Civil war manuscripts evolved from a checklist prepared investigate the relationship between union and confederate soldiers both as prisoners of war and during. Civil war soldiers were among the most literate in history about eight out of every ten confederate soldiers and nine out of every ten union soldiers could read and write. Some historians emphasize that civil war soldiers were driven by political ideology, holding firm beliefs about the importance of liberty, union, or state rights, or about the need to protect or to destroy slavery. View civil war letters, relics & documents online at the shapell manuscript foundation union soldier hopes this battle will end the war herbert hoover. Letters and diaries of soldiers and civilians the students imagine that they are civil war soldiers or civilians i recall a union soldier lying near the.
My cousin diane keeps her letters from fraser soldiers (our grandmother's line) in her living room chest as i read transcripts of these letters, i ask myself one question: what does each confederate soldier believe he is fighting for. A drawing of a confederate shooting a union soldier near jefferson city the rebel is depicted in uniform, although many confederate partisans fought in civilian clothes. Civil war resources in duke's david m rubenstein rare book & manuscript library: soldiers' diaries and letters union soldier in the ga chiefly civil war.
This page is an introduction to the index of confederate civil war veterans who applied for residence in the tennessee confederate soldiers' home. Union civil war letters: battles the us marines at the battle of manassas, july 20th, 1861 - charles h pierce, co d, marine battalion 15th mass soldier's letter - ball's bluff battle - i threw my cartridge box and belt into the potomac and took my gun and started across. Letters comment on the trent affair, union raids into fluvanna county, the burning of hampton by confederate troops, a religious revival in camp, the use of african american labor in building fortifications and in company camps, and slaves in fluvanna county letters describe fraternization with union troops while on picket duty and hopes for.
Find great deals on ebay for confederate civil war letter in collectible civil war mail and correspondence civil war soldier letter confederate gettysburg union. Get an answer for 'did slavery cause the civil waruse examples from either of theses sources to help answer the question: the diary of a union soldier (1862) letters from a confederate officer. Soldier studies org is for teachers, instructors, historians, and researchers interested in civil war soldier letters and diaries database. View a rare letter from the gettysburg battlefield, written by a union soldier july 4, 1863 read it online at the shapell manuscript foundation. Private dirk keppel: union letters the original letters from dirk were written in dutch they were translated by william and ruth tuinstra for a 1990 printing by the zeeland historical society of zeeland, mi entitled letters of teunis and dirk kepple, civil war soldiers, 1861-1863.
Scott's letters to hannah are filled with rich details of the war and the living conditions in the union camps in mississippi, missouri, iowa and arkansas he tells of the terrible diseases that took a heavier toll than confederate bullets, and the soldiers' frustration and impatience with the politicians in washington. Robert gould shaw (october 10, 1837 - july 18, 1863) was an american soldier in the union army during the american civil war born into a prominent abolitionist family, he accepted command of the first all- black regiment ( 54th massachusetts ) in the northeast and encouraged the men to refuse their pay until it was equal to the white troops. The e-mail included a copy of a letter written by a union soldier on the eve of a battle early in the war between the states—i refuse to refer to it as a civil war—there was not a trace of civility in that bitter conflict the letter was untitled and is reproduced in its entirety following my nephew's e-mail, exactly as i received it.
Letter written by a union soldier of the first michigan volunteer infantry on the glorious field describing his account of the surrender of general robert lee at appomattox, april 9, 1865 correspondence of watson squire to his mother and father in 1861 regarding his political views of the war, 1861. Confederate soldier's life boys in the civil war - this site contains information about confederate and union boys lt alexander haskell - letter home. The life of a civil war soldier a union soldier letters home: the civil war through personal letters in this lesson your class will read several letters written.
The most widely read of all memoirs by a confederate soldier is sam the union circle in confederate atlanta john c civil war journals, diaries, and memoirs. Find great deals on ebay for civil war soldier letter in collectible civil war mail and correspondence shop with confidence civil war - letter - union soldier. Current: hoosier soldiers in the civil war the union draft in the civil war dekalb: northern illinois university press, 1991 the civil war letters,.