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Beloit College Civil War Holdings Box II

Civil War Box II

Folder: Preparatory Students – Register

- Contains an information sheet for every Beloit College Preparatory School student who served in the War, including his dates of school attendance, his date and place of enlistment, and his status

Folder: Professors

- Blaisdell, James J., professor of Rhetoric, English Literature, and Philosophy 1859-96, served May 25, 1864 to September 16, 1864
- Whitney, Henry M., professor of English 1871-1899, served 1864-65
- De Forest, Henry S., college tutor in Mathematics 1858-1860, served 1863-1865

Folder: Soldier's Photos

- Photos of Capt. Herbert Humphrey (Academy, 1858), Col. Thomas Humphrey (Academy 1850), James Baker, George L. Waterman, Elisha Waters Goddard (Academy, 1859), Frederick W. Goddard (Academy, ca 1857), Edward A. Goddard, Richard Miller (Beloit College, 1870), a group picture of the Senior Preparatory class of 1862 (Academy), and several unidentified individuals.

Folder: "Sons of Beloit Who Died for Law and Liberty"

- Typed list of Beloit Academy and College students who died in the war. Includes information concerning their war service.

Folder: Students Class of 1853-1863

- Contains an information sheet for Beloit College students from these class years who served in the War, including dates of school attendance, date and place of enlistment, and status

Folder: Students Class of 1864-1872

- Contains an information sheet for Beloit College students from these class years who served in the War, including dates of school attendance, date and place of enlistment, and status

Folder: Students Military Record

- Contains a ledger listing Beloit College men who served in the war and their military record. It includes those who were connected to the service "in other capacities" (e.g. as members of the Sanitary Commission).
- A very faded list of men who served with their class year and (in some cases) their hometown

Folder: Miscellaneous – articles, letters, notes

- Note from J. D. Davis, 1866 on his experience in the spring of 1861 as a student at Beloit. Davis later enlisted and served 3 years in the Union army. Published in the Codex, 1892.
- Copy of materials from the Beloit College Monthly from 1863-1864 concerning the impact of the war on the College, and the experience of the "100 Days" men in 1864.
- From Beloit Monthly, June 1863 – Beloit College Cadets
- From The Beloit College Athenaeum For the Years 1864 and 1865 – Beloit in the Civil War
- Faculty Minutes, October 21, 1863 – concerning the war
- Address by President Chapin on the Civil War, to the Union League, March 13, 1863, from the Beloit Journal & Courier, March 26, 1863
- Letter from Eliza Rockwell Emerson to Mrs. Banister, explaining the cancellation of the 1864 commencement – July 21, 1864
- Letter from J. J. Blaisdell to the Board of Trustees, requesting release from his duties at the College so as to serve as chaplain to the members of the class of 1864 who all enlisted for 100 days of military service – May 20, 1864.
- Note – reference to Trustee's minutes for the appointment of an historian, see letter of W. Talcott of July 9, 1866 with reference to the Trustee's action in 1864 (May 20, 1864)
- Copy of letter from G. L. Collie to James A. Blaisdell (son of J. J. Blaisdell) concerning Blaisdell's service in the Civil War – 4.26/1932; copy of letter from James A. Blaisdell to R. K. Richardson concerning his father's service – 1/19/1939.
- Pension Abuses after the Civil War, by H. E. Warner, 1867, published in Archives of class of 1867.
- Beloit Students Contributing to the Soldier's Monument in Oakwood Cemetery, from the Round Table, October 7, 1904
- How Stanley Lathrop Went to the Civil War – letter to the Round Table, April 20, 1906 (written to his father, April 21, 1861)
- Round Table, February 10, 1911 – In Lincoln's Time, by Wm Fiske Brown, 1866.
- Round Table, February 27, 1914 – Clifford Day, 1915, on the Civil War – article about work being done by Day for the GAR on Beloit students in the Civil War.
- Excerpt from Nomads and Listeners of Joseph Edgar Chamberlin, ed. Samuel M. Waxman (1937). Two paragraphs from "Life in Wisconsin in the days of the Civil War."
- Paper, "To Advocate a Cause" by Margaret Knight, 1967.

Folder: Students Obituaries

- Hector H. Aiken, d. Aug. 1, 1864 – letter to Prof. Emerson from J. W. Porter, April 19,1869; see letter of F. A. Lord to Prof. Emerson, 4/20/1869 in Personal Sketches folder
- Edward Reid Barker, d. May 7, 1863 – Biographical sketch by L. Clapp, May 1869.
- Francis H. Caswell, d. Feb. 4, 1863 – obituary by unknown author
- Henry Cooper, d. Sept. 17, 1862 – obituary by George H. Cooper, May 21, 1870; see article by George H. Cooper in Personal Sketches folder
- Dudley H. Cowles, d. January 20, 1863 – biographical sketch probably by his uncle, S. Cowles -- note from S. Cowles (uncle) to Prof. Emerson, June 25, 1869
- Edmund Dawes, d. Dec. 7, 1862 – obituary by unknown author, but probably by H. Dawes. There is a note from H. Dawes to Prof. Emerson saying "enclosed please find a short sketch."
- George O. Felt, d. August 17, 1861 – from a Keokuk paper; letter from his father, Cyrus Felt, July 1, 1869 to John P. Fisk regarding his son
- Silas Wright Field, d. May 9, 1862 – obituary by unknown author
- Jefferson D. Florey, d. August 9, 1862 – obituary by unknown author
- Frederick Wm. Goddard, d. March 5, 1863 – obituary by an unknown author
- Paul A. Goddard, October 31, 1863 – obituary and transcript of a portion of his journal by an unknown author
- Alexander Gordon Jr., d. April 29, 1863 – obituary by his father
- Evan Grubb, d. December 31, 1862 – letter to Prof. Emerson from F. A. Lord; letter to Prof. Emerson from Norman Smith – gives death date as Dec. 30, 1862; see letter of F. A. Lord to Prof. Emerson of 4/20/1869
- Thomas W. Humphrey, d. June 10, 1864 – letter to President Chapin from T. W. Humphrey, July 20, 1863; letter to Pres. Chapin, March 18, 1870 from H. A. Humphrey (brother to Thomas W.) with an attached sketch of Thomas's life; sketch by an unknown author
- James Bremer Kerr, d. July 3, 1864 – a sketch by Alex. Kerr, written to Prof. Emerson July 10, 1869
- William Knight, d. May 31, 1864 – letter from E. B. Crane to President Chapin, June 5, 1869
- Jared H. Knapp, d. July 1, 1863 – letter from his sister Emma Knapp to Pres. Chapin, Nov. 2, 1869
- William Pearl Lathrop, d. May 5, 1864 – obituary by unknown author
- Arthur W. Mason, d. April 8, 1862 – letter and sketch by D. G. Cheevey, to Prof. Emerson, March 17,1870
- Henry Meacham, d. May 31, 1864 – letter from his father, Sylvester Meacham, to Prof. Emerson, Dec. 18, 1869
- J. Lyford Peavey, d. Nov. 30, 1861 – letter from his widow to Prof. Emerson, Aug. 23, 1864; extract of a letter from him, April 21, 1861 to his wife, copied by Prof. Emerson; letter from Prof. Emerson to Mr. Ingersoll, ca. January, 1896 referencing the letter from Peavey to his wife, and an article (also in file) regarding Peavey's sister-in-law's election as Colorado Superintendent of Public Instruction.
- Quincy E. Pollock, d. April 11, 1862 – short obituary by unknown author; obituary by Rev. A. Kent; obituary by his brother
- Franklin Prindle, d. February 26, 1862 – short biographical note by unknown author
- Freeman B. Riddle, d. June 18, 1864 – a memorial from his brothers in arms; clipping from the Wisconsin State Journal, undated, noting his death
- J. Dwight Stevens, d. March 16, 1864 – biographical note in very poor condition by a family member
- Whitney Tibbals, d. May 24, 1864 – a history of his service by his father, John Tibbals, undated
- Horace Turner, d. May 10, 1864 – a history of his service by his Captain
- Eugene Henry Tuttle, d. May 11, 1862 – lengthy memorial including copies of letters from comrades, undated
- Albert Walker, d. July 20, 1864 – letter from H. E. Warner to Prof. Emerson, July 7th, 1869, and a memorial of Walker by Warner (separate)
- Frank Edgar Woodruff, d. August 21, 1864 – obituary by unknown author

Folder: Students "Personal Sketches" A to E

- Alexander, George E. – 2 items
- Allen, Hiram S. – 1 item
- Anderson, William E. – 1 item
- Avery, Amos W. – 1 item
- Baker, Edward L. – 2 items
- Billings, Levi J. – 1 item
- Bodle, Foster– 1 item
- Bradley, James – 1 item
- Capron, Thaddeus H. – 1 item
- Christie, Alexander – 1 item
- Christie, Thomas – 1 item
- Cobb, Stephen A.– 2 items
- Cooper, George H.– 1 item
- Cooper, Stearns F. – 1 item
- Cruzan, John A. – 1 item
- Danner, Edgar V. H. – 1 item
- Dewey, Henry S. – 1 item
- Durham, Benjamin – 1 item
- DeForest, Henry S. – 1 item
- Dutton, Everell F. – 1 item
- Dyke, Eugene B. – 1 item
- Edwards, John Harrington – 2 items
- Estes, John M – 1 item
- Estes, Langston L. – 1 item
- Evans, David W. – 1 item
- Evans, William J. – 2 items

Folder: Students "Personal Sketches" F to W

- Fitch, Luther P. – 1 item
- Florey, Jefferson P. – 1 item
- Gilbert, William S. – 1 item
- Goddard, E. Waters – 1 item
- Goddard, Fred. W. – 3 items
- Haines, Alfred – 1 item
- Hart, Edwin R. F. – 1 item
- Hart, Walter O. – 1 item
- Hayden, George R. – 1 item
- Heath, Ivan D. – 3 items
- Hicks, George – 1 item
- Hollenbeck, Harlan – 1 item
- Hopkins, John – 1 item
- Humphrey, Henry A. – 1 item
- Humphrey, James M. – 1 item
- Hunt, J. Spafford – 1 item
- Hunter, Franklin – 1 item
- Jackson, Robert W. – 1 item
- Johnston, William N. – 1 item
- Lathrop, Stanley E. – 1 item
- Lilly, Henry M. – 1 item
- Lord, Franklin A. – 1 item
- Lord, John S. – 1 item
- Lyman, Charles H. – 1 item
- Mackenzie, Charles – 1 item
- McClelland, Thomas S. – 1 item
- McVicar, Peter – 1 item
- Mann, Charles H. – 1 itemMann, James C. – 1 item
- Manlove, James G. Jr., - 1 item
- Mears, L. D. – 1 item, refers to Bradley, Manlove, and Peck
- Medill, Samuel J. – 1 item
- Merrill, Charles W. – 1 item
- Morris, Julius R. – 1 item
- Norton, George C – 1 item
- Olcott, W. W. – 1 item
- Parkinson, Alfred C. – 1 item
- Peck, Burritt W. – 1 item
- Pollock, David J. – 1 item
- Rice, Walter – 1 item
- Rogers, Charles D. – 1 item
- Rood, Milton – 1 item
- Shader, Arthur L. – 1 item
- Sheratt, Thomas W. – 1 item
- Smith, A. J. – 1 item
- Smith, Charles M. – 1 item
- Smith, DeWitt C. – 1 item
- Smith, Oscar B. – 1 item
- Thompson, Lewis O. – 1 item
- Warner, H. E. – 1 item
- Waterbury, Daniel – 1 item
- Waterbury, Edwin S. – 2 items
- Waterbury, E. Stephen – 1 item
- Wells, Spencer R. – 1 item
- Wilder, S. P. – 1 item
- Worick, Samuel R. – 1 item
- Worick, John H. – 1 item
- Wulfsberg, Einar – 1 item

Folder: Students: Transcribed Personal Sketches

- Christie, Thomas D. – Military History of
- Dyke, Eugene Beauhamais – Class of 1865
- Estes, John M. – letter dated October 19, 1866
- Lilly, Henry M. – letter to President Chapin dated June 3, 1869
- Lord, Frederick H. – letter to Professor Emerson dated April 20, 1869

Folder: War note by Wm. H. Wheeler to Stephen Pearl Lathrop

- Undated note, written before Wheeler's company went south

Folder: War Record of Pres. Eaton's father – a trustee

- Brief hand written note by L. W. Eaton who served as chaplain to the 7th Wisconsin Volunteers from Second Bull Run to the surrender of General Lee.

Folder: War Record Book Roster

- Alphabetical (mostly) list of Beloit College students and Preparatory School students who served in the Civil War. Includes names, highest rank attained, relationship to the school, unit served with, duration of service.

 

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