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A. S. Williams III Americana Manuscript Collections

Guide to the C. S. Phillips letter W.0143

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Publication:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Box 870266
Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 35487-0266
205.348.0500
archives@ua.edu

January 2014

Creation:

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit 2014-01-24T12:32-0600

Language Usage:

English

Description Rules:

Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Collection Title:

C. S. Phillips letter

Unit ID:

W.0143

Repository:

University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Quantity:

0.05 Linear feet

Dates:

1865 April 18

Abstract:

Letter detailing the movement of Union forces following the surrender of Mobile, Alabama, in April 1865.

Location:

A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, Amelia Gayle Gorgas Library, The University of Alabama

creator

Phillips, C. S.

creator

Williams, A. S., III

Processing Information:

Processed by

Martha Bace, 2014

General note

Title on box: A. S. Williams III Americana Collection - Small Collections

Preferred Citation:

C. S. Phillips letter, A. S. Williams III Americana Collection, University Libraries Division of Special Collections, The University of Alabama

Acquisition Information:

gift of A. S. Williams III, 2014

Scope and Contents note

C. S. Phillips of the Ninety-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment wrote this letter on April 18, 1865, from Spanish Fort, Alabama, to his friend Will H. Hay. Phillips details the movements of his company toward and around Mobile, Alabama, and ends saying, "We live in hopes. We are looking for good news from Genl Shermans Army! since the surrender of Gen; Lee. How glorious."

Biographical/Historical note

C. S. Phillips was a Union soldier in Company I of the Ninety-fourth Illinois Volunteer Infantry Regiment, First Brigade, Second Division, during the last stages of the Civil War.

Source(s)

Williams, A. S., III (local)

Correspondence (aat)

Mobile (Ala.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns (lcsh)

United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives (lcsh)

Letter Box WSC001 Folder W0143.01