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    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Carrollton, Louisiana, to "Dear Father and Mother"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Dear Parents"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Beloved Mother"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • Letter, Gilbert Shaw, Bayou St. John, Louisiana, to "Dear Parents"

    • United States. Army. Massachusetts Infantry Regiment, 42nd (1862-1865); United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Soldiers--Massachusetts--Correspondence; United...
    • Gilbert Shaw, 42nd Massachusetts Volunteers, describes his adventures in the occupation of Louisiana. His voyage on the "Quincy" was perilous; a storm off Cape Hatteras nearly wrecked the vessel. Stationed first at Camp Carrollton and then on...
    • The Prison Times

    • Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 13th; Fort Delaware (Del.); Prison periodicals--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
    • Volume 1, number 1 of "Prison Times," published by J. W. Hibbs, captain, 13th Virginia Infantry Regiment, and written by Hibbs and other Confederate prisoners at Fort Delaware, Del., in April 1865. Two page folio sheet, written by hand.
    • Letter, F. S. Twitchell to "Bill"

    • Weitzel, Godfrey, 1835-1884; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Union; Women soldiers--United States--History--19th century; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • In this long letter, Twitchell describes his participation in the expedition led by General Weitzel to subdue the Lafourche district, an important source of soldiers and supplies for the Confederacy. Twitchell tells of the occupation and looting...
    • Letter, Clark S. Willy to  "Dear Sister"

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Finance, commerce, confiscations, etc.; Louisiana--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
    • In an experiment which quickly proved unsuccessful, General Nathaniel Banks in January 1863 established several large camps of contraband in the vicinity of Camp Parapet, where Willy writes a colorful description of the arrival by steamboat of all...
    • General Winfield Scott

    • Scott, Winfield, 1786-1866--Portraits; Veterans--United States; Generals--American; Mexican War, 1846-1848; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--War of 1812; Horses; Daggers & swords; Oil paintings
    • General Winfield Scott on horse back with a raised sword. Scott was a hero of the Mexican War and also served in War of 1812 and Civil War.
    • Nathaniel P. Banks Letter

    • Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894--Correspondence; Meigs, Montgomery, 1847-1931--Correspondence; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment & supplies; United...
    • In this letter to Quartermaster General Montgomery Meigs, General Banks explains the necessity for both land and water transportation in the invasion of Louisiana's interior. Describing the materials he has acquired, Banks asks permission to build...
    • E. John Ellis diary, 1865 February-March (vol. 1)

    • Ellis, Ezekiel John, 1840-1889.; Johnson Island Prison.; Prisoners of war--Ohio.; Missionary Ridge, Battle of, Tenn., 1863--Personal narratives, Confederate.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Volume one of Ezekiel John Ellis' diary (February-March 1865) begins with a retrospective account by Ellis of the events leading up to the Civil War and his service in the war before his capture and imprisonment at Johnson Island in 1863. This...
    • Sarah Ker Butler letter, 1861 June 7

    • Butler, Margaret, 1821-1890.; Polk, Leonidas, 1806-1864.; Gardens--Louisiana--Terrebonne Parish.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Causes.; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion.; United States--History--Civil...
    • Letter from Sara E. Ker Butler, Le Carpe Plantation, Terrebonne Parish, La., to Margaret Butler discusses a female relative at Evergreen Plantation who is there by herself after her husband left, expressing admiration for her doing that. She...
    • Federal Soldier's Letter from Port Hudson, La.

    • Massachusetts Cavalry. 3d Regiment. 1862-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American, [Indian, etc.]; African American soldiers; Port Hudson (La.)--History--Siege, 1863; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Identified only as Townsend, the writer of this letter appears, from internal evidence, to have served in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry, in which blacks were enlisted. Townsend's letter offers evidence of his strong dissatisfaction with the policy...
    • Federal Soldier's Letter from Port Hudson, La.

    • Massachusetts Cavalry. 3d Regiment. 1862-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Participation, African American, [Indian, etc.]; African American soldiers; Port Hudson (La.)--History--Siege, 1863; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Identified only as Townsend, the writer of this letter appears, from internal evidence, to have served in the 3rd Massachusetts Cavalry, in which blacks were enlisted. Townsend's letter offers evidence of his strong dissatisfaction with the policy...
    • Admiral David Farragut

    • Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870--Portraits; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; Admirals--American--1860-1870; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Union; Military uniforms--United States--1860-1870
    • Portrait of Farragut in uniform.
    • Owen Randolph Smith /  Designed Confederate Flag

    • Smith, Owen Randolph--Portraits; Military uniforms--Confederate--1860-1870; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Medals; Generals--American--1860-1870; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Military personnel--Confederate;...
    • Photograph of Smith wearing a United Confederate Veteran's uniform and rank insignia of a Major, also has Confederate medal.
    • Assault of the Second Louisiana (Colored) regiment on the Confederate works at Port Hudson, May...

    • Farragut, David Glasgow, 1801-1870--Military service; Campaigns & battles--Louisiana--Port Hudson--1860-1870; Bombardment--Louisiana--Port Hudson--1860-1870; African Americans--Military service--1860-1870; United States--History--Civil War,...
    • Print shows (top) Union ships under the command of Admiral Farragut bombarding Port Hudson, Louisiana, and (bottom) African American troops of the 2nd Louisiana Regiment attacking the Confederate defensive works at Port Hudson. From "The Soldier in...
    • Taylor -  drummer 78th U.S.C.T.

    • African Americans--Pictorial works;United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works;Child soldiers--United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works
    • John Langdon Ward Magic Lantern Slides (Mss. 4875), Louisiana and Lower Mississippi Valley Collections, LSU Libraries, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA.
    • Night Passage of Union Boats at Vicksburg on the Mississippi (4/16/1863)

    • Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege, 1863; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Naval operations; Ships; Fires; Mississippi River--Pictorial works
    • Scene painted by the Confederate engineer in charge of fortifications at Vicksburg. Shows bonfires lit on the Louisiana side of the river to illuminate Union boats as targets. 
    • Letter, J. K. Duncan, New Orleans, La., to "Sir"

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns & battles; Generals--American--1860-1870; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate
    • Johnson Kelly Duncan graduated from West Point in 1849. Born in Pennsylvania (1827 March 19), his army service included stations in Florida and in the Pacific Northwest, where he helped explore a railroad route. He resigned in 1855 to become...

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