United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 274 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC 00426
Scope and Contents Brig. Gen. James A. Walker wrote this farewell address to the 13th Virginia Regiment of Infantry upon taking command of the old "Stonewall Brigade." His letter is written in the back of a notebook containing notes on law taken by an unknown person.
Identifier: SC 00338
Scope and Contents A letter from James Calhoun, Williamsburg, to his wife and children describes the Battle of Williamsburg. Calhoun is a member of the 61st Pennsylvania Infantry. The text is written on "Confederate States of America" letterhead. A typescript is included.
Identifier: SC 00628
Scope and Contents The collection relates to the James River Canal and Kanawha Company, which officially gained a charter in 1835. Included are a list of subscriptions sold to private individuals, a letter to the auditors office discussing current and previous subscriptions, a letter from a prospective surveyor and a list of tollage rates along the canal. Individuals mentioned are John Hartwell Cocke, and his son John Hartwell Cocke Jr.
Identifier: SC 00323
Scope and Contents Letter from General James (Jim) Sanks Brisbin while near Williamsburg to his wife. He describes camp life on the march from the Peninsula including the rivalry between the regulars and the volunteers, the building of a pontoon bridge across the Chickahominy River and the severe disciplining of his cook. He's in charge of the supply train which includes the baggage for Gen. George B. McClellan. Typescript included.
Identifier: SC 00419
Identifier: SC 00437
Scope and Contents 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.
Identifier: SC 01081
Scope and Contents 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.
Identifier: SC 00305
Scope and Contents Letter from J.F. Flemming, Head Quarters, 49th Regiment, to James H. Greenlee, Turkey Cove Rd., McDowell County, N.C. He reports that they have been "laying around here for two months doing nothing". The Army of Northern Virginia is drawn up to battle on the Rapidan. JEB Stuart's cavalry had a skirmish with them a few days ago. There are rumors of the enemy being in Tennessee are all true. He mentions rumors of the whereabouts of Rosecrans' and Longstreets' men, and the fighting in Charlestown...
Identifier: SC 00289
Scope and Contents 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.
Identifier: SC 00295
Scope and Contents Letter from John Daniel Imboden, Sherr Mountain, Head Quarters, N.W. Va. Brigade, to Capt. Joseph F. Harding and other officers, 31st Va. Regt. [Early's Brigade, Army of Northern Virginia, near Fredericksburg, Va.]. Imboden hopes to transfer the 31st Va. regiment to his brigade but is unable to do so until the pressure is off General Lee at Fredericksburg. He heard in Richmond that the friends of former Col. William L. Jackson in the Legislature urge his appointment to command the troops in...