Pennsylvania
  • Bentz, Daniel R. Letters, 1861, 1865. 5 items. Letters written to David M. Browsey of Manheim, Lancaster County, PA, relating a story about capturing a cannon hidden in the barn of a Rebel sympathizer near Washington, D.C., a fierce battle with "Louisiana Tigers," a descritpion of Lee's surrender, and inquiries regarding finding a wife. Bio: Bentz served with both the 7th Penn. Infantry, Co. C; and the 190th Penn. Infantry, Co. I.

 

  • Fordyce Family. Correspondence, 1854-1873. 13 items. Correspondence regarding topics such as family news and the Civil War. Bio: The Fordyce Family was from Greene and Washington Counties (PA).

 

  • Norton, Oliver W. Papers, 1910-1916. 1 v. Scrapbook with correspondence describing the attack and defense of Little Big Top (Gettysburg) on July 2, 1863 (written in 1913); the role of Strong Vincent in the Battle of Gettysburg, and other materials by Vincent. Bio: Private in 83rd Pennsylvania Volunteers.

 

  • Slaven, George C. Diaries, 1864, 1865. 1 Folder. Diaries, Jan. 1, 1864-July 24, 1865, briefly and daily note the weather, marching, picket duty, deaths and a funeral of comrades, fighting Rebels, and various locations in Virginia where the company marched to, fought at, or camped during the war, including Spotsylvania. On Oct. 21, 1864 the battalion escorted Gen George A. Custer. Also included are photocopies of relevant pages from the regimental history. Bio: Slaven enlisted on Jan. 15, 1863 in Company B of the 18th Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, part of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Division Cavalry Corps, Army of the Potomac. He was discharged by General Order on July 21, 1865. His hometown is listed as Greenwood Township (Crawford County, PA) in the diary. An Andrew W. Slaven, possibly a brother, enlisted in the same company and also survived the war.