United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
Typewritten autobiographical essay, "Story of a Confederate Soldier, 1861-1865," by First Lieutenant Joseph M. Bailey, Company D, Sixteenth Arkansas Infantry.
Positive photocopy of original owned by Texas State Library and Archives Commission.
Typewritten transcript of fragment, January 1, 1862 to October 16, 1862, of diary kept by John R. Gibbons of Company I, 1st Rockbridge, Virginia Cavalry. Appended is transcript of a letter, dated Mount Solon, Augusta County, Virginia October 3, 1863, from "Sue" to Gibbons.
Papers of Dudley Emerson Jones and some of his descendants. The collection includes many handwritten or typed accounts of incidents in Dudley E. Jones's life, particularly the gold rush and the Civil War. Included also are letters and photographs.
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.
The collection contains a typescript of Arkansas physician John Walter Meek’s memoirs, “Life History of J. W. Meek,” written primarily in 1913, with an update made in 1917. The typescript was created by Meek’s granddaughter, Anne Meek Garrett, in 2008. Meek discusses his family; his childhood in Union County, Arkansas; the Civil War; the cotton industry; his membership in the Ku Klux Klan; his medical studies and career; Reconstruction; and Arkansas politics, among other topics.
Typed transcript of a 1905 reminiscence of Civil War experiences in Arkansas and elsewhere written by George M. Sanders (1830-1906) and a record book kept by him in the spring of 1865 while he was stationed at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, or at Eastport, Mississippi recording infantry and cavalry equipment issued to Company A. An additional book kept from April 10 to July 12, 1864 records the sick list of men from Company L while the regiment was stationed at Port Hudson, Louisiana.
This collection consists of a diary written by Albert P. Stair from 1861 to 1884. The first part of the diary pertains to his family, military service during the Civil War, and his life after the war. The second portion of the diary was used as an expense ledger. Markings in pen and pencil at the end of the diary, dated 1946, indicate it was written in after Stairs’ death.
This collection consists of a diary and a partial hand-written transcription of the diary concerning the Officer's time in Arkansas.
Entries in the diary are fairly brief usually stating location, weather conditions, the well being of the Officer and his soldiers, and whether the chaplain was preaching or not. Much of what is written concerns the Officer's time spent fighting and marching in Arkansas (Batesville, Jacksonport, and Helena areas).
Pocket diary, 1863, written in pencil apparently by E. [D.?] Wilson in the first of the year. Account of his experiences in Arkansas near DeValls Bluff and Helena, where he served as a supply clerk, and his return to Grand Rapids, Michigan. Other pages contain records of expenses and other financial information, especially a page where expenses are recorded relating to the return home of Wilson and Bill.