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This is a pension certificate documenting Charlotte Littlefield's right to receive pension after her husband, Civil War veteran Joseph Littlefield died in 1911. Charlotte (Lotta) Littlefield (nee Roberts) was Joseph Littlefield's second wife, whom he…

This poster is one in the eight great Union Armies poster/map series published by the National Tribune Co. Washington, D.C. in 1904. The Army of the Cumberland poster includes the basic dates and facts (its constitution, commanders, strength,…

The family of the deceased distributed printed memorial cards like this to people at the funeral as a remembrance of the deceased. They often featured appropriate verse and imagery. Joseph Littlefield lived a long and eventful life. Born in Peoria…

Printed funeral cards like this one were distributed among family and friends to invite them to the ceremony and last rites. These cards are a valuable source for dates in a family history. Joseph Littlefield lived a long and eventful life. Born in…

The Civil War discharge records reveal a treasure of personal information about age, birthplace, appearance, and conduct of the soldier. Samuel L. Roberts was discharged twice, first in 1964 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to reenlist into the 15th Iowa…

Samuel L. Roberts or his wife kept this spare Oath of Identity blank form with other documents attesting to Roberts's record in the Civil War to have it on hand in the process for applying for pension. When filled the document would testify that the…

Obtained from a state adjutant-general's office, proof of service record was a major document that gave a soldier a right to claim pension. If preserved, the document gives information about the soldiers name, age, place of birth, and his history in…

Printed on May 30, 1865 in Washington D. C. General Sherman gave out Special Field Orders, No 76 to all the men in his army as a commemoration of their wartime record. The document bears the badges of the Union Army Corps XII, XIV, XV, XVII, and XX.…

The Civil War discharge records reveal a treasure of personal information about age, birthplace, appearance, and conduct of the soldier. Samuel L. Roberts was discharged twice, first in 1964 in Vicksburg, Mississippi to reenlist into the 15th Iowa…

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