United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
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
Scope and Contents "From Murfreesboro to Chickamauga and Libby Prison" is a photocopy of a typed document, which was made from an original dictation of Dr. Henry Goodale's experience as a surgeon in the Civil War. Goodale served in the 21st Michigan Infantry. The events he described occurred between June 24, 1863 and November 24, 1863. The account tells of his experience in battle at Murfreesboro and Chickamauga; how he helped wounded soldiers both on and off the battlefield; and his time as a...
Scope and Contents The collection contains the manuscript "The Burial of John Wilkes and Tale of the Lincoln Conspirators as Told by James L. Lucas to Paul S. Lucas." In the manuscript, James Lucas describes the American political scene in the 1850s and the coming of the Civil War. He gives an eyewitness account of Washington, D. C. in the war years, including a detailed description of President Abraham Lincoln. Lucas spent three years with the 12th Veteran Reserve Corps, who served as guards for the...