William H. Ross papers
- William H. Ross papers
- Ross, William H.
- Ross, M.B., recipient
- 30 items
- Material is in English unless otherwise noted.
Conditions for Access
The collection is open for research.
Conditions Governing Use
Copyright may be retained by the creators of items, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law, unless otherwise noted.
Please cite this collection as William H. Ross papers (Chicago History Museum) plus a detailed description, date, and box/folder number of a specific item.
Babson, Gustavus, 1960/04; M1960.0232
Biography or History
Corporal, 40th Illinois Infantry.
Scope and Content
Letters (chiefly from Mississippi and Tennessee) from Corporal Ross of the 40th Illinois Infantry to his family in Vandalia. Significantly mentioned are: the Battles of Shiloh and Corinth, Miss., and the attitudes of Ross and other Union soldiers to the emancipating and arming of Black people. Includes 19 letters and 11 envelopes.
Other Descriptive Data
The William H. Ross papers is part of Chicago History Museum's alphabetically arranged Small Manuscripts collections.