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Carlos W. Colby Papers

Primarily correspondence (129 letters) of Illinois farmer and Civil War soldier Carlos W. Colby, written between 1862 and 1865, to his sisters, brother, brother-in-law, and niece, plus a dozen Civil War letters written by Colby’s future brother-in-law James Rowe. Also includes Colby’s reminiscences of his boyhood and his service in the 97th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, some family correspondence, genealogical

William A. Sypher papers

Diaries (2 v., 1862 Sept. 2-1863 Dec. 31 and 1865 Jan. 1-1865 July 30, and notations through November 1865) of William A. Sypher, a private in Company A of the 42nd Ohio Infantry during the Civil War, and later pension application information (1890-1901). Handwritten entries made almost daily in diaries describe drills, training and maneuvers, weather conditions, and identify his