Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Featured Manuscript Collection: September/October

Paul Dolle Civil War Collection
MSS 03-18

Finding Aid

Colonel (later Major General) Francis Jay Herron, 9th Iowa Infantry.
Series II, Box 1, Item 36

The contents of this collection are part of the Civil War related material accumulated by Arkansas businessman and private collector, Paul W. Dolle. While it contains individual documents and items related to a variety of persons and military units, a few names and organizations stand out. These include Dr. Turhand Dice of Utica, Missouri, who served as a surgeon in the 57th United States Colored Infantry, and Colonel Benjamin W. Johnson of the 15th Arkansas Infantry, who spent part of the war at the Johnson Island Prison in Ohio. The collection also contains substantial material from post war veterans and heritage organizations such as the Grand Army of the Republic, Department of Arkansas.

Amnesty oath, J. P. Benson, Camden, Ouachita County, Arkansas, August 28, 1865.
Series I, Box 1, Item 27

United Confederate Veterans Brigadier General B. H. Crowley, Paragould, Arkansas.
Series IV, Box 1, Item 32

Selected documents from the Paul Dolle Civil War Collection have been digitized and are available online. Click on the linked items in the finding aid to view these documents.


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