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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...
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).
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...