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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Uri B. Scofield Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0429
Scope and Contents Three volume Civil War era diary of Union soldier Uri (possibly Uriah) B. Scofield, who served with the 18th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The diary entries are not detailed, although some information about regimental activities is provided. Volume I (1864) includes the unit's march through the Shenandoah Valley and mentions the burning of the Virginia Military Institute in June 1864.

W. W. Civil War Hawkins letter

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Identifier: MS-0404
Scope and Contents Civil War letter written by Union soldier W. W. Hawkins to his father. The letter is dated November 20, 1862 from "Camp at Fairmount, Near Fredericksburg, VA." The letter contains comments about military life (marching, lack of rations, talking with Confederate soldiers encamped across the river, cavalry foraging for food).

Walter Jordan Civil War letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0403
Scope and Contents Civil War letter, dated November 22, 1863, from Union soldier Walter Jordan to "Friend Croswell." Jordan was writing from "camp near Brandy Station." The letter contains mostly personal news and comments about his family; Jordan expresses frustration at indecision of officers and states that "I hope they will come at some plan so as to move on the enemy or else go into winter quarters and settle down untill spring."

William G. Watson Civil War Memoirs

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0037
Scope and Contents Two versions of the Civil War memoirs of a Union soldier who served during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864. Unbound manuscript consists of 77 pages, probably written soon after the end of the war.This detailed account of his service includes information about the burning of the Virginia Military Institute by General David Hunter in June 1864; the advance on Lynchburg, Virginia; and his unit's retreat after the Battle of Lynchburg to Charleston and Parkersburg, West...

William H. Emory papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0298
Scope and Contents The collection contains the "Rebellion Record of Brevet Major General W. H. Emory" (1872, 50 pages, holograph); reports holograph (2 volumes) of Union Forces during the Red River Campaign, 1864 (13th, 16th, 17th, 19th Army Corps); and reports, holograph (1 volume) of Union Forces during the Shenandoah Valley Campaign, 1864. (19th Army Corps).