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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 59 Collections and/or Records:

Richard Ackerman Civil War Correspondence

Identifier: A0006
Scope and Contents

Letters of Richard Ackerman to his parents in New Brunswick, New Jersey, include accounts of the affairs of the regiment while serving in Virginia and Baltimore. Letter dated June 11, [1861], contains a description of the engagement at Big Bethel, Virginia. Letters also contain descriptions of marches and fighting during the Peninsular Campaign; and information on camp life and diet.

Dates: 1861-1862

David Allan, Jr., Letters

Identifier: A0017
Scope and Contents The David Allan, Jr., Letters include letters written by Allan from Cape Girardeau and Patterson, Missouri, dated October to December 1862, which briefly describe conditions in southeast Missouri; letters written from Woodville, Alabama, dated January to March 1864; letters written from near Atlanta, dated July to August 1864, including brief accounts of the battles of Atlanta and Ezra Chapel; and account of the Grand Review in Washington, D.C. The collection also includes one letter from...
Dates: 1862-1865

Allen-Rodgers Family Papers

Identifier: A0021
Scope and Contents

The Allen-Rodgers Family Papers consist of correspondence and business papers of Thomas Allen and his family, as well as correspondence and G.A.R. papers of Thomas Rodgers.

Dates: 1858-1924; Majority of material found within 1871-1889

Henry Almstedt Papers

Identifier: A0022
Scope and Contents Collection contains commission and appointments of Henry Almstedt and papers relating to the service of the 1st United States Reserve Corps (3 months) and the 2nd Missouri Light Artillery. Includes letter of William R. Martin to Captain T. Rohe, dated Martinsburgh, Missouri, July 29, 1861, regarding the discovery of the bodies of Benjamin Sharp and Lieutenant Jager; two letters of Joseph Weydemeyer to Almstedt, dated October 3, 1862, and to General Schofield, dated June 3, 1863, regarding...
Dates: 1846-1939; Majority of material found within 1861-1884

Bartlett Family Papers

Identifier: A1975
Scope and Contents

The collection contains an 1860 diary to the Pikes Peak gold rush region; memoirs of Aurelius T. Bartlett, dated March 20, 1890, describing his Civil War service; official papers relating to Bartlett’s Civil War service; and other Bartlett family papers.

Dates: 1860-1957

Edward Bates Civil War Letter

Identifier: A3107
Scope and Contents The collection contains one autograph letter signed by Edward Bates to his private secretary, Edmund Clarence Stedman, in Washington, D.C., dated 19 July 1863. Bates was in St. Louis and at his country house visiting family. He wrote about the state of affairs in the St. Louis area, where the war had taken its toll on personal relationships: “Our society is shivered into splinters – all the active rebels are one, & many of them are dead; but their families and friends are still...
Dates: 1863 July 19

Lillie Devereux Blake Papers

Identifier: A0134
Scope and Contents This collection consists largely of data used by Lillie Devereux Blake’s daughter Katherine Devereux Blake to write her biography, Champion of Women: The Life of Lillie Devereux Blake (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1943). Although the collection contains few of Lillie Devereux Blake’s letters, it does include several, though not all, of her original journals and diaries, ranging from 1847 to 1903; a complete transcription of her diaries as prepared by her...
Dates: 1847-1986; Majority of material found within 1847-1913

Bradley Family Photograph Collection

Identifier: P0983
Scope and Contents The Bradley Family Photograph Collection contains three cased tintypes showing Charles E. and James E. Bradley. The first tintype shows a man, identified as James Bradley, wearing the uniform of a Zouave unit in the Union Army. The second tintype shows a young man wearing a forage cap and a loose jacket, posed in front of an American flag. This image is also identified as James Bradley, although it does not appear to be the same man. This tintype may instead show Charles Bradley, James'...
Dates: ca. 1863-1879

Robert C. Bradshaw Civil War Ordnance Diary

Identifier: A3188
Scope and Contents The diary contains the ordnance stores records maintained by Capt. Robert. C. Bradshaw of Company A, 25th Regiment, Missouri Volunteer Infantry from April 8, 1862, to January 14, 1864. There are twenty-nine pages of text that record quantities of equipment issued to and turned in by Company A. Items include but are not limited to bayonets, cartridges, rifles (also types), screw drivers, waist belts, and cap boxes. The ordnance diary tracks the...
Dates: 1862-1864

Braxton Bragg Papers

Identifier: A0164
Scope and Contents

The collection consists of correspondence of Braxton Bragg, primarily to his wife, that documents his Civil War service in Louisiana, Florida, Kentucky and Tennessee. It also includes several items regarding Bragg's home, Greenwood Plantation, in Louisiana.

Dates: 1856-1876; Majority of material found within 1861-1864