Full-text documents and photographs available online from the Pearce Civil War Collection at Navarro College

Full-text documents and images are available online for the following collections. Full-text copies and photographs online are provided for educational purposes only; their availability online does not constitute permission to publish or to reproduce these materials electronically or in print.

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Captain L.D. Bradley of Fairfield, TX wrote to his wife throughout the Civil War and after the war during his tenure as a Texas Legislator and a District Judge.

Lt. Colonel Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain writes home after the battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg).

Captain Seth Gilbert Evans of the New York State Militia, where he served as an ordinance officer following the war. During the war, he achieved the rank of 1st Sergeant in the 57th New York Volunteer Infantry as well as in the ambulance corps and commissary department.

Tintype image of Benjamin I. Franklin, 5th Texas Volunteer Infantry, also known as Hood's Texas Brigade.

General James Longstreet writes General Louis Wigfall after the battle of Antietam (Sharpsburg).

Thomas Chinn Robertson writes his mother about the battle of Shiloh.

Dr. Charles A. Wheeler writes from the battlefield during the battle of Gettysburg.


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