Letters to and from McClain's family, describing his experiences as a Civil War soldier in Tennessee with the Second Regiment of the Iowa Cavalry; includes a letter reporting his death from wounds received in battle.
Letters from Beaty to his family recounting his experience as a Union soldier in the 149th Regiment of the Pennsylvania infantry, and letters to his family from his comrades recounting the circumstances of his death and burial.
John C. Brown fought in the Civil War as a soldier in the 9th Iowa Infantry, Company C. This diary describes his daily experiences, including his participation in Sherman's March beginning in Chattanooga.
Isaac N. Williamson was a bugler in Company E of the 18th Pennsylvania Cavalry. He was mustered on September 17, 1862; wounded at Spotsylvania, VA, on May 8th, 1864; and mustered out on July 14, 1865. He describes fighting at Hanover, PA, on June…
Sewell Van Alstine describes his experiences as a soldier in the 95th Illinois Infantry during the Civil War. Diary contains entries from September 1863 to October 1864. Van Alstine is also featured in the Iowa Authors Collection.