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American soldiers' writings

To honor American soldiers and veterans of all generations, the following is a sample listing of LaRC archival collections which include original soldiers' writings, in their letters or in diaries.  Several represented here spent time as prisoners of war on American soil. Some died during military service, while others lived long celebrated lives. de Marigny family papers, 1736-1917.   Manuscripts Collection 416  Smith and Pullen families papers, 1772-1872.    Manuscripts Collection 958  John W. Labouisse papers, 1779-1921 (bulk 1856-1869).   Manuscripts Collection 614  Ogden, Murdock, and Cox families papers, 1794-1990. Manuscripts Collection 400  Ker and Texada families papers, 1813-1922. Manuscripts Collection 545  Everett family papers, 1818-1955. Manuscripts Collection 79  Pritchett and Larose families papers, 1819-1973 (bulk 1860s-1880s). Manuscripts Collection 916 Stibbs family papers, 1819-1990s (bulk 1859-1866). Manuscript