Milton H. Myers Collection of Civil War Documents

Collection Summary

Title: Milton H. Myers Collection of Civil War Documents
Call Number: MS 87-04
Size: 0.75 linear feet
Acquisition: Donated by Orville and Robert Myers
Processed By: LTM, 8-27-1986; JEF, 12-17-1997; MN, 9-28-2009
Note: None
Restrictions: None

Literary Rights

Literary rights were not granted to Wichita State University. When permission is granted to examine the manuscripts, it is not an authorization to publish them. Manuscripts cannot be used for publication without regard for common law literary rights, copyright laws and the laws of libel. It is the responsibility of the researcher and his/her publisher to obtain permission to publish. Scholars and students who eventually plan to have their work published are urged to make inquiry regarding overall restrictions on publication before initial research.

Content Note

The Milton H. Myers Collection contains various documents dating from 1814-1942. Most of the documents were either written, acquired, or written to or about Myers while he was a Union Sergeant of Company K, 110th Ohio Volunteers Infantry Regiment 1862-1865. His documents concern incidents that occurred during the Civil War and reveal aspects of what life was like for a soldier on campaign.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Contains photocopy of the unedited journal of M. H. Myers "A Month of Campaigning in the Potomac Army," written during the Wilderness Campaign in 1864.
Box 1 FF 2 Contains Myers' muster rolls of Company K of 110th Ohio Regiment May 1863 - February 1865.
Box 1 FF 3 Contains a photocopy letter written to Myers from James Varndell also a Union soldier and friend who describes an unidentified battle in July, 1863 (possibly Gettysburg) and was dated January 7, 1864 from Shelby (Ohio?).
Box 1 FF 4 Contains a photocopy letter written to Myers from his cousin S. A. Faguine dated September 12, 1864 from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and describes events on the home front.
Box 1 FF 5 Contains a copy of Myers' handwritten autobiographical sketch, copies of newspaper clippings concerning events in Myers' life and a copy of an invitation to attend the 75th anniversary reunion of Civil War veterans.
Box 1 FF 6 Contains miscellaneous newspaper clippings many of which do not contain basic bibliographic data but give biographic events of Myers' life and his obituary dated November 11 and 12, 1942.
Box 1 FF 7 Contains a copy of the invitation to attend the 75th reunion of Civil War veterans at Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
Box 1 FF 8 Contains official Confederate documents such as regulations related to filing claims for pay to the surviving family of a deceased soldier and various quartermaster receipts for supplies and ordnance, 1862-1864.
Box 1 FF 9 Quartermaster Department, Earlys Division, December 7, 1863: Major C. E. Snodgrass, Quartermaster informs Colonel J. L. Conley, Chief Quartermaster, that officers are not abiding by the orders for rations given to the horses.
Box 1 FF 9 Entrenchment near Petersburg, September 27, 1864. This handwritten document appoints Sgt. S. K. Collins of Co. B 70th Florida Regiment to handle and receive money from the CSA and distribute it to the soldiers in the company. There are 33 names agreeing to these terms.
Box 1 FF 9 October 9, 1864. This letter was written to a man named Hardy from an unknown friend. The friend seems to be from Georgia, for he describes Sherman's march through Atlanta and Conyers. In spite of the true situation, his friend expresses great optimism and a deep religious faith.
Box 1 FF 10 Contains the muster roll of Company F, 12th Tennessee Volunteers, April - June 1864.
Box 1 FF 11 Contains a deed of Myers' burial lot dated July 22, 1876 from Wellsville, Montgomery County, Missouri.
Box 1 FF 12 Photocopy of the "Genealogy and History of the Branch of the Bodine Family Founded by John Bodine: A soldier of the Revolutionary War and a pioneer of the State of New Jersey." It was written and compiled by Maude Cutler Scholfield. This work tells the genealogy and history of Milton H. Myers' wife, Mary Eliza Cutler.
Box 1 FF 12 Photocopied chapter taken from Border Settlers of Northwestern Virginia from 1768 to 1795 (Ohio territory) by Lucullus Virgil McWhorton. It tells of events in the life of Peter Waggoner, somehow an ancestor of the Myers family.
Box 1 FF 13 Contains various notes, court room appearances and a newspaper obituary from relatives of the Myers family, 1845-1864.
Box 1 FF 14 Contains a land survey map of W. Isaac Kaufman of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania dated March 1814.
Box 1 FF 15 Contains photographic copy prints of Milton H. Myers and family members. Many of these photographs are unidentified.
Box 1 FF 16 Contains photographic copy prints of friends of Milton H. Myers during the Civil War years. One photograph is of First Lieutenant M. E. Miller of The 110th Ohio Regiment. Another photograph is of Joshua E. Pollock, Company K, 110th Ohio Volunteers Regiment who was taken prisoner at Winchester, Virginia, January 1863.
Box 2 FF 1 Contains the newspaper Honolulu Star Bulletin First Extra dated December 7, 1941 describing the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.
Box 2 FF 2 Contains the newspaper article entitled, "Historical Pages from the files of The Kansas City Star, The Kansas City Times" (The Morning Kansas City Star).
Box 2 FF 3 Contains a pamphlet entitled, "Spirit of the Lakes and Boatman's Magazine" Vol. 2, No. 1, January, 1850.
Box 2 FF 4 Contains a book entitled Peoples Pictorial Edition The Blue and Gray: A History of the Conflicts During Lee's Invasion and Battle of Gettysburg, 1922 by Professor J. Warren Gilbert.
Box 2 FF 5 Contains a book entitled Airplanes of the U. S. Coast Guard 1919 to April 20, 1935.
Box 2 FF 6 Contains a book entitled Silhouette Handbook of the United States Army Air Forces Airplanes, September, 1942.
Box 2 FF 6 Contains a book entitled Ordnance Instructions for the United States Navy, 1866.
Box 2 FF 6 Contains a book entitled Swingle's 20th Century Handbook for Engineers and Electricians by Calvin F. Swingle, 1910.