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Alfred Dexter Morgan diaries, 1864-1866

 Collection
Identifier: 1993-006
Content Description Two autograph volumes of a diary kept by Alfred Dexter Morgan during his service with the 17th Illinois Cavalry Volunteers in 1864 and 1865. Morgan and his company saw duty primarily in Missouri, but was also stationed in Kansas at the end of the war. Missouri experienced some of the most bitter conflict due to sectionalism and protracted guerrilla warfare, and Morgan's diary speaks of the events occuring at that time. Mentioned in the diary are such notarious bushwhackers as Charles Quantrill...
Dates: 1864 - 1866

Annie Heloise Abel Manuscripts, approximately 1910

 Collection
Identifier: 1500-001-40
Scope and Contents Manuscript of The Slaveholding Indians, which includes The American Indian as Slaveholder and Seccessionist; The American Indian as Participant in the Civil War; and The American Indian Under Reconstruction. Includes preliminary pages, footnotes, bibliography, maps, and printer's proofs of photographic illustrations.
Dates: approximately 1910

Autobiography of Isaac Jones Wistar manuscript, approximately 1892

 Item
Identifier: 1500-001-36
Scope and Contents Autobiographical notes. Philadelphia, 1892. Memoirs, much of which is devoted to the opening and development of the far West from 1849 to 1860
Dates: approximately 1892

Ben Byrnes collection of miscellaneous WWI photographs, 1912-1919

 Collection
Identifier: 2010-034
Scope and Contents This collection is comprised of twenty photographs ranging in dates from 1866 -1917. Seventeen of the photos were taken during World War I, mostly of U.S. and European soldiers in uniform. The WWI photographs were taken in England, France, and Russia. Two other photos were taken in 1866 and 1867 respectively, one is of a man in civilian clothing, the other is of a man in military uniform. Accompanying the picture of the soldier from 1867 are five military documents/correspondence ranging...
Dates: 1912 - 1919

Civil War Papers, 1861-1865

 Collection
Identifier: MC-1970-45
Scope and Contents Among these papers, there is a photostatic copy of a communication from Gen. D. H. Cooper to Maj. S. P. Wilson, dated December 5, 1862, Scullyville. Some of the military matters deal with the "scattered Creeks" and Colonel Watie (Stand Watie?). Also listed are two letters dated June, 1863, between John J. Floyd, Judge of the Supreme Court of Georgia, and Thomas Jones, attorney for the mother of Tyre Harris, a conscript under eighteen who was being held captive against the law. Another item of...
Dates: 1861 - 1865

Confederate Cherokee Relations Papers, 1861-1864

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Identifier: E99.C5-C667 1864
Content Description Four documents relating to the relationship between the Confederacy and the Cherokee Nation. The oldest dated 9 February 1861, Richmond, predates the Secession of Virginia. These papers are not in any order, and may just be transcriptions and translations of other documents. Articles 54 and 55 concern amnesty for Cherokees who committed crimes against the Confederacy. Authorizes payment to North Carolina Cherokees.
Dates: 1861-02-09 - 1864-08-16

Douglas James Moore Diary, 1863-1891; Bulk 1863-1865

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Identifier: 1500-001-29
Content Description Frontier diary kept by a member of the Kansas Volunteer Cavalry, with entries dating from Dec 1863 to Jun 1891. Includes accounts of encounters with the Sioux and Cheyenne, with 2 brief handwritten draft summaries of diary entries (both dated in 1973).Materials laid in: one blue ribbon with inscription "3d Annual Reunion, 11th Kansas Vol. Cav., Topeka, Kas. Sept. 29, 1885" ; two leaves of lined note paper, one dated 27 Oct [19]73, and 28 Jun 1973, each with handwritten notes on the...
Dates: 1863 - 1891; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1865

Fred R. Taylor collection of Civil War history, 1885-1995

 File
Identifier: 2015-005
Scope and Contents Civil War History Books. Massachusetts - Columbian Exhibition 1892-93.

Frontice piece with portrait of Levi Atwood (Chatham, MA) and frontice piece with protrait of Gustavus Atwood (cousin); each excised from unknown sources and found laid in the above volumes.
Dates: 1885 - 1895

Henry C. Merriam papers, 1865-1907; bulk 1865-1877

 Collection
Identifier: 1500-001-23
Scope and Contents Handwritten letters by Colonel Henry C. Merriam, both personal and official correspondence, in a lined manuscript notebook, dating from Apr 1865 to Jun 1877. Topics addressed include: the capture of Fort Blakely, Alabama and the colored troops therein; an Indian skirmish near the Arkansas River; military plan of mobile detachments to fight Indians in preference to establishment of a permanent sub-post; requests for aid of Mexican military in the capture of marauding cattle thieves; matters...
Dates: 1865 - 1907; Majority of material found within 1865 - 1877