United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 270 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC 00143
Scope and Contents Drawing done in pen and ink circa late 1862 that depicts the ruins of St. John's Episcopal Church in Hampton, Va. The label written under the drawing reads, "The oldest Church in America at Hampton, Va., destroyed with the City of Hampton by the Rebels under Gen'l Magruder. Respectfully dedicated to Col. v. Buren, Adt. Genl T. C. of A. by Charles Worret." Another section reads, "Drawn by Lieut. Charles Worret 20th Reg. N.Y. Vols." C. Worret is also written within the drawing on the trunk of a...
Identifier: SC 00250
Scope and Contents Material collected by Mollie Wellford (Taliaferro) Duval including: Taliaferro family papers, 1825-1872, which include two letters written from Richmond, Va. in June and July 1862 from John P. Taliaferro of the 26th Regt. Va. Vols., C.S.A., to his wife, with news of Civil War battles, causalities, friends, and relatives; collected genealogical material of the following families of Gloucester Co., Va.: Wormeley, Wellford, Duval, Walke, Taliaferro, Tayloe, Nelson, Perrin, Taylor, Jones, Hansford,...
Identifier: SC 01415
Scope and Contents The collection is composed of material, chiefly 1862-1868, relating to Eastern Lunatic Asylum (now Eastern State Hospital), Williamsburg, Va. Includes correspondence, a list of female patients and "coloured" female patients, patient reports, and requisition orders of Dr. Peter Wager, director of the hospital during the Union occupation of Williamsburg. There are also replies, 1956-1957, to inquiries for information about Dr. John de Sequeyera [or Sequeyra], a physician at the hospital from 1773...
Identifier: SC 00315
Scope and Contents Message from E.B. Branch, Petersburg, Va., to John Moncure Robinson, Engineer F. [?] C., Care of Q.M. General. "The Comet" [a railroad engine?] will be ready Saturday night. He plans to have her in No. 6. He requests a telegraph from Mr. Gill.
Identifier: SC 00300
Scope and Contents Letter from E.B. Ellicott, Richmond, Va., to Hon. Robert Ould, Commissioner, Va. He asks for the release of William L. Ellicott of the 49th Va., who was wounded at the battle of Seven Pines, discharged for being permanently disabled, then reenrolled by Lt. Graves at Orange Court House, furloughed, then captured near Manassas, Va.
Identifier: SC 01325
Content Description Four page letter and corresponding envelope from a camp near Newport News, Virginia. Steele was a Private in Company "B" of the 85th New York Infantry. In his letter he describes his arduous journey to Alexandria, Virginia and then his voyage aboard a ship to Fortress Monroe, Virginia. He noted the the extensive burned ruins of Hampton and surrounding areas by the Rebel troops and described his picket duty along the Yorktown Road. Steele noted the proximity of the vast numbers of Rebel...
Identifier: SC 00349
Scope and Contents A letter from Edward R. Yoder to his cousin E.J. Ransome describes a school in Yorktown, Virginia that is educating freed men by a Northern Quaker, Nancy Battie and other teachers. He also tells of an attempt to recruit these blacks for the army and local home defense unit. He remarks on the raising of a bell, which once belonged to a Yorktown church, in the schoolhouse.
Identifier: SC 00333
Scope and Contents The diary of Edward Rush Young, Camp Island, Jamestown Island, Virginia, June 2-September 6, 1861, describes the challenges and minutiae of camp life and skirmishes. Typescript. The diary was transcribed by Morrison Bennett in 1987.
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 H31
Scope and Contents Letters received chiefly by Emma Virginia "Ginnie" (Frye) Hatfield of Rockingham County and Augusta County, Virginia and West Virginia from her brothers Hiram E. "Hiley" Hatfield of Georgia, who served in the Civil War in the Valley Brass Band, 48th Virginia Infantry Regiment; and John F. Hatfield, who also served in the Civil War under the 10th Virginia Infantry Regiment. There are also many letters to Ginny from her brother-in-law and sister, James W. Thomas and Mary M. "Molly" Thomas of...
Identifier: SC 00500