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Soldiers -- United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

Alfred A. Parmenter papers

Identifier: LaRC-690
Scope and Contents The collection is primarily made up of the correspondence of Alfred A. Parmenter (1836-1880), a musician in the 26th Regiment Massachusetts Voluntary Infantry, to his parents, Horace and Betsey Parmenter in Lowell, Massachusetts (1861-1862). Parmenter corresponds with his parents while he is stationed at Ship Island, Quarantine Station, Fort Saint Philip, New Orleans, and on board the Steamship Constitution. He often describes Ship Island, drilling operations, regimental organization, and...
Dates: 1861-1862; 1962-1963; Other: Majority of material found within 1861-1862

Alfred S. Lippman collection of Civil War letters

Identifier: LaRC-993
Scope and Contents

This collection consists primarily of Antebellum and Civil War letters collected by donor Al Lippman. The letters were primarily written by Union soldiers in the south to their families in the north. The letters describe news of skirmishes and fighting, daily camp life, illness and disease, slavery and opinions and observations about their experiences. Many of the letters were written by soldiers stationed in Louisiana. The collection also contains 41 Civil War postal covers.

Dates: 1848-1866

Ambert O. Remington papers

Identifier: LaRC-89
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of Civil War letters written between Ambert O. Remington and his parents between December 1861 and June 1863. The collection chronicles Remington’s service from his deployment to his death. For the first half of the collection the soldier is stationed in Florida, defending the recently captured Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island. Later, Remington’s company redeploys to New Orleans, which at the time was the largest city in the American South. He stays in the area...
Dates: 1861-1863; Other: Date acquired: 06/10/1962

B.B. Smith diary

Identifier: LaRC-M-1123
Scope and Contents

The manuscript diary covers B.B. Smith's service from 1862 January 1 to 1862 August 2, in Company A, 30th Massachusetts, which was raised by Major General Benjamin Butler, occupied Forts St. Philip and Jackson, and was the first unit to enter New Orleans. Smith wrote detailed comments about the city's occupation. Researchers should note that the inside of the diary is inscribed "Co. A, 2nd Regiment, NED." Smith's first name may have been Bartholomew.

Dates: 1862

Civil War diary of Simon M. Bott

Identifier: LaRC-M-1156
Scope and Contents The diary of Simon M. Bott, private in the 120 infantry regiment of Ohio (E Company). Bott was a Union soldier whose regiment was in Louisiana from 1863-1865. Bott mustered out of the army while in New Orleans on June 5, 1865. Interesting entries include: a brief mention of an injured friend in a lone entry on April 4th 1864, dated accounts of marching travel between Alexandria and Morganza (May 12th to the 21st), the mentioned burial of C. Bandanston on Aug 11th 1864, and Bott’s...
Dates: 1864-1868

Confederate Army records

Identifier: LaRC-17
Scope and Contents

This collection includes a variety of records relating to the Confederate Army. It includes documents such as Mississippi transportation vouchers, bonds, and receipts. It also contains correspondence (orders), pay vouchers for soldiers, armament and ammunition reports, requisitions, forms, appointments, and other reports. Correspondence and other records originated from various Confederate states including Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, Florida, Texas, and Virginia.

Dates: 1861-1865

Daniel P. Mason letters

Identifier: LaRC-M-392
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eleven letters written by Daniel P. Mason to his mother and sisters, Mary and Abby, in Pittsfield, New Hampshire. Mason was attached to Company D, 15th Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers. He was stationed at Camp N.P. Banks, Jamaica Union Corps, New York, in 1862 and Camp Mansfield and Camp Parapet in Carrollton, Louisiana in 1863. In his correspondence, Mason explains his reasons for joining the Union Army, his affection for his family, conditions in camps and the...
Dates: 1862-1863

Lansing Porter family papers

Identifier: LaRC-1065
Scope and Contents

Correspondence between Captain Lansing Porter of the 75th New York Infantry and his wife, Elizabeth Porter. Capt. Porter served first at Fort Pickens, Florida, but was soon transferred to Louisiana under the command of General Godfrey Weitzel. The correspondence dates from January 1861 to March 1863.

Dates: 1861-1863, 1906.

U.S. Army Quartermaster records

Identifier: LaRC-356
Scope and Contents

This collection contains account records of the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps in New Orleans during the Civil War. Accounts vary but include accounts for living expenses of officers, inventories of goods of registered enemies seized and sold, payrolls, and accounts of articles purchased (mostly ships).

Dates: 1863-1865

William A. Smith letters

Identifier: LaRC-M-1102
Scope and Contents The collection consists of letters written to William A. Smith's wife, Caroline, while he was a solider with a Massachusetts unit marching with General Nathaniel Prentiss Banks in Louisiana. He wrote from several locations, including Baton Rouge, Opelousas, Barries Landing, Burwicks Bay, and Port Hudson. Smith describes the events leading up to the siege of Port Hudson, including vignettes of camp life, African American support of Union troops, relations with locals, food and food...
Dates: 1862-1863