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    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, August 2, 1843

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Clay, Henry, 1777-1852; Tyler, John, 1790-1862; Sergeant, John, 1779-1852; Whig Party (U.S.); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--Officials...
    • Letter expressing Clayton's doubts that some Whigs will not vote in the upcoming election. He also discusses his choice for Vice President, and party disenchantment over Virginia and Massachusetts's plurality of national offices.
    • Theodore Victor Peticolas Diary

    • Diaries; Peticolas, Theodore V.; Peticolas, Edward; Agriculture; Farms, Small; Fruit growers; Personal narratives; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 6th (1861-1864)
    • Theodore Victor Peticolas, born 29 February 1800 in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, was a fruit farmer in Union Township, Clermont County, Ohio at the time he maintained this diary. In it Peticolas details his farm work, crops, family, neighbors, and...
    • C.H. West from E.C. Fowler

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Blair, Montgomery, 1813-1883; Republican Party (U.S. 1854- ); United States--Politics and government--19th century; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865;
    • Letter from Fowler to his uncle discussing political appointments in Baltimore. Letter mentions Fowler's meeting with Abraham Lincoln shortly after his inauguration with a delegation from Baltimore.
    • John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 3

    • Bennitt, John; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865); Surgeons; Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care; African Americans
    • This diary was the last of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The third volume (Jan. 1, 1865-May 13, 1865) begins with the account of...
    • Letters from John Q. Adams, 60th Illinois Infantry, to his wife Kate

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. Illinois Infantry Regiment, 60th (1862-1865)
    • Letters from John Q. Adams, 60th Illinois Infantry, to his wife Kate, and letter from Capt. S. Fogarty to Kate informing her of John's capture. John wrote to Kate from Tuscumbia, Alabama on August 24, 1862 and from Murfreesboro, Tennessee on August...
    • Whitley Read Civil War diary

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army. New York Artillery; Shipping; Diaries
    • This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda...
    • Nathan Sargent from John M. Clayton, March 25, 1844

    • Sargent, Nathan, 1794-1875; Clayton, John M. (John Middleton), 1796-1856; Fillmore, Millard, 1800-1874; Burr, Aaron, 1756-1836; Clinton, George, 1739-1812; Tompkins, Daniel D., 1774-1825; Van Buren, Martin, 1782-1862; Sergeant, John, 1779-1852;...
    • Letter discussing a debate Clayton had with a friend over the representation of New England states in the offices of President and Vice President. He also discusses possible candidates and retells a racy story.
    • Mark Howard to his wife

    • Howard, Mark, 1817-1887; Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891; Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878; Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Lincoln, Mary Todd, 1818-1882; Trumbull, Lyman, 1813-1896; Judd, Norman B. (Norman Buel), 1815-1878; Howard, Angelina Lee; United...
    • Letter by Mark Howard, insurance company president and Lincoln political appointee, describing his meeting in Chicago with Abraham Lincoln and other prominent Republicans shortly after Lincoln's election in 1860.
    • Faust family correspondence

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army; United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 95th (1861-1865)
    • Correspondence between Pvt. Daniel Faust, his mother, and his sister of Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. Faust was an infantryman in Pennsylvania's 95th and 96th Infantry regiments during the Civil War. Correspondence covers the routine details of...
    • R. C. Keyes to Mr. Lucas

    • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865; Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891; United States--Politics and government--19th century; Republican National Convention; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Reminsciences about Abraham Lincoln written by a man who grew up on a farm near the Capitol in Springfield, Illinois. In his letter to Mr. Lucas, he recounts his boyhood impressions of Lincoln, of his attendance at the 1860 Republican National...
    • Faust family correspondence

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States. Army; United States. Army. Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, 95th (1861-1865)
    • Correspondence between Pvt. Daniel Faust, his mother, and his sister of Schuylkill County Pennsylvania. Faust was an infantryman in Pennsylvania's 95th and 96th Infantry regiments during the Civil War. Correspondence covers the routine details of...
    • John Bennitt Civil War diary, volume 1

    • Bennitt, John; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865); Surgeons; Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care
    • This diary is one of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon for the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The first volume (Sept. 1, 1863-Jan. 26, 1864) details Bennitt's stay at...
    • John Bennitt Civil War Diary, volume 2

    • Bennitt, John; United States. Army. Michigan Infantry Regiment, 19th (1862-1865); Surgeons; Diaries; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medical care; United States. Army. Corps, 20th; Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891;...
    • This diary is the second of three kept by physician John Bennitt of Centreville, Michigan describing his experience as a Civil War surgeon for the 19th Michigan Infantry Regiment. The second volume (Feb. 9, 1864-Jan. 13, 1865) continues the account...
    • Nancy Elliott from David M. Elliott

    • Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Patriotic envelopes
    • Letter from David M. Elliott to his sisters in New York, describing life in Wisconsin and asking for news from home. Sent with an envelope with impression of Abraham Lincoln and Hannibal Hamlin stamped on the front.

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