American Civil War Documents

Collection Summary

Title: American Civil War Documents
Call Number: MS 91-07
Size: 0.5 linear feet
Acquisition: Purchased from Sotheby’s, 5-29-1986
Processed By: JLH, 3-7-1991; JEF, 4-13-1998; MN, 5-24-2011
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

This collection contains miscellaneous documents related to the United States Civil War. Muster rolls, requisition forms, certificates, engravings, letters and various other forms are included. The documents date between 1862 and 1869.

Detailed Description: Box and Folder Listing

Box 1 FF 1 Contains four Muster Rolls, 1862-1865: (1) muster roll, voucher R 39, 1 September 1862, Station: New Berne, North Carolina, Co. A, 3rd Regt., New York Vols. Artillery, Charles White, Captain; (2) muster roll, voucher R 41, April 1856-July 1865, Station: Grenville, Kentucky, 31st Regt., Illinois Inf. Vols., Robert W. Pearson, Colonel.; (3) muster roll, voucher R 563, 30 December 1863 - 30 April 1864, Station: Vicksburg, Tennessee, Co. I, 47th Regt. of U.S. Inf. “Colored,” George E. Dolphin, Captain; (4) muster roll, voucher R 41, April 1865-July 1865, Station: Grenville, Kentucky, Co. C, 31st Regt. of Illinois Inf. Vols., Solomon C. Mooningham, Captain.
Box 1 FF 2 Contains special requisition forms, 1863-1864, and transfer forms, 1865. Contains the return of Quartermaster’s Stores by Lt. E. Bridgeman, New York City, 30 September 1863, Regt. QM, 37th Massachusetts Vol. Regt.; contains voucher R 11, issued by Lt. E. Bridgeman, August 1863, QM, 37th Massachusetts Vol. Regt.; contains six special requisition forms issued at Winchester, Virginia, 37th Massachusetts Vol. Inf., 31 October 1864, by Lt. E. Bridgeman, Regt. QM; contains three transfer of stores by Lt. E. Bridgeman, 37th Massachusetts Vol., 28 February 1865, Warren Station, Virginia.
Box 1 FF 3 Contains a certificate, dated 18 August 1862, Ermon D. Eastman, appointed 1st Sergeant, Co. B, 7th Reg., Minnesota Vol. at Camp Release, signed by Stephen Miller, Colonel.
Box 1 FF 4 Contains certificate of Enlistment, Joshua Parker, Atlanta, GA, 31 March 1863; contains a “Certificate of Exemption for a Drafted Person on Account of Disability,” 19 August 1863, for Joseph S. Sawyer, Scarboro, Cumberland County, Maine, for an injury of the spine; contains a certificate dated 19 August 1869 (during Reconstruction), James M. Moody, appointed Justice of the Peace, 4th Magisterial District of Chesterfield County, Virginia, Headquarters, First Military District.
Box 1 FF 5 Contains two Requisitions for Forage: (1) 31 July 1863, Camp in the Field, requisition for Forage, one horse, Frank C. Morse, by Lt. E. Bridgeman, 37th Massachusetts. Vol.; (2) 31 July 1863, Camp in the Field, requisition for Forage, two horses, Thomas G. Colt, Lt., by E. Bridgeman, 37th Massachusetts Vol.
Box 1 FF 6 Contains a receipt for tax paid of personal property (inc. slave), n. d., by John Man, John H. Patterson, Sergeant, Petersburg; contains a personal note (bond) of $262 50/100 (262.50), William H. Clements to James R. Clayton, 21 December 1864.
Box 1 FF 7 Contains two letters: (1) N. P. Moore to William Moore, Torento City, 30 May 1864, describes home situation to his son, William; (2) S. Sampson to C. Ford, Aquina Creek, Stafford County, Virginia, 4 October 1864, regarding payment due on bond which should be sent to him c/o Dr. Daniel. (Note: Both letters have been photocopied.)
Box 1 FF 8 Contains an advertisement for “Ladies Sanitary Fair,” Norombega Hall, Bangor, Maine, 20 December 1864.
Box 1 FF 9 Contains some engravings of George Washington and Civil War personalities including President Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln, and Civil War Officers.