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Overview
Founded in 1824 in Philadelphia, the Historical Society of Pennsylvania is one of the oldest historical societies in the United States and holds many national treasures. The society's building, designed by Addison Hutton and listed on the City of Philadelphia's Register of Historical Places, houses some 600,000 printed items and over 19 million manuscript and graphic items.

The society is one of the largest family history libraries in the nation, has preeminent printed collections on Pennsylvania and regional history, and offers superb manuscript collections renowned for their strength in 17th-, 18th-, and 19th-century history. With the addition of the holdings of The Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies in 2002 (and those of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania in 2006 through a Strategic Alliance Agreement), the society has become a chief center for the documentation and study of the ethnic communities and immigrant experiences shared by people whose American history began more recently-between the late 19th century and our own times. In 2009 HSP formally transferred ownership of its museum collection to the Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia.

Together these holdings, old and new, make the society one of the nation's most important special collections libraries--a center of historical documentation and study, education, and engagement.

Civil War Collection
Forces that led up to the Civil War are documented in the Society's collections. Resources include the papers of the Pennsylvania Abolition Society, the Underground Railroad records of William Still, and letters of radical John Brown. Just weeks after the Confederacy adopted its constitution, a Southern woman sent a printed edition to the librarian of the Historical Society.

The James Buchanan and Salmon P. Chase collections comprise papers, correspondence and other documents on political trends, economic conditions, and social history before, during, and after the war.

The Society has a Civil War Collection distinct from its other Civil War resources. This collection contains primarily Union Army muster rolls, consolidated reports, returns, enlistment certificates, some correspondence, reminiscences, miscellaneous manuscripts and memorabilia covering the 1861-78 period. Among the major groups of regimental papers are enlistment certificates for Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, 2nd Regiment, Company G; muster rolls for New York Volunteers, 67th Regiment, Company K; and morning reports for Pennsylvania Volunteers, 96th and 98th regiments.

The Civil War in all its aspects, military and political, is reflected in General George Gordon Meade's letters written between 1861 and 1872. The letters describe leadership, plans of campaigns, strategies of the Army of the Potomac, accounts of the battle of Gettysburg, controversies among commanding officers, and issues before the American public.

The War of the Rebellion Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies was published serially between 1881 and 1900. Gleaned from millions of pieces of information, its publications--bound in 128 volumes at the Society--contain tens of thousands of documents including general orders, dispatches and correspondence of commanding officers in the field, casualty reports, telegrams, and records of discontinued commands. Published in 1901, the index alone to this monumental work contains over 1,100 pages and more than 100,000 listings.

Civil War period graphics housed at the Society comprise prints, drawings, cartoons, maps, and photographs. The Society's copy of The Official Military Atlas of the Civil War, 1983 edition, contains 821 maps, 106 engravings, and 209 drawings.

Women’s Civil War Collection
For overviews of the war, the Society offers a large selection of published general histories, and back issues of periodicals such as Civil War Times.

Collection Highlights
Guide to Civil War Manuscript & Newspaper Collections by Daniel N. Rolph, Ph.D., Head of Reference Services. Revised 12/2010

Civil War collections at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania are excellent primary resources which offer eyewitness accounts and reveal the fears, prejudices, and heroism of the individual soldier, as well as the deprivation and destruction of civilian life, in America's most devastating conflict to date. 

The following list is an in-house guide to the various Civil War related manuscripts and newspapers available at HSP. This guide is not an every-name index, since the Simon Gratz and Ferdinand J. Dreer autograph collections alone contain letters from hundreds of individual Union and Confederate officers. Each of these soldiers is alphabetically listed within HSP’s manuscript card catalog (PC-1).  However, those soldiers with a significant number of letters have been included within this guide.

The purpose of the Civil War Guide is to function as a research tool, for both scholar and laypeople alike, to all diaries and large letter collections.  It is also intended to direct researchers to miscellaneous Civil War related manuscripts, such as muster rolls, bounty papers, and organizations such as the Volunteer Refreshment Saloons, etc. Regrettably, this is not an annotated guide to the Civil War collections at HSP.

To facilitate research, this list includes the following data (where known): Collection name, collection dates, collection numbers, and (when known) soldier's name, rank, company, regiment, and branch of service. The Civil War Guide is not exclusionary, restrictive, nor elitist in its approach to which individuals are contained within the list.  All soldiers, regardless of rank, both Confederate and Union, are included. Samuel P. Bates’s 10-volume History of the Pennsylvania Volunteers: 1861-65 (Wilmington, NC: Broadfoot Publishing Company, 1993) was utilized to verify each soldier's military record.  In many cases, only by examining each individual collection could identification of soldier and his service be proven.

The Civil War Guide should be used in conjunction with HSP’s online catalog, finding aids, and card catalog entries. Various published works such as individual unit regimental histories and the multi-volume set known as the Official Records of the Union & Confederate Armies, should also be utilized. 

For a fairly comprehensive listing of published Civil War resources available at HSP, consult our online Military Records resource guide. Also, for a general introduction to Civil War research, see the hand-out, “Civil War History at The Historical Society of Pennsylvania.”

Home Front/Civilians

1. Soldier’s Relief Association. See Katherine Johnson Brinley Wharton under Diaries

2. Union Benevolent Association 1858-1871. Coates Family Papers. Collection No. 2169.

This organization, created and run by women, provided for others in the local community of Philadelphia. This association was organized three years before the war broke out and remained in existence for seven years after it ceased. They donated necessary items such as coal, groceries, and garments to needy families. Through donations they were able to provide these necessities. They also visited the sick and dying and prayed with them to help them find God before death. Those who visited were paid a sum of money, usually a dollar per visit. The war did not appear to affect their work, as there was absolutely no mention of it in the minutes of the organization. They continued to help those in need in the community rather than turn their attention to the soldiers. There did appear to be more needy people in the city during the war years, which indicated that the war’s impact on the civilian population increased the need for community relief organizations. This material is mainly comprised of lists of donations and visitations to needy; there are no named leaders of the organization and few other names mentioned.

3. Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon: newspaper clippings, notes, flyers, and minutes of meetings. Call No. Am .67040.
The Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, begun in May 1861, had a list of duties, as described in a newspaper article pinned to the front of the book, including devotion to soldiers, benevolent and patriotic duties, entertainment, meals, nursing, and hospital care for those needing it. Between May 1861 and November 1862, nearly half a million men came through their doors. All of this was done in one building on lower Washington Street in Philadelphia. There were two committees that comprised this organization: one for men and the other for women.
The notes in this book were solely from the women’s committee, known as the Ladies Volunteer Refreshment Committee. They had weekly meetings, at which they discussed what to do for the soldiers away from home. The women cut out and sewed many articles of clothing to be sent to soldiers in need. The items they sent included soap, tea, drawers, and slippers and went to various locations, including Virginia, Missouri, and Kentucky. The minutes reflect a division of responsibilities in many different sub-committees of women serving different purposes.

The volume includes several lists. One pertained to regiments that stopped at the Refreshment Saloon each day and how many men were in each. There was another listing of prisoners that were released from Richmond who stopped in Philadelphia on their way home. Also, a list of dead soldiers with information on their company, age, and location of death is included in the back of the volume. After the war had ended, many of the regiments came through the city on their way north and west. Many of these regiments were also listed, next to a small patch from their regimental flags pinned into the volume. Next to each was a list of the battles where these flags had flown.
Many flyers and advertisements for fundraising events held to help the soldiers are also contained here. Some examples were lectures at the Academy of Music, an address on war also held at the Academy, and concerts in many different locations throughout the city.

4. United States Christian Commission. See Helen S. Grier under Diaries

5. United States Sanitary Commission Philadelphia Branch, 1864. Great Central Fair of the United States Sanitary Commission Newspaper committee minutes. Call No. Am .399.

This volume contains the minutes of the Newspaper Committee for the Great Central Fair held in Logan Square in June 1864. The Sanitary Commission decided that due to the need for publicity for the Fair, they would have their own newspaper distributed to advertise the event. The entire committee in charge of this endeavor was comprised of women. The meetings were held weekly at various members' houses throughout the city. There are only minutes for six meetings, the last being held May 4, 1864, one month before the Fair. Their main concern was what to put in the paper pertaining to the Fair. For example, "In small type, the list of goods to be on sale in this Fair will be printed and two or three pages will follow filled with reports of the Fair."

6. United States Sanitary Commission Philadelphia Branch collection, 1864
Collection No. 679.

The United States Sanitary Commission Philadelphia Branch collection includes materials on several humanitarian efforts made by this association during the Civil War. The collection consists primarily of bills, vouchers, receipts, checkbooks, and other financial papers, but also includes the correspondence of Mrs. Thomas P. James, relating to her work as chair of the Ladies' Committee on Relics, Curiosities & Autographs for the Great Central Fair held in 1864, as well as ephemera from the fair. The collection includes a small amount of materials from other Philadelphia war relief efforts, including the Pennsylvania Relief Association for East Tennessee and the Testimonial Fund for Major General David B. Birney.

This collection includes several letters thanking people for all the help they had given to ensure that the Great Central Fair would be a success. Some women donated clothing and other various items such as knapsacks and shawls to be sold at the fair. A letter enclosed with a package to the commission wrote, "The two articles we send are of some value to us, but if they can contribute to the comfort of our soldiers we shall be well pleased." Another woman who sent a dress to be sold wrote she would do anything "for the benefit of our wounded heroes."
There are also several letters from different organizations. For example, the "Ladies at St. James Church" wrote to tell the commission they would "continue their present efforts to labor for the sick and wounded by making the fair the object of their efforts." Notes from the newspaper correspondence committee, headed by Miss E.H. Haven are included. This committee was in charge of sending information to the local papers pertaining to the fair and creating a small newspaper to be published as an advertisement for the fair.

The collection also includes a flyer from the Committee on Sewing, inviting women throughout Pennsylvania and other nearby states to help by sewing items to be sold at the fair. Those who could not contribute materials could contribute labor and vice versa. The committee would supply fabric if women would donate time to help sew. The chair of this committee was Mrs. Coleman Jacobs of 1836 Pine Street. There is a flyer from the Committee on Hats, Caps, and Furs inviting countrywomen of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware to prepare articles such as smoking caps, children's caps, and bathing caps to be sold at the Great Fair.

The minutes of the Philadelphia Branch of the Sanitary Commission, which begin in 1861, are also included in this collection. The Ladies Committee (a sub-committee of the Sanitary Commission), organized February 27, 1861, was mentioned several times in these minutes. "The Ladies Branch had much exceeded the expectations of those interested in its establishment, and will continue to increase its operations and usefulness." This branch sent monthly reports of their activities to the Central Sanitary Commission. One committee under the Ladies branch was the Special Relief Committee. Their job was to "assist sick and disabled soldiers and their families and procure transportation for discharged men."

This collection also includes previously unprocessed materials including items from a scrapbook from the Great Central Fair.

7. United States Sanitary Commission and the Ladies Central Committee on Musical Entertainments. Call No. Am .8897.

This collection consists of the notes of the Ladies Central Committee of Musical Entertainments during 1864. This committee was responsible for planning advertised activities in the hopes of raising money for the Sanitary Commission. The chairman of the committee was Mrs. William Biddle of 1500 Locust Street.

Concerts were held at the Academy of Music and in the parlors of private homes. The amount of money received was noted as well as the members who volunteered to help at each concert. For example, the committee raised 200 dollars from a parlor concert held at committee member Mrs. M. W. Baldwin's house at 1031 Spruce Street, on April 11, 1864.

The remainder of the collection documents donations the committee received for their endeavors. Such items included an accordion, donated by Miss Annie Hooper, and a piano cover, donated by William Cameron, as well as several monetary donations.

United States Sanitary Commission. See Kate Rodgers, Letitia Ellicott Fisher, and Elizabeth Mifflin under Letters. See Lizzie Marchand, and Susan Trautwine McManus under Diaries

Diaries, Letters, Reminiscences, and papers

1. Acton, Edward A. Papers, 1861-1862 (Collection 1910). Letters to wife, Mary E.  (1861-62). Company F, 5th Regiment New Jersey Infantry.  [These letters have  been published in PMHB Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography). Vol.  89, No. 1 (Jan. 1965): 3-51).]

2. Allen, William Frederick. Correspondence, 1860-1865 (Collection 1919). Letters  (1860-65). Company F, 38th Pennsylvania Regiment, 9th Reserve, transferred to  First U.S. Cavalry.

3. Alloway, John W.  Diary, 1863 (Am .0075). Battery 'B,' 43rd Regiment, First  Pennsylvania Artillery.

4. Baker, Enoch J.  Letters, 10 November 1861 to 30 December 1862 (in Society  autograph collection, Collection 22A). 110th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

5. Barr, Capt. John P.  Diaries, 22 June 1862 to 1 May 1865 (Am .6566). Company 'L,'  Fourth Pennsylvania Cavalry, 64th Regiment.

6. Bate, Henry C.  Letters to wife Ella, 1862-1865 (in Society autograph collection,  Collection 22A). First Confederate Cavalry.

7. Beale, Joseph Boggs. Papers collected by Arthur Colen, 1856-circa 1973 (Collection  2007) Diaries, 1857-1865. 33rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Militia, Company 'D,' 2nd  Regiment, Blue Reserves of Philadelphia. View finding aid

8. Bennett, Lt. Col. Frank T. Diary, 1862 (Collection 3041).  55th Pennsylvania  Infantry. View finding aid.

9. Berger, John R (of Bernville, Berks County, PA).  Diary, 1862-63 (Am .0211).   Company 'G,' 151st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

10. Betts, Capt. Charles Malone.  Letters, 1862-64 (Collection 1889). Company 'F,' 15th  Pennsylvania Cavalry, 160th Regiment (the "Anderson Cavalry").

11. Biddle, James Cornell. Letters, 1861-1865 (Collection 1881). 1st Lieutenant. Letters  to wife, Gertrude G. Meredith, 1861-65. Companies C & K, 27th Pennsylvania  Infantry.

12. Biddle, William F. Papers, 1861-1876 (Collection 3181). Aide-de-camp to  McClellan.

13. Blackburn, Private William.  Letters, 22 November 1861 to 10 April 1862 (in Society  small collection, Collection 22B). Anderson Troop, Independent Cavalry  Company. View finding aid

14. Boos, Louis JReminiscences, 1870 (in HSP collection of Civil War papers,  Collection 1546). Company 'B,' 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry. View finding aid

15. Boyts, Franklin.  Diaries, 1862-1865 (Am .13752). Company 'C,' 142nd Pennsylvania  Infantry Regiment

16. Brady, James W. Typescript: Harpers Ferry, 1863. (in Society of Union Army  records, Am.6695, volumes 1-3).

17. Brooke, John Rutter. Papers, 1767-1918, undated (Collection 78). View finding aid

18. Broomall, John M. Papers, 1864-1868 (Collection 1512). Broomall served as a U.S.  representative from Delaware County from 1863-1869, and some letters describe  conditions in the southern states during Reconstruction.

19. Brown, Andrew. Correspondence, 1862-64 (Collection 82). Company C, 91st  Pennsylvania Infantry.

20. Buchanan, James. Papers, 1783-1895 (Collection 91; see also microfilm no. XR506:1-60). Buchanan served as president of the United States from 1857-1861.  View finding aid

21. Buckley, D. Penrose. Papers, 1861-1940 (Collection 1775). Letters to his family  while serving with the 3rd New Jersey Volunteers during 1861-1862.

22. Cadwalader, Lt./Capt. Charles Evert. Letters. (Cadwalader Family Papers, Collection  1454, Box 541). Companies 'D' & 'H,' 6th Pennsylvania Cavalry. View finding aid

23. Cadwalader, Gen. George.  Correspondence, 1861-1865 (in Cadwalader Family  Papers, Collection 1454, Boxes 411, 438-445, Volumes 107-109).Discusses  issues such as courts martial and the Whitehall Bucks Company PA Military  Hospital. View finding aid

24. Carpenter Family. Papers, 1695-1915 (Collection 115). Brigadier-General Louis H.  Carpenter. 6th U.S. Cavalry. View finding aid

25. Cavada, Capt. Adolph F. Diary, 1861-1863 (Collection Am .6956). Company 'C,' 23rd  Pennsylvania Infantry.

26. Chase, Salmon P. Papers, 1824-1884 (Collection 121). Chase served as Secretary of  the U.S. Treasury from 1861-1864 and then as Chief Justice of the Supreme Court  from 1864-1873. View finding aid

27. Clark, Corp. Thomas. Letters, 1864 (In Society small collection, Collection  22B). Company 'C,' 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. View finding aid

28. Clark, William J.  Scrapbook, 1839-1889 (Am .0445). Contains Civil War letters.

29. Clay, Capt./Lt. Col. Cecil. Papers (Collection 1642). Company 'K,' 58th Pennsylvania  Infantry.

30. Coleman, G. Dawson; Charles B. Forney. Letter copybooks, 1856-1870 (Accession  number 2002.057). Coleman owned the Lebanon Forge, North Lebanon,  Pennsylvania, and was generous benefactor of Pennsylvania's 93rd Regiment  during the Civil War. Includes information on iron production during Civil War.

31. Collins, Capt. John M.  Muster, Pay Rolls, etc. (Collection 3243). Company 'F,' 58th  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

32. Collis, Col. Charles H.T.  Letterbooks, 1863-65 (Am .04723, Volumes 1-3). 114th  Pennsylvania Infantry RegimentSee also the John Meredith Read Papers  (Collection 1668) for a series of Collis's letters, 1862-1864, concerning court  martial, etc., and correspondence, 1860-1873.

33. Colton, William F. Diaries, 1862-1918 (Am .10246). Colton was a Union soldier in  the PA Cavalry.

34. Congdon, James A. Letters, 1862-1865 (Collection 1620). Lieutenant Colonel.12th  Pennsylvania Cavalry, 113th Regiment

35. Cooke, Jay. Papers, 1831-1906 (Collection 148; see also MFilm Z 6616 .C66 J39  1997).  Financier of the Civil War, etc. View finding aid

36. Coolidge, Richard H. Letterbook, 1862-1917 (Am .6698). Served as a Union Medical  Inspector from 1862 to 1865.

37. Cornett, Corp. James A. Letters, 1861-65 (in Jane Cornett Papers, Collection 1749).   Company 'F,' 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 65th Regiment.

38. Cornett, 1st Lt. Joseph P. Letters, 1862-65 (in Jane Cornett Papers, Collection 1749).    Company 'G,' 176th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment & Company 'E,' 199th  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

39. Corson, Edward F. Papers, 1859-1933 (Collection 1929). Corson was commissioned  as an assistant surgeon in the Navy, and served on the U.S.S. Hartford in the East  India Squadron, 1859-1861.

40. Coxe, Charles Henry. Letters, 1861-1866 (Accession number 2002.030). Letters from  Charles Henry Coxe, a Harvard student, to his brother Frank Morrell Coxe in  Philadelphia. Both Charles and Frank, enlist as commissioned officers, in units of  colored troops. Charles joined the 24th U. S. C. T. Frank joined as Second  Lieutenant in the 87th U. S. Colored Infantry.

41 Cozens, William Barr Nash. Papers, 1864-1900 (Collection 1772). Cozens was a  Philadelphia merchant accused of defrauding the U.S. government in a contract to  supply tents during the Civil War.

42. Davis, William Watts Hart. Papers, 1809-1908 (Collection 1837). Davis recruited the  104th Regiment PA Volunteers; collection also includes data on the 11th Maine,  56th New York, 52nd PA, and 104th PA regiments.

43. Dickson, Chaplain Robert (Presbyterian Minister, Lawrence Company, PA.). Diary,  1864 (Am .66956). 100th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

44. Diller, Maj. William S.  Papers (Collection 173). Company 'F,' 76th Pennsylvania  Infantry Regiment.

45. Dougherty, Daniel.Diaries, 1863-1864 (Am .6702). Company H, 63rd Pennsylvania  Infantry Regiment.

46. Drayton, Percival. Letters, 1860-1865 (in Drayton family Papers, Collection 1584).   Union Naval Officer. View finding aid

47. Drayton, Thomas Fenwick. Letters, 1860-1865 (in Drayton family Papers, Collection  1584). Confederate Brigadier-General. View finding aid

48. Drayton, William Heyward.  Letters, 1848-1862 (in Drayton family Papers,  Collection 1584). Correspondence with Percival and Thomas Drayton.   View finding aid

49. Fahnestock, George W. Diaries, 1862-67 (in Fahnestock family Papers, Collection  1269). Company 'E,' 195th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. View finding aid

50. Fallmer (Follmer), John D. Diary and memoir, undated. (Accession number  2003.084). Collection consists of a re-copied diary from 1862-1865 and a memoir  of the Battle of Gettysburg, both written by John D. Fallmer (possibly Follmer) of  Company F, 16th Pennsylvania Cavalry. HSP also has a typed transcript of his  diary (Am .66910).

52. Fisher, Elizabeth R.  Incoming Civil War correspondence, 1861-1865. (in Wister and  Butler Families Papers, Collection 1962, Box 29, folders 14-17). View finding aid

53. Foering, John O.  Diary/Papers (Am .06823). 28th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

54. Fox, Isaac. Papers, 1863-1869 (Collection 1502). Sergeant. Company F, 114th  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

55. Frailey, Commodore James Madison. Civil War Papers, 1861-66 (in Floyd T. Starr  Collection, Collection 1758, folder 4).

56. Geary, Maj. Gen. John White. Correspondence,1859-1865 (in Geary family Papers,  Collection 2062). Also included are the letters of his son, Lt./Capt. Edward R.  Geary, Knap's Independent Battery 'E' & Hampton Battery "F.” View finding aid

57. Gibbon, John. Papers, 1845-1892 (Collection 2031). Brigadier-General. Includes  letters to his wife (1862-65) and on the commissioners’ surrender at Appomattox.  View finding aid

58. Grier, Helen S. Diary, 1862-1863 (Am .6090). Civil War Diary of a woman serving with the U.S. Christian Commission (Nov. 21, 1862-June 6, 1863).

59. Griffith, Richard. Diaries, 1862-63 (in Mrs. Irvin H. McKesson Papers, Collection 1542). Companies 'D,' & 'G,' 23rd Infantry Regiment.   

60. Gummere, Capt. John. Diaries, 1863 (Am .07086).  Landis Battery, 1st Philadelphia Artillery.

61. Hale, Charles. “Recollections of Battles of Gettysburg and Antietam.” (in John Rutter  Brooke Papers, Collection 78, Box 18, folder 6). View finding aid

62. Hale, Capt. John H., Asst. Quartermaster of the U.S. Papers, 1860-1865 (Collection  1925).

63. Hall, J. Noel. Letters, 1859-1863 (in Society autograph collection, Collection 22A).   Companies 'A,' & 'K,' 12th Pennsylvania Infantry.

64. Heckman, Charles A. Papers (Collection 1809). Heckman commanded Union troops  in eastern North Carolina.

65. Hemingway, Anson T. Papers, November 30, 1863-October 8, 1865 (in Claude Unger  Collection, Collection 1860A, Box Har-Hi).

66. Harris, E. N. (Mrs. John Harris, secretary), “Extracts from the Third report of the  Ladies  Aid Society, Philadelphia PA”; and “Anecdotes of our wounded and dying  soldiers in the Rebellion,” May-August 1862 (in Society autograph collection,  Collection 22A).

67. Henry, Alexander. Papers, 1851-1879 (Collection 278). Henry served as mayor of  Philadelphia throughout the Civil War. View finding aid

68. Hey family. Papers, 1817-1896 (Collection 1876). Members of the Hey family ran a  clothing company that fulfilled many clothing contracts for the Union Army.

69. Hopkinson, Col. Oliver. Letters, 1861-1863 (in Hopkinson Family Papers, Collection  1978, Volume 19). 1st Regiment Delaware Infantry (also in the 51st Pennsylvania  Militia Regiment). View finding aid

70. Humphreys, A. A. (Andrew Atkinson). Papers, 1708-1930 (Collection 304).A career military man, Humphreys served as chief of staff for General George G.  Meade in 1863 and 1864, and later commanded the 2nd and 3rd Army Corps.         View finding aid

71. Huntly, John C.  Diary, June-October, 1863 (Am .085265).  U.S.N., U.S.S.  Pensacola, Mann's Independent Company PA Militia Infantry.

72. Irwin, Capt. John.  Diaries, 1863-1865 (Am .085302, Volumes 1-3).  Company 'B,'  149th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

73. Israel, W. P.  Letters, 1861-62 (in Society miscellaneous collection, Collection 425).   1st Ohio Artillery. View finding aid

74. Jackson, Samuel. Correspondence, 1838-1888 (Collection 315). Letters to wife, Kate,  in Boston (1862-1863). Medical Officer in the U.S.N., U.S.S. Brooklyn.

75. Johnson, Jesse (of New Salem, Fayette County, PA).  Diary, November 1861-July  1864 (Am .6964). Company 'C,' 2nd Regiment West Virginia Cavalry.

76. Johnson, Jesse. Diary, July 14, 1862 to April 14, 1863 (in Society miscellaneous  collection, Collection 425). 7th West Virginia. View finding aid

77. Johnston-Harris family papers, 1776-1935 (Collection number 3037). Contains    papers of John Campbell Harris, a lieutenant in the U.S. Marines during the Civil  War. View finding aid.

78. Jones, Daniel D, Quartermaster.  Papers, 1862-63 (in HSP collection of Civil War  Papers, Collection 1546, Box 6).  88th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.             View finding aid

79. Jones, Capt./Col. Owen.  Letters, 1861-63 (in Jones family Papers, Collection 1301).   Company 'B,' 1st Pennsylvania Volunteer Reserve Cavalry, 44th Regiment.      View finding aid

80. Jones, William Thomas. Typescript of letter (Am .6697). Company 'H,' 23rd & 61st  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiments.

81. Jordan, Col. Thomas J.  Civil War letters [to wife Ella], 1861-66 (Collection 2066).   9th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

82. Judd, Frank S. Diary, 1865 (Am .19255). Union soldier aboard the U.S.S. Grand Gulf.

83. Justice, Jefferson. Papers, 1862-1891 (Collection 1302). Quartermaster (railway  official). 100th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. View finding aid

84. Kapp, Samuel S. Family Papers, 1861-1863 (Collection 3066). 10th Reserve, 39th  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. View finding aid

85. Kappler, Corp. Jacob C.  Letters [in German] (in Society autograph collection,  Collection 22A). Company 'D,' 99th Pennsylvania Infantry.

86. Kendig, Abraham.  Letters, 1861-64 (in Society small collection, Collection 22B).   Company 'B,' 97th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. View finding aid

87. Kendig, Corp. Henry Jr.  Letters, 1861-63 (in Society small collection, Collection  22B). Company 'B,' 97th Pennsylvania Infantry. View finding aid

88. Keyser family memorabilia (Accession number 1989.20). Some items relate to James  D. Keyser's Civil War service.

89. Kirk, Edward Needles. Correspondence, January 1861-July 1863 (in Kirk Family  Papers, Collection 2005). 34thIllinois Infantry Regiment.

90. Krider, John; Joseph C. Crabb. Account book, 1863-1864 (Accession number  2003.056). The bulk of this extensive account book details sales of a large variety  of small firearms. Krider sold all of the rifles most widely used by the Union  Army during the War. 

91. Lochner, George W. Letters [some in German with translations] 1860-1864  (Collection 904). 72nd Pennsylvania Infantry.

92. Lloyd, Isaac, Lieutenant. Miscellaneous Civil War Papers (in Malcolm Lloyd Papers,  Collection 1618). 92nd Regiment, 9th Pennsylvania Calvary, Company Il.

93. Lloyd-Hayward family papers, 1783-1981 (Collection 3053). Includes copies of  letters from Malcolm Lloyd to Isaac Lloyd and originals and copies of Civil War  letters from Isaac Lloyd to his parents.  View finding aid

94. Lynch, John Wheaton. Letters  (Collection 1609).  Company 'C,' 106th PA Infantry  Regiment. Lynch helped recruit for and served as first lieutenant of the 106th  Regiment of Pennsylvania VolunteersView finding aid

95. McAteer, Simon.  Diary, 1864 (Am .0985). Company 'G,' 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

96. McCahan, Capt. Thomas S.  Diary, 1862-1864 (Am .6092). Company 'M,' 9th  Pennsylvania Cavalry, 92nd Regiment.

97. McCall, Maj. Gen. George Archibald.  Papers, 1861-1863 (Collection 1635).   Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteer Corps.

98. McCarter, William. “My life in the army,” (manuscript) by William McCarter, 1875  (Am .6952). Company A, 116th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

99. McEloy, Henry. Pension papers, 1912-1980 (Accession number 2002.043). 9 items relating to McEloy's pension. McEloy was a Corporal in Company B, 3rd  Regiment of Pennsylvania Heavy Artilleryduring the Civil War.

100. McGown, James Milton.  Diary, 4 February to 15 November 1863 (Am .10123).   Company 'A,' 76th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.  McGown was wounded,  captured at Ft. Wagner, South  in July of 1863, and died in Libby Prison,         Nov. 27, 1863.

101. McKnight, Charles M.  Diary, 1864 (Am .0988). Company 'K,' 88th Pennsylvania  Infantry Regiment.

102. MacManus, Susan Ritter Trautwine. Diaries, 1857-1881  (Am .1002).

103. Major family papers, 1836-1891, 1958, undated (Accession number 2007.037).    Two scrapbooks of material from the Major family of Pottstown, PA. Both  Nelson W. Major (d. 1868) and Charles A. Major (d. 1867), who were probably  related, served as volunteer soldiers during the Civil War. Nelson eventually held  the rank of sergeant of the 48th Regiment Company B, Pottsville, PA; Charles  became 1st sergeant of the 90th Regiment Company B.

104. Manley, William H.  Letters, September 1861 to May 1862 (in HSP collection of  Civil War Papers, Collection 1546, Box 6). Company 'E,' 72nd Pennsylvania  Infantry Regiment. View finding aid

105. Margerum, Corp. Richard. Letters, 1861-1864 (in Society autograph collection,  Collection 22A). Company 'H,' 71st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

106. Markley, John H. Diary, August 15, 1862 to November 18, 1863 (in Ferdinand J.  Dreer autograph collection, Collection 175, Volume 47). Company 'H,' 138th  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

107. Markoe family. Papers, 1773-1940 (Collection 1935). Includes General John  Markoe’s Civil War correspondence and documents on his service in Virginia, his  imprisonment at Richmond (1861-1862), and his role at the battle of  Fredericksburg. View finding aid.

108. Mason, Capt. Herbert Cowpland.  Letters, April-December 1862 (in Society small  collection, Collection 22B). Company 'H,' 20th Massachusetts Infantry.  View finding aid

109. Meade, George G. Collection, 1811-1897 (Collection 410; see also MFilm E 467.1  M38 1995). Commanded the Pennsylvania Reserves and the Fifth Corps before  leading the Army of the Potomac from 1863 until the end of the war. He then  went on to act as the governor of the Reconstruction Third Military District in  Atlanta, GA.View finding aid

110. Mervine, Charles R. Diary, 1862-1864 (Am .10385). Mervine was a sailor with the  U.S. Navy, and this diary was kept by him while aboard the U.S.S. Powhatan,  1862-1864.

111. Moore, William Reed.  Typescript of Diary, 1861-65 (Am .10612). Company 'A,'  139th & 211th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiments. 

112. Mouat, David.  Reminiscences: "Three Years in the 29th Pa Volunteers." (in 29th  Regiment PA Volunteer Papers, Collection 1808). Company 'G,' 29th  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

113. Mullan, Edwin C. Letters, 1861-1864 (Accession number 000627.2).  34th Pennsylvania Regiment [Fifth Reserve] Company ‘F.’

114. Myers, William H. Typed transcripts of letters, 1861-1864 (Accession number  2004.021) 15 letters from William H. Myers, a Corporal in Company A of the  106th Pennsylvania Volunteers, to his parents.

115. Newhall, Walter S. Papers, 1862-1864 (Collection 1409). Company A, 3rd  Pennsylvania Cavalry, 60th Regiment.

116. Nicholson, James B.  Diary (1862-65), kept while serving aboard the U.S. sloop, the  Jamestown, 1862-1865 (Am .6968 & Am .69681.)

117. Norris, Henry (Hardman).  Letters, 10 September 10 1861-28 August 1862; 25  September 1864.  (in Cadwalader family Papers, Collection 1454, Box 391,   folder 5) Quartermaster Sgt. 18th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment; (1st Artillery?).  View finding aid

118. Olcott, William. Papers (Accession number 2003.032). Photocopies of William  Olcott's Civil War diary, a typed transcript, and two letters providing information  about Olcott's life and military service.

119. Patterson, Robert Gen. Order book, May 29-July 31 1861 (Am .669).

120. Pattison, Sgt. Joseph N. Typescript of "Diary of a Delaware Yank" (1864), edited by  G. Earle Thompson (in Society miscellaneous collection, Collection 425).  Company 'I,' Regiment [?]. View finding aid

121. Paul, Mickle Cooper. Diary, 1864-1865 (Am .19256). Transferred from Company  'B,' 5th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 65th Regiment, served with U.S.A. Signal Corps.

122. Payne, Sarah Pannill Miller.  Typescript of letters, 1865-1872 (Am .12358).

123. Philadelphia Fire Companies. Collection, 1818-1918 (Accession number 2002.103)  Contains volume of various newspaper clippings, songs, and poems from the 1860s to 1880s about the Philadelphia Volunteer Firemen and the Civil War.

124. Price, Samuel.  (in Samuel Victor Barr Collection, Collection 1417) Price served  with the Navy during the Civil War.

125. Quick, Lavington. Papers, 1847-1876 (Collection 532). Brigadier Surgeon.  View finding aid

126. Rawle, Col. Wm. Brooke."Cavalry Fight of the Right Flank at Gettysburg: 1863-1912” reminiscences from both Confederate & Union Participants); Journal  (1862-1865); and "A Reputation" by W.R. Rawle (June, 1902) (in Rawle Family  Papers, Collection 536) 3rd Pennsylvania Cavalry Regiment  View finding aid 

127. Reed, William W.  Diary, 1862 (Am .12938)  Company 'I,' 127th Pennsylvania  Infantry.

128. Roberts, William Jr. Papers, 1831-1865 (Collection 3069). 28th Pennsylvania  Infantry.  View finding aid

129. Seckel, Edwin R. W.  Letters, April 1861-August 1864 (in Society autograph  collection, Collection 22A). Company 'A,' 51st & 197th Pennsylvania Infantry  Regiments.

130. Sickel, Horatio G.  Postwar Letters. (in Claude Unger collection, Collections 1860A,  Box Sh-Sl).Third Pennsylvania Reserves.

140. Shoemaker, Franklin. "Diary of the Great Rebellion" (1862-67), a narrative  summary of the Civil War (Am .6703).

141. Smith, Corp. John L.  Papers, copies and originals, 1862-65 (Collection  610). Transferred from Company 'K,' 118th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (the  Corn Exchange Regiment) to Company 'E,' 91st Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

142. Smith, Sgt. Thomas W. Letters, 1862-1865 (Collection 1871).  Company 'I,'  6th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 70th Regiment.

143. Smoyer, Edwin B.  Letters, 1861-1865 (In Society autograph collection, Collection  22A).  Company 'B,' 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry.

144. Snowden, James Ross.  Diary, 1864-1865 (Am .1565)  Company 'I,' 23rd  Pennsylvania Infantry & Company 'I,' 61st Pennsylvania Infantry & Company 'I,'  61st PA Infantry.

Spiehlman, Benjamin F.  Diaries, 1862-1865 (in Simon Gratz autograph collection,  Collection 250A, Case 14, Box 22).  Company 'G,' 1st Pennsylvania Artillery,  122nd Regiment.

Stackhouse, William. Diaries, 1863-1865 (Am.15975, Vols. 1-3). Company 'B,' 119th  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

Stephens, Alexander H. Papers, 1858-1882 (Collection 627). Stephens served as vice  president of the Confederate States of America. View finding aid

Stone, Frank S.  Letters, 1861-1865 (Collection 1565). Box 2 of the collection contains  miscellaneous Civil War papers.

Sturgis, Abraham, Isaac & James. Typescript of letters,1861-1864  (Am. 2075). 1st Regiment, VA Cavalry (the Pennsylvania Dragoons), 85th Pennsylvania  Infantry, 14th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Taylor, Col. J.P.  "Report to Brig. Gen. Stoneman, Army of the Potomac," 1863 (in Jones  Family Papers, Collection 1301). 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry. View finding aid

Thatcher, Isaac S.  Letters. (in Claude Unger collection, Collection 1860A,  Box “Tha-Wag”). Company 'H,' 8th New Jersey Infantry Regiment.

Truefitt, Capt./Major Henry P. Jr.  Letters/Papers (in Simon Gratz autograph collection,  Collection 250B, under “T”). Company 'G,' 119th Pennsylvania Infantry. 

Unidentified Civil War Diary, January-December 1863 (Am .69555).

Voltaire, Louis. Papers. (in Society miscellaneous collection, Collection 425, Box 15A).   Company 'I,' 98th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. View finding aid

Walker, Lt. James H.  Diaries, 1861-1864 (Am. 1122).  Company 'E,' 81st Pennsylvania  Infantry Regiment.

Wallen, Augustus Burd.  Letters, 1862-1865 (in Ferdinand J. Dreer autograph collection,  Collection 175, alphabetical, filed under “Maker, Samuel S.”). 72nd & 183rd  Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment.

Wenrick, James E. Diary, 1864 (Am .66954). Captain; died as a prisoner of war.  Company 'E,' 19th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

Wilson, Elisha O. Letters, 1864-1869 (Accession number 000522.7). Elisha O. Wilson of  Company F, 28th Pennsylvania, letters to his wife Kate in Susquehanna Depot,  PA. Also includes discharge papers and death payment.

Wister and Butler Families. Papers, 1700-2004, undated (Collection 1962). See Elizabeth  R. Fisher Papers, Sarah Butler Wister Papers, and much more. View finding aid

Wistar, Isaac Jones, Journal, 1892 (Am .192). Reminiscences of his life before, during  and after the Civil War. He served in the 71st regiment of the Pennsylvania  Infantry, and retired in 1864 at the rank of Brigadier General of Volunteers.

Witmer, H. H. Diaries, 1858-1863 (Accession number 2004.053). 4 volumes from  Witmer while a boarding student from Paradise, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.   In the last volume, he regularly reports events of the Civil War.

Wright, Thomas Cole. Pocket diaries, 1850-1854 and 1863-1864 (Accession number  2007.035). Letters from 1860s discuss his service in the Pennsylvania militia  during the Civil War.

Wright, William Redwood. “Rush’s Lancers” (in Sydney Wright family Papers, Collection 2096).  6thPennsylvania Cavalry.  Miscellaneous Civil War/post-Civil War military information, e.g. muster rolls, obituaries, copies of enlistments, etc.  

Miscellaneous Civil War-Related Records

1. "Naval, Military, Civil War," (in Jane Campbell scrapbook collection, Collection V71,  Volume 59)  Newspaper clippings regarding Civil War hospitals, etc.

2. Camp Views of War of Rebellion (watercolors) by William McIlvaine, Jr., 1861-1864  (Bd 525 M 188). 80 watercolor and pencil drawings of Civil War scenes.

3. Citizens’ Bounty Fund Committee. Records, 1861-1887 (Collection 1558).Contains  Civil War bounty papers, bounty certificates on individual soldiers, payment of  bounties, and encouraged enlistments. View finding aid

4. Coles Family.  Papers, 1760-1921 (Collection 1458). Confederate currency, Box 1,  Folder 2.

5. Confederate States of America. Currency, 1861-1864 (collection 1559).

6. Ferdinand J. Dreer Autograph Collection (Collection 175). "Confederate Generals,"  Civil War Series 66-69 (8 boxes); "Confederate Officers," Civil War Series 69 (2  boxes); "Union Generals," Civil War Series 60-65 (eleven boxes) "Union  Officers," Civil War Series 70 & 71 (3 boxes).

7. Furness, Horace Howard, collection on the Great Central Fair, 1861-1867 (Collection  224). View finding aid.

8. Grand Army of the Republic. Courland Saunders Post No. 21. Records, 1890-1923  (Collection 1574).

9. Grand Army of the Republic. Philip R. Schuyler Post No. 51. Records, 1874-1931  (Collection 1825). View finding aid

10. Grant, James.  The Flag & The Cross: A History of the U.S. Christian Commission  (Am .7905).

11. Simon Gratz autograph collection (Collection 250A). "Civil War: Confederate  Generals," (and other officers); "Civil War: Union Generals."  Boxes 11-17 and 1- 10 respectively; Gratz Alphabetical Series, "Civil War."

12. HSP Civil War Envelopes and Currency Collection, 1824-1900 (Collection 1605).

13. HSP collection of Civil War Papers, 1861-1902 (Collection 1546). Contains muster  rolls, daily reports, order books, official government documents, personal and  official correspondence, and other Civil War ephemera.  See below for specific  examples. View finding aid

14. *HSP collection of Civil War Papers.  Confederate States of America miscellaneous  papers,1861-1862 (under Series 2, Collection 1546).

15. *HSP collection of Civil War Papers.  Enlistment certificates, Company 'G,' orders,  muster rolls, etc., 1862-1864. (Collection 1546)Eastern Shore, Maryland  Volunteers, 2nd Regiment.

16. *HSP collection of Civil War Papers.  Muster rolls, 1862-1864 (Collection  1546). Long Island Volunteers, Company 'K,' 1st Regiment (NY Volunteers, 67th  Regiment).

17. *HSP collection of Civil War Papers. Record Books, 1862-1863 (Collection 1546).Matthew Hasting Independent Keystone Battery.

18. *HSP collection of Civil War Papers.Record Books, 1861-1864 (Collection 1546).Company 'G,' 7th Pennsylvania Reserve Corps Volunteers.

19. *HSP collection of Civil War Papers. Inspection reports, 1864-1865 (Collection  1546). New York National Guard, 15th Regiment.

20. *HSP collection of Civil War Papers. Records. (Collection 1546) Pennsylvania 96th  Infantry Regiment.

21. HSP muster rolls collection, 1776-1865 (Collection 905, 2 volumes). Military  Records of Berks County in the Civil War, 1861-1865. (These items were  formerly cataloged under the call number Am .6965)

22. Life Studies of the Great Army (etchings) by Edwin Forbes, 1876 (Bd 525 F 692).Forty copper-plate etchings illustrating Army life during the Civil War.

23. Muster rolls of Virginia Horse Artillery (Confederate States of America), G. W.  Brown’s Company, circa 1863 (in Leon Gardiner collection of American Negro  Historical Society records, Collection 8, Box 10G, folder 15).

24. Pamphlets. "Material for Gettysburg." (in A. A. Humphreys papers, Collection 304).  View finding aid

25. Penn Relief Association records, 1862-1865 (Am .697)This organization was  founded to help sick and wounded Civil War soldiers. A minute book from the  collection is listed as “missing.”

26. Pennsylvania Militia, Company ‘D’ (Gray Reserves). Records, 1861-1951  (Collection 1964).

27. Pennsylvania Reserve Volunteers. 42nd Regiment. Muster rolls, 1861-1863  (Collection 3443).

28. Pennsylvania Volunteers. 28th Regiment. Papers, 1861-1863 (Collection 2078).

29. Pennsylvania. National Guard. Infantry Regiment, 1st. Company ‘D.’ Records,  1861-1923 (Collection 1356).

30. United States Army Pennsylvania Infantry, 52nd Regiment. Papers, 1861-1864  (Collection 1626).

31. Pennsylvania 56th Infantry Regiment records (in Simon Gratz autograph collection,  Collection 250B, under "Civil War").

32. Free Military School for Command of Colored Regiments register and scrapbook,  1863-1864 (Collection 1968). Records of admissions to Free Military School  (Philadelphia, PA); Colored Troops: Civil War (1863-65), officers of colored  troops, etc. [Camp William Penn]. (Items were formerly cataloged under the  numbers AmS .51 and AmS. 511.)

33. Rosenthal, Louis N. Lithographs, 1861-1863 (Collection 3128). 74 color lithographs  depicting Union Army camps during the Civil War.

34. Sketches of Confederate Prisons (drawings) by Robert K. Sneden, 1863-1864  (Collection 3129). Eight mounted wash and ink drawings of Confederate prisons.

35. United States Army, 29th Pa Infantry Regiment. Papers, 1861-1926 (Collection 1808).

36. United States Sanitary Commission Philadelphia Branch collection, 1861-1875  (Collection 679). Includes a small amount of material for other Philadelphia war- relief efforts, including the Pennsylvania Relief Association for East Tennessee  and the Testimonial Fund for Major General David B. Birney. View finding aid.

Society Miscellaneous Collection

*Box 14-B

"Civil War: Conscription, official copies of draft regulations,"  Folder 4a;

"Civil War: Confederate Army Morning Reports,"  Folder 4b;

"Civil War: Letters & Articles"; Miscellaneous listing on card of Third Pennsylvania  Cavalry, 60th Regiment, Folder 4c

"Civil War: 23rd & 29th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment; Miscellaneous Papers:  desertion, ordinance office correspondence, etc., Folder 5.

Volunteer Refreshment Saloons

1. Hall, Edward S. Papers, 1861-1889 (Collection 256).Contains papers on the Cooper  Shop Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.  (See also the  "James LeBosquet Letters" in Society autograph collection, Collection 22A).

2. Samuel B. Fales collection of Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon papers, 1861-1886  (Collection 1580). View finding aid

3. Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon (Philadelphia) telegrams, 1861-1864   (Collection 2074).

4. Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon and Hospital records and scrapbook, 1861-1865  (Am .67040).

Manuscripts listed under "Civil War" in PC-7

1. Arnold, D. T.  Letters, 1862. Company 'H,' 90th Pennsylvania Regiment (also 88th).

2. George Albright Foreman Collection (Doc Box 12). (See also copies of letters written  by Arnold during the Civil War: FC Fo Box 25).

3. Carre, DeAngeli H. Letters to Margaret P. Carre of Philadelphia County, 1 October  1862 to 26 October 1864 (Call number FC Ca).Company 'C,' Blue Reserves, 2nd  Regiment, Reserve Brigade.

4. Cartledge, Sgt. Cyrus.  Civil War letters and discharge Papers pertaining to Cartledge,  Joseph Wallens, and William H. Miller (Doc Box 15). Company 'E,' 91st  Pennsylvania Infantry.

5. Dentler, H. Clay.  Letters, 1862-1863 (Herbert G. Gearhart Collection, Doc Box 3.1). Company 'B,' 131st Pennsylvania Regiment.

6. Gulager Family Notes. Civil War draft forms. (Doc Box 16).

7. Jones, Joe C.  Letters to his sister, Ellen Jones, of Philadelphia (Doc Box 18). 1st Pennsylvania Cavalry.

8. Keith, Zypha S. Collection. Letter, 1863 (Keith Family Papers, call number FC Ke).  Company 'B.' 4th Maine Infantry.

9. Lukens, John Lewis.  Letters to wife, Mary (1862-64), typescript/photocopies  (Wyckoff family papers, Herman T. Lukens collection, call number FC Wy). 25th & 62nd Virginia Confederate Infantry.

10. Oestreich, Maurus. Memorandum ,1861-1864 (call number Gen Oe 1). Company 'B,'  96th Pennsylvania Infantry.

11. Oliver, George Powell (Surgeon). Civil War Papers, 1862-1874.

12. Norris S. Oliver Collection (Doc Box 30:1).

13. Robb, Jonathan.  Letter,12 February 1864 from Camp Hill, Virginia (Doc Box 19).   62nd or 155th Pennsylvania Infantry.

14. Scheckler, Sgt. Daniel C.  Civil War Diary, 1 January 1864 to 8 June 1864 (call  number Gen Sh 24). Company 'M,' 11th Pennsylvania Cavalry.

15. Wheeler, J. Herbert & Venus.  Muster Out Roll (call number YMisc .33). Company 'D,' 53rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Called into service at  Stevensburg, Virginia, 1863.

16. National Cemetery, Philadelphia, PA. Civil War Soldiers Record of Internments,  1863-1867 (call number Ph 79A).

17. Somerset County, Pa Soldiers.  Military Discharge Records, Index, 1864-1968;  Discharge Records, Vol. 1, 1862-1865 (Microfilm number XR 648).

18. State Archives of Providence, Rhode Island.  List of Persons Drafted in Rhode Island,  1863 (Microfilm number XR 609).  Several exemptions due to substitutes.

19. Riverview Cemetery, Trenton (Mercer County) New Jersey. Civil War Veteran  Burials (call number NJ Me 1A).

Civil War Newspapers at the Historical Society

* Majority are in the "Civil War Folder," of newspaper collection (E-20-6), unless noted otherwise.    

1. The Advance Guard.  Vol. 1:1 (March 12, 1862).  Leesburg, Virginia.  (Published by  the 28th Pennsylvania Regiment).

2. The American Union. (July 4-6th, 1861).  Martinsburg, Virginia.

3. The Army & Argus and Crisis* (Confederate Paper). (June 4, 1864 - December 17,  1864: Vol. 1:1 to Vol. 1:29. (Also called The Daily Army Argus & Crisis,  Vol.1:13 (May 8, 1865): HSP call  number Tlb*.8851, one issue, in “Civil War  folder,” Gainesville, Alabama). Row E-20-7.

4. Berryville Conservator. Vol. 3:26 (March 12, 1862).  Berryville, Virginia. Call number  Tlb* .8851, vol. 6.

5. The Boatswain’s Whistle. November 9-November 19, 1864. Published during the  National Soldiers’ Fair held in Boston in 1864 and edited by Julia Ward Howe.  Horace Howard Furness collection on the Great Central Fair (collection 224).  View finding aid.

6. The Cartridge Box. Vol.1:1 to Vol.1:22 (March 5, 1864 - June 3, 1865). York, PA.

7. The Cavalier. (February 3, 1863 - December 7, 1863). Yorktown, PA(This paper has  many entries about Pennsylvania soldiers).

8. The Crutch (U.S.A.).  Vol. 1:19 to Vol. 2:71 (May 14, 1864 - May 13, 1865). Annapolis, MD. 

9. The Daily Citizen (Confederate Paper). July 2, 1863. Vicksburg, Mississippi. (14 copies of the same date, on wallpaper).

10. The Fair Reporter.  (February 23, 25, 26, 1864).  York, PA.

11. The First Minnesota (1st Minnesota Regiment).  March 11, 1862.  Berryville, VA.

12. Forney's War Press (4 vols.). Three bound volumes, Vol.1 (January 4, 1862 to   November 7, 1863), Vol. II (November 14, 1863 to November 4, 1865),  call A-19-32 & A-19-33.  Also in Folder box, Vol. 1:4 (December 7, 1861) to  Vol.2:6 (December 20, 1862); Vol.3:3 (November 28, 1863), call  F-2-2.  Vol. IV,   36 (July 15, 1865), pp's. 2-3, has an alphabetical listing of Pennsylvania soldiers  who died at Andersonville Prison during the Civil War). Philadelphia, PA. Row  A-19 and E-13.

13. Frontier Scout (publication of Company 'I,' 30th Wisconsin Volunteers). Vol. 1:3  (July 27, 1864). Fort Union, Dakota Territory.

14. Grand Army Scout & Soldiers Mail & Soldier's Mail (a GAR publication). May 12, 1883 to December 11, 1886. Philadelphia, PA. Philadelphia Folder: G; Row E-13.

15. Grant's Petersburg Progress.  April 3, 1865.  Petersburg, VA.

16. The Hammond Gazette (Hammond General Hospital).  Vol.1:16 to Vol.2:43  (March  3, 1863 - September 7, 1864).  Point Lookout, MD. 

17. The Hoosier Newsboy (21st Indiana Regiment).  Vol.1:3 (May 27, 1862).  Algiers,  Louisiana.

18. Hospital Register (Satterlee U.S. Army General Hospital, West Philadelphia),   Vol. 2:1 to Vol.3:43 (August 29, 1863 - July 8, 1865). Call Tl .8462,  bound folio volume.

19. The McClellan Hospital Budget. Vol. 1: 6 to Vol.2: 2 (December, 1864 - February,  1865).  Philadelphia, PA.

20. The Pa Fifth (Camp McDowell). Vol.1, No's. 1 & 2 (June 10, 17th, 1861).   Alexandria, VA. (Partially in German).

21. Pa Thirteenth (Camp Tennally). Vol. 1:11 (February 1, 1862).  Washington, D.C.

22. The Rebel (Confederate Paper).  August 9, 1862.  Chattanooga, Tennessee.

23. The Sanitary Reporter.  Vol. 1:15 (December 15, 1863).  Louisville, Kentucky. Also,  issues for May 15, 1863-March 1, 1864 are available in the Horace Howard  Furness collection on the Great Central Fair (collection 224). View finding aid.

24. The Sanitary Commission Bulletin. New York. (Horace Howard Furness collection on  the Great Central Fair (collection 224). View finding aid.

25. The Sixth Corps (Union Paper).  Vol.1:1 to Vol.1:2 (April 27, 1865 - April 28, 1865).   Danville, VA.

26. The Swamp Angel (Union Paper).  Vol.1:2 (May 26, 1864).  Morris Island, SC.

27. The Waterford News (Union Paper).  Vol. 1:1 to Vol. 1:8 (May 28, 1864 - April 3,  1865). Waterford, VA.

28. Zouave Gazette (19th Illinois Regiment).  Vol.1, 1 & Vol.1, 6 (November 7/23, 1861  and December 6, 1861). Elizabethtown, Kentucky.


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