Manuscripts Division
William L. Clements Library
University of Michigan

Finding aid for
Carlos Addison Rugg Journals, 1864-1865

James S. Schoff Civil War Collection

Finding aid created by
Rob S. Cox, December 1991

Summary Information
Title: Carlos Addison Rugg journals
Creator: Rugg, Carlos Addison, 1824-1911
Inclusive dates: 1864-1865
Extent: 2 volumes
Abstract:
The Carlos Addision Rugg journals offer a glimpse into the activities of a United States Christian Commission agent operating in Virginia during the Civil War.
Language: The material is in English
Repository: William L. Clements Library, University of Michigan
909 S. University Ave.
The University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1190
Phone: 734-764-2347
Web Site: www.clements.umich.edu


Access and Use
Acquisition Information:

Donated, 1991. M-2734.

Access Restrictions:

The collection is open for research.

Copyright:

Copyright status is unknown.

Provenance:

The Rugg journals were generously donated in September, 1991, by Mrs. Ann Weiss, wife of a grandson of Rugg.

Preferred Citation:

Carlos Addision Rugg Journals, James S. Schoff Civil War Collection, William L. Clements Library, The University of Michigan


Biography

Rugg, Carlos Addison, 1824-1911

Rank : Agent

Regiment : United States Christian Commission

Service : 1864 October-1865?

On September 11, 1861, Carlos A. Rugg enlisted at Perryburg, N.Y., in Co. K of the 9th New York Cavalry Regiment. Rugg was detailed as battalion Veterinary Surgeon in December, but served in that capacity only until the 20th of February, 1862, when he was discharged at Washington, D.C., following an injury inflicted by a horse. Rugg apparently recovered from these injuries, and in October, 1864, joined the U.S. Christian Commission in order to 'do his part' for the war effort. He served for the Commission in eastern Virginia, distributing Bibles and tracts and ministering to and assisting soldiers and freedmen.


Collection Scope and Content Note

On September 11, 1861, Carlos A. Rugg enlisted at Perryburg, N.Y., in Co. K of the 9th New York Cavalry Regiment. Rugg was detailed as battalion Veterinary Surgeon in December, but served in that capacity only until the 20th of February, 1862, when he was discharged at Washington, D.C., following an injury inflicted by a horse. Rugg apparently recovered from these injuries, and in October, 1864, joined the U.S. Christian Commission in order to 'do his part' for the war effort. He served for the Commission in eastern Virginia, distributing Bibles and tracts and ministering to and assisting soldiers and freedmen.

Subject Terms

    Subjects:
    • African Americans.
    • Freedmen--Religious life--Virginia.
    • Prayer meetings.
    • Prisoners of War--Religious life.
    • Religious gatherings.
    • Slaves--Religious life--Virginia.
    • Soldiers--Death.
    • United States Christian Commission.
    • United States. Army--Religious life.
    Genre Terms:
    • Accounts.
    • Diaries.
    • Registers (lists)
    Contents List
    Container / Location Title
     
    Carlos Addison Rugg journals [series]
    Volume   1  
     1864 October 26-after December 25
    Volume   2  
     1865 February 6-after March 19
    Additional Descriptive Data
    Partial Subject Index
    Accounts
    • 1:6-11, 25, 42, 88-89
    African American churches--Virginia
    • 1:57
    African American clergymen--Maryland
    • 1:1-5, 59-61
    African American religious gatherings--Maryland
    • 1:1-5, 59-61
    African American soldiers--Religious life
    • 1:20-21; 2:3, 6
    Amputation
    • 2:21
    Angels
    • 2:41
    Bears--Religious aspects
    • 1:23
    Bethesda Church, Battle of, 1864
    • 2:36-37
    Brothers--Death
    • 2:7-8
    Capture of soldiers
    • 2: 2
    Checkers
    • 1:44-45
    Christians
    • 2:42-45
    Confederate States of America. Army--Desertions
    • 1:22
    Conversion
    • 1:6
    Death
    • 2:28-29
    Five Forks, Battle of, 1865
    • 1:65-67
    Fredericksburg, Battle of, 1862
    • 1:49-51
    Freedmen--Education--Virginia
    • 1:55-56
    Freedmen--Religious life--Maryland
    • 1:1-5
    Freedmen--Religious life--Virginia
    • 1:21-22, 28, 31, 53-56; 2:3-4
    Freedmen--Virginia
    • 2:20
    German-American soldiers--Religious life
    • 1:33
    Hatcher's Run, Battle of, 1864
    • 2:21, 30
    Homesickness
    • 1:34-35
    Housewives
    • 2:5
    Hunt, Dwight
    • 1:38
    Irish-American soldiers--Religious life
    • 1:46-47
    Jesus
    • 2:17-20
    Libby Prison
    • 1:30
    Literacy--Freedmen
    • 1:55-56
    Missions--Hawaii
    • 1:38
    Parker, Richard H.
    • 1:1-5
    Prayer
    • 2:34
    Prayer meetings
    • 1:24, 28, 39; 2:22-25
    Prisoners of War--Religious life
    • 1:29-30, 35, 39-41; 2:22
    Registers of soldiers
    • 1:90-93, 110-113; 2:88-89, 106-112
    Religious gatherings
    • 1:2-5; 2:14-20, 26-29, 35, 39-41
    Salvation
    • 1:53-55
    Shorthand--Pitman
    • 1:114
    Slavery---Maryland-Emancipation
    • 1:4-5
    Slaves--Religious life--Virginia
    • 1:22, 26-27, 34
    Soldiers' comradery
    • 1:25
    Soldiers--Death
    • 1:37-38, 49-51, 58-59; 2:12-13, 26, 36-37
    Soldiers--Executions
    • 2:24-25
    Taxation
    • 1:12
    Thirst
    • 1:49-51; 2:32
    United States Christian Commission
    • 1:65-67; 2:48-51
    United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Music
    • 2:21
    United States. Army--Flag bearers
    • 1:63; 2:9
    United States. Army--Religious life
    • 1:24, 32-33, 36-38, 43-44, 62, 65-67; 2:9-16, 22-23, 30-34, 36-39, 46, 48-51
    Walter, G. W.
    • 1:39-41
    Weldon Railroad, Battle of, 1864
    • 2:13
    Welsh-American soldiers--Religious life
    • 1:51-52
    Wilderness, Battle of, 1864
    • 2:14
    Winchester, Battle of, 1864
    • 2:9
    Wives
    • 2:37-39