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                 Wade Hall Collection of American letters: Berkey family papers, 1858-1867, undated
                     2009ms132.0104 
                 
                 Berkey family papers 
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             Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Berkey family papers 
             2009ms132.0104 
             
                 University of Kentucky Special Collections 
             
             
                 
             
             
                 1.9 Cubic feet 
                 3 boxes 
             
             1858-1867, undated 
             The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Berkey family papers (dated 1856-1867, undated; 1.9 cubic feet; 3 boxes) comprises correspondence, quartermaster papers, a receipt, and newspaper clippings. These papers document the daily activities of a soldier in the Civil War, the conditions and feeling of family and friends on the home front, and the opinions on politics, religion, and war during this period. 
             
                 Berkey family 
             
         
         
             Biographical Note 
             The Berkey family lived in Iowa and participated in the Civil War either as soldiers or on the home front. Jameson J. Berkey (1835-1925), son of Roswell Berkey and Elizabeth Faith, fought for the Union army in Louisiana, Mississippi, and Texas and practiced law in Iowa. Mary Ann Berkey (1835-1900), Jameson's wife, remained on the home front in Iowa caring for their son, relatives, and home. John Marihugh (1858-1917), Mary's brother, fought as a soldier in two separate regiments for the Union army and after the war raised sheep in Kansas. 
             American Letters collector Wade Hall is a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Since 1962, he has lived in Louisville, where he has taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He has also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He holds degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall is the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include 
                 A Visit with Harlan Hubbard ; 
                 High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College ; 
                 A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher’s Life in Country Music ; and 
                 Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge . 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Access note 
             Collection is open to researchers by appointment. 
         
         
             Scope and Contents note 
             The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Berkey family papers (dated 1856-1867, undated; 1.9 cubic feet; 3 boxes) comprises correspondence, quartermaster papers, a receipt, and newspaper clippings which document the Berkey family. The papers detail the daily activities of a soldier in the Civil War; the conditions and feeling of family and friends on the home front; and opinions on politics, religion, and war during this period. 
             The collection primarily contains correspondence between Jameson Berkey, Mary Berkey, and John Marihugh. Other materials include Jameson's quartermaster inventories, accounts, and invoices; the correspondence of a relative, Lewis Berkey; and assorted materials. Prominent persons mentioned include Confederate president Jefferson Davis, Senator Stephen Douglas, General Ulysses S. Grant, General Robert E. Lee, Union General Thomas West Sherman, General William Tecumseh Sherman, John Wilkes Booth, Union General Robert Anderson, George B. McClellan, Union General John McAllister Schofield, Confederate General James Longstreet, Union General Nathaniel P. Banks, and President Abraham Lincoln (including his 1864 reelection and 1865 assassination). Important battles and campaigns mentioned include Antietam, Gettysburg, New Orleans, Vicksburg, and Sherman's march through Georgia. 
             The Berkey family papers are part of the Wade Hall Collection of American letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women. 
         
         
             Preferred Citation note 
             2009ms132.0104 : [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Berkey family papers, 1858-1867, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections. 
         
         
             Conditions Governing Use note 
             Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections. 
         
         
             Arrangement note 
             Collection is arranged into four series: James J. Berkey papers, Mary A. Berkey correspondence, John Marihugh correspondence, and Assorted papers. 
         
         
             Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871 
             Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss, 1816-1894 
             Berkey family 
             Berkey, Jameson J., 1835-1925 
             Berkey, Mary Ann Marihugh, 1835-1900 
             Booth, John Wilkes, 1838-1865 
             Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 
             Douglas, Stephen A.,  (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861 
             Grant, Ulysses S., 1822-1885 
             Hall, Wade H. 
             Lee, Robert E.,  (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 
             Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 
             Longstreet, James, 1821-1904 
             McClellan, George Brinton, 1826-1885 
             Schofield, John McAllister, 1831-1906 
             Sherman, William T.,  (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 
             Antietam, Battle of, Md, 1862. 
             Assassination--United States 
             Atlanta Campaign, 1864. 
             Civil War in the North  
             Families of military personnel--United States 
             Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 
             New Orleans, (La.)--History--Capture, 1862 
             Presidents--United States--Election--1864 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Equipment and supplies. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Public opinion. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Social life and customs. 
             United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 
             Vicksburg (Miss.)--History--Siege, 1863 
         
         
             
                 
                     Jameson J. Berkey papers 
                     Series I. 
                     1858-1865 
                 
                 
                     Biographical Note 
                     Jameson J. Berkey (1835-1925) was born in Ohio to James A. Berkey and Elizabeth Faith. He married Mary Ann Marihugh in 1856 and made a home in West Union, Iowa. They had a son named Lewis C. Berkey born about 1856. Jameson was a lawyer, but joined the Union army during the Civil War as an officer in Company A of the Iowa 38th Infantry Regiment from 1863-1865. After two years in the army, he was promoted from Lieutenant to Captain and worked as a Quartermaster in 1864. He fought in the commands of William T. Sherman, George W. Morgan, and Nathaniel P. Banks throughout the states of Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi. He survived the war and remained a lawyer in Iowa until his death in 1925. 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Jameson J. Berkey series comprises correspondence, quartermaster materials, and a receipt. The series documents his life during the Civil War, camp life, battles, political arguments, and his personal relationship to those at home. The series is organized by form. 
                     The bulk of the series consists of Berkey’s correspondence to his wife. Additionally, there are some letters from other family members and officers in his regiment. His correspondence deals with his impressions on the 1864 election, his feelings of daily activities in camp, and the various battles that he participate in. During the 1864 election, he was a democrat and often lectured his wife in his letters on Lincoln and McClellan. One battle in particular that he describes to his wife regards the fight between iron-clads at Fort Morgan (Box 162, Folder 7). His quartermaster materials include inventories, accounts, and invoices for supplies as well as several muster rolls. These papers document the duties of a quartermaster and the conditions of life in camp based on the materials available to the soldiers. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Correspondence 
                         Subseries A. 
                         1859-1865 
                     
                     
                         
                             General personal correspondence to Jameson J. Berkey 
                             162 
                             1 
                             1862-1865 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             2 
                             1862 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             3 
                             1863 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             4 
                             1863 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             5 
                             1863 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             6 
                             1864 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             7 
                             1864 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             8 
                             1864 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             9 
                             1865 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                             162 
                             10 
                             undated 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey and Mary A. Berkey invitations 
                             162 
                             11 
                             1859-1863 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey military correspondence 
                             162 
                             12 
                             1862-1864 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Quartermaster papers 
                         Subseries B. 
                         1864 
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey quartermaster inventories 
                             162 
                             13 
                             1864 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey quartermaster invoices 
                             162 
                             14 
                             1864 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey quartermaster ordnance accounts 
                             162 
                             15 
                             1864 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey quartermaster oversized papers 
                             161 
                             3 
                             1864 
                         
                     
                     
                         
                             Jameson J. Berkey quartermaster oversized papers 
                             161 
                             4 
                             1864 
                         
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Jameson J. Berky postage receipt 
                         Subseries C. 
                         162 
                         16 
                         1858 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     Mary A. Berkey correspondence 
                     Series II. 
                     1861-1866 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     Correspondence makes up the Mary A. Berkey series, and documents the conditions of the home front. The series is organized by form. 
                     The bulk of the series contains correspondence to Mary's husband, Jameson J. Berkey, during his time as soldier in the Union army. These letters pertain to the gossip around their hometown; conditions at home and of the family; and other news such as elections, battles, progress of the war, and plans for after the war. Other correspondence Mary received from relatives and friends concerning health; weather; the Civil War; and news about friends, family, or husbands that are soldiers. One section of letters to her husband in 1864 illustrates how women understood and participated in politics even before they could vote (Box 163, Folder 2). 
                 
                 
                     Biographical note 
                     Mary Ann Berkey (1835-1900) was born in New York to Roswell Marihugh and Elizabeth Rice. She married Jameson J. Berkey in 1856 and moved to his home in Iowa. They had one son named Lewis C. Berkey born in 1856. During the Civil War, she became a laundress to earn extra money. She actively participated in many of women's and Christian societies to help support the Union army. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Mary E. Aimsworth letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                         162 
                         17 
                         1864-1865 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Cecilia Berkey letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                         162 
                         18 
                         1864 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Mary A. Berkey letters to Jameson J. Berkey 
                         162 
                         19 
                         1862 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Mary A. Berkey letters to Jameson J. Berkey 
                         163 
                         1 
                         1863 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Mary A. Berkey letters to Jameson J. Berkey 
                         163 
                         2 
                         1864 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Mary A. Berkey letters to Jameson J. Berkey 
                         163 
                         3 
                         1864 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         M. Cory letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                         163 
                         4 
                         1862-1866 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Elvira and B. B. Crofsland letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                         163 
                         5 
                         1862-1863 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Francis Crofsland-McMasters letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                         163 
                         6 
                         1862-1863 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         General personal correspondence to Mary A. Berkey 
                         163 
                         7 
                         1862-1864 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Lora Marihugh letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                         163 
                         8 
                         1862 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Stone family letters to Mary A. Berkey 
                         163 
                         9 
                         1862-1865 
                     
                 
             
             
                 
                     John Marihugh correspondence 
                     Series III. 
                     163 
                     10 
                     1861-1867 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The John Marihugh series consists of correspondence and documents the daily activities, political concerns, and battles of a soldier in the Civil War. This series is organized by form. 
                     This series includes the correspondence of John to his two sisters, Mary and Lora, and his bother-in-law, Jameson. His correspondence relates his opinions on the 1864 election, the capture of Jefferson Davis, the Lincoln assassination, the capture of John Wilkes Booth, and the duties of a soldier. Several prominent figures are mentioned such as Abraham Lincoln, George B. McClellan, General Ulysses S. Grant, General Robert E. Lee, General William T. Sherman, John Wilkes Booth, Jefferson Davis, and Stephen Douglas. 
                 
                 
                     Biographical note 
                     John Marihugh (1858-1917) was born in New York to Roswell Marihugh and Elizabeth Rice. He spent most of his young adult life in the service of the Union army during the Civil War. He served as a private in Company E of the 21st Ohio Infantry from 1862-1863. He became a Corporal in Company E of the 42nd Wisconsin Infantry (1864-1865). In 1863, he married Martha J. Stackhouse in Ohio. They had four children: one son named Elmer and three daughters named Louisa, Alsina, and Nora. After the Civil War, he moved his family to Kansas where he continued his service in the Grand Army of the Republic and worked as a stock raiser. 
                 
             
             
                 
                     Assorted papers 
                     Series IV. 
                     1866, undated 
                 
                 
                     Scope and Contents note 
                     The Assorted papers series comprises correspondence, a discharge form, envelopes, letter and music sheet fragments, newspaper clippings, paper cut-outs, swatches of cloth, and a metal box. This series is organized by form. 
                     The correspondence received by Lewis Berkey from an unidentified relative pertains to family gossip and health. The newspaper clipping contains a poem about the inconsistency of receiving letters in camp. 
                 
                 
                     
                         Lewis Berkey correspondence 
                         163 
                         11 
                         1866 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Discharge form 
                         163 
                         12 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Envelopes 
                         163 
                         13 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Letter fragments 
                         163 
                         14 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Metal box 
                         164 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Music sheet fragment 
                         163 
                         15 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Newspaper clippings 
                         163 
                         16 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Paper cut-outs 
                         163 
                         17 
                         undated 
                     
                 
                 
                     
                         Swatches of cloth 
                         163 
                         18 
                         undated