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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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American Civil War Documents, Manuscripts, Letters and Diaries and Grand Army of the Republic Collection, 1785-1957

Material in this collection predominantly relates to the American Civil War its battles, rank and file soldiers, leaders and veterans. A large portion of this material focuses on the experience of soldiers and leaders from Illinois through letters and diaries. Other major topics in this collectio...

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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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Elmer Ephraim Ellsworth papers

Correspondence.

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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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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, ...


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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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 C. Fleming Papers, 1862-1906

Civil War letters of John C. Fleming, 1862-1865, Chicago enlistee in the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery, Illinois Volunteers; small collection of Fleming family mementos and letters, 1863-1906, bulk 1900-1906.

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Long family papers

Reminiscences (2) relating to the Long family of Illinois. J. Henry Long's "Personal War Experiences" (53 p., leather bound volume), concerns his service in the Chicago Light Artillery, Battery A, during the Civil War, 1862-1865. The volume was dedicated to his beloved nephew and namesake Henry H...


Lutz-Chamberlin Family Papers, 1844-1992

Correspondence, writings, business and legal documents, photographs, clippings, genealogical materials, and postcard collection of members of the Chamberlin and Lutz families, ranging from the 1850’s to the 1990’s. The Chamberlin correspondence consists of George E. Chamberlin’s letters written w...


Oliver Perry Newberry Papers, 1860-1895

Mainly correspondence of Cameron, Missouri resident Oliver Perry Newberry, 1860-1867, primarily relating to his Civil War service in the Union army; and cabinet, carte-de-visite and a few tintype photographs of Newberry family and friends dating primarily from the 1880's.

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Photographs of Civil War generals collected by Ezra J. Warner, [ca. 1952-1968]

Primarily photographs of Civil War generals collected by Warner as research materials for his two books, Generals in gray, and Generals in blue. Many images have tissue overlays with printing specifications marked on them.

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Portrait gallery of Union generals & colonels that fell by the bullet and disease in the Civil War album collection, 1861-1865.

Album of photoprints collected and arranged in the volume by Taylor in 1892 in New York City. Subjects are the U.S. Army generals and colonels who died by battle wounds, disease, accident or suicide during the Civil War. Each portrait is identified (when known) with name, rank, unit, cause, date ...

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Richard Realf Letters and Poems, 1864-1865

Twenty-two letters of Richard Realf to Laura B. Merritt and her sister Marian Merritt Cramer of Chicago, written while in active service in the Illinois Eighty-eighth Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, 1864-1865. Also, two poems of Realf’s and a poem written by Marian Cramer.

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Ulysses S. Grant papers collection (at Chicago History Museum), 1832-1885.

Correspondence, notes, general orders, check stubs, and other papers, including much Civil War material. Topics include the surrenders of Fort Donelson and Vicksburg, disloyalty of some newspapers, Grant's recommendations for promotion of officers, and his refusal of a cabinet post in 1864; 90 it...

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U.S. Army of the Cumberland order book

Volume recording orders issued by General Philip H. Sheridan, John Newton, G.D. Wagner, and other officers of the U.S. Army of the Cumberland during the Civil War. Orders from headquarters of the 3rd Division, 20th Army Corps, 1863 June 24-Oct. 7, and from headquarters of the 2nd Division, 4th Ar...

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William H. Munroe Papers, 1794-1920

Personal papers and documents related to Sergeant William H. Munroe of the Chicago Mercantile Battery and his father, Henry H. Munroe. Correspondence, discharge papers, and two broadsides related to the war are included along with family obituaries, certificates of professional appointment, lette...

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