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United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 270 Collections and/or Records:

Court order regarding Confederate Army expenses

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00368
Scope and Contents The court order authorizes a contribution of two thousand dollars to equip and pay certain expenses of the volunteers from Wise Co., VA, to serve in the Confederate Army.

George Washington Parke Custis Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 C96
Scope and Contents Papers, 1832-1856, of George Washington Parke Custis of "Arlington." The collection is mostly letters written to Francis Nelson, his farm manager at "White House," New Kent County, Virginia concerning growing and marketing crops, agricultural improvements, the effect of the proposed Richmond and York River Railroad on the plantation, and Robert E. Lee. There are a few additional letters to Nelson from merchants and railroad officials, and photostats of 2 additional Custis letters.

George K. Dakin Papers

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Identifier: MS 00243
Scope and Contents The papers of George K. Dakin concern his service in the Richmond, Virginia area during the Civil War. Dakin served in voluntary military service in the 1st New Hampshire Battery, from Manchester, New Hampshire, during the Civil War. The collection contains several Muster Rolls (in and out), certificates of promotions, official discharges, and a report written by Dakin's superior, F. M. Edgell, about certain operations of the 1st New Hampshire Battery.

Darius N. Couch Letter

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00445
Scope and Contents A letter from Darius N. Couch, Boston, Mass., to G. W. Reid[?], Esq., New York, New York, discusses Union Commands and military manuevers at the Battle of Williamsburg, May 5, 1862. A typescript and an engraving of Couch are included.

Alexander M. Davis Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 39.1 D30
Scope and Contents Correspondence and accounts of Alexander Mathews Davis, lawyer of Grayson County, Va. Includes several Civil War letters.

Thomas Kelso Davis Papers

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Identifier: SC 00763
Scope and Contents Collection of papers and a commonplace book belonging to Thomas Kelso Davis who lived in Washington, D.C. prior to and after the Civil War. The papers include: receipts; 1856 note to William Macgill;  July 6, 1857 and June 1858  thoughts on “Boyhood Friendship” and a March 22, 1864, written from Washington, D.C.  A hand copy of a letter to President Grant by Thomas K. Davis where Davis writes that Grant’s response to a letter Davis had sent him was confusing and incomprehensible, possibly due...

Robert C. DeCordy Diary

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Identifier: Mss. MsV D29
Scope and Contents Diary, October 5-November 11, 1863, of Robert C. DeCordy, acting as 3rd assistant engineer, U. S. S. Philadelphia, while the side-wheeled steamer was serving in the Union blockade squadron near Charleston, South Carolina. The volume includes sketches of maps of Charleston, sketches of ships, and newspaper clippings relating to the siege of Charleston.

Department of Negro Affairs Letter

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Identifier: SC 00357
Scope and Contents A letter from an unidentified member of the Department of Negro Affairs, gives a list of supplies to be sent to Kempsville.

Charles H. Dimmock Papers

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Identifier: Mss. 65 D59
Scope and Contents Papers, 1826-1872, of Charles Dimmock and Charles Henry Dimmock. Includes sketch of the life of Charles H. Dimmock; a manuscript volume containing a journal of a voyage from Norfolk to Madeira and farm journal of "Shabby Hall," Gloucester County, Va.; travel diary, 1826, of Charles Dimmock concerning travels in Venice and Germany; and papers concerning the service of Charles Henry Dimmock in the engineer's corps in the Confederate Army, some of which include work at Yorktown, Va. and having...

Dolly Smart Letter

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Identifier: SC 00281
Scope and Contents Letter from Dolly Smart, 16th Virginia, Camp Huger, Norfolk Harbor, Va., to "Cousin Mollie", no place. Dolly is glad to hear she "and the rest" are enjoying good health. He is in winter quarters at last and thinks Mollie's uncle would enjoy spending a week or so there. General William Mahone has stopped all furloughs home and he expects an attack soon. France and England will lift the blockade if "Old Abe" has not whipped us in twenty two days. Several from the artillery companies went down...