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Adventures of Harvey Hogue
Tales of a soldier in the Ohio 115th including a harrowing escape from Andersonville.
Alice Williamson Diary
This diary of a Tennessee schoolgirl chronicles life during the Civil War.
Calvin Shedd Papers: The Civil War in Florida
A series of remarkable letters written by Calvin Shedd, a carpenter from New Hampshire, who enlisted in the Seventh Regiment, New Hampshire Volunteers and served the Union Army during the Civil War from 1862 - 1863.
Capt. Richard W. Burt 76th Ohio Infantry
Civil War letters and poems from R.W. Burt.
The Civil War Diary of O.T. Wright, 14th Indiana
These are the civil war adventures of Owen Thomas Wright. It covers his being one of the first to answer Lincoln's call, to the front lines of major battles, through his attempts to escape Confederate captors from Andersonville.
Civil War Letters of William Graham
Letters of William Graham and associated commentary. Written by a Union volunteer farmer from western New York who was an Irish immigrant.
Civil War Manuscripts at Vermont Historical Society
Provides an index and transcripts from original letters by Vermont military personnel. Also has links to other related museum resources.
David Emmons Johnston, 1845-1917
The story of a Confederate boy in the Civil War, by David Emmons Johnston, 1845-1917.
Diary Henry Carl Ketzle Illinois Infantry
Diary of the 37th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, Company B, covering enlistment in July 1861 to muster out in May 1866. Battle of Pea Ridge included.
Dwight Henry Cory
Civil War letters and diary of Dwight Henry Cory, 6th OH Volunteer Cavalry.
Galutia York
Civil War letters of Galutia York, 114th New York State Volunteer Infantry.
History and Description of the Voyage of Peter Wiegand
The diary of Peter Wiegand, 97th Illinois Infantry, Company A, begins on the 6th day of August, 1862. Contributed by his descendant, Edward Wiegand.
Iowa Civil War Page-Letters, Journals, Diaries and Oral Accounts
A variety of manuscripts by Iowa residents and units.
James Franklin Freeman
The story of James Franklin Freeman, 22nd NC Regiment.
John Allan Wyeth, 1845-1922.
"With sabre and scalpel; the Autobiography of a Soldier and Surgeon", Memoirs of doctor and Confederate soldier John Allan Wyeth. Full scanned text, part of a project by the U. of N. Carolina.
Journal of Andrew Jackson Nickell
Text from the war diary of Andrew Nickell of the 114th Ohio Volunteer Infantry.
Jubal Anderson Early
Autobiographical sketch and narrative of the War between the States, by Jubal Anderson Early, 1816-1894. Full text scanned from original.
Juckett Family Civil War Letters
Letters written by A.J. Juckett while serving with the 2d Michigan Infantry during the Civil War.
Letters Home from an Iowa Soldier
These letters are part of a collection written by Newton Robert Scott, Private, Company A, of the 36th Infantry, Iowa Volunteers, during the American Civil War.
Letters of the Harvard Regiment
Extensive transcriptions of letters from members of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment.
Memoir Stream U.S. Civil War Memoirs
Memoirs of the U.S. Civil War by Jessup Pollard of the 28th Regiment, Massachusetts and Duncan A. Huling of the 18th Regiment, Ohio.
Patrick DeLacy - The Last Union Captain
Patrick DeLacy won the Medal of Honor for his bravery at the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864.
Primary Sources of New York Soldiers and Nurses
Letters, diaries, reminiscences, and manuscripts of New York soldiers and nurses during the Civil War.
The Private History of a Campaign That Failed
E-text of essay by Mark Twain about experiences as a Confederate soldier.
Private Jefferson Moses
Contains the Civil War diary, memoirs, photographs, and other memorabilia of Private Jefferson Moses, Company G, 93rd Illinois Volunteers.
Randolph Harrison McKim, 1842-1920.
A soldier's recollections from the diary of a young Confederate.
Robert C. Cardin, Company B, 16th Tennessee Infantry
Memories about how a boy of seventeen went to war, what he saw and some of his experiences.
Rose O'Neal Greenhow, 1814-1864
In this 1863 autobiography, the Washington, D.C., socialite and Confederate spy told her story and gave her view of contemporary events.
Ulysses S. Grant's Personal Memoirs
E-text of the 1885-1886 edition at
Valley of the Shadow: Two Communities in the Civil War
A collection of personal papers, diaries, and reminiscences from two communities, one Northern and one Southern.
Vermonters in the Civil War
Letters and correspondence from Vermont soldiers.
Virginia Tech Libraries' Civil War collections
Includes a number of online letters and memoirs from soldiers on both sides.
The Wartime Diary of John Weathered
The exact time when the manuscript was written isn't clear but it was several years after the war while Weathered was in retirement. Bennett's Regiment or 9th Tennessee Cavalry.
William H. Johnson Civil War Letters
Letters of Union soldier William H. Johnson, a sergeant in Co. E, Seventh Connecticut Volunteers. Links to other manuscripts collections.
The Writings of Civil War Captain Harmon Root Hubbard
Personal reminiscences, including detailed accounts of his Andersonville prison stay, his eventual escape and the battle of Ft. Blakely.
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