1862-1863 Diary of Lorenzo Barker. In this diary, Barker discusses daily life while stationed around Corinth Mississippi. In the diary he describes witnessing a deserter execution, bringing in Confederate prisoners, battle experiences, and...
American Civil War; Barker, Lorenzo A.; Lorenzo A. Barker; Western Sharpshooters; 66th Illinois Infantry; Sixty-sixth Illinois Infantry; Corinth (Miss.); regimental history; Confederate Prisoners of War; deserters;
Letter from Soloman Kroll to his parents dated September 23, 1861. In this letter, he discusses soldier behavior, an injury to another soldier, men deserting to Canada, and setting out for Washington, D.C.
Letter from James L. Miller to Amori B. Cook dated December 6, 1861. In this letter, he discusses his health, the status of his regiment, Camp Benton, and morale.
American Civil War; James L. Miller; Miller, James L.; Amori B. Cook; Cook, Amori B.; Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Camp Benton (St. Louis, Mo.); St. Louis (Mo.); illness; regimental history; morale;
Letter from William H.H. Cook to Amori B. Cook dated January 9, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his health, drills, horses, the weather, finances, and the status of friends on the front.
American Civil War; William H.H. Cook; Cook, William H.H.; Amori B. Cook; Cook, Amori B.; Third Michigan Cavalry; 3rd Michigan Cavalry; Camp Benton (St. Louis, Mo.); St. Louis (Mo.); illness; drills; weather; finances; regimental history;
Letter from Lib Ewing to Mack Ewing, Dewitt Cherington, and Andy Ewing dated December 4, 1864. In this letter, she discusses family news and farm news.
American Civil War; Ewing, Henry McKendree; Ewing, Mack; Elizabeth (Smith) Ewing; Ewing, Elizabeth (Smith); Mack Ewing; Henry McKendree Ewing; Lib Ewing; Ewing, Lib; Andy Ewing; Ewing, Andy; Andrew Adam Ewing; Ewing, Andrew Adam; Cherington, D.C.;...
Letter from William G. Houseman to his sister, Sally Wheeler, dated June 2, 1862. In this letter, he discusses his regiments movements, Rebels firing on a boat, capturing a spy, and getting a new Captain.
American Civil War; William G. Houseman; Houseman, William G.; Sally (Houseman) Wheeler; Wheeler, Sally (Houseman); Seventh Kansas Cavalry; 7th Kansas Cavalry; Steamer Estella; Mississippi River; steamer; regimental history; skirmish; spy; Captain;...