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Register of the Small Civil War Collections, July 1998
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Small Civil War Collections,
    Date (inclusive): July 1998
    Collection number: Mss2
    Extent: 8 folders
    Repository: University of the Pacific. Library. Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections
    Stockton, CA 95211
    Shelf location: For current information on the location of these materials, please consult the library's online catalog.
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information


    Collection is open for research.

    Preferred Citation

    [Identification of item], Small Civil War Collections, Mss2, Holt-Atherton Department of Special Collections, University of the Pacific Library


    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 [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.