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Edgerton, Sidney

Range: 1846 - 1901 Size: 0.86 cubic feet Record Group: 99/114

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.

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Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) — Buckley Post #12

Range: 1870 - 1938 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/81

Minutes, postcards, newspaper clippings, resolutions, correspondence, relief fund reports, and membership lists.


McCollam, William

Range: 1864 - 1864 Size: 0.2 cubic feet Record Group: 99/241

Letters sent and received, Captain McCollam, 161st Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry, mainly while he was serving in the Shenandoah Valley.

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Ohio Volunteer Infantry 104th, Company H

Range: 1862 - 1886 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group:

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.


Polsley, John J.

Range: 1839 - 1948 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 99/136

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.

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Sailor, Joseph

Range: 1862 - 1863 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 99/82

Civil War letters of Private Sailor, 45th Regiment, Ohio Volunteer Infantry. 35 items

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Voris, Alvin Coe

Range: 1860 - 1865 Size: .75 Record Group: 99/140

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.

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