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Series I. Letters from various authors [series]:
  1  
Writer : C.F. Noething
Writer's location : Belleville, IL
Writer's Military Unit : Unknown
Addressee : Brother

Discusses Sexual Prowess (with three other family letters - no date, 8/31/61, 4/12/62).
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : Walter
Writer's location : Nashville, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Father

A week after Ft Sumter, the South prepares for war.
Number of pages : 2

  1  
Writer : Unsigned
Writer's location : Pinckneyville, IL
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Sister

Passionate patriotic letter - "Never no Never" (Partial letter).
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Charles Ritner (Musician in Band)
Writer's location : Washington Arsenal Grounds
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Pennsylvania Volunteers
Addressee : (Blank)

Document - Discharge for severe homesickness.
Number of pages : 1

  1  
Writer : Elmora Anthony
Writer's location : Camp Trousdale, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 7th Tennessee Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Wife has chosen to live with husband in camp.
Number of pages : 5

  1  
Writer : Pvt. John G. Darling
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd New Hampshire Volunteers
Addressee : Friend Dwight

Describes Washington D.C. and speaks of his negro beauty.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Wells C. Haynes
Writer's location : Fairfax Court House, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd New Hampshire Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Letter written on captured colorized bookplate.
Number of pages : 2. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Thomas M.C. Hane
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Company C 6th Regiment
Addressee : Friend Dick

Regarding battle of "First Bull Run" plus error printed envelope.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Chaplain Levi W. Norton
Writer's location : Camp Caldwell, DE
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 72 New York Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Chaplain's letter describes services with sketch of tents and map.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : Charley
Writer's location : Camp Union
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Massachusetts Cavalry
Addressee : Wife

"I go forth without fear of trembling"
Number of pages : 3

  1  
Writer : Cadmus M. Amoss
Writer's location : Camp Washington, Yorktown, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Cobbs Georgia Legion
Addressee : Wife

Witnesses his first storm at sea - War has set him and thousands of others, ten years behind in business.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : A.A. Abernathy
Writer's location : Bowling Green, KY
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Grandmother

"It is not my desire to kill any man"
Number of pages : 1

  1  
Writer : Francis W. Baker
Writer's location : Falls Church, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Wife

"Killed on their own soil by their own countrymen"
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Thomas Williams
Writer's location : HQ 1st Regiment
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Regiment, New York Cavalry
Addressee : Col. McReynolds

Re: Charges against an officer for violent conduct.
Number of pages : 3

  1  
Writer : Charles H. Mendell
Writer's location : Annapolis, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 23rd Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers
Addressee : My Kind Pastor

One of the hardest temptations is a game of cards.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : "C.C.N."
Writer's location : Camp Benton, St. Louis, MO
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Wife

Describes life in the barracks - Makeshift Thanksgiving feast (Lithographed letterhead)
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : "A.K."
Writer's location : Camp Barker, Cairo, IL
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Cousin Hattie

Describes scouting in Missouri - "Battles are not fought without the loss of life and some must fall"
Number of pages : 8

  1  
Writer : Capt. William B. Alexander
Writer's location : Camp Andrew
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 23rd Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Officer and slave talk sex.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : 3rd Lt. William Nunnally
Writer's location : Camp Ruffin, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 13th NC Infantry
Addressee : Brother

Mentions baseball, visit to CSS Merrimack, getting drunk on eggnog, kite flying.
Number of pages : 2

  1  
Writer : Mifflin Gilbert
Writer's location : Camp Goodman
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 28th PA. Infantry Volunteers
Addressee : Sister

Hide bottle of brandy in loaf of bread"
Number of pages : 2 1/2. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : E. Henry
Writer's location : Camp Sorthumberland?
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 96th PA Infantry
Addressee : Father & Sisters

Balloon Reconnaissance over Manassas (See also Balloon 2/27/63 and 6/18/63).
Number of pages : 5

  1  
Writer : Pvt. George R. Baldwin
Writer's location : Fort Scott, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Co. C - 1st Connecticut, Heavy Artillery
Addressee : Friend Ellery

Whore House Escapades.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : J. W. Austin
Writer's location : New Madrid, MO
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 5th Iowa Infantry
Addressee : Brother, Sister, Father

Damaging storm, cannonating at Island #10, soldiers being killed and injured playing with shells.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : E.S. Reed
Writer's location : City, NC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 23rd Massachusetts Regiment
Addressee : Friend

Fighting in knee deep mud. "I got struck twice with a ball"
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Hank Lamereaux
Writer's location : New Bern, NC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Brother

Soldier struck by lightning.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : Capt. John N.Wiedemyer
Writer's location : Camp Churchill Clark, Corinth, MS
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 6th Missouri Infantry
Addressee : Wife

"Give one a patriot's grave but not a coward's name"
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Unsigned
Writer's location : Camp No. 7, near Corinth, MS
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Wife

Soldiers prick their ears only when bulldogs (cannons) bark. Regiment issued new clothing.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Capt. John M. Huntington
Writer's location : Clarksburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 86th Regiment Ohio Volunteers
Addressee : (Blank)

Whimsical Civil War Broadside
Number of pages : 1

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Isaac Newton
Writer's location : Ft Morgan, N&C RR, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 37th Illinois Infantry
Addressee : Sister

Soldiers falling in love with locals - Trading salt and coffee for whiskey with rebels - deer hunt - (Original drawing on masthead) (See also Trading 6/25/63, 7/20/63, 8/10/64, 12/18/64).
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Col. J. A. Mulligan
Writer's location : Camp Comiskey, New Creek, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 23rd Illinois Volunteers
Addressee : Major Naughton

"It is sad to think that through all this quiet and magnificence ... there shall be blows and blood and ruin"
Number of pages : 3

  1  
Writer : Daniel Davis
Writer's location : Near Culpepper C.H., VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 46th Pennsylvania Volunteers
Addressee : Brother

Re: Counterfeit Confederate Notes
Number of pages : 3

  1  
Writer : Major Clark S. Edwards
Writer's location : HQ, Harrison Landing, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 5th Maine Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Midnight artillary battle - "Had a merry drunk"
Number of pages : 5 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : C.S. Graham
Writer's location : Heyworth
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Brother

Town buys a flag for its soldiers going off to war.
Number of pages : 1 1/2

  1  
Writer : Rebecca Wiswell
Writer's location : Georgetown Seminary Hospital
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Nurse
Addressee : Friend

Union nurse writes of a soldier's death after Antietam (See also Nurse 9/29/63).
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Edward J. Rinebold
Writer's location : VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers
Addressee : Friend

Soldier shoots himself in foot to try to get a discharge.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : E.T. Austin (sister of soldier)
Writer's location : Unknown
Writer's Military Unit : N/A, Civilian
Addressee : Zadak Austin, 5th Battalion, NY Infantry

How the brave soldier was wounded at Antietam.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Luther F. Davis
Writer's location : Near Perryville, KY
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Ohio 121st Infantry
Addressee : Brother

Describes "camp houses" and drilling
Number of pages : 3 and envelope. Illustrated.

  1  
Writer : Samuel F. Emerson
Writer's location : Near Leesberg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 3rd Maine Infantry
Addressee : Father

"I have already fought on seven different battlefields and I have seen enough"
Number of pages : 2

  1  
Writer : J.J. Campbell
Writer's location : Brooke's Station, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 42nd Pennsylvania Regiment
Addressee : Friend

Describes foraging for food in a pig pen.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : C.R.P. Rogers
Writer's location : Port Royal
Writer's Military Unit : Union, U.S.S. Wabash
Addressee : Son

Father writes a moral code for his son.
Number of pages : 4

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Joseph H. Capen
Writer's location : Camp Stevenson, Newbern
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 44th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Parents and Brother

Lengthy description of all types of camp daily activities.
Number of pages : 20 and envelope.

  1  
Writer : Sgt. Lewis Sims
Writer's location : Fort Pickeren near Memphis
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 89th Indiana Infantry
Addressee : Wife

In a state of alarm, waiting to do battle with the rebels - mentions he is teaching a slave boy to read and write.
Number of pages : 8

  1  
Writer : Pvt. Albert C. Pray
Writer's location : Fort Schuyler, NY
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 20th Maine Infantry
Addressee : Brothers and Sister

Comments on the war and on politicians and generals - Discusses forced march, Battle of South Mountain.
Number of pages : 10 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Capt. Chief Quartermaster Charles G. Sawtelle
Writer's location : Stafford Heights, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd Corps. Army of Potomac
Addressee : My dear Aurell

Officer apologizes for getting drunk (Name signed in artwork).
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : J.C. Williams
Writer's location : Unknown
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 7th South Carolina
Addressee : Parents

Snowball fight (See also Snowball 2/27/63).
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : Lewis
Writer's location : Near Murfreesboro, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 3rd Brigade 3rd Division 20th Army Corps
Addressee : Hettie

Describes a tour of the picket lines and the devastation around them - Plus slave story.
Number of pages : 5 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : William S. Campbell
Writer's location : Near Fredericksburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 5th Alabama Infantry
Addressee : Bill

Snowball fight. Yankee balloons - "Fight them to the last" .
Number of pages : 6

  2  
Writer : Capt. Watson Sloan
Writer's location : Headquarters Picket Post No. 4 Clarksville, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 102nd Regiment Ohio
Addressee : Friends at Home

Acts as a steamboat guard - using black labor for construction - a false alarm calls the regiment out to battle.
Number of pages : 8 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : "M" (a woman)
Writer's location : New Orleans, LA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Friend

Battle of the Parasols.
Number of pages : 14

  2  
Writer : Capt. John M. Weidemeyer
Writer's location : Camp at Grand Gulf
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 6th Missouri Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Love Letter .
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Sgt. J.E. Wallis
Writer's location : Galveston, TX
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 20th Texas Regiment
Addressee : Wife

Battle of Big Brothel.
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Brother George
Writer's location : Camp near Stafford C.H. VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 11th Corps
Addressee : Sister

Lincoln reviews the troops - "He looks haggard and careworn".
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Pvt. Nathan Hallock
Writer's location : Near Falmouth, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 124th New York Infantry
Addressee : Father

"The President looks very careworn" - Review of corps by Pres. Lincoln and Gen. Hooker
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : Dennis Tuttle
Writer's location : Camp Donna, Isabella, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Wife

A union corporal gives birth on the picket line.
Number of pages : 4 1/2

  2  
Writer : S.C. Wilkerson (?)
Writer's location : Allisona, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 18th Alabama Regiment
Addressee : Wife

A loving letter.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Lt. Martin Miller
Writer's location : McNairy Station, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Sister

Crossing Great Bear Creek - Ladies chew and smoke tobacco and have very large feet!
Number of pages : 3 1/4

  2  
Writer : Corporal Roland J. Cook
Writer's location : Bell Buckle, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 2nd Arkansas Infantry
Addressee : Cousin

Discusses Negroes being carried off and conscripted by the Federals.
Number of pages : 3

  2  
Writer : H.R. Doud
Writer's location : Camp at Banks Ford
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Friend

"The rebs throwed shells at our balloon but did not hit it".
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : David M. Cushing
Writer's location : Near Port Hudson
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 53rd Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Brother

Yanks and rebels sing - Flag of truce.
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : "Benby"
Writer's location : Port Hudson
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Brother & Sister

Fort Hudson surrenders-Rebels might have held on if they had not faced starvation.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Pvt. John Black
Writer's location : Sharpsburg Ford, Potomac River
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 12 Penn. Cavalry
Addressee : My loving Friend

Union chats with Confederates and gives them whiskey after Battle of Gettysburg.
Number of pages : 3

  2  
Writer : Herbert
Writer's location : Union City, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Mother

Excellent commentary on slavery and its ramifications.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Sgt. Sampson J.D. Whiteman
Writer's location : Newbern, NC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 3rd New York Cavalry
Addressee : Cousin

All male cotillion- Advice on associating with friends.
Number of pages : 8 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Edward Henry
Writer's location : New Baltimore, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 96th Pennsylvania Infantry
Addressee : Sister

Drummed out of the Regiment.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Dr. Fossard
Writer's location : Near Culpepper C.H., VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 146th Regiment New York Volunteers
Addressee : Dan (?)

Union surgeon and his lady of easy virtue.
Number of pages : 3

  2  
Writer : Phebe J. Parker
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Nurse
Addressee : Brother

Civil War Nurse discusses nursing activities, touring Washington and seeing Pres. Lincoln (See also Nurse 9/20/62).
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Capt. A.W. Alvord
Writer's location : Camp Austin, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 109th New York Volunteers
Addressee : Adjutant Jewett

Pleading for Whiskey-with response by Jewett on verso.
Number of pages : 1

  2  
Writer : James W. Bartlett
Writer's location : Blain's Cross Roads, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 35th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Wife

First use of barbed wire-soldiers wearing all kinds of clothing, including women's.
Number of pages : 6

  2  
Writer : Qtrmaster J.F. Andrews
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Rhode Island Cavalry
Addressee : Wife

Lincoln's New Year's Reception.
Number of pages : 4 and illustrated envelope. Illustrated.

  2  
Writer : Pvt. Lewis Josselyn
Writer's location : Baton Rouge, LA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 38th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Going to a "nigger ball"
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Corp. Arthur M. Stone
Writer's location : Cumberland, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 34th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Drunk soldier claims he was captured by the Confederates
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Col. Charles W. Drew
Writer's location : Port Hudson
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 4th Infantry Corps d'Afrique
Addressee : Col. Charles Dwight

Hanky Panky in the Corps d'Afrique
Number of pages : 6 1/4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Pvt. Benjamin M. Florence
Writer's location : Unknown
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 17th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Miss Ellen

Love letter home.
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : A.A. Winn
Writer's location : Madison Station, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Father

Fighting sham battle-Plus second brief undated letter.
Number of pages : 6

  2  
Writer : Capt. Charles R. Taylor
Writer's location : Grove Church, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry
Addressee : Col. Taylor

Pertaining to woman coming into lines with information on CSA troops in the area.
Number of pages : 1

  2  
Writer : Peleg Bradford
Writer's location : Fort Sumner, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Maine Artillary
Addressee : Dearest Friend

Love letter to "Cynth" McPherson (See also Love Letters 3/27/63, 5/7/63, 3/18/64, 7/2/64, 7/27/64, 10/26/64, 10/27/64).
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Pvt. John M. Lovejoy
Writer's location : Near Spotsylvania Court House, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 121st New York Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Battle of Spotsylvania - " a ball came so near to my head that I was knocked down by the concussion of air"
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Pvt. Henry Webb
Writer's location : Point Lookout Prison, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 50th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Mrs. Smiley

Two remarkable letters written to the mother of a soldier Webb killed at the Battle of the Wilderness - Written on pages taken from a book.
Number of pages : 2

  2  
Writer : Lewis Hanback
Writer's location : Camp on Good Hope Battlefield
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 27th Illinois Infantry
Addressee : Darling Hettie

Confederate soldier jumps into Yankee rifle pits - "How are you Yanks?"
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Major Thomas Morris
Writer's location : In the field near Dallas, GA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 111th Ohio Volunteers
Addressee : Mother

Recounts the horrors of war and the tragic death of his brother.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : Capt. Frederick B. Doten
Writer's location : Hdqtrs Third Brigade
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 14th Connecticut Infantry
Addressee : Darling Georgie

First two pages love letters to Georgie Welles. Picket firing ceases by mutual consent so that both sides can cook their cakes and coffee.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : C.C. Mobley
Writer's location : Division Hospital near Petersburg
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 43rd Alabama Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Written on Union Morning Report Form - Prepared to meet death and God - Mails delayed - Paid 50 cents for this sheet of paper and much more.
Number of pages : 2. Illustrated.

  2  
Writer : Thomas Jefferson Campbell (C )
Writer's location : Near Berryville, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 48th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Cousin

Written on captured Union song sheet - has marched over 500 miles - unit has barely enough men for a color guard.
Number of pages : 2 and envelope. Illustrated.

  2  
Writer : Unknown Soldier - Job
Writer's location : Triana, AL
Writer's Military Unit : Unknown
Addressee : Flora

Refers to "I don't have any inclination whatever of dying" - Talks about "What a fine thing letter writing is" - Mentions his loving attachment to Flora.
Number of pages : 4

  2  
Writer : Nason B. Will
Writer's location : Camp 12th VA, Sussex County, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 12th Virginia Cavalry
Addressee : Cousin

Women can fight with broomsticks, flat irons, butcher knives, etc.
Number of pages : 2 and envelope.

  2  
Writer : George B. Noyes
Writer's location : Deep Bottom, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 11th Maine Infantry
Addressee : Friend Emery

The regiment that never runs. "Honor lies on the field and disgrace in the gutter"
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Joseph Henry Pierce
Writer's location : Before Petersburg
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 36th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Friend

Many of the officers were known to be drunk at the Battle of Crater.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Pvt. Ezra P. Prentice
Writer's location : Camp near Petersburg
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 5th New York Veteran Volunteers Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Life on the picket lines-Trading with the Rebels.
Number of pages : 3

  3  
Writer : Parris M Lauw
Writer's location : Berryville, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 18th Connecticut Infantry
Addressee : Wife

Pertaining to the guerrillas operating in the area and tactics against them.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Ensign J. Louis Harris
Writer's location : Off Fort Morgan, Mobile Bay
Writer's Military Unit : Union, U.S.S. Chickasaw
Addressee : Dear Emmie

Fighting on board the ironclad "Chickasaw".
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : F. H. Bond
Writer's location : Fort Federal Hill Baltimore, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Mother

John Brown-Rebel prisoners-Other war content.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Asst Surgeon C. James Terrell
Writer's location : East View?
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : General William Taliaferro

Prays for victory and the relief of POWs - Mentions many taking the oath of allegiance to the U.S.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Edward H. Daugherty
Writer's location : Pine Bluff, AR
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 28th Wisconsin
Addressee : Brother

Fighting rebels in Arkansas and hanging a Confederate spy.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Matthew McCann
Writer's location : Camp before Petersburg
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 132nd Regiment
Addressee : Wife and Child

Fraternization - Pickets negotiate a cease fire at the front.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : N. Palmer
Writer's location : Martinsburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Parents

Description of camp life prior to battle.
Number of pages : 3. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : "ALR"
Writer's location : Fort Hayes, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Brother

Patriotic letter - "In order to preserve this union unsullied and untarnished, slavery must become extinct"
Number of pages : 3. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Robert Taylor
Writer's location : Camp Casey Washington DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 45th Pennsylvania Regiment Co. B
Addressee : Miss Rachel Ziza

Love Letter comments, see letter below from 10/27/1864 - 1. Seems that Haws wrote the letter for Taylor. 2. Both letters seem to be written in the same hand. 3. Both women live in Yelaington, Davis County, KY. 4. Both men are in the 45th PA Regiment. 5. Poetry is the same in both letters.
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Thorton Haws
Writer's location : Camp Casey Washington DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 45th Pennsylvania Regiment Co. B
Addressee : Miss Pegga Taylor

Love Letter comments, see letter above from 10/26/1864 - 1. Seems that Haws wrote the letter for Taylor. 2. Both letters seem to be written in the same hand. 3. Both women live in Yelaington, Davis County, KY. 4. Both men are in the 45th PA Regiment. 5. Poetry is the same in both letters.
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Pvt. James E. Russell
Writer's location : Point Lookout, MD
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 5th Massachusetts Cavalry
Addressee : Friend Mr. Okson

Colored cavalryman warns the rebels that the black Yankees are coming.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Edward Minnie (?)
Writer's location : Before Petersburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Miss. Mary Marsh

Trading sugar and coffee for tobacco - also trading hats for rebel caps.
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : 2nd Lt. Charles W. Smith
Writer's location : Near Petersbury, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 1st Connecticut Artillery
Addressee : Miss Emma Leach

Yankee deserts to the rebels.
Number of pages : 3 1/2 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Capt. S. Boyer Davis
Writer's location : Johnson's Island, OH
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : My Dear Friends

POW letter written the night before Davis was to be hanged as a spy.
Number of pages : 1

  3  
Writer : Pvt. E.A. Klipstein
Writer's location : Camp 8th VA Regiment
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 8th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Son James

Goose shoot between Yankee and Confederate soldiers.
Number of pages : 2

  3  
Writer : James Henderson
Writer's location : Camp 67th, OH
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 67th Ohio Infantry
Addressee : Brother and Sister

Exchange papers with rebels - Rebels keep constant firing at night to prevent desertions but they still occur.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : William H. Green
Writer's location : Nashville, TN
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 45th New York Volunteers
Addressee : Father and Mother

Tenessee women spit tobacco and smoke cigars - 14 year old deserter.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : H.D. Burr
Writer's location : On the Weldon Road
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 2nd Connecticut Artillery
Addressee : Sister

"What an ocean of blood it has taken to wipe out the stain of slavery"
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : Pvt. Charles B. Church
Writer's location : Camp near Petersburg, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 122nd Ohio Infantry
Addressee : Parents

Description of an execution.
Number of pages : 3 and envelope. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Samuel L. Graham
Writer's location : Aunt Fanny Daniel's House
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 34th Virginia Infantry
Addressee : Cousins

Evacuation and fall of Richmond.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Charles L. Fales
Writer's location : Near Clover Hill (Appomattox 30 miles from Lynchburg, VA)
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 11th Massachusetts. Volunteers
Addressee : Sister

Lee's surrender.
Number of pages : 4. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Col. William McArthur
Writer's location : Near Appomattox Courthouse in the field, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 8th Maine Volunteers
Addressee : Father

Lee's surrender.
Number of pages : 3 1/2

  3  
Writer : Corp. Patrick Murphy
Writer's location : Camp near Burksville, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, Unknown
Addressee : Uncle and Aunt

Lee's Surrender and Lincoln's Assassination.
Number of pages : 3. Illustrated.

  3  
Writer : Capt. Samuel C. Pierce
Writer's location : Suffolk, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 3rd New York Cavalry
Addressee : Dearest Ellen

Lincoln's Assassination.
Number of pages : 8

  3  
Writer : Corp. Arthur M. Stone
Writer's location : Richmond, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 34th Massachusetts Infantry
Addressee : Mother

Surrender of Johnston - Assassination of Lincoln - Appomattox captured flags sent to Washington, DC.
Number of pages : 4 and envelope.

  3  
Writer : L.A. Jobe
Writer's location : Gainsville, AL
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, 9th Mississippi Cavalry
Addressee : Dearest Kate

Surrender of General Canby and General Johnston.
Number of pages : 3 1/2

  3  
Writer : Col. William McArthur
Writer's location : Near Richmond, VA
Writer's Military Unit : Union, 8th Maine Volunteers
Addressee : Father

War's End.
Number of pages : 2

  3  
Writer : John Allen
Writer's location : Hoffman House, NY
Writer's Military Unit : N/A, Civilian
Addressee : Nephew

"What an eventful month has been the last in the history of the nation" - mentions surrender of Lee and assassination of Lincoln.
Number of pages : 4

  3  
Writer : Thomas J. Moore
Writer's location : U.S. Military Prison Johnson's Island, OH
Writer's Military Unit : Confederate, Unknown
Addressee : Cousin

Confederate prisoner hates to take The Oath of Allegiance.
Number of pages : 1

  3  
Writer : Pvt. Charles W. Wall
Writer's location : Washington, DC
Writer's Military Unit : Union, New York Volunteers
Addressee : Capt. William Morgan

Requests leniency for having insulted the captain while drunk.
Number of pages : 2 1/2

  3  
Writer : Frank
Writer's location : Brooklyn, NY
Writer's Military Unit : N/A, Probably a Civilian
Addressee : Mrs. Morehouse

"If anyone has wrongs to correct, the ballot box is the place to do it and not the battlefield"
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

 
Series II. Letters from Dr. William Harrison Githens [series]:
Dr. Githens wrote most of these letters while serving as a surgeon with the 78th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, 2nd Brigade, 2nd Division 14th Army Corps, and the U.S. General Hospital Division No. 10.

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Camp near Hamburg, TN
Addressee : Wife

"Still in all this beautiful land is desolation -the desolation of war." "Our boys seem determined - and most of them are anxious to fight."
Number of pages : 3

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Philadelphia, PA
Addressee : Wife

Studying medicine in Phil.-Tours the city during Thanksgiving (Letter is incomplete).
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Bridgeport, AL
Addressee : Wife

Describes crossing the mountains on a hard seven mile march with ambulances and twelve hundred teams in the ambulance train.
Number of pages : 3

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Field hospital three miles north of Chattanooga, TN
Addressee : Wife

Terrible battle on Sunday-"we had 90 ambulances and about 40 wagons loaded-estimated at 700 wounded some of them very badly." "Sixty miles over the mountains"..."six days going and coming"-"thousands of wounded here in tents"..."our boys have proved themselves brave and noble soldiers".
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Chattanooga, TN
Addressee : Wife

"Deserters still come in large numbers than ever. They say there is no use in fighting us any longer that the country is alive with "Yanks"..."It requires a hard struggle to decide between one's family and his country in danger"..."the hardships that may follow are almost too much to be borne. Yet in after years those who live to see the end will look back with pride" - Discusses his finances.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Camp near Chattanooga, TN
Addressee : Wife

Back from almost a month long march - Describes the conditions on their return. "Our poor boys were nearly naked-dirty and barefooted". Discusses a possible leave of absence. Shows concern for his wife's pregnancy (confinement). Reviews his finances. "I will have the proud satisfaction of having done my duty for my country."
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Hospital, Chattanooga, TN
Addressee : Wife

Wife is about to give birth and Githens is anxious to know the result-Talks about a Surgeon's position and the possibility of going home-Mentions a sudden storm and very cold weather-Discusses use of churches and fine residences for hospitals, officer headquarters and for defenses - "This country will bear the devastating marks of war for many a year".
Number of pages : 3

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Near Chattanooga, TN
Addressee : Louise (Daughter)

Reminds her of the importance of writing and spelling, as well as music - Wants her to be a good scholar -""Jack" (a black boy) has just come with his book wrong end up to ask me what some little letters spell"..."He seems pretty sharp"..."some of the Black Boys learn to read in a few weeks"... "if they only had teachers some of them would make good scholars"... "you wish for me to come home - how will the poor wounded boys get along - they must be taken care of"..."some of the poor fellows still lay here in the field Hospitals - poor and pale" - Talks about family affairs. Signed "Father"
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : U.S. General Hospital, Chattanooga, TN
Addressee : Wife

Wife has given birth to a boy-Mentions children and family-Discusses a leave of absence disapproved-Conditions at camp are much improved-Mentions Battle of Chickamauga and Mission Ridge-Many people are returning, bands are playng as civilization returns.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : U.S. General Hopsital, Chattanooga, TN
Addressee : Wife

Talks of church services, the singing, the sermon-Anxious to get home on leave of absence-Thinks, for the children, "I could commence with new energies" and "make a name for myself that they would be proud of". Closes by saying "I have seen enough of battles and war-and have satisfied myself that I am not a coward-but a man is a fool to want to see more than one battle". (See also 9/18/64).
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Brigade hospital, near Rossville, GA
Addressee : Wife

He is very homesick and has received no letters- But "when I think how much is needed and how much willing hands may do, I feel that there is no way but to gather fresh courage and try a while longer" - Talks about deserters - "The desolation and sorrow that they have caused will be a stain on them as long as they live"..."poor deluded mortals they know not what they did".
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Headquarters, near Rossville, GA
Addressee : Wife

May at any moment get marching orders and is sending most of his clothing to the rear-Went out to the battlefields to take up the dead for burial in the new U.S. Cemetery in Chattanooga-"we were glad to have a chance to put the poor fellows where they can rest in peace-we must not think defeat after having gained so much". Also talks about their financial position.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Camp, in the woods in the rail road about five miles from Marietta, GA
Addressee : Wife

Discusses a potential battle for Marietta and is very positive about their military position-Mentions the Southern corn diet-Wishes he could be home for the 4th of July-Describes the band music that cheers the troops-Discusses the rebel deserters who are lied to by their officers and keep coming every day-"the poor deluded folks keep on fighting and sacrificing thousands of lives on both sides" - Army has complete confidence in General Sherman and "we'll go wherever he tells them".
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Camp, three or four miles southwest of Marietta, GA
Addressee : Wife

Writes about Church - "today being a beautiful Sabbath as calm and quiet as though no such thing as war existed" - Wishes he was home - Mentions General Sherman's strategy of "running around their (Rebel) ends" - Discusses his pay and his finances.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Hospital, Chattahoochee River, GA
Addressee : Wife

Mentions "there has been but little fighting for a few days...we have a very large force across the river and the prospect is very fair that we will be in Atlanta before long" - Writes "ours and the Rebel picket lines are close together...will all have some wonderful old soldier stories to tell if we get home".
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Hospital, Chattahoochie River, Trinings (?) Station, GA
Addressee : Daughter

Writes "Don't think how anxious we soldiers are to get letters on anything from home - reminding us of comfort and plenty-and the quiet times of peace" - Asks that his daughter attend diligently to her studies - Talks about his son Willie - Hopes Ma will have enough money to raise chickens and two or three pigs - Mentions that the sick and wounded get plenty to eat and are well cared for.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Hospital, 4 Miles from the Chattahoochee on the road to Atlanta, GA
Addressee : Wife

"Atlanta is ours" - "We had quite a number wounded in the Division and a good many sick"..." dressing wounded before sunrise-and worked til late in the day before ambulances were sent - then we loaded and sent away load after load until late in the night"..."I don't doubt that there is more rejoicing at home than here" - "the soldier soon becomes indifferent to all joys and sorrows" - Describes John McGovern's roadside grave - "How we long for the slaughter to stop"
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Hospital, 5 or 6 miles from Atlanta, GA
Addressee : Wife

Mentions that he was mistaken; Atlanta has not been taken but their forces occupy strong positions-Writes about possible new hospital locations-Conditions are good except for thousands of flies - "They are into everything-we hardly bother to skim them out of our coffee or soup." Talks about how hard it is to replace clothing - "Things are so enormously high that I can hardly afford them" (Letter is incomplete)
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Hospital, 5 miles S.W. Atlanta, GA
Addressee : Wife

Talks about the children, their finances, improvements on the house - He needs clothes -"I am the shabbiest dressed Medical Officer here" - Comments on the campaign "our Commander is not very keen to take Atlanta just at present" - Discusses in graphic terms the treatment of battle wounds.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Hospital, Atlanta, GA
Addressee : Wife

Mentions improvements to the house-His division is going to garrison Atlanta-He is in charge of the Amputated Ward and the worst cases and gets a great many compliments from the soldiers- Gen'l Sherman has issued orders to remove the rebel civilians-"it seems cruel almost to require families to leave their homes and go, they know not where" - Discusses distinctions in rank -Talks about a future medical practice and that he will no longer accept any position in the Army.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Dept. Cumberland Medical College Atlanta, GA
Addressee : Wife

Mentions slowly entering Atlanta-Using bales of cotton for beds-"I suppose there was a good deal of rejoicing all through the North at our success-but we took it very cooly-one thing made it different, our sad losses-and the care of the wounded". Describes the environment, train whistles, engine bells, various bands, etc. - "quite a contrast to laying out in the woods for months and being treated to ten inch shells for music" - Balance of letter is about getting paid and his finances; also about the surgical skills he has developed.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Medical College, Atlanta, GA
Addressee : Wife

Discusses a church service - Only thing missing is the female voice - Soldiers on guard at the door - Soldiers are taking "a resting spell" - Working day and night to build comfortable quarters - Mentions how homes are destroyed to get wood and brick.
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Officers' Hospital, 24th and Chestnut St. Philadelphia, PA
Addressee : Wife

"I feel like getting well rapidly-gaining strength quite fast"..."I expect it will be several days yet before I am in condition to travel". Talks about getting home and his plans for the future - "I shall count the hours until I am free once more yet I would much prefer to see the war ended first-You know I would get a little credit for the long years of hardship already endured if I should come home a few months before the rest did. Still that would matter very little if my own conscience was satisfied"
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Camp, Holly Springs, NC
Addressee : Wife

"This cruel war is over at last and we are to start for home" - Talks about travel arrangements to get home - Has ordered newspapers containing information about Lincoln's murder - Closes letter by saying "when orders are read that all the rebel armies have surrendered and that we are to go home, then the woods ring - old hats go up into the air and every kind of noisy demonstration is resorted to"
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Headquarters, near Fort Slemmer, Washington, DC
Addressee : Daughter

He is on his way home hopefully looking forward to a 4th of July welcome celebration - "all these days of toil are over and I hope forever - still we do not regret what we have endured when we think how much good it has done"
Number of pages : 2

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Headquarters, camp, near Fort Slemmer, Washington , DC
Addressee : Wife

Disappointed that he has been detained so long and is going through such tedious paperwork - "I shall be so glad when I am once more free - when I can call myself and my time my own"..."I am more impatient at a week's delay than I used to be at a month"..."it seems that I have grown so accustomed to excitement and danger that the dull monotony of home life will soon tire - I hope not - for I used to love home as well as anyone"
Number of pages : 4

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Hamilton, IL
Addressee : Sarah (Githen's grand - daughter)

Congratulates his granddaughter on the fact that she is about to receive her teacher's credentials - Talks about the weather and the and the local bird population - Mentions family affairs - Signed "Gramps"
Number of pages : 3 and envelope.

  4  
Writer : The Carthage Republican
Writer's location : Carthage, IL

The Carthage Republican - Githens' Obituary


  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Unknown
Addressee : Mr. President

Discusses horticulture and gardening.
Number of pages : 8 page photocopy

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Nashiville, Tennessee and Macon City, Missouri
Addressee : Wife

Three letters, two are just dealer description not the actual letter, all are copies. Discuss churches in Nashville TN, illness of soldiers, living conditions, Battle of Platt City, MO.
Number of pages : 5 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife

Four letters, two are just dealer description, not the actual letter, all are copies. Discuss Fort Payne, Kentucky, Bird's Point Missouri, drunkenness, buying a horse, Pittsburgh Landing, Tennessee River, Cairo, illness of men.
Number of pages : 8 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Philadelphia, PA
Addressee : Wife

Six letters, all are copies. Discuss taking musket balls from trees as keepsakes, Continental Hotel in Philadelphia Pennsylvania, Cousin Sammy Scull, taking classes in Philadelphia and wondering about being able to afford a graduating, visiting the mint to see money being made and the Academy of Sciences, also other sites of Philadelphia including the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. Mentions church attendees in their furs, wishing he and his wife were rich to travel, wanting to be home for Christmas.
Number of pages : 16 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife and daughter Louise

Nine letters, several are just dealer description not the actual letter, all are copies. Discuss troop movements, homesickness, battle at Franklin Tennessee, botched hanging of Confederate spies, taking over a confederate camp, with map, encouragement to daughter to keep up studies,
Number of pages : 17 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife

Six letters, all are copies. Discuss wounded soldiers, hunger, measles, mumps, smallpox, blistered feet, Confederate deserters, Chattanooga Tennessee, Chickamauga Station battle, sketches of soldier life.
Number of pages :21 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife

Seven letters, several are just dealer description not the actual letter, all are copies. Discuss a brother digging grave for another brother, re-electing Lincoln, citizen rations, Georgia, bringing decaying remains in from the battlefield, church.
Number of pages : 17 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife

Five letters, several are just dealer description not the actual letter, all are copies. Discuss Chattanooga, starving rebels, buying a house, bad vaccines causing the soldiers sores, retrieving dead from the field.
Number of pages :18 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife and daughter

Nine letters, several are just dealer description not the actual letter, all are copies. Discuss capturing several thousand pounds of tobacco and prisoners, amputations, women, battle of Kennisaw Mountain, schoolwork of his daughter, Atlanta,
Number of pages : 16 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife

Five letters, all are copies. Discuss taking in rebel wounded and dead, severe wounds, maggots in wounds, shot to the head of Colonel, Van Vleck, rebels destroying millions of dollars of property as they retreated, people of the South relating to Yankees,
Number of pages : 23 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife

Six letters, all are copies. Discuss cold weather sleeping, soldier life, lack of pay, occupying a wealthy plantation mansion, U.S. Christian Commission, Christmas.
Number of pages : 12 pages of photocopies

  4  
Writer : William Harrison Githens
Writer's location : Various
Addressee : Wife

Nine letters, all are copies. Discuss camp life, battles, capture of Richmond and Petersburg, end of the war,
Number of pages : 23 pages of photocopies

 
Series III. Documents [series]:
  5  
Draft avoidance
Commutation Money receipt for avoiding the Union draft by paying a $300 fee. Yonkers, NY.
Rudin # M-60

  5  
Draft avoidance: certificate of substitution
Form used when one person paid another to take their place in the Military Service during the Civil War. Newton Green pays Asathus A. Hart $400 to act as his substitute.
Rudin # M-61

  5  
Draft avoidance
Certificate certifies that H.C. Gregerson is entitled to be paid $300 as a substitute for a drafted NY Policeman. Additional document acknowledges receipt of the $300.
Rudin # M-62

  5  
Substitute soldier bounty payment
Certificate names a substitute soldier with a bounty payment of $300. Additional document releases NY Substitute Committee of claim.
Rudin # M-63

  5  
Substitute broker card
Business card for Haynes, Webb and Co. General Substitute Brokers - Bounties paid to Substitutes and Volunteers to fight in Civil War.
Rudin # M-63A

  5  
New York Draft Exemptions
Commutation Money Receipt indicating commutation money received from 18 men exempting them from the Federal Draft.
Rudin # M-64

  5  
Drummer boy discharge
Certificate of Discharge for a 13 year old drummer boy by reason of a physical disability.
Rudin # M-65

  5  
General Orders No. 3
Act to provide for the appointment of a General in Chief of the Armies of the Confederate States.
Rudin # A-139

  5  
General Orders No. 4
Accused of desertion, Pvt. George Hoffer receives a sentence of 10 years at hard labor with a ball of 24 pounds attached to his leg by a chain four feet long.
Rudin # M-73A

  5  
General Orders No. 24
The restoration of the Union flag at Fort Sumter.
Rudin # A-13B

  5  
General Orders No. 32
Surgeon dismissed from the service for violation of 39th Article of War. (Fraudulent accounts)
Rudin # M-73

  5  
General Orders No. 43
Court martial of Major McKinstry, Quartermaster, charged with neglect of duty (buying in collusion with others) in 61 specifications. Lincoln approved sentence of dismissal from the service. Inked signature of General Hiram Scofield.
Rudin # M-72

  5  
General Orders No. 53
Court martials of deserters - men ordered to have their heads shaved and branded with the letter "D" and one man to be shot to death.
Rudin # M-76

  5  
General Orders No. 147
President Lincoln changes sentences of three soldiers.
Rudin # M-67

  5  
General Orders No. 148
Lincoln approves sentence of dishonorable discharge for a soldier who pleaded guilty to stealing from another private.
Rudin # M-71A

  5  
General Orders No. 149
Court martial of soldier for desertion and assault with intent to commit robbery and murder. Lincoln approves sentence to be shot.
Rudin # M-76A

  5  
General Orders No. 190
Pay schedule for men enlisting in the Regular Army offering premium, advanced pay, and bounty.
Rudin # M-66

  5  
General Orders No. 209
Court martial of a soldier found guilty of drunkenness on duty and conduct unbecoming an officer.
Rudin # M-68

  5  
General Orders No. 230
Court Martial found four men guilty of desertion, violation of oath of allegiance, and murder. Lincoln showed compassion and remitted all sentences. Two copies.
Rudin # M-70, 75

  5  
General Orders No. 240
Court Martial of two soldiers found guilty of desertion.
Rudin # M-69

  5  
General Orders No. 267
General Orders accusing eight different men of various charges punishable by a sentence of "To be shot to death".
Rudin # M-74

  5  
General Orders No. 306
Lincoln approves sentence of hanging for a soldier accused of being a guerilla.
Rudin # M-71

  5  
Engraving of the naval engagement between the Merrimac and the Monitor.
Rudin # M-77

  5  
Fort Sumter Note
Twenty-five cent note - The Bank of the State of South Carolina - Fort Sumter on fire.
Rudin # A-13A

  5  
Bounty: "Statement of Volunteer"
Soldier receives a $300 bounty for enlisting.
Rudin # M-41

  5  
Bounty Payment Bond
Payment Bond for $100 "on the call by the President for 500,000 men". To James Payne.
Rudin # M-42

  5  
Bounty Receipt
County Bounty Receipt for $6000 for fifteen union soldiers who signed up for the Civil War for three years.
Rudin # M-44

  5  
Bounty Receipt
Bounty receipt for $800 for two union soldiers who signed up for the Civil War for three years.
Rudin # M-45

  5  
Bounty Fund Bond
Bond used to raise funds to pay bounties to volunteers. ($300 bounty fund, interest 6%).
Rudin # M-45AA

  5  
Civil War Recruiting Broadside
Enlistment Recruiting Broadside for Mass. 2nd Regiment Heavy Artillery.
Rudin # M-55

  5  
Confederate Circular
Circular regarding officer's behavior in the field, by order of Brigadier General P.O. Hebert.
Rudin # M-55A

  5  
Wallpaper Book
Confederate "Chaudron's Spelling Book" - Front and back covers printed on double-folded, ornate fancy wallpaper (see inside back cover and also "To the Public" preface referring to "scarcity of materials".) From the Henderschott Collection of Confederate Imprints.
Rudin # M-97

  5  
Wallpaper envelope plus letter
Wallpaper envelope (no stamp) with letter from Sgt. Baker hand-carried to wife regarding clothing and naming of their baby.
Rudin # M-98

  5  
Necessity Paper
Being short of paper, soldier, Elisha O. Drake, writes on Soldier's Eagle Discharge Form. Discusses paying bills, re-enlisting, and photographs of Generals.
Rudin # M-101

  5  
Necessity Paper
Albert R. Whitney writes letter on Magnus hand colored patriotic song sheet discussing the campground, the lack of water, and the need for a box of clothing.
Rudin # M-101A

  5  
Necessity Paper
CSA North Carolina 25 Cent Note printed on back of 1863 North Carolina $20 Note.
Rudin # M-101B

  5  
Necessity Paper
Five Confederate Georgia Treasury Notes in denominations of 5 cents, 10 cents, 25 cents, 50 cents, and 75 cents, all printed on reverse of $4 note (not a popular denomination) because of the scarcity of paper.
Rudin # M-101C

  5  
Necessity Stationary
Confederate Patriotic Stationery with cannon, flag, and patriotic verse printed on brown Confederate necessity paper. Two different size letter sheets unused plus one envelope.
Rudin # M-83

  5  
Necessity Paper
Letter written by Union soldier to his sister on captured Confederate post office ledger.
Rudin # M-83A

  5  
Necessity Paper
Statement for a deceased Confederate soldier on necessity paper printed on official Republic of Mexico paper.
Rudin # M-84

  6  
Necessity Paper
Hand made envelope from a printed sheet of a piano songbook. Postally used. Capt. HL Van Eaton.
Rudin # M-85

  6  
Necessity Paper
Confederate Soldiers' Pass printed on verso of a Mississippi government form.
Rudin # M-86A

  6  
Necessity Paper
Soldier's letter (T.A. Taggart) on mocha colored necessity paper.
Rudin # M-86B

  7  
Wallpaper newspaper
"The Junior Register" - Rare wallpaper edition printed on the back of wallpaper due to shortage of newsprint.
Rudin # M-100

  7  
Necessity paper newspaper
Houston Daily Telegraph printed on tan corn husk paper.
Rudin # M-100A

  7  
Wallpaper newspaper
The Tri-Weekly Telegraph printed on green corn husk paper.
Rudin # M-100B

  6  
Civil War Pass
Civil War Pass allowing "F. Pool 3 days over the Bridges within the Original lines" signed by Captain Drake De Kay.
Rudin # M-87

  6  
Password (confederate)
An original password paper signed by Phinney Adjt.
Rudin # M-88

  7  
Davis, Jefferson
The Capture of Jeff Davis lithograph.
Rudin # A-59

  6  
Davis, Jefferson
Insightful letter into the thinking of Jefferson Davis.
Rudin # A-60

  6  
Program for the second Inauguration of Jefferson Davis and Alexander Stephens
Rudin # A-58

  6  
Davis, Jefferson
Rudin # A-57

  6  
Miniature of Lee's General Orders No. 9
Lee's Farewell Address in a 1" square in the top left corner with hand-colored flags on a miniature cover. Written by Edward Pollard.
Rudin # M-78

  6  
"Dix" Note
Famous Dix Note that caused the South to be called "Dixie".
Rudin # M-59