 16, 1864

Transcribed diary of Van S. Bennett  1863 (only April 18, 1863 to July 4, 1863

Diaries (1863-1864) of Captain Van S. Bennett of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, giving accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns while a member of Sherman's army in Mississippi and Georgia, and his observations of the activities of the Union soldiers he served with. Also included are his notebook containing various accounts, orders for equipment, and lists of wounded.


Diary of Volney S. Harris, Company M, 8th Cavalry, New York, Georgia

Transcription of Diary of Volney S. Harris, Company M, 8th Cavalry, New York, Georgia



Diary of William H. Perkins 1865

William H. Perkins 1865 (Sgt.) "Alexander's" Baltimore Light Artillery. (US) Born at Lewistown, in Frederick County, in 1841, he became a teacher, educating himself in local schools. After the war he studied medicine at the University of Maryland and the Long Island College Hospital of Medicine, in New York. He graduated in 1866. Moving to Hancock he established a very successful practice.
Perkins enlisted in the Baltimore Light Artillery Association, Maryland Volunteers, 14 August, 1862, and was appointed corporal of the day. After Antietam his battery was assigned to the Maryland Brigade, commanded by Brig. Gen. John R. Kenly, U.S. Volunteers, attached to the Eighth Army Corps, defending the upper Potomac. His conduct in various engagements, including Winchester, and Martinsburg, in 1862, and after Gettysburg, earned a promotion to sergeant. In 1864 he fought at Cedar Creek and the Monocacy.

Dolly Sumner Burge

A woman's wartime journal; an account of the passage over a Georgia plantation of Sherman's army on the march to the sea, as recorded in the diary of Dolly Sumner Lunt (1918).

Donald Benham Civil War Collection

Correspondence, speeches, military orders and records, financial and legal records, and other papers of Union Army officers and soldiers concerning recruitment, enlistment, camp life, battle engagements, military strategy, and distribution of military supplies. Other subjects include diplomatic policy, abolition and slavery, and social conditions in the South during its occupation by Union forces. Includes records of the U.S. Navy Potomac Flotilla pertaining to communications in the Chesapeake Bay and the Potomac River region.

Dora Richards Miller

War Diary of a Union Woman in the South: 1860-63. George Washington Cable, ed.

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1861-1862

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1863-1864

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1864-1865

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Miscellaneous Medical Records, 1863-1865, pt. 1

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Miscellaneous Medical Records, 1863-1865, pt. 2


James T. Reeve Appleton doctor James T. Reeve (1834-1906) was the surgeon of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry and later of the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. His diaries encompass the years 1861 to 1865, with several months missing. The first volume covers November 1, 1861 to May 5, 1862 and describes his first months in the army. At Chickamauga he refused to leave the wounded and was captured. The second volume dates from December 18, 1863 to April 6, 1864, and describes his time in Libby Prison, Sherman's advance on Atlanta, and the battles of Resaca and Kennesaw Mountain. The third diary dates from October 1864 to December 1865 and describes Sherman's March to the Sea, the campaign through the Carolinas, and Reeve's return to Wisconsin. After the war he returned to Appleton, where he died in 1906.


Draughton Stith Haynes

The field diary of a Confederate soldier, while serving with the Army of Northern Virginia, C. S. A.

Duncan K. Major

Dwight Allen papers

Letters discussing camp life, discipline, casualties, Confederate and Union generals, and statements by Confederate deserters concerning low morale in the Army of Tennessee.

E. Andrews, et al.m,

Primary Surgery of Gen. Sherman's Campaigns ,The Chicago Medical Examiner, Volume 7.

 E. S. S. Rouse

The Bugle Blast, or, Spirit of the conflict : comprising naval and military exploits, dashing raids, heroic deeds, thrilling incidents, sketches, anecdotes, etc., etc.

E.C. Kent

Four Years in Secessia - A Narrative of a Residence at the South previous to and during the Southern Rebellion when the writer escapes from Richmond, 1864.

E.H. Webster

Prison Experiences - An Unpublished Narrative. Orleans County Monitor, 1899.

E.H.C. Caines

A Gettysburg Diary - Carroll’s Brigade and the part it played in repulsing the “Tigers.” From the National Tribune, 1909.

E.M. Haynes

A History of the Tenth Regiment, Vermont Volunteers, with biographical sketches and Complete Roster, 1894.

Eben P. Dorr

A brief sketch of the first Monitor and its inventor- a paper read before the Buffalo Historical Society, January 5, 1874 (1874).

Ebenezer E. Mason

The diary of Ebenezer E. Mason, a standard leather bound pocket size edition with three dates per page that covers his experiences from January through August 1864 as well as a few entries in February 1865. The entries typically note the weather of the day as well whether or not Congress was in session. The diary also includes a short poem (original?) and some account information in the back. The diary contains a pocket that holds a period newspaper clipping of an article Mason wrote for the State Journal, making a defense for adopting a new constitution, as well as several receipts and clippings. Ebenezer Erskine Mason was born August 29, 1829, in Maine. He married Elizabeth Thompson (1825-1913) prior to 1860. Mason later became a local magistrate and a member of the Accotink Home Guard, a company that remained loyal to the Federal Government throughout the Civil War. Notably, Mason served as a delegate to the Second Wheeling Convention and was sergeant of arms to the Senate in 1863. In 1864, Mason served as delegate to the Restored Virginia Government Convention where a new constitution was put in place that abolished slavery and recognized West Virginia as a loyal state. Mason died in 1910 was buried in Fairfax County, Virginia.

Edgar A. Phelps – Civil War letters , 1861-1864

Edgar A. Phelps – Correspondence, 1864

Edgar A. Phelps – Correspondence, Jan.-June 1863  

Resident of Scio Township, Washtenaw County, Michigan, who served in Co. D., 20th Michigan Infantry, during the Civil War. Correspondence, primarily with his parents, describing his activities in the army.

Edgar A. Werner

Movements Of The Federal And Confederate Armies; Chronological List Op Engagements; Reconstruction Proceedings; Proclamations, Statistical Tables, Etc.

Edgar Maclay

Reminiscences of the Old Navy, from the Journals and Private Papers of Captain Edward Trenchard, and Rear-Admiral Stephen Decatur Trenchard (1898).

Edward Alfred Pollard

The Southern Spy. Letters on the Policy and Inauguration of the Lincoln War (1861). Written anonymously in Washington and elsewhere.

Edward Alfred Pollard

The Seven Days' Battles In Front Of Richmond. An Outline Narrative Of The Series Of Engagements Which Opened At Mechanicsville, Near Richmond, On Thursday, June 26, 1862, And Resulted In The Defeat And Retreat Of The Northern Army Under Major-General McClellan.

Edward Alfred Pollard

Life of Jefferson Davis - with a seceret history of the Southern Confederacy, gathered behind the scenes in Richmond (1869).

Edward Anderson

Camp Fire Stories - A Series of Sketches of the Union army in the Southwest (1900).

Edward C. Downs

Four years a scout and spy - Being a narrative of the thrilling adventures, narrow escapes, noble daring, and amusing incidents...as a scout and spy for the federal army (1866)

Edward C. Kinney

This collection consists of a single diary (labeled Diary volume 2) written by Edward Cornelius Kinney. The diary describes his experiences serving in Company F, 103rd Ohio Volunteers Infantry, as a private soldier during the American Civil War.

 Edward Chase, The Memorial life of General William Tecumseh Sherman (1891)



Edward Clifford Anderson Papers, 1845-1865

Edward Clifford Anderson Papers, Diary, 1861-1862

Edward Clifford Anderson Papers, Diary, Diary, 2 November 1863-13 November 1864


Anderson was an officer in the United States Navy during the 1830s and 1840s, but apparently resigned to become a planter in Georgia, residing in Savannah. During the Civil War, he served as a Confederate Army officer, initially as a purchasing agent in England and later commanding the river batteries in the Georgia Military District with headquarters in Savannah. After the war, he was mayor of Savannah, representative of Hope Mutual Insurance Company of New York, and director of the Atlantic and Gulf Railroad Company and the Central Railroad and Canal Company of Georgia.


Edward Epinetus Knight

Reminiscences - Edward Epinetus Knight, 15th North Carolina Infantry Regiment, Company I.

Edward F. Winslow memoir, 1863-1865

Edward F. Winslow papers, September 1862-August 1864

Edward F. Winslow papers, July 1864-December 1865

Papers of Edward Winslow, who mustered into Co. F, 4th Iowa Cavalry in November 1861, as a captain. The 4th Iowa later saw action at the siege of Vicksburg, the taking of Jackson, Mississippi, and the battle of Brice's Cross Roads. Winslow was promoted to the rank of colonel on July 4, 1863, and given command of the cavalry forces of the XV Corps. In December of 1964, he was brevetted brigadier-general for gallantry in action. After the hostilities ceased, Winslow was put in command of the Atlanta military district. He was discharged from the Army on August 10, 1865.


Edward H. Rogers

Reminiscences of military service in the Forty-third regiment, Massachusetts infantry, during the great Civil war, 1862-63 (1883).

Edward Henry Courtney Taylor – Correspondence, 1860-1864

Edward Henry Courtney Taylor – Civil War letters

Soldier from Lenawee County, Michigan who served in Co. A, 4th Michigan Infantry in the Civil War. Family letters written while serving in the Civil War, including critical comments on Abraham Lincoln.

Edward Hill

 The diary of Captain Edward Hill conveys the pleasures, hardships, and heroism of a Union soldier who served in the Civil War's climactic showdown in Virginia between the armies of General Ulysses Grant and Robert E. Lee. Hill and his regiment, the 16th Michigan Infantry, took part in many of the Army of the Potomac's key battles, and in later life Hill wrote about the Battle of Fredericksburg. Information about his daily wartime activities, however, is only available from February 16, 1864 to July 27, 1864 through jottings in his diary. At the beginning of this period Hill enjoyed a leisurely return to his regiment after a brief furlough in Michigan, socializing with friends and going to the theater in Baltimore and Washington. In mid-April 1864 he rejoined his men at their camp near Bealton Station, Virginia, and during the relentless Union offensive of May they took part in the Battles of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania, and North Anna. Hill was wounded near Cold Harbor on June 1, 1864 prior to the Battle of Cold Harbor and would later receive the Medal of Honor for his heroic leadership. The diary continues during Hill's recovery, chronicling his progress and daily visitors while he recuperated at Armory Square Hospital in Washington, D.C.

Edward Holcomb

The is the diary of Edward Holcomb who served with the 111th New York Infantry during the Civil War. It contains details of this common soldier’s life, January 1-December 31, 1863.

Edward L. Campbell

Historical Sketch of the Fifteenth Regiment New Jersey Volunteers, 1st Brigade, 1st Division, 6th Corps, 1880.

Edward L. Wells

Sketch of the Charleston Light Dragoons, from the earliest formation of the corps, 1888.

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1862 January-June

Edward Michael Watson – 1861 September-December

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1862 July-December

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1863 July-December

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1864

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, 1863 January-June

Edward Michael Watson – Letters, Fragmentary and undated

Captain in Ninth Michigan Cavalry, during the Civil War, later Marquette, Michigan businessman. Civil War letters describing in detail army life and training and various engagements in which he participated

Edward Peet Williams

Extracts from letters to A.B.T. from Edward P. Williams, during his service in the civil war, 1862-1864 (1903).

Edward Pierce,  Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. 1, 1811-1838 (1877)

Edward Pierce,  Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. 2, 1838-1845 (1893)

Edward Pierce,  Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. 3, 1845-1860 (1894)

Edward Pierce,  Memoir and letters of Charles Sumner, Vol. 4, 1860-1874 (1893)



Edward Porter Alexander

Military Memoirs of a Confederate- A Critical Narrative, 1907

Edward Porter Alexander

Voluminous postwar correspondence with other officers concerning a proposed history of Longstreet's corps and preparation of Alexander's memoirs (published 1907), drafts of the manuscript and other writings, speeches, and collected histories of various army units.

Edward Porter Alexander papers

Letter inquiring about Confederate losses in Virginia; list of the artillery of the Army of Northern Virginia; letter declining to attend a reunion of Confederate veterans, 1905.

Edward Robins

William T. Sherman (1905).

Edward T. Beall

Diary of sixteen year old soldier Edward T. Beall, covering period September 1862 -October 1863. Very brief entries concerning regimental activities (miles marched, location of camps, etc.). The volume begins with a short biographical sketch of Beall's early life. The volume also contains poetry/song: "When This Cruel War is Over", "The Little Girl", "Lieutenant General Jackson"

Edward W. Allen Papers June 1862-April 1864

Edward W. Allen Papers May-August 1864

Edward W. Allen Papers September-December 1864

Edward W. Allen Papers 1865-1866 and undated


Correspondence, diary entries, and other papers of Edward W. Allen during the Civil War. Most of the letters are from Allen to his parents in 1864 and 1865. Also included are letters he wrote to friends and letters his parents wrote to him, as well as some pages of diary entries, which Allen apparently sent to his parents, and other papers. Letters discuss camp life, supplies, health, troop movements, and battles. Some letters also discuss the army service, disappearance, imprisonment, probable death, and return home of Edward Allen's brother, Fred Allen, who served in the 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers. Edward W. Allen was at Camp Randall in Wisconsin, February 1863-February 1864; at Vicksburg, Miss., March 1864; at Pulaski, Tenn., May 1864; near Atlanta, Ga., June-September, 1864; in Savannah, Ga., December 1864; Columbia, S.C., February 1865; in Goldsboro, N.C., March-April 1865; in Virginia, May 1865; in Louisville, Ky., June-July 1865; and back in Wisconsin, July-August 1865. The earliest and the latest letters are from Edward Allen's friend, George W. Hyde, who wrote in 1862 and 1863 from Arkansas and Missouri where he was apparently serving with a Wisconsin regiment and in 1866 from Elmira, N.Y., where he was apparently still in the army. Edward W. Allen of Eau Claire, Wis., was a sergeant and then second lieutenant in Company H of the 16th Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry Volunteers, during the Civil War. He was the son of James and Emily Allen. He had several siblings, including James F. (Fred) Allen , who served in Company K, 36th Regiment of Wisconsin Volunteers.


Edward W. Emerson

Life and Letters of Charles Russell Lowell, 1907. Presents the biography and collected correspondence of the nephew of poet and abolitionist leader James Russell Lowell. The volume spans both the younger Lowell's collegiate education and his military service in the American Civil War. A native Bostonian, Charles Russell Lowell (1835–1864) was first in the Harvard class of 1854. He joined the Union ranks a fervent abolitionist and fought with near-reckless zeal until his death in battle at Cedar Creek, Virginia, in October 1864. Lowell served on Gen. George B. McClellan's staff in 1862, fought John S. Mosby's Confederate raiders in 1863 and 1864, and participated in the 1864 Shenandoah Valley campaign as cavalry brigade commander.

Edwin A. Loosley

Pocket diary including daily entries and expense ledger.