Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society

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Articles from Vol. 104, No. 1/2, Spring

A Fight for a Principle: The 24th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment
The 24th Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment was a regiment of the Union Army during the American Civil War made up of mostly German immigrants along with Swiss, Swedish, and Hungarian immigrants. The regiment mustered into service and organized at...
Army Life of an Illinois Soldier: Including a Day-by-Day Record of Sherman's March to the Sea and Diary of Charles W. Wills
Mary Kellog, ed., Army Life of an Illinois Soldier: Including a Dayby-Day Record of Sherman's March to the Sea and Diary of Charles W. Wills. Washington, D. C: Globe Printing Co., 1906. Reprint: Carbondale: Southern Illinois University Press 1996.Twenty-one...
Backing the Boys in the Civil War: Chicago's Home Front Supports the Troops - and Grows in the Process
By the beginning of the Civil War, Illinois - and particularly the Chicagoland area - had almost everything needed to become an industrialized area. It had the population to provide the labor, both skilled and unskilled. It had access to the raw materials....
Campaigning with Uncle Billy, the Civil War Memoirs of Sgt. Lyman S. Widney, 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry
Robert I. Girardi, ed. Campaigning with Uncle Billy, The Civil War Memoirs of Sgt. Lyman S. Widney, 34th Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Victoria, B. C: Trafford Publishing, 2008.Lyman S. Widney enlisted in the 34th Illinois Infantry in September 1861 at...
Double Honor: The Story of John and William Black and the Medal of Honor
When John and William Black marched away from the Chicago Board of Trade building on September 19, 1861, with the patriotic speeches still ringing in their ears, they most likely did not understand they were stepping off into history. Their regiment...
Foreword
Early in July 2010 I received a letter from Robert I. Girardi. My friendship with Girardi dates back more than a score of years, and was forged by my association with the Chicago Civil War Round Table (CCWRT), the nation's first, beginning in May 1961...
From Pea Ridge to the Potomac: Lemon G. Hine and the 44th Illinois Regiment, 1861-1862
The latter decades of the twentieth century ushered in a change in how historians observed the conflict of the American Civil War. No longer were the writings of politicians and statesmen or the reports of army commanders sufficient in telling the whole...
Illinois and the Memory of the Civil War
When one thinks of the American Civil War, images of great battles and famous generals spring to mind. Battles at Shiloh, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, Chattanooga and Atlanta resonate in our imagination. One thinks of these great...
"Illinois Is Rotten with Traitors!" the Republican Defeat in the 1862 State Election
As the 1860 election returns slowly trickled into party headquarters, Chicago's Republicans began to celebrate. Their candidate for president, fellow fllinoisan Abraham Lincoln swept the North and the Electoral College in a landslide. Even Illinois,...
Illinois Soldiers See the Civil War
There have been more books written on the Civil War, it is said, than on any other event in world history with the exception of the Life of Christ. Well over sixty thousand titles on every possible facet of the war have appeared since the guns fell silent...
Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society
Fritz Haskell, ed. "Diary of Colonel William Camm, 1861 to 1865." Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. Vol. XVIII, No. 4 (January 1926): 793-969.Our knowledge of Lieutenant Colonel William Camm is limited. We know that he was born in England...
Richard Yates: An Appraisal of His Value as the Civil War Governor of Illinois
The general public mostly remembers George Armstrong Custer for his fatal action at Little Big Horn. Richard Yates is, to some extent, remembered for his periodic drunken behavior while he was Illinois Governor during the Civil War. Both public conceptions...
The Chicago Light Artillery at Shiloh
On the morning of November 8, 1860, Chicagoans of Republican sentiments opened their Chicago Tribune newspapers to discover vivid descriptions of the great battle that occurred on their streets the two days previous. Publisher Joseph Medili and his staff...
The Memoirs of Brigadier General William Passmore Carlin, U. S. A
Robert I. Girardi and Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, Jr. The Memoirs of Brigadier General William Passmore Carlin, U. S. A. Lincoln: University of Nebraska Press, 1999.The shadow of the ridges had been cast by the setting sun across the LaFayette Road. The...
The Rough Side of War, the Civil War Journal of Chesley A. Mosman
Arnold Gates, ed. The Rough Side of War, The Civil War Journal of Chesley A. Mosman. Garden City, N. Y.: Basin Publishing Company, 1987."Bear with Chesley A. Mosman he goes through his own seasoning, gets used to 'posting' his journal in the rain or...
Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland, the Letters and Diary of Major James A. Connolly
Paul M. Angle, ed. Three Years in the Army of the Cumberland, The Letters and Diary of Major James A. Connolly. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1959. Reprint, 1987, 1996. Other Editions: New York: Kraus Reprint Co., 1969.After walking over the...
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