The Alvin Coe Voris letters consists of correspondence from Voris to his wife, Lydia Allyn Voris throughout the course of the Civil War. The letters include his correspondence from Columbus when he was attending sessions of the Ohio Legislature from January 5, 1860 to May 5, 1860. In them he speculates about future events and if war can be avoided. With the call for volunteers Voris began his military career. His letters home relate his experiences as a soldier and officer in the Union Army. View the Voris letters here.[Finding Aid]
Civil War letters of Private Sailor, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 35 items View the Sailor letters here.[Finding Aid]
Lieutenant Colonel John J. Polsley served in the American Civil War in the 8th Regiment Virginia Volunteers, which later became the 7th Regiment West Virginia Cavalry. Polsley was captured in 1863 and sent to Libby Prison in Richmond, Virginia. The papers primarily contain correspondence to his wife, Ellen (Nelly) S. Donnally Polsley. He wrote of camp life and battles as well as his thoughts on war. Also included are letters to his father, Judge Daniel H. Polsley.[Finding Aid]
This collection includes the roster of Company H, 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, a brief history and biographical sketches of every member of the company, and newspaper clippings. The bulk of the collection documents available pension records and military service records of the veterans of Company H and their beneficiaries.
Letters sent and received, Captain McCollam, 161st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mainly while he was serving in the Shenandoah Valley. View the McCollam letters here.[Finding Aid]
Minutes, postcards, newspaper clippings, resolutions, correspondence, relief fund reports, and membership lists.
The Edgerton papers contain correspondence between Sidney and his wife, speeches, certificates, and biographical material. These papers pertain to the Civil War and westward expansion. View the Edgerton letters here.[Finding Aid]