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Richmond (Va.)--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

George M. Waddy Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 00284
Scope and Contents

The collection contains letters from Confederate soldier George M. Waddy to various family members. He discusses the details of camp life and anticipates impending action from the Union Army.

Lewis Hobbs Letters

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01053
Scope and Contents

Letters, 1864-1865, of Lewis Hobbs, a member of the 11th Maine Regiment during the Civil War, written to his sister, Sarah F. Hobbs. The letters are written when Hobbs' unit is near Richmond, Virginia, including during the Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Topics include battles and skirmishes, injuries to soliders, and Hobbs' opinion of African-Americans. December 29, 1864 letter written on printed and colored leaflet with song "The Army and Navy for ever."

John Morris Letter to G. W. Randolph

 Collection
Identifier: SC 01417
Scope and Contents

One page letter concerning the death of a servant man who died while working on the fortifications around Richmond, VA for the Confederacy.

Cordie Meanley Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: MS 00139
Content Description Cordelia (Cordie) Meanley’s diary consists of two bound books. The smaller one consists of 184 pages, covering the period from August 1862 to November 1863 (Book 1). The larger one has about 220 pages, running from November 1863 to November 1871 (Book 2). In both books, there are some gaps between dates, despite Cordie Meanley’s declared intent on the first page “to keep a diary of my life.” Some pages reflect subsequent revisions or deletions. Generally, her diary...