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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Dickey, Edgar Van Buren, 1841-1925. Letters, 11 October 1861-2 July 1865

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0127

The collection of Edgar Van Buren Dickey contains Civil War letters (11 October 1861-2 July 1865), written from various places in the southern United States, by Edgar Van Buren Dickey and William S. Wells. The letters contain information detailing life in the military during the Civil War. The letters were written to friends and relatives in Zumbrota and Pine Island townships in Goodhue County, Minnesota.

Dates: 1861-10-11 to 1865-07-02

Hosmer, Edwin Newton, 1842 - 1916. Diary, 1865

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0113
Abstract This collection contains the personal diary of Edwin Newton Hosmer. The diary contains information regarding Hosmer's activities during his military enlistment in the Civil War with Company D, 1st Battalion, Minnesota Infantry in 1865. Hosmer described his experiences and opinions about the war and his absence from home. In addition, he wrote about his train and boat travels during his enlistment along with his experiences in victory parades. The diary ends with his muster out exercises in...
Dates: 1865

Mansfield, Charles F., 1828 - 1885, and Family. Collection, 1861 - 1977

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: SMHC Collection 0131
Abstract The Charles F. Mansfield and Family collection contains information regarding the family’s activities in the Mankato, Minnesota area. The earliest documents are letters written by Charles F. Mansfield during his service in the Union Army during the Civil War. Besides Mansfield’s correspondence, the collection holds information produced primarily by Charles, Louisa and Cornelia Mansfield. These documents include: legal documents, vouchers, check stubs, property tax and merchandise receipts,...
Dates: 1861-1977