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This collection consists of a two-sided drawing of the rear view of the Sir Christopher Wren Building at the College of William and Mary on one side and a drawing of the fortifications at Yorktown on the other.
A hand-drawn map of Jamestown Island in pencil and blue ink with annotations.
Letters, 1862 March 16-June 5, of John H. B. Jenkins (of the 40th New York Infantry) to Mary A. Benjamin, Smyrna, Del., describing camp life and the progress of the war especially in the battle of Fair Oaks and conditions in Hampton, Va.
Letter from Jno. A. Hunter, Medical Director, S.W. Va., C.G. Hospital, Charleston, Va. (W. Va.). to Major General William Wing Loring, Charleston, Va. (W. Va.). He reports on the sanitary condition of the army, casualties and wounded from fighting at Fayette Court House, Cotton Hill, Montgomery's, and Charleston and enemy losses at Fayetteville.
Letter, dated April 28, 1863, from Union Major General John Adams Dix to Confederate General Henry A. Wise requesting he stop the attacks on the Union-held insane asylum in Williamsburg, Virginia. Dix writes that, although the asylum is under the control of the Union, there have been repeated attack by officers of the Confederacy on its employees and residents. Dix also mentions he has directed General Keyes to re-occupy Williamsburg.
Letter from John H. Leeth [?], no place to [?]. He lists various food items and their costs. He saw Bob as he was leaving the regiment. He sends his regards and hopes the recipient will write. Incomplete.
One diary written in pencil and pen by John L. Little, a captain during the Civil War at the Siege of Suffolk.
Letter from Col. Jno. McCausland, Head Quarters Red House, [W.Va.?], to General [?], no place. He asks consent to move troops to Buffalo, as Albert Gallatin Jenkins ordered. He suggests that Mrs. Shaw be given a pass to travel to Ohio to join her husband.
This letter details the discharge of Private John Robinson, Co. A, 1st Regiment Infantry, Wise Brigade, due to injury to his ankle bone from a fall. It originates from the Camp at Meadow Bluff and is signed by John Wilkins, Surgeon. The letter also notes he rejoined the company on February 17, 1862.
Letter from Brigadier General John Stuart Williams, Head Quarters, 2nd Brigade, Army of Western Va., near Raleigh Court House, [W. Va.], to Captain W. B. Myers, Assistant Adjutant General. He denies abandoning his sick soldiers at Montgomery's Ferry as claimed in the Commanding General's note, nor did he abandon the wounded soldiers at Fayette. He will move camp to Piney this morning and send back wagons for the sick as ordered by the Commanding General.
One page letter from John McCall to his sister, Libby from the South Carolina Swamps. McCall was attached to the 98th Regiment of the Ohio Infantry and had just completed their capture of Savannah at the time of his letter. He describes the torrential rains and subsequent uncomfortable conditions for himself and his comrades.
The note, written in 1843 by Chief Justice Roger B. Taney and signed by President John Tyler, records the president's involvement in the discharge of Joseph Taney from Old Capitol Prison during the Civil War. The note was likely forwarded to War Secretary James Madison Porter. Includes a single sheet of paper measuring to 3" x 5" and ink prose.
Letters, 1881-1899, received by Bradley T. Johnson from former and fellow Civil War soldiers concerning the burning of Chambersburg, Pa., conflict between Jubal Early and William Mahone, and the Kilpatrick-Dahlgren Raid. Correspondents are C.B. Dahlgren, John Warwick Daniel, Jubal A. Early, James W. Eldridge, Wade Hampton, Henry Brainerd McClellan, William E. Peters, and John H. Worsham.
A letter by Johnston .H. Skelly, New Kent Court House, to his wife about the Battle of Williamsburg and the Peninsular Campaign. He witnesses the burning of the Merrimack [CSS Virginia].
Photocopy of letter from Johnston in Lexington, Kentucky to William G. Taliaferro in Bowling Green, Virginia about the end of the American Civil War and Reconstruction. September 30, 1867.
Account book, 1816-1875, of Jonah H. Lupton, merchant and farmer. Included in the volume are notes on livestock, home remedies, and the birth of children. Also included are Civil War notes, 1861-1862, concerning feeding the troops, the Union occupation of Winchester on 12 March 1862, and Jackson and his men.
One notebook of Civil War letters of Capt. Joseph B. Gorsuch, Ohio Volunteers, including an account of the siege of Vicksburg, dated 1863-1864. Typed copies. The location of originals is unknown.
Letter from J.S.E. McGhee, Camp Carolina, Norfolk, Va., to his uncle [?], no place. The letter describes camp life and fortifications at Craney Island from where he could see the "Enemy". Other locations mentioned include Sewells Point, Spinners [Pinners] Point, the marine hospital and Fort Norfolk, which are "in good order for meeting the Northern vessels". He heard that Yankees had landed at Ocean View, Va. and he expresses his disrespect for them. He sends greetings to family members.