Voris, Alvin Coe, Letters

Range: 1860 - 1865 Size: .50 Record Group: 99/140

Alvin Coe Voris (1827-1904), an attorney from Akron, Ohio, served in the Ohio Legislature and then as commander of the 67th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. He rose to the rank of Brevet Major General commanding a Brigade and then a Division. His letters consist of correspondence to his wife, Lydia Allyn Voris, from 1860 through 1865 that relate his experiences as a soldier and officer in the Union Army.

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Sailor, Joseph, Letters

Range: 1862 - 1894 Size: 0.5 cubic feet Record Group: 99/82

Joseph Sailor (1824-1863), a tanner from DeGraff, Ohio, served as a private in Company E of the 45th Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the American Civil War. His letters primarily consist of correspondence to his wife and parents from 1862 to his death in 1863 and detail daily life of the Union soldier in camp, prosecution of the war in Kentucky, and medical practice during the Civil War. Also included are a newspaper account of Sailor's life and several letters describing politics in Civil War-era Ohio.

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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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McCollam, William, Papers

Range: 1864 - 1864 Size: 0.33 cubic feet Record Group: 99/241

William McCollam (1831-1896) was a carpenter from Uhrichsville, Ohio who served with the 161st Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) of the 70th Battalion during the American Civil War and later became captain in the Ohio National Guard. His papers include correspondence and records that document his military career and other Civil War soldiers from Uhrichsville.   View the McCollam letters here.

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Grand Army of the Republic, Buckley Post #12 Records

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

The Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) was a fraternal organization composed of Union veterans of the American Civil War. The GAR’s Buckley Post #12 was located in Akron, Ohio and was part of the national organization. The records include meeting minutes, postcards, newspaper clippings, resolutions, correspondence, relief fund reports, and membership lists

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Edgerton, Sidney, Papers

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

Sidney Edgerton (1818-1900) was a politician, lawyer, judge, teacher, and abolitionist from Akron, Ohio. He served as a U.S. Congressional Representative for the Akron area from 1859 to 1863 and first Territorial Governor of Montana from 1864 to 1866. His papers include correspondence, speeches, certificates, and biographical material. The Civil War is the prominent subject, especially as it is seen from Congress and the people of the Akron area and Montana Territory.  View the Edgerton letters here.

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104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, Company H Records

Range: 1862 - 1886 Size: 2 cubic feet Record Group: $content.recordGroup

The 104th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI) was an infantry regiment in the Union Army during the American Civil War that was organized at Camp Massillon in Massillon, Ohio in 1862. The 104th OVI consisted of ten companies, including Company H. The records include the company roster, a brief history of the company, newspaper clippings, and biographical sketches of every company member. The records also include pension and military service records of the veterans of Company H and their beneficiaries.