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Henry Brown Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2117
Abstract

This is a collection of over fifty civil war letters written by Harry Brown to his wife from August 1861 through September 1862.

Dates: 1861-1862

James R. Delaunay Prisoner of War Autograph Booklet

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0443
Abstract

James R. Delaunay collected these autographs from fellow prisoners of war while he was incarcerated in Johnson's Island, Ohio from December of 1864 to June of 1865. This item is a transcription of the original booklet, which was then in the possession of the Collierville Herald.

Dates: circa 1865 January-June

John Watkins Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1161
Abstract

This collection consists primarily of letters that John Watkins, then serving with the 19th Ohio Light Artillery, wrote to his fiancee, Sarah Probert, and other family members. In them, he discusses his experiences in the Civil War, including his unit's participation in the East Tennessee Campaign and the Battle of Fort Sanders. Also included are family diaries, photographs, and account books.

Dates: 1805 - circa 1985

Lide Bostwick Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2132
Abstract

In this letter, Lide Bostwick discusses life on the northern home front during the Civil War. She mentions illnesses and deaths in the family (including the death of her brother Tip at the Battle of Stones River), her concerns for family and friends in the military, and the harm that northern traitors are causing.

Dates: 1861 April 12

Sarah Probert Watkins/Probert Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2292
Abstract

The bulk of this collection houses correspondence between Sarah (Probert) Watkins and family and friends living in Ohio, Indiana, and Illinois between 1865 and 1905. Other letters were written to and from George Probert and other members of the Probert family.

Dates: 1838-1948

William A. Huddard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2119
Abstract

This is a collection of sixty-one Civil War letters written by William A. Huddard to his father. The letters begin in June of 1861 and end in April of 1864. Huddard’s letters to his father describe many aspects of life in the western armies during the Civil War. He describes battles, camp life, enemy combatants, the environment, furloughs, his health, rumors, and weather.

Dates: 1861-1864

William Cosgrove Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2175
Abstract

This collection is composed of a letter that William Cosgrove of the 1st Ohio Light Artillery Regiment, Battery G, wrote to his aunt and uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Bowers, in Mount Vernon (Knox County) Ohio from Nashville, Tennessee on January 31, 1864. He writes of cousin Charles's death in Memphis and his own Battery's move to Nashville. Also, he speaks of conditions in camp, including a recent outbreak of smallpox and his personal troubles with rheumatism.

Dates: 1864 January 31

William G. Brownlow Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-1956
Abstract

In this letter, Brownlow reports that he has just returned to Cincinnati (where he lived while in exile from East Tennessee) from Louisville and Frankfort. He also mentions that he has been sick with a bilious attack and states that he has received about twenty tickets in response to our letters.

Dates: 1863 January 17

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