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Guide to the Lincoln Collection Monuments and Memorials 1850-1927

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Descriptive Summary

Title:

Lincoln Collection. Monuments and Memorials

Dates:

1850-1927

Size:

10.25 linear feet (6 boxes, 3 oversized folders)

Repository:

Special Collections Research Center
University of Chicago Library
1100 East 57th Street
Chicago, Illinois 60637 U.S.A.

Abstract:

The Lincoln Collection, Monuments and Memorials contains photographs and newspaper articles detailing monuments and memorial sites relating to Abraham Lincoln. It also includes printed reproductions of places and events relating to the Civil War. The collection forms part of the William E. Barton Collection of Lincoliana.

Information on Use

Access

This collection is open for research.

Citation

When quoting material from this collection, the preferred citation is: Lincoln Collection. Monuments and Memorials, [Box #, Folder #], Special Collections Research Center, University of Chicago Library

Biographical Note

Rev. William Eleazar Barton (1861-1930) The Rev. William Eleazar Barton (1861-1930) was one of the early twentieth century's most prominent writers and lecturers on the life of Abraham Lincoln. Born in Sublette, Illinois, in the same year Lincoln assumed the presidency, Barton grew up in an environment heavily influenced by reverence for Lincoln. After pursuing undergraduate studies at Berea College in Kentucky, Barton earned his divinity degree from the Oberlin Theological Seminary in 1890. He served parishes in Tennessee, Ohio, and Massachusetts before becoming the pastor of the First Congregational Church of Oak Park, Illinois, a position he held until his retirement in 1924. Four years later, Barton accepted an appointment as lecturer at Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, where he also organized and served as pastor of the Collegeside Congregational Church.

Barton's work as a writer produced a number of denominational manuals for church organization and a series of books presenting the wisdom and parables of a character he named Safed the Sage. For the last ten years of his life, however, Barton was best known to the public as a prolific author and lecturer on Abraham Lincoln. His publications about Lincoln included The Soul of Abraham Lincoln (1920), The Paternity of Abraham Lincoln (1920), The Life of Abraham Lincoln (1925), The Great and Good Man (1927), The Women Lincoln Loved (1927), and The Lincoln of the Biographers (1930).

In the course of compiling material for his writings and talks, Barton visited Lincoln sites in Kentucky, Indiana, and Illinois; interviewed surviving Lincoln relatives and acquaintances; and traveled as far as California and England to collect information and conduct genealogical research on the ancestry of the Lincoln family. While acquiring a large collection of books, periodicals, pamphlets, manuscripts, and ephemera related to Lincoln and the Civil War era, Barton also purchased privately or at auction historical materials amassed by other Lincoln collectors such as John E. Burton and Osborn H. Oldroyd.

Scope Note

The Lincoln Collection Monuments and Memorials makes up the portion of the Barton Collection of Lincolniana which maintains photographs and newspaper articles detailing monuments and memorial sites relating to Lincoln. The collection also contains reproductions of places and events relating to the Civil War. The Lincoln Collection Monuments and Memorials is arranged into three series: Series I, Lincoln Monuments and Memorials, Series II, Civil War Places and Events, Series III, Oversize. The images and articles in these series form part of William E. Barton’s extensive collection of Lincolniana.

Series I, Lincoln Monuments and Memorials, consists of photographs, articles, and a map detailing various sites that relate to the life and death of Lincoln. It is divided into three subseries according to location. This series is mainly comprised of sites located in Illinois, but also includes those in Washington D.C., and Kentucky. Sites include Lincoln’s childhood home, the gravesite of his father, Thomas Lincoln, and Ford Theater, where Lincoln was fatally injured. The map is of New Salem, IL where Lincoln resided from 1831-1837. See Series III, Oversize, for additional material.

Series II, Civil War Places and Events, consists of photographs, drawings, and articles on sites and occurrences relating to the Civil War. A large portion of this series contains scrapbook photographs and captions of monuments and memorials located in Gettysburg, PA as well as sites in Virginia and Maryland. These photographs are possible remnants of a trip taken by Barton through select Civil War states during 1900. They have been kept in the order in which they were received. The newspaper clippings as well as the daily illustrated newspapers detail the dedication of various Civil War monuments, including the Soldiers’ National Monument erected in Gettysburg, PA in 1869. The postcards contain photographs of Civil War monuments, a large portion of which are of those in Gettysburg, PA. The illustrations detail various events that occurred throughout the war, including the capture of rebel congressmen, naval conquests, and the execution of prisoners. There are standard and oversize reproductions of various events and places associated with the Civil War, including Lincoln’s signing of the Emancipation Proclamation. There is an oversize map of the United States which was featured in the Illustrated London News in 1861. See Series III, Oversize, for additional material.

Series III, Oversize, contains oversize material and is arranged by size. Included are newspaper clippings, daily illustrated newspapers, maps, and reproductions of various places and events associated with the Civil War.

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INVENTORY

Series I: Lincoln Monuments and Memorials

Subseries 1: District of Columbia

Washington, 1922

Box 1   Folder 1 Folder 1

Washington, 1927

Box 1   Folder 2 Folder 2

Subseries 2: Illinois

Bloomington, circa 1918-1921

Box 1   Folder 3 Folder 3

Charleston, circa 1915

Box 1   Folder 4 Folder 4

Chicago, circa 1909

Box 1   Folder 5 Folder 5

Danville, circa 1923

Box 1   Folder 6 Folder 6

Decatur, circa 1865-1904

Box 1   Folder 7 Folder 7

Dixon, circa 1903

Box 1   Folder 8 Folder 8

Freeport, circa 1903

Box 1   Folder 9 Folder 9

Galesburg, undated

Box 1   Folder 10 Folder 10

Goose Nest Prairie, 1895-1913

Box 1   Folder 11 Folder 11

Harristown, undated

Box 1   Folder 12 Folder 12

Jonesboro, circa 1908

Box 1   Folder 13 Folder 13

Kaskaskia, 1897

Box 1   Folder 14 Folder 14

Mattoon, 1924

Box 1   Folder 15 Folder 15

Monticello, undated

Box 1   Folder 16 Folder 16

New Salem, 1922-1925

Box 1   Folder 17 Folder 17

Oregon, 1903

Box 1   Folder 18 Folder 18

Ottawa, 1905-circa 1908

Box 1   Folder 19 Folder 19

Peoria, circa 1910

Box 1   Folder 20 Folder 20

Petersburg, 1921

Box 1   Folder 21 Folder 21

Pontiac, circa 1919

Box 1   Folder 22 Folder 22

Shelbyville, undated

Box 1   Folder 23 Folder 23

Springfield, 1858-1923

Box 1   Folder 24 Folder 24

Springfield, 1885-1922

Box 1   Folder 25 Folder 25

Unidentified, circa 1921

Box 1   Folder 26 Folder 26

Subseries 4: Kentucky

Elizabethtown, undated

Box 2   Folder 1 Folder 1

Fayette County, undated

Box 2   Folder 2 Folder 2

Harrodsburg, undated

Box 2   Folder 3 Folder 3

Hodgenville, undated

Box 2   Folder 4 Folder 4

Jefferson County, circa 1922

Box 2   Folder 5 Folder 5

Knob Creek, undated

Box 2   Folder 6 Folder 6

Lee County, undated

Box 2   Folder 7 Folder 7

Middletown, 1893

Box 2   Folder 8 Folder 8

Springfield, undated

Box 2   Folder 9 Folder 9

Trappist, undated

Box 2   Folder 10 Folder 10

Subseries 5: New Jersey

Harrison, 1921

Box 2   Folder 11 Folder 11

Subseries 6: Pennsylvania

Lorane, undated

Box 2   Folder 12 Folder 12

Gettysburg, undated

Box 2   Folder 13 Folder 13

Subseries 7: Virginia

Harrisonburg, undated

Box 2   Folder 14 Folder 14

Lacey Spring, undated

Box 2   Folder 15 Folder 15

North Farnham Parish, undated

Box 2   Folder 16 Folder 16

Subseries 8: West Virginia

Mineral County, 1927

Box 2   Folder 17 Folder 17

Subseries 9: United Kingdom

Great Yarmonth, England, undated

Box 2   Folder 18 Folder 18

Hingham, England, undated

Box 2   Folder 19 Folder 19

Malmesbury, England, undated

Box 2   Folder 20 Folder 20

Swanton-Moreley, England, undated

Box 2   Folder 21 Folder 21

Subseries 10: Unidentified

Unidentified, undated

Box 2   Folder 22 Folder 22

Series II: Civil War Places and Events

Event, Attack on Forts Jackson and St. Phillips, 1862

Box 2   Folder 23 Folder 23

Event, Battle and Retreat from Bull Run, undated

Box 2   Folder 24 Folder 24

Event, Battle of Chapin’s Farm, undated

Box 2   Folder 25 Folder 25

Event, Battle of Malvern Hill, undated

Box 2   Folder 26 Folder 26

Event, Battle of Mill Spring, 1862

Box 2   Folder 27 Folder 27

Event, Battle of Wilson’s Creek, 1861

Box 2   Folder 28 Folder 28

Event, Bombardment of Port Royal and Fort Sumter, 1861

Box 2   Folder 29 Folder 29

Event, Burnside’s Fleet, undated

Box 2   Folder 30 Folder 30

Event, Capture of Roanoke, Island, 1862

Box 2   Folder 31 Folder 31

Event, The Charge of Fredericksburg, VA, undated

Box 2   Folder 32 Folder 32

Event, Death of Sergeant Dyer, 1887

Box 2   Folder 33 Folder 33

Event, Destruction of the Gosport Navy Yard, undated

Box 2   Folder 34 Folder 34

Event, Destruction of the Privateer Petrel, undated

Box 2   Folder 35 Folder 35

Event, Execution of Lincoln Conspirators, 1865

Box 2   Folder 36 Folder 36

Event, The Fall of Reynolds, undated

Box 2   Folder 37 Folder 37

Event, Gen. Kearney’s Charge at the Battle of Chantilly, undated

Box 2   Folder 38 Folder 38

Event, Interview, Generals Sherman and Johnston, undated

Box 2   Folder 39 Folder 39

Event, Shiloh Battlefield and Battle of Stones Creek, 1862-1863

Box 2   Folder 40 Folder 40

Event, Siege of Vicksburg, 1863

Box 2   Folder 41 Folder 41

Event, Struggle on a Bridge during the Retreat from Manassas, undated

Box 2   Folder 42 Folder 42

Event, Surrender of General Lee, undated

Box 2   Folder 43 Folder 43

Event, War Bombed Building, undated

Box 2   Folder 44 Folder 44

Illustrations, undated

Box 2   Folder 45 Folder 45

Map of Gettysburg Battlefield and Hospitals, 1863

Box 2   Folder 46 Folder 46

Newspaper Clippings, 1879

Box 2   Folder 47 Folder 47

Place, Chesapeake Hospital, undated

Box 2   Folder 48 Folder 48

Place, Dumbarton Avenue Methodist Episcopal Church, circa 1850

Box 2   Folder 49 Folder 49

Place, Hampton Roads, VA, undated

Box 3   Folder 1 Folder 1

Place, Interior of U.S. Ironclad Monitor “Montauk,” undated

Box 3   Folder 2 Folder 2

Place, Libby Prison, undated

Box 3   Folder 3 Folder 3

Place, Liberty Hall, undated

Box 3   Folder 4 Folder 4

Place, Prison Camp at Andersonville, undated

Box 3   Folder 5 Folder 5

Place, Richmond Theatre, undated

Box 3   Folder 6 Folder 6

Place, Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument, 1893

Box 3   Folder 7 Folder 7

Place, Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial, undated

Box 3   Folder 8 Folder 8

Place, Vicksburg, MS, undated

Box 3   Folder 9 Folder 9

Place, View in the Shenandoah Valley, undated

Box 3   Folder 10 Folder 10

Place, View of Antietam Battleground, 1862

Box 3   Folder 11 Folder 11

Postcards, undated

Box 3   Folder 12 Folder 12

Scrapbook, The Bloody Cornfield at Antietam, 1900

Box 3   Folder 13 Folder 13

Scrapbook, The Fond of the Potomac River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 14 Folder 14

Scrapbook, 15th Mass Monument at Antietam, 1900

Box 3   Folder 15 Folder 15

Scrapbook, Burnside Bridge at Antietam, 1900

Box 3   Folder 16 Folder 16

Scrapbook, Durkard Church, Antietam, 1900

Box 3   Folder 17 Folder 17

Scrapbook, City Hotel, Antietam, 1900

Box 3   Folder 18 Folder 18

Scrapbook, Hotel Lewis, Hyattstown, MD, 1900

Box 3   Folder 19 Folder 19

Scrapbook, Monocacy River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 20 Folder 20

Scrapbook, Wagon Bridge, Monocacy River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 21 Folder 21

Scrapbook, Pipers Lane, Antietam Battlefield, 1900

Box 3   Folder 22 Folder 22

Scrapbook, Soldiers Monument National Cemetery, Antietam, 1900

Box 3   Folder 23 Folder 23

Scrapbook, D.R. Miller’s House, Antietam, 1900

Box 3   Folder 24 Folder 24

Scrapbook, Monument, Antietam Battlefield, 1900

Box 3   Folder 25 Folder 25

Scrapbook, Road Entering Frederick, MD, 1900

Box 3   Folder 26 Folder 26

Scrapbook, Confederate Fort Evans, 1900

Box 3   Folder 27 Folder 27

Scrapbook, Methodist Episcopal Church, Leesburg, VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 28 Folder 28

Scrapbook, Hotel Linden, Leesburg, VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 29 Folder 29

Scrapbook, “Meade” House, Leesburg, VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 30 Folder 30

Scrapbook, U.S. National Military Cemetery, 1900

Box 3   Folder 31 Folder 31

Scrapbook, Confederate Fort Johnson, Leesburg, VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 32 Folder 32

Scrapbook, Site of Former Prison (John Brown), Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 33 Folder 33

Scrapbook, Stone-walled Road, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 34 Folder 34

Scrapbook, Blackford’s Ford, Potomac River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 35 Folder 35

Scrapbook, Leetown Roller Miller, Leetown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 36 Folder 36

Scrapbook, Ruins of Old Church, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 37 Folder 37

Scrapbook, Old House, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 38 Folder 38

Scrapbook, Keyes Ferry, Shenandoah River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 39 Folder 39

Scrapbook, Court House, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 40 Folder 40

Scrapbook, Watson House, Charlestown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 41 Folder 41

Scrapbook, Home of Major Gen. Charles Lee, Leetown, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 42 Folder 42

Scrapbook, Valley Hotel, Martinsburg, W.VA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 43 Folder 43

Scrapbook, Bluffs, Potomac River, 1900

Box 3   Folder 44 Folder 44

Scrapbook, Monument, “Here General Reynolds Fell,” 1900

Box 3   Folder 45 Folder 45

Scrapbook, Monument, 17th Pennsylvania Cavalry, 1900

Box 3   Folder 46 Folder 46

Scrapbook, Howard Avenue, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 47 Folder 47

Scrapbook, Barn of Christian Breckbill, Greenvillage, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 48 Folder 48

Scrapbook, Bridge over Yellow Breeches, Boiling Springs, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 49 Folder 49

Scrapbook, Soldiers Monument, Carlisle, PA, 1900

Box 3   Folder 50 Folder 50

Scrapbook, Equestrian Statue of General Meade, 1900

Box 4   Folder 1 Folder 1

Scrapbook, Crawford’s Arc, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 2 Folder 2

Scrapbook, Site of General Sickles’ Injury, 1900

Box 4   Folder 3 Folder 3

Scrapbook, Monument, Stephens Battery 5th Maine, 1900

Box 4   Folder 4 Folder 4

Scrapbook, View of Bridge and Monuments, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 5 Folder 5

Scrapbook, Equestrian Statue of Gen. John F. Reynolds, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 6 Folder 6

Scrapbook, Monument, 1st New York Light Infantry, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 7 Folder 7

Scrapbook, Devils Den, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 8 Folder 8

Scrapbook, McCurdy School House, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 9 Folder 9

Scrapbook, Emmittsburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 10 Folder 10

Scrapbook, Franklin Hotel, Carlisle, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 11 Folder 11

Scrapbook, Monument, 1st Mass Infantry, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 12 Folder 12

Scrapbook, Barlow’s Knoll, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 13 Folder 13

Scrapbook, Monument 44th New York Regiment, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 14 Folder 14

Scrapbook, Confederate Avenue, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 15 Folder 15

Scrapbook, Lee’s Headquarters, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 16 Folder 16

Scrapbook, High Water Mark, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 17 Folder 17

Scrapbook, General Meade’s Headquarters, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 18 Folder 18

Scrapbook, Statue, General Warren, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 19 Folder 19

Scrapbook, Monument, General Buford, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 20 Folder 20

Scrapbook, Monument, 90 Pennsylvania Regiment, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 21 Folder 21

Scrapbook, Stone House, Gettysburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 22 Folder 22

Scrapbook, Stone House, Boiling Springs, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 23 Folder 23

Scrapbook, Miller’s Hotel, Chambersburg, PA, 1900

Box 4   Folder 24 Folder 24

Series III: Oversize

The Chattanooga Daily Times, 1895

Box 5   Folder 1 Folder 1

Diagram of the United States, 1861

Box 5   Folder 2 Folder 2

Event, 2nd Battle of Bull Run, VA, 1862

Box 5   Folder 3 Folder 3

Event, Battle, undated

Box 5   Folder 4 Folder 4

Event, Battle of Pea Ridge Ark, 1862

Box 5   Folder 5 Folder 5

Event, Battery “L” 5th U.S. Artillery, Stuart’s Place, undated

Box 5   Folder 6 Folder 6

Event, Execution of Four Conspirators, 1865

Box 5   Folder 7 Folder 7

Event, Grand Review of the Army, Washington, D.C., 1881

Box 5   Folder 8 Folder 8

Event, “In Commemoration of the Glorious Victories of 3rd and 9th of April 1865,” Richmond, VA, 1865

Box 5   Folder 9 Folder 9

Event, Signing of the Proclamation of Emancipation, 1863

Box 5   Folder 10 Folder 10

Event, “Terrific Engagement Between the ‘Monitor’ 2 guns, ‘Merrimac’ 10 guns, 1862

Box 5   Folder 11 Folder 11

Frank Leslie’s Illustrated Newspaper, 1886

Box 5   Folder 12 Folder 12

Map, New Salem, IL, undated

Box 5   Folder 13 Folder 13

Newspaper Clipping, circa 1869

Box 5   Folder 14 Folder 14

Place, Bird’s Eye View of 6th St. Wharf, Washington, D.C., 1863

Box 5   Folder 15 Folder 15

Place, Camp Northumberland, Washington, D.C. 1861

Box 5   Folder 16 Folder 16

Place, Camp Wool, Baltimore, MD, 1862

Box 5   Folder 17 Folder 17

Place, Campbell U.S. General Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 5   Folder 18 Folder 18

Place, Carver Barracks, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 5   Folder 19 Folder 19

Place, Cliffbourne Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1862

Box 5   Folder 20 Folder 20

Place, Douglas and Stanton Hospitals, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 5   Folder 21 Folder 21

Place, Finley U.S. General Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 5   Folder 22 Folder 22

Place, Fort Federal Hill, Baltimore, M.D., 1862

Box 5   Folder 23 Folder 23

Place, Hartford’s Soldiers Memorial, undated

Box 5   Folder 24 Folder 24

Place, Havewood Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 5   Folder 25 Folder 25

Place, Lincoln Hospital, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 5   Folder 26 Folder 26

Place, Lincoln Memorial, Washington, D.C., undated

Box 5   Folder 27 Folder 27

Place, Mount Pleasant Hospitals, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 5   Folder 28 Folder 28

Place, The Republican Wigwam, Chicago, IL, 1860

Box 5   Folder 29 Folder 29

Place, Soldier’s Home, Washington, D.C., 1863

Box 5   Folder 30 Folder 30

Place, Soldiers Rest, Washington, D.C., 1864

Box 5   Folder 31 Folder 31

Place, View of Washington City, D.C., 1862

Box 5   Folder 32 Folder 32

Event, Siege of Atlanta, undated

Box 6   Folder 1 Folder 1

Map of United States, 1861[located in Lincoln Collection Elephants]

Box 6   Folder 2 Folder 2

Place, Bird’s Eye View of Andersonville Prison, undated

Box 6   Folder 3 Folder 3

Place, View of Public Square, Atlanta, GA, 1864

Box 6   Folder 4 Folder 4

Event, Battle of Gettysburg, undated

Folder Ovrz1

Events and Places

Folder Ovrz2

Event, 44th National Encampment, 19-24 September, 1910

Folder Ovrz3