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Charles W. Chapman Civil War diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0591
Scope and Content

This diary, handwritten in pencil, contains brief notes by Chapman concerning daily life in the military, July 1862 to December 1863. His regiment took part in the Battle of Prairie Grove, Arkansas, and the Siege of Vicksburg. The volume also contains accounts and notes (1862-1869, undated).



The original diary is fragile, and access is restricted. A photocopy of the diary is available for research use.

Dates: 1862-1869, undated

Cyrus Bussey Civil War reminiscences

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0606
Scope and Content This collection consists of one thirty-six page document where Bussey details his exploits as an officer with the Iowa Cavalry. Bussey refers to himself in the third person in this laudatory discussion of his experience with the Army of the Southwest, including his encounters with Colonels Van Dorn, McCulloch, and McIntosh; Generals Osterhaus, Fremont, Steele, Sherman, and Grant; Major William C. Drake, Lt. Col. Frimble, Captain Thomas J. Taylor, Lt. A. H. Griswold and Union spy William...
Dates: circa 1864

James Robertson Civil War diaries

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0646
Scope and Content

Collection contains three of Robertson’s personal diaries: two personal diaries from 1861-1862 and an account book circa 1860. Diaries detail his travels, thoughts, purchases, and transcriptions of some poetry and verse. Although the diaries are preprinted with the dates 1856, 1858, and 1861, he appears to have used them at later dates than those for which they were intended.

Dates: circa 1860-1862

John W. Chambers Civil War diary

 Collection — Box: 1
Identifier: MS-0159
Scope and Content The collection consists of John W. Chambers' diary for 1863. The diary contains brief entries by Chambers detailing his experiences in camp, on marches, and at battle, as well as entries made while in the regimental hospital in July-August 1863. The final entries recording Chambers' illness and death are written in a different hand. The memoranda pages at the back of the diary include a note about his enlistment and other men who enlisted at the same time. Also at...
Dates: 1863