Category Archives: Civil War

North and South – Civil War Diaries

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. General William Tecumseh Sherman famously said, “War is hell.”  A common adage says, “War is long periods of boredom punctuated by moments of sheer terror.”  Taking a look at … Continue reading

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Colonel Robert Gould Shaw

*Post written by Mona Meyer, Archives and Special Collections Metadata Librarian. In the play Twelfth Night, William Shakespeare puts these words into a character’s mouth: “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” It … Continue reading

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Love at War

*Post written by Brady Bolinger, student assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Miss Mary, I take the pleasure of writing you a few times, though I fear the liberty I have taken will not meet with your approbation, … Continue reading

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Hoosier Authors: Lew Wallace

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. Just like summer vacation, our “Hoosier Authors” series is winding down this week; but we have two more authors to discuss! Today, we are examining the … Continue reading

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“Lincoln On”: 1864 National Union Party Ticket

*Post written by James Wethington, library assistant of the University Archives and Special Collections. The National Union Party was a short-lived political party. The party began in 1864 until they dissolved in 1868. They believed in the preservation of the … Continue reading

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