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Manuscript Resources for the Civil War

This guide was originally compiled by Kim Allen Scott, 1990; revised and enlarged in 2002.

Since the first publication of this guide, Special Collections has continued to process collections of personal papers and organizational records. Forty-eight additional manuscript collections, both those that are primarily Civil War related as well as those that contain a few scattered relevant materials, have been alphabetically arranged and sequentially numbered to follow the final entry of the first edition, number 204.

Please note that the materials listed below include both manuscript materials in Special Collections as well as microform copies of manuscripts in the Periodicals Room.

 

Index to the Guide

Numbers in parentheses indicate page numbers for photographs in the print version of this guide.

County names are counties as they existed during the Civil War and Reconstruction; in a few cases, these vary from present county boundaries.

A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M | N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

A

  • Adams, Eliza 1
  • Afelt, Johann 4
  • "Aftermath of Prairie Grove: Union Letters . . ." 144
  • "Against the Living Forest" 192
  • Alabama 86, 210, 220
  • Alabama troops (Confederate), 31st Infantry 117
  • Albert Pike's Letter to General Holmes 198
  • Aldridge, Nathaniel Madison 2
  • Alexander, Peter Wellington 205
  • Ammons Family 122
  • Amnesty 27, 93, 158, 183, 214
  • Anderson, S. S. 41, 205
  • Andover, New York 34
  • Antietam, Maryland, battle of 69, 81, 137, 138
  • Aquarie Creek, Virginia 163
  • "Arabella Lanktree Wilson's Civil War Letter" 200
  • Argyle Plantation, Greenville, Mississippi 103
  • Arkadelphia (Clark County) 1, 21, 25, 62
  • Arkansas
  • Arkansas College, Fayetteville (Washington County) 49
  • Arkansas County 29, 95, 142 , 181, 200
  • Arkansas Gazette 203
  • Arkansas Historical Quarterly 19, 54, 144 , 200, 211
  • Arkansas History Commission 1, 19, 25, 57, 62, 70, 92, 109, 124, 129, 163, 189, 203
  • Arkansas in War and Reconstruction 166
  • Arkansas Industrial University, Fayetteville (Washington County) 74, 81
  • Arkansas Military Posts (Union) 181
  • Arkansas Post (Arkansas County) 2, 29
  • Arkansas troops (State--Confederate)
    • Arkansas Enrolled Militia 149
    • Army of Arkansas 124
      • First Corps 41
        • Third Regiment 78
    • Pike Guards 49
    • Randolph's Battalion 41
    • State Guards 79
    • State troops 8, 54
  • Arkansas troops (Confederate) 185         
  • Arkansas troops (Union) 85, 187, 188
  • Arkansas troops (Reconstruction)
    • Franklin County State Guards 155
  • Arkansas Whig-Extra 19
  • Armstrong, F. C. 39
  • Arsenal, Little Rock (Pulaski County) 182
  • Arthur, Chester A. 6
  • Ashley County 150
  • Assessments, Arkansas 180
  • Atlanta, Georgia 136; battle of 139, 209
  • Austin, John 24
  • Austin Family 24

B

  • Badgett, Alfred 7
  • Badgett, Henry 7
  • Badgett, Thomas 7
  • Badgett, William 7
  • Badin, Norbert 103
  • Bailey, Joseph M. 8
  • Balloons, observation (Union) 138
  • Bank of Fayetteville (Washington County) 74
  • Bankes, Thomas W. (27)
  • Baptists (Arkansas) 5
  • Barnes, Frankie 89
  • Barnes, Henry M. 89
  • Barnes, Melzar E. 89
  • Barnes Family 89
  • Barton, S. M. 39
  • Batchelder, Richard M. 184
  • Bateman, Mary 103
  • Bates, Clinton Owen 9
  • Bates County, Missouri 91
  • Batesville (Independence County) 29, 45, 181
  • Bath, Virginia 122
  • Baxter, Elisha 79, 178, 179
  • Baxter, Jasper 206
  • Beall, Thomas S. 110, 112
  • Beall, W. N. R. 39
  • Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant 179
  • Belknap, William W. 155
  • Bellevue, Louisiana 15
  • Belmont, Missouri 136
  • Benton (Saline County) 21
  • Benton County 8, 25, (34), 47, 49, 56, 62, 73, 78, 92, 99, 104, 105, 116, 124, 125, 139, 145 , 146 , 157, 199, 207
  • Bentonville (Benton County) (34)
  • Bentonville, North Carolina, battle of 139
  • Berry, James Henderson 10, 12, 184, 208
  • Berry, James Russell 11, 88
  • Berry, Mary C. 12
  • Bevins, W. E. 163
  • Big Bethel, Virginia, battle of 81
  • Blacks 28, 44, 76, 85, 101, 103, 110, 113, 118, 168, 172-177, 212, 219
  • Blackwell, North Carolina 7
  • Bloomfield, Missouri 168
  • Blore Family 134
  • Bloyd Family 43
  • Blunt, James G. 205
  • Bolding, C. P. 13
  • Boles, Thomas H. 155, 178, 179
  • Bolivar, Mississippi 15
  • Bolivar, Tennessee 78
  • Bond, Priscilla Munnikhuysen 103
  • Bonham, Texas 94, 133
  • Boone County 47
  • Boston Mountain 125
  • Boston Mountains 49
  • Bosworth, George Gardier 145
  • Boudinot, Elias C. 88, 99, 155, 205
  • Bowen, John W. 75
  • Bowen, Thomas Mead 178, 179
  • Bowling Green, Kentucky 49, 119
  • Bradley County 111
  • Bragg Family 210, 213
  • Bragg, Hosea 210
  • Bragg, Junius N. 213
  • Bragg, Samuel N. 210
  • Braly, Amanda Malvina Fitzallen McClellan 14
  • Braly, Frank 14
  • Braly, Frank, Jr. 14
  • Braly, Laura Hagood 14
  • Braly, Mary Francis 14
  • Braly, Samuel 14
  • Braly, William 14
  • Brander, Jennie E. 15
  • Brandy Station, Virginia 69
  • Brantley, Joseph K. 16
  • Brasher, Dr. A. D. 30
  • Brasher, Leona Sumner 30
  • Brazil, Confederate Emigration to 52
  • Breckinridge, John C. 216
  • Breeden, Pompey O. 116
  • Brice's Cross Roads, Mississippi, battle of 90
  • Bridges 78, 122
  • Briggs, H. J. 18
  • Bringier, Louis Amedee, Family 103
  • Brock, Jacob 156
  • Brocktown (Pike County) 203
  • Bromley, J. N., Mrs. 17
  • Brooks, Joseph 178, 179
  • Brooks-Baxter War 62, 63
  • Brown, John 7
  • Brown, John Henry 99
  • Brown, John William 19
  • Brown, Walter L. 211
  • Brown, William (15)
  • Brownsville (Prairie County) 70, 92, 134, 168
  • Brush Creek (Washington County) 146
  • Buchanan, Herbert Earle 20
  • Bull Run, Virginia, first battle of 83, 122
  • Burbridge, John Q. 205
  • Burney, Mr. 41
  • Burnside, Ambrose Everett 179
  • Burrow, N. B. 39
  • Burrowsville 181
  • Burruss, John C., Family 103
  • Bush, Frederick W. 21
  • Bushwhackers 46, 197
  • Butler, Alexander 22
  • Butler, Emma 22
  • Butler, George 22
  • Butler, Henry 22
  • Butler, Lewis 22
  • Byington, Cyrus 23
  • Byroade, Mary Vincenheller 24
  • Byroade Family 24

C

  • Cabell, W. L. 39, 205, 214
  • Cadron (Conway County) 70
  • Cadron Hill (Conway County) 200
  • Cairo, USS (Union ironclad gunboat) 165
  • California 134, 163
  • Callaway, Jonathan W. 25
  • Camden (Ouachita County) 19, 34, 51, 63, 181, 204, 213; Union occupation of 19, 213
  • Camden Expedition 25, 28, 29, 160, 204
  • Camp Barton (Highland County), Virginia 107
  • Camp Blair, Jackson, Michigan 34
  • Camp Fillmore 181
  • Camp Jackson (Benton County) 105
  • Camp Lincoln, Keokuk, Iowa 113
  • Camp McRae 25
  • Camp Nevin (Hardin County), Kentucky 119
  • Camp Walker (Benton County) 92, 124
  • "Campaign and Battle of Lone Jack, 1862,1863, 1864" 91
  • Campbell, James M. 26
  • Campbell, Thomas A. 120
  • Campbell, Rebecca Ann 212
  • Cane Hill (Washington County) 14, 54, 78
  • Cane Hill College, Cane Hill (Washington County) 54
  • Cane Hill (Washington County), battle of 106, 141
  • Capell, Eli J., Family 103
  • Cardwell, Addison F. 27
  • Cardwell, Thomas A. 27
  • Cardwell, William Harper 27
  • Carr, Eugene A. 184
  • Carr, Pat 49
  • Carroll County 8, 163
  • Carroll, Charles A. 205
  • Carroll, D. W. 39, 211
  • Carrollton (Carroll County) 163
  • Carter's Store (Washington County) 100
  • Cartwright, Samuel Adolphus, Family 103
  • Cazort Family 117
  • Cedar Creek, Virginia, battle of 137
  • Central Arkansas, University of 17
  • Chadwick, Mary Jane 220
  • Chalk Bluff 168
  • Chambers, Armory K. 28
  • Chambers, Milton P. 28
  • Chattanooga, Tennessee 25, 89, 163; battle of 220
  • Chelette, Atala 103
  • Cherokees 170
  • Chicago Historical Society 29
  • Chickamauga, Georgia, battle of 81, 139
  • Chickasaws 170
  • Chicot County 30, 139, 219
  • "Chicot County, Arkansas -- Pioneer and Present Times" 30
  • Choctaws 23, 170
  • Church, Ira A. 31
  • Churchill, Thomas J. 39, 40, 88
  • Cincinnati (Washington County) 92
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 24
  • Cincinnati, USS (Union ironclad gunboat) 165
  • Clark County 1, 21, 22, 25, 62
  • Clark, John 20
  • Clark, M. A. 211
  • Clarke, George W. 32
  • Clarksville (Johnson County) 125
  • Clayton, Mrs. Powell 63
  • Clayton, Powell 88, 179, 184
  • Cleburne County 70, 92
  • Cleburne, Patrick Ronayne 33, 39, 132
  • Coastal Defense (Confederate) 83
  • Cockrell, Francis Marion 179
  • Coffeeville, Mississippi 78
  • Colburn, Rev. (39)
  • Cole, Danford D. 34
  • Cole, Eunice 34
  • Coleman and Withirs 52
  • Colorado 134
  • Colorado troops (Union)
    • Cavalry:  
  • Columbus, Kentucky 95, 113
  • Combs Family 43
  • Combs, Joel A. 43
  • Confederate Cemetery, Fayetteville (Washington County) 78, 157
  • Confederate Congress 64, 87
  • Confederate States Army
    • chaplains 22, 51
    • commissary 41
    • commissions 79
    • medical care 20, 30, 47, 53, 140
    • orders 40, 41, 205
    • provisioning 16, 32, 41, 53, 55, 61, 94, 116, 133, 156, 194, 205, 214
    • Rock Hotel Hospital 140
    • staff officers 39, 205, 214
      • Army of the Mississippi, Second Army 202
      • Army of the Southwest 160
      • Army of the Tennessee, Polk's Corps 202
      • District of Arkansas 40
      • District of the Indian Territory 37, 38
      • Fourth Confederate Engineer Corps 78
      • Southern Department of Coastal Defense 83
      • Trans-Mississippi Department 40, 41, 83, 94, 159, 205
        See also listings under state names.
  • Confederate States of America, Indian treaties 35; mail 159; money and bonds 115; secretaries of state 87; secretary of war 36; senators 87; vice-president 162
  • Confederate Veterans 142 , 189, 213; Veterans' widows (Arkansas) 189
  • Connelly, William E. 214
  • Constitutional Convention (Arkansas) 24, 178
  • Converse College, Spartansburg, South Carolina 150
  • Conway (Faulkner County) 122
  • Conway County 78, 116, 200
  • Cook, Gertrude Fallin 43
  • Cooper, Douglas H. 133
  • Corinth, Mississippi 8, 10, 25, 29, 49, 70, 73, 78, 104, 122, 136, 163, 220; battle of 104
  • Corsicana, Texas 196
  • Corum Family 43
  • Cotton 48, 111, 186, 198, 219
  • Cotton Plant (Woodruff County) 45, 50
  • Cowgill, Addison J. H. 134
  • Cowgill, Annie Eliza 134
  • Cowgill Family 134
  • Crawford County 24, 25, 41, 57, 58, 64, 94, 126, 148 , 151, 155, 157, 167, 181
  • Crawford, Hildred Mayhill 192
  • Crawford, Wm. A. 39
  • Creeks 170
  • Crook, George 220
  • Crosswell, Mary 44
  • Crosswell, Micah S. 44
  • Crouch, W. A. 45
  • Crowell, M. S. 46
  • Crump, George 47
  • Crump, Joe Wright 47
  • Crump, Josephene B. 47
  • Culpepper Court House, Virginia 59, 69
  • Cumberland Gap, Tennessee 25
  • Cumberland Presbyterians 14, 54
  • Currency 27, 115
  • Currie, James B. 48
  • Curtis, Samuel Ryan 160
  • Cypert, Jesse Newton 158
  • Cypert Family 158

D

  • Dallas County 19, 22, 80
  • Dallas, Texas 106
  • Danish West Indies (U. S. Virgin Islands) 71
  • Dardanelle (Yell County) 118
  • Davidson, Rebecca Stirman 49
  • Davies, Samuel Wilson 50
  • Davis, David 90
  • Davis, Ina McKenzie Thatch 51
  • Davis, Jeff 51
  • Davis, Jefferson 129, 216
  • Davis, Mrs. Jefferson 99, 216
  • Davis, S. W. 39
  • Dawson, William Cosby 205
  • Dayne, E. B. 199
  • "Dear Parents": The Civil War Letters of the Shibley Brothers 148
  • Decatur, Illinois 31
  • Des Arc (Prairie County) 78, 92
  • Desha County 181
  • Devil's Backbone (Sebastian County), battle of  208
  • Diaries and journals 1, (4), 5, 14, 69, 70, 73, 89, 92, 99, 103, 111, 116, 117, 118, 123, 134, 139, 142 , 146 , 152, 155, 163, 200, 216, 219, 220
  • Dobbins, Archibald S. (9), 52
  • Dockery, T. P. 39
  • Dodd, David O. (27, 39), 134
  • Dorn, Earl Van 191
  • Douglas, Stephen A. 220
  • Dover (Pope County) 181
  • Drew County 53, 181
  • Dudley, William W. 100
  • Duels 109
  • Duke University 83
  • Dunlap, Dr. Albert 53
  • DuVal, Benjamin T. 178, 214
  • DuVall's Bluff (Prairie County) 34, 70, 95, 181
  • Dyer, W. T. 78

E

  • Eagle, James P. 39
  • Eagle House (34)
  • Eakin, John R. 88, 178
  • Earle, Amanda Buchanan 54
  • Earle, Fontaine Richard 54, 55, 78
  • "Earle-Buchanan Letters, 1861- 1877" 54
  • Edmonson Family 215
  • Edmunds, George Franklin 179
  • Education and educators 15, 69, 172, 174, 200
  • El Dorado (Union County) 122, 181
  • Elkin's Ford (Nevada County), battle of 28
  • Ellis, Clyde T. 56
  • Ellsworth family 216
  • Ellsworth, Prosper H. 216
  • Endicott, William C. 184
  • Engels, William H. 218
  • Engineering 67, 78, 127, 142
  • English, Elbert Hartwell 178, 179
  • Eno, Clara Bertha 57, 58, 109
  • "Episode During the Civil War" 143
  • Evansville (Washington County) 92
  • Excelsior Farm (Washington County) 145

F

  • "Facts and Reminiscences, Recorded by Hon. James R. Berry" 11
  • Fagan, James F. 39, 205, 214
  • Fallin, Robert R. 43
  • Fallin Family 43
  • Farmington (Washington County) 149
  • Farmington, Mississippi 163; battle of 139
  • Farmington Falls, Maine 44
  • Fatherly, Richard 184
  • Faucette, George C. 59
  • Faucette, Thomas Ray 59
  • Faucette Family 59
  • Faulkner County 122
  • Fayetteville (Washington County) 26, 27, 43, 46, 49, 50, 66, 74, 101, 104, 135, 144 , 152, 155, 181, 192, 196, 198, 218; battle of 99; burning of 49
  • Featherstone, Lewis Porter 184
  • Fellows, Homer F. 60
  • Ferguson, M. 44
  • Ferry, Thomas White 179
  • Fitzhugh's Woods, battle of 117
  • Flanagin, Harris 39, 62, 74
  • Fletcher, Susan Bricelin 63
  • Flint, A. B. 20
  • Forbes, W. A. 49
  • Ford, Horace J. 219
  • Fordyce, Samuel W. 220
  • Foreman, J. G. 161
  • Forest, Nathan Bedford 127
  • Fort Arbuckle 41
  • Fort Cobb, Washington Territory 214
  • Fort Coffee 181
  • Fort Curtis 181
  • Fort Donelson, Tennessee 119; battle of 127
  • Fort Gibson, Indian Territory 46, 181, 201, 214
  • Fort Kearney, Nebraska 101
  • Fort Leavenworth, Kansas 101
  • Fort Logan Roots 181
  • Fort McCulloch, Indian Territory 129
  • Fort Pickens, Florida 210
  • Fort Pillow, Tennessee 200
  • Fort Smith (Sebastian County) 24, 32, 41, 44, 46, 53, 64, 75, 76, 92, 94, 104, 113, 121, 148 , 150, 151, 155, 156, 181, 193, 214
    • National Historic Site 65
  • Fort Washita, Indian Territory 41, 94
  • Fowler, Pleasant 39
  • Frailey, Jonathan 41
  • Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper 165
  • Franklin County 86, 155
  • Franklin, Tennessee, battle of 33, 139
  • Fredericksburg, Virginia, battle of 137
  • Freedmen 44, 103
  • Freedmen's Bureau 44
  • French, Samuel G. 184
  • Fry, Charles William 67
  • Fuess, Joseph F. 97
  • Futrall, Emma R. Headen 66
  • Futrall, John C. 66
  • Futrall Family 66

G

  • Gainesville, Texas 124
  • Galveston, Texas 52
  • Gantt, E. W. 39
  • Garfield, James A. 68, 220
  • Garland, Augustus Hill 184
  • Garland County 181, 203
  • Garner, Henrietta 117
  • Garner, W. W. 117
  • Garner Family 117
  • Gaugan, Helen Bragg 213
  • Georgia troops (Confederate)
    • Infantry:  
      • Fifteenth 162
  • Gettysburg Address 102
  • Gibbons, John R. 69
  • Gillem, Alvan Cullom 178
  • Gillet, Orville 70
  • Gist, Ariel Idella Hottel 71
  • Glenwood, Iowa 28
  • Glenn, G. W. (31)
  • Goodwin, Lou Wilson 50
  • Gorman, Willis 95
  • Govan, D. C. 39
  • Grace, W. P. 178
  • Grand Army of the Republic (Arkansas) 31
  • Grant County 14, 28, 47, 54, 148 , 196, 198
  • Grant, Lewis Addison 184
  • Grant, Ulysses S. 72, 90
  • Grant's Central Mississippi Campaign 78
  • Gratiot, John R. 78
  • Grave-marking Commission 10
  • Graves, L. H. 73
  • Green Grove (Conway County) 78
  • Green Ridge, Kentucky 196
  • Green, B. W. 52
  • Greenlee, T. J. 47
  • Gregg, Lafayette (15), 74, 145 , 178
  • Gregg Family 74
  • Grenada, Mississippi 14, 163
  • Grimes, Marshall 94
  • Gunboats (Union) 145 , 163, 165, 200
  • Gunter, Thomas M. 39
  • Guntown, Mississippi, battle of 90
  • Gurdon (Clark County) 22

H

  • Hagood, Laura (4), 14
  • Hale, W. M. 75
  • Halleck, H. W. 90
  • Hamilton Mills 195
  • Hancock, Benjamin F. 200
  • Haney, Samuel 75
  • Haney Family 75
  • Hanks, James Millinder 178, 179
  • Hardy Family 158
  • Harlan, James 130
  • Harper's Weekly 165
  • Harrington, J. C. 65
  • Harris, Albert 76
  • Harris, H. S. 211
  • Harris, Lizzie Sebastian 179
  • Harris, Robert D. 206
  • Harrison, Benjamin 77, 134
  • Harrison, Fannie 78
  • Harrison, James M. 78
  • Harrison, Marshal LaRue 44, 198
  • Harrison, Richard P. 78
  • Harrison, William M. 178
  • Harrison (Boone County) 47
  • Hawthorn, Alex T. 39
  • Hays, T. S. 31
  • Helena (Phillips County) 18, 28, 29, 33, 45, 95, 110, 112, 113, 145 , 160, 161, 165, 181, 186
  • Hempstead, Fay 184
  • Hempstead County 3, 34, 52, 53, 62, 63, 88, 143 , 181, 203
  • Henderson, Louisiana 111
  • Henry L. Chandler 122
  • Henry, Eugene B. 79
  • Henry, John D. 80
  • Henry family 80, 211
  • Henry, Phillip G. 211
  • Herron, Francis J.  205
  • Hiawassee Purchase, Tennessee 145
  • Hill, Daniel Harvey 81, 205
  • Hill, I. C. 107
  • Hilliard, Miriam Brannin 103
  • Hindman, Thomas Carmichael 39, 41, 52, 82, 88, 94, 99, 202, 205
  • Hodges, Asa 178
  • Holmes, Theophilus Hunter 41, 83, 84, 88, 94, 197, 205
  • "Hon. James H. Berry" 12
  • Hornet's Nest 25
  • Hot Springs (Garland County) 203
    • Army and Navy Hospital 181
  • Hottel, William F. 71
  • Houlton, William H. 46
  • Howard, Benjamin Franklin 116
  • Howell, S. I. 167
  • Howell, Samuel C. 86
  • Hubbard, E. C. 29
  • Huckaby, Elizabeth Paisley 22
  • Huddleston Family 117
  • Hughes, George 86
  • Hughes, George P. 86
  • Hughes, Michael A. 85
  • Hughes, Moses, Family (18), 86
  • Hughes, Polly Ann 86
  • Hugh[e]s, Sarah (18)
  • Hunter, Robert Mercer Taliaferro 87
  • Huntington Library 88
  • Huntsville, Alabama 220
  • Huntsville (Madison County) 11, 75, 181, 197
  • Hurley, John T. 214
  • Hutcheson, Roy G. 89

I

  • Illinois 89
    • State Historical Library 90
  • Illinois troops (Union)
    • Cavalry:
    • Infantry:
      • Thirteenth 29
      • Twenty-first 72
      • Thirty-fourth 89
      • Thirty-seventh 199
      • Forty-third 97
      • Forty-fourth 209
      • Sixty-first 29
      • Eighty-first 142
      • Ninety-fourth 90
      • One hundred and sixth 216
  • In Fine Spirits 49
  • Independence County 29, 45, 181
  • Indian Territory 23, 94, 130, 133, 170, 171; military posts (Union) 181
  • Indian Territory troops (Union)
    • Indian Home Guards, Third 106
  • Indiana troops (Union)
    • Artillery:
      • Second Battery 106
    • Cavalry:
    • Infantry:
      • Seventieth 77
  • Indians 23, 98
    • in Civil War 23
    • in Confederate States Army 94, 209;
    • relations with the United States 170, 171
    • relations with Confederate States of America 37, 38
    • treaties with Confederate States of America 35; Wichita Agency 98
  • Iowa troops (Union)
    • Cavalry:
    • Fourth 90
    • Infantry:
    • Fourth 112
    • Twenty-ninth 28, 110
    • Thirty-sixth 113
  • Iran 116
  • Ironclads (Union) 145 , 163, 165, 200
  • Island Number 10, Missouri 70
  • Iuka, Mississippi 29, 104

J

  • Jackman, Sidney D. 91
  • Jackson, Mississippi 143 ; battle of 139
  • Jackson County 163, 181
  • Jacksonport (Jackson County) 163, 181
  • Jefferson County 51, 113, 181, 200
  • Jenkins, John Carmichael, Family 103
  • Jenkins' Ferry (Grant County), battle of 14, 28, 47, 54, 148 , 196, 198, 208, 213
  • Jesup, Thomas Sydney 184
  • Jobe, Thomas Jefferson 92
  • Johnson, Andrew 93
  • Johnson, C. B. 41
  • Johnson, Charles B. 94, 133
  • Johnson, Hershel V. 162
  • Johnson, Isabella 118
  • Johnson, James Augustus 178
  • Johnson, Robert 93
  • Johnson, Robert Ward (12), 64, 88, 179, 184
  • Johnson, Samuel Hugh 118
  • Johnson County 117, 125
  • Johnson's Island, Ohio 5, 47
  • Johnston, Andrew 95
  • Jones, James Kimbrough 184
  • Jones, Joseph Hubbard 96
  • Judson, C. O. 121

K

  • Kansas Rooks County Record 141
  • Kansas Territory 128
  • Kansas troops (Union)
  • Cavalry:
  • Ninth 158
  • Infantry:
  • Tenth 201
  • Eleventh 141
  • Keitsville, Missouri 29
  • Kelly, John H. 39
  • Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, battle of 139
  • Ketchum, Delazon 29
  • King, John 214
  • Kingsbury, Charles P. 184
  • Knighton, Barney (27, 39)
  • Knoxville, Tennessee 163
  • Koerner, G. A. 97
  • Ku Klux Klan (Arkansas) 142

L

  • Lake County, Illinois 199
  • Lamar (Johnson County) 117
  • Lanigan, Thomas 41, 94
  • Lawrence, James 29
  • Leard, Sanders Walkers 59
  • Leard Family 59
  • Lebanon, Missouri 153
  • Lebanon, Tennessee 197
  • Lee County 71
  • Lee County, Illinois 89
  • Lee, Robert E. 205, 216
  • Lee's Centre, Illinois 89
  • Leeper, Matthew 98
  • Lemke, Walter John 99, 196
  • Leslie, James W. 200
  • Lewis, Brackin 100
  • Lewisburg (Pulaski County) 70, 116
  • Lewisville (Miller County) 195
  • Library of Congress 6, 68, 72, 77, 93, 102, 128, 147 , 190
  • Liddell, Moses, Family 103
  • Life and Letters of Judge David Walker 196
  • Lighton, William R., Family 101
  • Lincoln, Abraham 60, 102, 114, 160, 217
  • Lincoln, Mary Todd 102
  • Little Rock 4, 11, 24, 28, 41, 47, 51, 52, 63, 70, 74, 76, 78, 90, 92, 94, 97, 104, 113, 116, 126, 127, 140 , 142 , 148 , 155, 160, 168, 181, 198, 203, 211
    • arsenal and barracks 184
    • capture and occupation of 62, 134, 214
    • military post 182
  • Logan, John Andrew 178
  • Lone Jack, Missouri, battle of 91
  • Louisiana 210
  • Louisiana State University 103
  • Louisiana troops (Confederate)
    • Infantry:
      • Third 30
  • Louisville, Kentucky 19
  • Lyon, Nathaniel 29

M

  • Madison (St. Francis County) 181
  • Madison County 11, 75, 181, 197
  • Magruder, Eliza L. 103
  • Malvern Hill, Virginia, battle of 83
  • Manassas Junction, Virginia 138
  • Manhattanville College of the Sacred Heart 162
  • Manning, Van H. 39
  • Mansfield, Louisiana, battle of 213
  • Mansfield, Texas 94
  • Marianna (Lee County) 71
  • Marion, Elizabeth Van Hoose 192
  • Marion County 195
  • Marks Mill, battle of 208
  • Marmaduke, John Sappington 108, 109, 179, 205
  • Marmaduke's raid into Missouri 117
  • Marshall, Texas 159
  • Marshall, W. S. 22
  • Martin, Benjamin W., Family 111
  • Martin, Elihu G. 110
  • Maryland 216
  • Massachusetts 23
  • Massachusetts troops (Union)
    • Infantry:  
  • Maysville (Benton County) 92
  • McClellan's Peninsula Campaign (Virginia) 138
  • McClure, John 178, 179
  • McClurkin, J. W. 117
  • McClurkin Family 117
  • McCollom, Albert 104
  • McCollom, Ransom 104
  • McCollom, Robert 104
  • McCollom, William 104
  • McCormick, James W. 123
  • McCormick Family 123
  • McCrary, George Washington 184
  • McCulloch, Benjamin 73, 99, 105, 124
  • McDonald, Alexander 178, 179
  • McDonald, Allen, Family 86
  • MacDonald, Emmett 205
  • McIlroy Family 106
  • McIntosh, James 39
  • McKenzie, Duncan G. L. 51
  • McKinney, Texas 73
  • McLendon, Isaac C. P. 107
  • McMaken, Andrew Campbell 101
  • McMurtry Family 43
  • McNair, Evander 39
  • McNary County, Tennessee 136
  • McRae, Dandridge 39, 205
  • Medical care 20, 23, 29, 30, 47, 53, 57, 63, 110, 119, 137, 140 , 144 , 168, 170, 181, 194
  • Meigs, Montgomery Cunningham 184
  • Melrose, Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana 103
  • Memphis and Little Rock Railroad 39
  • Memphis, Tennessee 19, 78, 95, 125, 156, 163, 165
    • yellow fever epidemic ( 1878) 194
  • Messer, E. N. B. 199
  • Messer, E. P. 199
  • Mexican War 145
  • Mexico 184
  • Meyers, Captain 41
  • Michigan troops (Union)
    • Cavalry:
      • Third 70
    • Infantry:
      • Twelfth 34
  • Middle Creek, Kentucky, battle of 68
  • Miles, Nelson Appleton 184
  • Miller, David (22
  • Miller, John A. 112
  • Miller, Minos (22), 113
  • Miller, William R. 178
  • Miller County 31, 195
  • Mills, J. C. 211
  • Minnesota Historical Society 46
  • Minnesota troops (Union)
    • Infantry:
      • Third 4
      • Eighth 46
  • Minor, William J., Family 103
  • Missionary Baptists (Arkansas) 5
  • Mississippi Central Rail Road 78
  • Mississippi River 101, 143 , 145 , 165, 219
  • Mississippi troops (Confederate)
    • Infantry:
      • Forty-first 13
  • Missouri 25, 29
    • governors 88
    • Historical Society 114
  • Missouri troops (Confederate)
    • Cavalry:  
      • "Arkansas Mounted Men of the Missouri Cavalry" 154
      • Parsons's Brigade 195
      • Shelby's Brigade 204
  • Missouri troops (Union)
    • Artillery:
    • Infantry:
  • Mitchell, Dr. Robert 29
  • Mitchell, William C. 39
  • Monette, James 103
  • Monroe, James C. 39
  • Montgomery County 203
  • Monticello (Drew County) 53, 18
  • Moore, George 211
  • Moose, James Sayles 116
  • Moose, May Hope 117
  • Moose, Melbourne 116
  • Moose Family 117
  • Morgan, T. J. 39
  • Morris, John Wortman 17
  • Morrow, Mary Hannah Johnson 118
  • Mound City, USS (Union ironclad gunboat) 145 , 165
  • Mount Ida (Montgomery County) 203
  • Mount Sequoyah, Fayetteville (Washington County) 157
  • Mount Solon (Augusta County), Virginia 69
  • Mountain City Gazette 131
  • Mt. Ayr, Iowa 110, 112
  • Munson, G. D. "Gib" 119
  • Munson, H. D. 119
  • Munson, William O. 119
  • Murfreesboro (Pike County) 203
  • Murfreesboro, Tennessee 119; battle of 20, 209, 220
  • Murphy, Isaac 11, 88, 149 , 166, 178, 179
  • Muster Out Rolls (Union) 120

N

  • Nashville, Tennessee 142 , 165, 209, 220; battle of 139
  • Natchitoches Parish, Louisiana 103
  • National Archives 32, 35-40, 61, 82, 84, 108, 140 , 153, 169- 188, 191, 202
  • National Park Service 56
  • Nebraska troops (Union)
    • Cavalry:
  • Neis, Anton 121
  • Nevada County 28
  • New Madrid, Missouri, Siege of 70
  • New Mexico Campaign 158
  • New Orleans, Louisiana 52, 111
  • New York troops (Union)
    • State Militia 6
    • Infantry:   121st 137
  • Newhall, Henry M. 90
  • Newspapers 134, 160, 203
  • Newton County 205
  • Newton, Robert C. 41, 94, 178, 205
  • Newton, North Carolina 150
  • Nicaragua 158
  • Nicholson, Alfred Osborne 179
  • Nicolay, John G. 102
  • Noble, Henry B. 184
  • Norment, Jane E. 51
  • Norment, Wilbur F. 51
  • North Carolina 59, 83, 88; Department of Archives and History 81; University of 7
  • North Carolina troops (Confederate)
    • Infantry:
      • First 81
      • Sixth 59
      • Thirty-first 59

O

  • Oates, O. H. 52
  • Oaths of allegiance 18, 24, 43, 75, 107, 116, 121, 198
  • Ohio troops (Union)
    • Artillery:
      • Twenty-fifth Battery 168
    • Cavalry:
    • Infantry:
      • Third 119
      • Fifteenth 119
      • Forty-second 68
      • Forty-sixty 211
      • Seventy-eighth 119
  • Oklona, Mississippi 13
  • Old Family 59
  • "Old Knapsack, The" 155
  • Orme, William Ward 90
  • Osborne, Molsie A. R. 122
  • Ouachita County 19, 34, 51, 63, 181, 204

P

Q

  • Quesenbury, William Minor 94, 130, 133
  • Quitman (Van Buren County) 117

R

  • Rabb, John W. 106
  • Ragland, Lorraine Blore 134
  • Ragland, Nathaniel Madison 135
  • Ragland Family 134
  • Railroads 39, 78, 167
  • Rains, James S. 205
  • Ramsaur, John Franklin 150
  • Ramsaur, Lee M. 39
  • Ramsaur, Sarah 150
  • Randolph, Madison A. 120
  • Randolph County 80
  • Rawlins, John Aaeon 184
  • Ray, William Stephen 136
  • Reconstruction 3, 11, 44, 58, 62, 93, 142 , 166
  • "Reconstruction Days in Arkansas" 58
  • Rector, Frank A. 39
  • Rector, Henry Massey 62, 90, 105, 184
  • Red Fork (Desha County) 181
  • Red River Expedition 25, 28, 29, 160, 204
  • Redwood City, California 163
  • Reed, Isaac 90
  • Religion-Ministers 5, 14, 50, 51, 54, 135;
    • missionaries 23
  • Reminiscences and memoirs 9, 11, 50, 55, 58, 63, 91, 96, 124, 131, 136, 139, 143 , 146 , 158
  • Remmel, William 137
  • Reparation Claims 24, 51
  • Republican Party 155; in Arkansas 142 , 145
  • Resaca, Georgia, battle of 139
  • Reynard, Alphes 138
  • Reynolds, Daniel Harris 39, 139
  • Reynolds, Joseph Jones 179, 184
  • Reynolds, Thomas C. 88
  • Rhea, William H. 106
  • Rhea Family 106
  • Rice, Benjamin Franklin 178, 179
  • Richmond, Virginia 138, 143
  • Riddick Family 122
  • Rienzi, Mississippi 2
  • Roane, John Selden 39, 205
  • Robertson, Thomas James 179
  • Robertson Family 149
  • Rock Hotel Hospital, Little Rock (Pulaski County) 140
  • Rogers, Anthony Astley Cooper 178
  • Rogers, John Henry 184
  • Rolla, Missouri 29
  • Rooks, John Calvin 141
  • Roots, Logan Holt 142 , 178, 184
  • Roots, Philander Keep 142
  • Roots Family 142
  • Rose, Uriah Milton 143
  • Rothrock, Thomas 54
  • Routh, Dr. H. L. 47
  • Royston, Gradison D. 62
  • Russell, Dr. Ira 144
  • Russell, Erwin 144
  • Russell, Fred 144
  • Rust, A. 39
  • Rutherford, Joseph Robinson 145

S

  • Sabotage 153
  • Sagely, John C. 59
  • Sagely, Joseph M. 59
  • St. Charles (Arkansas County) 95, 181, battle of, 205
  • St. Francis County 181
  • St. James Parish, Louisiana 101
  • St. John's College, Little Rock (Pulaski County) 182
    • Military Hospital 47
  • St. Johnsbury, Vermont 76
  • St. Louis, Missouri 113, 144 , 186
  • Salem Chapel, Virginia 137
  • Saline County 21
  • Sandborn, John B. 44
  • Sanders, Joseph B. 146
  • Santa Fe, New Mexico 76
  • Schlaich, J. 201
  • Scott, S. S. 39
  • Scott County 94
  • Searcy (White County) 158
  • Searcy County 181
  • Seat, Benton Bell 158
  • Seat Family 158
  • Sebastian, Charles P. 179
  • Sebastian, Edward L. 179
  • Sebastian, William K. 179
  • Sebastian County 24, 32, 41, 44, 46, 53, 64, 65, 75, 76, 86, 92, 94, 104, 113, 121, 148 , 150, 151, 155, 156, 181, 193
  • "Secession Ball" 64
  • Secession Convention (Arkansas) 51, 88, 124, 126, 158, 167, 196, 207
  • Seiffert, H. A. 101
  • Sellers, George William 155
  • Selma, Alabama 200
  • Seminoles 170
  • Seven Pines, Virginia, battle of 81
  • Sevier County 107
  • Share Cropping 48
  • Sharp County 134
  • Shea, William L. 144
  • Shelby, Joseph O. 40, 91, 205
  • Shelbyville, Tennessee 20, 73
  • Sherman, John 179, 205
  • Sherman, William Tecumseh 6, 89, 142 , 147 , 217
  • Sherman, Texas 94
  • Shibley, John Samuel 148
  • Shibley, William Henry Harrison 148
  • Shiloh, Tennessee 136; battle of 68, 127, 163
  • Shoppach, Emily 21
  • Shoup, Francis A. 205
  • Shreeve, Wilson 149
  • Shreeve Family 149
  • Shuford, Emma Eugene Ramsaur 150
  • Shuford, Wallace Pinckney 150
  • Sigel, Franz (34)
  • Simpson, Ethel C. 22
  • "Sketch of My Army Life from 1861 to 1865" 96
  • Slave narratives (Arkansas) 190
  • Slave trade 24
    • (Arkansas) 151
    • (Louisiana) 151
    • (South Carolina) 151
    • (Texas) 7, 151
  • Slavery 48, 103, 128, 149 , 151, 161
    • (Alabama) 86
    • (Arkansas) 63, 219
    • (North Carolina) 7
  • Slaves, fugitive 161
  • Sledge, Collins M. 122
  • Sledge Family 122
  • Slemons, William Furgeson 178
  • Smith, E. Kirby 19
  • Smith, Jacob M. J. 152
  • Smith, Sara Jane 153
  • Smith, Thomas B. 120
  • Smith, Volney V. 179
  • Smith, William J. 154
  • Smithee, Annie Eliza Cowgill 134
  • Smithee, James Newton 134
  • Smithee Family 134
  • Snyder, Oliver P. 178, 179
  • Sophia Sawyer's school, Fayetteville (Washington County) 49
  • Sorrels, Theodore F. 178
  • Soule, Frederick A. 184
  • South Carolina 59; governors 90
  • South Mountain, Maryland, battle of 81
  • Southern Memorial Association 135, 157
    • (Washington County) 99
  • Sovereign (Steamboat) 78
  • Sparks, Mitchell 156
  • Spartansburg, South Carolina 150
  • Spore, Florence Cypert 158
  • Spore Family 158
  • Springfield, Missouri 153
  • Spyker, Leonidas Pendelton 103
  • Stanford University 160
  • Starr, James H. 159
  • Steamboats 70, 78, 101, 145, 163, 165, 200
  • Steele, Frederick J. 19, 63, 114, 116, 160, 161
  • Stephens, Alexander H. 162
  • Stephens, Linton 162
  • Stinson, John Turner 49
  • Stirman, Erasmus (Ras) 49
  • Stirman, William 49
  • Stockbridge, Indian Territory 23
  • Stone, Mary K. 198
  • Stone, Thomas R. 163
  • Stone's River, Tennessee, battle of 29, 119
  • "Story of a Confederate Soldier, 1861- 1865" 8
  • Sturm, J. J. 98
  • Supplies--Confederate troops 16, 32, 41, 48, 53, 55, 61, 67, 94, 116, 133, 156, 195
  • Swor, Elizabeth Peel 163
  • Swor, W. John 163

T

  • Taber, Henry S. 184
  • Tahlequah, Oklahoma 9
  • Tappan, John C. 39
  • Tappan, Thomas E., Jr. 165
  • Taylor, George 49
  • Teal, Frederick K. 112
  • Tebbetts, Jonas March 135
  • Temple, James C. 138
  • Tennessee 21, 29, 163
    • governors, military 93
    • U. S. senators 93
  • Tennessee troops (Confederate)
    • Cavalry:
    • Infantry:
  • Terry, William Leake 184
  • Texarkana 31
  • Texas 210, 213
  • Texas State Library 8
  • Texas troops (Confederate)
    • Cavalry:
      • Fifth 158
      • Ross's Brigade 211
      • Sibley's Brigade 158
      • Sixth 73
    • Infantry:  
      • [Tenth] 20
  • Thomas family 215
  • Thomas, David Yancey 166, 198
  • Thomason, Hugh F. 88, 126
  • Thomason, Hugh H. 155
  • Thompkins, Charles H. 184
  • Thompson, W. T. 25
  • Thrasher, Robert Mullins 5
  • Tigard Family 43
  • Tishomingo Creek, Mississippi, battle of 90
  • Titus County, Texas 26
  • Totten, James 184
  • Town, Clarissa Leavitt 103
  • Townsend, Edward Davis 179, 184
  • Trott, James E. 155
  • Tulip (Dallas County) 22
  • Tulip Evermore: Emma Butler and William Paisley... 22
  • Turner, Jesse 58, 64, 126, 155, 167

U

  • Union County 122, 181
  • "Union Valley" (Agricultural Colony), Washington County 145
  • Unionist sympathies 11; (Mississippi) 2
  • United Confederate Veterans 10, 42, 136, 208; (Searcy) 158
  • United Daughters of the Confederacy 166, 197; (Searcy) 158
  • United States
    • attorney general 169
    • Bureau of Indian Affairs 170, 171
    • Bureau of Refugees, Freedmen, and Abandoned Lands 172-177
    • Court of Claims 2
    • House of Representatives 178, 68
    • Internal Revenue Service 180
    • Land Office (Springfield, Missouri) 60
    • Marshall's Office 90
    • military posts returns 181
    • money and bonds 115
    • presidents 6, 68, 72, 77, 93, 102, 114, 128
    • Senate 179
    • secretaries of the interior 130
    • State Department 116
    • truce with Confederate Indian tribes 37
    • War Department 184- 188
      • War Department--Adjutant General's Office 183
      • War Department--Quartermaster Corps 182
    • Works Progress Administration 189
      • Works Progress Administration--Federal Writers 190
  • United States Army
  • Upshaw County, Virginia 119
  • Upton, Josephus 75

V

  • Valverde, New Mexico, battle of 158
  • Van Buren (Crawford County) 24, 25, 41, 57, 64, 94, 126, 148 , 151, 155, 167, 181
  • Van Buren County 117
  • Van Dorn, Earl 205
  • Van Hoose Family 192
  • Van Patten, Sarah Elizabeth 216
  • Vann, Mary Elizabeth Birnie 193
  • Vannerson (9)
  • Vaughan, Jeanette R. 194
  • Vermont Historical Society 76
  • Veterans Camp List 42
  • Vicksburg, Mississippi 15, 29, 78, 104, 112, 117, 142 , 165; siege of 27
  • Victoria, Queen 102
  • Vincenheller Family 24
  • Virginia 21, 88, 212
    • U. S. representatives 87
    • U. S. senators 87
    • University of 87
  • Virginia, Kentucky, battle of 220
  • Virginia troops (Confederate)
    • Artillery
      • Light 67
      • Orange Artillery 67
    • Cavalry
      • First 69
      • Rockbridge 69
      • Eleventh 71
      • Thirty-fifth Battalion 123

W

Y

  • Yager, R. F. 204
  • Yazoo River, Mississippi 145
  • Yell County 104, 118
  • Yellow Fever (Memphis, Tennessee) 194
  • Yellville (Marion County) 195

Z

  • Zanesville, Ohio 119

Introduction to the First Edition (1990)

This document is intended as a comprehensive guide to manuscript collections pertaining to the Civil War held by the University of Arkansas Libraries. Although every processed collection within Special Collections was examined, as well as the microfilm holdings of the Periodicals Department, researchers should be cautioned that this guide is far from complete. Special Collections is continuously adding new research materials, and the task of searching unprocessed collections is difficult at best. Also, despite our best efforts, documents "buried" within collections of primarily twentieth-century materials have probably escaped our net as well.

Entries have been arranged alphabetically according to the title of the collection. The second line of each entry consists of a descriptive term (such as personal papers or government records), inclusive dates of the collection, and its size. The annotation includes material types, a sketch of the person or organization associated with the collection, and a description of the documents pertaining to the Civil War or Reconstruction. Whenever possible, soldiers have been identified by name, rank, company designation, and regiment.

An explanation relative to regimental descriptions is necessary. Arkansas furnished troops for both sides during the conflict and, as a result, both the North and the South had a "First Arkansas Infantry." To distinguish between the two, Federal Arkansas units are listed with "Union" in parenthesis immediately following the regimental description. Also, many Arkansas Confederate troops were known by an alternate title aside from the numerical designation, usually the name of the commanding officer. In cases where more than one regiment had the same number, the alternate name follows the regimental description in parenthesis.

Military operations are described by the names assigned them in The War of the Rebellion: A Compilation of the Official Records of the Union and Confederate Armies (Washington: 1880- 1927). For example, the battles of Shiloh, Pea Ridge, and Bull Run are designated as such rather than the Southern alternatives of Pittsburg Landing, Elkhorn Tavern, and Manassas. One important exception is the Arkansas expedition led by Major General Frederick Steele in the spring of 1864. This operation encompassed a number of battles in south Arkansas including Prairie D'Anne, Poison Springs, and Jenkins' Ferry. Various sources have referred to the expedition as "Steele's Arkansas Expedition" or the "Red River Expedition" which refers to a coordinated movement by Federal troops in Louisiana. We have opted for the title "Camden Expedition," which appears to be how most historians have referred to the operation. Geographical locations within the state of Arkansas have the place name followed by the county name in parentheses, except when repeated in the same entry.

The length of the entries is dependent on available information. Finding aids were consulted, supplemented by research for further detail and clarification when necessary. Obviously, collections with a definite Civil War emphasis have been described with more thoroughness than those collections containing only a few pertinent documents.

The index includes every personal name mentioned in the annotations, as well as references to place names and subjects. Troops are listed under their respective states. The index reflects the collection descriptions as closely as possible.

Inroduction to the Second Edition

Since the first publication of this guide in 1990, Special Collections has continued in its effort to collect and preserve the historically significant documents of the Arkansas region. Many collections of personal papers and organizational records have been added, and the challenging task of processing materials for their research use continues. As one would expect, some of the new accessions have been primarily Civil War related, while others contain a few war related materials scattered amidst twentieth century papers. This guide attempts to identify and describe both types of materials and continues the format of the first edition. Forty-eight additional manuscript collections have been alphabetically arranged and sequentially numbered to follow the final entry of the first edition, number 204. The same criteria for indexing developed for the first edition has been continued, with personal names and regimental affiliations listed for each entry.

One entry in particular, the microfilmed collection of papers from Peter Wellington Alexander held by Columbia University, New York, deserves special mention. Perhaps the most significant compilation of Confederate military communications pertaining to Arkansas from early 1862 through mid-1863, the Alexander collection encompasses material relating to almost every conceivable military topical heading in our index. Since it would hardly be helpful to continually refer researchers to this collection under these various topical headings, our synopsis primarily identifies significant correspondents' names and battle reports

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