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  • Callaghan, Thomas. Receipt, 1861 Aug. 10. 1 item (1 page). Receipt for Callaghan's horse used at the Battle of Wilson Creek to transport dispatches. Bio: He served with the 6th Missouri Cav, Co A.


  • Diana (Steamer) Ship's Log, 1863, 1887. 1 v., 179 p. IL Ship's log of the Diana (Steamer), 1863-1887, detailing her participation in naval actions of the Civil War in the Mississippi River, near St. Louis, Mo. The log includes: copied letters and general orders, March 4, 1863-Aug. 11, 1864; a roster of men on duty, Nov. 1864-Jan. 1865; a note about the ship's decommissioning; a list of custodians of the log, 1863-1885; a list of the Mississippi Marine Brigade members, 1887; two partial pages of accounts, 1865-1870 of D. E. Wilson and E. A. Hall; and a letter from E. A. Hall, 1865, pasted on the inside front cover. See also Warfare Along the Mississippi by (Lt. Col.) George E. Currie. Currie was the first log keeper and commander of the Diana. Wilson was the last keeper of the log and a member of the Mississippi Marine Brigade, Company C. Bio: The Diana was a member of the Federal Mississippi Ram Fleet, also known as Ellet's Fleet.


  • Hill, William Alfred, 1846- Autobiography, 1846-1921. Relates his participation in the Civil War, farming, social, and religious life in Missouri. Bio: Farmer from Warren County (Mo.), served in Company E, 6th Missouri State Militia. >li> Mason, James E., 1843- Correspondence, 186u. 1 folder. Letter, (undated, but from the Civil War) from Camp Benton to Battle Creek (MI), describing camp life, his horse, the weather, landscape, death of two men, and the quality of Southern soil. There is also a photocopy of his service record. Bio: Mason was part of the Merril Horse Unit, which formed in Battle Creek (MI) but was not accepted for use by the governor of Michigan. Instead, the unit later became part of the Missouri 2nd Cavalry, Company H. Mason, from Calhoun County (MI), enlisted at the age of 18 in Aug. 1861. He was mustered in Sept. 1861. He re-enlisted in Jan. 1864 and was mustered in June 1864. He was promoted to Corporal in Dec. 1864 and mustered out at Nashville (TN) in 1865. After the war, he lived in Cincinnati (Ohio).

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