Skip to main content

Civil War

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Use this heading for collections related to the American Civil War, including materials created after 1865 that have significant Civil War content. Also use the LCSH heading: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

George Bauer Letter

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: Ms-1993-022
Scope and Contents

Union soldier during the Civil War, writing from Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 20, 1864, to his daughter, about the many battles he had fought in and the presence of the Confederates in the immediate area. Bauer was a native German speaker and the English in his letter is heavily Germanized (ex. shuding duks for shooting ducks). Bauer was killed two months later in the Battle of Monocacy. Transcript available. Collection also includes a daguerreotype of an identified man.

Dates: 1864