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United States. Army. Ohio Infantry Regiment, 21st - MS 562

Series Description: Arnold McMahan Papers

CORRESPONDENCE

CORRESPONDENCE - JAMES ASHLEY TO A. MCMAHAN
1866; 6 pieces
Arranged chronologically
Inquiries with Congressional Representative regarding appointment to the Regular Army after the War, and later attempt to gain appointment as postmaster of East Toledo. McMahan copybook of outgoing correspondence includes related items

CORRESPONDENCE - G. DOLTON TO A. MCMAHAN
January 25-October 25, 1890; 22 pieces
Arranged chronologically
Detailed correspondence dealing with the capture of the 21st O.V.I. at Chickamauga and movements of troops in the vicinity of Snodgrass Hill. Dolton was with the 1st Illinois Artillery, Battery M, and was involved with the "Reunion" of involved troops at Chickamauga in May 1890. Maps produced by Dolton described separately and located in oversize box. Drafts of McMahan's early letters to Dolton located in correspondence draft tablets

CORRESPONDENCE - A. MCMAHAN TO G. DOLTON
January 30, 1890; 1 piece
Draft of letter to Dolton (in answer to letter of Jan. 25th). Includes rough maps. Other drafts located in general correspondence draft tablet

CORRESPONDENCE - U.S. WAR DEPARTMENT TO A. MCMAHAN
1888-1890; 16 pieces
Arranged chronologically
Correspondence relating to official War Department reports and maps about Chickamauga

CORRESPONDENCE - CHICKAMAUGA CASUALTY LISTS
1889; 5 pieces
Arranged alphabetically by Company
Casualty lists of each Company of the 21st O.V.I., compiled statistical table, and correspondence related to Battle of Chickamauga

CORRESPONDENCE - OHIO. ADJUTANT GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT TO MCMAHAN
1889; 3 pieces
Arranged chronologically
Correspondence relating to inaccuracies in the printed roster of the 21st O.V.I.

CORRESPONDENCE - A. MCMAHAN COPYBOOK OF OUTGOING CORRESPONDENCE
1864-1866, 1889; 1 volume
Arranged chronologically
Bound volume with copies of correspondence, primarily dealing with Chickamauga. Many of the postwar letters deal with McMahan's attempts to secure an appointment with the Regular Army or as Postmaster in East Toledo. Related correspondence located in the James Ashley to McMahan file

CORRESPONDENCE - A. MCMAHAN GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE DRAFTS
1889-1890; 2 tablets
Arranged chronologically
Drafts of letters to Canfield, Boynton, Carlton, Bishop, Fullerton; draft comments on Gen. Brannan's 1864 letter; memorandum for 1889 letter to Vanderveer. Includes drafts of first letters to G. Dolton. (Photocopies - Originals located in oversize box)

CORRESPONDENCE - MISCELLANEOUS INDIVIDUALS TO A. MCMAHAN
1880-1890; 63 pieces
Arranged alphabetically by correspondent, then chronologically
Correspondence dealing primarily with the capture of the 21st O.V.I. at Chickamauga and movements of troops in the vicinity of Snodgrass Hill. Some correspondents include Generals Boynton and Negley, numerous members of the 21st O.V.I. (Cusac, Alban, Canfield, Keller), and officers from other regiments (2nd Minnesota, 89th Ohio, 115th Illinois)

CORRESPONDENCE - CONDOLENCE LETTERS TO MCMAHAN FAMILY
August 19, 23, 1891; 2 pieces
Arranged chronologically
Letters from relatives and family friends, after death of McMahan on August 4, 1891

CORRESPONDENCE - GEORGE SCHEETS GENERAL CORRESPONDENCE
1879-1923; 4 pieces
Arranged chronologically
Personal correspondence relating to veterans' affairs, the "archives" of the 21st O.V.I., and local activities

CORRESPONDENCE - GEORGE SCHEETS TERM OF MAYOR OF TOLEDO, OHIO
1885; 6 pieces
Arranged chronologically
Primarily letters of congratulations on being appointed to fill unexpired term as Mayor of Toledo, Ohio

CORRESPONDENCE - GEORGE SCHEETS TO WIFE MARY
September 15, 1864; June 5, 1865; 2 pieces
Arranged chronologically
Personal letters regarding war-time activities, prospects of appointment as Regimental Adjutant, and the end of the war and mustering out

CORRESPONDENCE - NELLIE CANFIELD TO FATHER-IN-LAW S.S. CANFIELD
March 19, 1893; 1 piece
Personal letter relating to family matters

CORRESPONDENCE - UNMATCHED ENVELOPES
1888-1890; 16 pieces
Empty envelopes with no correspondence

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - MCMAHAN, A. LIBBY PRISON MEMO BOOK
1863-1864; 1 volume
Pocket memo book, with notes on Chickamauga Battle chronology, draft of report concerning the battle, and accounts kept while in prison

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - MCMAHAN, A. REPORT ON THE 21ST O.V.I. AT CHICKAMAUGA
1864 (1889); 1 piece
Notarized copy of report originally submitted in 1864, but apparently lost

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - MCMAHAN, A. DRAFT HISTORY OF 21ST O.V.I. ACTIVITIES DURING CIVIL WAR
1889?; 1 piece
Draft history of Regimental activities from August 28, 1862 to July 28, 1865

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - MCMAHAN, A. SOME BITS OF HISTORY: THE DEATH OF CAPTAIN DANIEL LEWIS
1889?
Draft and final version of account of death of Daniel Lewis in battle at Peach Tree Creek, Ga.

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - MCMAHAN, A. DRAFT ACCOUNT CONCERNING THE CAPTURE OF THE 21ST O.V.I. AT CHICKAMAUGA
1889?
Draft notes on Chickamauga Battle, with maps and references to Turchin's map no. 8

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - MCMAHAN, A. CHICKAMAUGA : SOME COMMENTS ON MAP NO. 6, DEPARTMENT SERIES
1889?
Critical comments concerning the official War Department maps

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - MCMAHAN, A. MEMO ON MOE
1889
Critical comments concerning S.B. Moe's account of the withdrawal of troops at Chickamauga

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - MCMAHAN, A. THE BATTLE ON HORSESHOE RIDGE: A HISTORY OF THE TWENTY-FIRST REGIMENT OHIO INFANTRY VOLUNTEERS IN THE BATTLE OF CHICKAMAUGA, GEORGIA...AND OTHER HISTORY
1889?
General history of activities of the 21st O.V.I. after Stones River; also the case of Lewis Lafferty. (Photocopy - Original located in oversize box)

MANUSCRIPTS (LITERARY) - SCHEETS, GEORGE. PERSONAL MILITARY HISTORY
1903
Booklet filled out in long-hand and presented to his daughter Ida C. Sullivan

SPEECHES
Sept 1, 1881
Address by A. McMahan on the 17th anniversary of the Battle of Jonesboro in 1864

SPEECHES
Sept 19, 1882
Address by J.W. Wintersteen to the 5th Reunion of the 21st O.V.I., in East Toledo

LEGAL DOCUMENTS

DEPOSITION
1883
Statement by Margaret Bawlin concerning claims for property losses on the A.G. Jenkins farm in West Virginia by troops of the 21st O.V.I. under the command of Col. Jesse Norton

FINANCIAL DOCUMENTS

GEORGE SCHEETS/ARNOLD MCMAHAN BUSINESS PAPERS
1866-1878
Arranged chronologically
Includes notes, receipts, papers on the dissolution of partnership, and an insurance policy

SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS

CLIPPINGS (MCMAHAN)
1878-1890, n.d.
Newspaper clippings (original and photocopies) of articles relating to Chickamauga or the 21st O.V.I. Includes McMahan's response in the Toledo Commercial to the Boynton articles in the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. Some located in Oversize box

CLIPPINGS (SCHEETS)
1927-1929, n.d.
Newspaper clippings (original and photocopies) of articles relating to George Scheets term as Mayor of Toledo, and his obituary notices

MAPS, CHARTS, DIAGRAMS, GRAPHS, LISTS, ETC.

MAPS
1876
Map of the Battle of Chickamauga. Two maps on one sheet, published by Hopkins & Shipley, Toledo, Ohio, for the book, Steedman and his men at Chickamauga, by J.T. Woods. Shows troop positions and movements Sept. 18-20, 1863. Located in Oversize Box

MAPS
1890
Snodgrass Hill or Horseshoe Ridge at Chickamauga, showing 21st O.V.I. positions. Produced by G.E. Dolton, St. Louis. Located in Oversize Box

MAPS
1890?
Snodgrass Hill or Horseshoe Ridge at Chickamauga, showing 21st O.V.I. positions. Produced by Arnold McMahan. Located in Oversize Box

PRINTED MATERIAL

BROCHURES
1889
Turchin, John B. Battle of Chickamauga: prospectus. Book subscription prospectus, with reviews and testimonials. Located in oversize box

FLYERS
1889
Fergus Printing Company sales notice for two book sets, "The Campaigns of the Civil War", and "The Navy in the Civil War"

FLYERS
1890
Chickamauga Battlefield reunion notices. Meeting of survivors of the battle, coordinated by G.E. Dolton, to be held in May 1890. "Ho! For Chickamauga", and "To Chickamauga again!"

HANDBILLS
1864?
Democratic Ticket. Slate of political candidates, State of Ohio and Lucas County

HANDBILLS
1884
An act to provide for the muster and pay of certain officers and enlisted men of the volunteer forces [Public - no. 43]. An amendment to a Joint Resolution of 1866 for the relief of certain officers of the Army

NEWSPAPERS
Sept. 23-24, 1886
The Re-Union Tribune: a memento of the 9th reunion of the 21st Regiment O.V.V.I., Mt. Blanchard, Ohio. Includes article on Chickamauga by Gen. M.B. Walker, and a sketch of Regimental history of H.H. Alban. Located in oversize box

PAMPHLET
August 1888
Boynton, Henry V. Chattanooga and Chickamauga : reprint of letters to the Cincinnati Commercial Gazette. Photocopy, added to the collection by Marilyn Levinson, Curator of Manuscripts

PROGRAMS
1878-1888
21st O.V.I. reunion programs, announcements, and related items. Imprinted napkin from the 29th Reunion, removed from the Muir Family Papers, located in the oversize box

PAMPHLET
1863
White, Richard Grant. The new gospel of peace, according to St. Benjamin.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

POSITIVE PRINTS
Circa 1865-1921
Carte-de-visite of Arnold McMahan, signed on front "Yours truly, A.McMahan, Lt. Col. 21st O.V.V.I." for George Scheets; print of the Grand Review of the Army in 1865; and views of George Scheets at his desk, his house, and the general store at 28 Front Street in East Toledo."

MS 562: Introduction | Transcript List
MS 562 Series Description: MS 562: Introduction | 86th O.V.I. Records | Arnold McMahan Papers
MS 562 Abstracts: Part 1 (McMahan Correspondence) | Part 2 (Box 12) | Part 3 (Box 13) | Inventory
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