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"A Short History of H. W. Halleck" Booklet

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00439
Scope and Contents

Small booklet likely packed in Duke's Cigarettes on the history of General H. W. (Henry Wager) Halleck. Published by Knapp & Company in 1888.

Abraham Rudisill Diary

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00759
Scope and Contents Diary, 1875-1886, of Abraham Rudisill, a member of the 43rd Pennsylvania Light Artillery during the Civil War. It is primarily contemplative in nature and contains many references and rememberances to his service during the Civil War, including at the battle of Gettsyburg, gambling during the Civil War, the battle of Bull Run, and other events and battles. Also includes information on Rudisill's personal and religious life as well as the death of his wife. The diary itself seems to be...

Adam F. Carpenter Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00340

Charles F. Adams Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00155
Scope and Contents

Typed carbon copy of letter to Judge H. G. Connor of Wilson, North Carolina about Connor's “George Davis” address on the aftermath of the Civil War.  Washington, D.C. March 30, 1912.  Davis cites examples of how the Confederate states were unfairly treated after the war.

Adee Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Ad3
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1863-1865, received by Etta Adee of Barrington , N. Y. from "brother John" with [29th Iowa Infantry Regiment] in Arkansas and Louisiana; and from John S. Miller of 29th Iowa Infantry stationed as provost guard at St. Louis, Mo. One letter describes Battle of Jenkins Ferry in which the Iowa unit stormed a Confederate battery along with troops from 2nd Kansas Infantry (later 83rd United States Colored Troops.)

Affidavit of Francis Crawford and Margaret Crawford

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00319
Scope and Contents

The undated legal document is evidence given against James and Rufus Bobbett, Daniel Fultinear, and William and Charles Crawford for waylaying [Gen E.B.?] Tyler's men previous to the Battle at Cnf. Lang. [Carnifex Ferry, W.Va.?]. Signed by Francis Crawford and Margaret Crawford.

Albert Gallatin Jenkins Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00293
Scope and Contents

Letter from Brigadier General Albert Gallatin Jenkins, Head Quarters, Car [?] Brigade, Camp Ruffin, Putnam Co., Va., [W. Va.], to Lieutenant Colonel H. Fitzhugh, A.A.A. Jenkins reports that the infantry command under Colonel John McCausland is encamped at Red House and his cavalry is two miles below them. There are no new enemy movements to report.

Thomas L. Alfriend Papers

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Identifier: MS 00269
Scope and Contents Chiefly letters, 1861-1865, from Thomas L. Alfriend (1843-1901) Sergeant, of Company B, 15th Virginia Infantry and Parken's Battery, Alexander's Battalion, Longstreet's Corps, Army of Northern Virginia, from camps in Virginia and Tennessee to family members in Richmond, Virginia. Includes letter dated May 26, 1861 from Alfriend while stationed in Williamsburg, Virginia.The addition contains 25 typewritten pages of transcripts of letters by Jefferson Davis, James Seddon and others...

William P. Allcot Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 86 Al1
Scope and Contents Correspondence, 1861-1864, of William P. Allcot while he was serving with the 62nd New York Infantry Regiment in various camps around Washington, D. C. and in Virginia ending with his stay in Island Hospital, New York in 1861-62; those from Allcot while he was serving at camps and on battlefields in Virginia and Maryland, 1862-1864; and those from Allcot while he was a patient at Carver Hospital, Washington, D. C., 1864. Their contents describe conditions in camp and on the battlefield...

William H. Allen Letter to J. Frederick Pierson

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Identifier: SC 01112
Scope and Contents

Letter written from Camp Hamilton (or Fort Monroe) by Col. William H. Allen, 1st New York Infantry, to Captain J. Frederick Pierson regarding the arrest of a husband and wife on suspicion of treason. The following is a transcription of the letter: "You will at once proceed to the residence of Mr. Mussey residing within these lines & search his house and arrest himself and wife or any others whom you may have just cause to suspect of conveying information to the enemy".

Appomattox Manor Music Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Mss. Acc. 2007.57
Scope and Contents The collection contains bound volumes and sheet music of the 19th century and early to mid 20th century. Appomattox Manor, near Hopewell, Virginia, has belonged to the Eppes family since 1635, when Captain Francis Eppes was granted a patent to the land. The Manor served as the headquarters of General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. The home was restored and is open to the public. The collection contains both popular and classical music. Boxes 1 - 18 are bound volumes and sheet music. ...

Armistead Burwell Letter

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Identifier: SC 00344
Scope and Contents A letter from Armistead Burwell, Camp Curtis, Land's End, Virginia to his brother, discusses various aspects of their shared military experiences. He rejoices at the good news that his brother is now in winter quarters. He thinks their brother Charles should be discharged for disability. The two companies of his regiment have been moved to redoubts and rifle pits across a strip of land between the James and Warwick Rivers. He heard that the Merrimac is completed. He inquires for his...

Armistead Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.2 Ar5
Scope and Contents

Copies of papers concerning the Armistead family of Williamsburg, Va. Includes copies of wills; letter of R. T. Armistead concerning his Civil War record; Confederate passes issued to Robert H. Armistead and his oath of allegiance to United States. Includes copies of letters of Cynthia Beverley (Tucker) Coleman and printed circular of Female Seminary, Williamsburg, Va.

John Jacob Astor Telegram to Pelatiah Perit

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Identifier: SC 00463
Scope and Contents

Telegram, 1862 May 4, J. J. Astor, Yorktown, Va. to Pelatiah Perit, [New York, N. Y.]. 3 p. on 2 leaves ; 22 cm. Astor is writing to Perit who is president of New York City Chamber of Commerce to tell him about the evacuation of Confederate forces from Yorktown, Va. and tells him to use the information as he sees fit.

Austin-Twyman Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 69 Au7
Scope and Contents Papers, 1765 (1800-1890) 1939, of the Austin, Twyman, Spiller and Horsley families of Amherst and Buckingham counties, Virginia.The papers include correspondence, accounts, legal papers and manuscript volumes. Includes papers of Archibald Austin (1772-1837), member of Congress, 1817-1819, member of the Virginia House of Delegates, 1815-1816, 1835-1837, his wife, Grace R. (Booker) Austin and their children, James M. Austin, John Austin and Bernard Austin, Grace Austin and Frances...

Barker-Cooke Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 B24
Scope and Contents

Letters and business papers, chiefly 1848-1866, of James E. Cooke of Powhatan, Virginia and the Barker family of Fluvanna County, Virginia. Includes letters relating to the hiring out of slaves, plantation operations and the Civil War. Civil War letters are between John H. Barker and Henry J. Dobbs of the 18th Virginia Regiment of the Confederate army concerning the Battle of First Bull Run/Manassas.

Battle of Williamsburg Collection

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Identifier: SC 00446
Scope and Contents

This collection contains material relevant to the Battle of Williamsburg, also known as the Battle of Fort Magruder, which took place on May 5, 1862 during the Civil War. Articles describing the events, photographs and sketches, as well as maps, are represented here.

Pamphlet: The Battle of Williamsburg and the Charge of the 24th Virginia, of Early's Brigade

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Identifier: SC 00622
Scope and Contents

Copy of an 1880 pamphlet: "The Battle of Williamsburg and the Charge of the 24th Virginia, of Early's Brigade," by Richard L. Maury.

Baytop-Fitzhugh Papers

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Identifier: MS 00111
Scope and Contents The inventory includes letters, 1851-1861, and accounts, 1840-1866, of Rufus King Fitzhugh and his wife Henrietta Ellen (Baytop) Fitzhugh of Stanardsville, Greene County, Virginia. Most letters to Henrietta are from her mother Lucy Taliaferro (Catlett) Baytop, and her sisters Rowena, Lucy Ann, and Eugenia, all of Springfield, Gloucester County, Virginia. The collection also includes letters from her sister-in-law Mary F. Fitzhugh of Fredericksburg, Virginia. The letters relate...

Beauregard Furnace Journals

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Identifier: Mss. MsV Afu1-MsV Afu2
Scope and Contents

Account books of Beauregard Furnace located in Wythe County, Va. which was under contract to supply pig iron to Tredegar Iron Works during the American Civil War.

Benjamin J. Garner Letter, 1862 May 10

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Identifier: SC 00270
Content Description

Letter from Garner to "brother" no place recorded. Garner asks for food and supplies as the cost in camp is high for even the smallest portions of food. He also mentions that his troops beat the Yankees at Yorktown and took 1300 prisoners and ran them off.

Benjamin Schwartz Papers

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Identifier: SC 00352
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters written from or on the behalf of Benjamin Schwartz, who was stationed in Virginia with the 5th Pennsylvania Calvary, Company F. The letters primarily document a brother's concern over his family's health and money he sends to his sister. He includes limited discussion of skirmishes, troop movement, taking and being taken prisoner, and recurrent predictions that the war will end soon. Schwartz mentions that the Union camp at Williamsburg, Virginia was...

Beverley Randolph Tucker Papers

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Identifier: MS 00014
Scope and Contents

The collection includes material, such as correspondence, poetry, photographs, and miscellaneous item relating to Dr. Beverley Randolph Tucker and his parents, John Randolph Tucker and Fanny Crump Tucker. Topics covered include religion, education, the legal and medical professions, the American Civil War, and Reconstruction.

Blankenbeker Family Papers

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Identifier: SC 00472
Scope and Contents

Papers, 1847-1885, of the Blankenbeker family of Madison County, Va. which includes Smith F. Blankenbeker, James C. Blankenbeker, John M. Blankenbeker and E. F. Blankenbeker. Contains references to the Civil War.

George Bouton Letter to Mollie Bouton

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Identifier: SC 00617
Scope and Contents

Letter from Captain George Bouton to his seven-year-old daughter Mollie from Yorktown, Virginia during the American Civil War. He describes the condition of Yorktown as "an old and dilapidated town", General Daniel Harvey Hill as a commander, describing some of the local families in Yorktown including the Fry family, and having a "free Negro from Madison County for a servant, a very indifferent cook & indifferent servant [in] everyday."

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United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 279
Correspondence 101
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 41
Financial records 35
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Legal documents 28
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 27
Photographs 26
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
Typescripts 12
Letters (correspondence) 11
Poems 11
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) 11
Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 11
Scrapbooks 11
United States-- History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Veterans 11
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate. 10
Williamsburg (Va.)--History--19th century 10
College of William and Mary--History--19th century 9
Manuscripts (document genre) 9
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--African Americans 9
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Hospitals 9
United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons 9
Genealogy 8
Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877)--Virginia 8
Reports 8
United States--History--War of 1812 8
United States--Politics and Government 8
Virginia--History--Civil War, 1861-1865. 8
Women--Virginia--Social life and customs 8
Gettysburg, Battle of, Gettysburg, Pa., 1863 7
Gloucester County (Va.)--History--19th century 7
United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 7
United States--History--Mexican War, 1845-1848 7
United States--Slavery 7
Agriculture--Virginia--History--18th century 6
American Civil War, 1861-1865 6
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 31st 6
Fredericksburg (Va.), Battle of, 1862 6
Military discharges--1860-1870. 6
North Carolina--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 6
Orders (military records) 6
Publications 6
Speeches 6
Transcripts 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
Maps 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
Virginia--Maps 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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French 3
German 2
Italian 1
 
Names
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
McCausland, John 5
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Brown, Coalter, and Tucker Family 4
Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 4
Johnston, Joseph Eggleston, 1807-1891 4
Tucker 4
Tucker, St. George, 1752-1827 4
Tyler Family 4
Tyler, John, 1790-1862 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
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
Tyler, John, Jr., 1819-1896 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
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert 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, 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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