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                   Humanist Discussion Group, Vol. 17, No. 758.
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       [1] From: Carolyn Kotlas <kotlas@email.unc.edu> (19)
             Subject: CIT INFOBITS -- March 2004

       [2] From: "Laura Gottesman" <lgot@LOC.GOV> (32)
             Subject: Library of Congress American Memory collection: A
                     Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment

             Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 07:01:15 +0100
             From: Carolyn Kotlas <kotlas@email.unc.edu>
             Subject: CIT INFOBITS -- March 2004

    CIT INFOBITS March 2004 No. 69 ISSN 1521-9275

    About INFOBITS

    INFOBITS is an electronic service of The University of North Carolina
    at Chapel Hill's Center for Instructional Technology. Each month the
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             Date: Fri, 02 Apr 2004 07:01:46 +0100
             From: "Laura Gottesman" <lgot@LOC.GOV>
             Subject: Library of Congress American Memory collection: A Civil
    War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment

    The Library of Congress is pleased to announce the release of the online
    collection A Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment: Selections from
    the Tilton C. Reynolds Papers, available on the Library's American
    Memory Web site at http://memory.loc.gov/ammem/tcrhtml/.

    A Civil War Soldier in the Wild Cat Regiment documents the Civil War
    experience of Captain Tilton C. Reynolds, a member of the 105th Regiment
    of Pennsylvania Volunteers. Comprising 164 library items, or 359 digital
    images, this online presentation includes correspondence, photographs,
    and other materials dating between 1861 and 1865. The letters feature
    details of the regiment's movements, accounts of military engagements,
    and descriptions of the daily life of soldiers and their views of the
    war. Forty-six of the letters are also made available in transcription.

    This collection offers a look into the lives of a Union soldier and his
    family during the Civil War. The selected letters lend insight into the
    wartime dynamics of the Reynolds family. Their words reveal how family
    members in Reynolds's regiment looked after him, announced his capture,
    and gave advice. The letters also describe the daily life of a Union
    soldier, touching on such topics as food, clothing and shelter, health,
    and punishment. Finally, the selected correspondence provides a unique
    perspective on the Civil War. Soldiers' feelings and views on slavery
    and the election of 1864 can be found here. Correspondents also wrote of
    news about specific events of the war, as in Reynolds's account of
    President Lincoln.

    American Memory is a gateway to rich primary source materials relating
    to the history and culture of the United States. Its more than 120
    collections range from the papers of the U.S. presidents, Civil War
    photographs and early films of Thomas Edison to papers documenting the
    women's suffrage and civil rights movements, Jazz Age photographs and
    the first baseball cards. The collections contain over 8 million items
    from the Library of Congress and other major repositories.

    Please submit any questions you may have about the Reynolds Papers or
    American Memory in general using the web form available at:

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