My Civil War fandom of all things Iowa took a major hit after Nebraska joined the Big Ten and went against the Hawkeyes with a bunch of lopsided losses most recently. However, professionalism requires that I put aside such partisan animus and admit that I am very much looking forward to reading Kenneth Lyftogt's big project aimed at exploring the full history of Iowa's Civil War.
It begins with the events and issues that led up to the war and ends with the decisive Battle of Shiloh in April of Early chapters cover the statehood period, Iowa's place as a transit point for escaped slaves, the rise of Republican politicians in the state, and the election. Prominent political and military figures are profiled, as are the initial recruitment drives.
Large numbers of Iowa soldiers were captured at Shiloh, and the volume concludes with an overview of their odyssey in Confederate captivity. The maps look great, and any book that uses an Andy Thomas painting for the cover art has already scored points with me.
Of the three, I've only read the slim Trumbull volume and liked it quite a bit. Bagby, while serving in the Confederate Army, to his wife, Bettie P. Bagby describing camp life, the life of a soldier, battle, and family events. Bahlmann, William F.
Down in the ranks. Memoirs of William F. Bahlmann entitled "Down in the ranks" detailing Bahlmann's exploits while serving as captain of Company K, 22nd Virginia Infantry.
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Bahlmann offers a comprehensive view of the life of the soldier in the Civil War through his description of camp life, food and supplies, death of comrades, interaction of Union and Confederate soldiers, health and medical care, and the battle of Droop Mountain. Record is a typed transcript. In the memoirs were published in the Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society.
Baird, William. Essay, Baker, Joseph D. Letter, 9 July , from Joseph D. Baker comments on the regiment's casualties and captured. He asks his brother to get John Albin to write him and tells his brother that he should not enlist, but stay home. Baker comments on the commanders of the regiment. Baker, Joseph W. Confederate service record, Confederate service record of Joseph W.
Baker of Louisa County, Virginia, copied by his son J.
Baker in from shorthand notes made in Record is of Joseph W. Baker, Josiah L. Damage claim, no date. Damage claim, no date, of Josiah L.
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Baker b. Includes a list of the types of damages, and the estimated value of the items destroyed. Baldwin, Abel Seymour. Medical papers, Included are copies of letters sent by Baldwin; and account book itemizing lists and costs of supplies, especially food supplies; a case book, and a furlough book. Baldwin, Luman E. Letters, , from Luman E. Topics include troop movement, battle of Salem Church Virginia during the Chancellorsville Campaign, his parents move out west, and a visit to Richmond after the war ended.
Also included is a piece of grass that Baldwin took from Richmond. Banning, Mrs. Invitation, 20 December Invitation, 20 December , to Mrs. Van Derlip. Barclay, A. Civil War letters, Typescript copies of letters, , from A. Barclay comments on camp life and conditions and on the death of General Stonewall Jackson and the changes in organization as a result and upon the assumption of command of the Union army by Ulysses S.
Grant Barker, Moses. Barker ca. Barker describes picket duties, rations he receives, and religious services he attends. He discusses news of acquaintances in the army and asks after family and friends in Pittsylvania County.
Barker offers advice concerning the education and upbringing of his children. He also mentions the battle of Big Bethel and fighting around Petersburg, Virginia. Collection includes a letter from Barker to his daughters Martha J. Barker providing fatherly advice. Many of the letters are nearly illegible.
Barker, William James. Discharge, 21 April Discharge is signed by Colonel D. Weisiger , commander of the 12th Virginia. Barnes, Thomas Rufus. Letter, 12 September Letter, 12 September , from Thomas Rufus Barnes d. Barnes also asks how the presidential contest is going in Ritchie County and adds that he is a Lincoln man. Barry, William Farquhar. Letter, 18 April Bartlett, Chauncey Leroy.
Letter, 14 September Letter, 14 September , from Chauncey Leroy Bartlett b. Bartlett writes about troop movements through Virginia, including through White Sulphur Springs and Manassas to Bull Run, burning enemy wagons and taking prisoners, skirmishes fought, and he gives his opinions concerning General Franz Sigel , slavery and abolition, and Southern independence. Barton, William Stone. Letter, 30 May Order, 30 April Anderson at Aquia Creek requesting he return to camp with drummers and all music taken and report to officer of the day.
Barton also includes instructions on drilling his men. Bates, James Allen. Correspondence, orders, passes, returns, and rolls concern the Veteran Reserve Corps at Hammond General Hospital, including the th Company. Battey, Henry L.
Letters, , from Henry L. Also included is an order for medals and the names of soldiers from the 2nd Rhode Island who are to receive them. Battlefield Markers Association Richmond, Va.
Records, Photocopies, carbon copies, photographs, and photonegative. Records, , of the Battlefield Markers Association of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of a loose-leaf volume containing photographs and texts of Civil War markers erected in Richmond and the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico by the Rotary Club markers were verified and photographed by the Richmond Civil War Round Table in ; minutes and resolutions of the Battlefield Markers Association and lists of trustees, donors, and aldermen; lists of markers, text for markers, and sketches for placement; drawings of marker designs and photographs of dedication ceremony for the battlefield markers at Walnut Grove Church Hanover County ; certificates of incorporation for the association and receipts; clippings and program for the dedication ceremony at Walnut Grove Church; and correspondence, and , concerning the design of the markers, placement of the markers, and other matters relating to the association.
Correspondence is maily to and from J. Ambler Johnston , secretary of the association.
Baugh, William Fielding. Letter, 4 December Stewart , concerning the Battle of the Crater which took place on 30 July during the seige of Petersburg. Baugh was a lieutenant in Company G, 61st Virginia Infantry. Original of this letter is located in William Fielding Baugh papers, , accession Letters home, Accession Transcribed by Roy N. Cain in Includes a brief biography in the prologue, a few copies of letters and envelopes, and a photograph of his tombstone in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Transcriptions published as Letters Home: Letters of Lt.
Baugh CSA Co. G 61st Va.
There is an updated 5th printing which contains more letters than located in this collection. Papers, bulk: Baugh records camp news, discusses family matters, and notes efforts to get leaves of absence. He comments on clothing, food, and supplies.