Grand Army of the Republic Tod Post #29 (Youngstown, Ohio)
Mahoning Valley Historical Society
By-laws, minutes, treasurer's records, memorials (1888-1894), quarterly reports, newspaper clippings; records of the women's auxiliary, fife and drum corps, and soldiers and sailors relief corps; books (ca. 20 linear ft.) collected by the post, chiefly relating to the Spanish-American War; cemetery records of veterans; records of United Spanish War Veterans, Dept. of Ohio and auxiliaries; records of the G.A.R., Dept. of Ohio and national encampments; records of departments of other states; songbooks; and miscellaneous materials -- Includes morning book and medical ledger (1864-1865) of the 12th Ohio Cavalry; information concerning the 36th reunion of the 105th Ohio Volunteers; and minute book (1886-1914) of G.A.R. Kirkbride Post #600, Berlin Center, Ohio
The volume was printed as a diary for 1864, with three days per page. Bowen kept daily entries, 1 January-8 May, 24 June-8 August, and 11-23 September 1864. At the end, five entries from April and May 1863 appear. During most of this period, Bowen and his regiment were encamped in Washington, N.C., but, in late April 1864, they moved north towards Richmond, Va. Between 1871 and 1881, Bowen used the diary for miscellaneous notes and calculations. War-time entries describe Drum Corps practices; monitoring and fighting Confederates; the regiment's social life in Washington, N.C.; the move into Virginia; and a furlough to Pennsylvania. Included are lists of letters send and received, clothing and its cost, instruments for a band, and a financial account. The notes from later in his life include, among other things, several songs and recipes, measurements for shoes, and the amounts due from his boarders
Seven photographs, 7 8x10 negatives, 7 8x10 contact prints, a few pages of Northeast Documents Conservation Center documentation, and 14 slides prepared by NEDCC as further documentation -- Includes photo by George H. Leck of Lawrence Police Dept. members on Lawrence Common coinciding with Lawrence Textile Strike of 1919; photos taken by Falk Photo Co., Boston, Mass., of Company L, 5th Infantry, Massachusetts Militia and Company D, 1st Corps of Cadets, Massachusetts Militia while on duty during Lawrence mill strike, 1912; patriotic prints of merchants with students taken during the beginning of World War I; photographs of William Bellini Band, Italian fraternal band, an unidentified Italian American fraternal group, local fife and drum corps; and photo of 1177 Company CCC, Conway, N.H.
The collection consists of two handwritten diaries of Josiah H. Goodwin kept during his service in the Mississippi Marine Brigade from January 1, 1863 to June 2, 1864. He writes about his service aboard various U.S. steamers along the river in Louisiana and Mississippi, and discusses the Vicksburg Campaign of 1863 and the Red River Expedition of 1864. Describing raids near Vicksburg, Goodwin details the suffering of the locals as Northern forces swept through the city. Other topics he covers include soldier animosity toward the officers, suspicion of army doctors, and the interplay between white Union regiments and those of the United States Colored Troops. He also provides a look at the day to day life of a sailor and his impressions of the people and wildlife of the lower Mississippi Valley. Also included in the collection are the research materials of William Wiseley, Ph. D., compiled while studying the diaries
Duke University - David M. Rubenstein Rare Book and Manuscript Library
This Civil War collection consists of a diary, correspondence, a scrapbook, and other materials. The diary belonged to Oscar B. Lane, who enlisted in June of 1861 and served as the drummer boy for the 5th Connecticutt Volunteers. The diary (1862, May 3-Sept. 10) contains entries concerning the Battle of Winchester during Jackson's Shenandoah Campaign and the Battle of Cedar Mountain of the second Bull Run Campaign. Correspondence (1863, Sept. 5-Dec. 18) from Theodore, Josiah, and Oscar Lane to their sister Harriet was written from Portsmouth, Virginia, while the three of them served with Harland's Brigade. Letters describe the shooting of deserters, camp life, and the social life in the city of Norfolk, Virginia. The scrapbook contains clippings concerning Veteran's Drum Corps, the Grand Army of the Republic, photographs, badges, a survivors roster for the 5th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers, postcards, and clippings concerning Wallingford. Other papers include programs for a ... Read More
The collection includes images documenting southern musical traditions that were taken by Cheryl Thurber during research trips, circa 1969-1989. Most of the photographs document African American communities in rural Mississippi and highlight the musicians and musical and cultural traditions found in local communities. Subjects include musicians, musical instruments, music festivals and picnics, recording sessions, church services, and gospel programs. Other locations include Prairieville, Ala.; Los Angeles, San Raphael, and Yosemite National Park, Calif.; Savannah, Statesboro, and Thomson, Ga.; Bogalusa, La.; and Memphis, Tenn. There are also photographs of Thurber's daughters, Phoebe Evans Letocha and Chloe Evans O'Hearn, and related activities such as Girl Scouts. Related Materials consist of an excel spreadsheet with descriptive information about Cheryl Thurber's photographs, including reel numbers for corresponding field tape recordings held by David Evans; a notebook and loose ... Read More
Drum book containing instructions for beating, number of rolls and marching tunes kept by an unknown drummer, ca. 1778, possibly used by a fife and drum corps during the Revolutionary War. Includes Revolutionary War era marching tunes
Grand Army of the Republic Department of North Dakota
State Historical Society of North Dakota State Archives
One photograph featuring three young men from the Grand Army of the Republic Drum and Fife military group. From left to right: Fred Redick with fife, John Foley with bass drum, and Bish Warren with snare drum. Photographer is Jacob L. Skrivseth from Hillsboro (N.D.).