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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Evans J. Casso collection

Identifier: 075
Content Description

Evans Joseph Casso (1914-1996) was an amateur historian, author and lecturer from Donaldsonville and New Orleans, Louisiana. He served as president of the Civil War Roundtable of New Orleans at Tulane University.The collection contains historical writings on Henry McCall's Evans Hall Plantation, a study of Reconstruction-era educator Emerson Bentley, and the diary of a Donaldsonville cannoneer, Romain Octave Landry, transcribed by Casso, as well as clippings and other research materials.

Dates: 1861-1988

Detiege-Honore Family papers

Identifier: 2460
Content Description This small collection consists predominantly of photocopies of original documents collected about the history of the Detiege-Honore family of St. Martinville, Louisiana. Most materials concern Emile Detiege, a Civil War veteran and politician during the Reconstruction period who served in both the Louisiana State Senate and the Louisiana House of Representatives. Detiege was a free man of color, and he organized a battalion of Black troops, the First Regiment, Corps d'Afrique in 1862. He...
Dates: Other: 1873-1950

Harlan Paul Douglass papers

Identifier: 131
Content Description The Harlan Paul Douglass papers consists of approximately 400 items, 3 reels of microfilm, and 4 volumes. The papers include correspondence; clippings; biographical data; family histories by Douglass' mother, Maria Greene Douglass, and father, Truman Orville Douglass; photographs; wills; honors and tributes; an appreciation book; writings; and a scrapbook. The items relate to Douglass' school days, his career with the American Missionary Association and his retirement. Included among the...
Dates: Other: 1889-1966

Francis J. Manno collection

Identifier: 244
Content Description This collection contains seven letters, mostly written by Mary A.S. Bailey, a girl in her early teens during the Civil War. The letters were written from Keokuk, Iowa, to a cousin, Florence Hatch, of Perry, New York. One letter was written by J.W. Adams of Brockport to a D.S. Morgan, an American citizen who was visiting London, England. The letters discuss local events and the progress of the war.Additionally, the collection formed by historian Francis J. Manno contains mostly...
Dates: Other: 1844-1980

Lel H. McCullough collection

Identifier: 237
Content Description The Lel H. McCullough collection contains photocopies of material gathered as part of McCullough's research on Emerson Bentley. Included is a copy of McCullough's research paper on the topic entitled "Emerson Bentley: A Personal Crusade in Louisiana Reconstruction." The collection contains legal papers pertaining to a suit instigated by Bentley, articles, clippings, maps, biographical data, a diary for 1864-1865, obituary notices, and correspondence from Bentley's teacher in Ohio to his...
Dates: Other: 1864-1975