The collections described in this section constitute the significant body of records pertaining to the American Civil War held by the State Historical Society of Missouri. A wide variety of record types document many of the military, political, social, and psychological aspects of the war in Missouri and other areas of the country throughout the conflict.
The personal papers of soldiers afford the view of the war with the greatest detail and immediacy. The majority of these records was created by men in Missouri Union and Confederate regiments, and troops from other Midwestern states, active in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, and other areas west of the Mississippi River, Kentucky and Tennessee, and the deep South, with more limited materials from the eastern theater of war. The letters written home, the carefully packed diaries and journals, photographs, service documents, and other personal papers of these officers and men vividly sketch the war of the common soldier: camp life and the daily struggle with the elements and boredom; foraging, scouting, and skirmishing; and all the tumult of major campaigns and battles, from the early engagements in Missouri and Arkansas at Wilson's Creek, Lexington, Pea Ridge, and Prairie Grove, through Fort Donelson, Shiloh, Corinth, Vicksburg, Chickamauga, and the Georgia campaign. Adding detail to the military picture, although more limited in scope, are telegraphs, orders, correspondence, muster rolls and other personnel and equipment records, and miscellaneous records of various levels of Union and Confederate commands.The collections also include substantial documentation of the lives of the families left behind and depictions of the civilian experience of the Civil War. The letters, diaries, business records, military documents, and other papers of Missourians illustrate not only the normal stress of war and the rending of individual families, but also the traumatic conditions of the war particularly prevalent in the cities, towns, and countryside of a border state: the social and economic dislocation of a divided population, and the brutality and predation of both the Federal military occupation and Confederate guerrillas.
These papers, in conjunction with an assortment of recruiting broadsides, proclamations, handbills, newspapers, scrapbooks, and other period ephemera, along with postwar records of veterans' organizations, memoirs, anecdotes, pension records, commemorative materials, and collections of research data, comprise a comprehensive and diverse resource for Civil War research.
For general military information see the collection descriptions under the Military heading. The Military heading is subdivided into the following headings: Afghan War, American Civil War, Iraq War, Korean War, Persian Gulf War, Spanish-American War, Vietnam War, World War I, and World War II.
Anti-war and anti-military material is found under Peace and Pacifism.
*Collections marked with DIGITIZED MATERIALS have additional digitized items available.
Adams, James A., Letter, 1862, (C2629)
From Provost Marshall's Office requiring Price to furnish provisions for six Rebel prisoners.
Adams, James A., Letter, 1863, (C1615)
The papers contain a directive that three prisoners were being sent to the Provost Marshall General at St. Louis in charge of Lt. Newlee, 9th Cavalry, Missouri State Militia. Instructions to St. Louis Provost Guard from Brig. General Strong, June 22, 1863, to allow Newlee to pass.
Adjutant General's Office, Regimental Papers, 18th Missouri Veteran Volunteers, (C2616)
The papers contain official correspondence; lists of missing after the battle of Shiloh; request for change from infantry regiment to cavalry. The unit was also known as Morgan's Rangers and in 1864 was changed to the 18th Regiment, Veteran Volunteers.
Aid, Joseph, Papers, 1863-1921 (C0200)
Genealogical material on Aid and Miller families; Civil War military papers; and Aid's correspondence with wife and sons, 1863-1864, concerning Civil War, rations, places of interest, battles, and home news of Chillicothe, OH. Items from race track ledger, West Plains, MO.
Alker, John H., James, and William, Papers, 1861-1864, (C3822)
The papers contain letters from three brothers to their parents and various siblings in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, describing everyday camp life for soldiers of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. Includes detailed accounts of picketing, troop movements, and guerrilla warfare. Also contains discharge papers of John Alker.
Allen, Wellington, Reminiscence, 1885, (C0692)
The collection contains a record of the death of Alf Bowlin, a hunted Confederate soldier, near Forsyth, Missouri, in 1862, as told and recorded by a Union soldier in 1885.
Alley, Abijah and W.H., Letters, (C2726)
The collection contains photocopies of two letters, presumably written during the Civil War, but dates are illegible.
Alley-Brewer Family Letters, 1857-1866, (C0196)
Letters to Margaret E. Brewer Alley and her husband, Hadley Alley, Mercer County Missouri, from her brother James L. Brewer, a Civil War soldier with the 28th Illinois Volunteer Infantry; from George W. and John W. Deen who address her as sister and from other brothers and sisters.
Comments on army matters and family business. Written from Tennessee, Mississippi, Texas, Illinois, and other places where James S. Brewer served.
Alvord, Clarence W. (1868-1928) and Idress Head (1873-1962), Collection, 1759-1962, (C0970)
21.2 linear feet and 1 oversize volume
Correspondence, writings, and collected materials of Clarence Walworth Alvord, founder of the Mississippi Valley Historical Association, editor of the Mississippi Valley Historical Review, and professor of history at the universities of Illinois and Minnesota; and his wife, Idress Head Alvord, writer and former curator of the Missouri Historical Society in St. Louis. Mrs. Alvord’s private manuscript collection includes territorial documents and Ste. Genevieve records; Liberty Tribune papers; Missouri state and county records; and Civil War and military papers.
Anders, Dr. Leslie, Photograph Collection, (P0365)
The photograph collection of Dr. Leslie Anders includes photographs of himself and photos of Missouri Civil War regiments and soldiers, his area of research. Dr. Anders was a professor of history at Central Missouri State University.
Anderson, Thomas Lilbourne (1808-1885), Papers, 1860-1864, (C0678)
The papers of Thomas Lilbourne Anderson, lawyer, politician, and U.S. Congressman who practiced law in St. Charles and Palmyra, Missouri contain an autobiography and three letters written to Anderson in the 1860s, one describing the Battle of Springfield in 1863.
Applegate, Lisbon (1803-1875), Collection, 1819-1903, (C0996)
2 linear feet, 18 volumes
Correspondence and business papers of Lisbon and Lewis M. Applegate of Keytesville, Missouri. Letters from George W. Applegate in California, 1848-1873, describing prospects for ranching, gold mining, and wine-making ventures; politics; and impact of Civil War and abolitionists. Civil War in Missouri; politics in Missouri and Chariton County; economic conditions and opportunities in Chariton County.
Arnett, R. C., Memoir, 1917, (R0138)
1 folder, photocopies, typescript
This is a memoir of the engagement at Fredericktown, Madison County, Missouri, on 21 October 1861, by a native of the town on whose farm the fighting occurred. Arnett claimed to have reported on Federal troop strength to Gen. M. Jeff Thompson before the battle.
Artenstine, Gabriel, Letter, 1864 (K0532)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection consists a letter from Gabriel Artenstine to Oscar Braecklein regarding the Battle of Westport.
Arthur, George Clinton, Papers, ca. 1914-1939, (R0244)
These are reminiscences and miscellaneous papers assembled in connection with Arthur's work on "Bushwhacker" Bill Wilson during the Civil War in Phelps County, Missouri. There is also genealogical information concerning the Arthur and Turnure families, and correspondence regarding Arthur's books, Backwoodsmen and Bushwhacker.
Asbury, Samuel L., Diary, 1862-1864, (C0206)
4 folders, photocopies
Samuel L. Asbury was a Confederate first lieutenant in the 45th Mississippi Regiment. He was wounded and captured at the Battle of Murphreesboro, Tennessee. The diary was written while he was a prisoner at Fort Delaware, Peapatch Island, and describes the trip to Fort Delaware, his treatment by the “Yankees”, and the perils of prison life. The diary includes hospital lists, addresses, poems, and other miscellaneous papers.
Atchison, David Rice (1807-1886), Papers, 1837-1953, (C0071)
MICROFILM (Volumes only)
0.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Correspondence, miscellaneous papers and clippings and diaries of D.R. Atchison. Includes letters from A.E. Hannegan, C.F. Jackson, James H. Birch, Jeff Davis, Stephen W. Kearney, and J.W. Denver. Material on politics, particularly the slavery issue and Thomas Hart Benton, as well as personal and family correspondence. Diaries primarily contain daily accounts of weather and farming.
Attebery, James, Papers, 1844-1966, (C2398)
The papers relate to the Civil War Citizens Guards Company, St. Clair, County, Missouri; the Cole family, particularly Abraham Cole; warranty deed, homestead certificates, title bonds, land certificates and other papers involving land transactions. Also included are minute books of literary and social clubs, 1911-1914.
Audsley, Francis Fairbank (1835-1922) and Harriet Elizabeth (1840-1924), Papers, 1862-1912, n.d., (C2374)
0.2 linear feet
The papers of Francis Audsley, a farmer in Saline and Carroll counties in Missouri and a Union soldier during the Civil War, and his wife Harriet E., consist of the Audsleys's correspon-dence during the Civil War, 1863-1865; letters from Francis's cousins, Sarah Ann Audsley, living in Australia, and Mary Ellen Harding, living in England, 1876-1903; and miscellaneous.
Austin, R. A., Papers, 1846-1897, (C2118)
The papers contain an autobiography of the Reverend R.A. Austin, a Missouri Methodist minister and circuit rider and covers the Austin family's migration from Kentucky to Missouri, education, conversion, Civil War, Indians, trip west from Chillicothe, Missouri, to Montana, activities of Montana circuit ministers. Seven letters from Austin to his wife, 1859-1866.
Ayer, Edward Everett (1841-1927), Reminiscences, 1924, (C2694)
The collection contains reminiscences of his first trip away from home, and itinerary across the plains to California, and descriptions of people met, work in the mines, enlistment in the army and subsequent service, and the return home in 1864.
Ayres, Nellie F., Collection, 1860, 1948, (C2752)
The Nellie F. Ayres collection consists of a typescript done by Ayres of a diary of Lavinia Priest, written while on a visit to Kentucky in 1860; and a letter to "LOML" from Ayres describing a bus trip to Idaho and Yellowstone Park in June 1948.
Bailey, Alfred K. (1835-1926), Autobiography, n.d., (C0222)
Life of Alfred K. Bailey up to the Civil War. Tells of trek to Illinois from Tennessee. He joined the Union Army. Also material about Joseph A. Howe and his joining the Confederate Army in 1861. His sons held the James boys' horses for five cents worth of candy.
Bailey, Stephen, Papers, 1865-1890, (C2611)
The papers of Stephen Bailey contain a discharge from the Civil War of Stephen D. Bailey, Pierce City, MO, 1865. Also included are miscellaneous papers relating to a veteran's pension, 1890, and information explaining Missouri military organizations.
Baker, J.H.P. ( -1913), Civil War Diary, 1864-1865, (C1449)
The diary of J.H.P. Baker, dated October 16, 1864-June 17, 1865, discusses the war in Missouri, Price's retreat, the Southern cause, Lee, Johnston, Beauregard, Price, Shelby, Sherman, guerrillas, Lee's surrender, Lincoln's assassination, and Johnson's inauguration. Baker, a doctor with General Shelby, was in charge of a Texas Confederate hospital.
Baker, Neil A., Papers, 1861-1863, (C2234)
Letters from Neil A. Baker, Confederate soldier, to his wife, Sarah Jane Baker, and his daughter, Emma, Chatham County, NC, November 1861 to February 1863.
Baltzell-Chambers Family, Papers, 1857-1981, (C3995)
0.4 linear feet
The Baltzell-Chambers Family Papers document the lives of a family of blacksmiths and farmers from Deer Ridge, Missouri. The papers consist of correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, and a genealogy and family history compiled and written by Jerrilee Cain. The collection also contains graduation memorabilia, a high school yearbook, land deeds, and military discharge papers from the Civil War.
Barber, John, Letter, 1861, (C2578)
To George Barber from a camp near Murfreesboro, TN, June 10, 1861. Written to his father during the Civil War.
Barnds, William Fletcher (1840-1926), Papers, 1900s-1920s, (C3444)
0.2 linear feet
The Barnds Papers consist of an undated memoir and a scrapbook from the 1900s through the 1920s.
Barnes, J.K. Letter, 1873, (C1871)
To J.M. Glover, House of Representative, Washington, D.C., from Surgeon General's Office, War Department, December 9, 1873. Letter from J.K. Barnes, Surgeon General, U.S. Army to J.M. Glover stating that there are no volumes of the first part of the Medical and Surgical History of the War available.
Barr, Thomas Akers, Papers, 1861-1919, (R0270)
This collection consists of correspondence and papers of a native of Illinois and physician who began practice in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri, about 1869. Included are letters from Illinois soldiers serving in Kentucky, Tennessee, and North Carolina, 1861-1865, from physicians in Illinois and Missouri, and from Harry Woodson Barr at Camp Bowie, Texas, 1918-1919.
Barth Family, Papers, 1852-1907, (C0997)
The papers of the family of Moses Barth, a Rocheport, Boone County, Missouri, merchant, contain correspondence, deeds, and financial statements. The bulk of the material is correspondence between family members concerning their general welfare and business matters. Several letters written during the Civil War describe economic conditions and confrontations with Confederate guerillas in the Rocheport area.
Basye Family Papers, 1812-1960 (C2505)
3.9 linear feet
Correspondence, legal documents, clippings, account books, scrapbooks, photographs, Bible records, and papers collected to establish the Basye family genealogy. Included are Bowling Green Methodist Episcopal Church and Cumberland Presbyterian Church registers, and early letters describing activities and family life in Missouri and other states, notably California and Wisconsin. Mining, the California gold rush, and the Civil War are also described. Numerous correspondents are women.
Bean, William E., (1833-1883), Papers, 1864-1881, (C0207)
Letters to Bean from family while in Union army. One on election of 1864. Two from Nashville hospital complaining of illness; two from Evansville, IN, hospital, and two from Camp Dennison, OH. Discharge paper, teacher report, Masonic Lodge receipt; and biographical sketch by daughter, Mary E. Maxwell.
Bedford Family, Papers, 1849-1870, 1940s, (C2610)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence of the Bedford Family of Andrews County, Missouri, Southern sympathizers during the Civil War.
Bell, John B., Record Book, 1860-1875, (R0119)
This is a record book kept by John B. Bell, a physician at Potosi in Washington County, Missouri. Bell was a medical examiner of Enrolled Missouri Militia and U.S. Colored Troops during the Civil War, and of pension applicants after the war. The entries include the results of examinations and descriptions of disabilities. The pension examinations are indexed.
Bell, Ovid (1875-1953), Collection, 1824-1950, (C3805)
Papers of, and materials collected by, a Fulton, Missouri, resident relating to the history and residents of Callaway County. The collection comprises correspondence, copies of speeches and lectures given by Bell on historical topics, and documents including a typescript 1849 diary of James Tate, tax rolls for Callaway County, Callaway County Agricultural and Mechanical Society membership lists, and a regimental history and troop roster of Company B, 1st Missouri Cavalry, C.S.A.
Benecke Family Papers, 1816-1989, n.d., (C3825)
90.8 linear feet, 62 volumes, 3 audio tapes, 3 records, 413 glass plate negatives
Correspondence, business and law firm records, civic, political, legislative, and personal papers of a German American family of Brunswick, Missouri.
Bennett, Lyman G., Collection, 1857-1865, (R0274)
These are diaries and topographic maps of a civil engineer, member of the 36th Illinois Infantry, and civilian employee of the U. S. Army. The materials concern homesteading in Minnesota in 1857; campaigning in Missouri and Arkansas with the Army of Southwest Missouri, 1861-1862; mapping in Kansas and Colorado in 1865; and the Powder River Indian Expedition in Nebraska and Wyoming in 1865.
Benjamin, John Forbes (1817-1877) and Diana, Papers, 1850-1876, (C1382)
Papers of John Forbes and Diana Benjamin. The papers consist of letters written to family in Liverpool, New York.
Bentley Family Collection, 1818-1980, (C3042)
73 folders, 1 volume
Correspondence of Nancy V. Bentley, Jordan R. Bentley, and J. Marshall Bentley. Reminiscences of Jordan R. Bentley and material pertaining to Bentley and other allied families. Material on the Civil War in Chariton, Howard, and Cooper Counties, family and social life in the 1880s and 1890s and Chariton County history.
Bess, Jacob, 1830-1908, Journal, 1864-1865, (R1330)
0.01 cubic foot (1 folder)
This is a typescript of a journal by Bollinger County, Missouri native Jacob Bess during service with the 7th Missouri Cavalry (Confederate), September 26, 1864—June 22, 1865. Brief daily entries note the succession of camps in Arkansas and Louisiana, acquiring horses, and personal expenses.
Beveridge, John L., Special Orders, 1865, (C2197)
The collection contains positive photostats of Special Orders No. 144 to investigate complaints of Dresden, Pettis County, MO, citizens against Captain Devohue and the Pettis County Volunteers Militia for alleged interference with citizens (rebels who had taken the oath) and their property.
Bingham, Johnston Lykins (1800-1876) and Martha Lykins (1824-1890) Collection, 1841-1950, (K0294)
4 folders, 2 volumes
Scrapbooks and other items, chiefly clippings, documenting Mrs. Lykins' promotion of the establishment of the Home for Widows and Orphans of Confederate Soldiers: an account book kept for the Patawatomi Baptist School and Mission, which Lykins, missionary, businessman, mayor of Kansas City, MO, took over from his first father-in-law, Isaac McCoy; an account book by Lykins and Brent; and clippings of material written by Mrs. Lykins, Lykins, and others.
Bird Family, Papers, 1831-1959, (R0170)
5 folders, photocopies
This collection includes miscellaneous correspondence, estate papers, land papers, business records, and biographical material pertaining to the Bird, Byrd, Moore, and Hunter families of southeastern Missouri. The papers concern business and estates in Mississippi, New Madrid, and Scott counties in Missouri, and the Bird estate in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Bishop, William (1817-1879), Papers, 1839-1891, (C3894)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of a commander of a Union cavalry unit in northeast Missouri during the Civil War, and State Treasurer of Missouri following the war. The papers consist of personal and military correspondence and miscellaneous documents, and State Treasurer records.
Black Family, Letters, 1861-1878, (C1898)
The collection contains Civil War correspondence of George W. and Alexander Black of Company E, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, with members of their family; the correspondence concerns their deaths; family news and business letters.
Blackwell, John A. (1834- ), Papers, 1852-1940, (C3732)
2.3 cubic feet
Contains the correspondence, diaries, writings, Civil War papers, and medical practice records of a doctor from Bedford, IN, who later lived in Foristell and Wellsville, MO. Also included are family letters, Woman's Christian Temperance Union records, and a history of the Clover family.
Bolon, Leonard Valentine, Papers, 1865-1866, (R0313)
1 folder, photocopies
These are two Civil War letters, from Rolla and Benton Barracks in St. Louis, written by Leonard V. Bolon of Co. F, 49th Wisconsin Infantry. Also included is verse written at Cuba, Illinois, Bolon's home town, in 1866.
Bolton, Joel M., Memoir, 1930, (C1801)
A 1930 memoir of Confederate soldier Joel Monroe Bolton of Jefferson City, MO, who served as a sergeant in a cavalry regiment in the West throughout the Civil War.
Bond, T.B., Papers, (C1747)
The papers of T.B. Bond contain blank forms of the Confederate States Army; a certificate of disability for discharge; a report of the sick and wounded; a register of surgical cases; and a valentine.
Boulware, W.C. Letter, 1861, (C1959)
To Family from Lexington, MO, Sept. 28, 1861. Letter describing the battle of Lexington, in which the author participated, and its aftermath.
Boxley, Joe, Wilson Creek Battle Account, 1905, (C2390)
The collection contains an account of the Battle of Wilson's Creek near Springfield, MO, 1861, and events leading up to it, as told by Joe Boxley to William E. Connelley. According to Connelley's interview, Boxley was a Negro slave whose master insisted Joe ride with him to General Price's camp and fight the Yankees.
Boyd, John R., Handbill, n.d., (C2832)
Handbill addressed to the men of Buchanan and adjoining counties, calling for men to fight against Fremont.
Boyd, Semphronius Hamilton (1828-1894), Letter, 1865, (C1481)
The collection consists of a letter in which Boyd, emancipationist representative from Missouri, condemned secession as "a spiritual malady" and opposed recognition or admission into the Union of the seceded states.
Bradford, Louise, Collection, 1919-1985, (R0468)
This collection includes correspondence, printed material, and ephemera collected by Louise Bradford (1898-1986), and Eva Ann Bradford (1900-1966), during their careers as teachers in Missouri schools. Included are letters from former pupils, and printed materials from education and teachers associations, schools in Berkeley, Rolla, St. James, Salem, and Sullivan, Missouri, and women's clubs and service organizations in Dent and Phelps counties.
Bradford, Moses J. ( -1865), Letters, 1863-1865, (C2727)
The collection contains Photostats of letters from Moses J. Bradford to his wife in Rolla, MO, from various Union prison camps expressing fears about the war and about the safety of his family and describing prison life and conditions.
Bradford, Moses Jasper, Letters, 1861-1865, (R0360)
1 folder, photocopies
These are printed minutes of the ninety-second annual session of the Howell County Baptist Association, a Southern Baptist organization composed of churches in Howell County, Missouri. The minutes include the constitution, by-laws, and articles of faith, reports on church programs and finances, and statistical information.
Bradley, George, Letter, 1863, (R0566)
1 item, photocopies
This is a letter from Little Rock, Arkansas, 13 April 1863, by a Confederate soldier from Phelps County, Missouri. George Bradley served in the 10th Missouri Infantry (formerly Col. Alexander E. Steen's regiment) in Mosby Monroe Parsons's brigade. Bradley commented on camp life, changes in command of the army, fellow soldiers from Phelps County, and the course of the war in Arkansas.
Brannock, Lizzie E., Letter, 1864, (C0224)
To brother Edwin from Chapel Hill, Missouri, January 13, 1864. Desolate conditions of Missouri during the Civil War, her husband's imprisonment in St. Louis by the Union army, and her attempts to support her family. Original in donor's possession.
Branson, William W., Diary, 1861-1862, (C0218)
Branson was a member of an Iowa regiment during the campaign of 1861 in Missouri. He fought in the Battle of Wilson’s creek, 10 August 1861.
Breckenridge, William Clark (1862-1927), Papers, 1752-1927, (C1036)
4.75 linear feet, 21 volumes, 3 rolls of microfilm
The papers of the St. Louis businessman, writer, and historian contain correspondence, scrapbooks, book sale announcements, and miscellaneous materials, with an emphasis on St. Louis and Missouri history.
Breese, Sidney A., Papers, 1863-1867, (C3429)
The papers contain letters and official papers to and from the quartermaster's office and the chief of ordnance and ordnance stores. Breese was captain of the 6th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry in charge of ordnance and ordnance stores during the Civil War.
Bridgewater, Jane, Oath of Allegiance, 1863, (C0473)
A test oath sworn before C.S. Moore, 22 May 1863.
Britton, Wiley, Papers, (CA6230)
0.2 linear feet, 2 computer discs
Papers of a Civil War veteran and writer. Includes correspondence, writings, genealogical documents, news clippings, and legal documents. Britton wrote on the Civil War and pioneer life in Missouri.
Brookfield, Dutton (1917-1979), Papers, 1844-1979, (C2732)
72.4 linear feet and 5 audio cassettes
The papers of Dutton Brookfield contain the business, political and personal papers and photographs of a Kansas City, MO, community leader. Brookfield was President of Unitog Company (1953-1979), a mayoral candidate (1963, 1971), and on boards of numerous corporations and educational and civic organizations. Family papers include letters from the Civil War, World War I and II, and Vietnam.
Browder, Isham, Papers, 1855-1862, (R0115)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection includes two letters to Isham Browder of Dallas, Texas, from his brother, Edward Browder, a Confederate soldier, from Flat Creek, Missouri, 1861, and Boggy Depot, Choctaw Nation, Indian Territory, 1862. There are also receipts from merchants in Dallas, 1855 and 1858.
Brown, Bergun H. (1839-1922), Papers, 1861-1972, (C3798)
1 volume, photocopied
A collection of letters, diary, service documents, short histories, anecdotes, maps, excerpts from books, and newspaper articles compiled by Guy M. Brown and entitled Bergun H. Brown's Civil War Days. Material concerns Bergun Brown's Civil War service as a private in the 29th Regiment, Indiana Volunteer Infantry; some family history material is also included. Includes photocopies of Brown's manuscript letters and diary, with typescript copies. The annotations, short histories, and anecdotes were written by Guy M. Brown, Bergun's son.
Brown, James, Papers, 1856-1866, (C0231)
1 folder, typed copies; 1 roll of microfilm of originals
Letter from H.C.N. Brown, Front Royal, 1856, concerning the hire of Henry and his wife Catherine, probably slaves. Poem. Death of Virginius Brown in the Civil War. Political conditions, 1866, money, crops, and desertion of slaves.
Brown, John Collection, (K0218)
0.01 cubic feet (2 folders)
The collection contains photocopies of letters written from Kansas Territory by John Brown and his son to Orson Day of White Hall, New York. The collection also includes copies of newspaper accounts of Brown's action at Harper's Ferry and a reprint of an anti-Brown article.
Brown, William (1837- ), Quantrill Raid Account, 1909, (C2391)
The collection contains an account by William Brown, who was an observer of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence. According to the accounts, his house was burned by the guerrillas.
Bryan, Columbus and Bennet, Letters, 1862-1863, (C0209)
From two brothers, who were Union soldiers in southern Missouri and Arkansas, to their family in Caledonia, MO. Troop movement, camp life, and general topics. Originals in the possession of R.H. Wilcox.
Buckner, John, Papers, n.d., (C1878)
The papers contain information concerning John Buckner and his slave, Abe, their service in the Civil War, and settlement in Scotland County, Missouri, in the 1870s.
Buegel, John T., Civil War Diary, 1861-1864, (C1844)
The collection contains a diary, in German, with translation by William G. Bek, 1945. The diary documents Buegel's career as a soldier in Company F, 3rd Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War, including battles of Camp Jackson, Wilson's Creek and Springfield, and Sherman's march to the sea.
Bull, William, "Reminiscences of War Between the States," 1904, (C1060)
Personal experiences of William Bull during his military career, 1860-1880, especially the period of the Civil War.
Bundy, S.G. (1836-1917), Autobiography, 1912, (C2985)
1 reel of microfilm
The collection contains an autobiography of a farmer, pioneer, rural school teacher, Union soldier, and Methodist missionary and minister.
Burgess, Thomas Ervin (1838-1915), Collection, ca. 1862, (R0640)
This collection consists of copies of a Civil War photograph, service record, and genealogical data of Sergeant Thomas E. Burgess of Gasconade County, Missouri. Burgess served in Dallmeyer's Battalion of Missouri Militia, the 10th Missouri Cavalry, and the 2nd Missouri Cavalry in the Union army, 1861-1865.
Bürki, Christian Johann Papers (R1416)
0.1 cubic foot (4 folders)
The papers of Christian Johann Bürki contain materials related to his service during the Civil War. Born in Bern, Switzerland, Bürki moved to the United States prior to the Civil War and enlisted at St. Louis in the Missouri Volunteer Infantry, 15th Regiment, known as the 'Swiss Rifles,' where he rose to the rank of captain.
Burnsides, Maggie, Letter, 1863, (C0560)
Letter from Maggie Burnsides to Matilda Girdner of Alexandria, Ohio, March 21, 1863. The letter describes sugar making and raising money and provisions for Union soldiers with a “Soldier’s Supper.” Also describes resistance to the conscription bill.
Burt, Richard W. (1823-1911), Papers, 1817-1911, (C0226)
Description of everyday life in Ohio during the 1840s. Letters on army life during the Mexican War and the Civil War. Letters include descriptions of battles of Fort Donelson, Shiloh and Vicksburg. Scrapbook contains clippings from Burt's Progressive Age, Coshocton, Ohio, clippings of his letters regarding the Mexican and Civil Wars, and other miscellaneous clippings.
Burtnett, Washington, (1825-1862), Papers, 1855-1862, (C2146)
Photograph and biography of Burtnett, 1861 Union Army discharge, 1855 Sons of Temperance membership, 1856 record book fly leaf, and two 1862 letters to his wife and children. Burtnett wrote about the war, McClellan and Pope outside Richmond, army marches, communications, and his duties as acting clerk for his commander, Captain McDonald.
Bush, Sarah Lewis (1920- ) Family Papers, 1888-1972, (K0237)
1 cubic foot
Correspondence, newspaper clippings, and other documents regarding members of Bush's family: Dr. Charles Wesley Burrill, Surgeon General of the Grand Army of the Republic and doctor in Kansas City, Evelyn Burrill Lewis, and William A. Lewis, educators in Kansas City
Bush Family, Papers, 1819-1923, (C3887)
0.2 linear feet on 1 roll of microfilm
Journals, farm records, and correspondence of a Boone County, Kentucky, family who settled in southeastern Arkansas. The papers detail 1819-1820 steamboat trips up the Missouri River to Council Bluffs and 1850s farm operations.
Bushnell, Douglas Ritchie, Letters, 1861-1866, (R0675)
1 folder, photocopies
These are the letters of an officer of the 13th Illinois Infantry, written during campaigns in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee. Bushnell was killed in action at Ringgold, Georgia, in November 1863. There are also a few letters from his wife, Emily, and other correspondents.
Canfield, Henry Titus, Letters, (K0203)
0.1 cubic foot (4 folders)
This collection contains Civil War era letters, compositions prepared for a publication called The Evening Star, and penmanship class assignments.
Carnahan, Robert Huston, Letter, 1861, (R0627)
This is a letter from an officer in the 3rd Illinois Cavalry at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, 3 December 1861. Carnahan commented on winter quarters and camp life.
Carpenter, John C., Letters, 1868-1870 (C0236)
Written from Alleghany County, Virginia, discussing politics and local and family affairs.
Carter, R.C., A Short Sketch of My Experiences During the First Stages of the Civil War, (C2911)
The collection contains a memoir describing experiences of a Confederate lieutenant. He includes the battles of the Hemp Bales, Wilson's Creek, Pea Ridge, and Boonville in his reminiscences.
Carter, Thomas J., Loyalty Oath, 1862, (C3781)
The collection contains a photocopy of an oath of loyalty to the United States sworn by Carter, a resident of Glasgow in Howard County, MO. Original document retained by the donor.
Carthage, Missouri, Civil War Battle Memoir, n.d., (R0167)
1 folder, photocopies
This is an unsigned, manuscript account of the battle of Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri, on 5 July 1861. Contextual evidence indicates that the author might have been Archy Thomas, a soldier in the Missouri State Guard from Carrollton, Missouri.
Carvill, George W., Letters, 1834-1868, (C2697)
Letters written by Carvill, his wife Kate and daughter Eliza, living in the United States and Canada, to his sister Eliza and, later, brother-in-law William Boyle in England. The letters discuss family and political matters and economic problems.
Catherwood, William L., Papers, 1859-1873, (C3799)
Papers pertaining to the 8th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, which Catherwood commanded during the Civil War. The papers also include incorporation papers, deeds, and correspondence of the Lander Hill Tunnel and Silver Mining Company of New York and Nevada, and a detailed report and drawing for a New York City rapid transit system, 1873.
Chadwell, Gideon, Chadwell/Leavenworth Family, Papers, 1837-1944, (R0883)
5 folders, photocopies
These are the correspondence and business papers of the Chadwell and Leavenworth families of Ste. Genevieve, Missouri. The papers concern family news and business matters, and include the Civil War letters of Alexander H. Chadwell, a Confederate soldier, and Joseph H. Leavenworth and N. H. Leavenworth regarding the lumber business in Mississippi in the 1870s and 1880s.
Chase, Charles Monroe (1829-1902), Papers, 1861, (C2371)
4 folders, 1 roll microfilm
Letters, Civil War diary, and musical composition book of a band director from DeKalb County, IL. Chase enlisted in the 13th Illinois Regiment in July 1861 and was sent to Camp Rolla in Phelps County, MO. The diary describes camp life, the routine and practice that the band followed, military engagements, and Chase's opinions on the war. The letters to him were written by friends from Sycamore, IL.
Chase, George M., Papers, 1862-1940 (K0536)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains documents pertaining to George M. Chase, testifying to his loyalty to the Union cause.
Chew, Dr. Joseph, Special Orders, 1863, (C1490)
Orders, September 1863, forbidding Dr. Chew of Kansas City, MO, to reside in Platte, Clay, or Carroll Counties during the Civil War.
Christy, E.A., Letter, 1863, (C1834)
To J.H. Marmon, Liberty, MO, from Platte City, MO, Feb. 24, 1863. Written to her father, the letter discusses the Civil War, particularly jayhawkers and marauding bands. Mentions conscription and health of various family members.
Civil War Claims, 1865-1874, (C1493)
Claims by Elizabeth Givens of Callaway County for supplies taken by Maj. H.C. Caldwell, Third Iowa Cavalry; William J. Bedsworth of Callaway County for horses taken by White, Enrolled Missouri Militia; and Henry Larimore of Callaway County for supplies furnished and services rendered the Union Army.
Civil War Commemorative Envelope, 1961, (C2811)
Envelope commemorating the Civil War battles of Wilson's Creek, Springfield, and Oak Hill.
Civil War Documents, (CA2077)
Xerox copies of miscellaneous papers including discharges, enlistments, Confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, etc., mostly pertaining to Missouri soldiers.
Civil War, Diaries, 1864-1867, (C3988)
Two diaries of Sgt. Frances M. Gordon, who served with Company D, 2nd Colorado Cavalry. The diaries describe escort duty and encounters with bushwhackers in Jackson and Cass Counties, Missouri, and Sterling Price's raid in September and October 1864. Miscellaneous notes and account figures are included in the back of both volumes.
Civil War Documents, 1861-1865, (C4274)
0.2 cubic feet (2 folders)
Photocopies of miscellaneous papers including discharges, enlistments, Confederate bills and notes, stamps, insignia, orders, mustering out papers of soldiers, including officers, mostly from Missouri.
Civil War Documents, 1862-1904, (C2654)
The papers contain drafts of proposed inscriptions to be placed in the Vicksburg National Military Park for four of the five Confederate Missouri batteries engaged in the campaign and defense of Vicksburg in 1863; a printed record of the organizations engaged in the campaign, siege, and defense; a blue print of a topographical survey for the park; four muster rolls and a muster and pay roll of Dawson's 3rd Missouri Battery; and a Confederate Order Book of Captain Emmett MacDonald's Battery with General and Special Brigade orders of the Army of the West.
Civil War Documents, Missouri, 1863-1867, (C2671)
0.2 linear feet
The collection contains oaths of loyalty; reports of E. Anson More, quartermaster general of Missouri; and special orders from the adjutant general's office. All concern members of the Missouri Militia from various regiments and companies.
Civil War, Engagements Fought in Missouri, Kansas, Arkansas, 1861-1865, (C3513)
The papers contain dates, losses and casualties of approximately 225 military engagements fought in Missouri, Kansas and parts of Arkansas.
Civil War Envelopes, c.1860s, (C4316)
0.2 cubic feet (14 folders)
The Civil War envelopes consist of mailing envelopes used during the Civil War which express pro-Union sentiment in the form of artistic caricatures.
Civil War Letter, 1862, (C1835)
To his wife from "Thomas" Nov. 14, 1862. Discusses guerrilla activities, bushwhacking, and the possibility of enlisting in the Missouri Militia, as well as family affairs and future prospects.
Civil War Letter, 1862, (C0511)
To mother and father from Camp Muligan, Lexington, MO, Nov. 21, 1862. Tells of scouting trips, daily activities, and the election in Pleasant Hill.
Civil War Letter, 1862, (C2587)
The collection contains a personal letter to his wife, written from Campbell Hospital, Washington, D.C., Dec. 31, 1862.
Civil War Letter, 1863, (C0465)
To "Hattie," from Charleston, SC, Sept. 3, 1863. Written by a Civil War soldier to his wife, the letter mentions lack of anything to do and seeing the Monitor and Ironside in the bay. Unidentified photo of a soldier.
Civil War Letters, 1860-1862, (C2236)
Civil War letters by Union and Confederate soldiers, battle report, 1861, and directive, 1860.
Civil War Letters, 1862, (C2008)
The collection contains two letters written to his parents in Wisconsin about skirmishes at Chalk's Bluff, AR, and Kennett and Hornersville, MO, and capture of steamer DANIEL B. MILLER.
Civil War, Letters, 1864, (C3196)
Two letters to a woman named Caroline, one from Francis M. Froth, the other from George Smith, both writing from Memphis, TN, and telling of army life and their hopes for the future.
Civil War Letters, 1864, (C2457)
Three letters from ""Roger"" in Washington, D.C. They concern Sherman's march to the sea, G.K. Warren's failure to destroy important railroad connections, and other military news. His information is from southern newspapers and U.S. Grant's telegrams.
Civil War Muster Rolls, 1861-1864, (C1853)
The collection contains a fragment of muster roll of men from Caldwell County, MO, 1861; a penciled list of names, July 1864, of Caldwell County militia, possibly those pursuing Thraillkill (Confederate) Raiders; and a letter from Bertha Booth explaining the muster rolls.
Civil War Orders, 1861, (C1495)
The collection contains orders signed by John Bryner, commander of the 47th Regiment, Illinois Volunteers, and by E.B. Eno, acting provost marshal.
Civil War Regimental Histories, Missouri, n.d., (C3500)
Organization, orders, campaigns, mustering out, and casualties of ten Missouri regiments in the Civil War.
Civil War Relief Meeting Notice, 1864, (C2804)
Broadside announcing mass meetings in Kirksville, county seat of Adair County, to provide widows, orphans and families of active soldiers with necessities for winter.
Civil War Reminiscences, n.d., (C0760)
Account of the battle of Springfield, MO, 1861, by Robert A. Austin, Carrollton, MO. Experiences of Isaac Cruzen in Lexington, MO, 1862-1864. Incidents in Richmond, MO, as told by a daughter of L.K. Kinsey. Notes on Cruzen genealogy.
Civil War Scrapbook, Missouri, 1823-1868, (C1379)
The papers contain a collection of newspaper clippings on Missouri, 1823-1868, from New York and Boston newspapers, primarily the New York Daily Tribune. Most of the items pertain to the Civil War in Missouri, 1861-1862, and include maps and diagrams of the war in the west.
Civil War Scrapbook, 1850-1865, (C0923)
The Civil War Scrapbook comprises newspaper clippings from unidentified newspapers of the Civil War period containing material on the Buchanan-Fillmore election, slavery problem, states' rights, speeches, and other issues of the time.
Civil War Special Orders, Missouri, 1863-1864, (C3160)
Special order from Office of the Provost Marshal General, Department of the Missouri, paroling Richard B. Keeble, and special order from the Adjutant General's Office, State of Missouri, calling George C. Gaddy's Company, Enrolled Missouri Militia, into active service.
Clapp, Fayette, (1824-1864), Diary, 1862-1863, (C2430)
Diary consists of 'letters' written to Clapp's wife during service in the Mississippi Fleet of the Union. As a surgeon, Clapp participated in Grant's campaign to take Vicksburg, the Yazoo Pass Expedition, and the Battle of Grand Gulf. Provides glimpses of shipboard life, comparisons of army and navy, observations on slavery, and familial concerns.
Clark, Charles W., Papers, 1854-1911 (C0083)
0.6 linear feet
Letters of a Vermont Congregational minister to his wife, nee Harriet Lucretia Calton, describing several churches he served. Letters to him from his brother Edward P., who served in the Civil War and later was a traveling book salesman working out of St. Louis. Diaries and death records of the minister.
Clark, Mary Jane Vaughn, Letter, 1862, (C2365)
1 folder, photocopy and transcript
A letter from Clark of Unionville, Missouri, to her sister-in-law Mary Clark Joiner, Clifford, Indiana, describing Clark’s husband’s suicide after he was wounded at the Battle of Pittsburg Landing.
Clark, Stephen, "A History and Description of Persia, Missouri," 1964, (C2897)
The collection contains a history describing the location, businesses, and early settlers of Persia, MO. The collection also includes a copy of the FRANKLIN INTELLIGENCER, April 1, 1820, photographs, and maps of the town site.
Clay County, Missouri, History Papers, 1850-1956, (K0445)
0.18 cubic feet
The collection contains miscellaneous papers related to the lives of early settlers in Clay County, Missouri. These papers include newspaper clippings related to Clay County, miscellaneous papers related to important events and people in the mid-1800s of Clay County, photographs, and a large genealogical scrapbook with small autobiographies in it.
Clay, Green, Journal, 1861-1862, (C0955)
4 folders, photostats
Green Clay, a member of the U.S. foreign service, served as secretary of legations in St. Petersburg and later in London. His journal primarily contains description of various places in Russia and England. Clay also refers to "Lincoln's fratricidal war" and gives a lengthy description of Czar Alexander II.
Cleghorn, Daniel B., Family, Papers, 1848-1892, (C0252)
The Daniel B. Cleghorn Papers consist of a diary, scrapbook, correspondence and accounts primarily documenting Cleghorn's business dealings and travels.
Coale, Stephen D., Letters, 1864-1865, (C2712)
Letters from a confederate soldier concerning the war, Johnson's Island, and conditions of prisoner exchange and release.
Cockrell, F.M., Letter, 1889, (R1367)
The F.M. Cockrell letter is a photocopy and typescript of a letter sent by Francis Marion Cockrell to N.B. Allen in 1889. The letter discusses a claim for reimbursement for property taken by the Union army during the Civil War.
Cockrell, Francis Marion (1834-1915), Letter, 1907, (C3181)
To Mr. Mudd, from Spring Lake Beach, NJ, Aug. 17, 1907. Regards the military campaigns of Thomas Jackson during the Civil War.
Cockrell, Monroe F., Collection, (P0297)
b/w drawing of New Palace Hotel, Fulton, MO, 1907. b/w photo of Cockrell Family, 1890. b/w photo with negatives of General Cockrell, Confederate Army, Civil War.
Coghill, James L., Letters, 1861-1862, (C0245)
Written to his wife Molley in Virginia by a Confederate soldier stationed in Tennessee and Kentucky with Floyd's Brigade, 50th Regiment, Company F. Describe camp life, army movements, officers, and health. Originals in the possession of W. Coghill.
Cole, Abraham, Muster Roll and Report, 1864, (C2136)
Muster role of Captain Cole's vigilante company that patrolled Hickory and St. Clair Counties during the Civil War. The company was composed of St. Clair County citizens. Report by Cole to the commander at Warrensburg about the Citizen Guards and their efforts to combat bushwhackers.
Coleman, Elizabeth C., Coleman Family, Correspondence, 1862-1865, (R0619)
These are letters written to Elizabeth C. Coleman and her parents during the Civil War, by relatives and friends in the 6th Missouri Infantry. Included are letters from Otterville and Rolla, Missouri, and Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1862-1863; one from Washington, D.C., in 1865; and two from Pilot Knob, Missouri, in 1865. The letters contain camp news and information on mutual friends. The letters from Pilot Knob concern postwar employment.
Collapse of the Women's Prison at 15th and Grand Collection, 1863-1956 (K0349)
0.12 cubic feet
The collection contains research correspondence, typed transcripts of historical documents, and Photostats of original documents from the National Archives concerning the collapse of the women's prison in Kansas City, Missouri, on August 13, 1863.
Collier, Sharon, compiler, Robinson and Related Families, 2003, (R0989)
This is the family history of Joe Charles Robinson of Richland in Pulaski County, Missouri. The family descended through Samuel, William, and Archibald Robinson of Botetourt County, Virginia. Archibald and his wife, Mary Ann Garrett, came to Missouri in 1854. The primary related families include Duncan, Shelton, and Zimmerman.
Collins, A. Loyd, "The Battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, 1862," 1949-1950, (C1081)
Vol. 1, Correspondence with Senator J.W. Fulbright, Governor Sid McMath and interested citizens about establishment of a national military park on the battlefield site of Pea Ridge, and a history of the battle. Vol. 2, Correspondence and materials relating to the Battle of Pea Ridge.
Colman-Hayter Family Papers, 1839-1900, (C0084)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence and miscellaneous material of a northwest Missouri family. Correspon-dence includes letters from William S. Hayter who was with General Stephen W. Kearny in the Southwest during the Mexican War; letters from Washington and Thomas J. Hayter describing their lives in the Oregon Territory; letters from Henry Colman during his trips down the Mississippi; letters from Mary Colman Belt to her family in Texas; and letters of Thomas H. Colman and Abraham G. Hayter, soldiers in the Confederate Army.
Confederate Memorial List, 1897, (C3560)
1 oversize folder
The collection contains an oversize poster with names and photographs of Confederate Civil War generals, and Jefferson Davis.
Confederate Money, 1864, (C1950)
The papers contain one Confederate fifty-dollar bill.
Confederate Proclamation, n.d., (C2820)
Proclamation urging Southerners to force abolitionists and Union sympathizers out of southern towns. Issued in response to Lincoln's call for 75,000 men.
Confederate States of America, Bond, 1864, (C0971)
Confederate States of America, Money, 1864, (C0466)
Confederate States of America. Army, Missouri Cavalry, Wood's Battalion, Company C, Papers, 1865, (C1846)
The collection contains a muster roll and oath of allegiance and parole of honor of Captain Paul F. Thornton.
Confederate States of America Bond, 1861, (C4155)
Printed loan of $500 to "bearer," authorized by C.S.A. August 19, 1861.
Connaway, Dennis Harper (1819-1889), Papers, 1858-1888, (C0248)
Correspondence, Civil War papers, and miscellaneous papers. County collector book of Cedar County.
Cook, Warren, Collection, 1782-1978, (R0043)
These are photocopies of papers of the Smith, Havins, Roseberry, and Cook families of southwestern Missouri, Arkansas, and Texas. The collection includes correspondence, estate papers, and genealogical records. There are also two farm diaries, 1875-1876.
Corder-Thomas Family, Papers, 1867-1961, (C3697)
56 volumes and 9 folders on 11 rolls of microfilm, 1 oversize folder
The Corder-Thomas Family Papers consist of diaries of Leslie Walker Corder, a Waver-ly, Missouri, farmer and civic leader; his wife Nellie Perry Buck Corder; and her aunt Susan Buck Cooper Thomas. The papers also include family letters, newsclippings, and miscellaneous items.
Courts, J. B., et. al., Letter, 1862, (C1749)
To Charles Sterne, Carroll County, MO, from camp near Holly Springs, MS, No. 1, 1862. Six members of Lt. John Sterne's company relate the details of his death to his father. Lt. Sterne was mortally wounded in the Battle of Corinth, 4 October 1862, and died 17 October 1862.
Crawford, Henry Clay (1838- ) and William H., Letters, 1857-1865, (C0239)
Copies of letters to their family from Union soldiers operating in southwest Missouri. Originals in the possession of M. Knight.
Crawford, John D., Civil War Letters, 1862-1863, (R0472)
These are Civil War letters by John D. Crawford, 2nd Missouri State Militia Cavalry, and his brother, H. T. Crawford. The letters note events in Adair, Knox, Schuyler, and Scotland counties in Missouri, and the execution of prisoners by Union authorities at Palmyra, Missouri.
Crede Family Papers, 1818-1939, (C3065)
2 linear feet and 2 oversize volumes; also available on 4 rolls of microfilm
Personal correspondence, genealogical records, and business records of a German-American family living in Osage County, Missouri. The bulk of the collection concerns Her-mann Crede, who emigrated in 1853; other papers pertain to his brothers, Wilhelm (who emi-grated in 1853) and Carl (who emigrated in 1855). Much of the correspondence is in German; the business records are in English.
Cree, Alfred B., Letters, 1862-1863, (R0301)
These are Civil War letters of Capt. Alfred B. Cree of Co. F., 22nd Iowa Infantry. Cree wrote of family matters, camp life, and regimental politics from Benton Barracks at St. Louis, and from camps at Rolla, Salem, Iron Mountain and Ste. Genevieve, Missouri.
Crider, Joseph, Letters, 1862-1865, (C2724)
Twenty-five letters from a Union soldier in Company I, 6th Missouri Cavalry, to his family describing heavy fighting, hardships, and battle of Vicksburg.
Cunningham, Samuel W. (1822-1863), Letters, 1861-1863, (C3006)
1 roll of microfilm
The Samuel W. Cunningham Letters consist of the correspondence of Cunningham to his wife Nancy during the Civil War. Cunningham was a private in the 22nd Illinois Infantry.
Dalton, T. J., Record Book, ca. 1863-1865, (R0323)
1 folder, photocopies, typescript
This is a Civil War memoranda book of Thomas J. Dalton, a resident of Mississippi County, Missouri, and non-commissioned officer of Co. E, 8th Missouri Cavalry (CSA). The miscellaneous entries include a roster of Co. E, notes on arms and accouterments issued to the company and matters of personal finance. An indexed typescript is available.
Daniel, Burdett Leroy, Diary, 1865, (C3427)
The papers contain a fragment of diary written while in the Missouri Volunteers, January 11 - April 25, 1865. Describes searches for food, swampy marches, diseases, guard and picket duty, and scouting. Writes about the daily weather and names friends with whom he corresponded.
Daniel, Henry Clay, Papers, 1846-1920, (C1002)
0.6 linear feet
Correspondence, miscellaneous papers, Civil War claims, printed materials, and account books.
Davidson, Arretta, Letters, 1862-1867, (C2653)
The papers contain five letters to Mrs. Davidson from her family. Four Civil War letters containing mostly family news; one letter concerning the death of Stout B. Davidson.
Davidson, Wesley S. (1828-1915) Papers, 1858-1984, (K0167)
Photocopied genealogical research concerning Wesley S. Davidson and his family. It includes Davidson's civil war documents, some correspondence, records pertaining to family members and research correspondence.
Davis, A. F., Letter, 1862, (C0561)
1 folder, photostats
To F.D. Davis, from Pittsburgh Landing, TN, Apr. 21, 1862. Describes the Battle of Shiloh.
Davis, Beverly A., Letter, 1865, (R0204)
This is a Civil War letter written by a member of the 32nd Missouri Infantry at Rouse's Plantation, North Carolina, to his niece at Steelville, Missouri. Davis commented on the capture of Richmond, Virginia, and the prospects for peace.
Davis, James J., Pension File, 1879, (C3271)
Military and pension records from U.S. Adjutant General's Office. Davis enrolled in the Missouri State Militia at Cameron, MO, in 1862.
Davis, Jefferson (1808-1889), Letter, 1889, (C2183)
The papers contain a letter to [Lynn] Samuels, [Sugar Tree, Carroll County, Missouri], from Jefferson Davis, Beauvoir, Mississippi, April 10, 1889. Answers Samuel's inquiries about why he opposed a Confederate pursuit at the Battle of Bull Run and why he was not tried for treason. Also typed copy in collection 995, Vol. XXVI, 711.
Davis-Vandiver Family, Letters, 1864-1872 (C0299)
Typed copies of letters from Clay and Ray Counties, Missouri, discussing family affairs, trouble with bushwhackers, and politics in 1872.
Day, David Lewis (1822-1888) Papers, 1762-1885, (K0114)
0.3 cubic foot
Letters, diary, account books, poems and newspaper clippings belonging to Day, a Civil War veteran from Milford, MA. Much of the material deals with the Civil War or with veterans' organizations such as the Grand Army of the Republic.
Day, Joseph M., Loyalty Oath, 1866, (C1618)
The records contain Joseph M. Day's loyalty oath as Second Lieutenant, Company F, Seventy-seventh Regiment, Missouri Militia, Cornelia, Johnson County, Missouri, December 13, 1866. Signed by Lieutenant W. E. Chester, Enrolling officer.
Deatherage, John G., Memoir, 1916, (C3268)
Civil War reminiscences of a Union soldier who went with men from his neighborhood at Talbert Ferry on White River to Salem, AR, to fight with Colonel Marshall of the 1st Illinois Cavalry.
Dennis, William H., Letter, 1861 (K0533)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a letter from William H. Dennis, stationed at Camp Butler in Springfield, Illinois, to his brother describing life and conditions at the camp.
Denny, Franklin Spilman, Papers, 1853-1917, (R0548)
3 folders, photocopies, typescripts
This collection contains family correspondence, a Civil War diary, and military service and pension records of Franklin S. Denny of Company C, 1st Missouri Cavalry. The correspondence includes letters from relatives in California, Nevada, and Wisconsin, 1853-1874. The Civil War diary covers operations around Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Independence, Missouri, and Little Rock, Arkansas, 1862-1864.
Dixon, Ben F. (1892-1970), Papers, 1941-1958, (C3749)
The papers of Ben F. Dixon contain press releases detailing the events which led to the Battle of Athens, MO, on 5 August 1861; the battle itself; and the aftermath. The papers also include biographical sketches of the leaders of the opposing forces. The articles were written in the 1940s on the occasion of the 80th anniversary of the battle.
Dodge-Melick, Papers, 1838-1922 (C0096)
Papers of Leonard Dodge of Bates County, Missouri, primarily pertaining to land. Copies of his will. Also papers of Wesley Melick of Horton, Missouri, a son-in-law of Dodge who was an army surgeon during the Civil War.
Doniphan, Alexander W. (1808-1887), Letter, 1861, (C1935)
The collection contains a letter to Doniphan’s nephew John, from Washington, D.C., Feb. 22, 1861. The letter discusses Lincoln, the state of the union, and the position of border states. Also included is a negative photostat of the letter.
Doran, John Harvey, Journal, 1864-1865, (R0582)
This is the journal of John Harvey Doran, a carpenter and builder at Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The brief entries in his journal concern his business activities, news of family and friends, and events at Springfield from 13 August 1864 to 24 September 1865.
Dornbusch, C.E., Missouri Civil War Bibliography, (C2126)
The collection contains annotated bibliographies of published materials available in the New York Public Library on Missouri and the Civil War.
Dorsey-Fuqua Family, Collection, 1851-1939, (C3830)
4 folders, 1 oversize volume
The Dorsey-Fuqua Family Collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, and miscellaneous material. The correspondence and legal papers concern Jerre S. Dorsey during the Civil War. The miscellaneous papers include memorabilia of Columbia, Missouri, the University of Missouri, and a souvenir of Mark Twain’s 70th birthday at Delmonico’s in 1905. The volume is an illustrated atlas of Boone County, Missouri, from 1876, with handwritten notations.
Dotson, W.M., Letter, 1864, (C0972)
Background on the prisoner George Ring, arrested in connection with cotton smuggling. Explains where his belongings can be found.
Drake, Charles D. (1811-1892), Letter, 1866, (C1524)
To J.R. Winchell, Hannibal, MO, from St. Louis, MO, Dec. 13, 1866. Drake, aspirant to the U.S. Senate, inquired about George L. Hewitt's support of Thomas Clement Fletcher for senator.
Drake, Stephen S., Collection, ca. 1865, (R0572)
This is a copy of a Civil War photograph of Stephen S. Drake of Company H of the 2nd Missouri Cavalry ("Merrill's Horse"). There is also a biographical sketch provided by the donor.
Draper-McClurg Family, Papers, 1838-2009, (C3069)
3.9 linear feet; folders 1-134 also available on 5 rolls of microfilm
The Draper-McClurg family papers are comprised of correspondence, photographs, Civil War diaries and records, and other personal papers of the families of Philander Draper and Joseph W. McClurg. The papers document the families' involvement in politics, farming and orchards, lead mining and smelting, the Civil War, and frontier life in Missouri, the Dakota Territory, and several western states.
Drescher-Weatherly Memoirs, 1933-1954 (C0151)
Memoirs of a mother, Bennie Howell Drescher, and a daughter, Rose Drescher Weatherly. The Drescher memoir briefly recounts Civil War events in Paris, MO. The Weatherly memoir is the longer and describes growing up in Hannibal, MO, around the turn of the twentieth century.
Duncan, J. J. H. Letter, 1864, (R0655)
This is a Civil War letter from Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, written by J. J. H. Duncan, Co. C, 145th Illinois Infantry. Written to a cousin, the letter discusses the death of Duncan's father and contains miscellaneous camp news.
Duncan-Lowman Family, Papers, 1847-1952, (C0487)
0.4 linear feet
Papers of Levin O. Duncan, blacksmith and farmer, and William O. Lowman, tanner and farmer, of Shelby County, MO, and families; correspondence from family and friends in Maryland, Virginia, Missouri, Ohio, Nebraska, and Illinois; ledgers; miscellaneous business receipts; and scrapbook of Shelby County happenings, 1902-1952. Kept by Ida Lowman.
Dunlap Family, Papers, 1780-2002, (C4004)
1.9 linear feet
The papers of the Dunlap family include genealogical records, a Civil War journal, photographs, maps and land surveys, and other research materials compiled to produce histories of the Dunlap and Kofahl families of Licking, Missouri.
Dunn, W. J., Letter, 1864, (C3895)
In an 1864 letter from Russellville, KY, to his grandfather in Missouri, Dr. John A. Pegg, Union soldier W.J. Dunn relates his plan to form a company of cavalry to fight Confederate guerrillas in Missouri.
Dwight, James E., Papers, 1864, (C1956)
Muster roll of Capt. James E. Dwight, 4th Regiment, Missouri Cavalry; expense voucher for Dwight and a servant.
Dyer, Randolph Harrison, Letter, 1861, (C3193)
The collection contains a copy of a letter from Harrison, a Confederate officer, to his sister, from Springfield, MO, Aug. 12, 1861, concerning the Battle of Wilson's Creek. Also included is a brief sketch of the Dyer family by Monroe F. Cockrell.
Dyer, W.R., Letter, 1866, (C0514)
To Freeman Hall, Matinicus, ME, from St. Louis, MO, Sept. 9, 1866. Describes St. Louis in 1866-working conditions, climate, farming, and arrival of President Johnson, Seward, Wells, Grant, and Farragut. Comments on Johnson’s administration.
Dyson, Bell, and Sans Souci Families Papers, (S0016)
0.2 cubic foot (21 folders, 1 roll of microfilm)
The papers contain 83 letters written by or to Absalom Roby Dyson (1832-1864) and his wife, Louisa Johnson Dyson (1833-1898), between 1850 and 1880 regarding their life in Steelville and Franklin County, Missouri, before the Civil War and Absalom Dyson’s service as a Confederate soldier. Also included are various teaching contracts, business and employment records, and other documents related to Absalom Dyson’s work as a farmer, postmaster, and teacher.
Edwards, John Newman (1839-1889), Letters, 1865-1866, (C1973)
The collection contains letters from Mexico, where Edwards went with Shelby and other Confederates after the Civil War. Edwards invested in land and published the MEXICAN TIMES, a Confederate English paper.
Eldred, Wellington, Letters, 1862, (R0532)
1 folder, photocopies, typescripts
These are letters describing the campaign against New Madrid and Island No. 10, written by a Union cavalryman in the 3rd Michigan Cavalry. Eldred described the damage to the town of New Madrid and operations against Island No. 10, and reported shortages of rations and an outbreak of smallpox in camp.
Eldridge, Shalor W. Letters, (K0217)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains letters relating to Eldridge’s petitions for aid to rebuild his hotel, the Eldridge House, in Lawrence, Kansas, following its destruction during Quantrill’s Raid in August 1863.
Elson, Margaret F., Papers, 1897-1920, (C2210)
Pension papers of the widow of Lewis P. Elson, a private in Company I, 49th Missouri Volunteer Infantry.
Emmons, F[rancis] M[arion] (1837-1905), Civil War Letters, 1862-1864, (C2375)
Written by a member of Company I, 7th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, in southern Missouri and Arkansas to his parents and sister Cassie at LaPlata. Mentions his brother Riley, supplies, prices, morale, Indian regiments and rebel forces, burning of steamboats and gun boat, and duel of General Marmaduke and Colonel Walker.
Epler-Gillhour-Morrison Family, Papers, 1835-1886 (C0424)
1 folder, typed copies; also on 1 roll of microfilm
General store account of Jacob Epler, 1836; affidavit of men of Company D, 101st Illinois Volunteer Infantry; letters and papers concerning Springfield, Missouri, land manipulations and transfers; letter describing Civil War military service of J.E. Gillhour. Originals on microfilm; typed copies in folder.
Everhart, Jesse, Letter, 1864, 1913, (C0467)
Written by a Confederate soldier during Sherman’s March to the Sea, to his sister in Williamsburg, Missouri. Also included is a 1913 letter to Jesse Maughs of Fulton, Missouri, enclosing Everhart’s letter.
Eversole, Mary E. Bugg, Papers, 1822-1952, (R1268)
This collection consists of correspondence, legal papers, journals, ledger books, and ephemera of Mary E. Bugg Eversole and the Bugg, Cole, and Eversole families of Potosi, Washington County, Missouri. The bulk of the collection consists of Mary E. Bugg's personal correspondence, 1883-1941, financial records 1912-1952, and miscellaneous ephemera, 1863-1938.
Ex-Confederate Association of Missouri, Broadside, 1887, (C2861)
Poster announcing reunion of the Ex-Confederate Association of Missouri at Mexico, MO, September 14 and 15, 1887.
Faris Family Books, 1850-1925, (C1102)
Personal account books kept by James Madison Faris (1823-1904) and James William Faris (1852-1928), of Carrollton, MO; also records of marriages, births, and deaths and muster rolls of Captain D. Hoover's company of Carroll County Provisional Militia, 1864-1865.
Fike, Henry C., (1832-1919), Diaries, 1851-1919, (C2215)
0.1 linear feet, 43 volumes
Diaries written by Fike while a student in McKendree College, IL; while a soldier in the Civil War; and about his migration to and life in Warrensburg, MO, and his work in Kansas City, MO, and various cities in the West.
Fletcher, Alma Olivia (1879-1979), Papers, 1841-1968, (C3623)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of the Fletcher family of Arcadia, MO. Included are two Civil War muster rolls; Missouri will and land deed; scrapbook of Alma's European tour, 1910; and detailed daily bird watching charts, 1960-1968.
Fletcher, Thomas Clement (1827-1899) Letter, 1866, (K0220)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a letter, written by Missouri Governor Thomas Clement Fletcher to an unnamed colonel regarding the need to capture or kill Jim Anderson, a former member of William Clark Quantrill's bushwhackers, who was in Howard County, Missouri.
Fletcher, Thomas Clement (1827-1899), Proclamation, 1865, (C1532)
The collection contains a draft of the Governor of Missouri’s Emancipation Proclamation; positive and negative photostats of printed proclamation are in OVERSIZE.
Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Letter Book, 1861-1863, (C1103)
Copies of letters written from an army post during the Civil War, August 12, 1861-June 4, 1863.
Foster, W.T., Diary, 1864-1865 (C0450)
1 folder, typed copy
Diary written during the Civil War by a Union soldier with Merrill's Cavalry. In 1864 the troops were in Arkansas pursuing Price's army, in 1865 they were in Tennessee. There are comments about officers and women. Original in the possession of Ralph Foster.
France, Charles B. (1835-1895), Papers, 1856-1890, (C1012)
Correspondence, diaries, and papers of Charles B. France, a St. Joseph, Missouri, banker, and his family. Contains letter book of Overland Stage Lines.
Freshour Family, Papers, 1843-1911 (C0102)
A group of bills and checks ; maps of Missouri and Mexico ; letters of John Freshour to his father from school; letter from Thomas E. Freshour to his wife, and list of things taken by federal soldiers in 1861; autograph book of Mary Letts, 1879; copy book of John Freshour; account book; and justice of the peace marriage record from Centertown, Cole County, MO, 1840s.
Fry, Thomas, Letter, 1862, (C0945)
To Mary Fry from "Camp in the Wilderness," Aug. 21, 1862. To his wife concerning personal matters and expressing the hope that the war will be over soon.
Fuller, Jonathan B. (1842?-1928) Papers, 1851-1873, (K0040)
0.3 cubic foot
A journal/diary kept by Fuller, a Baptist minister, containing minute daily accounts of his activities and thoughts and correspondence concerning affairs in Kansas City, including a lengthy eyewitness description of the Battle of Westport.
Fyan, Robert Washington, Papers, 1862-1864, (R0567)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection includes a personal letter and military papers of Robert W. Fyan, an officer in the 24th Missouri Infantry from Webster County, Missouri. The letter, written from Taney County, Missouri, describes activities of the regiment following the Battle of Pea Ridge, while the papers concern clothing issues, camp and garrison equipage, and the personal effects of a deceased officer.
Gaines, James A., Papers, 1842-1876 (C0425)
3 folders, typed copies; 1 roll of microfilm
Letters to Lou Bell and Jennie Bell Gaines from relatives and Confederate prisoner at Johnson's Island, Ohio, describing St. Louis, freed Negroes, and cholera epidemic; U.S Army Argus-Extra with Price-Fremont letters on exchange of prisoners and protection of civilians; biography of Mortimer Gaines. Microfilm has over 300 receipts of Dr. Gaines, 1850s and 1860s.
Gally and Johnston Company Papers, 1858-1900, (C0322)
Papers of Toledo, IA, merchants. Promissory notes, tax receipts, general receipts, miscellaneous papers and letters, mortgages, bills of sale and labor, abstract of title for construction of Johnston's house, and Mexican land grant.
Gano, John Allen, Family Papers, 1794-1948, (C0065)
1.2 linear feet, 2 rolls of microfilm
Letters to Elder John Gano of Bourbon County, Kentucky, an evangelist in the early Disciples of Christ church. Accounts and bills, advertisements, circulars, and publications. A diary describes his conversion, baptism, and life as a preacher.
Garriott, John W., Letters, 1861-1864, (C2652)
The papers contain 55 letters detailing the march through Georgia. Garriott was a member of Company G, 18th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry; was in the Army of the Tennessee; and was with General Sherman on his march to the sea.
George, B. James (1896-1975), Collection, 1864, 1956, (C3384)
Two letters containing historical information about the Battle of Spoonville, AR, and one contemporary letter describing it.
George, B. James (1896-1975), Collection, 1887-1975, (C3564)
2.6 linear feet
The collection contains correspondence, clippings, photographs, diaries, and bound material on the George family, Quantrill, William H. Gregg, and civil rights, compiled and authored by a native of Jackson County, MO, whose father served in the Civil War under Quantrill.
George Sr., B. James Photograph Collection, (P0010)
0.78 cubic feet (26 folders)
Extensive collection of postcards depicting Missouri scenes, landmarks, and destinations.
Giesler Family, Giesler and Spurgeon Families, Papers, 1865-1912, (R0580)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers from the Giesler and Spurgeon families from the High Gate community in Maries County, Missouri. Much of the correspondence is addressed to John A. Giesler, concerning family, friends and events in Arkansas, Kansas, and Missouri. The correspondents include Sarah Ellen Kinkeade, Uriah J. Loop, Nathan Peters, and James A. Riley.
Gigous Family, Papers, 1875-1877, (C0325)
Letters written to George and Mary Gigous by M.E. Wagner, sister of Mary; Amos Castle, friend of George; and Daniel Stull, cousin of George. The letters describe farming, agricultural prices, immigration, rural education, and rural life in Otter Creek, IA, and Maryville, MO. Includes typed notes on the family.
Gillaspie, William R., Papers, 1851-1886, (C0679)
Letter from James C. Hamilton of Fulton, MO, to his brother William in Washington City, IA. He talks of the weather, crops, the prosperity of the country, a revival meeting and their need of a preacher. Brief biography of Ben Butler, legislator, governor, Union general, senator, and presidential candidate, who ran as a Republican, Democrat, and Greenback.
Gillaspy, James C., Books, 1855-1936, (C0875)
8 folders and 2 oversize volumes
Autograph book from Howard Seminary for Women, Fayette, MO, 1855; account books of Gillaspy and of general store; 1877 merchant's tax book; horse breeding record book; Gillaspy's diary, 1864-1865; scrapbook with articles about the Civil War, poems, stories; DEBORAH, A TALE OF THE OVERLAND ROAD, 1865, by Barnett C.M. Farthing, telling of a trip from Nevada to Missouri.
Gilliam, Charles Wesley, Diary, 1856-1876, (C3272)
Daily account of a Lincoln County, MO, farmer's life. Marriages and deaths, activities of friends and relatives, election returns, prices paid for household goods, farm life, and Civil War experience.
Gilmore, Lizzie C., Correspondence, 1861-1865, (R0346)
These are letters by Lizzie C. Gilmore, a Union soldier's wife, at Lebanon and Rolla, Missouri, and from her relatives in Keosauqua, Iowa, and Crittenden County, Kentucky. The letters note political differences among family members, events preceding the battle of Memphis in Scotland County, Missouri, guerrilla activity in Kentucky, and depredations by bushwhackers in Laclede County, Missouri.
Glenn Family, Papers, 1845-1930, (C0107)
3.8 linear feet, 6 oversize volumes
The personal and business papers of John H. Glenn and his sons Addison N. Glenn and Robert C. Glenn include account books of the Mound City, Missouri, general merchandise, furniture, and drug stores run by John and Robert Glenn and the farm implement store managed by Addison Glenn for the McKeeson & Rinker Company in Falls City, Nebraska. The collection also includes correspondence between family members, wedding invitations, the Glenns’ lending library circulation records, and a minute book for the Mound City G.A.R. post.
Glover, J.M., Handbill, 1874, (C2837)
Handbill setting forth Glover's treatment of southern sympathizers.
Goff, William A. Papers, (K0043)
12 cubic feet
The papers of William A. Goff include incoming and outgoing correspondence files, research materials and drafts of several of his written pieces, files on consultations he provided to other historians and historical groups, and files on various organizations in which he held membership and/or office.
Gold, Samuel C. (1840-1925), Papers, 1862-1868, 1900, 1925, (C3653)
The papers contain Civil War correspondence, military forms, photographs, and newspaper clippings regarding Samuel C. Gold, Union officer, commissioner of the Freedman's Bureau, and prominent citizen of Sedalia, Missouri. Certificates of appointment, discharge papers, letter written during the siege of Corinth, Mississippi, in 1862, obituaries, and copy of manual of military science are included.
Gooch Family, Papers, 1853-1905 (C0108)
Civil War letters from James, William, and Thomas Gooch to their family in Missouri. Primarily letters from James Gooch to his cousin John, with many complaints about never getting answers to his letters. There are also several army documents belonging to John Gooch.
Gore, William T., Letters, 1861, (C0468)
Written by a Union soldier during the Civil War to his wife and children, the letters comment on his activities and describe fighting in Missouri.
Gottschalk, Philip, Collection 1863-1991, (C4247)
1.25 cubic feet (31 folders)
The Philip Gottschalk Collection contains research materials for his publication In Deadly Earnest and multiple versions of the original manuscript.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, A. Lincoln Post No. 5, List, n.d., (C2027)
List of dead members of A. Lincoln Post, Moberly, MO.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, Aldrich Post No. 536, Records, 1892-1897, (C3529)
The records contain a list of members and their service records, minutes of meetings, and cash expenditures of a post in Aldrich, Polk County, Missouri.
Grand Army of the Republic, Missouri, Record Book, 1883-1905, (C2469)
The records contain a membership record book of the Grand Army of the Republic post at Meadville, Missouri.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, O.P. Morton Post No. 14, Records, 1882-1943 (C0141)
1.5 linear feet
Correspondence, accounts, financial and membership records, and minutes of meetings of a post organized in Joplin, Missouri, in 1882.
Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Mo., John A. Hayn Post No 240, Record Books, 1885-1922, (C1112)
Records of a Boonville, MO, Post.
Grand Army of the Republic, Farmington, Missouri, Records, 1884-1902, (R0131)
These are minute books, 1884-1902, and a membership book, 1884-1894, of the Grand Army of the Republic's post in St. Francois County, Missouri. The chapter was organized in 1884 as the Bonne Terre Post. It was moved to Farmington and renamed Picket Post in 1887.
Grand Army of the Republic, Lebanon, Missouri, Records, 1882-1937, (R0081)
3 volumes, 1 folder
These are ledgers, a minute book, and miscellaneous papers of a Grand Army of the Republic post at Lebanon in Laclede County, Missouri.
Grand Army of the Republic, Leesville, Missouri, "Black List," 1887, (R0375)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a "Black List" of the McCook post at Leesville, Henry County, Missouri, containing the names of two individuals rejected for membership in the GAR. There is also General Orders No. 2 from Department of Missouri headquarters, announcing the rejections and containing news of other Missouri posts.
Grand Army of the Republic, Lutesville, Missouri, Record Book, 1883-1889, (R0064)
1 volume, photocopies
This is the record book of the Grand Army of the Republic's post at Lutesville in Bollinger County, Missouri. The volume includes minutes of meetings, 4 August 1883--10 July 1889, treasurer's reports, and communications addressed to the post.
Grand Army of the Republic, Springfield, Missouri, application papers, (R0703)
These are applications for membership in the John Matthews Post No. 69 of the Grand Army of the Republic in Springfield, Greene County, Missouri. The applications bear the name, age, residence, and brief military history of the applicants, among whom were Charles E. Moss, John E. Phelps, and L. A. Rountree.
Grand Army of the Republic, Zalma, Missouri, Records, 1865-1913, (R0225)
3 volumes, 12 folders
These are minutes, membership records, and miscellaneous papers of the Grand Army of the Republic's post at Zalma in Bollinger County, Missouri. The collection also includes general orders and circulars from the Department of Missouri, and programs and proceedings of the annual state encampments.
Grand Army of the Republic, Zion, Missouri, Minute Book, 1888-1895, (R0494)
1 folder, photocopies
These are the minutes of meetings of the Tom Walker Post of the G.A.R. at Zion, Stoddard County, Missouri. The minutes begin with the organizational meeting on 7 April 1888 and continue through 16 February 1895.
Green, Austin O., Diaries, 1862-1867 (C0451)
Diary of a soldier from Edwardsville, IL, who served in the 10th Illinois Infantry. Record of daily action in Mississippi, Alabama, and Tennessee, 1862; attack on Atlanta, GA; and mustering out, 1864. Miscellaneous entries and accounts, 1866-1867.
Greene County, Missouri, Militia Exemption Roll, ca. 1863, (R0321)
1 folder, photocopies
This is an "Assessment Roll of Exemptions from Military Duty," for Greene County, Missouri, ca. 1863. The list bears the names of individuals who paid a tax in lieu of militia service during the Civil War, the fees paid, and the units from which exemptions were granted. Most exemptions were from duty in the 72nd and 74th regiments of Enrolled Missouri Militia.
Gregg, William H., "A Little Dab of History Without Embellishment," , (C1113)
0.1 linear foot
William H. Greggs "A Little Dab of History Without Embellishment," written in 1906, is a memoir of his service under Confederate guerrilla William Clarke Quantrill from December 1861 to 1864, and includes a description of the sack of Lawrence, Kansas.
Guffey, Benjamin, Letters, 1862-1864, (C2615)
The papers contain six Civil War letters to his wife from a member of the 18th Missouri Regiment. Photocopied and typed copies.
Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Collection, 1836-1906, (C1007)
0.4 linear feet and 13 oversize volumes
The Guitar collection comprises correspondence, military papers, accounts books and ledgers, and a scrapbook of Union Army General Odon Guitar.
Guitar, Odon (1825-1908), Papers, 1832-1865, (C0882)
Correspondence of Odon Guitar, including love letters to Kate Leonard in 1865; letters from his mother, Emily Guitar, while Odon was in the Army; correspondence of John and Emily Guitar, 1832-1846, and letter from Odon to his parents from Fort Leavenworth, 1843. Also copy of letter of J.H. Ellis criticizing Odon's conduct as provost in St. Joseph, 1863.
Gunther, Charles, Papers, n.d., (C0695)
Reminiscences of incidents of his father's trips West in search of gold and return trips, once via Panama and once via Cape Horn. Incidents recalled in connection with the family house in Lexington, MO, during the Civil War. Poem by Gunther, "The Cat Came Back."
Hager, Archibald Little (c. 1814-c.1887), Diary, 1844-1887, (C0896)
0.4 linear feet
Photocopy of a diary kept by a farmer in a rural community in Perry County, Missouri. Diary records daily events such as births, marriages, and deaths, the weather, social occasions, and agricultural tasks. Gaps may exist in diary.
Haley Family, Papers, 1864-1867, (C0337)
Letters from Wade Hampton Haley in Oregon, to relatives in Missouri, telling hazards of Oregon travel and travel in Missouri during the Civil War and describing mill and life in small settlement around mill.
Halleck, Henry Wager, (1815-1872), Letter, 1862, (C2571)
To H.R. Gamble, St. Louis, MO, from Corinth, MS, July 7, 1862. Halleck assures Gamble that the 18th Missouri Infantry has not been consolidated after the Battle of Shiloh. Also typed copy.
Hampshire, Albert D., "History of Company C," , (C1114)
History of Company C, 23rd Missouri Infantry, Volunteers, organized August 26, 1861, and mustered out July 18, 1865. The author's father, William W. Hampshire, and two uncles, Henry C. and Francis M. Selsor, served in the company.
Hardeman, Glen O. (1825-1905), Collection, 1777-1922, (C3655)
3.6 linear feet
The papers of the Hardeman family, who moved to Howard County, Missouri, from Tennessee, developing Fruitage Farm and a botanical showplace called Hardeman’s Garden on the Missouri River include correspondence, financial records, and scrapbooks. The correspondence includes letters from such prominent persons as Henry Clay and Thomas Hart Benton.
Harding, E., Scrapbook, 1872-1888, (C1403)
Newspaper clippings from Confederate newspapers of battle descriptions, military reports, speeches, human interest stories, Battle of Fredericksburg, and the support of the South by the British Commonwealth.
Harlan, Andrew Jackson, Papers, (CA6207)
1 oversize volume
Scrapbook of Andrew Jackson Harlan (1815-1907), a U.S. Representative from Indiana who was publicly read out of the Democratic Party and later relocated to Savannah, Missouri, where he served as a judge and Republican member of the State House of Representatives, 1864-1868. Includes Civil War-era correspondence and newspaper clippings from the late 19th and early 20th centuries.
Harris, James (1798-1882), Papers, 1806-1918, (C2669)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of James Harris, farmer and justice of the peace, Clay County, MO, and family. Contains personal correspondence from friends and family and miscellaneous financial and legal documents such as receipts, contracts, court orders, inventories, land deeds, and wills.
Hassett, James B. (1812-188?) Papers, 1845-1867, (K0647)
Hasett was a farmer located in Jackson County, MO and Fulton County, KY. Includes land records for a farm near Sibley, MO and a certificate concerning value of his buildings and contents burned by 4th Missouri State Cavalry during the Civil War. Also Hassett's will filed in Fulton Co., KY.
Harvey, Thomas, Jr., Papers, 1852-1865, (C0336)
Letter to Harvey from a friend, describing happenings and dangers of a trip from New York to California by way of Isthmus of Panama, conditions in California, and advantages of working there. Letters from relatives concerning family matters. Letter from brother Richard to brother Warren commenting upon attitude of Texans toward the Confederate Army.
Hawkins, William Papers (R1423)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The letters of William A. Hawkins document his stay in the Gratiot prison after his capture in Shelby County, Missouri, on September 15, 1862. Hawkins was a lieutenant in Porter's Regiment (1st Northeast Missouri Cavalry). A Confederate, he remained in Gratiot prison until his parole on February 19, 1863.
Hayden, Jacob J., Letter, 1868, (C1554)
From Scotland County, MO, June 7, 1868. Hayden wrote an army buddy about his return home after the Civil War . His property was claimed by his brother, a Union man. Family news, marriage, birth of children, farming, county fair, crops, and Hayden family genealogy.
Hellis, S. P., Letter, 1862, (R0656)
This is a Civil War letter from Patterson in Wayne County, Missouri, by S. P. Hellis of the 1st Nebraska Infantry. Hellis discussed camp life and some of the officers, and expressed his dissatisfaction with the war.
Helm, John B. (1797-1872), Papers, 1818-1868, (C0589)
0.5 linear feet
Papers of a merchant, lawyer, judge, and builder in Kentucky and Hannibal, MO. Consists of correspondence relating mainly to business interests; financial and legal documents such as receipts, promissory notes, contracts and legal briefs; and account books.
Hendrix, Charles G. (1834-1862), Letter, 1862, (C0469)
Tells his wife about fighting at Manassas and the march through Leesburg to the Potomac.
Henry County Veterans' Association, Program, 1890, (R0223)
1 folder, photocopy
This is a printed program of the second annual meeting of the Henry County Veterans' Association. Union and Confederate veterans participated in the meeting at Clinton, Missouri, 30 September--2 October 1890.
Hereford, Lizzie M. Powell (1840-1877), Papers (1817-1880), (C4152)
1.3 cubic feet
The papers of Lizzie M. Powell Hereford, a Confederate sympathizer from Northeast Missouri, who was imprisoned during the Civil War, include her prison diary and correspondence along with transcriptions. Also included are family photographs, miniature portraiture, jewelry, miscellaneous artifacts, family genealogy, and the papers of her daughter, Stella.
Hickman Family, Papers, 1827-1890, (C1009)
0.2 linear feet on 2 rolls of microfilm
This collection contains the business accounts, tax receipts, correspondence, legal documents, deeds, and miscellaneous papers of the Hickman family of Boone County, Missouri.
Hill, William E. and Bettie Redding, Letters, 1851, 1865-1866, (C3831)
0.2 linear feet
The papers contain correspondence between husband and wife concerning Civil War ravages of home and property in Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri. Hill, a Southern sympathizer, returned to Keytesville to locate and rescue his property, but decided to reopen his mercantile establishment and bring his family home. Relates hazards, sectional animosity, loss of property, Reconstruction politics, friends and neighbors.
Hiller Family Papers, 1785-1993, (C3856)
7.2 linear feet, 2 volumes
Papers of a family of farmers, lawyers, bankers, doctors, and business people of Kahoka, Clark County, Missouri. The collection includes correspondence, photographs, genealogical records, estate records, diaries, personal account books, deeds, military records, newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, manuscripts, and miscellaneous material.
Hinrichs, Charles F. (1828-1902), Papers, 1862-1902, (C0335)
2 rolls of microfilm
Papers and records of a German American who lived in Cape Girardeau and Butler Counties in Missouri. Records concern Hinrichs's Civil War service in Company L, 10th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry. Other papers document his agricultural interests, the Seventh Day Adventist Church, and his efforts to establish a German colony at Carola, Butler County, Missouri.
Holland, John, Diary, 1865, (R0405)
1 folder, typescript
This is a Civil War diary of a soldier in Co. F, 2nd U.S. Veteran Volunteers. Holland served at Winchester, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., March-June 1865, and at Elmira, New York, July-December 1865.
Holman, John H., ( -1883), Papers, 1861-1876, (C0334)
Papers and letters of Brig. Gen. John H. Holman. Holman was a colonel during the Civil War, and was one of the first men to command colored troops in the war. In 1865 he was promoted to the rank of Brig. Gen of Volunteers. Papers include correspondence regarding his command; a map of the “Seat of War”; two Sam Grant letters; one John C. Fremont letter; official documents: discharges, promotions, and ordinance reports; and personal letters.
Holsapple Family Civil War Papers, 1864-1865, (C2630)
Invoice of clothing issued to Captain C.L. Holsapple, 1865, and letter written to Victoria Holsapple from S.W. Hull, Camp Reno, WI, 1864.
Horney, Leonidas, and Meredith, Henry H., Affidavit, 1863, (C1511)
Certified statement by Horney and Meredith of Company H, 10th Regiment, Missouri Infantry, that Meredith was commissioned as first lieutenant by Missouri governor on January 27, 1863, and performed duties since that date, but could not be mustered as lieutenant as no mustering officer available.
Hoskin, William N. (1841- ), Civil War Diary, 1862-1865, (C1121)
2 folders; also available on 1 roll of microfilm
Diary of a Confederate soldier from Palmyra, MO, who served under Sterling Price and fought in battles in Missouri, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi. Hoskin's diary describes these battles and the mundane routine of military life. Includes original and typescript of diary.
Howlett, R.E., Reminiscences, 1916, (C0699)
Civil War reminiscences of a Confederate doctor, dictated to George Zollinger.
Hudson, John G., Papers, 1850-1867, (C3553)
0.6 linear feet on 2 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, official reports, and personal papers of a Civil War officer stationed in Arkansas with the 60th U.S. Colored Infantry, 2nd Brigade, 1st Division, 7th A.C.
Hughes, John Taylor (1817-1862), Monument Dedication, Independence, Missouri, 1963, (C3494)
The papers contain an account by Ethel Milton Hughes of the ceremony dedicating a new monument at the grave of Brigadier General John Taylor Hughes, C.S.A. (1817-1862), in Independence, Missouri. Also address delivered on the occasion by Henry A. Bundschu. Hughes was killed in 1862 at the first battle of Independence.
Hughes, John Calvin, Papers, 1862-1863, (R0309)
2 folders, photocopies
These are typescripts of the Civil War letters of John C. Hughes, a native of Washington County, Missouri, and member of Co. I, 33rd Missouri Infantry. He wrote to his wife from camps at St. Louis, Rolla, Salem, Houston, and Hartville, Missouri, Columbus, Kentucky, and Helena, Arkansas. Folder 2 contains genealogical data and copies of military service and pension papers from the National Archives.
Hughes, Sarah F. Hickman, Reminiscences, 1942, (C1889)
The papers contain reminiscences of Sarah Hughes of Stahl, Missouri, regarding family history, the Civil War, and a journey west by wagon train in 1865.
Hunter Family, Letters, 1864-1880, (R0469)
1 folder, photocopies, typescripts
This is correspondence of the Hunter and Hagler families of Jasper, Lawrence, and Polk counties in Missouri. The letters were written by Elizabeth Hunter and her daughters, Priscilla A. Hunter and Charlotte Elizabeth (Hunter) Hagler, and were addressed to another daughter, Margaret (Hunter) Newberry. Topics include news of family and friends, turmoil during the Civil War, farm life, and religious matters.
Hutchinson, Marvin, Collection, 1857-1904, (C1791)
Letters, poetry, Civil War documents, and other papers pertaining to the Hagen and Sasse families of Chariton County, Missouri. This collection is part of the German Heritage Archives.
Indiana. Infantry, 43rd Regiment, Company B, Volunteers, Muster-Out Roll, 1861, (C2735)
The collection contains a muster-out roll of the company commanded by Captain F. Marian Darnall.
Inness, Alexander, Letter, 1865, (C3190)
The collection contains a letter to Captain Poillon, from Alexander Inness, Chicago, Apr. 26, 1865, concerning the Battle of Fort Blakely. Inness inquires about dead and wounded friends in the 68th Regiment, and mentions the death of President Lincoln.
Jackson, Claiborne Fox, (1806-1862), Letter, 1861, (C1786)
The collection contains a letter from Jackson, of Jefferson City, Missouri, April 9, 1861, to David Walker. Discusses Jackson’s position on slavery and secession.
Jackson, Claiborne Fox, (1806-1862), Letter, 1861, (C1788)
To H.K. Craig, Washington, D.C., from Jefferson City, MO, Jan. 16 1861. Encloses a requisition for Missouri's quota of guns for that year and a carriage without a gun as a model for mounting others.
James, Andrew Jackson, Papers, 1863, (C3568)
The papers of Andrew Jackson James contain a history of Company M, 6th Cavalry Regiment, Missouri State Militia; and an order to James to return to his company after being captured and released by Confederate forces.
James, Lucy Wortham, Collection, 1801-1895, (C0001)
23 linear feet, 234 oversize volumes (volumes also available on 58 rolls of microfilm)
The records of the Maramec Iron Works in St. James, Missouri, and the papers of the James family, who owned the iron works, includes financial records, correspondence, and account books. The correspondence discusses the hiring of slaves, prices, banking and financial conditions, transportation costs and railroads, political conditions, immigration, and the Civil War.
Jennings, Elisha Middleton, Civil War Letters, 1863, (C2619)
The papers contain eight letters Jennings wrote to his fiancée while stationed at Corinth, Mississippi.
John Litt Johnson Speech, (K0219)
0.1 cubic feet
The collection contains a speech by ex-mayor of Kansas City, John Litt Johnson, in defense of the policies of the Republican Party and support for the election of Abraham Lincoln.
Johnson, Allen Bolles, Papers, 1860-1861, (R0289)
2 folders, photocopies, typescripts
These are letters from Rolla and St. Louis, Missouri, by a native of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania. They include descriptions of rail travel from Binghamton, New York, to Missouri, the controversy over secession at Rolla, and the Camp Jackson affair and civil unrest in St. Louis.
Johnson, M.W., Affidavit, 1863, (C2703)
Concerns stores lost when he was forced to retreat.
Jones Family, Papers, 1839-1923, (C2523)
The papers of the Jones Family contain military papers of Charles A. Adams, a Civil War officer in the Vermont Cavalry Volunteers and father of state representative Charles F. Adams and Carrie Adams Jones. Also included are family land deeds and business transactions.
Jones Family, Papers, 1861-1862, (C2235)
Correspondence between three Confederate soldiers, their father, Allen K. Jones of Jacks Creek, TN, and friends in Tennessee.
Jones, David H. (collector), Papers, 1856-1863, (R1195)
1 folder, photocopies
These are miscellaneous items from Webster County, Missouri. Included are an extract from the minutes of the county court containing specifications and details for the new courthouse (1856) and a wartime letter from Marshfield to Mrs. J. A. Cottrell (1863).
Jones, William F. (1823-1901), Papers, 1819-1928, (C0831)
Letters written primarily by William F. Jones from his home in Bloomingburg, Ohio, to cousins living in Montgomery County, Missouri. Jones describes the national political scene, elec-tion results, his family, local weather and crops, his Civil War experiences, and the Spanish-American War. The collection also includes the account book (1844-1928) of Wilson P.H. Jones. See also collection 995, #626. A brief genealogy of the Jones family follows this inventory.
Kavanaugh, William H., Papers, 1861-1939, (C4251)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
The Civil War memoir written by William H. Kavanaugh describes battles and events he witnessed or participated in with Company E, 1st Regiment, Infantry and Company D, 2nd Regiment, Infantry Volunteers, C.S.A., in addition to descriptions of his time in military prisons. Also includes genealogical material on the Kavanaugh family.
Kaylor, Wesley ( -1863), Papers, 1857-1863 (C0349)
Letters of a Union soldier in Missouri to his family in Newark, Missouri. Also letters telling of his death in Ironton, Missouri, of improper vaccination.
Keeble, Richard B., Papers, 1862-1863, (C2014)
The papers of Richard B. Keeble contain a statement by citizens of St. Charles County, January 24, 1862, attesting to Keeble's loyalty and recounting attack on his house (fragment). Also included are charges of disloyalty against Keeble, n.d., and parole of Keeble.
Kennedy, Lyle Papers, (K0050)
6 cubic feet
The Lyle Kennedy Papers consists of research papers, maps, books, newspaper clippings, notes, photographs, and slides related to Kennedy’s studies of Kansas City history.
Kensinger Family Papers, 1856-1910, 1920, (C3712)
0.2 linear feet
Correspondence of members of an Ohio family that began settling in western Missouri in the early 1850s. The collection also contains property tax receipts and miscellaneous family papers.
Kesler Family, Kesler-Lytle Families, Papers, 1861-1869, (R0448)
These are papers of the Kesler and Lytle families of Champaign, Illinois. The collection consists primarily of the Civil War letters of William H. Kesler, written during his service in the 3rd Missouri Cavalry, 13 January 1862 – 12 June 1865. There are also four letters from the papers of Alexander M. Lytle, 10 September 1861 – 10 April 1869. Genealogical information on the Kesler and Lytle families is included.
Keyte, James, Collection, 1818-1876, (C1011)
0.8 linear feet; also available on 2 rolls of microfilm
Land records, correspondence, and miscellaneous papers of James Keyte, Missouri pioneer, founder of Brunswick and Keytesville in Chariton County, Methodist preacher, and merchant.
Keyte, Joseph T. (1838-1922), Papers, (CA6376)
Civil War diary, memoir, and miscellaneous papers of Joseph T. Keyte of Brunswick, Missouri. A Union soldier, Keyte served with the 49th Missouri Volunteer Infantry Regiment. Sketches are included in the diary.
Kiefner, Charles E., Papers, 1925-1931, (R0189)
These are papers of a U.S. Representative from Perryville, Missouri. He represented the 13th District (Bollinger, Carter, Iron, Jefferson, Madison, Perry, Reynolds, St. Francois, Ste. Genevieve, Washington, and Wayne counties) in the 69th (1925-1927) and 71st (1929-1931) Congresses. Included are general subject files, post office files, and veterans' pension files.
Kiefner, John, Collection, 1819-1912, (C0352)
The collection contains photostats of a miscellany of Perry County documents; legal papers concerning real estate; training and apprehension of slaves, taxes, Civil War, loyalty of public officials; politics, 1850, 1896-1912; Missouri military orders during the Civil War.
Kimmel, Cyrus T., Diary, 1865-1870, (C1131)
Primarily 1865 entries during Civil War service, recorded at Ironton, Whitewater, Cape Girardeau, Bloomfield, Brunswick, Bowling Green, and St. Louis, MO, and Millers Station, AR. Scattered entries for 1866-1870. Also invitation to New Year's Union Ball, Brunswick, MO, December 30, 1865, and poem. Kimmel served as an assistant surgeon in the 2nd Missouri State Militia Cavalry.
King, Eleanor Ann (1839-1884), Papers, 1856-1898, (C1862)
The papers of Eleanor Ann King contain letters written to Eleanor Ann King after she was arrested as a Confederate Spy, and imprisoned in the Female Prison at St. Louis, MO. The collection also contains photographs of Eleanor Ann, her first and second husbands--J.M. King and William Pennington Ferrell--and her children.
Kingsbury, Lilburn A. (1884-1983), Collection, 1816-1983, (C3724)
9.2 linear feet; 16 oversize volumes, 6 card files
The personal papers and collected materials of Lilburn A. Kingsbury of Howard County, Missouri. Kingsbury was an insurance agent, farmer, orchardist, bank clerk, local historian, writer, genealogist, musician, and antique collector.
Kirby, James M., Civil War Material, 1862-1896 (C0203)
1 roll of microfilm
Union army muster roll, 1862, Dade County, Missouri; solicitation by G.A.R. Department of Missouri for membership, 1886; certificate of service in the Union army issued by Adjutant General's office, 1896; and ordnance inventory, 1864.
Klinge, Henry (1844-1915), Papers, 1859-1915, (C4323)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders)
Civil War diary, photograph, pension papers, marriage certificate, and passport of Henry Klinge. Also history of the 49th Regiment of Illinois Volunteer Infantry.
Kloeckner, Louis O., Papers, 1864-1937, 1964-1965, (C1797)
The Louis O. Kloeckner papers consist of photographs and awards pertaining to his career as a pharmacist. The Papers also included Civil War military service and pension records of his father, who had the same name. These papers are part of the German Heritage Archives.
Knight, Curtis F., Certificate, 1864, (C1873)
The papers contain a certificate of appreciation presented to Knight for his service in the Iowa Volunteer Infantry, 47th Regiment, Company C, during the Civil War. Printed form includes signatures of Abraham Lincoln and Edwin M. Stanton.
Knipmeyer, Gilbert (1892-1981), Papers, 1861-1968, (C4196)
3 cubic feet (196 folders)
The papers of a former state archivist for the Secretary of State in Jefferson City, Missouri, and amateur Civil War historian. The papers contain correspondence, research material, newspaper clippings and some photographs. The majority of the collection consists of Civil War research material.
Konenszewski Family, Papers, 1816-1862, (R0208)
2 folders, photocopies
These are baptismal and educational certificates, medical records, and immigration papers of Johann Konenszewski and his sons, Ladislaus and Edmund. There is also a Civil War letter by Lieut. Edmund Konenszewski, November 1861, and a diary by Maj. Ladislaus Konenszewski, February—July 1862. Both men served in the 26th Missouri Infantry in Gen. John Pope's Army of the Mississippi.
Kullman, Frederick A., Papers, 1855-1980, (R0120)
3 folders, photocopies
These are miscellaneous papers and a Civil War diary of Frederick A. Kullman, a resident of Cole Camp, Benton County, Missouri, and a soldier in the 13th Missouri Cavalry. His papers include confirmation and emigration certificates from Bavaria, military service records, correspondence, photographs, and genealogical information on the Kullman family. The wartime diary covers service at Rolla and Licking, Missouri, in 1865.
Kutzner, Edwin A., Special Order, 1863. To Captain John D. Meredith, Mexico, Missouri, from Headquarters, Second Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Hannibal, [Missouri] August 30, 1863, (C1508)
Special Order No. 42 to discharge William O. Bartrum, a private in Company A, 2nd Provisional Regiment, E.M.M., by order of Col. Kutzner, Commander.
Ladd, Asa V., Letters, 1864, (C2710)
Letter to wife when under sentence of death, and from Chaplain Philip McKim telling of the execution. Copy of letter from Ladd to father with postscript from chaplain. See ST. LOUIS DEMOCRAT, 31 October 1864, for biographical information.
Lademann, Otto, Commission, 1862, (C1857)
The collection contains Lademann’s commission as 2nd lieutenant, Company F, 3rd Regiment, Missouri Infantry, signed by H.R. Gamble.
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Clinton, Missouri, Records, 1924-1932, (R0224)
5 volumes, 2 folders
These are records of the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic's chapter at Clinton, Henry County, Missouri. The materials include the ritual, secretary's records, reports on the state conventions in 1927 and 1928, and miscellaneous papers.
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, Record Books, 1898-1937, (C1143)
Records of the group from the time of its organization in 1898.
Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Missouri, Secretary's Book, 1898-1910, (C1144)
Records of Department of Missouri, beginning with its organization in 1898.
Ladies’ Union Aid Society Reports, 1862-1863, (C1936)
Reports of visits to wards 1 and 2, Benton Barracks, St. Louis, MO, with notations of items distributed.
Lail, J. Sam, Papers, 1839-1911, (C0700)
Reminiscences of Civil War days and historical sketch of the Christian Church at Liberty, MO. Lail lived in Shamrock, Callaway County, MO.
Lamkin, Alfred Avery, Diaries, 1853-1872, (R0443)
5 folders, photocopies
These are diaries of Alfred Avery Lamkin, a soldier in the 25th Ohio Infantry and a civilian employee of the army during the Civil War, who moved to Jasper County, Missouri, in 1866. His diaries cover antebellum employment in Ohio, Indiana, and Missouri, military service in Virginia, South Carolina, and Kentucky, and postwar activities in Ohio and Missouri.
Land Clearance for Redevelopment Authority, Columbia, Missouri, Papers, 1860s-1962, (C3877)
0.4 linear feet
Minutes, resolutions, maps, reports, and legal documents concerning the urban redevelopment project in Columbia, Missouri, for the area known as Flat Branch and/or the Douglass School Urban Renewal Area.
Lax, Moses, Service Record, 1866, (R0023)
This is a photocopy of the service record of Moses Lax, 62nd Regiment, U.S. Colored Troops. This regiment was organized in December 1863 as the 1st Missouri Colored Infantry.
Lazear, Bazel F., (1823-1894), Papers, 1851-1904, (C1014)
Correspondence to wife while on duty with Missouri State Militia during the Civil War; encounters with guerrilla forces; battle descriptions; and personal relations with fellow soldiers. Also letter to wife from California gold fields, 1851; letters about his dismissal from job with Railway Mail Service; and letters about his Civil War pension claim.
Leach, John miller (1830-1907), diary, 1861-1863, (R1147)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a typescript of a diary by John M. Leach, a member of the Tenth Cavalry Regiment, Eighth Division, Missouri State Guard, and the Sixth Missouri Infantry (CS). The diary begins on 2 September 1861 and continues through 29 July 1863. It describes operations around Pea Ridge, Arkansas; Corinth, Mississippi; and Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Lee, Robert Edward, (1807-1870), Letter, 1866, (C1580)
The papers contain one letter to Emma S. Ringo, of Mexico, Missouri, from Lexington, Virginia, June 23, 1866. In answer to question, "What point in the South would a few thousand dollars do the most good?" Lee said the southern cities were in greater distress, and to contact Mrs. Benjamin Howard, president of Southern Aid Society.
Lee, William Fitzhugh, Papers, 1861-1863, (C0471)
From Edwin J. Lee, aide-de-camp of Stonewall Jackson, to his aunt, November 1861. Description of the Battle of Manassas, Wm. F. Lee being wounded, and his subsequent death. From J.E.B. Stuart, to Wm. F. Lee's widow, 1863. Expresses friendship, concern for her welfare, and confidence in a confederate victory.
Lehmer, Donald, J., Civil War Typescript, n.d., (C3580)
The papers contain Lehmer's hypothesis is that Ulysses S. Grant and his staff were largely responsible for the ultimate victory of the North in the Civil War. The manuscript consists of Chapter 1, "Command Decision" and Chapter 9, "Victory in Tennessee." All twelve chapters are summarized.
Leonard, Nathaniel (1799-1876), Papers, 1800-1896, 1927 (C2525)
1 folder, 2 reels of microfilm
Papers of Nathaniel Leonard, a prominent Cooper County, Missouri, stock breeder and farmer, and his family. Consist of land papers, account and other record books, correspondence, Civil War papers, and 1824 fur memorandum, and an 1875 diary of Lon V. Stephens.
Lesieur Family, Papers, 1795-1866, (C3449)
The papers of the Lesieur family contain copies of promissory notes, receipts, accounts, letters, indentures, and miscellaneous papers concerned primarily with Godfrey Lesieur, but also with other members of the family. They migrated to the New Madrid District from Canada in 1785.
Lewis Family, Papers, 1838-1888, (C4059)
0.3 linear feet
The papers of the Lewis family consist of family records, legal documents, financial documents, correspondence, and miscellaneous material. The Lewis family resided in Osceola, Missouri.
Lewis, William Emmerson (1828-1863), Civil War Letters, 1862-1863, (C1150)
Letters written to his wife and children while serving in Company I, 26th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, during the Civil War. Edited by William T. Miller.
Lindsay Family, Papers, 1858-ca. 1980, (R0352)
1 folder, photocopies
This collection consists of correspondence, biographical material, and miscellaneous material regarding James Lindsay of Ironton, Missouri, and his sons, Joseph F. Lindsay and Robert L. Lindsay. The Lindsays were prominent early residents of Iron County and were Union veterans of the Civil War.
Lindsey, John W., Diary, 1863-1865, (C0453)
Lindsey was a member of Company K, 2nd Illinois Cavalry, during the Civil War. Account of camp life in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Alabama; a few skirmishes, and his trip back to Illinois after being mustered out. Also pictures, paper currency, and other miscellaneous items.
Linton Family, Scrapbook, 1860s-1901, (CA6356)
Scrapbook of clippings of a St. Louis family largely pertaining to Dr. Moses Lewis Linton and the Civil War. Dr. Linton was a member of the Missouri Constitutional Conventions in 1861 and 1865.
Little, Tho[ma]s, Invoice, 1863, (C1510)
Invoice of transportation listing horses, mules, harness and wagon, given to Captain John D. Meredith, Company A, 2nd Provisional Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia.
Loesch, Charles Gustavus (1843-1944), Collection, 1862, 1864, 1935-1944, 1996, (C3931)
Newspaper clippings, photographs, and a memoir of Missouri Civil War veteran Charles G. (Gus) Loesch.
Logan, John A. (1826-1866), Letter, 1865, (C2198)
The collection contains a letter to the Officers and Soldiers of the 15th Army Corps congratulating them on the close of the successful march to the sea during the Civil War. The letter discusses the battles at Resaca, Atlanta, Marietta, Nickajack Creek, Kenesaw Mountain, and Jonesboro.
Lomax, John (1812-1877), Papers, 1862-1865, (C2635)
The papers of John Lomax contain Civil War letters and letters re family genealogy.
Lonsdale, Meron G. Mayhew, Papers, 1847-1927 (C0130)
0.2 linear feet
Family letters; bills; Boone County tax receipts for the Civil War period; Missouri University commencement programs, 1880-1881; Christian College catalogue; and newspaper clippings pertaining to family.
Lykins Family Papers, 1841-1866, (K0294)
0.16 cubic feet
The papers contain correspondence, ledger books, and scrapbooks related to the lives and activities of Johnston Lykins, Martha Lykins Bingham, his second wife, and William Lykins, his son.
Lynch Family, Papers, 1765-1929, (C4117)
0.1 cubic feet
The papers of the Lynch Family of Howard County, Missouri, contain correspondence, photographs, land records and other legal papers, financial documents, genealogical data, and Civil War service papers. The correspondence within this collection is primarily between members of the Lynch family.
Lynch, James Lewis, Memoirs, 1923 (C0132)
0.7 linear feet
Memoirs written by Lynch about his family in Howard and Saline Counties. Genealogy from Austria to Virginia to Missouri, farm life, education, Civil War experiences, and tobacco exporting, 1864. Essays for children on citizenship, study, and the Christian life.
Lynch, William H., Diaries, 1864-1865, (C1153)
William H. Lynch of Houston, MO, served as commissary sergeant in the 32nd Regiment, Infantry, Missouri Volunteers, 3rd Brigade, 1st Division. Vol. I Civil War, 1864, Vol. II Civil War and University of Missouri, 1865.
Lynch, William Henry, Papers, 1859-1905, (R0202)
16 volumes, 8 folders
These are diaries and miscellaneous papers of an educator in southern Missouri. Lynch was a native of Houston in Texas County, Missouri. He served in the 32nd Missouri Infantry during the Civil War, and was principal of schools in Steelville, St. James, Salem, West Plains, and Mountain Grove, Missouri, following the war.
Lyon, Nathaniel (1818-1861), Letter, 1861, (C0470)
To Col. Sigel, from Huffman's Crossing of the Osage River, July 10, 1861. Discussion of the military strategy in southern Missouri in chasing Jackson.
Mabrey Family Papers, (SP0018)
0.4 cubic feet (69 folders, 2 photographs)
The Mabrey family papers consist of the diaries and letters of Henry Yeakley Mabrey and his son, George Henry Mabrey.
Machir, John, Papers, 1791-1899, (C2893)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of John Machir, a businessman and landowner who lived in St. Louis and Columbia, Missouri, consist of the legal papers of his father, Henry Machir, business correspondence, slave bills of sale, deeds, tax bills, surveys, personal correspondence, and account books.
Mack, John Armenius, Correspondence, 1850-1869, (R0742)
1 folder, photocopies
This is the correspondence of John A. Mack, an attorney and county official of Greene County, Missouri. Most of the collection consists of letters to his sons, who were serving in the Union army in Missouri and Arkansas. There are also postwar letters to Mack from Jefferson City, containing political news.
Mains, John B., Letters, 1861-1864, (R0245)
1 folder, photocopies
These are Civil War letters of John B. Mains of the 6th Missouri Infantry. Mains wrote from camps in Missouri while he served in John C. Frémont's Army of the West, and from Tennessee, Mississippi, and Alabama during service with the Army of the Tennessee.
Males, Solomon, Papers, 1861-1863, (C1952)
Certificate of promotion to 1st lieutenant in the 6th Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, 1861; certificate of promotion to captain in same outfit, 1863; and mustering-out papers, 1863.
Mann, Clair V. (1884-1974), Collection, 1821-1973, (C3556)
12.4 linear feet, 5 volumes
Papers pertaining to the Meramec Iron Works, James family, Frisco Railroad, School of Mines and Metallurgy at Rolla, engineering education, testing of students, and other subjects of interest to Mann as an historian and engineer.
Mann, Henry Perrin Civil War Diaries, 1862-1865, (R0455)
1 folder, photocopies
These are typescripts of the Civil War diaries of Henry P. Mann, Co. B Cavalry, 36th Illinois Infantry. The company was later assigned to the 15th Illinois Cavalry as Co. K. The diaries cover the Pea Ridge campaign in Missouri and Arkansas, the occupation of Corinth, Mississippi, the battle of Chickamauga, the siege of Chattanooga, and the Atlanta campaign. The entries for 1865 concern personal business and finances.
Manring, Maschel (1825-1905) Papers, 1858-1880, (K0291)
Manring was a businessman/farmer in Daviess and Gentry Counties, MO and also commissioned officer in the Union Army. Bound volumes used for multiple purposes including. record book of Gentry County, MO School District #3; account book/ledger for livery business; Civil War diary; "A Trip to Kansas" describing nature of the land and soil, towns, and people; and general notes and personal financial records.
Marbut, Curtis Fletcher (1863-1935), Papers, 1852-1963, (C3720)
4.4 linear feet
The personal and professional papers of C. F. Marbut, a geology professor at the University of Missouri, 1895-1910, and soil scientist for the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 1910-1935, includes correspondence, estate and financial records, photographs, publications, manuscripts, and maps. The personal correspondence received by Louise Marbut Moomaw and a short series of Civil War letters are also included in the papers. See also collection 3721, the Curtis Fletcher Marbut Papers, 1901-1943, 1981-1983.
Mark Twain National Forest, Historical Photographs, ca. 1900-1985, (R0485)
These are photographs copied from holdings of the Mark Twain National Forest in Rolla, Missouri. Topics include National Forest facilities and projects; forest and wood industries; water mills; lakes, rivers, and springs; mines; dams; and the Civilian Conservation Corps and Youth Conservation Corps.
Martin, Absolom J. (1832-1914) and Eli T. (1836-1927) Letters, 1863-1864, (K0299)
Letters written from various war camp locations and a hospital in Virginia. Usually the brothers, who were in the same Confederate regiment, would write their own separate letters on a single piece of paper.
John Alexander Martin Letter, (K0228)
.03 cubic feet
The collection consists of a letter written by John Alexander Martin, Governor of Kansas, to Captain P.H. Cone[r] concerning a meeting of the Grant Monument Committee expressing his support of a monument at the main entrance to the Capital grounds honoring the soldiers, sailors, and commanders of the great armies of the country.
Matthews Family, Papers, 1862-1863, n.d., (C3816)
Papers of the Matthews family of Columbia, MO. Includes a reminiscence written by Mary Matthews Maupin in memory of her father, James L. Matthews, and two letters written during the Civil War by James L. Matthews.
Matthews, John Wesley, Letters, 1861-1863, (R0039)
These are photocopies of two letters from John W. Matthews to his family relating his experiences in the 32nd Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. The letters contain descriptions of provost duty in St. Louis, and the condition of the regiment after the surrender of Vicksburg. There is also a poem describing the Vicksburg campaign.
Matthews, Robert Pinckney (1837-1891), Souvenir of the Holland Company Home Guards and “Phelps” Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, ca. 1890, (C1160)
Robert Pinckney Matthews' "souvenir" is a memoir of his time in the Home Guards and "Phelps" regiment, 1861-1862.
Maurer, Joe and Dodie, "Frank James and the Battle of Centralia," 1966, (C3102)
The collection contains an account of the Battle of Centralia, 1862, with reminiscences of Edgar B. Rodemyer, then editor of the CENTRALIA FIRESIDE GUARD and of Frank James thirty years after the incident.
Maxwell, A.L., Papers, n.d., (C0745)
Pamphlets dealing with the siege and battle of Lexington, MO, and a horse, Lady Wonder, who answers questions. Picture postcard of Seybold Tavern, Excelsior Springs, MO.
May, Capt. Jacob, Diary, 1863, (C2426)
1 reel microfilm
Diary concerning U.S. military action in the Shenandoah Valley and West Virginia. References to marches, scouting parties, guard duty, grand review and inspection, prisoners, Union and Confederate deserters, traitors, pay allowances, food rations, weather, West Virginia's constitutional election, colleagues, and military action elsewhere.
McCausland, Nathan H., Papers, 1858-1864, (C2013)
The papers of Nathan H. McCausland contain a receipt for share of estate of Nathan Heald; an oath of loyalty, 1862; and two letters from Gratiot Street Prison, St. Louis, 1864.
McComb, James, Papers, 1852-1926, (R0238)
These are papers of Dr. James McComb, an early physician of Laclede County, Missouri. The papers include medical notebooks and treatment records, Civil War papers, McComb's autobiography, and family correspondence following his death.
McConihe, John M., Papers (K0232)
0.03 cubic feet
Letter from Lieutenant-Colonel McConihi with the 169th New York Volunteers, to Martin I. Townsend, an attorney and anti-slavery politician in New York, describing and condemning the draft riots which took place in New York in July 1863.
McCord, William D., Diary, 1861-1863, (C4146)
Transcription of Civil War diary of Sgt. William D. McCord of Company E, 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, September 21, 1861 to July 7, 1863. McCord joined the Union Army at St. Louis and kept the diary until the Battle of Vicksburg in July 1863.
McCormick, Julia McMichael, Letter, 1861, (C2623)
To Thomas McMichael, Evansburg, PA, Aug. 8, 1861. Letter to her father telling of her living conditions and what it is like to live in an area where fighting is continually going on. Describes Battle of Athens.
McCoy, Eleanor (Ellen) Waddle (1818-1893) Papers, 1838-1863, (K0226)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains letters to Ellen McCoy, wife of William McCoy (1813-1900), first mayor of Independence, Missouri. Written from Independence and from Washington, D.C., the letters detailed the author's experiences and observations.
McCraw-Turner Family, Papers, 1837-1919 (C0145)
0.1 linear feet
Letters, deeds, land surveys, tax receipts, and several miscellaneous items of the McCraw and Turner families of Tennessee and Greene County, MO.
McDeanum, W.N., Receipt, 1863, (C1617)
The papers contain a receipt for military stores, i.e., corn and hay, to Captain Edward Harding, assistant quartermaster, U.S. Army, from agent for North Missouri Railroad Company, St. Charles, June 5, 1863, and promise to deliver goods to Lieutenant James O. Newlee, Company C, Ninth Regiment Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, Mexico, Missouri.
McGee Family, Papers, 1838-2000, (C4271)
3.0 cubic feet (60 folders), 6 oversize items, 15 film reels, 1 video tape
Genealogical material in the form of correspondence, notes, photographs, slides, obituaries, histories, marriages, and funerals of the McGee and other related family members. Also includes Civil War muster rolls.
McGready, William E., Papers, 1817-1875, (C1018)
Correspondence, legal papers, bills, receipts, and other miscellaneous items of the McGready Family of Potosi, MO.
McKean, [Thomas J.], Special Order No. 8, 1862, (C2433)
The collection contains an order issued by Major General McKean, Headquarters, 6th Division, Army of West Tennessee, concerning Major Belknap commanding the 18th Wisconsin, signed by William T. Clark, April 18, 1862.
McKown, John D., Papers, 1851-1897, (C2335)
The papers of John D. McKown contain personal correspondence, business papers, Civil War military papers, and documents concerning construction of Saline County, MO, courthouse.
McLane, William H., Papers, 1836-1893 (C1020)
1 linear foot
Personal and business correspondence of a merchant in Appleton and Clinton, Missouri, who also served as a representative in the Missouri General Assembly, curator of the University of Missouri, deputy U.S. marshal, and colonel in the Civil War.
McMahan, Robert T., Papers, (C3575)
0.6 cubic feet (17 folders, 4 oversize items)
Five diaries written by Robert T. McMahan, a seminary student from Canfield, Ohio. He enlisted in the Second Ohio Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Cavalry, Company E, on September 3, 1861, and was mustered out on September 18, 1864. He served as a cavalry soldier and gunner in Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas, and was promoted to corporal on 29 October 1862. Additional material includes letters written to and from Robert T. McMahon, discussing Civil War and family matters. Also included are various certificates and other military papers, pre and post-Civil War newspapers, and some photographs.
McRoberts, A.J., Papers, 1859-1876, (C0375)
Primarily letters written by A.J. McRoberts to his wife Mollie during the Civil War, and her replies. McRoberts was a Union sympathizer living in Saline County, MO. His wife had returned to her family in Ohio. They describe conditions in their respective locales. Other letters discuss family affairs.
McTillston, Henry, Special Orders, 1865. To Commanding Officer, Missouri Infantry Volunteers, Thirty-ninth Regiment, Company D, Benton Barracks, Missouri, from Headquarters, Camp of Instruction, Benton Barracks, Missouri, July 3, 1865, (C1509)
To Commanding Officer, Missouri Infantry Volunteers, 39th Regiment, Company D, Benton Barracks, MO, from Headquarters, Camp of Instruction, Benton Barracks, MO, July 3, 1865.
Mead, Cyrus A., Letter, 1861, (R0166)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a Civil War letter from Cyrus A. Mead, 42nd Ohio Infantry, Camp Chase, Ohio, to his sister in Eaton, Ohio. Mead noted sickness in the regiment and remarked on the regimental officers, including Col. James A. Garfield, who later was President of the United States.
Mead, Nathaniel, Letters, 1862, (R0193)
These are two Civil War letters written by Nathaniel Mead while serving in the 30th Missouri Infantry at St. Louis and Pilot Knob. The letters are addressed to Mead's wife in Perry County, Missouri, and consist of inquiries after family and friends. There are only a few items of camp news.
Meador, Lewis E., Papers, 1904-1982, (R0674)
These are papers of L. E. Meador, an economist, political scientist, and civic leader in Springfield, Missouri. Included are materials concerning Springfield's Charter Commission (1952), Missouri state government, and Wilson's Creek National Battlefield.
Mee, Thomas, Papers, 1863-1864, (C0550)
The papers contain one letter from Thomas Mee to his wife. Mee was a soldier with the 2nd Regiment, East Tennessee Volunteers, stationed near Murphreesboro, Tennessee. He talks of the horrors of the battle near Murphreesboro and predicts a greater one in Chattanooga, where he expects to be sent. Also included is a certificate of service showing Mee died at Andersonville Prison in 1864.
Mendenhall, Willard H. (1832- ), Diaries, 1853-1864, n.d., (C3866)
4 volumes, 1 folder
The diaries of Willard H. Mendenhall record his life on a farm near Lexington, MO, during the Civil War.
Meng, Warren Douglas, Scrapbooks, n.d., (C1436)
The scrapbooks of Warren Douglas Meng contain newspaper clippings compiled by W.D. Meng, newspaperman and editor of Missouri Blue Book, 1933-1934. Volumes one and two contain miscellaneous newspaper clippings of Civil War articles, poems, and photographs. Volume three contains newspaper clippings on the Blue Book.
Meredith, John D., Commission, 1864, (C1492)
Commission as captain, Company D, 39th Infantry, Missouri Volunteers.
Methodist Episcopal Church South, Versailles Circuit, Records, 1859-1901, (C1864)
Register includes names of members and probationers in the Versailles Circuit, Jefferson City District, Missouri, how and when received and disposed of--whether by death, certificate, withdrawal, or expulsion--and some baptism and marriage records.
Millar Family, Papers, 1840-1899, (R0162)
2 folders, photocopies
These are miscellaneous papers of the Millar family of Mississippi County, Missouri. The collection includes a diary of a trip from Scioto County, Ohio, to Mississippi County in 1840, land and tax papers, slave papers, and receipts issued by the Missouri State Guard at New Madrid during the Civil War.
Miller, Elihu L., Diary, 1863-1865, (C2634)
The collection contains a diary recording movements of the 10th Missouri Cavalry, Company R.
Miller, L. C. “Memoirs of the Life of Lee Caruth Miller, M.D.,” 1903, (C2718)
The papers contain a personal history relating his trip west for the California gold rush and back to Missouri by boat, and his experiences with Quantrill's raiders.
Milner, Duncan C. ( -1928) and James R. ( -1916), Letters, 1863-1865, (C0365)
The collection contains typed copies of letters from soldiers in Sherman's army to relatives in Ohio describing army life. Telegram to Sherman from Henry Halleck, 1864, announcing victory over enemy in battle. Letters pertaining to James R. Milner's assignment in the army.
Minter, John A., Papers, 1864-1871, (C0472)
Commission as colonel from the Confederate States of America War Department and notice of ordination as minister by Corinth United Baptist Church, Lewis County, Missouri.
Miscellaneous Manuscripts, 1781-1892, (C2293)
Poems, receipts, documents, newspapers and correspondence concerning business, law, appointments, teaching, politics, insurance, pensions, land, health, cholera, medicine, weather, news of friends and relatives, degrees, autographs, letter of introduction, and the Civil War: secession, orders and battles.
Missouri, Defense Warrants, 1864, (C3382)
Defense warrants issued by the State of Missouri for five, ten, twenty and fifty dollars.
Missouri Ruralist Collection, 1951, (C1917)
Four letters submitted to MISSOURI RURALIST Old Letters Contest.
Missouri, Cape Girardeau County. Oaths of Loyalty, 1865-1866, (C1062)
Abstract of oaths filed in conformity with requirements of 7th section of 2nd article of the new constitution.
Missouri, Cass County, Enrollment Notice, 1866, (C2876)
Notice of enrollment by Rush G. Leaming, lieutenant and enrolling officer of Cass County, Missouri, of all able-bodied male inhabitants between the ages of 18 and 45. OVERSIZE.
Missouri, Cedar County. Assessment Lists, 1861-1864, (C1070)
Lists consist of property, slaves, cash, and notes held by those assessed.
Missouri, Cooper County. Papers, 1819-1905, (C1034)
1.25 linear feet
The papers contain oaths of loyalty, 1862-1866, and miscellaneous papers, 1819-1905.
Missouri, Hannibal, Order of Provost Marshal, 1864, (C2819)
Order of the Office of Provost Marshal, 18 January 1864, legitimizing citizens arrests and seizure of bushwhackers and horse thieves.
Missouri, Holt County, Papers, 1862-1893, (C2894)
The papers of Holt County Missouri contain four oaths of loyalty to the United States and the State of Missouri, by Daniel Ganghan, George P. Hedrick, and Phillip W. Shambaugh, in the presence of the Holt County clerk in 1862. Also included is a ferryman's bond giving Olney Graham authority to keep a ferry across the Missouri River at Boswell, NE, 1893.
Missouri, Independence, Notebook, 1961, (C2192)
The collection contains a notebook compiled by the citizenship classes of Mrs. Ruby Akers Gerrard and William Chrisman, Division II, Independence, MO, on Civil War history of Independence and Jackson County, MO.
Missouri, Kingsville, Massacre, 1865, (C3516)
1 folder, typescript
Description of robbing, killing and burning by guerrillas in the Johnson County town of Kingsville, MO, near the close of the Civil War. Author unknown.
Missouri, Lafayette County. Board Proceedings, 1862, (C1145)
Proceedings of the county board, which convened on the order of the Military Department to investigate the murder of loyal citizens, 14 August-22 October 1862.
Missouri, Monroe County, Provost Marshall, Papers, 1862-1865, (C3161)
Correspondence and military papers of William M. Houston and William McIlrath, provost marshals of Monroe County, MO.
Missouri, Ralls County. Supervisor of Registration, Ledger, 1866, (C2060)
Volume kept by Samuel Megown, supervisor of registration, listing names of citizens who either refused to take the oath of loyalty after the Civil War or had been loyal to the Confederacy and were thus disenfranchised. Also includes names of citizens considered loyal who were permitted to vote. Birth and death dates for some Megown family members are included at the end. Some pages are missing.
Missouri, Wayne County, Collection, (CA3132)
Audio recording of Wayne County, MO residents concerning the settlement, education, business, transportation, religion, Civil War, and other aspects of the history of the county.
Missouri. Artillery (Confederate), King's Battery, Historic Roll, n.d., (C1498)
The collection contains photostats of a historic roll of Captain Houston King's Battery, originally known as the Clark Battery, 2nd Missouri Artillery, Little's Division. An abstract of information in the roll is also included. The original of roll is in the Missouri Adjutant General's office.
Missouri, Artillery, Order Book, 1862-1869, (C1167)
The collection contains Civil War orders for the 2nd Regiment, Company B.
Missouri. Artillery, 2nd Regiment, Order Book, 1861-1862, (C1166)
Civil War order book for southwestern district headquarters, under the command of General Samuel R. Curtis."
Missouri. Cavalry, 10th Regiment, Volunteers, Morning Reports, 1864-1865, (C1169)
The collection contains Civil War morning reports written from Memphis, Tennessee, by M.H. Lusk, Commander.
Missouri Cavalry, First Battalion, United States Reserve Corps, Record Books, 1861-1865, (C2493)
Vol. 1 Company orders, 1 March 1862-1 February 1863. Vol. 2 Company clothing, 1 September 1861-1 October 1865. Three companies of the 1st Battalion, USRC, consolidated with other troops to form the 5th Missouri Cavalry in 1862.
Missouri, Cavalry, 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia, Company K, Reports, 1864-1865, (C2069)
Morning reports and remarks.
Missouri. Cavalry, 2nd Regiment, Volunteers, Missouri State Militia, Company L, Papers, 1865, (C2871)
The muster-out roll of Company L, and a brief history of Civil War service of that company. OVERSIZE.
Missouri Cavalry. Fourth Regiment, Missouri State Militia, Company K, Muster-Out- Roll, 1865, (C2706)
Muster-out roll and payroll for this company.
Missouri. Cavalry, 8th Regiment, Volunteers, Company L, Muster-Out Roll, 1863, (C2872)
Muster-out roll. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Cavalry, 9th Regiment, Volunteers, Mo. State Militia, Company F, Muster-Out Roll, 1865, (C2736)
The collection contains a Civil War muster-out roll of Winfield S. Wood's Company.
Missouri, Confederate Home, Higginsville, History and Cemetery Records, n.d., (C3498)
Account of formation of the Confederate Home Association, building of the home, cost, dedication, and takeover by the state. List of inmates and list of men and women buried in the cemetery.
Missouri. Confederate Home, Higginsville, Records, 1897-1944, (C0066)
2.6 linear feet, 12 volumes; also available on 7 rolls of microfilm
The records of the Confederate Home at Higginsville, Missouri include blueprints, correspondence, contracts, financial records, minutes, photographs, and reports. They also contain 18 volumes including cash books, farm accounts, general records, journals, ledgers, and voucher registers.
Missouri. Constitution, 1865, (C2866)
German edition, published by Westliche Post, 1865. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. General Assembly (Confederate), Archives, 1861, (C2722)
Bills, resolutions and amendments for the Confederate General Assembly, November 1861, under the governorship of Claiborne Fox Jackson. Includes a letter from C.F. Jackson, the act withdrawing Missouri from the Union, an act to provide for electing representatives to the Confederate States of America Congress, and other acts.
Missouri, General Assembly, House of Representatives (Confederate), Journal, 1861, (C2502)
The records contain the Journal of the Rebel House, sitting at Neosho, 21 October 1861, in pursuance of the proclamation of Governor C.F. Jackson calling for secession. Also a printed copy of the Journal of the State session dealing with the same proclamation.
Missouri Infantry (Confederate). [Levin M.] Lewis’ Regiment [16th Missouri], Company C, Muster Roll, 1863, (C1920)
Muster roll, August 31, 1863, for Captain Samuel Smith's company of Lewis' Regiment.
Missouri. Infantry, 17th Regiment, Volunteers, Company G, Muster-Out Roll, 1864, (C2869)
Muster-out roll of Company G, Missouri 17th Volunteer Infantry, or Western Turner Rifle Regiment; mustered 25 September 1861 and discharged 27 September 1864. OVERSIZE.
Missouri, Infantry, 1st Regiment, Rifle Battalion, Companies A and B, Muster Roll, 1861, (C1964)
Muster roll of Missouri Volunteer Infantry, 1st Regiment, Rifle Battalion, Companies A and B.
Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, 1861-1969, (C4255)
0.5 cubic feet (17 folders)
The papers contain copies of pension records, military records, and memoirs of members of the Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, and other material pertaining to Civil War soldiers.
Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company C, Muster-Out Roll, 1862, (C2870)
Muster-out roll of Company C, which was mustered into service 1 February 1862 by Lt. E.A. Moore. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company D, Muster-Out Roll, 1863, (C2873)
Civil War muster-out roll of Missouri Infantry, 21st Regiment, Volunteers, Company D. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Infantry, 2nd Regiment, Volunteers, Order Book, 1859-1869, (C1173)
Orders and equipment issued at headquarters to members of the regiment, 1859-1869. Also contains sales book of William Sicher, 1867-1869."
Missouri. Infantry, 39th Regiment, Volunteers, Company D, Muster-Out Roll, 1864, (C2868)
Civil War muster roll of Company D, 39th Infantry Regiment, Missouri Volunteers. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Infantry, 39th Regiment, Volunteers, Company E, Muster-out Roll, 1865, (C1503)
The collection contains a muster-out roll of a detachment of Lieutenant Colonel S[amuel] M. Wirt's company, organized September 1864, commanded by Lieutenant G.W. Weldy, and mustered-out at Macon, MO, by Captain B. Sharp.
Missouri. Infantry, 45th Regiment, Volunteers, Company I, Sick Report, 1864-1865, (C3860)
Sick report kept by Sgt. Richard B. Corson, listing soldiers in General Hospitals in Jefferson City and Nashville, TN, or confined to quarters.
Missouri, Infantry, 49th Regiment, Company G, Muster-Out Roll, 1865, (C2632)
Muster-out roll of company organized at Warrenton, MO, September 23, 1864, and discharged at Benton Barracks, St. Louis, August 2, 1865.
Missouri. Infantry, 6th Regiment, Company D, Records, (CA5900)
Invoices of ordnance, return of ordnance forms and other equipment records, and service papers of Lt. William L. Gordon, Company D commander, 1863-1864.
Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. A, Muster Roll, 1863, (C1499)
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John B. Meredith's Company, 1-April-30 June 1863.
Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. A., Muster Roll, 1863, (C1500)
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain John B. Meredith's Company.
Missouri. Militia, 2nd Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Mo. Militia, Co. A, Muster-In Roll, 1863, (C1496)
The collection contains a muster-in roll of Captain John D. Meredith's company.
Missouri. Militia, 4th Regiment, Provisional Enrolled Missouri Militia, Co. D, Muster Roll, 1863, (C1504)
The collection contains a muster roll of David P. Whitmer's company, 2 May-30 June 1863.
Missouri. Militia, 50th Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Company D, Muster Roll, 1862-1863, (C1501)
The collection contains a muster roll of Captain Charles McQuoid's company, 9 August 1862-30 April 1863. Colonel Samuel M. Wirt, inspector and mustering officer.
Missouri. Militia, 51st Regiment, Enrolled Missouri Militia, Company F, Muster-In Roll, 1862, (C1506)
Muster-in roll of Captain David P. Whitmer's company, 29 July-25 December 1862.
Missouri State Militia, 82nd Regiment, Company L, Muster Roll, 1863, (C2714)
The records contain a muster-out roll of a regiment commanded by Captain Robert P. Clark, organized 20 October 1863 at Platte City, Missouri.
Missouri. Militia, Boone County, General Order No. 1, 1862, (C2879)
General Order No. 1 requiring all persons subject to military duty in Boone County to report for enrollment. OVERSIZE.
Missouri. Militia, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 4th Military District, Order Book, 1862-1863, (C1099)
Order book, Enrolled Missouri Militia, 4th Military District, Springfield, MO, General C.B. Holland, commanding officer. Includes genealogical index compiled by Justus R. Moll.
Mitchell Family, Papers, ca. 1917-1980, (R0151)
1 folder, photocopies
These are reminiscences, newspaper clippings, and genealogical material concerning various members of the Mitchell family at Licking in Texas County, Missouri. Included are Bessie Mitchell Baxter's recollections of the Civil War and a tornado in 1917.
Moll, Justus R., Maps, 1870, 1915, (C3211)
Negative photostat of a map of Greene County, MO, showing roads, Indian trails, villages and mounds, and narrative regarding Indians in Greene County, 1915. Also a copy of a map of the battlefield at Lexington, MO, September 1861, as drawn during court of inquiry in the 1870s.
Montgomery, Samuel (1810-1885), Papers, 1863-1866, (CG0014)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders, 1 volume)
The papers of Samuel Montgomery contain letters, military documents, and family genealogy information from copied pages and the bound genealogy “My Ancestors and Kinfolk.”
Moore, George, Civil War Discharge, 1865, (C3535)
The papers contain the honorable discharge for George Moore, private, Missouri Cavalry, 15th Regiment, Volunteers, Company H.
Munday-Henderson Papers, 1827-1891, 1946 (C0144)
0.2 linear feet
Personal letters, business papers, and newspaper clippings pertaining to members of the Munday family. Letters to David P. Henderson about the ministry, the Civil War, and Christian University at Canton, Missouri, which he founded in 1856.
Murray, Thomas, Correspondence, 1862-1867, (R0522)
These are letters addressed to Thomas Murray of Davenport, Iowa, by relatives serving in the Union army during the Civil War. Included are letters from a brother, William Murray, and a cousin, Thomas Murray, both of whom served in Company C of the 20th Iowa Infantry in Missouri and Arkansas. There are also postwar letters regarding the grave of William Murray, who was killed at Prairie Grove, Arkansas.
Murphy, Matthew, Letter, 1862, (C3948)
Murphy writes a short, February 1862 letter from New York City to a friend and Union prisoner of war relaying news of family and friends, the possibility of a prisoner exchange, and mentioning recent Federal victories and the prospect of England supporting the South.
Nelson, Alfred N., Letter, 1861, (R0311)
1 folder, photocopy
This is a letter written on 25 November 1861 by Alfred N. Nelson of Co. F, 10th Iowa Infantry, at Birds Point in Mississippi County, Missouri. Nelson mentioned camp sickness and operations in southeastern Missouri.
Nelson, Earl F. (1884-1945), Papers, 1862-1945 (C0148)
0.2 linear feet
Two Civil War letters; World War II letters; miscellaneous correspondence of Nelson family; speeches by Nelson on U.S. Constitution, history of Sullivan County, and proposal of new Missouri constitution; University of Missouri Law School Foundation bulletin; notes; and other miscellaneous material.
Newbrandt, Jacob F., Papers, 1863-1905, (C3685)
The papers of Jacob F. Newbrandt contain documents of a former Union soldier concerning money lawfully due him for twenty-one months imprisonment by the Confederates.
Newlee, James O., Commission, 1862, (C1616)
The papers contain the commission of James O. Newlee as Second Lieutenant, Company C, Ninth Cavalry Regiment, Missouri State Militia.
Nichols, John T., Collection, (CA6319)
0.1 cubic feet
Civil War diary (3 April 1863-10 May 1865) written in poetry form by a Confederate soldier from Boone County who served with Company E, 2nd Volunteers, 6th Regiment, Missouri Infantry. Nichols was assigned to hospital duty in the Meridian, Mississippi, area. Collection also includes a transcription of the diary and copies of a photograph of Nichols and his military papers.
Norton, N.L., Letters, 1864-1865, (C3236)
1 folder, photocopies and typescripts
Correspondence between Confederate Colonel N.L. Norton and Confederate Army officers and a friend.
Oaths of Loyalty, 1861-1862, (C1958)
Loyalty oaths of James M. Collins, 1861, Robert Wilson, 1862, and James M. Parsons, 1861, Holt County, MO.
Odon Guitar Photographs, (P0270)
Copy photos of a carte de visite of Odon Guitar and an older woman, standing, and a carte de visite of Odon Guitar, bust view in uniform. Photographer: N. Brown, St. Louis.
Office of District Provost Marshal, Columbus, KY, Records, 1862-1863, (R1362)
.1 linear feet, 1 folder
The Office of District Provost Marshal, Columbus, KY, Records are copies from a book of military orders issued by military personnel of the Union Army and the Treasury Department. The orders are signed by the Major and Provost Marshal General for the District of Columbus, which was headquartered in Columbus, KY. Orders issued directly from the Provost Marshal General also bear the name of a Brigadier General from the district. The book was found while demolishing an old house in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Ohio. Cavalry, 5th Independent Battalion, Volunteers, Return, 1863, (C1502)
The collection contains a return of Major John F. Ijams' battery, October 1863. The return is signed by Ijams, 2 November 1863. Michael Holm, W[illia]m H. Garrett, John N. Cherry, and James B. Rusk, company commanders.
Palmer, H.D., Letter, 1862, (C0512)
To Isaac Feback from Independence, MO, Dec. 20, 1862. Letter from a Unionist telling of the distrust between North and South.
Palmer-McCauley Family, Papers, 1858-1915, (C3952)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of the Palmer-McCauley family of Missouri. The papers consist of Civil War correspondence, a daguerreotype, and miscellaneous tax, financial, and other family documents.
Parberry, Henry E., Papers, 1829-1865, (C3147)
The papers of Henry E. Parberry contain copies of a receipt for sale of an African American slave and child to James Parberry, 1829; Civil War letters concerning conditions in prison camps in New York and Maryland; and other miscellaneous letters and letter fragments.
Patterson, W.E., Civil War Memoir, n.d., (C3292)
The memoir relates activities of the 38th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Company K, from 27 July 1861, when it was mustered into service at Newton, Jasper County, IL, to its mustering out at Chattanooga, TN, 15 September 1864.
Patton-Scott Family, Papers, 1836-1983, (C3710)
1.2 linear feet
The correspondence, financial and legal documents, genealogy, poetry, prose, and mis-cellaneous volumes of the Patton and Scott families describes agriculture, economic conditions, overland travel, daily life, family activities, and tragedies. The papers contain irsthand accounts of the Civil War's influence on civilian life in Missouri, Mississippi, and Indiana.
Paxton, William McClung (1819-1916), Papers, 1760-1915 (C1025)
1 linear foot
Business and personal correspondence, miscellaneous papers and genealogical material.
Payne-Broadwell Family, Papers, 1803-1903, (C0983)
4.8 linear feet, 11 volumes
The Payne-Broadwell Family papers contain the business, personal, and legal papers of Moses U. Payne and his nephew Moses M. Broadwell. Moses U. Payne resided in Boone County, MO, from 1823 to 1895. Moses M. Broadwell's papers contain significant family letters and revealing correspondence from the Civil War and from the Reconstruction era. Also present are miscellaneous papers of the Oliver C. Roby family.
Pearson, William N., Sherwood: The Forgotten Village, 1978, (R0750)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a brief history of the village of Sherwood in the southwestern corner of Jasper County, Missouri. Closest to present-day Carl Junction, the village was destroyed in 1863 by Union forces from Baxter Springs, Kansas.
Pendleton, George, Papers, 1860-1875, (C0386)
Receipts, five-day furlough for Pendleton during the Civil War, judgment against Caldwell and Mitchell, and page of accounts with a general store.
Perkins, Adam (1834-1891), Journal, 1861-1871, (R1335)
The typescript copy of Adam Perkins' journal, a farmer from Bollinger County, Missouri, is dated from January 1861 through December 1871. The journal was discovered in 1990 in Plainfield, Illinois. It was then transcribed by Jean Scott of Orlando, Florida and sent to Lorena S. Eaker of Bollinger, Missouri for editing.
Perkins, James, Death Certificate, 1864, (R1265)
This is a report of the death of Pvt. James Perkins of Co. G, Ninth Missouri State Militia Cavalry. Perkins died 3 November 1864 of acute bronchitis at the U. S. Army General Hospital at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri.
Perry, Elias, Civil War Diary, 1864-1865, (C2470)
The papers contain the diary of Elias Perry of Dewitt, Missouri, a 2nd lieutenant in Sherman's army on the march to the sea. Diary covers the period 12 November 1864 to 24 March 1865.
Peyton, Thomas E., Papers, 1865, (C1966)
The papers of Thomas E. Peyton contain an oath of allegiance and a photograph
Phelps, John Elisha, Military History, n.d., (R0074)
1 folder, photocopies
John Elisha Phelps was the son of John S. Phelps, U.S. Representative and governor of Missouri. During the Civil War he was a lieutenant in the 3rd U.S. Cavalry and was colonel of the 2nd Arkansas Cavalry (Union), which he organized. The history of his military career is made up of excerpts from official records, and letters from Eugene A. Carr and John B. Sanborn (1877).
Phelps, John S. (1814-1886), Scrapbook, 1876-1937, (C3058)
The scrapbook of John S. Phelps contains newspaper clippings and biographical information on the former governor and his family. Some correspondence and photographs of family residences are also included.
Phillips, Edward D., Papers, 1865-1938, (C3091)
The papers contain teaching certificates, grade reports, and Civil War reminiscences of a prominent Kansas City educator. Newspaper clippings about Phillips, including his obituary. Also a diary.
Pike, J.A., “Statement of Captain J.A. Pike Concerning the Quantrill Raid,” 1917, (C2704)
A personal reminiscence of Quantrill's raid on Lawrence, KS, August 1863.
Gideon Johnson Pillow Letters, (K0231)
.03 cubic feet
The papers contain correspondence from Confederate Brigadier General Pillow, to Major General Leonidas Polk, CSA, as well as a note from A.B. Gray, Captain CSA, a report from Captain Rich. P. J. Pe[r]son, Co. B 21st TV at Camp Polk, Columbus, Kentucky, and a small photograph of General Gideon Pillow.
Pilot Knob, Missouri, Civil War telegrams, 1862-1863, (R0137)
2 folders, photocopies
These are telegrams sent and received by Col. John B. Gray, commander of the Union post at Pilot Knob, Iron County, Missouri. The dispatches include communications with district headquarters at St. Louis, and with detachments throughout southeastern Missouri, especially those at Fredericktown, Patterson, Van Buren, and Barnesville. The telegrams cover the period from November 1862 to April 1863.
Pollock, David Wilson, (1841-1910), Letters, 1861-1863, (C2569)
Letters from an enlisted man and officer of the 18th Missouri Infantry. The letters comment on the Civil War in Illinois, Mississippi, and Tennessee, as well as personal family matters.
Pollock, Thomas (1805-1879), Letters, 1862-1863, (C2570)
Letters from the first wagonmaster of the 18th Missouri Infantry, to the members of his family. Letters deal with the Civil War in the South.
Pompey, Sherman Lee, "Fall in For Muster," n.d., (CA0305)
List of Civil War veterans buried in Kansas, Arkansas, and Missouri.
Pompey, Sherman Lee, Manuscript of "Keep the Home Fires Burning", (CA0140)
A history of the 7th Regiment State Militia Cavalry, in the Civil War.
Pompey, Sherman Lee, Collection, n.d., (C3493)
The papers contain articles by Pompey on Ozark people, their religions and folk music. Lines and verses of songs are included.
Ponder, Jerry Wayne, Papers, 1865-2004, (R1260)
584 folders, photographs
These are the correspondence, papers, and research materials of a genealogist and local historian from Ripley County, Missouri. The collection covers the descendants of Abner Ponder and allied families, the history of Ripley County, and the Civil War in southeastern Missouri. Much of the information was incorporated in publications by Ponder Books, 1987-1999.
Powers Museum, Carthage, Missouri, Collection, 1836-1916, (C3052)
Collected papers of the Powers Museum. Principally Wright family genealogical research done by Curtis Wright of Carthage and Wright family correspondence. Also includes Captain George W. Roby, U.S. Army Commissary of Subsistence documents, 1864-1865; and manumission documents from St. Louis, MO, 1836-1854.
Poyntz, John, Order, 1863, (C1955)
Headquarters of District of the Border, Kansas City, MO, orders John Poyntz out of the state for the duration of the war, 19 September 1863.
Prather, Alonzo S., Civil War memoir, n.d., (R0597)
This is a brief account by Alonzo Prather regarding his enlistment in the 6th Indiana Infantry at the beginning of the Civil War. Accompanying the memoir is a photograph of Prather as a lieutenant.
Pratt, Benjamin Franklin, Letters, 1861-1862, (R0329)
1 folder, photocopies
These are Civil War letters written at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, by Benjamin F. Pratt of the 13th Illinois Infantry. Pratt commented on the march to and skirmish at Linn Creek in Camden County, camp life, rations, and sickness.
Price, James A. (1829-1916), Papers, 1861-1890, (C3639)
The papers contain copies of correspondence and official documents of a Missourian who served in the Civil War as captain, major and colonel in Union regiments. Included is correspondence concerning a pension Price requested for an injury sustained during the war.
Price, Sterling, (1809-1867), General Orders, 1861, (C1494)
General Order No. 8 from Headquarters, Missouri State Guard, for procurement of equipment for the State Guard within the individual military districts. Chart of equipment allowances. Directives about flags, drummers, and buglers.
Price, Sterling (1809-1867), Papers, 1861-1866, (C0483)
Proclamation assuring southern sympathizers in Missouri of General Price’s protection. Letter from Price to his son Edwin discussing raids made on the outskirts of the colonies and comments on the Mexican government.
Price, Sterling (1809-1867), Proclamation, , (C1748)
Proclamation to the people of central and north Missouri. Price pleads for the enlistment of 50,000 men to defend the southern cause; also requests blankets, clothing, and guns.
Priest Family, Letters, 1863-1864, (C3591)
The collection contains letters written by B.E. Priest and W.M. Priest to their sister while they were federal prisoners during the Civil War.
Pritchett Family, Papers, 1753-1984, (C4013)
0.6 linear feet
The Pritchett Family Papers consist of correspondence, published volumes, genealogical information, legal documents, and various miscellaneous materials of Carr Waller Pritchett, Henry Smith Pritchett, and Ida Pritchett.
Quesenberry, John P., Books, 1859-1865, (C1210)
4 volumes and photocopies
The war diary of a Confederate officer of Company H, 11th Missouri Infantry. Quesenberry sketches the activities of the regiment, which spent the entire war in Arkansas and participated in most of the major engagements in the state as well as the Red River campaign in Louisiana. The diary also contains miscellaneous notes and jottings concerning his activities, and lists of company officers and men and acquaintances.
Raff Family, Papers, 1852-1923, (R0124)
This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of the Raff family of Crawford County, Missouri. Included are letters by George Raff of Greenock, Scotland, 1865-1873, and the letters of Archie Raff from Camp Funston, Kansas, and Fort Sill, Oklahoma, 1917-1918.
Rains, James S., Letter, 1865, (C2201)
To Thomas C. Reynolds, from Quitman, TX, Apr. 2, 1865. Discussion of a possible Confederate rally around General Rains north of the Arkansas River, comments about Jeff Thompson's promotion, Confederate recruiting policies, and weather.
Rainwater Family, Papers, 1863-1939, (R0227)
2 folders, photocopies
These are Civil War letters of Maj. Charles C. Rainwater, a Confederate officer, to his wife, Sarah Fowler Rainwater, at Cole Camp in Benton County, Missouri. The letters mention fighting at Hartville and Cape Girardeau, and Rainwater's disabilities from wounds. There are also genealogical data on Samuel Fowler and his family, and biographical sketches of Sarah Fowler Rainwater.
Ray, Joseph L. (1842-1933) Pension Application Papers, 1911-1928, (R1339)
This collection consists of pension claim papers for Joseph Lafayette Ray (1842-1933) a veteran of the Civil War. In 1911, Joseph L. Ray began the process of applying for a pension for his service during the Civil War.
Ream, Mary, Letter, 1862, (C0932)
To B. Frank Venable, Jefferson City, MO, from Washington, D.C., June 1, 1862. Expresses concern over brother Robert, who is under the command of General Beauregard; speaks of daily visits of James S. Rollins, friend of her sister Vinnie; and refers to lack of gaiety and dances in Washington.
Reed, Mabel, Collection, 1847-1872, (R0044)
These are five letters to members of the Dace family in Missouri from relatives in Texas and Wisconsin. Several letters urge moving to Texas where land was readily available, and one very bitter letter speaks of being unsubjugated by the "damd Yankeys" after the Civil War.
Reeder, Walter V., Letters, 1861, (R0512)
1 folder, photocopies, typescripts
These are Civil War letters of Walter V. Reeder, 36th Illinois Infantry, written from Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, 2 October—6 November 1861. The letters contain inquiries after family and friends, comments on the journey from Aurora, Illinois, and camp news from Rolla.
Reese, A.W. (1828-1905), Personal Recollections of the Late Civil War in the United States, 1870, (C3627)
0.2 linear feet
Recollections of a surgeon who served under Sherman in Georgia. Describes army life, battles, impressions of the South, and the war in Missouri. Recalls Indiana childhood. Comments on experiences at Post Hospital, Warrensburg, after the war, including vigilante action against former rebels.
Reilly, Philip A., Letters, 1858-1863, (R0084)
These are Civil War letters, with annotated typescripts, of Philip A. Reilly of the 29th Missouri Infantry. Reilly served in the operations against Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and was captured at Ringgold, Georgia. He died at Andersonville, Georgia, on 24 May 1864. The collection includes a letter written by Reilly's father at Jackson, Missouri, 16 August 1858.
Reppy-Frissell-Drake Family, Papers, 1860-1930 (C0155)
0.1 linear feet
Personal correspondence of a DeSoto, Missouri, family concerning the Civil War, relatives in the East, and family news. Additional family papers are available at the Missouri Historical Museum in St. Louis.
Reynolds, Thomas Caute (1821-1887) Papers, 1862-1866 (C2459)
1 roll microfilm
Official and private correspondence, diary, and memorandum of Confederate lieutenant-governor of Missouri, concerning military and political affairs of Missouri and of the Confederacy in the southwestern, trans-Mississippi area. 998 pages. Originals in the Library of Congress.
Rhoades, Marcus Morton, Diary, 1865, (C3215)
Diary kept by Rhoades while he was adjutant of the 9th Regiment, Missouri Infantry. Concerns a boat trip from New Orleans to Ste. Genevieve, MO, after being paroled from the army.
Rice, John and William J., Papers, 1861-1865, (C2450)
The collection contains a furlough, discharge papers, and parole certificates.
Rice, Montana, Papers, 1836-1867, (C0396)
The papers contain positive photostats of the following: two letters from John Y. Rankin, Confederate soldier, describing the last two years of the Civil War; two letters to John Rice of Palmyra, Missouri, one of which is from Thomas Marlin; deeds of gold claims in Utah Territory and Montana for William Rice.
Richards, Channing, Papers, 1835-1863, (C2167)
The papers of Channing Richards contain correspondence between Channing Richards and his wife Lydia Williamson Richards, 1835-1842. The letters discuss social and family activities in New Jersey and Ohio; business as a grain merchant; transportation; and weather. Also included is a letter from Channing Richards, Jr., Union soldier, 1863.
Richardson, John, Diary, 1862-1863, (C4138)
The Diary of a Civil War soldier, Company A, of Prairie Grove, Missouri.
Riedel, Julia B. Slemons Harrison (1910-2005) Papers, c. 1600s-1990s, (K1022)
5 cubic feet
Genealogical research on the Slemons, Gardner, Lyles, also biography, Brigadier General William F. Slemons. C.S.A.: His Ancestors and Descendants, by Riedel
Riley, Lewis ( -1863), Papers, 1857-1875, (C0326)
Letters of a Union Cavalryman to his wife describing battles and scrimmages in the South, particularly Vicksburg, MS, near Memphis, TN, and Little Rock, AR, and concerning the buying of property. Letters from Lewis' friends to their relatives; deed for land in Miller County; receipts and pension certificate issued to Riley's survivors.
Ringo, Andrew H., Papers, 1834-1870, (C1867)
Memorandum book; notes on MISSOURI vs. MOSES MC LELLAN; tax receipts; accounts; notice of sheriff's sale of land and slaves in Richmond, Ray County, MO; oath of loyalty of Ringo, exemption from military duty, 1862; military passes; and promissory notes.
Risley, Alice Cary, Papers, 1857-1991, (R0478)
This collection consists of correspondence and miscellaneous papers of Alice Cary Risley, a volunteer nurse for the Union army in New Orleans during the Civil War, and a postwar resident of West Plains, Missouri. Risley was active in the National Association of Army Nurses of the Civil War and the Ladies of the Grand Army of the Republic. She corresponded with members of these organizations and with former soldiers.
Ritter, Richard, (1832-1903?), Papers, 1856-1920, (C3473)
Commission as clerk of circuit court; commission as captain of Company A, 28th Regiment, Illinois Infantry Volunteers; subsequent commissions as lieutenant-colonel and colonel; mustering out rolls, limited correspondence, tax receipts and various land deeds. Two diaries, will, and correspondence.
Robinett, Paul McDonald (1893-1975), "Salt," n.d., (C2169)
The collection contains a document describing inhabitants of the Missouri Ozarks, their opinions about slavery, secession, and the Civil War. Guerrilla warfare, confiscation of salt by Major General Samuel R. Curtis as economic warfare, and experiences of the Perry Upton-Elizabeth Simmons Lee family during the Civil War are discussed.
Rockwood, Rhoderick R., Diary and Record Book, 1864-1914, (C2658)
Diary of service with the Missouri Infantry, 18th Regiment (Morgan's Rangers), during the Civil War, 24 August 1864-1 June 1865. Financial records of the United Moderns, 1902-1903. Records of J.E. Rockwood, referee in bankruptcy for the District of Montana, 1907-1914. Farm accounts, 1868, 1870.
Rodman, Francis, Letter, 1866, (C1726)
To F[rancis] Rodman, Secretary of State, [Jefferson City, Missouri] from "A Union Soldier who served during the war," New Madrid, [Missouri]. Bitter protest about the 1866 election of "Rebels" in New Madrid, MO. Violations of the registry law governing election procedures. List of reliable Union supporters to verify charges.
Rogers, Ferdinand Arthur, Letters, 1862, (C2934)
1 folder, photocopies
The three letters from Ferdinand Arthur Rogers, a Confederate soldier who was a prisoner of war, to his sister Ann Elizabeth Lientz who lived in Rocheport, Missouri, describe the conditions in the three prisons he was in in 1862: McDowell College in St. Louis, Alton Penitentiary in Alton, Illinois, and Camp Chase near Columbus, Ohio.
Rogers, James S., Papers, 1862-1863, (R0249)
2 folders, photocopies
This collection includes a Civil War diary and letters of James S. Rogers, a resident of Corydon, Iowa, and member of Co. M of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry. The diary and letters cover his departure from home, enlistment and training at Davenport, Iowa, and cavalry service in southern Missouri and northern Arkansas.
Rogers, J.T., Paymaster's Roll, 1861, (C2451)
The collection contains a Confederate paymaster's roll submitted by Captain Rogers and approved by C.F. Jackson.
Rogers, W.F., Letter, 1947, (C1856)
The collection contains letters to Historical Society, Columbia, MO, from St. Joe, AR, Feb. 16, 1947, recalling a conversation between his father, John Wesley Rogers, and a soldier guarding the body of General Nathaniel Lyon who was killed 10 August 1861 at Wilson's Creek.
Rollins, James S. (1812-1888), Papers, 1546-1968, (C1026)
3.3 linear feet; 10 rolls of microfilm
The papers of James S. Rollins, a Boone County, Missouri, lawyer, politician, businessman, and curator of University of Missouri include correspondence with family, business and political associates, and George Caleb Bingham and other friends. The papers covers state, national, and Whig party politics from 1830 through the 1880s, the Civil War in Missouri, internal improvements and the North Missouri Railroad, and education at University of Missouri.
Rountree Family, Diary and Reminiscences, ca. 1819-1956, (R0325)
1 folder, photocopies
These are extracts from the diary of Joseph Rountree, 1819-1831, and the autobiography of William J. Rountree, ca. 1910. There are also notes on the Rountree family by Frank Rountree, 1911-1912, Ruth Fowler Sherwood, 1947, and Joseph G. Rountree, 1956, with obituaries and birth-death records of family members.
Rowland Family, Papers, 1844-1893, (C2244)
Copies of letters from Robert A. Rowland to his wife Olive in Howard County, MO, while he was enroute (1849) and in California (1850) and during his imprisonment and banishment to Illinois during the Civil War. Also includes miscellaneous letters from other family members and newspaper article describing death of and memorial services for I.N. Rowland (1893).
Ruark, Ozias, Papers, 1864-1865, (C2651)
The papers contain a Civil War diary dated February-August 1864, and muster-out roll of a captain in Company L, 8th Regiment, Missouri State Militia.
Rubey, Charles W., Papers, 1857-1914, (R0200)
These are papers of a businessman and militia officer of Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. Included are personal, family, and business papers, and a large group of records from militia organizations raised in Laclede County during the Civil War. The military records include correspondence, orders, equipment and ordnance returns, certificates of enrollment and exemption, and muster rolls.
Russell Family, Papers, 1837-1938, (R0330)
This collection includes correspondence, legal papers, tax receipts, lists of household purchases, and miscellaneous papers of Cyrus Russell (1795-1860), and his sons Cyrus Russell (1819-1905) and Theodore Pease Russell (1827-1889) of Arcadia in Iron County, Missouri.
Russell, Theodore, Speech, 1868, (C1568)
Address given to the Ironton Library Association on the history of Ironton, MO. Settlement, iron companies, public officials, settlers, businesses, churches, Arcadia Seminary, lodges, civic organizations, and the Civil War.
Ruyle, William A., Letter, ca. 1864, (R0033)
41 pages, typescript
This is a transcript of a long letter from Ruyle to his father, describing his wartime experiences with the 5th Regiment, Missouri Infantry (Confederate), 1862-1864. It includes accounts of the Battle of Elkhorn Tavern (Pea Ridge), Arkansas, and events prior to the surrender of Vicksburg, Mississippi.
Ryall, Richard Huston, Letters, 1863-1864, (R0499)
1 folder, photocopies, typescripts
These are Civil War letters of Richard Ryall, 6th Missouri Cavalry, from New Iberia, Louisiana. The letters, written to his brother, Isaac, in Maries County, Missouri, concern war news and family matters including the death of a brother in Union service. With the letters are typescripts, a photograph of Ryall in uniform, and a biographical sketch provided by the donor.
Sandusky, Oliver A., (1832- ), Petition, 1865, (C2055)
Appeal to Abraham Lincoln for pardon of his brother, James M. Sandusky, a prisoner at Rock Island, IL, barracks; endorsements; and directive, signed A. Lincoln, that James take the Oath of 1863 and be released.
Sappington Family, Papers, 1819-1895 (C0159)
0.8 linear feet
Papers of Dr. John Sappington of Arrow Rock, Missouri, and his family. Business letters about Sappington's pills and book for the treatment of malaria. Letters and papers from family and friends; supplies; notes. Legal case of Coffee & Blacke vs. Sappington & Sons. Miscellaneous personal record and account book.
Saults, Dan, ""Let Us Discuss A Man,"" 1962, (C2133)
The collection contains a speech about John Newman Edwards (1839-1889). Edwards was a Missouri Confederate, newspaper editor, author, and friend of Joseph Shelby, Quantrill, and the James Brothers. Saults discusses Edwards' friendship with Shelby, their Civil War experiences, the fiasco in Mexico after the war, and Edwards' newspaper career and drinking problems.
Sawyer, Henry Harrison, (1840-1936), Civil War Diary, 1864-1865, (C2179)
Diary of a soldier with the 18th Missouri Volunteer Infantry, Company C, in Sherman's Atlanta campaign, the March to the Sea, and the Carolina campaigns. Weather information, and location and dates of camps and battles.
Schermerhorn, John Freeman (1787-1859), Papers, 1809-1909 (C0160)
0.4 linear feet
Letters and papers of Schermerhorn and his heirs, located in New York (1809-1840), Indiana (1840-1858), and Missouri (1858-1909). Schermerhorn was a frontier preacher, peacemaker with the Indians, and landowner.
Schmidt, Bob (1952- ), Collection, 1861, (CG0015)
0.11 cubic feet (2 folders)
This collection contains six letters written by Private George W. Shinn, a Union soldier at Camp Fremont and Camp Lyon during the American Civil War. Shinn was born in Fulton County, Illinois, and served with Company H of the 17th Illinois Infantry. The letters were written to his father, mother, and sister while camped at Cape Girardeau and Bird's Point, Missouri. Shinn died in a St. Louis hospital from wounds received at the Battle of Fort Donelson. There is additional genealogy information and research information compiled by the donor. A seventh letter, written by Solomon Kittrell on May 19, 1861 in Butler County, Missouri, shares his current situation as a farmer, river levels, soldiers' movements, and the transport of African Americans through the region. This added letter also included genealogy information compiled by the donor.
Schrader, William Henry (1844-1921), Reminiscences, n.d., (C1519)
The reminiscences describe slavery in Missouri, including treatment of slaves, punishment, education, desire for freedom, fugitives, and character sketches of individual slaves. Also described are the Kansas-Missouri border conflicts, the Civil War in Missouri, bushwhackers, Claiborne Fox Jackson, the 1856 and 1860 presidential campaigns, German immigrants, Missouri Republicans, and Linneus and Brunswick, MO.
Scott Family, Papers, 1841-1936, (C3033)
0.3 linear feet
The Scott Family Papers consist of correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous documents relating to the Lindsey-Kemp-Reeder family of Ohio and the Scott family of Columbia, Missouri, including the Civil War correspondence of William L. Kemp and the World War I correspondence of future University of Missouri professor D.R. Scott.
Scott, David S., Letters, 1862-1863, (R0634)
These are Civil War letters of David S. Scott, Co. H, 8th Indiana Infantry, written to Kate Missimer in Lycoming County, Pennsylvania. The letters, from Pilot Knob, Black River, Van Buren, and Oregon County, Missouri, concern camp life and the campaign of the Army of Southeastern Missouri.
Scott, Elvira Ascenith Weir (1821-1910), Diary, 1860-1887, (C1053)
0.2 linear feet
Typescript photocopy of diary of a woman from Miami, Missouri, including descriptive observations on the themes of home, family, and religion, as well as the impact of the Civil War on life in her own community and region.
Scott, Thomas A., Loyalty Oath, 1864, (C2452)
The collection contains a loyalty oath taken at Rock Island Barracks, IL, by a private in the 45th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry.
Scott, Thomas A., Prisoner of War Discharge, 1864, (C0475)
Discharge from Rock Island Barracks, Illinois, for a private in the 45th Regiment, Tennessee Infantry.
Scrapbook, 1865-1882, (K0132)
Newspaper clippings pertaining primarily to the Civil War and events immediately following, such as the assassination of President Lincoln. Chiefly the New Orleans Daily Picayune and the New Orleans Times, although other papers are included.
Self, Jesse N., Letters, 1860-1863, (R0304)
1 folder, photocopies
These are letters to his family by Jesse N. Self, a schoolteacher at Irondale, Missouri, and captain of Co. F, 32nd Missouri Infantry. The collection includes letters from Irondale, 1860, and from camps in Rolla and Benton Barracks in St. Louis, 1861-1862. Capt. Self died of erysipelas at Memphis, Tennessee, on 25 February 1863.
Seyffert, Wilhelm and Augustus, Papers, 1854-1905, (C2888)
The papers of Wilhelm and Augustus Seyffert contain a copy book of poems in German (vol. 1), a history of Missouri State Militia, Company E, 13th Cavalry, and an account book of Augustus Seyffert, 1869-1889 (vol. 2).
Shackelford, John C., Family, Papers, 1847-1911 (C0404)
Clippings, poems of Civil War and Confederacy, and correspondence. Letter from Warrensburg, August 25, 1861, mentions early Civil War events in Missouri.
Shackelford, Thomas (1822-1908), Papers, 1820-1908 (C0163)
0.6 linear feet
Personal and business letters, documents and memoirs of a lawyer and politician of Glasgow, Missouri. He was a member of the Missouri Convention of 1861 and of the Constitutional Convention of 1875. Includes family letters and letters relating to his legal practice and politics, a few of them pertaining to the Constitutional Convention of 1875.
Sharp, Preston T., Collection, ca. 2004, (R1204)
These are an annotated Civil War diary and a biography of Preston T. Sharp, a resident of Harrison County, Missouri, and Fall River County, South Dakota, and first lieutenant of Company H, 12th Missouri Cavalry. Edited and compiled by Chuck and Nova Sharp Bolton, the collection includes the story of Sharp's life, and his diary covering the Nashville campaign, December 1864—January 1865, and the Powder River Expedition in Wyoming and Montana in 1865.
Shelby, Joseph Orville (1830-1897), Letter, 1885, (C0521)
To Mr. Lankford, Marshall, MO, from Audrain, Bates County, MO, Aug. 2, 1885. Letter from a Confederate brigadier general to a friend, giving his reasons for the Civil War.
Shelby, Joseph Orville (1830-1897), Scrapbook, 1865-1932, (C3558)
The collection contains clippings about the military career of a Civil War general from Missouri, newspaper accounts of his death in 1897, tributes and correspondence.
Sheppard Family, Papers, 1844-1887 (C0429)
6 folders, typed copies; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Miscellaneous letters from Philadelphia; Tennessee; Cincinnati; Springfield and St. Louis, Missouri; and England. A letter from Paris, TN, describes local preaching techniques. Originals on microfilm; typed copies in folders.
Shockley, Joseph M., "Captain William Farley Carter, Model for a Monument," n.d., (C2132)
The collection contains a biography of Carter (1843-1930) and history of the Confederate cemetery and monument at Springfield, MO.
Shumley, James, Letter, 1878, (C2376)
To N.W. Scott, Canal Dover, O., from Fairfield, KY, Nov. 30, 1878. Fairfield postmaster writes in reply to an inquiry from Scott regarding the death of William Quantrill (1837-1865), who was born in Canal Dover and died in Louisville, KY.
Sidner, Noah, Letter, 1862, (C1895)
The collection contains a Photostat of a farewell letter to relatives in Paris, MO, from Palmyra, MO, Oct. 18 and 19, 1862, written from the federal military prison in Palmyra on the eve and morning of the day he was to be executed.
Silliman Family Letters, 1862-1865, (C1831)
Two letters written by Mrs. Silliman to relatives from Warrensburg, MO, during the Civil War. She describes social conditions at the time and how [her son] evaded the draft.
Simmons, Claiborne, Letter, 1863, (C3273)
To Mary Ann Simmons, from Tennessee, Dec. 6, 1863. Written while in the Union army. Describes the weather and inquires after her health.
Simpson, Avington Wayne (1834- ), Diary, 1861-1865, (C2993)
1 roll of microfilm
This diary, kept by a Polk County, Missouri, resident, contains short concise entries dealing with the daily events of a Confederate Missouri State Guard unit organized in July 1861. Simpson participated in the 1864 summer campaign through the Kennesaw Mountains, including the fall of Atlanta.
Sitton, John James (1842-1915), Collection, 1860-1913, (R1286)
6 volumes, 2 folders
The collection consists of a three-volume journal, scrapbooks, miscellaneous papers, and photographs, 1860-1913 of a Missouri Confederate soldier and postwar resident of Oregon County, Missouri. The journal, 1860-1882, documents service in the Missouri State Guard and other Confederate units in Missouri, Arkansas, and Mississippi during the Civil War, wounding and capture at the Battle of Big Blue in 1864, and imprisonment at Kansas City, St. Louis, and Johnson’s Island, Ohio. Postwar entries concern teaching subscription schools, office holding and electioneering, social affairs, and church matters in Alexander County, Illinois, Boone County, Arkansas, and Oregon and Dent counties in Missouri. Three scrapbooks, miscellaneous papers and photographs, ca. 1896-1913, include newspaper clippings about the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, Johnson’s Island prison, and other Civil War events, United Confederate Veterans activities, and other aspects of Sitton’s life.
Sitton, John James, Civil War memoir, n.d., (R0377)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a memoir of service with the Oregon County company of the 2nd Regiment, 7th Division, Missouri State Guard, 4 July -- 1 December 1861. The narrative also includes biographical data on selected Oregon County soldiers.
Skaggs, Henry Ellison, Papers, 1862-1895, (R0247)
These are a diary and papers, 1862-1865, of Henry Ellison Skaggs, pertaining to his service in the 1st Missouri Cavalry in Missouri and Arkansas during the Civil War. Included are a diary, two letters from Little Rock, Arkansas, a photograph of Skaggs in uniform, and a group of prayers. There are also correspondence concerning his military pension, 1893-1895, and genealogical data.
Slack, William Yarnel (1816-1862), Papers, 1847-1880, (C0398)
Letters, newspaper clippings, and other items concerning the death of a Confederate general in the Battle of Elk Horn, MO, and the removal of the remains to Fayettville, AR.
Smith, Charles H. (1836?-1863) Letters, ca.1833-1863, (K0079)
Civil War era letters concerning life in camp and the death of Charles H. Smith in battle near Stafford Courthouse, Virginia, in May 1863. Includes family tintypes and photographs.
Smith, Eunice J., "An Escape from Union Soldiers," n.d., (C3165)
The collection contains a paper describing the escape of John Reid Jones, a Confederate soldier who fought in the battle of Pea Ridge and had come home on leave. He escaped being captured by General Lane by digging a camouflaged pit to hide in.
Smith, Henry Ackerman (1837-1907), Papers, 1861-1907 (C0431)
2 rolls of microfilm
Papers of a teacher and Methodist minister who lived in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Indiana, and Missouri. Includes letters written to his wife, 1861-1862, while in the Union army; autobiography, genealogical information; record of marriages performed, 1884-1905; diary, 1882-1907; a newspaper article; and photographs.
Smith, I.V., Memoirs, 1902, (C0705)
Civil War experiences of a Confederate soldier from Missouri, who retreated south to Mississippi with General Sterling Price.
Smith, Robert, Photograph Collection, (P0868)
Collection of photos of Missouri historians and images relating to the civil war, from a professor at Missouri Southern State College, Joplin.
Smith, William H. Papers (C4344)
0.2 cubic feet (4 folders)
The letters are from friends and family of William H. Smith during the Civil War from 1862-1865. Includes one letter from 1866.
Snead, Thomas L. (1828-1890), Papers, 1861-1862, (C2453)
The papers of Thomas L. Snead contain correspondence and orders of Snead, who was adjutant general of the Missouri State Guard (Confederate) and then assistant adjutant general of the Confederate Army. The papers mention the 5th Military District, reporting number of forces and quartermaster's duties.
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Dept. of MO, William T. Stewart .... No. 7. Minute book, 1920-1929, (R1287)
This is a 152-page minute book Auxiliary No. 7 of the Sons of Union Veterans of the United States of America (SV), William T. Stewart Camp No. 14 (Cape Girardeau, Mo.).
Sosey, Mrs. Frank, Collection, 1822-1865 (C0406)
Three letters: A Confederate soldier to his sister; to William D. Bates concerning lead deposits around Hannibal; and to "Sarah" from J.W. Thompson, 1865.
Southwood, Virginia, Family Papers, 1861-1904, (C0974)
0.4 linear feet
This collection contains the genealogical record of Virginia Southwood’s family, the diaries of George Ward Litts, and the Civil War correspondence between teacher Susan Griggs and some of the Union soldiers who had attended her school in Wolcottville, Indiana.
Southworth, LaRue P. Letter (R1424)
0.1 cubic foot (1 folder)
The collection contains one letter written November 26, 1861 by L.R.P. Southworth to his sister Mrs. Caroline Jane Orton Verbeck.
Spencer, James S., diary, 1862-1864, (R0216)
1 folder, photocopies, typescript
This is a Civil War diary of a resident of Phelps County, Missouri, and sergeant in the 32nd Missouri Infantry. The diary covers the period preceding the captures Jackson and Vicksburg, Mississippi, and the advance on Tuscumbia, Alabama. It also includes a roster of Company I of the 32nd Missouri from June 1863 to May 1864.
Spiller, Willis A., Collection, 1863-1955, (R0147)
1 folder, photocopies
These are personal papers, newspaper clippings, and genealogical material concerning Willis A. Spiller, a businessman and county official in Lebanon, Laclede County, Missouri. There is also genealogical information on the Stinson family.
Standifird, Aquilla, Civil War Diary, 1862-1865, (R0458)
1 folder, photocopies
This is the Civil War diary of a sergeant and, later, lieutenant of Co. D, 23rd Iowa Infantry. The diary covers duty in Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas, 26 July 1862 -- ca. 15 April 1865. Included are descriptions of service in the Army of Southeastern Missouri, the Vicksburg Campaign, including the battles of Port Gibson, Champion's Hill, Big Black River Bridge, and Milliken's Bend, and furlough and medical leave in Iowa.
Staples Family Papers, (K0227)
.03 cubic feet
The papers of the Staples family consist primarily of correspondence to and from the family, as well as legal documents relating to the purchase of land.
Stark, Lloyd Crow (1886-1972), Papers, 1941-1972, (C0293)
1.9 linear feet
Personal and business papers of a prominent Louisiana, Missouri, nurseryman and former Democratic governor of Missouri, 1937-1941. These materials include personal correspondence, nursery and agricultural business papers, family correspondence, and miscellaneous photographs.
Starr, Frederick, Jr. (1826-1867), Papers, 1850-1863, (C2073)
Starr was a colonizationist, free soiler, and Presbyterian clergyman in Weston, MO, 1852-1855. The collection contains correspondence, broadsides, pamphlets, and clippings on settlement of the Kansas-Nebraska Territories, border conflicts, abolitionism vs. slavery, local politics, Indian affairs, public land sales, claims, and prices, popular sovereignty, squatters’ rights, and religion on the frontier.
Steele, William C., Certificate, 1904, (C2874)
Certificate containing description, history, composition, and map of operations of the Army of the Tennessee, 1861-1865, and certifying that Steele, of Company A, 24th Regiment of the Missouri Infantry was a part of the Army of the Tennessee. OVERSIZE.
Steichen, Clara Smith, "An Ozark Childhood," n.d., (C3819)
1 folder, typescript
Autobiographical writings covering author's childhood in the Ozark region of Missouri. The work delves into the Civil War, family life, and the regions idiosyncrasies such as "feuding."
Steen, A[lexander] E., Papers, 1861-1862, (C2454)
The papers of Alexander E. Steen contain correspondence of a Confederate brigadier general of the 5th Division, Missouri State Guard, concerning a military engagement near Fort Scott, September 1, 1861; John E. Pitt's attempt to organize troops in the 5th Military District; and the discharge of soldiers.
Stephens Family, Papers, 1850s-1875, 2008, (C0169)
0.4 linear feet
The Stephens Papers consist of positive photostats and typescripts of a diary and battle descriptions written by a volunteer in Company K, Indiana Infantry, 20th Regiment, which was part of the Army of the Potomac during the Civil War. A bound typescript copy of his diary and those of his brother, Thomas White Stephens, with background information and commentary is also included, along with a biography James Stephen’s grandson, James, Jr., who served in World War II. See also the diaries of Stephens’s brother, the Thomas White Stephens Diaries, (C 2282).
Stephens, Margaret Nelson (1862-1929), Papers, 1823-1927, (C0311)
0.8 linear feet
The diaries of Margaret Nelson Stephens, the wife of Missouri Governor Lon V. Ste-phens, 1897-1901, document her daily life from 1876 to 1927. Genealogy notes describe Margaret’s ancestry and other documents cover a wide range of topics pertaining to relatives through her sister Nadine’s marriage to Charles E. Leonard. Most deal with Charles E. Leonard himself, and his brothers Leverett and Abiel. Two Missouri Militia muster rolls, 1862-1863, and a bill of sale for slaves, 1849, are most notable.
Stephens, Thomas White (1839-1922), Diaries, 1861-1864, 1912-1913, (C2282)
0.3 linear feet
Eight diaries and various diary pages of a corporal in Company K, Indiana Infantry, 20th Regiment. The last diary contains entries about life Topeka, Kansas in 1912 and 1913. See also C169, Stephens Family, Papers, 1863-1875, 2008.
Sterett, Smith A. ( -1887), Papers, 1861-1899, (C2074)
The papers of Smith A. Sterett contain letters from business associates, friends, and family; business papers; Sterett's Confederate Army discharge; and an elementary spelling book. Sterett was a Montana Territory prospector, Helena, MT, merchant, and Nevada, MO, hardware merchant.
Stewart, Goah W., Letters, 1864, (R0699)
1 folder, typescripts
These are transcripts of two letters by Capt. Goah W. Stewart of Company K, 1st Missouri Infantry (CSA), to his sister in Pemiscot County, Missouri. The letters briefly note his escape from Gratiot Prison in St. Louis, and the Battle of Franklin, Tennessee, in which he was wounded.
Stewart, Townsend (1814-1860) and Sarah Carter (1820-1902), Family Papers, 1836-1875, (C3930)
0.2 linear feet
Papers of the Stewart family, other relatives, family friends, and businessmen. The papers consist of a small group of genealogical documents prepared by twentieth century family members, and a larger, incomplete body of correspondence of family members, family friends, and a small number of businessmen.
Stewart, William S., Papers, 1861-1864, (C2991)
1 roll of microfilm
Letters and reports by the captain of Company K, 11th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, describing troop movements, engagements, and camps from January 1861 to December 1862. The papers include ordnance reports from Iuka, Corinth, Vicksburg, and St. Louis.
Strain, W.P., Letter, 1865, (C3233)
The collection contains a letter to John Strain, Greenfield, MO, from W.P. Strain, Limestone, TN, June 26, 1865, discussing the effects of the Civil War on his area, business and farming conditions, an Independence Day celebration, and family news.
Stratton, Pauline H., (1814-1887), Diary, 1846-1870, (C0842)
The collection contains a diary of Mrs. Stratton's life in Virginia and Missouri. She writes of spinning, weaving, soap making, rearing her children, trouble with black servants, the Civil War, and business difficulties after her husband’s death. Also included is a letter written by her to her husband in 1841 before their marriage.
Straub, David, Certificates, 1890, (C0474)
Certificates of Civil War service in the Missouri State Militia Cavalry, 6th Regiment, and Volunteer Cavalry, 13th Regiment, 1861-1866.
Stuart, J.E.B., Letter, 1860. (C0476)
To [William Fitzhugh] Lee, from camp 10 miles above Bent’s Fort, July 16, 1860. Account of raid on small band of Indians in which warriors were killed and a number of squaws, children and pack animals were captured and several soldiers were wounded with arrows. Rumors of other army skirmishes with the Kiowas and Comanches. Cheyennes and Arapahoes very friendly.
Suderow, Bryce A., Collection, 1976, (C3862)
1 folder, photocopies
Correspondence concerning the compilation of lists of Sterling Price's Confederate troops taken prisoner in Missouri in 1864.
Sullivan, Amos H. (1841-1934), Papers, 1850-1939 (C0273)
Papers of a Miami, Missouri, doctor containing clippings about weather, an eclipse, comet in 1910; Miami history and personalities, patients' case histories and accounts; diary about his family, and complete weather register with maximum and minimum temperature recordings.
Sumner, H.M., Letter, 1862, (C0510)
To [Benjamin F.] Loan, Lexington, MO, from Jefferson City, MO, Oct. 29, 1862. Reporting succession speech of Sample Orr and requesting approval of Sumner’s action in restricting Orr to Jefferson City.
Surface, David (1827-1900) Letter, 1869 (K0539)
0.01 cubic feet
The collection contains a letter to attorney John Cage and Kansas City mayor Robert T. Van Horn from David Surface regarding restitution for damaged property during the Civil War.
Sutter, John Jacob, Collection, 1865-1871, (R0624)
2 folders, photocopies
These are a notebook and travel journal by John J. Sutter, a native of Germany and resident of St. Louis, Missouri. The memoranda book covers Sutter's service as inspector of artillery in the Department of the Missouri in 1865, and inspections at Cape Girardeau, Macon, Rolla, and Springfield, Missouri; and Fort Leavenworth, Fort Scott, and Paola, Kansas. The journal, in German, covers a trip from St. Louis to Germany and return in 1871.
Sweet, Benjamin Guy, Journals, 1862-1872, (R0190)
1 volume, typescript
This is a typescript of four journals kept by Benjamin Guy Sweet. They describe his experiences in the 74th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War, removal to Jasper County, Missouri, in 1867, and operation of a newsstand and bookstore in Carthage in 1872. The typescript includes a subject/name index to the journals.
Switzler, Lewis M. (1841-1925), Papers, 1834-1936, (C3420)
2 folders, 3 volumes
The papers of Lewis M. Switzler contain news clippings, photographs, and correspondence on the Civil War, Boone County, Missouri history, and national events; poetry; anecdotes; and family announcements.
Switzler, Lewis M., Papers, 1862, (C2705)
Enrollment certificate dated September 22, 1862, and a provost marshal pass dated December 5, 1862, for Lewis M. Switzler.
Symington Family Papers, 1775 - 2010, (S1211)
0.2 cubic feet
The Symington Family Papers contain genealogical research on the Johnston, Boggs, and Symington families 1775 to 2010, as well as correspondence to members of the Johnston and Symington families 1817 to 1883.
Synnamon, James, Letters, 1865-1902, (R0996)
1 folder, photocopies, typescripts
These are three letters written by James Synnamon, a resident of Platte County, Missouri, and captain of Co. G, 6th Missouri Infantry (CS). Two letters, written in 1865, describe Synnamon's wounding at Franklin, Tennessee, and imprisonment at Fort Delaware, Delaware. The last letter, written in 1902, describes a return to Vicksburg to identify unit positions for the battlefield commission's marking program.
Tallman Family, Tallman-Brown Families Letters, 1861-1868, (R0447)
2 folders, photocopies, typescripts
This is correspondence of related families of Miller County, Missouri. The principal correspondents are John, Martha, and Matthew Tallman, who wrote to their brother, Jeremiah, while he served in the 1st Missouri Light Artillery, and John D. Brown, of the same regiment, who wrote to his sister, Hannah M. Brown. Topics include military activity in Miller County and southern Missouri, farm life, and family matters.
Taylor, George W., Medical Examinations, 1901-1920, (R0158)
These are records of medical examinations of Union Civil War veterans in Ozark, Taney, Howell, and Douglas counties, Missouri, and Baxter and Boone counties, Arkansas, performed for the U.S. Bureau of Pensions. Each "Surgeon's certificate" includes a medical history of the claimant, descriptions of wounds and disabilities, and recommendations for pension payments.
Taylor, I. L. ( -1863), Diary, 1862-1863, (C1199)
A diary of a Civil War soldier, I. L. Taylor, in the 1st Minnesota Infantry, 2nd Corps, Army of the Potomac, killed at Gettysburg.
Tebbetts, Jonas M., Emancipation Deed, 1863, (C1527)
Emancipation deed freeing William Harris, a Negro slave, September 29, 1863.
THE DAILY CITIZEN, Vicksburg, Mississippi, 1863, (C2164)
The collection contains a souvenir copy of the final issue, July 2, 1863. Articles concern Confederate and Union military news, and the fall of Vicksburg. Printed on wallpaper.
The Zouave Register, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, 1861, (C0802)
Fragment of a newspaper dated 4 September 1861 and published by the Missouri Infantry, 8th Regiment, Volunteers (also known as the American Zouaves). Lists field and staff officers and reports on battles.
Third Missouri Volunteer Cavalry, Records, 1861 and 1864, (R1376)
.1 linear feet, 1 folder
The records contain papers from two members of the 3 rd Missouri Volunteer Calvary. The records contain papers related to Francis M. Poore and John Harris. The two individuals are not connected and did not serve at the same time. The records of John Harris include a military court document listing charges and findings against Harris.
Thomas, Alexander Napier (1839-1904) Papers, 1862-1904, (K0169)
0.5 cubic foot
Letters and documents related to Thomas' service in the Civil War including a significant number written while a prisoner-of-war in Libby Prison. Also included are membership certificates and notices of election to public office and speeches Thomas delivered as part of his public career as mayor of Aurora, NE, state representative from Hamilton County, NE.
Thomas Johnson Diary, (K0052)
Handwritten Civil War diary kept by Captain Thomas Johnson while he served with the 24th Indiana Volunteers in 1862.
Thompson, Elinor, P., Letter, 1941, (C0559)
Letter from Elinor P. Thompson of New Orleans, Louisiana, to John C. Westover, of Camp Clairborne, Louisiana, November 7, 1941. The letter describes the activities of M. Jeff Thompson after his settlement in New Orleans. It also provides a description of New Orleans and describes the Thompson family papers.
Thompson, Elizabeth Remay Dabbs, Papers, 1850-1932, (R0671)
3 folders, photocopies
These are papers collected mostly by Elizabeth Remay Dabbs Thompson of Greene County, Missouri, covering a period from 1850 to 1932. Included are personal correspondence from friends and family, legal documents, and business papers. The collection generally concerns the Civil War in southwestern Missouri, family matters, and business affairs.
Thompson, Lizzie, Letter, 1864, (C2208)
To Beverly [Thompson], [Arrow Rock, MO], from Boonville, [MO], Nov. 1, 1864. Horror of war in Missouri, ""a bone of contention."" Fire destroyed a block on Main Street in Boonville. General Price camped in Boonville, stripped town and country of cattle, forage, and staple goods. Best citizens have fled, friends joining both armies. Family information.
Thompson, Meriwether Jeff (1826-1876), Papers, 1854-1935, (C1030)
0.25 linear feet; also on 1 roll of microfilm
Civil War memoir, correspondence, business and legal papers, family genealogies, and miscellaneous papers of M. Jeff Thompson. Thompson was a civil engineer, a railroad and real estate promoter, mayor of St. Joseph, Missouri, and a brigadier general in the Confederate Army.
Thuma, Valentine (1839- ), Papers, 1861-1864, (C3020)
The Thuma Papers include a typescript copy of Valentine Thuma’s Civil War diary from 23 April to 5 August 1861. He was in the 8th Indiana Volunteer Infantry and fought in West Virginia. There are also typescripts of six letters; one from Solomon Bechtel, the brother of Thuma’s wife, Mattie, four from Thuma to Mattie after her re-enlisted and was in Alabama, and one from Mattie to Thuma that he never received.
The diary includes typical entries about setting up and striking camp, discipline, the movement of the regiment, and the Battle of Rich Mountain Pass in West Virginia.
Thurber, Charles H. (1842-1891), Papers, 1861-1866, (C2573)
The papers of Thurber, a Union officer, include letters to his family while serving in a Missouri artillery unit in northeastern Mississippi, and photocopies of military papers relating to Thurber’s military career.
Tolman, William Long, Papers, 1852-1919, (R0246)
5 folders, photocopies
These are papers of the Evans and Tolman families of Farmington, Missouri, mostly of Dr. William L. Tolman and his wife, Margaret Frances "Fanny" Evans (1840-1921). Included are letters from relatives in California and Colorado, a file of letters from Civil War veterans seeking invalid pensions, and a collection of stories concerning the early settlers of St. Francois County.
Tong, Marvin E., Papers, 1878-1947, (C0177)
0.9 linear feet
Bar dockets of Ozark County circuit court; case briefs before courts of appeals in Missouri; minutes of meetings of Missionary Baptists; case briefs before U.S. and Missouri Supreme Courts; pamphlets of Civil War recollections; and memorial addresses on life of Champ Clark.
Townsend, Henry D., (1846-1881), Papers, 1862-1865, (C4141)
The Civil War letters of Henry D. Townsend, Co. B., 3rd Iowa Cavalry (Union) who fought at Bryce's Crossroads and in Price's Missouri raid, September-November, 1864.
Tracy, Albert (1818-1893), Journal, 1861, (C1273)
Copy of a Civil War journal in the manuscript division of the New York Public Library. It was edited by Roy W. Irwin and published in the MISSOURI HISTORICAL REVIEW, 51 (1956-1957).
Truman, William Lawrence, Memoir, (CA6257)
0.2 cubic feet
Memoir of William Lawrence Truman (1841-1933), who served in the 1st Missouri Light Artillery Battery (Confederate) from December 1861 to May 1865. Includes a 1906 annotated typescript dictated from Truman's diary and memory. Also a circa 1970s typescript without annotations.
Tucker, D.M. and J.H., Papers, 1833-1902 (C0178)
0.8 linear feet, 1 volume
Records of a mercantile firm in Fulton, Missouri. Business, the Civil War, state insane asylum, and politics are discussed. Records of the Tucker and Harris mercantile firm, later the D.M. and J.H. Tucker firm.
Tyler, John, Jr., Letter, 1862, (C0477)
To William L. Yancey, Montgomery, AL, from Holly Springs, MS, Oct. 15, 1862. Describes battles of Corinth and Hatchee River. Written by a Confederate major, the son of President Tyler, who served as an aide-de-camp on the staff of General Sterling Price. See collection 2401 for another copy.
Tyler, John Jr., Letter, 1862, (C2401)
To William L. Yancey, Montgomery, AL, from Holly Springs, MS, Oct. 15, 1862. Describes battles of Corinth and Hatchee River. Written by a Confederate major, the son of President Tyler. At the writing of the letter, Tyler was an aide-de-camp on General Sterling Price's staff.
U.S. Army, Division of the Missouri, Special Order No. 42, 1865, (C3566)
The collection contains an order for a board of three army officers to meet at Keokuk, IA, on May 5, 1865, to inspect the general hospitals and post in that city, and to report results to headquarters at St. Louis, MO.
U.S. Army, Quartermaster's Stores Report, 1863, (C2437)
The collection contains quarterly reports of quartermaster's stores made by John H. Doolittle, 31 March 1863.
U.S. Work Projects Administration, Historical Records Survey, Missouri, 1935-1942, (C3551)
302 linear feet; also available on 817 rolls of microfilm
Correspondence, records, and working files. Originally designed to survey and inventory all county government records, the survey finally included inventories of church records, manuscript collections, vital statistics, American imprints, and federal archives. Incorporates records of the Federal Writers Project for Missouri.
United Confederate Veterans, Camp No. 662, Nevada, Missouri, Record Book, 1895, (C1276)
List of members, constitution and bylaws, and minutes of meetings.
United Confederate Veterans, Committee on History, Record Book, 1897, (C1277)
Proceedings of a committee formed for "the preparation and publication of a correct history of the part borne by Missourians in the Confederate Army." Also contains copies of two stories, one attempted in black dialect.
United Confederate Veterans, Springfield, Missouri, Records, 1894-1915, (R0060)
This volume contains records of the Campbell Camp No. 488 of the United Confederate Veterans at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri. The volume includes the constitution and bylaws, minutes of meetings, lists of members, and miscellaneous papers.
United Confederate Veterans, Springfield, Missouri, Records, 1903-1919, (R0273)
This volume includes minutes of meetings, a roster of members and visitors, and miscellaneous papers of Campbell Camp No. 488, United Confederate Veterans, at Springfield in Greene County, Missouri.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Children of the Confederacy, Records, 1921-1954, (C4305)
0.2 cubic feet (3 folders), 7 oversize scrapbooks
The papers contain meeting minutes of the Richmond Greys Chapter and scrapbooks of the Charlotte Jones Smith Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and Children of the Confederacy, 1921-1954.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Clinton, Missouri, Registrar's Book, 1917, (R0222)
1 folder, photocopies
This is a membership record of the United Daughters of the Confederacy's chapter at Clinton in Henry County, Missouri. The book includes information on kinship with veterans, and a list of Confederate dead buried at Englewood Cemetery in Clinton.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederate Dames Chapter, Records, (CA2986)
1.5 linear feet
Records of a chapter in St. Louis consisting of minutes of chapter and board meetings, 1918-1988, state annual convention programs, 1980s by-laws, membership lists, 1980s-1990s, HISTORY OF THE UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY, 1894-1955, and miscellaneous publications concerning the Civil War.
United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC)-Jefferson Davis Chapter Scrapbook, ca. 1924-1936, (K0020)
Chapter historian's scrapbook containing newspaper clippings and magazine articles, program announcements, detailing the activities of a UDC chapter in Kansas City, MO.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, John S. Marmaduke Chapter, Scrapbooks, 1927-1929, (C2996)
The collection contains newspaper articles regarding events of the Civil War and members and activities of the chapter.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Missouri Division, Booklet, 1954, (R1254)
This booklet contains the minutes of the 57th annual convention of the Missouri Division of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, held at Black River Lodge near Lesterville in Reynolds County, Missouri, on 28-30 September 1954. Lucile V. Wallace was President.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Missouri Division, Records, n.d., (C3188)
9.2 linear feet; also available on 33 rolls of microfilm
Records of Missouri Confederate veterans, compiled for the United Daughters of the Confederacy, Missouri Division, by local chapters. Records include four page record forms of biographical and historical data, arranged alphabetically by veteran's name; copies of rosters and muster rolls; and miscellaneous lists and records.
United Daughters of the Confederacy (UDC), Robert E. Lee Chapter Records, 1916-1917, (K0152)
Annual yearbook of the Chapter includes constitution and by-laws, membership lists, and lists of officers and committee people.
United States. Army. Illinois Artillery Reg't, 2nd, report, 1865, (R0293)
1 folder, photocopies
This is the final muster roll and service history of Battery F, 2nd Illinois Light Artillery. The battery was organized at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in late 1861 and included many residents of Bollinger, Cape Girardeau, Scott, and Stoddard counties in Missouri.
United States. Army. Missouri Infantry Reg't, Phelps's, Account Book, 1862, (R0272)
These are accounts of Lt. Robert B. Owen, Quartermaster of Phelps's Regiment at Rolla, Lebanon and Springfield, Missouri, January—May 1862. Included are records of receipt and issue of food, forage, clothing and camp equipage, lists of civilians employed by the army, and notes on wagon trains in quartermaster service.
Van Dorn, Earl (1820-1863), Orders, 1862, (C2456)
Special orders issued by Major General Van Dorn, Headquarters, Army of the West, concerning Confederate forces. March on enemy, rations, artillery, preparedness to fight and orders by officers.
Van Horn, Robert Thompson (1824-1916), Papers, 1855-1907, (C1032)
The papers of Robert Thompson Van Horn contain correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a Kansas City journalist who served as a lieutenant colonel with the 25th Regiment of Missouri Volunteers, as mayor of Kansas City, and as a U.S. congressman.
Van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Collection, 1820-1971, (C2668)
1.2 linear feet
Material relating to the Trigg family of Boonville, MO; the papers of Harvey Bunce, Cooper County civic leader and vice-president of the Tebo and Neosho Railroad; and Charles Van Ravenswaay's correspondence and research notes on various families, institutions, historic sites and events in Cooper and Howard Counties, and miscellaneous material related primarily to Boonville, MO.
van Ravenswaay, Charles (1911-1990), Papers, 1841-1990, (C3873)
21.8 linear feet, 1 audio cassette
Correspondence, research notes, photographs, and literary manuscripts of historian and author Charles van Ravenswaay, former director of the Missouri Historical Society, St. Louis; Old Sturbridge Village, Sturbridge, Massachusetts; and the Henry Francis du Pont Winterthur Museum and Gardens, Wilmington, Delaware.
Van Zandt, Gilbert, (1851-1944), Papers, 1865-1956, (C4163)
0.4 cubic feet
The papers of Gilbert Van Zandt contain personal correspondence, biographical information, newspaper clippings and photographs. Van Zandt became notorious as the youngest member of the Union Army.
Varney, Cassius and Obadiah, Letters, 1862-1865, (C1960)
Letters to their family from brothers in the Union army who spent time in Washington, D.C., and North Carolina.
Voelkner, Henry, Letters, 1861-1862 (C0436)
Letters written in German by a Union soldier fighting in Missouri during the Civil War, including description of the battle of Sugar Creek. Also typed translations.
Von Phul, Benjamin, Letter, 1891, (C3265)
To William P. Barlow, St. Louis, MO, from St. Louis, MO, Nov. 5, 1891. Regards lieutenants in Von Phul's Battery, Missouri Artillery, Confederate States of America.
Wade, Charles A., Papers, 1854-1920, (C3237)
The papers of Charles A. Wade contain letters, commissions, and miscellaneous material of a captain in Company C, 25th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry, who was killed at the Battle of Pittsburgh Landing, April 10, 1862. The letters urge his wife to sell out and join him.
Wadsworth, Henry, Papers, 1849-1864, (C1916)
Letters from relatives in Maryland and Illinois regarding collection of debts, scarcity of money, politics and war.
Walker, Alexander Warfield, "Memories of My Life," 1914, (C3163)
Autograph and typed manuscripts of autobiography, and revision.
Walker, Charles P., Daily Express, Rolla, Missouri, 1861, (R0649)
This is Volume 1, No. 29 of the Daily Express, published 11 December 1861 at Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri. Charles P. Walker, editor of the weekly Rolla Express, published the daily sheet for the military market during the Civil War. It contains an address to Congress by President Lincoln, camp news, and official notices.
Warrenton, Missouri, Telegram Register, 1863, (C2341)
The records contain U.S. military telegrams sent from Warrenton, Missouri, 1 May-14 December 1863. Concern supplies, materials, troop movements, and other military orders.
Washburne Family, Papers, 1825-1900, (C4047)
0.6 linear feet
The papers of the Washburne family consist of personal and business correspondence concerning their wool business in Lockhart, Texas, advertisements, receipts, and account information. The correspondence deals extensively with family affairs, slavery, the Civil War, and politics. The collection also includes several slave bills of sale.
Watson-Westlake Papers, 1813-1947 (C0186)
0.2 linear feet, 3 volumes
Correspondence, receipts, legal documents, and miscellaneous items of the Watson family of Boone County. Memoir by Thomas W. Westlake of his Civil War and post-Civil War experiences.
Weber, Alan, Civil War, Missouri: "The Road to Secession," 1966, (C3084)
The collection contains a paper written for a school project by a 17-year-old high school student.
Wells, Robert W. (1795-1864), Letters, 1826-1863, (C1998)
Primarily letters written by Wells to his daughter containing family news and description of conditions in Missouri prior to and during the Civil War.
Werly, Stephen, Diary, 1862-1864, (C1949)
The papers contain a Civil War diary of the movements of the 21st Regiment of Missouri Volunteers, Company K. The original was written in German.
Westover, John G., Papers, n.d. (C0442)
Notes, pictures, and clippings assembled by Westover for a master's thesis in the University of Missouri Department of History editing General M. Jeff Thompson's memoirs. Includes working drafts of memoirs.
Wetzel, Aaron Miles, Papers, 1864, (R1340)
The Aaron Wetzel papers consist of photocopies of two letters written during the Civil War by Aaron Wetzel, a Union soldier.
Wheelock, Edwin D., Papers, 1862-1901, (R0654)
1 folder, photocopies
These are the Civil War letters of Edwin D. Wheelock, Co. G, 17th Illinois Cavalry, written from camps at Alton, Illinois; St. Louis, Rolla, and Pilot Knob, Missouri; and Fort Scott, Kansas. There is also a letter from Boonville, Missouri, from a friend in the 37th Illinois Infantry, a copy photographic print of Wheelock in uniform, postwar information on veterans of the unit printed by the Nunda (Ill.) Herald, and a brief family record.
White, Green Bery (1844-1930), Letters, 1862-1864, (C3001)
1 folder, typescripts and photocopies
Six letters from a Union soldier in Co. D, 21st Regiment, Missouri Volunteers, from camps at Vicksburg, Mississippi, Louisiana, and Georgia to his parents.
Whitehorne, J.E., Letter, 1862, (C0478)
To his sister, from Cockado Barracks, Mar. 10, 1862. Relates witnessing the naval battle at Newport News, VA, between the MERIMAC and the Union steamers CUMBERLAND, CONGRESS, MONTICELLO, and PATRICK HENRY. Describes the damage to the vessels, and casualties.
Wiker, E.M., Letters, 1885-1887, (C2929)
Three letters to W.S. Fultz of Muscatine, IA, discussing the Company D reunion and some of the men in the company during the Civil War.
Williams, Francis Marion, Papers, 1862-1866, (R0413)
1 folder, photocopies
These are Civil War papers of Francis M. Williams, a native of Fredericktown in Madison County, Missouri, who served in the 4th Missouri Militia Regiment and the 50th Missouri Infantry. The collection includes correspondence and military papers concerning duty at St. Francis Bridge and in Iron and Washington counties in Missouri.
Williams, John M., Autobiography, n.d., (C3367)
The collection contains recollections of Williams' Civil War experiences. A sergeant in an Ohio division, he enlisted at age 18 after teaching school in Elizabethtown, OH.
Williams, Orsono Ayers (1835-1903), Papers, 1860-1903, (C3135)
This collection contains the Civil War correspondence between Orsono Ayers (O.A.) Williams, a Confederate Army surgeon, and his friends and relatives. The correspondence contains information on family and local news. Additional correspondence may be found in the collections of the Missouri State Museum.
Williams-Shaw Papers, 1796-1904, (C0189)
Papers of a Virginia family who moved to Rutherford County, Tennessee, in the 1830s and to Cass County, Missouri, in the 1860s. Includes tax receipts, legal documents regarding land purchases, accounts, and plans and lists of materials for building a barn, 1867.
Williamson, Jacob P., Letter, 1862, (R0664)
This is a Civil War letter written 27 February 1862 from Camp Rolla in Phelps County, Missouri, by a soldier in the 13th Illinois Infantry. The letter notes the Union capture of Springfield, Missouri, by soldiers who had marched from Rolla, and rumors of future movements.
Wilson Family, Papers, 1898-1926 (C0438)
4 folders, typed copies
Biographical sketches, 1898, of John Wilson and R.P.C. Wilson, Platte County, Missouri, politicians; resolution about Platte County delegates to constitutional convention; letter, 1926, with Civil War reminiscences of Confederate troops under Sterling Price.
Wilson, Andrew J. (1824-1897), “The Twenty-four Presidents,” n.d., (C0484)
Poem by a member of a Missouri regiment in the Civil War.
Wilson, Elias V., Papers, (CA5452)
0.1 linear feet
Papers of E.V. Wilson of Edina, Knox County, MO. Primarily relates to Wilson's Civil War service as Major of North East Missouri Home Guards; including correspondence, muster rolls, commission papers and provision reports. Includes few earlier and later documents. Also Qunicy In the Civil War by Carl A. Landrum.
Wilson, James, Papers, 1864-1951, (C1994)
The papers of James Wilson contain documents pertaining to the death of Major Wilson, U.S. Army, who was shot by Confederate forces near Union, MO, in 1864.
Wilson's Creek National Battlefield, Papers, 1926-1949, (C4221)
0.3 cubic feet (7 folders)
The papers consist of correspondence and descriptions regarding the Civil War Battle of Wilson's Creek that took place in Springfield, Missouri, on August 10, 1861. Also included are maps, letters from the Shepard of the Hills Association, Lebanon, Missouri, Chamber of Commerce Commercial Club, Civic Groups, the Missouri State Legislature, and other organizations endorsing efforts to make Wilson's Creek Battlefield a National Park/Memorial.
Women’s Christian Temperance Union, Columbia, Missouri, Minute Book, 1884-1888, (C0262)
Book contains the constitution and by-laws of the Women’s Christian Temperance Union. Minutes of meetings, roll of members, and activities of the organization. A copy of the by-laws and constitution of the Philalethean Society of the University of Missouri is enclosed in the volume.
Woods-Holman Family Papers, 1805-1906, (C0191)
0.25 linear feet
Letters, documents, notebooks, accounts, and receipts of two southeast Missouri families. Papers concern family news, business, farming, livestock, religion, teaching, Indians, fur trade, economics, politics, Gold Rush, and Civil War and descriptions of California, Iowa, Kansas, and Texas.
Woodson, Richard Goodrich, Newspaper Clipping, 1863, (C3092)
The papers contain a newspaper clipping from the Missouri Democrat, reporting the capture of General Jeff Thompson and his staff by Colonel Richard Goodrich Woodson of the 3rd Cavalry, Missouri State Militia, at Pilot Knob, Missouri.
Woodson, Richard Goodrich, Papers, 1862-1865, (R0410)
This collection consists of correspondence, orders, and miscellaneous military papers of Richard G. Woodson, of Pike County, Missouri, colonel of the 3rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry (New). The papers concern the administration of the post at Pilot Knob, Missouri, and the activities of the 3rd Missouri State Militia Cavalry.
Wright, Clark, Papers, 1861-1863, (R0523)
These are the Civil War papers of Clark Wright, a resident of Polk County, Missouri, and a Union cavalry officer. The collection includes an order to Wright from John M. Schofield, letters from St. Louis and Rolla to his wife, Sarah Jane Wright, newspaper clippings, rosters of the field and staff officers of the 6th Missouri Cavalry, and a list of signs and countersigns for the post at Lebanon, Missouri.
Wykoff, Roy A., Jr., Papers, 1860-1955 (C0437)
Miscellaneous material collected by Wykoff. Missouri University, Stephens College and Christian College programs; letters of Eugene Field, Daniel Read and Homer Croy; and Civil War articles.
Wymore, William, Papers, 1864 (C0416)
Letters by Wymore to his wife and children from camp at Bridgeport, AL, and to Wymore from his wife, probably from Brazil, IN.
Young, Lot Dudley, "Reminiscenses of a Soldier of the Orphan Brigade," 1918, (C3363)
The collection contains reminiscences of Lieutenant Young, C.S.A., of Paris, KY, recounting the battles of Shiloh, Vicksburg, Murfreesboro, Chickamauga, Missionary Ridge, Dalton, Dallas, Atlanta and Jonesboro.
Younger, Cole, (1844-1916), Papers, 1915, (C1670)
The papers contain Younger's application for Confederate veteran's pension, data on his Civil War service, correspondence between Missouri and U.S. adjutant's general about Younger, and newspaper clipping about John McCorkle's book, Three Years with Quantrill. Younger was a member of Quantrill's Raiders and the James Brothers' outlaw band.
Younker, George, Papers, 1862-1863, (C2100)
Promotions of Younker to 2nd Corporal and 5th Sergeant. Broadside with names of personnel and memorandum of action of Illinois Infantry, 51st Regiment, Volunteers, Company G, from 14 February 1861 to 20 November 1863.
Zackman, Daniel, Civil War Diary, 1863 (C0462)
5 folders, typed copy
Diary of a Union soldier stationed at Strafford, VA, and in skirmishes in Maryland and Pennsylvania and the battle of Gettysburg. Describes religious, recreational, and military activities of the 4th Ohio Regiment; health; weather; correspondence; a review for President Lincoln and General Hooker; and reading of the Emancipation Proclamation to the troops.
Zogbaum, Margaret Montgomery, “The Life of Mary Anne Phelps Montgomery, 1846-1943,” 1967 (C2114)
Reminiscences of Mary Anne Phelps Montgomery, daughter of John Smith Phelps, Missouri congressman and governor. Recorded by her daughter, the reminiscences cover Montgomery's childhood on a plantation near Springfield, Missouri; her marriage to James Montgomery, a railroad entrepreneur and early Portland, Oregon, settler; her travels in Europe; and her friendship with Ulysses S. Grant.