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Royal Augustus Bensell diary and scrapbook

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Royal Augustus Bensell (1838-1921) served as a corporal in the California Infantry during the American Civil War, was assigned to Ft. Yamhill, Oregon for three years, and later moved to Yaquina Bay, Oregon. The collection (1862-1864) contains a diary kept during his service, and scrapbook.
 
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Thomas R. Cornelius deposition

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Thomas R. Cornelius, was an Oregon pioneer and a member of the Oregon Mounted Volunteers during the Cayuse and Yakima Indian Wars. The collection contains a deposition given by Cornelius on January 1, 1884 regarding the Oregon Mounted Volunteers.
 
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Davenport Family papers

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Timothy Woodbridge (T.W.) Davenport (1826-1911) and his family left Ohio for Oregon in the early 1850s, settling in the upper Willamette Valley. T.W. Davenport was a farmer, surveyor, state representative, state senator, and special Indian agent at the Umatilla Agency in the 1860s. T.W. Davenport’s son, Homer Davenport (1867-1912) became the most highly paid political cartoonist of his time. He also traveled to the Ottoman Empire, returning with the first purebred Arabian horses in America. The Davenport Family Papers contain the personal papers of T.W. Davenport, Homer Davenport, and the Davenport family. The collection includes correspondence, essays, drawings, photographs, and newspaper clippings. Of note are the handwritten and typewritten memoirs of T.W. Davenport and original political cartoons by Homer Davenport.
 
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John Miller Drake Papers

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an officer in the 1st Oregon Cavalry and 1st Oregon Infantry during the Civil War, and later purchasing agent for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company. Materials include records of the 1st Oregon Cavalry, correspondence, copy of Drake's journal describing a campaign against the Snake Indians in 1864, articles, legal papers, business correspondence for the Oregon Railway and Navigation Company, private account books, and receipts for the Portland Board of Trade. Also includes genealogical materials for the Parrish family.
 
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Jackson County, Oregon Citizen's Committee petition

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Jackson County, Oregon Citizen's Committee started a petition in 1865 that asked the County to extend payment to persons enlisting in the Oregon Volunteer Infantry before February 1, 1865. The collection contains the petition dated February 1, 1865, and includes fifty-four signatures.
 
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James Willis Nesmith papers.

Repository:Oregon Historical Society, Davies Family Research Library
Summary:Papers of an Oregon lawyer, political figure, and Superintendent of Indian Affairs who served in the U.S. Senate from 1861-1867. Collection includes letters to and from Nesmith, including many related to the pre-Civil War political crisis; diary of overland journey, 1843; and diary and notebook from the Yakima Indian War, 1855. Also includes business records from Nesmith's ranch in Polk County, family and genealogical materials.
 
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McMinnville Ladies' Sanitary Aid Society records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The McMinnville (Oregon) Ladies’ Sanitary Aid Society was founded in 1863 to support Union troops by providing volunteer support and raising money. The collection (1861-1865; 1961) contains a secretary's book, a treasurer's book, annual report, constitution and bylaws, meeting minutes, Juvenile Sanitary Society information, correspondence, receipts, and a story regarding the society.
 
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Oregon Infantry. 1st Regiment, Company B records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:Oregon Infantry, 1st Regiment, Company B, was part of the Oregon Volunteer's regiment during the American Civil War. The collection (1864-1867) contains letters received and sent by Captain Ephraim Palmer, and also financial records and "monthly returns."
 
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Oregon Militia, 1st Brigade, 1st Regiment, Company A records

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The Oregon Militia, 1st Brigade, 1st Regiment, Company A, which organized during the American Civil War, was referred to as the "Mountain Rangers." The collection (1863-1867) contains journals, correspondence, muster rolls, and information regarding the origin and dissolution of the Mountain Rangers.
 
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T.J. Smith letter

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a letter that certifies the Union sympathies of two men from Oregon, signed by T. J. Smith, on January 26, 1870. The letter states that Robert Lodd [Ladd?] of Portland, Oregon and Alex A. Miller of Jacksonville, Oregon are not a part of any rebellion.
 
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U. S. Pension Bureau record of examinations

Repository:University of Oregon Libraries, Special Collections and University Archives
Summary:The collection contains a U.S. Pension Bureau record of examinations by the board of United States Examining Surgeons, as recorded by Dr. M. H. Ellis, of Albany, Oregon. The record book (1905-1920) contains write-ups by surgeons of examinations of soldiers relative to pension claims by U.S. Civil War veterans.

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