United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 270 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: SC 00347
Identifier: SC 00350
Scope and Contents This collection consists of three letters written at Freeport, Virginia by a woman, "Mother", to Sue and Jimmy, and to an unidentified recipient. The content concerns the home front in Gloucester County, Virginia during the Civil War. Baltimore is mentioned.
Identifier: Mss. MsV Ame40
Identifier: 01/Mss. 69 G19
Scope and Contents Correspondence of the Garrett family of Williamsburg, Va., concerning family and social news, politics, and the Civil War. Earlier letters deal mainly with business and political news, as several Garrett family members, including Richard R. Garrett, Alexander C. Garrett, and Dr. Robert M. Garrett, were involved in the politics of 19th century Virginia. Correspondence of Dr. Robert M. Garrett and his brothers Alexander C. Garrett and B. F. Garrett concerning the sale of "Yardley," Northampton...
Identifier: SC 01348
Content Description Four page letter from Union Officer 2nd Lieutenant Ira F. Gensel of the 4th United States Regular Infantry from a camp near Roper's meeting House in James City County, Virginia dated May 11, 1862. He describes his march into Williamsburg after the battle that took place in that city and the high casualties as a result of that battle. He calls Williamsburg a beautiful city but the court houses, William and Mary College, and all of the churches are used as hospitals and are filled. Gensel also...
Identifier: SC 00358
Scope and Contents A photostat of a letter from George B. Cogswell, Newport News, describes the arrival of the Army of the Potomac. He mentions Thomas Burrell, a former slave from near Williamsburg. The collection contains addition information on Burrell, who served in Co. F., 37th Regiment, United States Colored Troops.
Identifier: SC 00343
Scope and Contents A letter from George F. Shepley, Brigadier General, in Norfolk, Virginia to Lt. Col. G. A. Kensel, Chief of Staff, concerns rumors of possible raid by Wade Hampton on Portsmouth, Virginia. He arrested William A. Moppin who admitted he had been gathering information at the request of James Arthur. He has also arrested Arthur. He asks if he should send them up for Benjamin Butler to examine. A typescript is included.
Identifier: SC 00308
Scope and Contents Letter from George Ivy, Chimborazo Hospital, 4th Division, Ward 6, near Richmond, Va., to "Dear Wife," no place. He replies to her letter and tells her not to sell the land or the cow until he returns home. He sends regards to Mr. Childress and Mr. Casey.
Identifier: SC 00354
Scope and Contents This collection consists of letters written by George L. Hersum, Sergeant in the 5th New Hampshire Infantry, Company A, to his wife, while he was stationed in or near Alexandria, Richmond, Yorktown, Harrison's Landing, and Falmouth, Virginia.
Identifier: SC 00284