William H. Ross papers

Descriptive Summary

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.

Preferred Citation

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.

Acquisition Information

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.

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