United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 270 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: Mss. 39.1 Ew3
Scope and Contents This collection contains materials dated 1784-1934. It includes correspondence, legal papers, and accounts, chiefly 1830-1892, of Benjamin S. Ewell, professor at the U.S. Military Academy, Hampden-Sydney College, Washington and Lee College, and the College of William and Mary (which he served as acting president, 1848-1849, and president, 1854-1888). Letters from Ewell during the Civil War when he was assistant adjutant-general to Gen. Joseph E. Johnston are included as well. Among the...
Identifier: Mss. MsV Mi12
Scope and Contents Minute book 1905-1906, of the Monument Commission of the Fifth New York Volunteer Infantry, "Duryea"s Zouaves," organized to erect a monument on the Battlefield of Bull Run (Manassas) under the authorization of the New York State Legislature. The volume includes black and white photographs of the site, the monument, the gate, and the officers of the commission.
Identifier: SC 00808
Scope and Contents Eleven items: (1) Calling card of Secretary of State and Mrs. Fish at home, 8 January ; (2) 2 January 1876 (ALS) Fish to Tucker thanking him for his best wishes; (3) Printed form filled in by hand 28 January 1876 sending Tucker a book; (4) (ALS) Fish to Tucker 30 November 1876--Fish confined to home by work; (5) 24 February n.d. (ALS), Invites Tucker to his home; (6) ALS 23 September 1878 (4 pp.) people are still making trouble out of the...
Identifier: MS 00216
Scope and Contents Three letterpress copy books of the Fletcher Family. The books are written by a woman, possibly from Georgia. The writer is an ancestor of the donor, Dr. John S. Fletcher. Partial signatures suggest Joan and Hownick. Msv. 1 has some water damage and much faded ink. Cover unattached. Includes a few pages of transcript from letters written from Richmond, Virginia from July 22-26, 1861. Carbon paper in back of book. July-September 1861. Describes traveling from...
Identifier: Mss. 65 F59
Scope and Contents Papers, 1831-1863, of John B. Floyd, governor of Virginia, United States Secretary of War and Confederate general. The papers, chiefly 1850-1862, concern the three positions he held. Correspondents include James Buchanan, Jefferson Davis, Samuel Houston, Benjamin Huger, Alexander von Humboldt, R. M. T. Hunter, Charles James Faulkner, Jenny Lind, James Murray Mason, William Ballard Preston, Winfield Scott, John Tyler, Daniel Webster and the Duke of Wellington.
Identifier: 01/Mss. Acc. 2002.37
Scope and Contents Letters and papers of the Floyd, Johnston, and Preston families, as well as newspaper articles principally concerning Gen. Joseph E. Johnston and Judge Robert William Hughes. The central figures in the collection include Gen. John Preston, his brother Gen. Francis Preston, Gen Joseph E. Johnston (1807-1891), his niece, Eliza Hughes (1825-1908), and Harriet Lane, niece of President Buchanan. The collection also contains the correspondence of or papers relating to Congressman Charles C. Johnston...
Identifier: Mss. 39.2 F74
Scope and Contents This collection contains the Civil War letters of the Forbes family of Buckingham County, Virginiaa., which includes letters written by John R. Forbes (18th Virginia Infantry, Confederate States Army), Claude O. Forbes (57th Virginia Infantry), William H. Forbes (18th Virginia Infantry), P.A. Forbes (civilian in Buckingham County, Va.) and Benjamin P. Smith (18th Virginia Infantry). The topics include the health of soldiers, requesting food and clothing, hired slaves, black soldiers as pickets...
Identifier: Mss. MsV D30
Scope and Contents Diary written by Louis Fortescue, a Captain of the Signal Corps, while a Union Prisoner of War at the "Asylum Prison" in Columbia, South Carolina up to his arrival in his home state, probably Pennsylvania. Dates from January 11 - March 12, 1865. He writes about the prison conditions, food and treatment of prisoners at both the Asylum Prison and the prison in Charlotte, North Carolina. Beginning February 14, he and 550 officers travel on the top of a train to Charlotte, NC from Columbia, SC....
Identifier: SC 00332
Scope and Contents Letter from Frank C. Park, an Union soldier, while in Williamsburg, to his family about the Battle of Williamsburg. He served with the 10th Massachusetts Regiment. He describes the fighting, the dead and the wounded. Typescript is included.
Identifier: Mss. MsV Sc16
Scope and Contents Scrapbook, circa 1862-1865, of Frank H. Miller, attorney of Augusta County, [Ga.?] which contains newspaper clippings concerning compulsory military service in the Confederate army pasted into a daybook belonging to Miller.