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Illinois Regimental Files

Battery C, First Artillery

Wright, Lavinia S. Pension depositions relating the experiences of Lt. Edward M. Wright of Battery C (Houghtaling's), 1st Illinois Light Artillery at the Battle of Stones River. January 3, 1888 through January 21, 1888.

Battery M, First Light Artillery

Tait, Magnus. My rebel prison life.

Second Light Artillery

Beyer, W. F. and O. F. Keydel. Deeds of valor from records in the archives of the United States Government: How American heroes won the Medal Of Honor: History of our recent wars and explorations from personal reminiscences and records of officers and enlisted men who were rewarded by Congress for most conspicuous acts of bravery on the battle-field, on the high seas and in Arctic explorations. 1907.

Chicago Board of Trade

unknown. Photocopy of Chicago Board of Trade Battery flag.

Chicago Historical Society. Materials in the Prints and Photographs Collection in the Chicago Historical Society. 1863.

Dies, E. J. Through three wars. 1928.

Thomas Post. John Toomey's Information Sheets.

Ann P. Reminiscences of sanitary work and incidents connected with the war for the Union, Recorded at the request of my husband, and inscribe to my dear children by their mother 1882

Nourse, Mr. Diary of Morse, a Civil War Soldier. December 1, 1862 - February 8, 1863.

Nourse, John A. Diary of John A. Nourse. ND.

Roster. Chicago Board of Trade Battery. Civil War Soldiers and Sailors System. 10-09-08.

Stevens, S. C. Letters from S. C. Stevens to J. B. Stevens. 1903.

Stevens, S. C. Letter of events and diary.

Stevens, S. C. Letter of events and diary, part 2.

Stevens, S. C. Letter of events and diary, transcript.

Stevens, S. C. Letter dated Feb. 25, 1904.

Stevens, S. C. transcript of letter dated Feb. 25, 1904.

Stevens, E. B. Letter and transcript dated Aug. 3, 1903.

Stevens, E. B. Letter and transcript dated Dec. 25, 1903.

Stevens, E. B. Letter dated Sept. 17, 1903.

Stevens, E. B. Letter transcript dated Sept. 17, 1903. Stokes, Captain J. H. Letter from Captain J.H. Stokes to Edith. 1865.

Unknown. Diary of Civil War soldier.

Unknown. Historical Sketch of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, 1862-5.

Unknown. Historical Sketch of the Chicago Board of Trade Battery, Horse Artillery Illinois Volunteers. 1902.

Unknown. Sylvanus Harlow Stevens' information sheets.

Durand Calvin. Calvin Durand's personal accounts of the war and live at Andersonville Prison.

Unknown. Stokes, Desire Joubert. Letter from Desire Joubert Stokes to his Father and Mother. August 31, 1862

Unknown. Lake, Albert B. Letter from Albert B Lake to his family. April 19, 1863

Seventh Cavalry

Unknown. In battle, camp and prisons, '61-'65.

Tenth Infantry

Thayer, Gwynn. John Hill Ferguson Civil War Diaries, 1862-1865: Finding Aid. 2005.

Moore, Samuell F. and William H. Moore and Samuell F. Moore. A narrative of three brothers experience in the Civil War, given in their own words.

Nineteenth Infantry

Hall, Richard. Patriots in disguise: Women warriors of the Civil War.

Haynie, J. Henry. The Nineteenth Illinois: A memoir of a regiment of Volunteer Infantry famous in the Civil War of fifty years ago for its drill, bravery, and distinguished services.

Kerns, George. Letters from George Kerns to his mother. January 26, 1862 - February 24, 1863.

McCrary, Dilbert. The men From Illinois who died at the Battle of Stone River.

Unknown. Nineteenth Infantry.

Unknown. Photograph of the Officers of the 19th Illinois Infantry (Including Alexander Raffen and Capt. James W. Raffen). Includes names of the other officers.Words by R. Tompkins / Music by Geo. F. Root. "Who'll Save the Left": A Battle Scene. 1863.

Carpenter, A B. Letters from A. B. Carpenter to his parents. 1863

Unknown. Ervin, Edward Private. Military records and casualty sheets for Private Edwards of Company B.

Tewnty-first Infantry

Alexander, Col. J.W.S. Official Report of the Battle of Stones River. August 11, 1863, 12 pp.

Alexander, Col. J.W.S. Official Report of the Battle of Stones River (Transcript). August 11, 1863, 6 pp.

Freeland, Alexander Strain. At the Battle of StoneRiver

McCarty, James Swain. Letters from James S. McCarty to his family. December 15, 1862 - December 26, 1863.

McMackin, W. E. Letter from W. E. McCackin to Captain Voris. January 8, 1963.

McPheeters, Addison W. Jr. Letters from Addison W. McPheeters Jr. to Mr. Rankin P. McPheeters. February 12, 1863 - May 31st 1863.

McPheeters, Ann. Letters from Ann McPheeters to Mr. Rankin P. McPheeters. January 18, 1863 - February 1, 1863.

Patton, Allen M. Colonel Grant's Regiment: The 21st Illinois Volunteers from muster to StonesRiver in the letters of Private Allen M. Patton. September 12, 1860 - April 12, 1865.

Russell, John. Letters from John Russell to his sister. January 14, 1863.

State of Illinois. Illinois Volunteer Certificate: John A. Freeland. 1863

State of Illinois. Military record of Preston Wells.

Thompson, Stephen A. When area men fought, died at Stones River: bloody conflict ended 125 years ago today. January 2, 1988

Welshimer, Phillip. Letter from Phil Welshimer to wife and children. January 4, 1863.

Welshimer, Phillip. Letters from Phil Welshimer to wife and children. November 8, 1862 - June 21, 1863.

Howe, Lieut. Charles. The Robinson Argus, prints a letter from Lieut. Charles Howe telling about the battle at Stones River.

Twenty-second Infantry

Hynes, William. Letters from William D. Hynes to his family. January 15, 1863 - March 29, 1863.

Phillips, John H. Letters from John H. Phillips to his family and friends. December 21, 1862 - January 12, 1863.

Twenty-fourth Infantry

United States Army. Service Records of Pvt. Jacob T. Hunt. 1861-1863.

Twenty-fifth Infantry

Barger, Martin J. Letter from Martin J. Barger and Photograph. 1902.

Miller, Gerald J. Middleton Yank's "Journey to war and back". Regimental 1985.

Miller, Gerald J. Middleton Yank's "Journey to war and back". Regimental 1985. Part 2

Unknown. Photograph of William Early. 1860's.

U.S. Department of the Interior. Pension Records for William Early. 06/12/1890.

Weir, James K. Letters from James K. Weir to his family and friends. December 4, 1862 - June 4, 1863.

Twenty-seventh Infantry

Bower, Cpl. Peter Will. Letter to Mother. 01/08/1863.

McCarty, James S. Letters to George McKaig. December 15, 1862 - December 26, 1863

Buresh, Dorothy. Mystery letters do you know who wrote them? February 16, 1996.

Malaby, William. Letters from William Malaby to family and friends. October 5, 1860 - April 1, 1863.

Phillips, Sergeant. The Battle of Stoney River.

United States Army. Isaac Holcomb Military Records. varies.

Unknown. Genealogy information about the Paugh and Cue families.

Unknown. John Francis Cue, in the Civil War.

Gideon, Sam. Clarksburg Exponent Telegram Article. 01-10-2010

Thirty-fourth Infantry

Santee, Charles. Letters Home. November 21, 1862 through December 25, 1862.

Seton, William. Letter to Charles Santee's Father. January 29, 1863.

Widney, Lyman S. Diary of Lyman S. Widney. September 25, 1862 - May 25, 1864.

Widney, Lyman S. Letters of Lyman S. Widney to his family, February 20, 1863 - December 27, 1864.

Wingerd, John Henry. Letters to Lydia Santee. January 7, 1863 through May 6, 1863.

Wood, Capt. Benson. Letter to Charles Santee's Father. January 22, 1863.

Talbot, David Henry, Lieutenant and Quarter Master. Lt. Talbot's Civil War Diary. May 1863 - Sept. 1863

Thirty-fifth Infantry

Bird, Samuel W. Letter from Samuel W. Bird to Miss Rachel D. Westfall. January 29, 1863.

unknown. Research of Private Ebenezer Westfall, Civil War soldier.

unknown. Research of Private Ebenezer Westfall, Civil War soldier. Part 2

Thirty-sixth Infantry

Letters from and Documents about Pvt. Benjamin Sayer, Co. E, 36th Illinois Voulnteer Infantry.

36th Illinois Regiment members. From the 36th Illinois Regiment. 1863.

Benedict, William C. Letter from William C. Benedict to his brother. December 5, 1862.

Bennett, L. G. and William M. Haigh. History of the Thirty-Sixth Regiment Illinois Volunteers during the War of the Rebellion. 1876.

Benson, Wallace P. Dairy of Wallace P. Benson, Algonquin, IL. Company H, 36th Illinois Volunteers (excerpt). 1863.

Crystal Lake Historical Society. Civil War Headstone Dedication for Orlando Wells Nash. 2005.

Crystal Lake Historical Society. Civil War Soldier Headstone Dedication. unknown - likely 2005.

Dunkler, Freeman S. Letters from Freeman S. Dunkler to family and friends. December 14, 1862 - January 8, 1863.

Elder, James Turnbull Lt. John M. Letters. 03/12/1861-1862? & 01/17/1863.

Halsey, C. A. Letter from C. A. Halsey to friend Benj. [last name known]. February 18, 1863.

Kenney, Diana. A Girl of the Civil War. Unknown.

McCoy, John W. Sgt. Illinois - 36th Infantry - McCoy, John W.

Obenchain, J. Elaine. Crystal Lake Cemetery. 1987 and 2005.

Pecoy, Oscar Julius. The Civil War diary of Oscar Julius Pecoy, 36th Illinois Infantry, Company "E", 1863. January 1, 1863 - December 23, 1863.

Riggs, Alfred. Letters from Alfred Riggs to his brother. December 6, 1862 - December 15, 1862.

Sackett, J. H. J. H. Sackett Letter. 1863.

U. S. Government. Inventory of effects for deceased soldiers for Augustus Kasten. January 4, 1863.

U. S. Government. Military records of James S. Foster.

United States and unknown. Orlando Nash military documents and 1850 Census form and Nash Geneaology. Unknown.

Newspaper: The Woodstock Sentinel account of Stones River battle. 1863

Unknown. Report of the Adjutant General of the State of Illinois, volume VI, 1861-1866. 1867.

Norton, Keith and Fiona. Norton, Harvey D., who was killed at the Stones River battle December 31, 1862. Included are pictures of his grave and family information.

Jones, William Harrison. Buried Alive at the Battle of Stones River. The story of the Jones brothers.

Thrity-eighth Infantry

Flannery, Nancy. 38th Illinois Infantry.

Goble, Abraham E. Abraham E. Goble's letter of resignation as 1st Lieutenant of Company H. April 1, 1863.

U. S. Government. Military records of Casville Maddock. 1861-1862.

U. S. Government. Military records of Isaac Fleming. 1861-1862.

Unknown. A. E. Goble's casuality sheet. January 16, 1863.

Bliss, Henry. Letter to wife, Mary from Henry S. Bliss. Jan. 8, 1863

Fourty-second Infantry

Garlock, William E. The Battle of Stone's River as viewed by William E. Garlock. 1863.

Henningsen, Victor W. Alfred Osgood Johnson. 1991.

Riley, Harris D. Jr. Letter from Harris D. Riley Jr. to StonesRiver National Battlefield. 1987.

Sheridan, General Phil H. General Sheridan retracts language used toward 22nd Illinois. December 30, 1862.

U. S. Government. Military records for Charles A. Shroyer. 1867-1879.

Unknown. Record of Company C, 42nd Regiment of Illinois, Veteran Volunteer Infantry,

Wall, Nighton. Muster-out Roll and prisoner of war records for Nighton Wall. 1863 - 1865

Unknown. Shoemaker, Johmn W. with Company D. Military history with personal letter. 1863

Fourty-fourth Infantry

Hart, William. Letters from William Hart to his mother. 1863.

Hogan Brian. Illinois - 44th Infantry - Miles, John J. - Bliss, Jesse C.

U. S. Government. Partial copy of the muster and descriptive roll of Company F, 44th Infantry.

Corey, Albert Pvt. Letter from Pvt. Albert Corey to his father and letters about his death.

Fourty-seventh Infantry

McKinney, David. StoneRiver.

Keady, Alexander. Letters from Alexander Keady to his family, also pictures of the three brothers. Part 1 1861 - 1865.

Keady, Alexander. Letters from Alexander Keady to his family, also pictures of the three brothers. Part 2 1861 - 1865.

Fifty-first Infantry

Grabbe, Frederick. Illinois - 51st Infantry - Grabbe, Frederick 1915.

Hanback, Lewis. Letter concerning the death of Lt. Otis Moody at Chickamauga. October 18, 1863.

Moody, Lt. Otis. Diary. April 1862 - September 1863.

Moody, Lt. Otis. Last Will and Testament. March 24, 1862.

Schlereth, JoEllen Peck. Notes from Civil War (War of 1861) Military and Pension Records of Erwin Peck. 1983.

Unknown. Photograph of Lt. Otis Moody. ca. 1862.

Fifty-ninth Infantry

Boyer, Lt. Fred N. Diary. January 24, 1862 - January 9, 1863 / January 1, 1865 - December 7, 1865.

Lathrop, Dr. D. The history of the Fifty-ninth Regiment Illinois Volunteers. Or a three years' campaign through Missouri, Arkansas, Mississippi, Tennessee and Kentucky, with a description of the country, towns, skirmishes and battles - incidents, casualties and anecdoes met with on he way; and embellished with twenty-four lithographed portraits of the officers of the regiment. 1865.

Owen, Mary Elizabeth Stookey. The Civil War letters written by James Monroe Stookey to his brother Daniel Stookey, 1861-1865.

Stookey, James M. Letters of Captain James M. Stookey, Co. E, 59th IL Infantry. January 24, 1863-April 20, 1864.

Stookey, James M. Letters of Captain James M. Stookey, Co. E, 59th IL Infantry. January 24, 1863-April 20, 1864. Part 2

Seventy-third Infantry

Pension Records of Logan Knoles. 1863 - 1877.

Lanphear, Ira L. Letters of Ira Lanphear to his friends. May 17, 1863

Walker, Franklin. Discharge papers for Franklin Walker. May 23, 1865

Moore, William A. Letters from William A Moore to his father. 1863 - 1865

Van Hatten, Joseph. Letters from Joseph Van Hatten to his family. ND

73rd Infantry. The muster rolls for John Bostwick, Ruleff B. Bostwick,Oliver P. Jones, James W. Trimble and William H. Jones with pictures and battle maps.

Seventy-fourth Infantry

Drake, Richard R. Letter from Richard R. Drake to his wife. July 14, 1863.

Martin, Josiah. An interpretation of what Josiah wrote February 1863.

Stinson, Edward H. Research on Edward H. Stinson, 74th Illinois Volunteers. 1993

Unknown. Research on Samuel E. Powers, 74th Illinois Volunteers.

Various authors. Rockford (IL) Register Articles. 1863.

Vedeler, Charlotte. Research on Alpheus Blakesley of the 74th Illinois Infantry. 1989.

Seventy-fifth Infantry

Dodge, William Sumner. A Waif of the War: or the History of the 75th Illinois Infantry.

Seventy-ninth Infantry

GAR. Francis Wilson's information sheets. ND.

Maddock, Amos L.. Pension Depositions. July 17, 1888, 6 pp.

Reedy, Daniel R. Samuel Reedy (1840-1932) & George William Reedy (1838-1908) Company F, 79th Illinois Infantry Regiment.

Unknown. Photograph of Joseph Henry Smith. ca. 1862, 2 pp.

U. S. Government. Military records of Henry B. Kille. ND.

U. S. Government. Military records of Milton H. Craig. 1863.

Military Records of Capt. Nixon S. Buckner. Part 1

Military Records of Capt. Nixon S. Buckner. Part 2

Military Records of Willis Wesley Gilbert.

Smith, Joseph Henry, private. Picture of Private Smith, killed at Stones River, Murfreesboro. Grave No. E - 1826.

Jones, Joseph. A letter from Joseph Jones of Illinois, a Union private in the 79th Illinois Infantry, written from Mufreesboro, TN, to his wife, Nancy E. Jones February 11, 1863.

Jones, William Henry. The letters of William Henry Jones to his wife in 1863.

Eighty Infantry

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1861

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1862 Part 1

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1862 Part 2

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1862 Part 3

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1862 Part 4

Boggs Family Letters, A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1862 Part 5

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1863 Part 1

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1863 Part 2

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written by James Clark Boggs to his wife Margaret and other family members. 1864

Boggs Family Letters. Bogg's copy of "A Good Soldier" book.

Boggs Family Letters. Letter written on Nov 6, 1857

Boggs Family Letters. Letter from Nathan McAlister to Margnet Boggs . April 24, 1870

Boggs Family Letters, Letter to Mother June 1887

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of documents pretaining to Widow's benefits.

Boggs Family Letters. A collection of letters written in the 1890s.

Eighty-fourth Infantry

Allaman, John H. Descendents of Jacob Allaman. 1983.

Easley, Oscar. Letters to Wife and Sisters. 12/24/1862, 12/25/1862, 01/28/1863 & 01/30/1863.

McCabe, John. Letters.

McCabe, John. Rushville Times. Article about the 44th Anniversary of The Battle of Stones River. 12-31-1906.

Miner, T. R. Letters of T. R. Minor to his family. Janurary 2, 1863-January 6, 1863.

Simmons, L. A. The history of the 84th Reg't Ill. Vols. 1866.

Simmons, L.A. & Waters, J.C. Letters to Newspapers - "Macomb Eagle" & "Macomb Weekly Journal" - Transcriptions. January 11, 12 & 16, 1863, 9 pp.

Simmons, L.A. Newspaper Correspondence - "Macomb Eagle",1 p.

Sloan, John Fletcher. Written in honor of Vachel Benson who died on Stone River Battlefield Dec. 31 1862 Jan. 1-2 1863.

Stockton, W. H. and Will J. Allaman. Letter to Jacob Allaman from W. H. Stockton and a letter from C. A. Allaman. 1862.

Unknown. Photograph of Richard H. McClintock. ca. 1862, 1 p.

U.S. Government. George W. McDaniel's certificate of disability for discharge. 1863.

U. S. Government. Military Records of David R. Manlove. ND.

Walker, John. Letter from John Walker to Lovina E. Walker. January 5, 1863.

Waters, J.C. Newspaper Correspondence - "Macomb Weekly Journal", January 30, 1863 (Paper Publication Date), 2 p.

Rushville Times reprint of a soldiers letter home from The Battle of Stones River. Published on the 44th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River. 1906

Dragoo Family Association. Documents pretaining to Widow's Army Pension for Anna Cheralotte Dragoo, widow of Daniel Dragoo. 2007

Eighty-fifth Infantry

Lewis, Ben. Illiniois - 85th Infantry - Lewis, James.

Eighty-sixth Infantry

Kinnear, J. R. History of the Eighy-Sixth Regiment Illiois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service. 1866. Part 1

Kinnear, J. R. History of the Eighy-Sixth Regiment Illiois Volunteer Infantry, during its term of service. 1866. Part 2
Eighty-eight Infantry

Ely, John. Diary of John Ely. December 5, 1862 - January 16, 1863.

Hollister, Fred. Death of Eugene A. Lyford. 01/13/1863.

Hicken, Victor. Illinois in the Civil War. 1966.

Lammey, A. Roster of the 88th Illinois Volunteer Infantry...Second Board of Trade Regiment.

Lammey, A. Roster of the 88th Illinois Volunteer Infantry...Second Board of Trade Regiment Part 2

Lockwood, John J. Letter to Dr. Jeremiah Lyford. Janaury 12, 1863.

Lyford, Eugene A. Letters from Eugene A. Lyford to his family. August 17 - December 28, 1862.

Mencham, Augusta. Letter to Mrs. Lyford. 04/21/1863.

Spalding, E. F. Letter to Dr. J.H. Lyford. 01/15/1863.

Eighty-ninth Infantry

Berry, G. H. Letters to Wife. January 2, 1863 through January 12, 1863.

Buckley, Joseph. Letters from Joseph Buckley to his wife. December 21, 1862 - January 13, 1863.

Dimick, Lieutenant. Letter from Lieutenant Dimick. January 4, 1863.

George Gresham Sinclair. Letters of George Gresham Sinclair to his wife, Francis E. Anderson Sinclair. September 6, 1862 - July 17, 1863.

Goddard, Frederick W. Transcript of the diary of Frederick W. Goddard. August 25, 1862 - February 6, 1863.

Seaman, William E. Letter from William E. Seaman To Mrs. Youlin telling of Eliajh Youlin's death.

Whitney, Theodore F. Letter to Family. January 8, 1863.

Williams, Captain W. D. Letter from Captain W. D. Williams. January 17, 1863.

French, David Dexter. Letter from David Dexter French to Kathie about his army life during the Civil War. Oct. 23 1933

Ninty-second Infantry

Colehour, James A. Illinois - 92nd Infantry - Colehour's Diary.

Ninty-sixth Infantry

Ring, Sergeant H. J. Sergeant H. J. Ring's book. 1863-1864.

One hundredth Infantry

Buss, Edgar C. Letters from Edgar C. Buss to his family. January 13, 1863-January 26, 1863.

Unknown. Materials about Levi C. Rice including letters, military record, photograph and biographical sketch. ND

Woodruff, George H. Fifteen years ago or the patriotism of Will County. 1876.

One hundred second Infantry

Unknown. Inventory Sheet for the 102nd Infantry.

One hundred tenth Infantry

Capps, Benjamin Harvey. Research on Capps family. ND.

One hundred fifteenth Infantry

Shepard, Albert. Letter to Eugene Shepard/ Newspaper Article. Letter - November 18, 1863

One hundred twenty-third Infantry

Brissenden, Lewis. Letter from Lewis Brissenden to his sister. 1863.

Wilder, J. T. Joseph Boles sent a letter to the newspaper written by J. T. Wilder. ND.

One hundred twenty-fifth Infantry

Beighle, George. Letters to Wife (2) & One Letter from Johnson Knight reporting Beighle's death at KennesawMountain. 07/05/1863, 07/16/1863, 06/29/1864.Article - May 10, 1900.

One hundred fifty-first Infantry

Keady, Alexander. Letters to Wife. 1861-1864.

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