United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MSS 119
Abstract The Carr and Lukens families were prominent figures in Rock Island County in the 19th and 20th centuries, and they were among the first families to settle in the area. The Carr and Lukens family papers are arranged into seven series: Correspondence, 1837-1924 and undated; Writings and drawings, 1850-1918; Financial records, 1829-1946 (bulk 1837-1869); Genealogical data, 1905-1968 and undated; Printed material, 1805-1981; Photographs, circa 1860s-1970 and undated; and Realia.
Dates: 1805-1981 and undated
Identifier: MSS 97
Abstract The Esping family emigrated to Illinois from their home in Döderhult, Sweden in 1853. The family line and genealogy is extensive, but this collection focuses mainly on Julius Esping, his wife Sophie Bezelius, and their direct line. Their sons, Julius and Axel, fought in the United States Civil War, and Axel was killed at the Battle of Vicksburg in 1863. The Esping family papers, 1869-1983 and undated, contains Otto William Esping's diary, family correspondence, accounts of the Espings'...
Dates: 1869-1983 and undated
Identifier: MSS 27
Abstract John Henry Hauberg was a businessman, philanthropist, civic organizer, researcher, and photographer active in Rock Island and the Quad Cities area in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Hauberg and his wife, Susanne Denkmann Hauberg, were very active in the Quad Cities community, serving on many advisory boards and organizing dozens of philanthropic initiatives. Hauberg was also an avid photographer, capturing some 100,000 photographs over the course of his life. The John Henry Hauberg...
Dates: 1773-1998 and undated; (bulk 1857-1955)
Identifier: MSS 340
Abstract The collection of letters, fragments, and signatures, 1624-1970 and undated, contains letters, manuscript fragments, autographs, bibliographic data, and other items related to noteworthy authors and politicians or associated with local and regional history. This collection was assembled by Special Collections staff from orphan manuscripts and items removed from books in the Rare Book Collection.
Dates: 1624-1970 and undated; Majority of material found in 1800-1939
Identifier: MSS 356
Abstract Ephraim and Louise Manning were interested in participating in the Quad Cities community and its history. They were members of groups such as the Black Hawk Hiking Club, Friendship Force of the Quad Cities, and Viewfinders Camera Club. Materials in the collection include newspaper clippings on local history and historic homes, world affairs, local news, and medical news; photos, slides, scrapbook pages, and cassette tapes.
Dates: circa 1955-2007
Identifier: MSS 132
Abstract Basil H. Messler enlisted in the Union Army in 1864, at Fort McClellan in Davenport, Iowa. Messler served in the Mississippi Marine Brigade, which was commanded by Brigadier General Alfred W. Ellet. He saw action at Vicksburg several times. The Brigade was dissolved in August 1864, and Messler was reassigned as Commissary Sergeant of the First Battalion Calvary Regiment. He was later promoted to Corporal. Messler’s diary spans from late February 1864 to late January 1865. It mainly describes...
Identifier: MSS 314
Abstract Gould D. Molineaux (1835?-1883) served as a corporal and sergeant in Company E of the 8th Illinois volunteer infantry. He fought the duration of the Civil War from early June 1861 to to the war's conclusion, including many important battles during the Vicksburg Campaign. This collection contains four diaries handwritten by Gould D. Molineaux during his volunteer service in the Civil War and a tintype of Molineaux posing in his Army uniform.
Identifier: MSS 121
Abstract The Edward D. Sweeney account ledger, 1860-1869, primarily contains the business records of Edward Sweeney, a Rock Island lawyer, particularly related to bounty claims following the American Civil War. Most of these claims were initiated by widows, parents, or legal gardians of orphaned children seeking pensions for family members who died in combat, but many claims are related to back pay of discharged soldiers. Sweeney kept his records in a ledger formerly owned by Emanuel J. Pershing, a...
Identifier: MSS 379
Abstract Hans Westerlund (1842-1874) was a devout Evangelical Lutheran and a Civil War soldier who served in Company C of the 43rd Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment (also known as the “Koerner Regiment”) for the United States Army. The Hans Westerlund papers contain correspondence, genealogical information, and photographs. Westerlund’s correspondence documents the 43rd Infantry’s movement from Benton Barracks, Missouri, through Pittsburg Landing, Jackson, and Bolivar, Tennessee, and Little Rock,...
Dates: 1861-1865, 1960 and undated
Identifier: MSS 122
Abstract The Williamson family papers, 1854-1950 and undated, primarily includes the papers of Thomas S. Williamson, a missionary to the Dakota Territory who collaborated with Stephen Riggs on a Dakota translation of the Bible, and Thomas's son, Andrew Woods Wililamson, who fought for the Union Army during the American Civil War and participated in the Dakota Uprising of 1862. Included in this collection are handwritten accounts of the Dakota conflict complied at Camp McClellan by Thomas S. Williamson,...
Dates: 1854-1950 and undated