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Arlyn Austin Katims Civil War Collection
Scope and Contents The Arlyn Austin Katims Civil War Collection focuses upon the Civil War from the Union position. Within the collection are illustrations, currency, and a number of artifacts from the era. Items of special interest include an authentic mourning card from Abraham Lincoln’s funeral and newspapers reporting Lincoln’s death. In 1995, Dr. Robert B. Katims donated more than 345 books, 337 periodical issues, and 304 artifacts to FAU Special Collections upon the death of his wife, Arlyn Austin...
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1992; Other: Majority of material found in 1861-1865
Henry B. Whitney Family Letters
Scope and Contents In August 1862, Henry B. Whitney a 24-year-old carriage maker in Pulaski, New York enlisted in the infantry as a private. He was married to Martha Smith Whitney and they had one child, Charley. On August 13, Henry mustered into Co. B, 110th New York Voluntary Infantry (The 110th New York Infantry Regiment), recruited primarily in Oswego County. Whitney served with the 110th New York Volunteers and his letters detail his service from 1862 to 1865, and include his experiences in...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1856 - 1886
John Burke Letters Collection
Scope and Contents This collection of letters and documents describe John Burke and his experiences as an American Civil War soldier in the Union Navy. There are 21 letters, correspondences, and a general affidavit with an itinerary. Most of the letters, John Burke writes to his wife Mary Burke informing her of his life on the union navy ship USS R.R. Cuyler. Mr. Burke's journey begins with him getting drunk and enlisting in the navy. The bulk of the letters, Mr. Burke requests that his wife send him...
Karanetta Lazarus Rockwell Civil War Letters
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Manila folder contains 3 letters written by Hugh French to his brother and sister discussing the War, Illinois, and their mother's illness and death, and 1 letter written by Samuel Holland to his aunt and uncle discussing Harper's Ferry and troop movements.
Dates: Created: 1861 - 1862; Other: Date acquired: 07/18/2007
- Subject: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives X