Ladley Civil War Letters Digitization Project Completed

Oscar D. Ladley Papers on CORE Scholar (click to go to the collection page)

Oscar D. Ladley Papers on CORE Scholar (click to go to the collection page)

We are excited to announce that the Ladley Civil War Letters digitization project is now complete, with all Civil War-era letters (159 items) from the Oscar D. Ladley Papers available online in CORE Scholar.

Oscar D. 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. The digitized materials consist primarily of letters exchanged between Ladley and his mother and sisters in Yellow Springs, Ohio, discussing the Civil War experiences of Ladley and his family.


The following is just a selection of the many interesting items that can be found in this collection. Click on an image to enlarge it and to visit the item’s full record on CORE Scholar:

This digital project was a collaborative effort between the University Libraries’ Special Collections & Archives and the University Libraries’ Digital Services Department, which provided the digitization, metadata encoding, and uploading of this digital collection to CORE Scholar.

Please visit the Special Collections & Archives’ CORE Scholar page to browse additional digital collections.

Oscar D. Ladley, from a family photo album in MS-155, Box 7

Oscar D. Ladley, from a family photo album in MS-155 (a related collection), Box 7

If you are specifically interested in Civil War materials, please see also these digital collections:  James F. Overholser Papers (MS-5), Patterson Family Papers (MS-236), and Wallace Family Papers (MS-92). You can also view the Civil War gallery to see items from all of these collections aggregated and sorted in chronological order.

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