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American Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Battle of Williamsburg prints

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Identifier: SC 01628
Scope and Contents Five prints from various publications depicting the Battles of Williamsburg and surrounding areas including Yorktown and Big Bethel during the Peninsula Campaign conducted by the Union Army and lead by General George B. McClellan in 1862. The prints are drawings showing Union and Confederate soldiers at battle, using barns as hospitals, and marching as they advance toward Richmond.

Horace A. Derry Letter

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Identifier: SC 01622
Scope and Contents Three page letter in which Derry writes to inform his friend Stella that he had the opportunity to spend time with a mutual friend, Sargent Talcoot and that the gentleman paid for his supper before he shipped off to Virginia from New York. Derry describes landing at Fortress Monroe and of the devastation in and around Hampton where the Rebel forces had burned the town a year before. In his closing, Derry recommends that a Mr. John Rumble stay home as the conditions for the Union troops are...

Donald MacDonald letter from 'Minnees Hill," Virginia to parents

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Identifier: SC 01633
Scope and Contents Four page letter informing his parents of his well being and fine accommodations at his encampment. As part of the 141st New York Infantry regiment and stationed among its headquarters, MacDonald states that the shelter and food is as fine as anyone could enjoy or expect. He reports that he heard news of his regiment moving in to Washington, D.C. to protect the city for the winter months and delights at that potential. Lastly, he reports on packages sent to other soldiers and the high cost...

Lewis Hobbs Letters

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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."

Celia Humm letter to Joseph Paxson

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Identifier: SC 01647
Scope and Contents One page letter from Norfolk, VA. She reports that there are twelve negroes guarding a bridge in close proximity to her and it unsettles her as a result. She does not think much of the African American guards. The remainder of her letter is in regard to the receipt and sending of correspondence between herself and the recipient.

Josie Brock Letter

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Identifier: SC 01391
Content Description Three page letter begging her friend, Sue, to go on a trip as it would please her very much. She comments that the war should not deter her as there is no risk of danger in travelling.

Andrew Knox Letter

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Identifier: SC 01620
Scope and Contents Four page letter from Knox from Hampton, Va. near Fortress Monroe to his wife, Sarah in Ddanbury, Connecticut. He was attached to the 1st Regiment of the Connecticut Volunteers and was involved in the push to take the peninsula under McClellan's Division. His letter describes to rubble Hampton was reduced to after their shelling and anticipates that the Army would move through Yorktown and take control of it by nightfall. He also anticipated that the Army would take Richmond quickly. The...

Letter from Cincinnati, Ohio, to Miss Robie A. Phiney, Cazenovia, New York

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Identifier: SC 01631
Scope and Contents Four page letter from an unnamed author to her sister. In it, she references family or friends who are under orders to march, anticipating a battle soon as a result. She also references the battle at Fort Donelson. Other portions of her letter refer to visits and communication with mutually known individuals, a literary club begun by women in her area in which she participates, and her dismay at the notion that her sister wants to buy wine glasses as she prefers her sibling to be a...

Archibald A. Livingston letter

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Identifier: SC 01625
Scope and Contents Two page letter written from the U.S. Military Prison Camp Chase in which Livingston addresses the sad state of affairs of the Confederacy. He reports of the loss of many acquaintances and devastation throughout the countryside to land and property. He also writes that he is hopeful an exchange will occur soon and that he will be able to go home to continue with his life. Clearly from his sentiment, the war is over and his only wish is to return home.

Cordie Meanley Diaries

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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...