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Name United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

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Image of RG0933.AM - RG0933 Dalrymple, Frederick E., 1851-1921

RG0933.AM - RG0933 Dalrymple, Frederick E., 1851-1921

This collection contains a few pieces of correspondence and miscellaneous other items relating to Dr. Frederick E. Dalrymple and his family. Included are three letters from Fred's brother, Asa Manning Dalrymple dating from 1864. The letters tell of Asa Dalrymple's life in the New York 1st Dragoons and include information about war prisoners, deserters, and raids. Another (undated) letter in the collection is from Dalrymple's sister Elizabeth, from Hastings, Nebraska. The remainder of the collection consists of several obituaries and memorial notices for Dr. Dalrymple and a ticket of admittance to the execution of Stephen D. Richards at Minden, Nebraska, on April 26, 1879.

Image of RG0779.AM - RG0779 Galvanized Yankees

RG0779.AM - RG0779 Galvanized Yankees

The collection consists of one series, Research Materials, gathered by Society Researchers in investigating the numbers and sources of "Galvanized Yankees" on the plains. Research on this issue was begun when the Society received questions about the war service of the 11th Ohio Volunteers. Based upon research conducted by Society staff, it was concluded that the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry saw service only in the south, and that the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry saw service on the Plains; and that the 11th Ohio Volunteer Cavalry were not "Galvanized Yankees," but were regularly enlisted Union men. This research was conducted in 1940 and its conclusions dispute statements made by Capt. H. E.

Image of RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

RG0866.AM - RG0866 Colby, Leonard Wright, 1846-1924

This collection contains correspondence, 1889-1941, primarily to Leonard Colby. Letters seek favors, employment, and letters of reference. There is also material on Colby's life, particularly his years in the military and as a Nebraska State Senator. A story about Colby purchasing a horse from U.S. Grant is included.