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H.J. Briggs Oath of Allegiance

Identifier: MC 43
Scope and Content Note

Oath of allegiance issued by the provost marshal's office of Helena, Arkansas, to H.J. Briggs on January 5, 1863

Dates: 1863

W.A. Crouch Letters

Identifier: MC 550
Scope and Content Note Letters (and positive photocopies written by W.A. Crouch, Cotton Plant, Arkansas, 13 October and 26 October 1862, to his wife. Includes account of capture of a Federal wagon train neat Helena, Arkansas. Letters, dated October 13 and 26, 1862, from Private W. A. Crouch, Chrisman's Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, stationed in Cotton Plant (Woodruff County), to his wife at Batesville. Crouch describes in considerable detail his part in a raid on a Union army forage expedition near...
Dates: 1862

Peter Deisch Materials

Identifier: MC 1679
Scope and Content Note

The materials include photocopies of genealogical information, correspondence, photographs and a partial autobiography. Materials are divided into two volumes. The volumes were compiled by the donor, Richard Cochran, who married Deisch's great-granddaughter in 2000.

Dates: 1880-1968

James Millinder Hanks Diaries

Identifier: MC 1335
Scope and Content Note The collection contains forty-five diaries dating from 1865 to 1907 and seven bound volumes of transcripts of the diaries for the period 1865-1896. The remaining diaries were transcribed by Special Collections and the transcriptions added to the collection. Added to the collection in 2002 in Box 7 are Mr. Hanks's copy of the Methodist Hymnal and a glass plate photograph identified as "Mill, Anne Amelia Hanks, and John."Master unbound...
Dates: 1865-1907

William H. Heath Hours With Grant Materials

Identifier: MC 1998
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two copies (a draft and a final version) of William H. Heath's memoirs related to his service in the 33rd Missouri Infanty during the U. S. Civil War and to his experiences with Gen. Ulysses S. Grant, entitled Hours With Grant. Also included is a newspaper clipping related to a reunion of the 33rd Missouri Infantry, and a published booklet regarding Maryland's commemoration of the centennial of the Civil War....
Dates: circa 1890-1964

Helena Women's Library Association Program

 Collection — Box: Small Manuscript Collections Box 5
Identifier: MC 682
Scope and Content Note

Printed (red ink) program for "A Spanish Evening" to benefit the Women's Library Association, Helena, Arkansas, April 24, 1894.

Dates: 1894

Maschil Manring Materials

Identifier: MC 2161
Scope and Content Note

The collection features a typescript of one of Captain Maschil Manring's Civil War diaries, which offers brief accounts of his day-to-day experiences, focusing on food, weather, and troop movements. The typescript was created by the donor, Creta Gist, from the original diary. Also included are photocopies of correspondence by and records regarding Maschil Manring and photocopies of records regarding his brother George's death at the Battle of Champion's Hill.

Dates: 1861-1905

Elihu G. Martin Letter

Identifier: MC 797
Scope and Content Note

Letter from Private Elihu G. Martin, Company G, 29th Iowa Infantry, stationed at Helena, Arkansas, to Thomas S. Beall of Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Martin describes camp conditions, sickness among the troops, payment of the army, and the training of "contrabands" by the Union forces.

Dates: 1863

John A. Miller Letter

Identifier: MC 798
Scope and Content Note Letter, December 3, 1862. Letter from 1st Sergeant John A. Miller, Company G, 4th Iowa Infantry, stationed at Helena, Arkansas, to Thomas S. Beall of Mt. Ayr, Iowa. Miller expresses his condolences to Beall over the death of his mother, briefly describes his participation in the White River Expedition, and tells about excitement in camp over an expected attack. Miller also discusses sickness among the troops, a foray by 20 men across the river into Mississippi, and charges to be...
Dates: 1862

Philomathic Club Record Book

Identifier: MC 621
Scope and Content Note

Minutes of meetings (30 January 1888-31 January 1890) of the Philomathic Club of Helena, Arkansas, a women's club devoted mainly to literary studies. Volume also includes membership lists, financial records, and the organization's constitution.

Dates: 1888-1890

John B. Scotton Letter

 Collection — Box: Small Manuscript Collections Box 8
Identifier: MC 1197
Scope and Content Note

Letter : Helena, Arkansas, to John and Ebenezer Scotton, 1862 July 21. Private in 33rd Iowa Infantry. Letter describing Union army garrison conditions at Helena and black residents.

Dates: 1862

Brigadier General Frederick Steele Papers

Identifier: MC 876
Scope and Content Note Deposition and Statement Deposition, dated December 26, 1862, signed and notorized by Chaplain J.G. Forman, 3rd Missouri Infantry, accusing Brigadier General Frederick Steele of returning fugitive slaves to their owners near Helena, Arkansas, in September 1862. Additional statement of charges and specifications, circa January 1863, accusing Steele of protecting the property of high ranking Confederates and drunkeness. Steele does not appear to have answered these charges in any...
Dates: 1862-1863

Thomas E. Tappan, Jr., Steamboat Collection

Identifier: MC 416
Scope and Content Note Photographs, scrapbooks, and other material pertaining to steamboats on the Mississippi River, 1811-1930, particularly in the Helena and Memphis areas. The collection was assembled by the donor starting in 1966 by copying or collecting materials from publications and private collections. The collection consists of some 140 individual prints, nearly 400 negatives (mostly 35 mm), and 12 scrapbooks containing clippings, notes, correspondence, and some 350 additional photographs. The...
Dates: 1811-1930

United States Army District of Eastern Arkansas Broadside

Identifier: MS Ar4 7.2
Scope and Content Note

Published police regulations for the Army of the District of Eastern Arkansas, issued at Helena, Arkansas December 4, 1862 by order of Brigadier General Frederick Steele. 1 broadside, 24 cm.

Dates: 1862

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