Consists primarily of documents and papers relating to Captain David Evander Straight, 1832-1902, and the 100th Regiment, United States Colored Infantry, in the Civil War. The majority of the items in the collection are official inventories and reports of equipment and supplies of Captain Straight and other members of the regiment, many of which originated when the regiment was at Beuton Barracks outside of St. Louis, Missouri, November-December 1865. Among the items in this collection are clothing receipt rolls that include the names of the soldiers. Also present is one letter, dated July 16, 1865, special orders sent to Captain Straight for 1864-1865, and a pension certificate and voucher dated 1881. Seven empty envelopes and a theatre announcement for "Jim the Penman," written by Sir Charles Young, complete the collection.
Straight, David Evander, 1832-1902.
Lilly Library LMC 2498