Placards used to publicize decrees, news, and propaganda from the revolutionary government day by day throughout the Commune period. Topics covered range over most aspects of government and military administration, including provisions for employment, payment of workers, elections, raising revenues, requisitioning horses and vehicles for the National Guard, efforts to raise and regulate an infantry, artillery, and cavalry, conscription of all able-bodied men between the ages of 18 and 40, and efforts to combat corruption in the Commune government, emigration from France, and desertion. Also included is propaganda evidently intended to maintain morale and rally the people to the defense of the Commune, including accounts of alleged atrocities by the royalist army. Authors include Gustave Cluseret, Charles Delescuze, the Ministry of War, and the Comité de salut public
Handwritten book-length draft manuscript providing a very critical view of the military leadership and personal character of General Ulysses S. Grant. Attributed to Benjamin Butler, though evidence suggests a different author, possibly former Union Army Brigadier General Gustave Paul Cluseret.
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Letters to Strachey from Napoléon La Cécilia (1835-1878), professor of mathematics and general in the Paris Commune of 1871, concerning personal matters and his interest in a project for training and equipping the army of Yakub Beg (also called Atalik Ghazi), a leader of Kashgar in Chinese Turkestan who had successfully rebelled against Peking in 1864; from General Gustave Paul Cluseret (1823-1900), French military officer and high official during the Commune, outlining the project and seeking English approval; and from an Indian railway official discussing the International Railway Congress at Washington, D.C., 1905
Documents from Charles Sumner's archive of correspondence that were excluded from the collection MS Am 1 ("Charles Sumner correspondence") as being not original letters to or from Sumner. Also included are a few other documents originating with Edward L. Pierce, Sumner's biographer
Military Order of the Loyal Legion of the United States Commandery of the State of Massachusetts
Harvard University - Houghton Library
Many of the images are copy prints of well-known prints and photographs of soldiers, battlefields, and other Civil War subjects. The collection also includes some unique images, such as original drawings of Civil War vessels by artist Worden Wood; drawings of battlefields made shortly after the war, apparently by a veteran of the 20th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment; post-war photographs of battlefields showing veterans of the 13th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment; and reproductions of drawings of war-era North Carolina, apparently by a member of the 44th Massachusetts Infantry Regiment. Images include the following genres: cartes-de-visite, cabinet photographs, clippings, engravings, tintypes, copy prints, drawings, lithographs, photomechanical prints, negative prints, sketches, and watercolors
A collection of images, manuscripts, and printed material, mostly relating to the Massachusetts soldiers and regiments in the American Civil War. Some material relates to other Union regiments and the Confederate States of America.