Guide to the Civil War Records of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-1864 M0022A

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Stanford University Libraries
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Repository email: speccollref@stanford.edu
� 1997


Title: Civil War Records of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry,
Identifier/Call Number: M0022A
Contributing Institution: Department of Special Collections and University Archives
Language of Material: English
Physical Description: 6.0 Volumes
Date (inclusive): 1861-1864
creator: 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry

SCOPE AND CONTENT

This collection of six large record books from Company "M" of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry consists of a clothing book, a descriptive roll of the company, morning reports, the record of a general court martial, and an order book. In addition to specific information regarding people and events, these books provide insight into the general routine and living conditions for Civil War soldiers.

Preferred Citation:

[Identification of item] Civil War Records of the 4th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, M022a, Dept. of Special Collections, Stanford University Libraries, Stanford, Calif.

Provenance:

Gift of Barbara Hitt Alden

Publication Rights:

Property rights reside with the repository. Literary rights reside with the creators of the documents or their heirs. To obtain permission to publish or reproduce, please contact the Public Services Librarian of the Dept. of Special Collections.

Access Restrictions:

None.

Box 1, Folder 1

"Clothing Report" for Company "M" Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, 1863 -1864.

Scope and Contents note

Records concerning the uniforms, equipment, weapons and other property of soldiers. Inventories, copies of orders, etc.
Box 1, Folder 2

"Company Descriptive Book" for Company "M" of the Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry.

Scope and Contents note

Physical statistics (height, weight, complexion, etc.) and other information (age, birthplace, occupation, miscellaneous remarks) on members of the company.
Box 1, Folder 3

"Morning Reports" for Company "M" of the Fourth Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, May, 1862 -October, 1864.

Scope and Contents note

Various notes and statistics on the company, taken down daily by Company Captains.
Box 2, Folder 4

Report by Brigadier General M. Brayman, copies of correspondence, and transcript of trial for a bribery case involving J. A. Cran and Captain J. H. Odlin, 1864.

Box 2, Folder 5

"Record of General Court Martial convened at Satchez, Miss., July 22, 1864."

Scope and Contents note

Copies of correspondence regarding and transcripts of the trials of various soldiers on July 22, 1864.
Box 2, Folder 6

Company Order Book," September, 1861 -October, 1864.