Confederate soldier, lawyer, and newspaper columnist, of Columbia, S.C. Approximately one half of the collection consists of correspondence with Confederate veterans, including W. T. Brooker, J. W. Du Bose, and Richard I. Morris, with some contemporary Civil War letters included. Of special interest are the letters of Matthew C. Butler, Confederate cavalry commander and later U.S. Senator. Brooks used information from his correspondents in newspaper articles of Civil War reminiscences.
Confederate officer, from Winchester (Frederick Co.), Va. Reminscences of Buck's Civil War career as an officer in the 13th Virginia Volunteer Infantry, 1861-1865, describing campaigns under Jackson and Early, with details of troop movements, the conduct of generals, battles, and camp life.
Medical doctor from Bath, Me. and surgeon during Civil War. In 1862, Moses entered the Navy as a medical officer, and a significant portion of the memoirs describe his service as the Surgeon in Charge of a Navy transport that carried patients between Alexandria, Va., and Newport, R.I.
Confederate soldier, from Caldwell County, N.C. Reminiscences of the history of Company A, 22nd Regiment, North Carolina Volunteers, narrated by Private A. J. Dula. He describes various battles, including the Peninsular Campaign, the Seven Days battle, and the capture of Harper's Ferry, the battles of Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, and Gettysburg, and the defense of Richmond; camp life and the unhealthful conditions; casualties; his injury and recuperation; and his capture and parole.
Edwards served in various Georgia units in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The reminiscences (1899) cover Edward's active service as a sharpshooter, from April 1861 to September 1864. Edwards mentions his part in several battles, including Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the 2nd Battle of the Wilderness, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Cold Harbor, and other campaigns. Other topics include the treatment of African-American Union injured; the lack of supplies; and Union captives.
Reminiscences of Allen's Civil War experiences, first in the 20th Regiment, Virginia Volunteers, including an account of the battle of Rich Mountain; the subsequent retreat; the disbanding of Allen's unit and organization of Co. F, 2nd Regiment, Virginia Artillery; defense of Richmond; loss of Fort Harrison and battle of Sayler's Creek; and Allen's capture and imprisonment in the Old Capitol Prison in Washington.
Union Army officer, from Navarre (Stark Co.), Ohio. Memoir of Poe, engineering officer, entitled "Personal Recollections of the Occupation of East Tennessee and Defense of Knoxville." Poe describes the occupation of Knoxville, Tenn., by Union forces, 1863, and their subsequent defense of the town against Confederate troops under General James Longstreet, particularly detailing the work of Union engineers in preparing fortifications.
Correspondence, unpublished articles, and other material written for a periodical published between 1893 and 1932. Included are memoirs and other accounts of military campaigns and battles, lists of servicemen, biographies of statesmen and soldiers, military prison records, transcripts of original reports and orders, poems, lists of soldiers buried in various Confederate cemeteries, and papers relating to the design of the Confederate flag, and the participation of women in the Civil War.
Confederate Cavalry officer and lawyer. Correspondence, and business, personal, and political papers, mainly of the post-war period. Includes reminiscences of the wartime experiences of Mosby's Partisan Raiders, especially during the campaigns of winter, 1862-1863; Mosby's plans to write an account of his war experiences; and references to politics in the U. S. after the Civil War.
Confederate soldier, from Smithfield (Johnston Co.), N.C. Typescript copy of the reminiscences of Powell, a member of the 24th North Carolina Infantry Regiment and the 10th North Carolina Battalion, Heavy Artillery, describing his service in Virginia, including the Seven Days Battle, and the battles of Antietam and Fredericksburg; the defenses of Wilmington, N.C.; and Sherman at Savannah. Topics include Confederate deserters, camp life, and the faithful service rendered to him by two slaves.