date(s):
1863-1922
subject(s):
Veterans; Civil War, 1861-1865; Mississippi River; Armed Forces; Biography
place(s):
United States
type(s):
Documentary Artifacts; Collection
A0339 Crandall, Warren D. Research Collection Inventory of Warren D. Crandall Research Collection A0339 EAD by Jaime Bourassa using ArchivesSpace Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center 2017 225 S. Skinker Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63105 archives@mohistory.org URL: This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on 2018-09-27 06:36:40 -0500 . English Describing Archives: A Content Standard English Missouri Historical Society Library and Research Center Warren D. Crandall Research Collection Crandall, Warren D., -1919 A0339 0.4 Cubic Feet (1 box) 1863-1922 1887-1909 Processing Information Processed by Molly Kodner, September 1998. Donor Information Not available. Biographical Sketch During the Civil War, Warren Crandall served in the Mississippi Marine Brigade as 1st lieutenant on the ram Lioness . The Mississippi River Ram Fleet was formed by Charles Ellet in March 1862 and was succeeded by the Mississippi Marine Brigade. The Marine Brigade was recruited largely from other army organizations, under the authority of the War Department. The men were mustered out of service in December 1864. Following the war, Crandall practiced law in St. Louis and Brookfield, Missouri, and was editor of the Brookfield Gazette . He died June 30, 1919, in St. Louis. Scope and Contents Collection contains correspondence and reminiscences of veterans of the Mississippi River Ram Fleet and the Mississippi Marine Brigade to Warren D. Crandall, and also material gathered by Crandall for his book, History of the Ram Fleet and Mississippi Marine Brigade , published in 1907. The bulk of the correspondence contains responses from veterans of the Mississippi Marine Brigade to invitations from Crandall to attend reunions of the brigade. Occasionally the correspondence contains reminiscences or other accounts of war service; these instances are noted in this inventory. The collection also contains biographical sketch forms filled out by veterans. Arrangement The collection is arranged in the following three series: Reminiscences and Correspondence Series , Biographical Sketch Forms Series , and Miscellaneous Series . The Reminiscences and Correspondence Series contains reminiscences and correspondence of veterans to Warren Crandall. These items are filed alphabetically by the veteran’s name. The Biographical Sketch Forms Series contains 115 forms filled out by veterans for the biographical appendix to Crandall's History of the Ram Fleet and Mississippi Marine Brigade . These forms contain the veteran’s name, address, birthplace, birth date, and service information (filed alphabetically). A listing of the names of the veterans who filled out these forms appears at the end of this inventory. The Miscellaneous Series contains correspondence, notes, receipts, accounts, and other papers relating to Crandall and the Mississippi River Ram Fleet and the Mississippi Marine Brigade. Conditions Governing Access The collection is open for research use. Conditions Governing Use For permission to publish, quote from, or reproduce material in this collection, please contact the Archives Reference Desk at archives@mohistory.org . Copyright restrictions may apply. The researcher assumes full responsibility for comforming to the laws of copyright. Physical and Technical Requirements There are no physical or technical restrictions. Preferred Citation Warren D. Crandall Research Collection, Missouri Historical Society Archives, St. Louis. Mississippi -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Mississippi River -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 Tennessee -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- Armed Forces United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Naval operations Veterans -- United States Vicksburg (Miss.) -- History -- Siege, 1863 United States. Army. Mississippi Marine Brigade Reminiscences and Correspondence Series Alcorn, Joseph. (9 items) 1899-1906 1 1 Barnes, Chancey W. (2 items). Letter dated July 17, 1887, contains an account of the siege of Vicksburg. 1887 July 17, Aug 18 1 2 Beach, William H. (9 items) 1887-1903 1 3 Beam, Henry C. (15 items) 1887-1906 1 4 Betts, Robert H. (4 items) 1887-1907 1 5 Biggs, J.B. (1 item) 1887 July 20 1 6 Brown, Peter. (1 item) 1894 Oct 4 1 7 Brownson, G.B. (1 item) 1887 June 26 1 8 Corpe, Theron F. (16 items) 1887-1906 1 9 Couden, Henry N. (2 items). Letter dated January 24, 1903, contains an account of his activity during a skirmish at Austin, Mississippi. 1903 Jan 24, Aug 10 1 10 Crandall, J.R. (3 items). Contains two reminiscences with accounts of skirmishes near Rodney, Mississippi. 1903 Aug 18 1 11 Dean, John. (1 item) 1887 June 28 1 12 DeCoster, Francisco V. (2 items). Contains undated reminiscence of a skirmish at Austin, Mississippi, on May 24, 1863. 1903 July 22 1 13 Doss, Sylvester. (1 item). Contains brief description of the destruction of the U.S. Ram Lancaster . 1894 Oct 8 1 14 Fitch, John K. (3 items) 1887-1895 1 15 Forse, David (1 item). Contains brief account of the first mission of the U.S. Ram Lioness with list of crew. 1895 Jan 27 1 16 Fulkerson, Josiah Marion. (17 items) 1887-1904 1 17 Gregg, Perry (1 item). Contains several verses of a poem by Gregg describing the destruction of ships near Memphis. 1902 Sept 1 1 18 Harbour, J.H.S. (6 items) 1889-1899 1 19 Harper, James P. (2 items) 1887-1888 1 20 Haughey, F.M. (8 items) 1887-1907 1 21 Hicks, William H. (8 items) 1887-1890 1 22 Hubbell, Orson. (2 items) 1904 July 28, Sept 27 1 23 Hultz, Zedick. (1 item) 1887 June 3 1 24 Kemble, George W. (3 items) 1889-1903 1 25 Knight, Robert (1 item). Letter written by Louis K. Gillson regarding information for claim of Robert Knight's widow. 1891 Mar 13 1 26 Larson, George. (4 items) 1889-1896 1 27 Lasier, S.D. (1 item) 1889 Aug 24 1 28 Launer, Charles. (1 item) 1894 Sept 23 1 29 Lofton, Isaac. (2 items) 1889 1 30 McClain, James D. (14 items). Includes ten letters of McClain's wife, Mary, describing her husband's failing mental health and problem getting a pension. 1889-1909 1 31 McCormick, H.F. (4 items) 1887-1889 1 32 McMahan, R.W. (2 items) 1888-1891 1 33 Metz, J.H. (1 item) 1891 July 12 1 34 Murphy, R.S. (1 item). List of officers and members of the Mississippi Marine Brigade. 1887 June 14 1 35 Neville, Ira E. (1 item) No date 1 36 Overton, George W. (9 items) 1887-1899 1 37 Peters, Thomas. (1 item) 1887 July 4 1 38 Phelps, Marcus E. (20 items) 1887-1906 1 39 Pinnick, William. (4 items) 1895-1899 1 40 Purdy, James K. (attorney for the brigade) (2 items). Letter dated August 20, 1889, provides account of Purdy's meeting with Abraham Lincoln to obtain discharge for the brigade. 1889 Mar 24, Aug 20 1 41 Reed, Joseph A. (1 item). Letter signed G.W. Marlate provides information on Reed's location. 1887 June 27 1 42 Salter, Henry V. (3 items). Includes one letter signed Miss L.M. Salter. 1887-1895 1 43 Sanford, L.B. (2 items). Includes newspaper clipping of Sanford's recollections of the ram fleet. 1887 Aug 29 1 44 Sickal, Peter A. (8 items) 1887-1906 1 45 Steelman, M.A. (1 item) 1887 July 22 1 46 Stiles, John H. (1 item) 1895 Nov 22 1 47 Tatman, J.W. (4 items). Includes one letter from Tatman's wife informing Crandall of the death of her husband. 1887-1896 1 48 Taylor, David. (1 item) 1895 Apr 10 1 49 Terwilliger, Charles F. (16 items) 1887-1906 1 50 Tripp, David. (1 item) 1887 July 11 1 51 Unknown author (4 items). Contains reminiscence of building artillery battery across from Vicksburg during the siege in June 1863. 1897 Aug 19 1 52 Vaughan, W.R. (1 item) 1887 July 13 1 53 Walker, John. (1 item) 1918 Sept 30 1 54 Warren, W.F. (22 items) 1887-1906 1 55 Wilson, Henry. (1 item) 1887 June 27 1 56 Wyble, W.F. (1 item). Includes list of crew on U.S. Ram Lioness . 1904 Nov 1 1 57 Biographical Sketch Forms Series Adams, James Christopher. 1 58 Adams, John Q. 1 58 Adams, Stephen G. 1 58 Albright, William O. 1 58 Badgley, Theodore M. 1 58 Bailey, George Warren. 1 58 Ballard, Robert E. 1 58 Barnes, John C. 1 58 Beach, James A. 1 58 Beach, William H. 1 58 Bishop, R.H. 1 58 Brooks, James C. 1 58 Buffington, Samuel. 1 58 Byerly, Alexander C. 1 58 Case, Gideon S. 1 58 Cleal, Simeon. 1 58 Corpe, Theron F. 1 58 Couden, Henry Noble. 1 58 Cunninghom, Thomas. 1 58 Decker, Adam. 1 58 DeCoster, Franceseo V. 1 58 Doss, Sylvester. 1 58 Dotson, W.H. 1 58 Elliott, Napoleon B. 1 58 Eubanks, Daniel. 1 58 Ewing, Samuel J. 1 58 Fawcett, Asa. 1 58 Felton, William H. 1 58 Fisher, Samuel. 1 58 Fowler, Theron H. 1 58 Fulkerson, Josiah M. 1 58 Haigh, Lewis D. 1 59 Hallowell, Charles H. 1 59 Hamilton, John. 1 59 Herren, Andrew P. 1 59 Hewes, John S.S. 1 59 Hogan, Hall W. 1 59 Hogle, Daniel P. 1 59 Isaacs, Charles C. 1 59 Jacobs, Theodore. 1 59 Jordan, William. 1 59 Josting, Gerard Henry. 1 59 Keeler, Bronson C. 1 59 Kemble, G.W. 1 59 Kirkham, Edw. 1 59 Krebs, Frank. 1 59 LaMoreux, Monmoth. 1 59 Larson, Gunner. 1 59 Libbing, Henry H. 1 59 Lincoln, Ed N. 1 59 Linfor, John. 1 59 Lister, John W. 1 59 Luby, Maurice. 1 59 McClain, James D. 1 59 McMickle, Union. 1 59 McNew, Stepen A. 1 59 McQuiston, Thomas. 1 59 Mallory, Festus Clark. 1 59 Mason, Dwight Bisco. 1 59 Moon, Edwin. 1 59 Moore, William. 1 59 Morrin, Thos. D. 1 59 Morris, Walter. 1 59 Murphy, Robert S. 1 59 Newell, I.D. 1 59 Norton, Charles. 1 59 Owens, John A.H. 1 59 Peffer[?], Dudley H. 1 60 Peters, Wm. S. 1 60 Phelps, Marcus E. 1 60 Pierce, Almon J. 1 60 Roberts, George. 1 60 Robertson, John S. 1 60 Root, Marcus. 1 60 Rossall, Lawrence. 1 60 Rouse, William H. 1 60 Salmon, John V. 1 60 Sanders, William K. 1 60 Sanford, Lewis B. 1 60 Schoch, Conrad. 1 60 Scrivens, Dickerson. 1 60 Sickal, James. 1 60 Sickal, Peter A. 1 60 Smith, Henry G. 1 60 Snyder, James W. 1 60 Spencer, David E. 1 60 Spilman, John Jasper. 1 60 Stevens, John H. 1 60 Stewart, Silas. 1 60 Taylor, David S. 1 60 Taylor, Francis A. 1 60 Terwilliger, Charles F. 1 60 Vaughn, T.J. 1 60 Vaughan, Josiah W. 1 60 Vogler, Tobias. 1 60 Walker, John E. 1 60 Wapler, Otto. 1 60 Warren, William. 1 60 Wathan, George. 1 60 Watkins, William. 1 60 Welch, Richard. 1 60 Wirt, Henry J.F. 1 60 Wiseman, Levi. 1 60 Wood, Gibson A. 1 60 Worcester, Julius J. 1 60 Wayman, John. 1 60 Weible, William F. 1 60 Whitney, John F. 1 60 Zimmerman, John. 1 60 Miscellaneous Series Correspondence of Warren D. Crandall with James K. Perriman, James W. Whittlesey, and J.H. Stevens, officers of the Society of Survivors, Mississippi River Ram Fleet and Marine Brigade. (9 items) 1909-1917 1 61 Warren D. Crandall's notes copied from published sources. (11 items) No date 1 62 Warren D. Crandall’s receipts and accounts. (34 items) 1902-1908 1 63 Lists of members and correspondence regarding lists. (4 items) 1891-1905; no date 1 64 Contemporary copy of handbill to recruit convalescent soldiers to join the Mississippi Marine Brigade. (1 item) 1864 Sept 11 1 65 Circular letter of Clark Wright, Cincinnati, Ohio, to the enlisted members of the late Mississippi Marine Brigade informing the brigade of its discharge from service. (1 item) 1864 Dec 21 1 65 Mrs. Logan’s tribute to General Ellet, transcribed from the Washington Post . (1 item) [1895] 1 65 Two printed cards noting the Civil War record of Grand Army of the Republic member James W. Whittlesey. (2 items) 1919, 1922 1 65 Photocopies of newspaper clippings regarding the Mississippi Marine Brigade, including an obituary of Leander Adams and a list of boats in the Mississippi Squadron. (8 pages) 1863-1905 1 66 Clippings from the Ram Fleet Recorder and Mississippi Marine Brigade Historian . (4 items) 1891-1895 1 67