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    • Civil War Generals

    • Generals--American--1860-1870; United States History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel
    • Newspaper sketches of Civil War generals.
    • Nathaniel P. Banks Letter

    • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894--Correspondence; Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; United...
    • In this letter to Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs, General Banks explains the necessity for both land and water transportation in the invasion of Louisiana's interior. Describing the materials he has acquired, Banks asks permission to build...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Carrollton, Louisiana, to "Dear Father and Mother"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Dear Parents"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Beloved Mother"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Dear Parents"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, F. S. Twitchell to "Bill"

    • Weitzel, Godfrey, 1835-1884; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Women soldiers--United States--History--19th century; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • In this long letter, Twitchell describes his participation in the expedition led by General Weitzel to subdue the Lafourche district, an important source of soldiers and supplies for the Confederacy. Twitchell tells of the occupation and looting...
    • Letter, Clark S. Willy to  "Dear Sister"

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Finance, commerce, confiscations, etc.; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
    • In an experiment which quickly proved unsuccessful, General Nathaniel Banks in January 1863 established several large camps of contraband in the vicinity of Camp Parapet, where Willy writes a colorful description of the arrival by steamboat of all...
    • Night Passage of Union Boats at Vicksburg on the Mississippi (4/16/1863)

    • Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege, 1863; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations; Ships; Fires; Mississippi River--Pictorial works
    • Scene painted by the Confederate engineer in charge of fortifications at Vicksburg. Shows bonfires lit on the Louisiana side of the river to illuminate Union boats as targets. 
    • The Prison Times

    • Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 13th; Fort Delaware (Del.); Prison periodicals--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
    • Volume 1, number 1 of "Prison Times," published by J. W. Hibbs, captain, 13th Virginia Infantry Regiment, and written by Hibbs and other Confederate prisoners at Fort Delaware, Del., in April 1865. Two page folio sheet, written by hand.
    • E. John Ellis diary, 1865 February-March (vol. 1)

    • Ellis, Ezekiel John, 1840-1889.; Johnson Island Prison.; Prisoners of war--Ohio.; Missionary Ridge, Battle of, Tenn., 1863--Personal narratives, Confederate.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Volume one of Ezekiel John Ellis' diary (February-March 1865) begins with a retrospective account by Ellis of the events leading up to the Civil War and his service in the war before his capture and imprisonment at Johnson Island in 1863. This...
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 June 7

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864.; Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.; United States--History--Civil...
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler discusses a female relative at Evergreen Plantation who is there by herself after her husband left, expressing admiration for her doing that. She...
    • Federal Soldier's Letter from Port Hudson, La.

    • Massachusetts Cavalry. 3d Regiment. 1862-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American, [Indian, etc.]; African American soldiers; Port Hudson (La.)--History--Siege, 1863; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Identified only as Townsend, the writer of this letter appears, from internal evidence, to have served in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry, in which blacks were enlisted. Townsend's letter offers evidence of his strong dissatisfaction with the policy...
    • Federal Soldier's Letter from Port Hudson, La.

    • Massachusetts Cavalry. 3d Regiment. 1862-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American, [Indian, etc.]; African American soldiers; Port Hudson (La.)--History--Siege, 1863; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Identified only as Townsend, the writer of this letter appears, from internal evidence, to have served in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry, in which blacks were enlisted. Townsend's letter offers evidence of his strong dissatisfaction with the policy...
    • 'USS Essex' moored on the Mississippi River off Baton Rouge.

    • Essex (Ironclad)--Photographs; United States. Navy. West Gulf Squadron--Photographs; Mississippi River--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations--Photographs.
    • 'USS Essex, one of many ironclads that were part of the West Gulf Coast Blockading Squadron, moored at Baton Rouge, ca. 1862' – Mark E. Martin, in Andrew D. Lytle's Baton Rouge: photographs 1863-1910, (Baton Rouge, LSU Press, 2008), p. 5.
    • Baton Rouge after the Confederate attack of August 1862.

    • Baton Rouge (La.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Photographs; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Destruction and pillage--Photographs; Fires--Louisiana--Baton Rouge--Photographs.
    • 'After the unsuccessful Confederate attempt to recapture Baton Rouge in August 1862, Federal forces burned a great deal of the city to provide clear lines of fire for defense against future attacks. Confederate forces never returned.' Mark E....
    • General Winfield Scott

    • Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866--Portraits; Veterans--United States; Generals--American; Mexican War, 1846-1848; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--War of 1812; Horses; Daggers & swords; Oil paintings
    • General Winfield Scott on horse back with a raised sword. Scott was a hero of the Mexican War and also served in War of 1812 and Civil War.

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