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Drawing of the Oldest Church in America at Hampton, Va.

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00143
Scope and Contents Drawing done in pen and ink circa late 1862 that depicts the ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton, Va. The label written under the drawing reads, "The oldest Church in America at Hampton, Va., destroyed with the City of Hampton by the Rebels under Gen'l Magruder. Respectfully dedicated to Col. v. Buren, Adt. Genl T. C. of A. by Charles Worret."  Another section reads, "Drawn by Lieut. Charles Worret 20th Reg. N.Y. Vols."  C. Worret is also written within the drawing on the trunk...
Dates: circa 1862

Duval Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00250
Scope and Contents Material collected by Mollie Wellford (Taliaferro) Duval including: Taliaferro family papers, 1825-1872, which include two letters written from Richmond, Va. in June and July 1862 from John P. Taliaferro of the 26th Regt. Va. Vols., C.S.A., to his wife, with news of Civil War battles, causalities, friends, and relatives; collected genealogical material of the following families of Gloucester Co., Va.: Wormeley, Wellford, Duval, Walke, Taliaferro, Tayloe, Nelson, Perrin, Taylor, Jones,...
Dates: 1825-1872

Eastern State Hospital Records

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01415
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of material, chiefly 1862-1868, relating to Eastern Lunatic Asylum (now Eastern State Hospital), Williamsburg, Va. Includes correspondence, a list of female patients and "coloured" female patients, patient reports, and requisition orders of Dr. Peter Wager, director of the hospital during the Union occupation of Williamsburg. There are also replies, 1956-1957, to inquiries for information about Dr. John de Sequeyera [or Sequeyra], a physician at the hospital from...
Dates: 1862-1868, 1956-1957; Majority of material found in 1862-1868

E.B. Branch Telegram

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00315
Scope and Contents

Message from E.B. Branch, Petersburg, Va., to John Moncure Robinson, Engineer F. [?] C., Care of Q.M. General. "The Comet" [a railroad engine?] will be ready Saturday night. He plans to have her in No. 6. He requests a telegraph from Mr. Gill.

Dates: 1865 January 26

E.B. Ellicott Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00300
Scope and Contents

Letter from E.B. Ellicott, Richmond, Va., to Hon. Robert Ould, Commissioner, Va. He asks for the release of William L. Ellicott of the 49th Va., who was wounded at the battle of Seven Pines, discharged for being permanently disabled, then reenrolled by Lt. Graves at Orange Court House, furloughed, then captured near Manassas, Va.

Dates: 1863 June 24

Edgar Steele Letter to John Debow

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01325
Content Description Four page letter and corresponding envelope from a camp near Newport News, Virginia. Steele was a Private in Company "B" of the 85th New York Infantry. In his letter he describes his arduous journey to Alexandria, Virginia and then his voyage aboard a ship to Fortress Monroe, Virginia. He noted the the extensive burned ruins of Hampton and surrounding areas by the Rebel troops and described his picket duty along the Yorktown Road. Steele noted the proximity of the vast numbers of Rebel...
Dates: April 13, 1862

Henry E. Edmunds Letter to Claiborne G. Barksdale

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00619
Scope and Contents

Letter written by Henry E. Edmunds to Claiborne G. Barksdale, a member of the 14th Virginia Regiment, about the patriotic fervor of the early days of the American Civil War, shortly after Virginia ceded from the Union the month before. In the letter, Edmunds wrote of Barksdale joining the Virginia troops, how Edmunds would make a great soldier if he was younger, a local man named Townes gathering up troops to join the fight, and the great condition of the wheat crop.

Dates: 1861 May 22

Edward R. Yoder Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00349
Scope and Contents

A letter from Edward R. Yoder to his cousin E.J. Ransome describing a school in Yorktown, Virginia, where a Northern Quaker, Nancy Battie, and other teachers are educating freedmen. He also tells of an attempt to recruit these freedmen for the army and local home defense unit. He remarks on the raising of a bell, which once belonged to a Yorktown church, in the schoolhouse.

Dates: 1864 October 25

Edward Restieaux Ledger

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00178
Scope and Contents

Ledger, 1863-1864, of Captain Edward Restieaux, the chief quartermaster of the Pennsylvania Reserves Divison under General Samuel Crawford. This ledger is a list of medicines given to soliders, and include the name of the medicine, amount given, and to whom it was given. Medicines given include potassium chlorate, bismuth, camphor, glycerin, and morphine, among many others.

Dates: 1863-1864

Edward Rush Young Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00333
Scope and Contents

The diary of Edward Rush Young, Camp Island, Jamestown Island, Virginia, June 2-September 6, 1861, describes the challenges and minutiae of camp life and skirmishes. Typescript. The diary was transcribed by Morrison Bennett in 1987.

Dates: 1861, 1987

Edward Southey Joynes Letters and Drawing

 Collection
Identifier: UA 6.092
Scope and Contents The collection includes three letters and a pastel drawing.The first letter, dated May 29, 1860, was written to former U. S. President and William & Mary alumnus John Tyler, who was serving as Chancellor in 1860, about the views of the faculty and the organization of the curriculum. The second letter, dated November 5, 1863, was written by Joynes to R. G. H. Kean, about Mary Southall of Williamsburg. He states she is a refugee and provides a recommendation for her employment...
Dates: 1860, 1863, 1866

Edward T. Penny Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00373
Dates: 1863-04-19

Elizabeth Schooley Dutton signed autograph book collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01796
Content Description

This collection contains two autograph books documenting short verses and signatures from various individuals. The autograph books have different owners including one identified only as Thamison and another as Mary. The books have different cover styles and contain autographs from Elizabeth Schooley Dutton (1839-1927) and her family.

Dates: 1839-1927

Emma Virginia Hatfield Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 H31
Scope and Contents Letters received chiefly by Emma Virginia "Ginnie" (Frye) Hatfield of Rockingham County and Augusta County, Virginia and West Virginia from her brothers Hiram E. "Hiley" Hatfield of Georgia, who served in the Civil War in the Valley Brass Band, 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment; and John F. Hatfield, who also served in the Civil War under the 10th Virginia Infantry Regiment. There are also many letters to Ginny from her brother-in-law and sister, James W. Thomas and Mary M. "Molly" Thomas of...
Dates: 1845-1890

Typescript Letters of Moses Ethriage

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00500
Scope and Contents

Four typescript letters; May-Oct. 1863; of Moses Ethriage, a CSA soldier stationed in North Carolina and at Sullivan's Island, SC. Letters discuss camp life and home conditions.

Dates: circa 1976

Benjamin Stoddert Ewell Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 Ew3
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials dated 1784-1934. It includes correspondence, legal papers, and accounts, chiefly 1830-1892, of Benjamin S. Ewell, professor at the U.S. Military Academy, Hampden-Sydney College, Washington and Lee College, and the College of William and Mary (which he served as acting president, 1848-1849, and president, 1854-1888). Letters from Ewell during the Civil War when he was assistant adjutant-general to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston are included as well. Among the...
Dates: 1784-1934; Majority of material found in 1830-1892

Fifth New York Volunteer Infantry Monument Commission Minute Book

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Mi12
Scope and Contents

Minute book 1905-1906, of the Monument Commission of the Fifth New York Volunteer Infantry, "Duryea"s Zouaves," organized to erect a monument on the Battlefield of Bull Run (Manassas) under the authorization of the New York State Legislature. The volume includes black and white photographs of the site, the monument, the gate, and the officers of the commission.

Dates: 1905-1906

Hamilton Fish Collection

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00808
Scope and Contents Eleven items: (1) Calling card of Secretary of State and Mrs. Fish at home, 8 January [1875]; (2) 2 January 1876 (ALS) Fish to Tucker thanking him for his best wishes; (3) Printed form filled in by hand 28 January 1876 sending Tucker a book; (4) (ALS) Fish to Tucker 30 November 1876--Fish confined to home by work; (5) 24 February n.d. (ALS), Invites Tucker to his home; (6) ALS 23 September 1878 (4 pp.) people are still making trouble out of the...
Dates: 1875-1887

Fletcher Family Papers

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Identifier: MS 00216
Scope and Contents Three letterpress copy books of the Fletcher Family.  The books are written by a woman, possibly from Georgia. The writer is an ancestor of the donor, Dr. John S. Fletcher.  Partial signatures suggest Joan and Hownick. Msv. 1 has some water damage and much faded ink.  Cover unattached.  Includes a few pages of transcript from letters written from Richmond, Virginia from July 22-26, 1861.  Carbon paper in back of book.  July-September 1861. Describes traveling from...
Dates: 1861-1867

John Buchanan Floyd Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 65 F59
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1831-1863, of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, United States Secretary of War and Confederate general. The papers, chiefly 1850-1862, concern the three positions he held. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Houston, Benjamin Huger, Alexander von Humboldt, R. M. T. Hunter, Charles James Faulkner, Jenny Lind, James Murray Mason, William Ballard Preston, Winfield Scott, John Tyler, Daniel Webster and the Duke of Wellington.

Dates: 1831-1862

Floyd-Johnston-Preston Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2002.37
Scope and Contents Letters and papers of the Floyd, Johnston, and Preston families, as well as newspaper articles principally concerning Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Judge Robert William Hughes. The central figures in the collection include Gen. John Preston, his brother Gen. Francis Preston, Gen Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891), his niece, Eliza Hughes (1825-1908), and Harriet Lane, niece of President Buchanan. The collection also contains the correspondence of or papers relating to Congressman Charles C....
Dates: 1753-1940

Forbes Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 F74
Scope and Contents This collection contains the Civil War letters of the Forbes family of Buckingham County, Virginia, which includes letters written by John R. Forbes (18th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army), Claude O. Forbes (57th Virginia Infantry), William H. Forbes (18th Virginia Infantry), P.A. Forbes (civilian in Buckingham County, Va.) and Benjamin P. Smith (18th Virginia Infantry). The topics include the health of soldiers, requesting food and clothing, hired enslaved individuals, black...
Dates: 1862-1865

Louis Fortescue Diary

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Identifier: Mss. MsV D30
Scope and Contents Diary written by Louis Fortescue, a Captain of the Signal Corps, while a Union Prisoner of War at the "Asylum Prison" in Columbia, South Carolina up to his arrival in his home state, probably Pennsylvania.  Dates from January 11 - March 12, 1865.  He writes about the prison conditions, food and treatment of prisoners at both the Asylum Prison and the prison in Charlotte, North Carolina.  Beginning February 14, he and 550 officers travel on the top of a train to Charlotte, NC from Columbia,...
Dates: 1865

Frank C. Park Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00332
Scope and Contents

Letter from Frank C. Park, an Union soldier, while in Williamsburg, to his family about the Battle of Williamsburg. He served with the 10th Massachusetts Regiment. He describes the fighting, the dead and the wounded. Typescript is included.

Dates: 1862 May 5

Frank H. Miller Scrapbook

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Sc16
Scope and Contents

Scrapbook, circa 1862-1865, of Frank H. Miller, attorney of Augusta County, [Ga.?] which contains newspaper clippings concerning compulsory military service in the Confederate army pasted into a daybook belonging to Miller.

Dates: circa 1862-1865

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Yorktown (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 23
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives--Union. 21
Account books 19
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Diaries 17
Receipts (financial records) 16
Williamsburg, Battle of, Williamsburg, Va., 1862 16
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives 15
Peninsular Campaign, 1862 13
Slavery--Virginia--19th century 13
Letters (correspondence) 12
Typescripts 12
Poems 11
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 11
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 11
Scrapbooks 11
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Manuscripts (document genre) 9
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans 9
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American Civil War, 1861-1865 8
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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 8
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Women--Virginia--Social life and customs 8
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 7
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century 7
United States--History--Mexican War, 1845-1848 7
United States--Slavery 7
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century 6
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 31st 6
Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of, 1862 6
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Military discharges--1860-1870. 6
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 6
Orders (military records) 6
Publications 6
Speeches 6
Transcripts 6
Virginia--Maps 6
West Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 6
Agendas (administrative records) 5
American poetry--19th century 5
Bull Run, 1st Battle of, Va., 1861 5
College of William and Mary--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 5
Merchants--Virginia--History--19th century 5
Notebooks 5
Siege of Petersburg, Va. (Richmond-Petersburg Campaign), 1864-1865 5
Slavery--Virginia--History--19th century 5
Virginia--History--19th century 5
Bull Run, 2nd Battle of, Va.,1862 4
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 14th 4
Courts-martial and courts of inquiry--United States 4
Farm management--Virginia--History--19th century 4
Fort Monroe (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 4
Georgia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 4
Goochland County (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Military records 4
Newspapers 4
Norfolk (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Pamphlets 4
Photostats 4
Portsmouth (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Richmond (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Rockingham County (Va.)--History--19th century 4
Slavery--Southern States--History 4
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives. 4
United States. Navy--History--Civil War 4
Virginia--Genealogy 4
Virginia--History--Colonial period, ca. 1600-1775 4
Virginia--Politics and Government--19th century 4
Virginia--Social life and customs--19th century 4
Wren Building (Williamsburg, Va.) 4
African Americans--Virginia--Williamsburg 3
Agriculture--Virginia--History 3
Antietam, Battle of, Md., 1862 3
Augusta County (Va.)--History--19th century 3
Certificates 3
Chancellorsville (Va.), Battle of, 1863 3
College of William and Mary--History--20th century 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 13th 3
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 1st. 3
Cotton trade--Southern States--History--19th century 3
Daybooks 3
Diplomas 3
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College of William and Mary--Alumni and alumnae 10
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 7
Coleman, Cynthia Beverley Tucker Washington, 1832-1908 5
Lee, Robert Edward, 1807-1870 5
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Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family 4
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 4
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891 4
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 4
Tyler Family 4
Brown, Frances Bland Coalter, 1835-1894 3
Brown, Henry Peronneau, 1883-1942 3
Coalter family 3
Coalter, John, 1769-1838 3
Coleman family 3
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
Brown family 2
Bruton Parish Church (Williamsburg, Va.) 2
Coalter, Maria Rind, d. 1792 2
Coalter, St. George Tucker, 1809-1839 2
Colonial Williamsburg Foundation 2
Confederate States of America. Army. 2
Democratic Party (U.S.) 2
Eastern State Hospital (Va.) 2
Fitzhugh family 2
Fitzhugh, H. 2
Floyd, John Buchanan, 1806-1863 2
Gilmer, Thomas Walker 2
Harrison family 2
Hughes family 2
Hughes, Robert William 2
Humboldt, Alexander von, 1769-1859 2
Jefferson, Thomas, 1743-1826 2
Johnson, Bradley T., b. 1829 2
Lee family 2
Letcher, John, 1813-1884 2
Loring, William Wing 2
Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871 2
Powell, Charles Leven (1804-1896) 2
Randolph, John, 1773-1833 2
Robertson Hospital (Richmond, Va.) 2
Robinson, John M. (John Moncure), 1835-1893 2
Rogers, Powell Burwell, 1909-1976 2
Taliaferro family. 2
Tompkins, Sally Louisa, 1833-1916 2
Tucker, Henry St. George, 1780-1848 2
Tucker, Nathaniel Beverley, 1820-1890 2
Tucker-Coleman Family 2
Tyler family 2
Tyler, John, Jr., 1819-1896 2
Tyler, Lyon Gardiner, 1853-1935 2
Tyler, Robert, 1816-1878 2
United States Senate 2
University of Virginia 2
Virginia House of Delegates 2
Whig Party (U.S.) 2
Wythe, George, 1726-1806 2
Adams, J. M. 1
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
Atlanta (Ironclad) 1
Aubin, Joshua Harris 1
Austin family 1
Austin, Archibald, 1772-1837 1
Ballantine, Elisha (Rev.) 1
Ballentine family 1
Barker Family 1
Barker family 1
Barker, John H 1
Barker, John H. 1
Barksdale, Claiborne G 1
Barron, James, 1769-1851 1
Battaile family 1
Baytop family 1
Baytop, Lucy Taliaferro Catlett 1
Bedford County (Va.). Sheriff 1
Beeckman, Margaret Gardiner, d. 1857 1
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