Wisconsin Civil War Diaries and Correspondence

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Wisconsin Civil War Diaries and Correspondence

A selection of diaries written by Wisconsin soldiers, surgeons, and nurses donated to the Wisconsin Historical Society.

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  • Dr. James Theodore Reeve (1834-1906) - Transcription and Page Review needed
  • Willard W. Felton Diary, 1862 - Transcription and Page Review needed
  • William P. Moore, Civil War diary, 1861-1862 - Transcription and Page Review needed
  • Diaries of Rufus Dawes (1838-1899) - Page Review Needed
  • Diary of Orin M. Jameson (1841-1864) - Page Review Needed
  • Laura Ingalls Wilder Family Correspondence - Page Review Needed
  • Diaries of William Henry Baker (1843–1898) - Page Review Needed
  • Emilie Quiner's Diary, 1861-1863 - Transcription 100% Complete. Thank You!
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Diaries of Van Bennett, Vol. 1, 1863-1864

Diaries of Van Bennett, Vol. 1, 1863-1864

Diaries (1863-1864) of Captain Van S. Bennett of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, giving accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns while a member of Sherman's army in Mississippi and Georgia, and his observations of the activities of the Union soldiers he served with.

418 pages: 100% transcribed
Diaries of Van Bennett, Vol. 2, 1864

Diaries of Van Bennett, Vol. 2, 1864

Diaries (1863-1864) of Captain Van S. Bennett of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, giving accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns while a member of Sherman's army in Mississippi and Georgia, and his observations of the activities of the Union soldiers he served with.

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Diaries of Van Bennett, Vol. 3, 1864

Diaries of Van Bennett, Vol. 3, 1864

Diaries (1863-1864) of Captain Van S. Bennett of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, giving accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns while a member of Sherman's army in Mississippi and Georgia, and his observations of the activities of the Union soldiers he served with.

40 pages: 100% transcribed
Diaries of Van Bennett, Vol. 4, 1864

Diaries of Van Bennett, Vol. 4, 1864

Diaries (1863-1864) of Captain Van S. Bennett of Company I, 12th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, giving accounts of the Siege of Vicksburg and other campaigns while a member of Sherman's army in Mississippi and Georgia, and his observations of the activities of the Union soldiers he served with.

43 pages: 100% transcribed
Diary of Orin M. Jameson, Jan. 1- Aug. 7, 1864

Diary of Orin M. Jameson, Jan. 1- Aug. 7, 1864

Diary of Orin Jameson, Company G, 17th Wisconsin Infantry Regiment, describing army life in Tennessee, northern Alabama, and near Atlanta where he was killed on August 7, 1864.

133 pages: 100% transcribed
Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Miscellaneous Medical Records, 1863-1865, pt. 1

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Miscellaneous Medical Records, 1863-1865, pt. 1

Appleton doctor James T. Reeve (1834-1906) was the surgeon of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry and later of the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. His diaries encompass the years 1861 to 1865, with several months missing. The first volume covers November 1, 1861 to May 5, 1862 and describes his first months in...

163 pages: 100% transcribed
Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Miscellaneous Medical Records, 1863-1865, pt. 2

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Miscellaneous Medical Records, 1863-1865, pt. 2

Appleton doctor James T. Reeve (1834-1906) was the surgeon of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry and later of the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. His diaries encompass the years 1861 to 1865, with several months missing. The first volume covers November 1, 1861 to May 5, 1862 and describes his first months in...

121 pages: 100% transcribed
Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1861-1862

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1861-1862

Appleton doctor James T. Reeve (1834-1906) was the surgeon of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry and later of the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. His diaries encompass the years 1861 to 1865, with several months missing. The first volume covers November 1, 1861 to May 5, 1862 and describes his first months in...

61 pages: 100% transcribed
Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1863-1864

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1863-1864

Appleton doctor James T. Reeve (1834-1906) was the surgeon of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry and later of the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. His diaries encompass the years 1861 to 1865, with several months missing. The first volume covers November 1, 1861 to May 5, 1862 and describes his first months in...

135 pages: 100% transcribed
Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1864-1865

Dr. James Theodore Reeve, Private Journal, 1864-1865

Appleton doctor James T. Reeve (1834-1906) was the surgeon of the 10th Wisconsin Infantry and later of the 21st Wisconsin Infantry. His diaries encompass the years 1861 to 1865, with several months missing. The first volume covers November 1, 1861 to May 5, 1862 and describes his first months in...

190 pages: 100% transcribed
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