Scope and Content
Title: Small Civil War Collections,
Date (inclusive): July 1998
Collection number: Mss2
Extent: 8 folders
University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
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 Library
Henry C. 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 [Mss2.W448].
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.