David McKinney papers  1776-1921 (bulk 1863-1865)
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Related Materials

The letters of Charles Otto Henthorn, another soldier represented in the Schoff Collections, provide a different perspective on the 77th Illinois, written by a motivated private directly involved in the drudgery of war.

Bibliography

Bentley, William H.History of the 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry ... (Peoria, 1883).

Partial Subject Index
African-American domestics.
  • 1865 August 14
African-Americans--Mississippi.
  • 1866 February 8
Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894.
  • 1864 April 17
  • 1864 April 26
Brown, John, 1800-1859.
  • 1859 December 14
  • 1864 September 12
Chambersburg (Pa.)--History.
  • 1859 December 14
Copperhead (Nickname)--Illinois.
  • 1863 August 9
  • 1864 July 2
  • 1864 September 12
  • 1864 September 22
Copperhead (Nickname)--Pennsylvania.
  • 1863 June 25
Cotton.
  • 1865 February 9
Death.
  • 1864 March 2
Dysentery.
  • 1865 November 1
Education--Pennsylvania.
  • 1849 July 16-August 1
  • 1852 March 24
Elmwood Academy (Elmwood, Ill.)
  • 1857-1859
Finance, Personal.
  • 1864 December 6
  • 1864 December 19
Floods.
  • 1865 March 28
  • 1865 April 13
  • 1865 June 15
Fourth of July celebrations.
  • 1864 July 4
Garrison duty--Louisiana.
  • 1864 October 10
Grier, David Perkins, d. 1891.
  • 1863 November 24
  • 1863 November 30
  • 1863 December 4
  • 1864 May 22
  • 1864 August 7
  • 1864 September 5
  • 1864 December 21
  • 1865 March 21
Harpers Ferry (W.Va.)--History--John Brown's Raid, 1859.
  • 1859 December 14
Jackson (Miss.), Battle of, 1863.
  • 1863 July 14
Jefferson College.
  • 1849 July 16-August 1
Kagi, John Henry, 1835-1859.
  • 1859 December 14
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865.
  • 1863 August 9
  • 1864 September 22
Louisiana--Description and travel.
  • 1864 March 25
Loyalty.
  • 1863 August 9
Marches--Louisiana.
  • 1864 May 22
Matagorda Bay (Tex.)
  • 1864 January 23
  • 1864 February 7
McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885.
  • 1864 September 12
  • 1864 September 22
McGinnis, George Francis, 1826-1910.
  • 1864 December 1
  • 1864 December 6
  • 1865 January 30
Mobile Campaign, 1865.
  • 1864 August 7
Morgan, Charles Hale, 1834-1875.
  • 1865 October 27
Motion sickness.
  • 1864 January 23
Officers' wives.
  • 1864 May 28
  • 1864 July 2
Plantations--Louisiana.
  • 1864 March 25
Plantations--Mississippi.
  • 1866 February 8
  • 1867 November 15
  • 1867 December 27
Pleasant Hill, Battle of, 1864.
  • 1864 April 17
Presbyterian Church--Clergy.
  • 1864 October 10
  • 1865 January 30
Presidents--United States--Election--1864.
  • 1864 September 12
  • 1864 September 22
Prisoners of War.
  • 1864 May 22
  • 1864 May 28
Reconstruction--Mississippi.
  • 1865 November 14
  • 1866 February 8
  • 1867 November 15
Red River Campaign, 1864.
  • 1864 March 9
  • 1864 March 25
  • 1864 April 17
  • 1864 April 26
  • 1864 May 22
  • 1864 May 28
Religious gatherings.
  • 1864 February 21
Riots--Illinois--Decatur.
  • 1864 July 2
Sabine Cross Roads, Battle of, 1864.
  • 1864 April 17
Shaler, Alexander, 1827-1911.
  • 1864 November 7
Smallpox.
  • 1865 February 9
Smith, Andrew Jackson, 1815-1897.
  • 1864 March 25
  • 1864 April 17
  • 1864 April 26
Soldiers--Religious life.
  • 1864 February 21
Steamboat travel--Gulf of Mexico.
  • 1864 January 23
Teamsters.
  • 1865 November 14
Texas Coast Operations, 1863.
  • 1863 November 16
Texas--Description and travel.
  • 1864 January 23
  • 1864 February 7
Thanksgiving Day.
  • 1863 November 30
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African-Americans.
  • 1863 November 10
  • 1865 August 14
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons.
  • 1864 May 22
  • 1864 May 28
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Songs and music.
  • 1863 November 16
  • 1864 July 11
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Women.
  • 1863 August 9
  • 1863 November 10
  • 1864 October 10
United States. Army of the Potomac.
  • 1863 June 25
United States. Army--Appointments and retirements.
  • 1862 September 12
United States. Army--Bands.
  • 1863 November 16
  • 1864 July 11
United States. Army--Corrupt practices.
  • 1865 February 9
  • 1865 June 15
  • 1865 July 21
  • 1865 August 14
United States. Army--Pay, allowances etc.
  • 1864 December 19
United States. Army--Promotions.
  • 1864 December 6
  • 1864 December 26
  • 1865 March 21
United States. Army--Quartermasters.
  • passim, but see:
  • 1862 September 12
  • 1865 January 23
  • 1865 February 9
  • 1865 March 21
  • 1865 March 28
  • 1865 April 13
  • 1865 June 15
  • 1865 July 21
  • 1865 August 14
United States. Army--Regiments--Relations.
  • 1863 November 21
United States. Army--Supplies and stores.
  • 1865 November 1
  • 1865 November 24
Vallandingham, Clement Laird, 1820-1871.
  • 1863 August 9
Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege, 1863.
  • 1863 June 25
Wills--Illinois.
  • 1869 June 17
  • 1880 April 1
Women prisoners.
  • 1864 October 10
Women's Union League.
  • 1863 August 9
Women--Conduct of life.
  • 1863 August 9
  • 1865 October 27
Wood, Fernando 1812-1881.
  • 1863 August 9