American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
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Found in 57 Collections and/or Records:
Identifier: MS 321
Overview This collection is comprised chiefly of George W. Frost's correspondence, created while Frost served as a Union naval officer during the U.S. Civil War, including his service aboard the U.S.S. Fort Donelson (1861-1865).
Dates: 1861 - 1885
Identifier: MS 125
Abstract: Many of these letters are courtship letters to Wilson's future wife, Mary Grier, containing information on the aspirations and attitudes of people in South Carolina whose wealth was based on the stolen labor of enslaved people during the U.S. Civil War period. Wilson also relays information about hospitals, medicine, schools, cemteries, camp life and the military, and the issue of conscription.
Dates: 1862 - 1868
Identifier: MS 105
Abstract: Letters of James F. Grimes, a Union soldier of the 17th U.S. Infantry during the Civil War (1861-1865), written to Sarah A. Jones while Grimes was stationed mainly in Virginia near Warrenton and Culpepper, mentioning camp life and current events, but primarily of a more personal and affectionate nature.
Dates: 1863 - 1864
Identifier: MS 246
Overview Photocopies of letters written by Union soldier Corporal James K. Lovejoy to his wife while stationed in Louisiana, 1863-1864.
Dates: 1863 - 1864
Identifier: MS 107
Abstract: A letter written during the Civil War in December 1863 by James M. Reding, a Confederate soldier, to his sister concerning recent action near his army camp, including capture of a Union boat in Matagorda Bay, Texas, and the arrival of a Confederate boat loaded with arms; he also advises against his brother Bob’s enlistment in the army before reaching eighteen years of age.
Identifier: MS 318
Overview J.B. Harris recounts the capture of his battalion of confederate cavalry outside of New Iberia, Louisiana in 1863. The format switches from verse to letter with many colloquialisms and an overall assumption that the reader is familiar with the subject and persons involved.
Identifier: MS 005
Overview Original handwritten letters between U.S. Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his government and military colleagues, and his wife, Varina. Colleagues include General William H. Emory, Senator Stephen A. Douglas, Sidney W. Burbank, Secretary of War John B. Floyd, General Joseph E. Johnston, Col. Abraham Myers, General James Chesnut, and William H. Sanders. The bulk of the letters date from the 1850s and 1860s. Additional materials are letters to and from other persons, U.S. and...
Dates: 1838 - 1964
Identifier: MS 110
Abstract: John A. Dix (soldier, attorney, and politician) was commissioned Major General by President Lincoln in 1861 and served in administrative positions during the Civil War, issuing the military pass in this collection during that time; after the war he became minister to France (1866-69), then returned to New York State to resume his professional and business activities. In his letter of December 1, 1869, written to “My dear Colonel,” he discusses a recent land purchase and investment opportunity,...
Dates: 1862; 1869
Identifier: MS 287
Abstract: A leather-bound hand-written diary kept by John C. Crosby, first from 1861 to 1862 during the United States Civil War while Crosby served in the Seventh Maine Regiment of the Union army (probably as a hospital orderly), recording daily activities in tending the sick while moving about on campaign; then, from 1865 to 1868 after Crosby’s return to civilian life, recording his activities and personal finances as a hired farm worker.
Dates: 1861 - 1868
Identifier: MS 061
Abstract: U.S. Civil war imprints and currency, various 19th century broadsides, brief histories of Army Generals including U.S. Grant, W.T. Sherman, A.E.Burnside, and others, as well as other ephemera such as Mussolini's shaving kit. This material was collected over a period of years by John H. Wright.