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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Prisoners and prisons

Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Russel Benson Backus collection on Albert Galliton Earl and Elvira Egbert Carson

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232578630]
Identifier: MSS 8921
Scope and Contents Contains biographical materials on Russel Benson Backus' ancestors, Albert Galliton Earl and Elvira Egbert Carson. Carson's autobiography covers 1821-1898 and discusses her life as a Mormon pioneer. Earl's biography, written by his daughter Elizabeth Elvira Earl Cordner, covers 1846-1909 and discusses his experiences in the Civil War and as a businessman in Utah. The collection includes original documents as well as photocopies, and both biographies are available on DVD. Materials dated...
Dates: 1865-2016

J. R. Goodwin letters

 File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230349331]
Identifier: MSS 519
Scope and Contents Photocopies of handwritten letters. All of the items were written to Goodwin's sister, Alice. Goodwin wrote these letters while in Confederate service in Virginia and Tennesee. Goodwin tells about burying a friend, rumors, army life, and mentions the battle of Corinth and Sharpsburg (Antietam). Goodwin writes about standing sentry over a group of Union prisoners that were "the poorest looking set of men that I ever seen [.] there are some little boys among them. one of them was about...
Dates: 1861-1862

Charles Whipple Hadley diary and correspondence

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 177
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary and correspondence. The letters relate primarily to business and family matters. Also included are materials relating to astrology and horoscopes. The diary was kept from 1861 to 1862 when Hadley was serving with the Iowa Volunteers. His accounts are often vivid and detailed. He writes about army life and actual combat. He fought in the battle of Shiloh in April of 1862 and was captured in the fight. He was in Confederate prisons until paroled. Also included is a...
Dates: 1861-1913

John Claiborne Harper papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS 185
Scope and Contents Handwritten diary, letters, certificates, paroles, and Mormon Church blessings. The diary was kept while Harper served on a mission to the Southern States for the Mormon Church from 1887 to 1888. Also included is an autograph book signed by Mormons in the Utah State prison for polygamy in 1889. The certificates and letters relate to Mormons in Mexico, to Harper's civic appointments in Payson, and to family matters. Two paroles were given to Harper on 10 April 1865 at Appomattox Court...
Dates: 1856-1899