Our Collection

At the Institute’s core is the Gilder Lehrman Collection, one of the great archives in American history. More than 70,000 items cover five hundred years of American history, from Columbus’s 1493 letter describing the New World to soldiers’ letters from World War II and Vietnam. Explore primary sources, visit exhibitions in person or online, or bring your class on a field trip.

Stuart, James [Collection of James M. Stuart, C company, 94th regiment, Ohio, infantry] [decimalized]

High-resolution images are available to schools and libraries via subscription to American History, 1493-1943. Check to see if your school or library already has a subscription. Or click here for more information. You may also order a pdf of the image from us here.

Gilder Lehrman Collection #: GLC06268 Author/Creator: Stuart, James Place Written: [various places] Type: Header Record Date: 1862-1864 Pagination: 23 items

Includes 22 letters from Stuart, and one letter to Stuart. Mentions General Nathan Bedford Forrest, playing ball and anti-black sentiment. Also discusses Sherman's March to the sea: "I suppose we will stop at Savannah, Ga. It will take us 30 or 40 days to go through. Sherman calculates to burn up everything as they go."

Order a CopyCitation Guidelines for Online Resources