Scope and Content
Title: Small Civil War Collections,
Date (inclusive): July
Collection number: Mss2
Extent: 8 folders
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of
Shelf location: For current information on the location of
these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
Collection is open for research.
[Identification of item], Small Civil War Collections, Mss2,
Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific
Henry A. Ewing, a carpenter, farmer, and land speculator, was an officer
in a Negro Volunteer Infantry regiment from Missouri (1863-1865). He saw action
at Corinth, Shiloh and Vicksburg. Ewing produced a diary that details events
from the inception of his military service through 1880 [Mss2.E95].
Little is known of Ms. E. Fellows of Canemah [state unknown], save that
her brother was an officer in the Union Army during the fall of 1862. Her
letter notes in passing that the two last met in California. She councils him
to "keep the good opinion of officers and men." [Mss2.F322]
An anonymous Union officer based in central Kentucky (October 1862)
produced a diary that describes social and economic conditions and the effects
of warfare on the Danville-Perrysville region. [Mss2.K37]
Col. Henry Lee Kinnison, Jr., U.S. Army Infantry, grew up in Belmont,
Mo. His father, Henry Lee Kinnison, had been a Captain in the 29th Regiment of
Missouri Infantry during the Civil War. As a boy, young Henry heard tales from
former Confederate participants in the Battle of Belmont (November 1861). Using
knowledge of the local terrain and participants, Kinnison wrote an extended
essay (1921) about the battle [Mss2.K55].
George Klittich, of Baden, Germany, was a private with Company D, 13th
Regiment of Ohio Volunteer Infantry (1863-1865). After the war he became a U.S.
citizen in Franklin County, Ohio (1866) [Mss2.K65].
John L. McCarthy was a member of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil
War. He collected Civil War materials with particular emphasis on activities in
California and Nevada Territory [Mss2.M123].
Harvey Weller was an enlisted man in the 11th Regiment of Wisconsin
Volunteers (1861-1864). He saw action at Helena, Ark. (1862), Black River, Mo.
(1863) and Petersburg, Va. (1864). His papers include a drawing of the latter
battle site as well as a description of the earlier Missouri engagement. Weller
expresses frequent concern in letters to his wife that she does not write often
Norton T. Worcester enlisted in the 41st Regiment of Ohio Volunteer
Infantry as a drummer boy (1864-1865). He participated in Sherman's march
through Georgia and was later stationed in Texas. In several letters to his
parents, Worcester describes military life and battle scenes [Mss2.W931].
Scope and Content
Consists of eight folder-size collections of materials related only by
their common origins in the American Civil War.