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Frank D. Lewis collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00199
Scope and Contents This collection contains two Civil War poems, "The Dying Soldier at Manassas" and "The Veteran's Growl." "The Veteran's Growl" was written by a soldier who was sent to Texas on garrison duty after the war ended. The author describes the miserable conditions in Texas and satirizes War Department policies and Union leaders.

Also included is a brief genealogy of the Lewis family.
Dates: undated

George L. La Forest collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00661
Scope and Content This civil war collection of George L. La Forest includes letters, a copy of an article about the shooting of President Lincoln, a copy of Lincoln's declaration of war, an image of the locomotive L. H. Tupper, the poem "Break the News Gently", a certificate of indebtedness, an advertisement for Peninsular Stove Company, and a ledger about communications received. The materials mostly refer to the New England region.The Civil Ware materials have been scanned and placed...
Dates: 1863 - 1896

Karl L. Rommel collection

 Collection
Identifier: c-00532
Scope and Contents The Karl L. Rommel collection consists of photocopies of Civil War letters and documents. Correspondents include Harrison Traphagan, David R. Frego, Robert A. Moon, "Augustus", L. A. Hall, and "Robert". Harrison Traphagan enlisted in Company I, 3rd Michigan Cavalry on September 9, 1861 at age 21. Mustered in October 1861, his letters (1861-1862) mention daily army life and combat activity. Traphagan died of disease at New Madrid, Missouri on April 9, 1862. He was buried in the...
Dates: 1861 - 1865