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Colored postcard showing the Midway Hotel and the Soldier's Monument dedicated to those who served in the Civil War and the Spanish-American War. The Midway Hotel burned down, but the monument still stands in Kearney. The Midway Hotel was named for…

Belonged to Cyrus Byerly. A member of the 37th Regiment Infantry out of Illinois. Known as the "Fremont Rifles" and "Illinois Greyhounds." The 37th were involved in the Battle of Pea Ridge, March 6-8th 1862, the Battle at Prairie Grove in December of…

Terri and Dave Mabon shared their Civil War remembrance documents (a commemorative record of the Army of the Cumberland and the mailing package for it), and UNL History Harvest assistant Leslie Working discussed the veterans' relationships and…

Terri and Dave Mabon share the story of Dave Mabon's great-grandfather with the History Harvest graduate student assistant Leslie Working and the photographs and documents from their collection. For interviews and oral histories of this and…

Bill Hayes and the History Harvest graduate student assistant Leslie Working discuss the imagery of the "John A. Logan in 1859" lithograph. Lacking important data, they do not interpret the lithograph, but speculate on its possible meanings. You…

Bill Hays shared Samuel L. Roberts's letter from the Civil War battlefield with UNL History Harvest graduate student assistant Leslie Working. The letter is from the collection of Roberts' granddaughters, Grace Emmet and Mary Ann Hessenflow. You…

This lithograph comes from Grace Emmett and Mary Ann Hessenflow's collection. Originally printed by the Puck magazine in 1884 and framed in Roberts's family in 1938, it alludes to the pre-Civil war debates on whether the North should continue to…

Joseph Littlefield filled out this Oath of Identity blank form probably in preparation to certify his Civil War record documents with the notary while applying for a pension. When filled the document would testify that the person appearing before the…

Joseph Littlefield, pictured here sitting in the front row, second from the left was a member of the Prairieville Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) chapter while he homesteaded in the Clear Creek area and always travelling to the veterans' meetings…

This is Joseph Littlefield's Civil War discharged record from June 6th, 1865. Born in Peoria County, Illinois in 1840 Joseph Littlefield served almost three years in the Civil War as a private in company C of 102nd Illinois volunteer regiment. After…
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