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Nathan Cory Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00047
Scope and Contents Letter written on May 11, 1862 by Sgt. Nathan Cory, a Union soldier, to his brother-in-law, Peter Baley, while Cory was "on the road to Richmond."  The letter describes the Battle of Williamsburg, which occurred on May 5th, and mentions that the Union is pursuing the Confederates who left Yorktown shortly after the battle.    Cory mistakenly dated the letter as April 11th.  However, the postmark on the envelope indicates the letter was written in May, which also aligns with the...
Dates: 1862 April [May] 11

Nelson Deraino Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00337
Scope and Contents

A letter from Nelson Deraino, 20 miles from Richmond, Virginia, to his aunt and uncle, describing the Battle of Williamsburg. Deraino was a member of the 70th New York Infantry. A typescript is included.

Dates: 1862 May 20

Joseph Keith Newell Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00652
Scope and Contents Diary, 19 March 1862 to 24 August 1862, of Joseph Keith Newell, a captain of the 10th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War. Diary runs from March to August of 1862, and describes the life of a Union soldier during the Peninsula Campaign. Describes his trip down the Potomac River from Washington, D.C., to Hampton, Virginia. Also includes a description of the Battle of Williamsburg, 5 May 1862, as well as his observations of the College of William & Mary. Newell also describes his...
Dates: 1862

Officers of 5th Virginia Cavalry Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00303
Scope and Contents

Letter from the officers of 5th Virginia Cavalry, in camp, to Supt. R.S. Morgan, no place. They congratulate him for having been empowered to raise a cavalry company. Signed by Edward C. Fox, Captain, Company E; James H. Allen, Captain, Company H; T.W. Clay, Captain, Company G; William P. Bohannon, 2nd Lieutenant, Company E; E.M. Ware, Lieutenant, Company H; S.W. Lane, Lieutenant, Company H; and J [?] Miller, Captain, Company F.

Dates: 1863 August 12

Oliver H. Sargent Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00336
Scope and Contents

Letter from Oliver H. Sargent in Yorktown Plains, Virginia to a friend, Hoyt, regarding a battle during the opening seige of Yorktown in which his unit, the 22nd Massachusetts participated. The collection includes a cabinet photograph of Oliver Sargent in uniform. Sargent was possibly killed in action by a Confederate landmine, one of the first Union soldiers to be killed in that manner.

Dates: 1862 April 20

W. B. Osgood Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01036
Scope and Contents Diary, 1865-1867, of Warren Bates Osgood (1844-1880), a Methodist preacher based in the Chicago, Illinois area. During the period in which this diary was written, Osgood was working as a teacher to support himsself through his studies.  The diary contains detailed, daily entries by Osgood related to religion, methodism,  looking for a teaching position, the treatment of individuals who have fallen ill, the differences between the North and South after the Civil War, and various sermons he...
Dates: 1865-1867

Robert Ould Letters to Nathaniel Beverley Tucker

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00677
Scope and Contents

Two letters from Robert Ould to Nathaniel Beverly Tucker.

The 1868 letter, written from Richmond, Virginia, is four pages and refers to the punishment being meted out to Southern rebels, especially Jefferson Davis. (Ould was the Confederate chief of the Bureau of the Exchange of Prisoners.)

The 1877 letter is two pages and concerns Ould's son who was on trial for a shooting.  Ould attended the proceedings.

Dates: 1868, 1877

Overton Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 Ov2
Scope and Contents Papers, 1727-1918, chiefly 1781-1875, of members of the related Overton, Ragland, Claybrooke and Hart families of Louisa County, Va. and Haywood Co., Tenn. The early papers are primarily legal documents, accounts and account books of John Ragland and Samuel Ragland and correspondence of the children of Samuel Ragland. After 1797, the collection concerns the legal and business papers of Samuel Overton, Thomas Overton, Waller Overton and Sally Overton Claybrooke. After 1810, the collection...
Dates: 1727-1961; Majority of material found in 1781-1875

Parson Covey Letter

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Identifier: SC 01326
Content Description Three page letter addressed to Cousin from Suffolk, North Carolina, but most likely Suffolk, Virginia as the post cancellation is from Norfolk, Virginia, dated June 1, 1863. Covey writes in reply to his cousin and thanks her for her recent kind letter. He lets her know that he is well even though he faces the enemy often and wishes her and the neighborhood well, too. He reports that John Brink was wounded in the shoulder and is well, but will be mustered out of the Union due to his...
Dates: 1863-06-01

Emanuel Peter Letters

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Identifier: SC 01212
Scope and Contents Letters written primarily by Emmanuel Peter while serving in the 49th Pennsylvania Volunteers and mailed to his family. Includes letters from war camps near Harrisburg, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C. Other locations include Fairfax, Chickahominy, Warwick County, Harrison's Landing, Berryville, Belle Plain, White Oak Church, Rappahannock River, Brandy Station, Petersburg (Weldon Railroad, Fort Hell, Fort Wadsworth), Harper's Ferry, Winchester, Middletown, and Richmond in Virginia. Letters...
Dates: 1861-1865

William H. Phillips Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 P54
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1838-1865, of the Crowder and Phillips families of Lunenburg and Mecklenburg counties, Virginia. Includes letters, 1861-1865, of William H. Phillips while serving in the 14th Virginia Infantry Regiment on Jamestown Island, at Chester, Virginia and near Farmville, Virginia.

Dates: 1838-1865

Pictures of the Present Booklet

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Identifier: SC 00394
Scope and Contents This collection is a booklet of anti-Union cartoons drawn by an unidentified "quondam Virginian." The drawings include the following titles: The Flight from Harrisburg, Lincoln at Dinner. Meditating on the division of the spoils, Gen Winfield shooting off the big guns of the government with the recent inaugural for a porte-fire, "The Virginia Dare -(not)" Ship of the line, and "Last scene of all that ends this strange Pictorial History. Virginia's degradation." A schematic on the back of...
Dates: circa 1859-1862

Poll Book (Luzerne County, Pa.)

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01446
Scope and Contents

Poll book, 11 October, 1864, for Civil War soldiers from Luzerne County, Pennsylvania at the headquarters of the 58th Regiment (Pennsylvania) while stationed at Chaffin's Farms, Virginia. Includes list of soldiers voting, and names and signatures of those appointed clerks and judges. Also includes voting results for national and local elections.

Dates: 1864 October 11

Pollard Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01195
Scope and Contents Correspondence and memoir; 1862-1897, bulk 1862-1866, of Civil War soldier Sergeant Joseph Lawrence Pollard, Co. I, 26th Regiment, Virginia Infantry (Gen. A. P. Hill's division). Letters were written by Pollard to his wife Martha Elizabeth 'Pat' Hutchinson Pollard at 'Rosewood' in the upper part of King and Queen County, Virginia. Letters describe camp life and respond to his wife's news of family and home. Letters were written from Gloucester Point, camp near Richmond, Chaffin's Bluff,...
Dates: 1862-1945

Adam Porter Papers

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Identifier: SC 00359
Scope and Contents

The collection contains the letters of Pvt. Adam Porter of Co. A, 194th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, stationed at Camp Carroll, Md. to his sister and brother-in-law in Williamsport, Pa. He describes camp life. Included is a pen and ink sketch of Porter and a carte-de-visite of him in uniform.

5 items.

Dates: 1864

Mary Elizabeth Latane Waring Poulson Poetry Book

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Identifier: SC 00456
Content Description Black bound poetry journal kept by Mary Elizabeth Latane Waring Poulson, referred to as Bettie throughout the book. Contents are autographs, sketches, and poetic verses from friends and her future husband, Thomas, H.G. Poulson from Accomack County, Virginia, who served in the 46th Regiment of the Virginia Infantry of the Confederate Army. Bettie and Thomas married in 1865 but their marriage was short lived as she died later that same year. Thomas continues writing romantic and loving...
Dates: 1854-1866

Powell Family papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 P875
Scope and Contents Letters and papers of Charles Leven Powell, his wife Selina (Lloyd) Powell and children of Loudoun County, Virginia; Henry, Illinois; Winchester, Virginia; and Alexandria, Virginia.There are also included papers of Charles Leven Powell's father, Cuthbert Powell. Prominent correspondents include Johns Hopkins, Eleanor Agnes Lee, Fitzhugh Lee, George Washington Custis Lee, Mary Anna Randolph (Custis) Lee, Hunter Holmes McGuire and James Monroe.Letters concern Robert Young...
Dates: 1775-1929

Powell Family Papers, Hepburn Addition

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Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2007.110
Scope and Contents This collection contains the correspondence of Leven Powell, James Madison, Charles Leven Powell, Charles Leven Powell, Jr., Selina Powell Hepburn, and others. Recipients include Burr Powell, Cuthbert Powell, Sewell Stavely Hepbron [Hepburn] and others. First 30 years of correspondence is mainly written by or addressed to Leven Powell, detailing his involvement in the Revolutionary War, the Virginia House of Delegates, and the United State Congress, including letters about the Election of...
Dates: 1775-1870

Provision Return for Virginia Volunteers

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Identifier: SC 00370
Scope and Contents

Return for the Engineer Dept. of the 2nd Division, 1st Regt., VA Volunteers, approved by Albert G. Blanchard.

Dates: 1861 June 30

Rawlings Family Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 R20
Scope and Contents Papers, 1842-1863, of the Rawlings family of Brunswick County, Va. Mostly correspondence, 1859-1863, of William Mort Rawlings including his correspondence, 1861-1863, while serving in the 21st Virginia Infantry Regiment with his father Joseph W. Rawlings, mother Martha A. G. Rawlings, sisters Amanda J. Rawlings and Henrietta V. Rawlings, and brothers Robert Larkin Rawlings (also serving in the Confederate States Army), J. S. Rawlings and P. H. Rawlings. Also includes indenture, 1842, between...
Dates: 1842-1863

Rufus S. Read Civil War Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00735
Scope and Contents

Diary, 1861-1864 of Rufus S. Read (b. 1840) a Union soldier of Pennsylvania. He mustered into Company "K", Pennsylvania 31st Infantry on 5/27/1861 as a musician, and into 2nd Company, U.S. Light Artillery in 1862. For a preliminary description, provided by the seller, see finding aid link below.

Dates: 1861-1864

R.H. Woolworth Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00327
Scope and Contents

A letter from R.H. Woolworth, Union soldier, Camp near Falmouth, Va. to his sister Anna Woolworth, Westchester, Penn. He relates news of troop movements, bridges, Fredericksburg inhabitants, and the rumored removal of General McCall.

Dates: 1862 May 5

Richard Holt Vaughn Certificate of Enlistment

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Identifier: SC 00367
Scope and Contents

The enlisted certificate of Richard Holt Vaughn of Chesterfield Co., VA, for service into the Confederate States Marine Corps.

Dates: 1864 August 6

W. Bat Riddick Scrapbook

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Sc41 Oversize
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, circaa. 1900, of newspaper clippings, many undated, glorifying the Southern cause during the Civil War. Includes articles about Confederate dead, monuments and reminiscences of battle. May have been compiled by W. Bat Riddick who had served as a private in Company E, 25th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army.

Dates: circa 1900

Ritchie-Harrison Papers

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Identifier: 01/Mss. 65 R51
Scope and Contents Papers, 1807-1938, but mainly 1830-1870, of the Ritchie and Harrison families. Includes letters, documents and a diary of members of the family of Thomas Ritchie, his wife Isabella (Foushee) Ritchie and ten of their twelve children of Richmond, Va., "Brandon," Prince George County, Va. and Washington, D.C. There are letters, 1847-1848, of Dr. Robert Ruffin Ritchie in Mexico and letters, 1849-1860, of George Ritchie while serving in the United States Navy. Many prominent...
Dates: 1807-1938; Majority of material found in 1830-1870

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Coalter, John, 1769-1838 3
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Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 3
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert, 1810-1894 3
Hill, D. H. (Daniel Harvey), 1821-1889 3
Hope, James Barron, 1829-1887 3
James River and Kanawha Canal (Va.) 3
Jenkins, Albert Gallatin 3
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 3
Taliaferro family 3
Tucker 3
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 3
Washington family 3
Williamsburg Historic Records Association (Williamsburg, Va.) 3
Wise, Henry A. (Henry Alexander), 1806-1876 3
Beauregard, Pierre Gustave Toutant, 1818-1893 2
Braxton family 2
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Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
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Johnson, Bradley T., b. 1829 2
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Letcher, John, 1813-1884 2
Loring, William Wing 2
Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871 2
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Randolph, John, 1773-1833 2
Robertson Hospital (Richmond, Va.) 2
Robinson, John M. (John Moncure), 1835-1893 2
Rogers, Powell Burwell, 1909-1976 2
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Tompkins, Sally Louisa, 1833-1916 2
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Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley, 1820-1890 2
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Adee, Etta 1
Albree, John 1
Alfriend, Frank H., 1841-1887 1
Alfriend, Frank Heath 1
Allen, James H. 1
Allison White and Company 1
Allkind, John O. 1
Anderson Gallery 1
Anthony, Charles Lewis 1
Archer, William Segar, 1789-1855 1
Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities--History. 1
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Aubin, Joshua Harris 1
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Austin, Archibald, 1772-1837 1
Ballantine, Elisha (Rev.) 1
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