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John and Joyce Schmale Civil War Collection

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John and Joyce Schmale Civil War Collection, 1861-1906 | Special Collections, Buswell Library

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Collection Overview

Title: John and Joyce Schmale Civil War Collection, 1861-1906Add to your cart.View associated digital content.

ID: SC/156

Primary Creator: Schmale, John

Extent: 4.0 Boxes. More info below.

Arrangement: The collection is arranged by series with folder level control.

Date Acquired: 00/00/2002

Subjects: Chaplains, Military - United States - Manuscripts., Lincoln, Abraham,, United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Chaplains., United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865.

Forms of Material: Correspondence, Microfilms, Monographs, Photographs

Scope and Contents of the Materials

The John and Joyce Schmale Civil War Collection is composed mainly of monographs related to the history of the U.S. Civil War. Manuscript material contains biographical information, correspondence, photographs and memorabilia of various Civil War chaplains.

Subject/Index Terms

Chaplains, Military - United States - Manuscripts.
Lincoln, Abraham,
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865 - Chaplains.
United States - History - Civil War, 1861-1865.

Administrative Information

Repository: Special Collections, Buswell Library

Alternate Extent Statement: .84 linear feet

Access Restrictions: There are no specific restrictions on this collection.

Use Restrictions: Duplication may be restricted if copying could cause damage to items.

Acquisition Source: The John and Joyce Schmale Civil War Collection was given by personal donation beginning in 2002.

Acquisition Method: Gift

Other URL: http://library.wheaton.edu


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Series 1: Civil War SoldiersAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 1: GeneralAdd to your cart.
Sub-Series 2: Adjutant General recordsAdd to your cart.
Box 3: Index Report of Adjutant GeneralAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Reel 1001179Add to your cart.
Begins: Yates, John B.; Ends: Eichelberger, A.
Item 2: Reel 1001178Add to your cart.
Begins: Wilson, Rolon; Ends: Yates, John B.
Item 3: Reel 1001177Add to your cart.
Begins: Whitman, Abraham; Ends: Wilson, Rolon
Item 4: Reel 1001176Add to your cart.
Begins: Weaver, Joseph E.; Ends: Whitman, Abraham
Item 5: Reel 1001175Add to your cart.
Begins: Wages, John; Ends: Weaver, Joseph E.
Item 6: Reel 1001174Add to your cart.
Begins: Trulock, Samuel M.; Ends: Wages, John
Item 7: Reel 1001173Add to your cart.
Begins: Thieme, Henry; Ends: Trulock, Samuel M.
Item 8: Reel 1001172Add to your cart.
Begins: Strong, William; Ends: Thieme, Henry
Item 9: Reel 1001171Add to your cart.
Begins: Stahl, August; Ends: Strong, William
Item 10: Reel 1001170Add to your cart.
Begins: Smith, Jason; Ends: Stahl, August
Item 11: Reel 1001169Add to your cart.
Begins: Short, Allen N.; Ends: Smith, Jason W.
Item 12: Reel 1001168Add to your cart.
Begins: Scott, John R.; Ends: Short, Allen N.
Item 13: Reel 1001167Add to your cart.
Begins: Ruth, Daniel; Ends: Scott, Allen N.
Item 14: Reel 1001166Add to your cart.
Begins: Robertson, David J.; Ends: Ruth, Daniel
Item 15: Reel 1001165Add to your cart.
Begins: Reeves, Edward P.; Ends: Robertson, David J.
Item 16: Reel 1001164Add to your cart.
Begins: Price, D. L.; Ends: Reeves, Edward P.
Item 17: Reel 1001163Add to your cart.
Begins: Phares, O. W.; Ends: Price, D. L.
Item 18: Reel 1001162Add to your cart.
Begins: Parisho, James H.; Ends: Phares, O. W.
Item 19: Reel 1001161Add to your cart.
Begins: Nordin, Swan J.; Ends: Parisho, James H.
Item 20: Reel 1001160Add to your cart.
Begins: Munsch, Mathias; Ends: Nordin, Swan J.
Item 21: Reel 1001159Add to your cart.
Begins: Monear, James; Ends: Munsch Mathias
Item 22: Reel 1001158Add to your cart.
Begins: Merrigold, Arthur; Ends: Monear, James
Item 23: Reel 1001157Add to your cart.
Begins: McFarren, Hiram H.; Ends: Merrigold, Arthur
Item 24: Reel 1001156Add to your cart.
Begins: Matthews, Aaron V.; Ends: McFarren, Hiram H.
Item 25: Reel 1001155Add to your cart.
Begins: Lype, Gabriel A.; Ends: Matthews, Aaron V.
Item 26: Reel 1001154Add to your cart.
Begins: Ligen, Richard; Ends: Lype, Gabriel A.
Item 27: Reel 1001153Add to your cart.
Begins: Landel, Marel R.; Ends: Ligen, Richard
Item 28: Reel 1001152Add to your cart.
Begins: King, Miles H.; Ends: Landel, Marel R.
Item 29: Reel 1001151Add to your cart.
Begins: Kaak, Frederick; Ends: King, Miles
Item 30: Reel 1001150Add to your cart.
Begins: Jennings, George W.: Ends: Juzi, Gustave
Item 31: Reel 1001149Add to your cart.
Begins: Hughes, Norvilli; Ends: Jennings, George W.
Item 32: Reel 1001148Add to your cart.
Begins: Hogland, Eli; Ends: Hughes, Norvilli
Item 33: Reel 1001147Add to your cart.
Begins: Henry, Beradilla; Ends: Hogland, Eli
Item 34: Reel 1001146Add to your cart.
Begins: Hart, John G.; Ends: Henry, Beradilla
Item 35: Reel 1001145Add to your cart.
Begins: Hall, Gustav; Ends: Hart, John G.
Item 36: Reel 1001144Add to your cart.
Begins: Gray, Joseph; Ends: Hall, Gustav
Item 37: Reel 1001143Add to your cart.
Begins: Gibson, Kenneda; Ends: Gray, Joseph
Item 38: Reel 1001142Add to your cart.
Begins: Freude, John; Ends: Gibson, Kenneda
Item 39: Reel 1001141Add to your cart.
Begins: Fisher, Charles; Ends: Freude, John
Item 40: Reel 1001140Add to your cart.
Begins: Engle, Henry; Ends: Fisher, Charles
Item 41: Reel 1001139Add to your cart.
Begins: Dunghy, William; Ends: Engle, Henry
Item 42: Reel 1001138Add to your cart.
Begins: Dickerhut, William; Ends: Dunghy, William
Item 43: Reel 1001137Add to your cart.
Begins: Davault, John A.; Ends: Dickerhut, William
Item 44: Reel 1001136Add to your cart.
Begins: Craig, John; Ends: Davault, John A.
Item 45: Reel 1001135Add to your cart.
Begins: Colwell, Matthew; Ends: Craig, John
Item 46: Reel 1001134Add to your cart.
Begins: Christopher, Aquilla; Ends: Colwell, Matthew
Item 47: Reel 1001133Add to your cart.
Begins: Carmy, James; Ends: Christopher, Aquilla
Item 48: Reel 1001132Add to your cart.
Begins: Burkey, John; Ends: Carmy, James
Item 49: Reel 1001131Add to your cart.
Begins: Brooks, LeRoy; Ends: Burkey, John
Item 50: Reel 1001130Add to your cart.
Begins: Borian, Abram; Ends: Brooks, LeRoy
Item 51: Reel 1001129Add to your cart.
Begins: Berry, Charles R.; Ends: Borian, Abram
Item 52: Reel 1001128Add to your cart.
Begins: Barry, John; Ends: Berry, Charles R.
Item 53: Reel 1001127Add to your cart.
Begins: Austin, Silas; Ends: Barry, John
Item 54: Reel 1001125Add to your cart.
Begins: Allen, Abner P.; Ends: Austin, Silas
Item 55: Reel 1001124Add to your cart.
Begins: Smith, Joseph; Ends: Allen, Abner
Sub-Series 3: Oscar Sammis PapersAdd to your cart.
Box 1Add to your cart.
Folder 32: Letters to Oscar SammisAdd to your cart.
Item 1: From Frank Sammis to Oscar Sammis, June 19th 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 2: From O. F. Sammis to Oscar Sammis, December 20th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Lamark (Lanark?), Illinois
Item 3: From Mary Quaid to Oscar Sammis, November 3, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 4: From Nina [to Oscar Sammis?], Sunday, December 11th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; From Home, Sunday
Item 5: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, July 9th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 6: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, March 13th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 7: From Nina B[urnon?] [to Oscar Sammis], October 26, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Rockford, Illinois
Item 8: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, July 13th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 9: From Nina [Burnon?] to Oscar Sammis, April 5, 1863Add to your cart.
4 pages; from Home
Item 10: From K. J. Hills to Oscar Sammis, November 9th, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages;
Item 11: From Nina [Burnon?] to Oscar Sammis, Jan 6th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from home; n.b. pencilled writing on 4th leaf
Item 12: From Frank Sammis to Oscar Sammis, September 21st, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages
Item 13: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, May 2nd, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 14: From George Sammis and Herbert M. Sammis to Oscar Sammis, February 22nd, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; 2 distinct letters on same folio
Item 15: From WH Robinson to Lieut, September 26th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; from Camp Cook, Georgia
Item 16: From Frank Sammis to Oscar Hammis, August 14th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 17: From C. W. Sammis to Oscar Hammis, June 19th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 18: From Nina Burnon to Lieut [Oscar Sammis], March 16, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Home
Item 19: From [Nina Burnon?] to Oscar Sammis, December 5th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from home; remainder of the end of the letter missing
Item 20: From A Bentley to Friend [Oscar Sammis?], February 22nd, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages;
Item 21: From Sardins to Oscar Sammis, June 22nd, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Fluvanna, [Illinois, Texas?]
Item 22: From Emeline P. B. and Alice Bentley to Oscar Sammis, April 19th and April 20th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; authors share folio
Item 23: From Amelia Quaid, Charles Quaid, and Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, July 17th and 19th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; authors share folio
Item 24: From [unsigned] to Oscar Sammis, June 10th and 15th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Jamestown
Item 25: From Sadins to Oscar Sammis, July 14th, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Fluvanna
Item 26: From Frank Sammis to Oscar Sammis, November 10th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 27: From S G Bentley and Alice Bentley to Oscar Sammis, August 5, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; authors share folio
Item 28: From Fannie Carpenter to Oscar Sammis, May 1, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Cottage Place, Illinois
Item 29: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, August 15th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 30: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, March 28th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 31: From O. A. and H. B. Bogue to Oscar Sammis, Mon[?] 26, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; from Chicago, Illinois
Item 32: From M S Quaid to Oscar Sammis, July 5, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 33: From M S Quaid to Oscar Sammis, October 20, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Buffalo[, IL?]
Item 34: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, July 16th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 35: From O. F. Sammis to Oscar Sammis, October 8th, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 36: From Jamie [and another] to Oscar Sammis, March 24, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 letters, on 4 pages; from home; second author's name on missing corner
Item 37: From Oscar Sammis to O. F. Sammis, August 16th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 38: From Mary S. Quaid to Oscar Sammis, August 20, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 39: From anonymous female cousin to Oscar Sammis, September 18th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Elmira Female College, New York; unsigned to remain anonymous
Item 40: From A. M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, November 23, 29, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pieces, 6 pages total; from Polo, Illinois
Item 41: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, November 29th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 42: From Annie to Oscar Sammis, March 4th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Jamestown, Illinois
Item 43: From Mary S. Quaid to Oscar Sammis, June 6, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages, from Polo, Illinois
Item 44: From Fannie, cousin, to Oscar Sammis, July 13th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Jamestown, Illinois
Item 45: From Frank Sammis to Oscar Sammis, July 19th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 46: From mother of Francis to Mr. Kenner[?], May 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from [Marilla?]; Kenner[?] informed mother of Francis's woundedness and imminent death; mention of 'General Harrison'
Item 47: From Frank Sammis to Oscar Sammis, March 26th, 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; From Polo, Illinois
Item 48: From Sibyl M. Hill to Oscar Sammis, August 14th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Folder 33: Pictures of Oscar F. Sammis' coat along with contact information of dealer.Add to your cart.
Item 1: 4x6 color shotAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
inside lining of coat
Item 2: 4x6 color shotAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
entire front of coat
Item 3: 4x6 color shotAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
entire back of coat
Item 4: 4x6 color shotAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
close up of collar
Folder 34: Pension DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: From Depot Quartermaster's Office of US Army to Oscar Sammis, in Pierre, [South] Dakota, April 2, 1890Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; from Washington, D.C.; property claim settlement
Item 2: From Depot Quartermaster's Office of US Army to Oscar Sammis, in Pierre, [South] Dakota, April 2, 1890Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; from Washington, D.C.; property claim settlement
Item 3: From John Black, Department of the Interior Bureau of Pensions, to Oscar Sammis, June 30, 1888Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; notice of pension
Item 4: From Ch[arles] Smart[?], Surgeon and Act. Med. Storekeeper, U.S. Army, to Oscar Sammis, in Pierre, Hughes County, Dakota, March 7, 1889Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; disbursement of vouchers
Folder 35: Artificial limb documentsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: From Samuel Ramsey, Surgeon General's Office, concerning application for artificial limb, Dec 27, 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4.25x5.5 sheet; contains directs for applying for artificial limb
Item 2: From J. O. Skinner, Asst. Surgeon, Surgeon General's Office, to Oscar Sammis, January 12, 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Cover letter for enclosed duplicates of vouchers for 'apparatus'
Item 3: Application for artificial limb; filled out by Oscar SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Describes Sammis's injury, when it occurred and how, present condition, etc.
Folder 36: Land Office DocumentsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Receipt of Oscar Sammis's Declaratory Statement, March 18, 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Legal size; describes settlement on 150-acre lot
Item 2: Receipt from Land Office Register to Oscar Sammis, March 27, 1893Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
~8x10 size; penciled addition on back
Item 3: Pre-emption form filled out by Oscar Sammis, 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Notice of furnishing proof of claim of continuous residence and cultivation
Item 4: Receipt of Oscar Sammis's Declaratory Statement, March 15, 1883Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Legal size; describes settlement on 160-acre lot
Folder 37Add to your cart.
Item 1: Clothing voucher, March 31st, 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Receipt of articles of clothing, camp and garrison equipage; articles belong to Lymon Preston; Sammis's name written in bottom-right corner
Folder 38Add to your cart.
Item 1: Inspection letter, June 21, 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Handwritten; lined paper; signed by inspector; letter certifying that Sammis's accounts indicate that all required returns have been made, June 21, 1865
Folder 39: ReceiptsAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Tax Receipt for 1857, March 5th 1858Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Town collector: John W N???????; amount: $15.41; from Polo, Illinois
Item 2: Tax receipt 1856, February 9th, 1857Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Town collector: S. G. Peck; amount: $10.86;
Item 3: Tax receipt 1856, January 3rd, 1857Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Town collector: S. G. Peck; amount: $10.01
Item 4: Receipt from Illinois Central Railroad Company, May 7, 1857Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
For $100
Item 5: Receipt, July 21, 1860Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
For $21.70; written on lined paper
Item 6: Receipt, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Entirely handwritten on lined paper; request/receipt for Oscar Sammis from Charles Frost for $1.32
Item 7: Request from Charles Frost for Sammis to pay due balance to J. H. More and charge to  Frost, November 17th, 1857Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois; bluish paper; entirely handwritten; backside: 'sixteen dollars'
Item 8: Request from Charles Fat for Sammis to pay W. N. Berean and charge to Fat, January 7th, 1857Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois; bluish paper; entirely handwritten; amount: $5.90
Item 9: Receipt, June 19th, 185?Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
$70; Signed
Item 10: Receipt, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Purchases enumerated
Item 11: Request for Sammis to dispense monies to Henry Hays and oblige writer, September 11th, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois; amount $8
Item 12: Receipt of Sammis's paymentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois; singed by Campbell Carpenter
Item 13: Receipt, undated, of wheat purchaseAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Handwritten on lined paper
Item 14: Tax receipt, April 12, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Printed, filled in; $16.27; personal property tax; signed by town collector
Item 15: Monthly, tally sheetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil-grid, 8 names (incl. 2 Sammises) in leftmost column, numerical indicates in grid on right
Item 16: Receipt, Aug 8, 1860Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois; payment from Sammis to G. M. Dayton for $4.37
Item 17: Request from Charles Frost for Sammis to pay James Lawson and oblige Frost, January 4th, 1858Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois
Item 18: GridsheetAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Pencil-made grid paper; only numbers, front and back
Item 19: Receipt for weekly subscription, November 17th, 1858Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Amount: $0.78; signed, Henry R. Boss
Item 20: Receipt of Sammis's payment, March 17, 1858Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Amount: $30; signed; from Polo, Illinois
Item 21: Request for payment from Oscar Sammis, September 2nd, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois; signed
Item 22: Receipt of money from G. A. S??? to apply to Oscar Sammis, July 9th, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois; amount: $18
Item 23: Receipt of Sammis's payment, April 24, (no year)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
From Polo, Illinois
Item 24: Receipt, Banking house of B. S. Russell & Co., March 15, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Towanda, PA
Folder 40: EnvelopesAdd to your cart.
Item 1: From Francis to Oscar SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Covington, Kentucky, care of Captain Preston
Item 2: From [?] to Leiut. Oscar Sammis, June 23Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Nashville
Item 3: To Lieutenant O. F. Sammis, April 6Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Rockford, Illinois; to Nashville, Tennessee
Item 4: To Miss Adaline F. Wilker, January 14Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
To Polo, Ogle County, Illinois.
Item 5: Non-stamped, non-addressed envelopeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
"Brother Oscar's letters"
Item 6: To Oscar SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
In Polo, Illinois
Item 7: To O. F. Sammis from [stamped--illegible]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
In Polo, Illinois
Item 8: To Lieut Oscar F. Sammis, February 26Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D 92nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer, Nashville Tennessee; posted from Polo, Illinois
Item 9: To Lieut O. Sammis, February 11Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
92 Regiment, Care of Captain Preston; posted from Polo, Illinois
Item 10: To Lieut O. F. SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D 92nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer, "By politness of Mr. Barnes"
Item 11: To Lieut O. F. Sammis, April 29Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D 92nd Regiment and Illinois Volunteer, General Schumans Command Via New York; posted from Polo, Illinois
Item 12: To Lieut O. F. SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Water stain covers over much of the following: Company D, 92nd
Item 13: To Lieut O. F. SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D, 92nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer, via Chattanooga, Tennessee
Item 14: To Lieut Oscar F. SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D, 92nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer, via Cincinnati
Item 15: To Lieut O. F. Sammis, April 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D, 92nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer, Franklin, Tennessee; posted from Polo, Illinois
Item 16: To Lieut O. F. Sammis, January 12Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D, 92nd Regiment, Cincinnati, Danville, Kentucky; posted from Polo, Illinois
Item 17: To Lieut O. F. Sammis, August 18Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D, 92nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteer,Wilder's Mounted Infantry, Army Corps, Via Louisville, Kentucky; posted from Polo, Illinois
Item 18: From Francis to Lieut O. F. SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D, 92nd Regiment and Illinois Volunteer, Colonel Wilder's Mounted Infantry, 14th Army Corps, Via Nashville, Tennessee.
Item 19: To Lieut O. F. SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Company D, 92nd, Illinois; no postmarked.
Item 20: To Lieut O. F. SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
92nd Regiment, Illinois, Volunteer, ['Wilder's' crossed out] Mounted Infantry, Via Chatanoga [sic]
Item 21: To O. F. Sammis from G. F. Bogue, February 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Printed on envelope: Attorney at Law, Cawker City, Kansas. To Deadwood, Dacotah [sic] Territory
Item 22: To Mr. C[harles]. W[heeler]. SammisAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Care of U[riah]. B[entley] Sammis, sick sodlier at private-home, letters from Hostpiral No.???? Nashville, Tennessee.
Folder 41: Post-war Letters of various originAdd to your cart.
Item 1: April 17, 1888Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; On letterhead: Street, Chatfield & Keep, Wholesale Lumber, Cor. Fisk & 22nd St., Chicago, Illinois.
Item 2: To Oscar Sammis from Rebecca Corle, April 8, 1886Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; Bluish paper;
Item 3: From a valentine to Oscar, February 14, 1837[?]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; Pink paper; 5 stanzas of 8 lines, signed: 'Valentine'
Item 4: From G. F. Bogue to sister, February 26th, 1880Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; On letterhead, attorney at law; Cawker City, Kansas
Item 5: From Rio. Gill[?], February 27, [no year]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages
Item 6: From Sibyl M. Hill to sister [Helen Sammis?], October 6, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Chicago, Illinois
Item 7: Unknown author and unknown recipient [fragment]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; purple ink; no apparent salutation/valediction; names mentioned: Addie, John, Kate, Oscar, Uncle M., Miss Daisy, etc. etc.
Item 8: To sister, December 7, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages
Item 9: From Callie, February 27th, 1880Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages, Cawker City, Kansas
Item 10: To U + AAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; Nevada
Item 11: To Papa [Oscar?] and Mortie [Oscar's brother?], undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; No location
Item 12: From Helen to Mort/From Helen to Papa, August 4th, 1878Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; no location
Item 13: From Milton + Marie to Dearest Sister, November 2 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pieces, 6 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 14: To Oscar Sammis from Teo [Feo?] Sammis, July 9, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 15: To sister October 8, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages;
Item 16: To Mama from [end of letter missing], January 1889Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pieces, 3 pages; from Pulaski, Ohio.
Item 17: From Isaac Hill, esq. to Oscar Sammism March 5, 1866Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Chicago, Illinois
Item 18: To Julia, October 26, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; some perhaps missing
Item 19: From Frank Sammis to a cousin, September 28Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Jamestown, Illinois; wartime
Item 20: From Mrs. Witney to a sister, November 9, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pieces, 6 pages
Item 21: From [?] to a sister and girlies, November 30, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pieces, 10 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 22: From Carrie to a friend, November 9, 1879Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Belvidere, Illinois
Item 23: From [?] to a sister, February 19, 1880Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pieces, 8 pages (other 4-pg. folios look identical, may be included in this correspondence; from Polo, Illinois
Item 24: Fragment, from Moni and Milton to [?], undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; fragment, beings, as marked, on p. 5 of correspondence
Item 25: From Mary to sister, undated fragmentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; fragment, beings, as marked, on p. 5 of correspondence
Item 26: From Mary to sister, undated fragmentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; fragment, begins, as marked, on p. 5
Item 27: From [?] to a young girl, January 1, no year, possible fragmentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; no valediction
Item 28: From Mary to sisters, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages
Item 29: From MEB[?] to sister, March 8Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; valediction unclear;
Item 30: Fragment, from Helen B CovellAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; bears 'Congress' embossed stamp; beginning of letter missing
Item 31: To Julia from Helen B. Covell, December 7Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pieces, 8 pages; from Forreston, Illinois;
Folder 42: Julia Sammis ObituaryAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 paragraph-article, newspaper clipping
Folder 43: Letters from Uriah Sammis to his sister MaryAdd to your cart.
Item 1: September 5, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Camp Fuller
Item 2: December 21st, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Danville, Kentucky, Camp Saint
Item 3: December 5th, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Danville, Kentucky, Camp Saint
Folder 44: Letters to Uriah SammisAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Used envelopeAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Rockford, Illinois, Company D, 92nd Regiment, Illinois Volunteers
Item 2: From cousin Frank, August 26th, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages
Item 3: From S. D. Bentley, cousin, February 26th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Fluvanna, Illinois
Item 4: From Fan, cousin, no date, possible fragmentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages
Folder 45: Letter to Chaplains, 1862Add to your cart.
Item 1: Address to Chaplains of southwest regiments by S. H. Emery, delivered November 12th, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
St. Louis: Wm. E. Foote, December 1862. 4 pages.
Item 2: Official Business envelope to Chaplain 83rd Illinois VolunteersAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
In Fort Donelson, Tennessee
Folder 46: Letters from Oscar SammisAdd to your cart.
Item 1: To sister Mary, September 18th, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Camp Butler [present day Riverton, Illinois]
Item 2: To sister Mary, October 9th, 1861Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Camp Butler [present day Riverton, Illinois]
Item 3: To sister, October 16th, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Camp near Covington, Kentucky
Item 4: To sister Mary, November 2, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Camp near Mt. Sterling, Kentucky
Item 5: To sister Mary, December 8th, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Camp Baird [?], Danville, Kentucky
Item 6: To sister Mary, December 27th, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Camp Baird [?], Danville, Kentucky
Item 7: To sister Mary, January 18th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Danville, Kentucky
Item 8: To sister Sibyl, February 15th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from camp near Nashville, Tennessee
Item 9: To sister Mary, April 8th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; camp near Brentwood, Tennessee
Item 10: To sister Mary, April 26th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 full pages plus 1 scrap with writing on both sides; from Franklin, Tennessee
Item 11: To sister Mary, June 26th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from 8 miles south of M??????
Item 12: To sister Mary, July 20th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Camp ?????ville, Tennessee
Item 13: To sister Mary, October 6th, 1863Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from T??????? F???
Item 14: UndeterminedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; undetermined location/date
Item 15: UndeterminedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; undetermined location/date
Item 16: UndeterminedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; undetermined location/date
Item 17: To sister Mary, February 9th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from camp 92nd.  ????  ????
Item 18: To sister Mary, February 6th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from camp 92nd.  ????  ????
Item 19: To sister Mary, May 3rd, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Camp Ringgold, Georgia.
Item 20: To sister Mary, May 19th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from camp at Adas[burg?], Georgia
Item 21: To sister Mary, July 12th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
3 pages; from Camp near Resaca, Georgia
Item 22: To sister Mary, July 30th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from camp near Resaca, Georgia
Item 23: To sister Mary, August 7th, 1864Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from camp on the side of a mountain
Item 24: To May Addie, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; short note
Item 25: Small envelope, to May Addie WilberAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
Present
Folder 47: From Uriah SammisAdd to your cart.
Came originally in photo album labeled 'Uriah'
Item 1: To Oscar, short noteAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
15 lines; 1 page; signed, but difficult to make out
Item 2: To husband [Uriah?] from wife, E. A. Sammis, February 26thAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pieces, 6 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 3: To an uncle [Oscar Sammis?] from William, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages
Item 4: To uncle Oscar from nephew William, 1865Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Polo, Illinois, Ogle County.
Item 5: From Mother Wilber to Oscar, AugustAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
4 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 6: From Sibyl M. Hill, August 1Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; from Polo, Illinois
Item 7: From Fannie, fragmentAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 page fragment; undated, no location
Item 8: From Sibyl M. Hill, undatedAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages; epigram: 'Personals'
Folder 48Add to your cart.
Item 1: From [cut out] to Miss Mary George, July 14, 1842Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
2 pages + address; love letter; to Johnson County, [Kansas?]
Folder 49: To be labeledAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Note, 1856Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page, torn; from Polo, Illinois, no names discernible
Item 2: Marriage announcement, S. D. Blair and Lora Fuller, June 26, 1884Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Folded card; printed; Huron, Dakota, and Pierre, Dakota.
Item 3: To Oscar Sammis, November 3, 1856Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; sender's name difficult to discern
Item 4: To Oscar Sammis, June 1838 [year?]Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; from Polo, Illinois; sender's name difficult to discern
Item 5: Recommendation of Sibyl Sammis to Mr Archer, March 20, 1895Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; letterhead: American Conservatory of Music, Chicago, Illinois
Item 6: To Oscar Sammis from Ceetles Ball & E, July 7, 1862Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
1 page; handwritten; from Chicago, Illinois
Folder 50: MiscellaneousAdd to your cart.
Item 1: Small leatherbound journal of Oscar Sammis'sAdd to your cart.
5 lines on front: Aug 20/1962 / O. F. Sammis / Polo / Ogle / Co."
Item 2: Small portrait of Mary Sammis (nee Bogue)Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
Julia's sister Mary Bogue when about 16: Julia Bogue Sammis; Copelin photography, 244 West Washington St., Chicago, Illinois
Item 3: Square picture of two girls (one on horseback) and man, 1897Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
On back: 1897, Oregon, Illinois
Item 4: Portrait of Oscar Sammis, sitting, waist-upAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W, taken by S. S. Johnston, Photographic Artist, 84 Mason St., Polo, Illinois.
Item 5: Program for Fourteenth Triennal Reunion of the 92d Regiment Illinois Volunteers Mounted Infantry, September 4-5, 1906Add to your cart.
52 pages; includes rosters and biographies; held in Byron, Illinois
Item 6: Portrait of Sibyl HillAdd to your cart.View associated digital content.
B/W Oscar Sammis's sister; taken by Gentile Portrait and Landscape Photographer, SE Corner State & Washington St., Chicago, Illinois
Sub-Series 4: George S. Low collection, 1862-1863Add to your cart.
A collection of items, including a note from President Abraham Lincoln, relating to the service of George S. Low, of Gloucester, a soldier in Company F of the 35th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers.
Box 4Add to your cart.
Folder 1: Letter from Mr. A. C. Low, Gloucester, Massachusetts to President Abraham Lincoln, 1862 December 20Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
A four page (1 leaf) letter from Mr. A. C. Low, Gloucester, Massachusetts to "President Abram Lincoln" containing a request from Mrs. Low, that her son, George S. Low, be discharged from active service in the 35th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers. A transcription accompanies the letter.
Folder 2: Envelope addressed to "The President Abraham Lincoln"Add to your cart.View associated digital content.
An envelope addressed to "The President Abraham Lincoln" on which is Lincoln's short response to Mrs. A. C. Low's request that her son, George S. Low, be discharged from active service in the 35th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteers. A transcription accompanies the letter. Lincoln's signed and dated handwritten note states that "If the boy is sick in this case he must be dealt with as other sick are dealt with by the rules. Of course I can not discharge a soldier merely because a mother asks it. There would soon be no army. A. Lincoln Dec. 20, 1862"
Folder 3: Excerpt from Boston Herald describing the treatment of George S. Low and his case., 1863 January 10Add to your cart.
A photocopy of the Boston Herald, along with a transcription, that details the "outrageous treatment of a sick soldier" (Low) and includes the text of Lincoln's note to Mr. Low.
Folder 4: Letter from S. C. Oliver to Mr. A. C. Low, 1863 January 12Add to your cart.
A 3 page (1 leaf) letter from Captain Samuel C. Oliver, captain of Company F, to Mr. A. C. Low, father of George S. Low, referencing the Boston Herald account, asking for further details of his son's treatment "at the hands of the Surgeon."
Folder 5: George S. Low's military records, 1862-1863Add to your cart.
Photocopies of Low's military records including his muster -in roll, certificate of discharge for disability and other muster rolls.
Item 1: "History of the Thirty-Fifth (35th) Regiment, Massachusetts Volunteers, 1862-1865" (monograph), 1884Add to your cart.

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