United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Found in 94 Collections and/or Records:
10 items. Positive photocopies of U.S. Court of Claims records pertaining to the case of Nathaniel Madison Aldridge of Rienzi, Mississippi. A Union sympathizer, Aldridge supplied Federal troops with foodstuffs during the Civil War.
Purchase record and accounts payable ledger of the Arkansas Military Board, Oct. 30, 1861-Jan. 3, 1862. Initials "H.M.R." [probably for Governor Henry Massie Rector, a board member] appear on some pages. Pages 103f contain "library charge records" of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.
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.
2 photographs of Clinton Owen Bates; typescript of reminiscences, entitled "Old Age," dated 1949. Reminiscences include Civil War experiences in northwest Arkansas, Bates' life in Indian Territory as teacher at the Male Seminary, Talequah, and memories of Cherokee leader John Ross and Indian agent (later U.S. senator) Robert Latham Owen.
Oral history interview of Ida Elizabeth Turner Bowman, conducted by her granddaughters. She discusses her family history, including her grandfather owning slaves and a plantation in Alabama, and her father’s experience as a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. She also discusses her experience growing up in Arkansas and Texas.
The recording includes racial slurs.
Correspondence, diary, notebook, photographs, clippings (electrostatic copy), tax receipts, and other records created, received, or collected by members of the Braly family of Cane Hill, Arkansas and pertaining to their personal, familial, domestic, religious, business, and other affairs, especially during the period, 1862-1865, while Amanda Braly’s son William Carrick Braly was on duty with Confederate army forces as a private in Co. B, 34th Arkansas Infantry.
Photocopies of letters from Sgt. Frederick W. Bush, Co. E, 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army, to his cousin, Emily Shoppack of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Written between May, 1861 and June, 1863 and describing Bush's war experiences, the letters are dated from Benton, Arkansas and from near Lynchburg and Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Wartrace and Manchester, Tennessee.
Twenty-two letters (43 pages) from Danford, a Private in Company H., 12th Michigan Infantry, written to his wife, Eunice, at home in Andover, New York. The letters from Arkansas comment on the feelings of the civilian population in the state. The remaining items (15 pages) consist of electrostatic copies of legal documents dated 1892, 1900, 1904, and 1908-1909, pertaining to Eunice M. Cole Barber's efforts to obtain a widow's pension.
Special Orders, issued by 1st Corps Commander Thomas Carmichael Hindman at Fort Smith, Arkansas December 3, 1862, and at Van Buren, Arkansas December 21 and 24, 1862, and by Department Commander Theophilus Hunter Holmes at Little Rock, Arkansas December 20, 1862. Orders, pertaining to matters of military transport and the provisioning of troops in western Arkansas and the Indian Territory, relate to Charles B. Johnson, Thomas Lanigan, Robert Crittenden Newton, and Albert Pike.
Account ledger kept by James B. Currie, Woodruff County, Arkansas, recording merchandise transactions, a tally of cotton picked by slaves, and sales receipts. Most of the inked entries are dated 1851-1852, with pencil additions made in the later 1860s. One laid in contract fragment appears to be a sharecropper agreement dated 1867. Some of the entries made in the Civil War years appear to be sales to Confederate officers.