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United States -- History -- War of 1812

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 8 Collections and/or Records:

Benoist-Charleville Family Papers

Identifier: A0110
Scope and Contents The Correspondence folder consists of letters written between various family members from 1836 to 1867. Among the correspondence is a letter from Eliza Faris O'Flaherty (mother of author Kate Chopin) to Frederic Charleville, March 10, 1864[?], describing a secret wedding between Eliza's sister Suliame and a Confederate soldier and an incident in which Union soldiers forced O'Flaherty's family to fly an American flag on their house to celebrate the fall...
Dates: 1737-1949

Daniel Bissell Papers

Identifier: A0127
Scope and Contents The collection consists of original and photostatic copies of correspondence, vouchers, clippings, receipts, deeds, and Lieutenant Bissell's General Order books, 1792-1795. The collection includes a series of letters from the United States War Department relating to Bissell's involvement in the building of the cantonment of Bellefontaine in 1805 and correspondence between Daniel Bissell and Secretary of War Henry Dearborn concerning the whereabouts of Aaron Burr; the War of 1812; the council...
Dates: 1770-1962

Benjamin Clapp Papers

Identifier: A1835
Scope and Contents Papers contain the following four items: typescript copy of diary of Benjamin Clapp, dated 1811-1821, which contains accounts of his travels as a fur trader in the China trade and his experiences in the U.S. Navy during the War of 1812 (40 pages); undated mimeographed memorial sketch of Benjamin Clapp (2 pages); military pass granting John McKittrick permission to travel from St. Louis to Illinois, dated November 8, 1861; and typescript genealogical notes on the Clapp and Kennett families...
Dates: 1811-1970

Kingsbury Family Papers

Identifier: A0818
Scope and Contents The Kingsbury Family Papers consists of correspondence, circulars, commissions, clippings, and genealogical information. The collection primarily contains material related to the service of the Kingsbury family in the U.S. Army and some family letters. A large portion of the collection comprises correspondence between Jacob Kingsbury and prominent American military and political leaders such as Secretary of State Henry Knox, Secretary of War James...
Dates: 1791-1924

David Murphy Papers

Identifier: A1113
Scope and Contents

The David Murphy Papers consist of military commissions, correspondence, a typed copy of a diary of his service in Missouri and Illinois during the War of 1812, land surveys, poll registers, and documents relating to Murphy’s challenge of the election of 1826. The bulk of the papers are related to Murphy’s military service and his challenge relating to the election of 1826.

Dates: 1793-1828

Parker-Russell Family Papers

Identifier: A1181
Scope and Contents The collection contains family and business papers, estate papers, passports, and deeds of the families of Lemon Parker, William Russell, and James Russell (St. Louis, Washington County, and Franklin County, Mo.). Included are a travel journal of Lemon Parker, Sr.; land records from Howard County, Mo.; records relating to the firm of Ward & Parker and to the Galena Mining Company; and reminiscences of Anne Clendennin Russell (wife of Silas Bent Russell, son of Russella Russell Parker’s...
Dates: 1797-1947; 1991-1994

Justus Post Collection

Identifier: A1242
Scope and Contents The collection is comprised of letters, financial documents, and biographical and estate records of Justus Post spanning from 1807 to circa 1999. The bulk of the collection consists of letters, and several transcriptions, written by Justus Post to his older brother, John Post, from 1807 to 1821. The collection is arranged alphabetically by folder title. Justus wrote the earliest letters, 1807-1814, while in the army and stationed at various places such West Point,...
Dates: 1807-ca. 1999; Majority of material found within 1807-1821

Presidents Collection

Identifier: A1250
Scope and Contents The collection consists of papers signed and/or written by United States presidents. They were gathered together because of their signatures, not because of the content of the documents. The two boxes contain papers from James Madison through Richard Nixon. The papers vary from land grants to appointments to offices. There are many letters included in this collection that were written to friends and well-wishers. In the oversize folder, there are news clippings about President John F....
Dates: 1802-1969