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Ault, William, 1832-1888 Civil War papers, 1864-1865: SC 2750, Box 3 ([unpublished])

The transcriptions of a diary and letters to family in Green County, Wis. written by Private Ault, November 1864-October 1865, while serving in the 14th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, Company D, primarily in Alabama; expressing his faith in God and affection for family, and criticism of the army into which he was drafted unwillingly. The transcriptions are title "Two Unwilling Soldiers" and were complied by Raymond Buker in 1980. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Bennett, James Letters, 1862-1863: SC 2480 ([unpublished])

Six letters written by James Bennett of Madison, Wis., while serving as a private in Company A of the 23rd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry (the "Madison Zouaves"). The letters are addressed to his wfie and daughter and cover the period Sept. 17, 1862 through Feb. 1, 1863. Bennett expresses his love and concern for his wife and daughter, writes about his health, and describes his unit's movements. Also included is a letter from a relative to Mrs. Bennett expressing concern for James' wounds received on an expedition up the Arkansas River, for which he was discharged from military duty. Envelopes from these letters are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Bennett, Van S. Civil War papers, 1861-1864: Wis Mss 48S ([unpublished])

Diaries (1863-1864) of Captain Van S. Bennett of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, giving accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns while a member of Sherman's army in Mississippi and Georgia, and his observations of the activities of the Union soldiers he served with. Also included are his notebook containing various accounts, orders for equipment, and lists of wounded. Additionall an Orderly Sergeant's roll book for Company I (1861-1862) is available at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Billings, Sara Letters, 1864: Wis Mss 182S ([unpublished])

Three letters, written August 20, September 2 and 21, 1864, by Sara Billings of Woodlawn, Wisconsin, to her brother, Captain Levi Billings of Company K, 28th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, containing details of everyday life and family members' activities.

Canright, Solomon, 1842- Civil War diary, 1863, 1865: File 1863 Febr. 23 ([unpublished])

Typewritten copy of the Civil War diary of Private Solomon Canright, Company A, 28th Regiment Wisconsin Vaolunteer Infantry, including clothing prices and a list of deaths, discharges, and desertions in Company A.

Currier, Horace, 1832-1863 Papers, 1861-1863: Wis Mss 111S ([unpublished])

Typewritten copies of letters written by Corporal Horace Currier, Company I, 7th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, to his brother Edwin, describing his army experiences serving in Virginia; and copy of a diary, 1863, with brief entries including notes on his experiences at the Battle of Gettysburg, being taken prisoner, and final illness. Originals are in private possession.

Eggleston, Henry S. Papers, 1840-1862: Mss 16, Box 2, Folder 2 ([unpublished])

Papers of Henry S. Eggleston, a former businessman and postmaster of Appleton, Wis., and a commissioned officer in the "Ripon Guards" (Company B) of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with Eggleston's wife written during his Civil War service. These document conditions at Camp Harvey (Kenosha, Wis.), tensions among officers, the difficulties in training cavalry troops, and the work of hunting Confederates around Bloomfield, Mo. The letter dated August 5, 1862 describes a pitched battle between 100 members of the 1st Cavalry and 600 Texas Rangers about eight miles from Marianna, Ark. The collection also includes photocopies of a few pages from Eggleston's diaries for 1861 and 1862, the telegram notifying his unit of his death, memorials on his death, his will, and photocopies of his commissions. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Eggleston, Henry S. Papers, 1840-1862: Mss 16, Box 2, Folder 3 ([unpublished])

Papers of Henry S. Eggleston, a former businessman and postmaster of Appleton, Wis., and a commissioned officer in the "Ripon Guards" (Company B) of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with Eggleston's wife written during his Civil War service. These document conditions at Camp Harvey (Kenosha, Wis.), tensions among officers, the difficulties in training cavalry troops, and the work of hunting Confederates around Bloomfield, Mo. The letter dated August 5, 1862 describes a pitched battle between 100 members of the 1st Cavalry and 600 Texas Rangers about eight miles from Marianna, Ark. The collection also includes photocopies of a few pages from Eggleston's diaries for 1861 and 1862, the telegram notifying his unit of his death, memorials on his death, his will, and photocopies of his commissions. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Eggleston, Henry S. Papers, 1840-1862: Mss 16, Box 2, Folder 4 ([unpublished])

Papers of Henry S. Eggleston, a former businessman and postmaster of Appleton, Wis., and a commissioned officer in the "Ripon Guards" (Company B) of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with Eggleston's wife written during his Civil War service. These document conditions at Camp Harvey (Kenosha, Wis.), tensions among officers, the difficulties in training cavalry troops, and the work of hunting Confederates around Bloomfield, Mo. The letter dated August 5, 1862 describes a pitched battle between 100 members of the 1st Cavalry and 600 Texas Rangers about eight miles from Marianna, Ark. The collection also includes photocopies of a few pages from Eggleston's diaries for 1861 and 1862, the telegram notifying his unit of his death, memorials on his death, his will, and photocopies of his commissions. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Eggleston, Henry S. Papers, 1840-1862: Mss 16, Box 2, Folder 5 ([unpublished])

Papers of Henry S. Eggleston, a former businessman and postmaster of Appleton, Wis., and a commissioned officer in the "Ripon Guards" (Company B) of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with Eggleston's wife written during his Civil War service. These document conditions at Camp Harvey (Kenosha, Wis.), tensions among officers, the difficulties in training cavalry troops, and the work of hunting Confederates around Bloomfield, Mo. The letter dated August 5, 1862 describes a pitched battle between 100 members of the 1st Cavalry and 600 Texas Rangers about eight miles from Marianna, Ark. The collection also includes photocopies of a few pages from Eggleston's diaries for 1861 and 1862, the telegram notifying his unit of his death, memorials on his death, his will, and photocopies of his commissions. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Eggleston, Henry S. Papers, 1840-1862: Mss 16, Box 2, Folder 6 ([unpublished])

Papers of Henry S. Eggleston, a former businessman and postmaster of Appleton, Wis., and a commissioned officer in the "Ripon Guards" (Company B) of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with Eggleston's wife written during his Civil War service. These document conditions at Camp Harvey (Kenosha, Wis.), tensions among officers, the difficulties in training cavalry troops, and the work of hunting Confederates around Bloomfield, Mo. The letter dated August 5, 1862 describes a pitched battle between 100 members of the 1st Cavalry and 600 Texas Rangers about eight miles from Marianna, Ark. The collection also includes photocopies of a few pages from Eggleston's diaries for 1861 and 1862, the telegram notifying his unit of his death, memorials on his death, his will, and photocopies of his commissions. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Eggleston, Henry S. Papers, 1840-1862: Mss 16, Box 2, Folder 7 ([unpublished])

Papers of Henry S. Eggleston, a former businessman and postmaster of Appleton, Wis., and a commissioned officer in the "Ripon Guards" (Company B) of the 1st Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment. The collection consists primarily of correspondence with Eggleston's wife written during his Civil War service. These document conditions at Camp Harvey (Kenosha, Wis.), tensions among officers, the difficulties in training cavalry troops, and the work of hunting Confederates around Bloomfield, Mo. The letter dated August 5, 1862 describes a pitched battle between 100 members of the 1st Cavalry and 600 Texas Rangers about eight miles from Marianna, Ark. The collection also includes photocopies of a few pages from Eggleston's diaries for 1861 and 1862, the telegram notifying his unit of his death, memorials on his death, his will, and photocopies of his commissions. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Estabrooks, Elisha Henry, 1844- Letters, 1862: SC 1083 ([unpublished])

The original letters and a typewritten transcript of correspondence between Private Elisha Henry Estabrooks, Co. B, 35th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, and his family in Fond du Lac, Wis., including many details on the health problems he experienced while stationed in the South. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Felker, Charles W., 1834-1901 Letters, 1865: SC 2026 ([unpublished])

Letters by Captain Charles W. Felker, Company A, 48th Regiment Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, to his wife in Omro, Wis.; written from Camp Washburn in Milwaukee, Wis. and various forts in Kansas, detailing everyday life in camp and on the march, and mentioning buffalo hunts, a camp newspaper he started, and a bout with typhoid fever.

Francois, Jules Poem, 1862: M94-394 ([unpublished])

Typed transcription of a patriotic poem written by Jules Francois, a member of the 6th Wisconsin Light Artillery Battery, while at Camp Utley, Racine, Wis. in 1862. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Giles, Emerson F. Papers, 1861-1863: SC 726 ([unpublished])

Six items concerning Captain Giles' Civil War service in Co. D, 7th Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry, including two letters to his family in Stoughton, Wisconsin; an invitation to a social dance at the Pavilion House in Stoughton; instructions on dressing a wound; and a letter from a Washington D. C. woman who desired to make his acquaintance.

Wisconsin. Governor Letters and papers of Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, 1862-1864: Series 63 ([unpublished])

Papers received by the executive office relative to the activities of Mrs. Cordelia Harvey as state military agent for the Western Division of the Union Army, including correspondence concerning sick and wounded Wisconsin soldiers, construction of army hospitals, and requests for aid; her financial reports; lists of goods received from the Western Sanitary Commission; and reports of army surgeons, forwarded by Mrs. Harvey, listing Wisconsin soldiers in hospitals. Also included are copies of the above correspondence and of articles about Mrs. Harvey, typed in 1910-1914, plus three 1910 letters from acquaintances or relatives of Mrs. Harvey.

Wisconsin. Governor Letters and papers of Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, 1862-1864: Series 63 ([unpublished])

Papers received by the executive office relative to the activities of Mrs. Cordelia Harvey as state military agent for the Western Division of the Union Army, including correspondence concerning sick and wounded Wisconsin soldiers, construction of army hospitals, and requests for aid; her financial reports; lists of goods received from the Western Sanitary Commission; and reports of army surgeons, forwarded by Mrs. Harvey, listing Wisconsin soldiers in hospitals. Also included are copies of the above correspondence and of articles about Mrs. Harvey, typed in 1910-1914, plus three 1910 letters from acquaintances or relatives of Mrs. Harvey.

Wisconsin. Governor Letters and papers of Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, 1862-1864: Series 63 ([unpublished])

Papers received by the executive office relative to the activities of Mrs. Cordelia Harvey as state military agent for the Western Division of the Union Army, including correspondence concerning sick and wounded Wisconsin soldiers, construction of army hospitals, and requests for aid; her financial reports; lists of goods received from the Western Sanitary Commission; and reports of army surgeons, forwarded by Mrs. Harvey, listing Wisconsin soldiers in hospitals. Also included are copies of the above correspondence and of articles about Mrs. Harvey, typed in 1910-1914, plus three 1910 letters from acquaintances or relatives of Mrs. Harvey.

Wisconsin. Governor Letters and papers of Mrs. Cordelia Harvey, 1862-1864: Series 63 ([unpublished])

Papers received by the executive office relative to the activities of Mrs. Cordelia Harvey as state military agent for the Western Division of the Union Army, including correspondence concerning sick and wounded Wisconsin soldiers, construction of army hospitals, and requests for aid; her financial reports; lists of goods received from the Western Sanitary Commission; and reports of army surgeons, forwarded by Mrs. Harvey, listing Wisconsin soldiers in hospitals. Also included are copies of the above correspondence and of articles about Mrs. Harvey, typed in 1910-1914, plus three 1910 letters from acquaintances or relatives of Mrs. Harvey.

Hinkley, Lucius Dwight, 1834-1907 Papers, 1844-1905: Wis Mss 33S, Folder 1 ([unpublished])

Primarily Civil War papers of Lieutenant Hinkley, Waupun, Wisconsin, of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, Company K, including correspondence relating to his company; a diary; letters to his family, some written from Libby Prison; and a number of essays written by Hinkley in his later years, recounting experiences at Libby Prison and prison escape attempts, a return to Gettysburg in 1888, and battle descriptions of Stone River, Chickamauga, and Chaplin Hills (Perryville). Additional materials, mostly military records of the Waupun rifles (Company K of the Wisconsin 10th regiment) and a school certificate are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Hinkley, Lucius Dwight, 1834-1907 Papers, 1844-1905: Wis Mss 33S, Folder 2 ([unpublished])

Primarily Civil War papers of Lieutenant Hinkley, Waupun, Wisconsin, of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, Company K, including correspondence relating to his company; a diary; letters to his family, some written from Libby Prison; and a number of essays written by Hinkley in his later years, recounting experiences at Libby Prison and prison escape attempts, a return to Gettysburg in 1888, and battle descriptions of Stone River, Chickamauga, and Chaplin Hills (Perryville). Additional materials, mostly military records of the Waupun rifles (Company K of the Wisconsin 10th regiment) and a school certificate are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Hinkley, Lucius Dwight, 1834-1907 Papers, 1844-1905: Wis Mss 33S, Folder 3 ([unpublished])

Primarily Civil War papers of Lieutenant Hinkley, Waupun, Wisconsin, of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, Company K, including correspondence relating to his company; a diary; letters to his family, some written from Libby Prison; and a number of essays written by Hinkley in his later years, recounting experiences at Libby Prison and prison escape attempts, a return to Gettysburg in 1888, and battle descriptions of Stone River, Chickamauga, and Chaplin Hills (Perryville). Additional materials, mostly military records of the Waupun rifles (Company K of the Wisconsin 10th regiment) and a school certificate are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Huntley, Reuben Letters, 1861-1862 ([unpublished])

Johnson, John A. Letters, 1861, 1866: Wis Mss 237S ([unpublished])

Typescript copies of correspondence relating to recruiting men of Norwegian descent for Colonel Hans Heg's 15th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, September-October 1861, including several to or from Heg; also a letter regarding a regimental reunion, 1866.

Ladies' Union League (Madison, Wis.) Papers, 1862-1864: File 1862 ([unpublished])

Papers related to a woman's organization in Madison, Wis., that handled claims for money for Wisconsin soldiers and their families, donated food to hospitals for the sick, and corresponded with wounded soldiers during the Civil War; consisting of letters from hospitalized soldiers and others.

McCann, John W. Civil War letters, 1863-1865: Wis Mss 59S ([unpublished])

Two letters written from Vicksburg, Mississippi and Memphis, Tennessee by Private John W. McCann, Company B, 2nd Wisconsin Cavalry Regiment, to his mother in which he comments on drinking and gambling among the officers and President Lincoln's assassination. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Moore, William, P., 1827-1862 Civil War diary, 1861-1862: Wis Mss 124S ([unpublished])

Diary, September 7, 1861-June 26, 1862, of Captain William Moore, Company G, 10th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, describing the organization of the company from the Jackson County Rifles, and the history of its movements and battles in Kentucky, Tennessee, and Alabama until the time of Moore's death; includes observations on slavery and the effects of war. Additional material from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Otter, William Letters, 1864: M77-283 ([unpublished])

Four letters, written in February and October, 1864, by Private William Otter, Co. D, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry, to his sister. He describes the wounds suffered in battle, the lack of rations, rumors about the war cirulating through camp, and writes poetically about the coming of peace. Otter's unit was in Tennessee at the time the letters were written.

Redington, Edward S. Papers, 1862-1867: Wis Mss EQ, Folder 1 ([unpublished])

Civil War papers of Captain Redington, Company D, 28th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry, consisting of typewritten copies of letters written in 1862 and 1863 to his wife at Whitewater, Wis. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Redington, Edward S. Papers, 1862-1867: Wis Mss EQ, Folder 2 ([unpublished])

Civil War papers of Captain Redington, Company D, 28th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry, consisting of typewritten copies of letters written in 1862 and 1863 to his wife at Whitewater, Wis. Additional materials from this collection are available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Reed, Elisha Rice, 1835- Papers, 1861-1862: Wis Mss 115S ([unpublished])

Writings of Elisha R. Reed, Company H, 2nd Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, consisting of a journal, July 1861-May 1862, written while a prisoner at Tuscaloosa, Alabama and Salisbury, North Carolina; and an essay titled "General Lee at Gettysburg". Additional materials, a diary from 1863 too fragile to scan, is available in original form at the Wisconsin Historical Society.

Richards, Robert, 1844- Civil War letters, 1862-1865: Wis Mss 75S ([unpublished])

Letters written by Private Robert Richards, Company E, 18th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, to his sister, Caroline Richards, describing his life in the army including his internment at Superior, Wis. as a paroled prisoner of war.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 2 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 3 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 4 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 5 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 6 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 7 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 8 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 9 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Taylor, Henry Clay, 1838?-1864 Papers, 1858-1865, 1895: SC 331, Folder 11 ([unpublished])

Papers of and concerning Henry Clay Taylor from Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, in 1861 a private in Company A, 1st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment, and in 1862-1864 a lieutenant in Company A, 21st Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry Regiment. The papers relate chiefly to his army service in the Eastern theater of war, capture at Chickamauga, 1863, imprisonment at Libby Prison, and illness and death in Charleston, S.C.; including details on daily life in the Army of the Cumberland, espionage, guerrilla activity, and conditions at Libby Prison. Additional military records and materials relating to Taylor's schooling before the war are available in original form at Wisconsin Historical Society.

Tubbs, Peter Stillman Cottrell, 1841-1919 Letters, 1863-1865: SC 3006 ([unpublished])

Civil War letters, with typewritten copies, written home to Neosho, Wisconsin by Private Peter Tubbs, Co. I, 29th Regiment Wisconsin Infantry, including comments on officers speculating on cotton, soldiers' health and drinking, the troops' reception by Negroes in Louisiana, and other topics; also includes a brief Family Record of Peter Tubbs' parents and siblings.


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