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MFM-131

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Patterson Family Papers
1785-1960, 10 reels

A microfilm copy of MS-236.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Civil War

MFM-14

Daniel H. Espy Diary
1862, 1 reel

Diary of a Civil War soldier who served in the Sixty-sixth Regiment, Company G, of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MFM-15

Oliver Protsman Diary
1961-1863, 1 reel

Diary of a Civil War soldier serving in the First Regiment, Company E, of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. See also, SC-42.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MFM-4

Thomas R. Stone Diary
1861-1862, 1 reel

Diary of a Civil War soldier who served with the First Arkansas Infantry, Company G.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MFM-5

T. Jeffery Jobe Diary
1861, 1 reel

Diary of a Civil War soldier who served with the First Arkansas Infantry, Company B.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MS-105

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Benjamin F. Cryder Papers
1816-1888, .5 lin. ft.

Benjamin Cryder was the grandfather of Frederick White, one of Wright State University's early founders. His papers include survey maps of Ross County, Civil War bounty reenlistment records, correspondence, and essays on a variety of political and humorous subjects.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers

MS-138

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Oscar D. Ladley Papers
1857-1880, 1 lin. ft.

Ladley was a career army officer who fought in the Civil War with Company G, 75th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry. He was later assigned to Fort Sully in the Dakota Territories. His papers consist primarily of letters written to his mother and sisters in Yellow Springs, Ohio, telling of his Civil Was experiences, and later, his life as a frontier army officer. Also included are some Civil War military records.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MS-235

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Van Buren Christy Diaries
1863-1926, 1 lin. ft.

Van Buren Cristy served in an Iowa regiment during the Civil War, then lived in Montgomery County, Ohio where he was a minister. The diaries give an account of his time in the service, and a day to day account of his activities preparing sermons, making his rounds, gardening, and reading. From June 1923 until 1926, the diary entries are made by Cristy's daughter and chronicle Cristy's failing health and death as well as the final years and death of his wife, Susan.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MS-236

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Patterson Family Papers
1780-1970, 9 lin. ft.

A collection of correspondence, family histories, photographs, business records, and scrapbooks from two local pioneer families who played an important part in the early development of the Miami Valley: the Pattersons of Dayton and the Johnstons of Piqua. The business records cover the period 1785-1879 and relate to the operation of the Patterson Family farm and lumber mill. Some of Col. Robert Patterson's land surveys and quartermaster records are also included. The correspondence consists of letters between family members and friends, the bulk of which falls within the years 1820-1900. These letters are a good representation of 19th century life and discuss business, family affairs, daily activities, and politics. Of particular interest are the letters to Julia Johnston Patterson from her sons in the Union Army during the Civil War. The scrapbooks are an eclectic collection of newspaper clippings, programs, and memorabilia concerning John H. Patterson, the National Cash Register Company, and local and family history.

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Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Business and Industry, Civil War

MS-237

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Jack Savage Papers
1861-1993, 1.5 lin. ft.

Papers consist primarily of materials documenting Savage's military career in the Signal Corps during World War II and include his letters home, a scrapbook, photographs, a narrative of his experiences, and his basic training book. Also included are materials from his father who served in World War I, as well as a small collection of Civil War letters and papers from Savage's ancestors who fought in Ohio regiments.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, World War II, Civil War

MS-243

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Pedrick Family Papers
1860-1960, 8 lin. ft.

The Pedrick Family Papers were compiled over four generations beginning with William E. Pedrick (W.E.P.), who was a prominent entrepreneur in the mining industry and also a lieutenant during the Civil War. His children also participated in the mining industry and land speculation, but soon took interest in other professions such as artwork and design, as well as, electrical engineering. The collection includes blueprints, correspondence, deeds, accounting ledgers, photographs, maps, journals, diaries, and scrapbooks.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civil War

MS-254

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Montgomery County Historical Society Civil War Collection
1861-1938, .5 lin. ft.

Collection consists of an eclectic assortment of Civil War documents donated to the Montgomery County Historical Society by numerous individuals. Included are regimental rolls, morning reports, clippings, reunion notices, requisitions, and correspondence from the 1st, 2nd, and 93rd Regiments of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (OVI).

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MS-392

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Hiram Ketcham Civil War Diary
1864-1865, .25 lin. ft.

The collection consists of an original Civil War pocket diary written by Hiram Ketcham of Buchanan, Ohio, and a typed transcript. The diary begins with Ketcham reporting for duty at Circleville in the 12th District of Ohio after being drafted into U.S. Service on September 27, 1864. Ketcham was assigned to Company G of the 67th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry (O.V.I.). He wrote of his travels to the battleground, camp life and news, troop movement, fighting at Fort Gregg near Petersburg in April 1865, the surrender of Lee’s Army at Appomattox C.H., and eventually his journey home at the end of the Civil War.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MS-5

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James F. Overholser Papers
1861-1869 (bulk 1861-1865), 0.25 lin. ft.

Papers include diaries and letters which recount the personal experiences of Civil War Private James F. Overholser, who served with General Sherman on his March to the Sea. Overholser enlisted with Company D, 81st Ohio Volunteer Infantry in 1862.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

MS-92

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Wallace Family Papers
1783-2007 (Bulk 1880-1970), 78 lin. ft.

The Wallace Family Papers chronicle the history of more than five generations of a farming family in Clark County, Ohio, during the nineteenth, twentieth, and twenty-first centuries. The collection provides an almost continuous history of the Wallace family through letters, diaries, journals, financial records, photographs, newspaper clippings, books, and extensive genealogical information.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civil War

SC-1

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Rockafield Family Papers
1863-1973, 1 folder

Reports and correspondence showing the history of ownership of Wright State University land during the 1800s, a listing of families buried in Rockafield Cemetery, and correspondence from the Rockafield's during their service in the Civil War.

Subject Area(s): Family and Personal Papers, Civil War, Wright State University, Cemeteries

SC-171

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Samuel M. Poland Civil War Certificate of Promotion
1863, 1 folder

Certificate of promotion for Samuel Poland, member of the 74th Regiment of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry, dated Feb. 13, 1863. Located in OS18, File 3

Subject Area(s): Civil War

SC-205

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Bier American Civil War Letters
1860s, 1 folder

Collection contains photocopies of a ballad and letters relating to the American Civil War, written by Jacob Bier to his wife, Nancy. Bier was from Auglaize County, Ohio, and served in the 180th Regiment, 1st Brigade, 1st Division of the 23rd Army Corps.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers

SC-248

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Ohio 93rd Regimental History
Undated, 1 item

This collection contains a typed transcript of the history of the 93rd O.V.I , primarily drawn from a diary by Silas Crowell. The material is undated.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

SC-264

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Seifried Civil War Materials
ca. 1865, 1 folder

This collection contains three Civil War related items including a diary, a hymn book, and a letter, donated to Special Collections and Archives by Richard Seifried.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers

SC-42

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Oliver Protsman American Civil War Diary
1862-1863, 1 folder

An original diary providing excellent insights on the early years of the Civil War. Also included in a family history and a complete transcription of the diary.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers

SC-56

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Joseph P. Stanley Papers
1863, 1 folder

Photocopy of a scouting report made by Stanley while encamped in Tennessee, dated May 28, 1863.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

SC-62

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John Ireland's American Civil War Papers
1848-1861, 1 folder

A diverse collection of memos, muster lists, passes, and inspections relating to the 48th Ohio Volunteer Militia. Note: some material is located in the oversize collection.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

SC-80

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David Procuniar's American Civil War Diary
1862-1863, 1 folder

Procuniar was a member of the Ohio Volunteer Infantry in both the 50th and 61st regiments. He fought at several major battles and died at camp in 1864. Contains a photocopy of his entire journal along with biographical data compiled by the family. Note: there are restrictions on photocopying and publication of this material.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

SC-89

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Hamilton Waymire Collection
1862, 1 folder

Photograph and letter of Hamilton Waymire pertaining to activities during Civil War.

Subject Area(s): Civil War, Family and Personal Papers

SC-96

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John Frederick Roser American Civil War Papers
1862-1864, 1 folder

Photocopies of records relating to Roser's career in the Union Army.

Subject Area(s): Civil War

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