Civil War collection, 1860-1991 | Louisiana Research Collection
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ID: LaRC/Manuscripts Collection 524
Extent: 5.0 Boxes
This artificial collection, created by Tulane University, contains single items and small groups of documents from a variety of sources pertaining to a subject or interest.
The collection consists of 5 boxes.
Access Restrictions: Collection is open to the public. No known restrictions.
Use Restrictions: Physical rights are retained by the Louisiana Research Collection. Copyright is retained in accordance with U.S. copyright laws.
Preferred Citation: Civil War collection, Manuscripts Collection 524, Louisiana Research Collection, Howard-Tilton Memorial Library, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118.
Finding Aid Revision History: Finding aid information entered in Archon by LAC Group in 2011.
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- Box 1: Civil War collection
- Folder 1: Alfred Huger letter, 1869
- Typewritten copy of letter written by the Honorable Alfred Huger to his nephew, Dr. William H. Huger, in which he praises Virginians and denounces Yankees. The Hugers were descendants of French Huguenots in Charleston since colonial days.
- Folder 2: Confederate pass, 1862 April 15
- Pass dated 1862 April 15, granting permission to visit New Orleans "upon honor not to communicate in writing or verbally, for publication, any fact ascertained, which, if known to the enemy, might be injurious to the Confederate States of America." Signed by the Provost Marshal.
- Folder 3: Department of the Gulf receipt, 1862
- Receipt acknowledged from Wood and Low merchants for their aid of money "to be appropriated to the relief of the starving poor in New Orleans."
- Folder 4: Major General B.F. Butler note, 1862 May 3
- Letter from R.P. Davis, Captain and A.D.C. to Major-General Butler, Commander of the Department of the Gulf, New Orleans, 1862 May 3, stating that Major-General Butler "would be pleased to meet you at his office, at the Custom House, today at 12 M." Addressee not named. On verso is written: "Me suis rendu a l'invitation"
- Folder 5: J.J. McCormack letter, 1861
- Letter from J.J. McCormack, Assistant Appraiser, Port of New Orleans, 1861 April 25, to Honorable C.G. Memminger, Secretary of the Treasury of the Confederate States, asking for a four month leave of absence for military service: states that from present prospects commerce will be greatly reduced.
- Folder 6: Confederate war-songs article, undated
- Eight printed pages of Confederate War-Songs.
- Folder 7: Paul Guédry letters, 1862
Two letters, in French, from Paul Guédry to his father. The first, from Camp Binjamin (sic), 1862 January 7, tells of the general dissatisfaction with the camp and of regret at leaving Camp Roman. The second, from Corinth, Mississippi, 1862 March 23, gives information about the regiments stationed there, tells of Colonel Mouton as acting brigadier general, and mentions the imminence of Yankee attacks.
A transcription and translation of each letter is to be found in the folder with the letters.
- Folder 8: Confederate pass, 1863
- Pass issued by the Provost Marshal's Office in Mobile to John C. Muller, a Swiss subject, and his wife and children to go to New Orleans and thence to Europe. Dated 1863 March 17.
- Folder 9: Smith family letters, 1861-1865
- Letters are from Alfred W. Smith to his mother Sarah Jefferson Smith and his father Charles Alfred Smith. Also includes letters of Sarah Smith to Charles Smith; letters of Nathan Stedman and Charles Duffield to Alfred Smith, and letter of A. Buckner and of W. Buckner to Charles Smith. The latter was manager of the Buckner plantation. Letters cover the period 1861 to 1865 and describe army life from the view of the common soldier and civilian life in the Confederacy. Sarah Smith lived in Natchez; Alfred Smith was stationed in Mississippi, Georgia, and South Carolina and was in an Illinois prison camp. Sarah Anne Jefferson - London, England. Charles Alfred Smith - Essex, England (left England in 1840).
- Folder 10: Henry M. Browning, 1864 April 25-1866
- Diary written by Henry M. Browning , Company A, 37th Regiment Illinois R.R. Infantry, covering period from his enlistment on 1864 April 25, to his discharge in 1866. He describes trip down the Mississippi River, through Tennessee, and parts of Mississippi. He tells of activities of the regiment at Morganza, Atchafalya, Red, and White Rivers into Arkansas, and subsequent trips to Pensacola, Galveston, and Brownsville. He gives enlistments at Brownsville in 1864 February 10. Mentions receipt of news of the fall of Atlanta and of the death of President Lincoln, 1865 April. Photostat.
- Folder 11: George R. Ayres letter, 1863 March 19
- George R. Ayres, New Orleans, to Isaac S. Waterman, Philadelphia, describing shipping conditions and the Union Fleet in New Orleans; discussing the price of sugar and cotton and the amounts awaiting shipment; relating the market price of agricultural goods in New Orleans; recounting the expedition of General Banks to Vicksburg. Photostat.
- Folder 12: Two dollar note, 1863 February 18
- Two dollar note issued by the Treasurer of the Parish of Livingstone, 1863 February 18.
- Folder 13: Henry St. Paul Civil War article, 1863 November
- Typescript of essay by Henry St. Paul, "Our Home and Foreign Policy," originally printed at the office of the Daily Register and Advertiser, Mobile, Alabama, 1863 November, presenting a justification for Southern secession based on his personal interpretation of the Monroe Doctrine.
- Folder 14: French Citizens' memorial, 1862 May 26
- Photostat of a memorial, dated 1862 May 26, drawn up and signed by a number of French citizens residing in New Orleans, to the Count E. Méjan, French consul in New Orleans, thanking him for aid he rendered two groups they formed (the Légion Française and the Brigade Française) through which they were able to maintain their neutrality in the American Civil War, as Commanded by the Emperor of France. in French.
- Folder 15: A. De la Motte papers, 1862-1863
- Papers of A. De la Motte relative to the Legion française and the French Brigade, two organizations formed by non-naturalized French residents for the defense of the city during the Civil War.
- Folder 16: General G.F. Shepley paper, 1863
- Order of General G.F. Shepley, military governor of Louisiana, that William Furness is to visit all plantations in the state and is to be allowed free access to all colored persons on the plantations.
- Folder 17: Civil War passes, 1862-1865
- Passes to civil war prisoners - one issued by Union Army to Allen Thomas, two issued by Confederate Army to Captain Thomas J. Moore.
- Folder 18: Abraham Lincoln letters, 1862-1865
- Petition to Abraham Lincoln for clemency to a prisoner-of-war, John Gauche, Jr. Signed by numerous members of the Louisiana Legislature, and endorsed by Governor J. Madison Wells. Lincoln's answer on the verso. Also, letter to Governor of Louisiana, Michael Hahn, suggesting possibility of giving intelligent Negroes, particularly former Union soldiers the right to vote, 1864. Copy of letter to General Butler asking about plans of Louisiana planters to pay Negroes wages. Copy original in safe.
- Folder 19: Confederate enlistments, 1862-1863
- A confederate company roll of enlistments made in New Orleans, Camp Pratt, and Camp Bisland.
- Folder 20: New Orleans- Civil War papers, 1861-1865
- Copy of prayer written by Bishop William Green for the Clergy of the Mississippi Diocese at the beginning of the Civil War and several incidents caused by the struggle between New Orleans people and Federal officials during the occupation of the city. Also resolution drawn up by New Orleans Board of Aldermen to honor General Duncan for his defense of New Orleans. Several tax receipts- property, levee, and assessment for aiding rebellion. Also letter to Mayor of Carrollton concerning sanitary conditions of the community.
- Box 2: Civil War collection
- Folder 21: S.R. Mallory letter, 1861
- Letter from S.R. Mallory, Secretary of Confederate States Navy, to John Slidell of New Orleans, regarding the appointment of T.J. Stewart to the position of midshipman in the Navy.
- Folder 22: Judge Roland Jones letter, 1861
- Copy of a letter from Judge Roland Jones of Shreveport, Louisiana, to his cousin, Dr. Alexander Jones, author, news reporter and physician of New York City. Letter describes the sentiments of the South at this time.
- Folder 23: Confederate Fleet at New Orleans list, 1862
- List of ships of the Confederate fleet at New Orleans in 1862.
- Folder 24: Civil War letters article, 1862
- Article about four Civil War letters which present a first hand account of a Civil War incident. Letters are from General Butler, in command of the Land Forces occupying New Orleans, Commodore Porter, in command of a division of the flotilla in the Mississippi, and Admiral Farragut in command of a division of the Navy which operated with Butler in the capture of New Orleans.
- Folder 25: Confederate letters, 1861, 1863
- Unsigned letter from Confederate soldier discussing troop movement above Franklin, Louisiana. Included are details of tactics and casualties in encounters with Yankees. Also mentions rumor that Fort Jackson has been captured, 1863. Letter from Confederate merchant discussing business transactions, including prices of cottons and trade difficulties due to blockade. Signed: Rosser Prothro and Company, 1861.
- Folder 26: Civil War letter, undated
- Letter mentioning the Confederacy and personal financial situation of the writer. Part of the letter is in pencil and in English, one page of the letter is written in French.
- Folder 27: Mayor John T. Monroe broadside, 1862 April 25
- Xeroxed copy of an 1862 April 25 broadside issued by Mayor John T. Monroe proclaiming the imminent surrender of New Orleans to Federal troops, original in possession of Dr. Paul A. Lemke, Jr.
- Folder 28: Receipts for confiscated property of J.P. Benjamin and William Freret, 1863
Receipt for property confiscated from William Freret of New Orleans 1863 August 22, xeroxed copy.
Receipt for property confiscated from Judah P. Benjamin and brothers, 1863 August 20, xeroxed copy.
Receipts were issued by Office of Supervising Special Agent of the Treasury Department in New Orleans.
- Folder 29: Horace Chapin Civil War diary, 1863-1864
- Two copies of typescripts of Civil War diary of Horace Chapin, Captain commanding Company D, 27th Regiment Illinois Volunteers. Describes dreary details of camp life, skirmishes, pay, cost of food and sundries, and, eventually, the amputation of one leg in 1863 November and his discharge.
- Folder 30: Franklin Kleine military record, 1864-1865
- Photocopy of military record of Franklin Kleine, sixth corps, first division, third brigade, third Pennsylvania corps. Includes names of all the battles he was in.
- Folder 31: Special order number 34, District of Carrollton, 1864
- Special order number 34, headquarters, District of Carrollton, 1864 June 10, assigned by B.S. Robert, Brigadier General. Commanding order relates to houses of enemies of government needed for housing of sick and that such enemies must endure the Confederate government allegiance to obtain any assistance or clemency from the United States government.
- Folder 33: T.E. Gammons letter, 1864
- Lieutenant T.E. Gammons, Company C, Eleventh Infantry Corps d'Afrique, Port Hudson, Louisiana, to Captain Burt describing Port Hudson and his activities there and giving news about the transfer and activities of mutual friends.
- Folder 34: Civil War letters, 1862 February 3-1863 February 24
Collection contains the following letters:
1862 February 3. C.W.G. McAllister, Company A, 6th Vermont Regiment, Camp Griffon, to B.F. Young, concerning his army life and camp activities.
1863 February 24. C. von Herrmann, New Orleans, to "My dear Captain," Von Herrmann, a member of the Union army, discusses Butler's occupation of New Orleans and mentions a new attack.
- Folder 35: Confederate poems, undated
- These are several Confederate poems written by an unknown New Orleans woman.
- Folder 36: Captain Edmund T. King memoir, 1910, 1929, 1931
- The Captain Edmund T. King memoir is a history of the St. Martin's Rangers, an independent unit of the Louisiana Artillery during the Civil War. The company, also known as Fuller's Company Bull Battery and later King's Artillery Company, was originally organized in 1862 by Captain E.W. Fuller. After Fuller's death King succeeded him as Captain. The company saw action against the Federals all over western Louisiana from the Red River, to Bayou Teche, to Morgan City. The memoir mentions many skirmishes and battles including one at Fort DeRussy, and there are references to men in the Company, and to the steamboats Cotton, Queen of the West, Mary T., Grand Duke, Nina Simms, and others. There is also an introduction written by King's niece Grace King, and a letter written by A.A. Flory, about King. Xeroxed copies.
- Folder 37: Allen Thomas military order, 1863 December 17
- Broadside: An order issued by Colonel Allen Thomas, 28th Louisiana Regiment, Opelousas, 1863 December 17, to the Officers and men of companies A and K, to report at once to Opelousas.
- Folder 38: Private W.G. Whitaker "A part of war and prison life", 1862-1865
- "A Part of War and Prison Life" of Private W.G. Whitaker, Company H, Fourth Georgia Regiment. Xeroxed copy.
- Folder 39: Andrew Devilbiss letters, 1861 October 14-1864 November 15
Correspondence of Andrew Devilbiss to his wife, Mary.
1861 October 14, Columbus, Kentucky, xeroxed copy and typescript.
1861 November 9, Columbus, Kentucky, xeroxed copy and typescript.
1862 April 16, Corinth, Mississippi, xeroxed copy and typescript.
1862 April 19, Corinth, Mississippi, xeroxed copy and typescript.
1864 July 14, Richmond, Virginia, xeroxed copy and typescript.
Letter to Mary E. Devilbiss, from Lieutenant A.T. Martin, dated 1864 November 15, informing her of her husband's death.
- Folder 40: Dolorez Hymen oath, 1864 September 6
- Document dated 1864 September 6, by which Delorez Hymen (or Heymen) declares her loyalty to the United States and the Constitution.
- Box 3: Civil War collection
- Folder 41: Benjamin F. Butler proclamation, 1862 May 1
- Proclamation issued by Major General Benjamin F. Butler, 1862 May 1, upon taking control of New Orleans for the Federal forces. Badly torn. Oversize item.
- Folder 42: North Carolina Standard Extra, 1861 February 22
- Extra newssheet issued 1861 February 22 by the North Carolina Standard, attacking the Secessionist movement in North Carolina and urging voters to elect Union supporters as representatives to the state convention. Raleigh imprint, W.W. Holden, editor.
- Folder 43: J. William Haight, Jr. order, 1864 January 15
- Haight, Jr., Post Adjutant, 3rd Engineers, Lieutenant J. William Berwick City, orders Captain Newton and Lieutenant Thompson to proceed down Black Bayou and Wax Bayou to Berwick Bay and to seize all small vessels there. Haight's command issued 1864 January 15 by order of Colonel George D. Robinson, 97th United States Colored Troops, Commanding Engineer Brigade.
- Folder 44: T.W. Peyton letter, 1862
- Letter from Lieutenant T.W. Peyton, Company F, 11th Regiment, Louisiana Volunteers, Columbus, Kentucky, to Captain John C. Fleming, New Orleans, describes his personal activities, the arrival of new recruits in camp, and the work of the battalion. Xerox.
- Folder 45: Colonel Charles D. Dreux biography, 1883
- Pamphlet entitled The Life and Military Services of Colonel Charles D. Dreux published in New Orleans, 1883. Includes sketches of Colonel Dreux's life, roster of the First Louisiana Special Battalion (Dreux's Battalion), Dreux's funeral obsequies and a listing of the members of the St. John Fencing Club and the patrons of the Grand Festival and Military Entertainment sponsored by the St. John Fencing Club for the Dreux Monument Fund.
- Folder 46: Albert Levy military orders, 1863-1865
- Xerox copy of Civil War military orders issued to Albert Levy as a private, captain, and corporal.
- Folder 47: Frank Harding letter, 1862 May 3
- Annotated typescript of letter from Frank Durght Harding to his father, Eddy Harding dated 1862 May 3, giving his impressions of his voyage from Ship Island to New Orleans and of the city itself shortly after its surrender to Federal troops. Annotation gives information on Federal troop movements in southeast Louisiana at that time.
- Folder 48: John M. Lyles letter, 1861 July 13
- Typescript (original lost) of letter from John M. Lyles to George Washington Paxis, dated 1861 July 13 from Manassas Junction, Virginia. Of interest is Lyles' description of Beauregard. Also mentioned are camp life, attempts at creating a uniform, and family matters.
- Folder 49: Edward G. Noble account of pay and clothing, 1865 March 18
- Descriptive list and account of pay and clothing of Edward G. Noble, Colonel L. Forrests Cavalry Regiment (?) dated 1865 March 13 at West Point, Mississippi, signed by E.B. Shelton. Oversize item.
- Folder 50: Charles H. Lewis, Secretary of Commonwealth of Virginia, reorganization broadside, 1865
- Printed proclamation from the Secretary of the Commonwealth of Virginia, Lewis, giving directions on eligibility for office, voting procedures, and inauguration details for commissioners. Appointed by Virginia Governor to reorganize the newly restored government of Virginia.
- Folder 51: Open letter to President Andrew Johnson, 1866
- Broadside of newspaper reprint from the New York Metropolitan Record. Southerners felt they had already met all treaty obligations and demanded less harsh "Reconstruction" treatment. Grievances discussed: abolition of slavery, the garrisoning of negro Union troops in the South, the freedmen's bureau, the federally appointed state legislatures, especially the policies of William Seward. Oversize item.
- Folder 52: John C. Murray diary, 1864 January-1865 June
The diary is a record kept by John C. Murray of his experiences as a Confederate soldier during the period of 1864 January to 1865 June. Not all the entries are made in chronological order. At the beginning of the narrative, Murray, a member of the Crescent Artillery, is fighting in the Red River area. Subsequently his unit moved to Fort De Russy and participated in the battle there. After the fall of the Fort, Murray was taken prisoner and transferred to the Picayune Press Yard, one of the Federal prisons in New Orleans. Except for brief parole leaves he remained there until 1864 July, when he was exchanged. Shortly thereafter he joined the second Louisiana Heavy Artillery and once again saw action. From 1865 April to June, he was on furlough in Texas and by June 28 he was back in New Orleans.
Murray makes many interesting comments and observations in his diary. He describes troop movements, modes of transportation on land and water, gunboats on the Mississippi and Red Rivers, rations, entertainment, prison life, as well as the town and camps where he was stationed- Shreveport, Alexandria, Grand Ecore, Choctaw Bayou, and Natchitoches. Particularly noteworthy are his comments on the antagonism of volunteer soldiers towards conscripts, and on the low morale of the Confederate troops at Fort de Russy, which he blamed on the Colonel commanding the post, and his account of the battle at the Fort. At the end of the volume Murray summarized the activities of the Crescent Artillery and his own career during the War.
In the entries made while in Texas, Murray compares the appearance of the countryside in Texas with that in Louisiana and describes as an eyewitness conditions and events in Houston and Galveston during the closing days of the war.
- Folder 53: General Thomas Allen paper, 1865
- Permission given to General Allen Thomas, Confederate States of America, a paroled prisoner of war to proceed to New York and on returning to New Orleans to report to the Provost Marshal General. Signed by General George S. Andrews.
- Folder 54: William Britton Bailey memoires, 1861-1864
- Bailey's memoires are in typescript form, taken from letters he wrote to his brother while both served in the Confederate Army and from his pocket diary. Given are some details of daily soldier's life, with particular mention of the Battles of Gettysburg, Fredericksburg, and Chancelorsville. Also noted is his capture and imprisonment at Point Lookout, Maryland, 1864 February.
- Folder 55: Judah P. Benjamin letter, 1861 November 19
- Judah P. Benjamin, War Department, Confederate States of America, Richmond to Governor J.G. Harris, Nashville, Tennessee, referring to rank of Colonels Raines and Churchwell.
- Folder 56: James Dinkins memoires, 1897-1899 January 11
- 1897 notice by the Robert Clarke Cie, editors about the publication of J. Dinkins' recollections and experiences in the Confederate Army, entitled, "1861-1865, by an Old Johnnie." The notice was enclosed with a letter dated 1899 January 11, from J. Dinkins to Colonel T.C. Herndon, cover letter for a copy of "1861-1865."
- Folder 57: L'Opinion francaise extract, 1862 January 18-19
- Extract from the French newspaper l'opinion francaise, publishing a letter by a French engineer, Octave Chanut, established in the northern states; who travelled south in 1861 December and in a letter to a friend in France explained his observations and appreciations of the situation in the south at the beginning of the Civil War. French with translation.
- Folder 58: William Crawford Dowdell letter, 1864
- Letter written by William Crawford Dowdell to his wife in La Fayette. He speaks of a sermon by Harrison and hopes that the Yankees will not attack their large force.
- Folder 59: William Jackman letter, 1863 September 22
- William Jackman, Berwick City, Louisiana, to wife, Nancy Jackman, Patten, Maine. Jackman discusses the gathering of Union forces in Louisiana with the object to subdue the rebels in the western part of Louisiana and Texas. He also describes how the soldiers must sleep while on the march and believes the War will end soon due to the retreat of General Bragg's army, the fall of Charleston, and the growing strength of the Union forces on the Potomac. With transcription.
- Folder 60: Confederate Louisiana commands history, undated
Xerox copies of the corrected page proofs of "History of Different Commands of Louisiana Cavalry, Infantry, Artillery, and Militia." Lists officers, the names of individual units down to the company level as well as having some notes of the administrative history especially on the regimental level. Volume.
Arrangement of volumes is as follows:
Infantry Regiments pages 1-39
Infantry Battalions pages 40-52
Heavy Artillery page 53
Militia Regiments pages 54-85
Cavalry Regiments pages 86-96
Battalion of Heavy Artillery page 97
Cavalry Battalion pages 98-109
Washington Artillery pages 110-110a
Battery, Artillery pages 111-115
Militia Regiments mixed by mainly Infantry pages 116-192
Militia Brigades pages 193-206
- Folder 61: George N. Janvrin letter, 1864 May 27
- Letter from a member of the 14th New Hampshire Volunteers at Camp Parapet. The letter mentions the end of slavery. Janvrin expects to be in the Red River campaign. He predicts that it will be bloody and can't help think of the song, "Who will care for Mother now?"
- Folder 62: William Jones letters, 1862-1863
- Three letters of William W. Jones to his sister Mary F. Jones in the winter of 1862-1863. Jones was a Union soldier who fought in the Teche Campaign and at Baton Rouge. He describes some of the camp activities, the relations with conscript Negroes, the making of sugar, capture of guerilla fighters and New York politics. One of the letters is from Thibodeaux and two are from Baton Rouge. Jones served with the 13th.
- Folder 63: Inglet, T.W.G., 1861-1864
- Letters of T.W.G. Inglet, Company C, 28th Georgia Volunteers, to his wife from Griffin, Georgia, James Island, South Carolina, Kinston, North Carolina, and Petersburg, Virginia. Mainly rough letters about war and camp. 1864 July 31 letter gives description of the Battle of the Crater.
- Folder 64: Lewis Fisher Levy memoir, 1902
- Copy of the typed memoir of Lewis F. Levy written in 1902 covering his imprisonment during the Civil War in Alton Illinois and Fort Delaware, 1863-1865. Levy, who served with a Mississippi Cavalry unit, describes the hardships in each prison.
- Box 4: Civil War collection
- Folder 65: J.W. Minnich, Pegram's brigade at Chickamauga, Jay's (Reed's) Mill and Rossville Gap, 1863
- Original reports and comments from personal observations and experiences of Pegram's Brigade at Chickamauga, Jay's (Reed's) Mill and Rossville Gap, 1863 September 18, 19, 20, and 21. Also a brief sketch of the East Tennessee campaign under Longstreet, 1863 October 20 to 1864 January 27, revised and corrected by author 1932 February 13. Typescript, contains maps. Minnich is listed in Critical Bibliography of the Civil War as the author of Inside of Rock Island Prison from December, 1863 to June, 1865.
- Folder 66: James G. Randall, confiscation of property during the Civil War, 1910
- Typewritten thesis written by James Garfield Randall in 1910. Published in 1912 in revised form. Author is a noted Civil War historian.
- Folder 67: Dora Richards Miller, Civil War diary of a Union woman in the South, 1860-1862
- Diary of Dora Richards Miller, which was edited and published by George Washington Cable in the Century Magazine. She also provided material for other works edited and published by Cable. Miller was a writer, journalist, and a school teacher in New Orleans. The original of the diary is in the G.W. Cable collection, volume 7.
- Folder 68: Van Buren Oldham diary, 1863
- Typescript of the Civil War Diary of Van Buren Oldham while in a Union prison at Camp Douglas, Illinois, and while serving with the 9th in Tennessee. He details camp life and military engagements in Southeast Tennessee and North Georgia. He was wounded at Chickamauga. He was hospitalized in Montgomery and Newnan, Georgia. Copy.
- Folder 69: La Bataille des Mouchoirs, 1863 February 20
- Two satirical pieces about the confrontation between the Union soldiers and the citizens of New Orleans on 1863 February 20 when Southern officers left the city to be exchanged. Printed.
- Folder 70: Thomas Bacon, Homestead plantation letter, 1862 February 5
- Thomas S. Bacon, Homestead Plantation, near Alexandria, writes that he cannot pay his debts until an estate is settled. On verso: "marked B and referred to in the answer of C.S. Walmsley." Signed Charles H. Bullard, J.P.
- Folder 71: George Bell letter, 1864 February 13
- Letter from Captain George Bell, 37th Illinois, Acting Superintendent of Negro Labor, to Captain Stephen Hoyt, Acting Mayor of New Orleans, during the Federal occupation, concerning the removal of vagrants from the work house in the city to the plantations to work the fields.
- Folder 72: Thomas E. Morrow letter, 1864 August 2
Letter from Thomas E. Morrow, Company G, 8th Louisiana Infantry to his father following and about General Jubal Early's raid on Washington.
Thomas E. Morrow was born in Georgia and lived in Minden Louisiana. He was a single farmer when he enlisted in the Louisiana infantry 1861 June 23. He reenlisted in 1862. He was captured at Rappahannock 1863 July 2 and exchanged at Belle Grove 1864 March 12. He was captured again at Strasburg 1864 October 19 and sent to Point Lookout from Harper's Ferry 1864 October 25. He was transferred to Aiken's Landing, 1865 February 10.
- Folder 73: Léon Joseph Fremaux papers, 1861-1991
- Includes a copy of "Military Biography of Léon Joseph Fremaux," Captain of Engineers in the 8th Louisiana Volunteers. The Battles of (first) Manassas, Rappahanock, Shiloh, Port Hudson, and Mobile are mentioned. Also includes a typescript of the (auto)biography; copies of a portrait of Fremaux and eleven sketches of military life he made and sent home during the war; and a genealogy of the Nelson-Grandjean family. Captain Fremaux wrote his (auto)biography 1889 September 24.
- Folder 74: Thomas Tyson papers, 1860 November 24-1864 July 4, undated
The papers consist primarily of Civil War letters of Thomas Tyson to Bettie and family and his diary which covers the Atlanta campaign period from January to December 1864 and some notes for 1863. There is also an 1860 letter from William Tyson at school in Alabama referring to Lincoln's election. Copies.
Notes: Letters: 1860 November 24, 1861 July 2, 1863 December 5, 1864 February 1, 1864 May 22, 1864 May 31, 1864 July 4, undated.
- Folder 75: James Bowen letter to Trinity Church, 1864
- Letter from James Bowen, Provost Marshall General, United States of America, to Wheeler, trustee of Trinity Episcopal Church, New Orleans, referring to the omission of prayers for the President and Congress of the United States in the church service with a warning that persons loyal to the United States would take over the government of the church.
- Box 5: Civil War collection
- Folder 76: Joseph L. Richard regimental rosters
The roster consists of all known men in the 18th Louisiana Infantry Regiment, listed in rank order by Field and Staff, Companies A-I and K as compiled by Joseph Richard. The rosters include men who transferred from the 24th (Crescent) Louisiana infantry regiment, the 10th Battalion Louisiana Infantry (Yellow Jacket Battalion) as well as other military units. Xeroxed copies.
Includes a roster for a Company not stated as part of records.
- Folder 77: Joseph L. Richard regimental rosters
The roster consists of all known men in the 28th Thomas' Louisiana Infantry Regiment, listed in rank order by Field and Staff, Companies A-I and K as compiled by Joseph Richard. This regiment was also known as the 29th Louisiana Infantry Regiment. Xeroxed copies.
Includes a roster for a Company not stated as part of records.
- Folder 78: Captain Eugene Holmes' battery muster roll, circa 1865
- Muster roll of Captain Eugene Holmes Battery, Louisiana Artillery. The battery was organized in 1864 March and served in Southern Mississippi and the defense of Mobile. Muster roll lists 71 men who served with the battery, where and when they enlisted and their fate during the war.
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