Archive: "Civil War" Tag

Henry T. Reynolds letter

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Henry T. Reynolds letter (MSS SC 438). Reynolds wrote this letter in 1862 during the Civil War while stationed at Fort Good Hope, also known as Fort Wagner, in southeast Washington, D.C., to his uncle, Matthew Taylor, in Washington, Pennsylvania. …

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Edward M. Hayhurst correspondence and other materials

In honor of Memorial Day and all the veterans who have died for our country, L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: Edward M. Hayhurst correspondence and other materials (MSS 7928). This collection contains correspondence between Edward M. Hayhurst and various members of his family, including …

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William E. Davis diaries

L. Tom Perry Special Collections is pleased to announce the availability of a new digitized collection: William E. Davis diaries (MSS SC 59). This collection includes three handwritten diaries kept by Davis (1842-1924) during his service in the Civil War, 1862-1865. Entries include brief statements regarding drills, deaths, weather, and daily activities. William Edward Davis was born …

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(Auto)biography of Samuel Miles

This week we are highlighting another item from our 19th Century Mormon and Western Manuscripts that was digitized this past year: the (Auto)biography of Samuel Miles. Samuel Miles Jr., son of Samuel Miles Sr. and Prudence Marks, was born on April 8, 1826 in Attica, New York. During the winter of 1833-1834, after moving to …

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