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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel G. Bowdlear and Austin C. Wellington Correspondence

 Collection — MS 3929
Call Number: MS 3929
Abstract This collection documents life in wartime Boston as well as a Union soldier’s experiences in battle. The letters of Samuel Bowdlear, a prominent Boston merchant, detail the social, political, and economic events in Boston and the surrounding areas, including the Union camp at Readville, Massachusetts. For example, the correspondence provides accounts of local elections, enlistment and troop movements, current prices, speeches and parades. The correspondence of Austin Wellington, a member of the...
Dates: 1862-1865

Horace Killam Correspondence

 Collection — MS 3967
Call Number: MS 3967
Abstract This collection contains thirty-five letters written between April 29, 1864 – December 24, 1864 that record the experiences of Horace Killam, an 18-year-old Union soldier from Boxford, Massachusetts. Killam joined the 59th Massachusetts Infantry in April 1864, participated in Battle of Spotsylvania, was a prisoner war, and died in a parole camp in Annapolis, Maryland.
Dates: 1864

Robert R. Newell Correspondence

 Collection — MS 7112
Call Number: MS 7112
Abstract This collection contains the correspondence of Captain Robert R. Newell of the 54th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment to his family in Cambridge, Massachusetts. It documents daily camp life, campaigns and expeditions, encounters with Southern soldiers, and the issues surrounding the fact that African-American soldiers were not being paid.
Dates: 1863-1865

Joseph W. Robertson Correspondence, 1862-1865

 Collection — MS 7095
Call Number: MS 7095
Abstract This collection contains eighteen letters written by Joseph W. Robertson, a Union soldier from Fall River, Massachusetts, to his wife Phebe, and an unnamed sister. Robertson joined the Union Army in New Bedford, Massachusetts on January 11, 1861. The letters recount daily life in Union-occupied Beaufort, South Carolina.
Dates: Majority of material found in 1862-1865; Other: Date acquired: 04/00/2012