||Materials entirely in
||The Nineteenth-century American military collection is an artificial collection that contains 1.6 linear feet of American
military records spanning the period 1846-1903. The bulk of the collection dates from the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Additional records are from the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) and the remainder of the nineteenth century. There are also
five items pertaining to the Mexican War (1846-1848) and two documents from the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers
from 1856-1858. The records primarily document the administrative and bureaucratic logistics of waging a war and maintaining
an army. Items include official correspondence between officers; orders; morning, trimonthly, and consolidated reports of
unit manpower and supplies; food inspections; cargo and livestock manifests; provisions for supplies; and discharges and appointments
of individual soldiers. Some personal letters (11 items) to and from Civil War soldiers are also present, as are a number
of personal letters to and from Civil War veterans written during the post-war period.
1.6 linear feet
||Gift of the Moyerman family, 1970.
||Processed and encoded by Alexander Clark Johnston, April 2012. Finding aid prepared using Describing Archives: A Content Standard