American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
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Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
Charles Roberts U.S. Civil War letters
Identifier: MS 377
Overview A collection of letters written by Charles Roberts to his family during his years of service in the Union Army of the U.S. Civil War. The letters cover a wide range of emotions and activities, including his regiment’s movements, his career in the army, and his personal opinions regarding the war.
Dates: 1862 - 1864
Civil War-era letter from S.M. McAshan to T. W. House
Identifier: MS 034
Abstract: S. M. McAshan wrote this letter to T. W. House in Houston, Texas on July 18, 1864. The letter written during the Civil War concerns two items. First, McAshan asks about correspondence for J. M. Putnam in Eagle Pass. Secondly, he asks about a transaction regarding bagging rope and trim for cotton for Lt. Col. Hutchins. The letter consists of a single sheet of paper, with the handwritten correspondence on one side and the handwritten address on the backside. Affixed near the address is a...
Colonel Cyrus Burnet Smith U.S. Civil War papers
Identifier: MS 411
Abstract: Dr. Cyrus Smith served as a surgeon in the U.S. Civil War. His papers include his diary, military passes, induction and discharge papers, correspondence, photographs, hospital reports, bills of lading relating to the cotton trade in 1850's and Smith's thesis from Medical School.
Confederate Imprint collection
Identifier: MS 071
Overview Official documents, books, advertisements, religious pamphlets, maps, and various other materials related to life in the Confederacy during the period of the U.S. Civil War.
Earle C. Douglas, Jr. autograph collection
Identifier: MS 458
Overview This collection contains the autographs of Jefferson Davis, Judah P. Benjamin, and Steven R. Mallory.
Dates: ca. 1870
Edgar S. Maclay letters
Identifier: MS 147
Abstract: Letters written by Maclay to Admiral Thomas A. Stevens mentioning his intention to write a comprehensive account of the Navy’s part in the U.S. Civil War.
Dates: 1894 - 1895
Eseck G. Wilber U.S. Civil War letters
Identifier: MS 030
Overview A collection of letters written by Eseck G. Wilber, a Union soldier, to his family in Cairo, New York.
Dates: 1862 - 1864
Frank E. Vandiver papers
Identifier: MS 348
Overview The papers of Frank Everson Vandiver (1925-), former Professor of History, Acting-President, and Provost of Rice University consist chiefly of correspondence, manuscripts, and other material generated by Vandiver as a historian, writer, teacher, and lecturer at Rice University. See "Related Materials" note for information on Vandiver's records as an administrator.
Dates: 1947 - 1977
General George Cullum Civil War Letter
Identifier: MS 112
Abstract: A letter written during the U.S. Civil War on November 14, 1861, from New York by Union Army General George W. Cullum to a close friend (‘My dear Colonel’) concerning Cullum’s recent promotion to the rank of brigadier general of volunteers with assignment to serve under General Henry Halleck; Cullum also reflects on army politics and inquires about family members.
General Young Marshall Moody family papers
Identifier: MS 404
Abstract: The bulk of the correspondence is from Young M. Moody to his “Dear and Confiding Wife.”, written during the U.S. Civil War. In addition there are other family letters, military correspondence, land and business records, photographs, daguerreotypes and badges of rank and an epaulet from General Moody’s uniform.