Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
Civil War Period Newspapers collection
Scope and Contents
This collection includes single issues of American newspapers from the Civil War period which do not directly relate to other Historical Collections. The April 1865 issues of the New York Herald and the Weekly Journal of Commerce report the surrender of General Robert E. Lee and the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Dates: 1863 - 1865
Marsh family papers
Scope and Contents The Marsh family papers consist of original and typed transcripts of Civil War letters, the bulk of which were written by Benjamin F. Marsh to his family in Fentonville, Michigan, while serving in the 8th Michigan Infantry. There are also letters from other family members, including A. B. Fay, Ed Francis Holmes, Gordon K. Fay, Lucy A. Bacon, and Augustus Holmes.The letters describe Marsh's army experiences on the march, in camp, in battle, on provost duty, and in army hospitals as...
Dates: 1833-1887, undated
Waters family correspondence
Scope and Contents This collection contains five letters relating family matters, three of them from Achsa Waters of Independence and Union, Michigan, to her family (Otis) in Steuben County, New York. She mentions visits to Oberlin, Ohio; a trip through Memphis to Vicksburg, Mississippi (1864) to teach the "colored people" and to deliver clothing from Oberlin and Union. Another letter, form Otis B. Waters of Genessee County, New York to his uncle, talks of finances and an impending trip "West" to be married....
Dates: 1860 - 1865