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Album of the 66th Illinois Infantry Regiment, [ca. 1854-1865]

Album contains photographs of the 66th Illinois Infantry Regiment. Officers' photographs have been removed. This may be the regiment known as Birge's Western Sharpshooters, which served as the 14th Missouri Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War before becoming part of the 66th Illinois.

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Allen Curtis Fuller papers

Biography of Fuller titled "Allen Curtis Fuller, the War Adjutant of Illinois," by Charles A. Church, chiefly concerning Fuller's service as Illinois Adjutant General during the Civil War and including commentary on his role in the 1860 presidential campaign, which included his debates with John ...

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Biography of Edward Bornemann

Biographical sketch of Edward Bornemann, a German American Chicagoan, written by his widow in the 1930s, with emphasis on his service in the Union Army during the Civil War, employment in the real estate office of Ernst Prussing, and his pride in Germany's cultural and industrial achievements. Al...

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Camp Douglas song

Song composed and arranged in Camp Douglas, Chicago, Ill., by a Confederate soldier who was a prisoner of war. Begins, "Twas a pleasant home of ours sister." Song is dedicated to our lady friends. The manuscript contains music and words and is ornamented with sketches, including drawing of a rive...

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Chicago Board of Trade Battery collection of visual materials, 1862-1913.

Mostly portraits of members of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, some during the Civil War and others at reunions after the war. Also families of the members attending the reunions.

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Civil War government and military figures portrait album, 1860-1865.

Primarily photographic portraits of military officers with the rank of Captain or above in the United States Army during the Civil War. Many are affiliated with New York (state) volunteer regiments. Also includes portraits of Abraham Lincoln, his wife and children, selected cabinet members and go...

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Civil War military officers portrait album, 1860-1865.

Portraits of American Civil War officers in the United States Army and Navy, including Farragut, Grant, Sheridan, Sherman and others. Most portraits are identified.

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Civil War Round Table of Chicago records

Scrapbook of articles and other materials that relate to the activities of the Round Table and its members, compiled by Monroe F. Cockrell in loose-leaf binder. Discusses origin of the Round Table, Civil War battles, anecdotes, authors, meetings, etc. Also, sign-in sheets, newsclippings, and phot...

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Daniel B. Holmes papers

Correspondence of Daniel B. Holmes of Illinois. Topics include life at Wheaton College, public opinion in Illinois about the Civil War, and Holmes' experiences and death while serving in the 1st Kansas Cavalry. Writers are: Adelia A. Allen, 1 ALS; J.F. Ellis, 1 ALS; Horace Greeley, 2 ALS; G.H. Gr...

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Daniel Lyman Chandler Papers, 1855-1866

Twelve letters of New Englander Daniel Lyman Chandler from Chicago, Illinois, and Ogden, Kansas, to his relatives,1855-1863, which describe life in Chicago and in the Kansas Territory. Also, two other letters from his nephew John and a woman named Elisabeth Hewins.

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Elizabeth Emerson Atwater collection

Contribution book listing donations to the Northwestern Sanitary Fair solicited by Mrs. Atwater (1863) and two scrapbooks containing signatures and letters of prominent politicians (including Abraham Lincoln) and suffragettes, newsclippings, tickets, etc. (1864-1880).

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Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth papers

Correspondence.

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Ezra J. Warner papers, 1932-1969, bulk 1956-1967

Correspondence, notes, reports, photographs, and other files compiled by Ezra J. Warner while researching his two published reference books on American Civil War leaders: Generals in Gray (Louisiana State University Press, 1959) and Generals in Blue (1964). Files relating to each book are arrange...

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Francis Trowbridge Sherman Papers, 1849-1894

Correspondence of Francis Trowbridge Sherman of Chicago, and his traveling companion, Henry A. Ballentine, documenting their travel overland to the California gold fields and experiences there, 1849-1850. Also photocopies of a few of Sherman's (colonel 88th Illinois Infantry) letters regarding th...

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Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Illinois records, 1873-1944, bulk 1884-1936

The collection contains 111 volumes of minute books, cash books, rosters, and 3 oversize volumes of various northeastern Illinois posts of the Grand Army of the Republic, including Antioch Post #487, Abraham Lincoln Post #91, George H. Thomas Post #5, William T. Sherman Post #146, and Go...

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Guide to the Carrie M. Walkup Diaries, 1861-1922

Three volumes of journals kept by Carrie M. Walkup, a student at Northwestern Female College in the 1860s. The journals provide insight into student life and rules as well as information on being a student during the Civil War, the Copperhead convention, and the Presidential election of 1864.

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Hector Davis & Company account books

Account books of Hector Davis & Company, Richmond (Va.), one of the largest slave dealers in the South, including notations of cost, selling price, doctor and food bills, advertising, profits, and commissions on slave sales.

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Howe-Barnard Family Papers, 1826-1999

Correspondence, diaries, personal and professional materials, and photographs of the Howe and Barnard families, early Chicago settlers. Included are the materials of Annie L. Howe, a missionary, teacher, and founder of Glory Kindergarten and Training School in Japan, her brother, Edward G. Howe, ...


Illinois Infantry Regiment, 89th, treasurer's book

Treasurer's book of the Scammon Light Infantry, also known as Company A of the 89th Illinois Infantry, during the Civil War. Lists receipts and expenses from May 13, 1861 through July 5, 1862.

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James A. Mulligan papers

Correspondence, telegrams, student notebook, letterpress copy book, account books, journal (1862-1863), order books, and other papers by, to, or about James A. Mulligan, a Civil War army officer, Chicago lawyer, and journalist. Topics include Irish Americans, Catholics, Democratic politics, Mulli...


James D. and Joseph W. Harris Papers, 1824-1862

Correspondence from James Duncan Harris and brother Joseph Whipple Harris of Massachusetts and New Hampshire to members of their family, mostly written while they were in military service in the 1860's. Also, a few letters James wrote from Chicago in the 1850's; letters concerning Joseph Harris's...

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James W. Brockway papers

Letters of reference, appointments, and invitation replies received by Brockway, a disabled Civil War veteran and subsequent Federal revenues officer in the office of the Chicago and Cook County Recorder of Deeds. The replies are from individuals invited to an 1875 Chicago reunion of military off...

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Jesse Sherwood Papers, 1862-1931

Logs and mementos of Jesse Sherwood of Missouri and Chicago, who served as a surgeon’s steward during the Civil War on the gunboat USS Somerset. Includes 3 medals, his resignation letter, pension documents and information on the fate of the Somerset. Also, a folio album with photographs of Sherwo...

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John B. Fithian Papers, 1863-1932

Papers relating to John B. Fithian, a Civil War veteran and judge in the Probate Court of Will County. The materials consist of papers pertaining to Fithian's service during the Civil War, including a hand-written note authorizing a pass for John Fithian and one pony from Vicksburg, Missississipp...

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