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Box and Folder List

Box 1, Folder 1

Letter of Confederate spy James Burton to Confederate General Daniel Ruggles, at Columbus, Mississippi. Contains Burton's report to Ruggles concerning the cavalry raid of Union Colonel Benjamin Grierson. Also auctioneer's blurb re the history of the raid and the letter's significance. April 19, 1863. NOTE: The year of the letter (not given in the letter itself) is based on the date of Grierson's raid.

Box 1, Folder 2

Sleeves 1-6: cartes-de-visite, six with cancelled revenue stamps and names of photographers on back (from the Civil War era). Sleeve 7: One carte-de- visite of Robert E. Lee (probably post-Civil War). Sleeve 8: One carte-de-visite of Herbert V.C. Holcomb, surgeon, 15th Regiment Connecticut Volunteers. Sleeve 9: One carte-de- visite of Union soldier, of "Company C." Sleeve 10: One carte-de-visite of two Civil War era Massachusets school children. Undated

Box 1, Folder 3

Letter of brothers Henry and Jacob Otto, of 205th Pennsylvania Infantry Volunteers, to family discussing their poor health, and their and their comrade's religious sentiments. With catalog description and crude transcription. September 11, 1864

Box 1, Folder 4

Letter from John Buyers, of the 58th Pennsylvania Infantry, to sister Mary Buyers re hospital convalescence and conditions thereof, and news of comrades. With envelope. Identification of author by Cohasco, Inc. With catalog description and background information on persons of letter. May 2, 1863

Box 1, Folder 5

Letter from Union soldier(?) D. N. Graham, at Clarksville, Tennessee, to wife (unnamed) re death of child and other family matters, and possibility of breaking camp. January 16, 1864

Box 1, Folder 6

Letter from W. B. Steoms, of the Second Division, 6th Corps, to a "Nancie A. H." re army life. Steoms mentions the steadfast adherence of three members of "the Society" (who are in his outfit) to their pacificism. The society is perhaps the Quakers. October 4, 1863

Box 1, Folder 7

Letter from Lieutentant H. D. McLellan to "Binnie." Notes activities in camps, including presence of officer's wives, building of theater for entertainment, and anticipation of payday. Also describes looting of the residence of "Commodore De Forest," formerly of the United States Navy, but now in the Confederate Navy. Sent from Camp Howard, four miles from Alexandria, Virginia. With envelope. Catalog description and partial transcription of letter. January 10, 1862

Box 1, Folder 8

Letter of Allie F. Hartshein to her "Uncle Calvin." Hartshein discusses assassination of Abraham F. Lincoln. With catalog description. April 25, 1865

Box 1, Folder 9

"The Nation Mourns." Broadside of poem on assassination of Abraham Lincoln, by Charles Magnus 1865

Box 1, Folder 10

Letter from "Farther" (Father), in Maine, to his son Madison, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Father descibes his work on the farm and crop prices. Advises son on how to avoid the draft. April 30, 1864

Box 1, Folder 11

Diary of Frederick J. Bartlett, 2nd Lieutentant, Company C, 27th Ohio Colored Infantry. With transcription and introductory notes. NOTE: Bartlett was an officer for an African-American company and his diary records, among other things, the company's history. 1865

Box 1, Folder 12

Receipts to slaveowners for impressment of slaves. Issued by Confederate Army and by the states of South Carolina and Alabama. 1865

Box 1ov, Folder 1

Harper's Weekly, volume 9, no. 437. With article on Andrew Johnson and his assumption to the presidency and Reconstruction. May 13, 1865

Box 1ov, Folder 2

Anti-abolitionist and anti-war letter of John Necker, prominent Illinois businessman, to Hill Logan re abolitionists, African-Americans, and Abraham Lincoln’s presidency and position on slavery. December 24, 1866

Box 1ov, Folder 3

Confederate $1000 bond. February 20, 1865

Box 1ov, Folder 4

Harper's Weekly, volume 9, no. 435. With article on assassination of Abraham Linclon, highlighting John Wilke Booth's role. April 29, 1865

Box 1ov, Folder 5

"President Lincoln's Funeral March." Composed by E. Mack. Probably 1865

Box 1ov, Folder 6

Hand-drawn and colored map of military encampment (Union?). Dover, Tennessee. Undated

Box 1ov, Folder 7

Letter of Captain Charles H. Cole of the 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery requesting rations for familes of freed African-American soldiers at Camp Shiloh. On verso of letter are notice of rejection by Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas and opinon on matter of Lieutenant Colonel John Phillips, Superintendent of Freedmen, "West Tennessee." 1864