Civil War Correspondence

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Letters written by various people during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Please note that historical materials in the Civil War Collections may include viewpoints and values that are not consistent with the values of the California State Library or the State of California and may be considered offensive. Materials must be viewed in the context of the relevant time period but views are in no way endorsed by the State Library. The California State Library’s mission is to provide credible information services to all Californians and, as such, the content of historical materials should be transcribed as it appears in the original document.


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Herbert Carleton Sawyer

Herbert Carleton Sawyer

Correspondence covers May 19, 1882 through Aug. 1882 where the author describes his army life. Assigned at first to Alcatraz Island and then to the St. Helena area where he visited several camps, and his return to the Presidio. Last two letters are to his wife, between May 3 and May 17, 1885,...

51 pages: 100% complete (67% indexed, 100% transcribed)
Osborn Ayer - Civil War Correspondence

Osborn Ayer - Civil War Correspondence

Ten letters dating from June 17, 1863 to Oct. 26, 1864; one letter on hand-colored letter sheet with two views: one of Cincinnati and the other of a sternwheeler with the Buckeye Motto underneath. The letters are addressed to family and "Friends at home". **Please note that historical materials...

44 pages: 100% complete (89% indexed, 100% transcribed)
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