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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Return for the Engineer Dept. of the 2nd Division, 1st Regt., VA Volunteers, approved by Albert G. Blanchard.
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.
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.
The enlisted certificate of Richard Holt Vaughn of Chesterfield Co., VA, for service into the Confederate States Marine Corps.
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.