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

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. 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, for example,
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, which range from 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, include eight
million items from the Library of Congress and other major repositories.

Please submit any questions you may have about the collection
using the American Memory web form available at: