Noah Hart Digital Collection

Noah Hart Papers

The Noah Hart Papers, Dominican’s first digital collection, is up.

The collection consists mainly of correspondence during the Civil War from Captain Noah Hart (1813-1891) to his wife Emily Julia Peck Hart (1824-1884). Hart enlisted in the 10th Michigan Infantry in 1862 and remained in the service until 1865, moving through Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia.

The letters provide information on the everyday life of the regiment including health and nutrition, supplies, sleeping conditions, weather, pay, and matters back home in Michigan. Of particular note are the letters of July and August 1864 regarding General Sherman’s siege of Atlanta.

The papers also contain Hart’s military records, a portion of his diary, correspondence from Noah and Emily to their son Clarence in the 1880s, a Hart family genealogy beginning in 1605, clippings and publications about Hart family members, and a small selection of photographs.

Annia Hart (maiden name Keating), a 1927 graduate of Rosary College donated the materials in 1967 as the “Stephen Hart Genealogy”. Annia’s husband, Stephen Hart, was Noah Hart’s grandson. Annia’s son, Patrick, later authorized the digitization of the collection.

Please direct questions about this digital collection to or 708-524-6884.