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Civil War Document Collections

Welcome to Civil War Document Collections - Documents such as veterans' diaries, correspondence, family memories, etc. are contained within these items.  These documents have been collected, researched, edited, organized and uploaded by Illinois students.  These students have collaborated with their teachers, families, communities and peers to respectfully present each of these collections.  Viewers need to keep in mind these are "student" projects" and therefore, the content may not be historically correct--they are considered personal memories presented with some student interpretation.

Viewer Disclaimer - Some of the  war images and/or personal military events depicted in these interviewers may be disturbing, violent or inappropriate for viewers or younger audiences.

COPYRIGHT Disclaimer:  IVCCP Coordinators make every effort to ensure students follow copyright laws.  Copyright concerns should be sent to ilvets@ltc.k12.il.us.

Civil War Written Narrative / Document Gallery

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Frank Genetti, Gillespie, IL - WWII Scrapbook
Author :: Vicki DeWitt
Date :: Thu 12/12/2013 @ 02:22

 Scrapbook of Frank Genetti's  WWII experiences and service aboard the USS Casablanca in the Pacific Theatre.  (Choose DOWNLOAD to view the complete scrapbook.)


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Bunker Hill, Illinois - Company F Civil War Picture
Author :: Vicki DeWitt
Date :: Thu 12/05/2013 @ 08:50
F Company's original print of a Civil War photograph is back home in Macoupin County, thanks to an antique tractor sale in Wisconsin.
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W. R. Eddington Civil War Memoirs - Bunker Hill, Illinois
Author :: Vicki DeWitt
Date :: Thu 12/05/2013 @ 08:46
EDDINGTON, W. R. Memoirs, Civil War Veteran, Bunker Hill, Illinois, Macoupin County. (Copyright 2000 transcription Carl, Christopher, Ron and Mark Strohbeck) Mark Strobeck’s great-great grandfather, W R Eddington, Civil War Veteran who served in Company A, 97th IL Infantry, used to dress in his uniform and attend Veteran's Day services as late as 1935. He died in January 1936 at the age of 94. Maybe there are some around that still remember him. (Suggested reader downloads to read - 44 Pages.)
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