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  • Descriptive Summary
  • Access
  • Publication Rights
  • Preferred Citation
  • Collection Description
  • Arrangement
  • Accruals
  • Indexing Terms

  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Civil War Collection
    Dates: 1862-1866
    Collection number: 103
    Collection Size: 1 archival document box, 1 oversize box
    Repository: Loyola Marymount University. Library. Department of Archives and Special Collections.
    Los Angeles, California 90045-2659
    Abstract: This collection consists of photographs, letters, a diary, a map, and government bonds related to the American Civil War (1861-1865).
    Languages: Languages represented in the collection:English


    Collection is open to research under the terms of use of the Department of Archives and Special Collections, Loyola Marymount University.

    Publication Rights

    Materials in the Department of Archives and Special Collections may be subject to copyright. Unless explicitly stated otherwise, Loyola Marymount University does not claim ownership of the copyright of any materials in its collections. The user or publisher must secure permission to publish from the copyright owner. Loyola Marymount University does not assume any responsibility for infringement of copyright or of publication rights held by the original author or artists or his/her heirs, assigns, or executors.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Box and Folder number, Civil War Collection, Collection 103, Department of Archives and Special Collections, William H. Hannon Library, Loyola Marymount University.

    Collection Description

    Collection 103 is a mixture of accruals designed to create a teaching and research collection on Civil War history. The materials include correspondence, cartes-de-visite, a diary, and a Confederate bond. The correspondence treats such subjects as abolitionism (Box 1ov, Folder 2), Confederate spying on Union troops in Mississippi (Box 1, Folder 1), and convalescence in a Union hospital (Box 1, Folder 4).
    Noteworthy is the mention of pacifists in the Union Army (Box 1, Folder 6), draft dodging (Box 1, Folder 10), and looting by Union troops, encamped near Alexandria, Virginia (Box 1, Folder 7). Also of interest are Harper's Weekly articles on President Abraham Lincoln's assassination and President Andrew Johnson (Box 1ov, Folders 1, 4).
    The dates of the materials run from 1862 to 1865.
    The collection contains two important items for the history of African-American soldiers in the Civil War. One (Box 1, Folder 11) is the 1865 diary of Frederick J. Bartlett, 2nd Lieutentant, Company C, 27th Ohio Colored Infantry. Bartlett details the history of this all-black unit. The other (Box 1ov, Folder 7) is the letter of Captain Charles H. Cole, 1st Tennessee Heavy Artillery, requesting that rations be given to familes of freed African-American soldiers at Camp Shiloh. The letter also contains the rejection of this request by Adjutant General Lorenzo Thomas. The letter, thus, offers contemporary evidence for the condition of African-American soldiers and their families.
    The correspondence has been encapsulated for the sake of preservation.
    Some items contain their catalog description and other items, transcriptions of letters and background information on the authors of letters.


    The collection is arranged by item in individual folders. See the box and folder list for the contents.


    Accession number 2010.48: Box 1, Folder 5. Box 1ov, Folder 6
    Accession number 2011.21: Box 1, Folder 1. Box 1ov, Folders 2-3
    Accession number 2011.22: Box 1, Folder 2 (Cartes-de visite 1-6)
    Accession number 2013.39: Box 1, Folders 3-8, 10
    Accession number 2014.14: Box 1, Folder 9. Box 1ov, Folders 1, 4, 5
    Accession number 2014.31: Box 1, Folders 11-12. Box 1ov, Folder 7
    Accession number 2014.25: Box 1, Folder 2. (carte-de visite 8)
    Accession number 2014.34: Box 1, Folder 2. (carte-de visite 9)
    Accession number 2014.35: Box 1, Folder 2. (carte-de visite 10)

    Indexing Terms

    The following terms have been used to index the description of this collection in the library's online public access catalog.
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
    Ruggles, Daniel, 1810-1897
    Necker, John
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Pacifism
    Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 -- Assassination
    Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Destruction and Pillage
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Draft Resisters
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Hospitals
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal Narratives
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
    United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Participation, African American
    United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 27th Ohio (1865)