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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:

Civil War-Era Cartes de Visite

 Collection
Identifier: MS-2484
Abstract

This collection contains several cartes de visite and two tintype photographs of both prominent and unidentifiable Civil War era individuals. Neither the cartes de visite nor the tintype photographs are dated.

Dates: circa 1860s

Civil War Letter

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Identifier: MS-3197
Abstract

This collection houses a letter from an unidentified Civil War soldier to his brother George. In it, the author details his concerns about the state of education and poverty in East Tennessee's small towns. He also mentions that the women he has encountered love to dance and that many of them use snuff. Finally, he describes the area around Cleveland where he is encamped and says a little about military affairs.

Dates: 1864 March 18

Civil War Letter

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Identifier: MS-3234
Abstract

This letter is addressed to Mrs. Sylvia (possibly Julia) Kimbler from Union soldier Maggie in Memphis, Tennessee. The author mentions a few details about the movement of his regiment and inquires as to why Mrs. Kimbler has not yet responded to his four previous letters.

Dates: 1862 June 20

Civil War Letter

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Identifier: MS-3236
Abstract

This letter from a Union soldier (last name Brown) to his brother is written from Camp Smith, Tennessee. In it, the author describes the weather, his health, and his surroundings.

Dates: 1864 March 6

Civil War Letter

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Identifier: MS-2906
Abstract

In this letter to his sister Beulah, Union army soldier Josh reports that his orders are to head to Mississippi on 1863 May 10. He is unhappy at the prospect of leaving his current lodgings at a Secesh woman's home, but glad to escape the rampant spread of smallpox through Memphis, Tennessee.

Dates: 1863 May 10

Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-3019
Abstract

This letter was written by an unidentified Civil War soldier to his parents in September of 1863. In it, he describes Union troop movements around Chattanooga and the hardships of crossing the river and marching. The letter may have been written by Private Andrew G. Wickham and was approved by Milton Weaver, whose papers may be found in MS.2128.

Dates: 1863 September

Civil War Photographs and Slides

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Identifier: MS-3787
Abstract

The six photographs of this collection depict scenes of Union soldiers at Lookout Mountain and also war grounds along the Tennessee River and in Augusta, Georgia during the Civil War. The four lantern slides in this collection depict various Civil War battles and naval scenes.

Dates: 1862-1863

Clarksville Chronicle Broadside

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Identifier: MS-3624
Abstract This newspaper extra, published four days after the Confederate attack on Fort Sumter, documents responses from around the country. Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, telegraphed a request for troops to Beriah Magoffin, governor of Kentucky. Magoffin telegraphed his refusal. W.H. Seward provided Abraham Lincoln’s proclamation calling for troops to reclaim forts and vowing to avoid destruction of peaceful citizens. The War Department posted troop quotas from each state for three-month...
Dates: 1861 April 16

Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Papers

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Identifier: MS-2254
Abstract

The Colonel Andrew J. Mackay Papers, 1863, consist of account record pages showing items purchased or not received during February 1863 and a December 15, 1863 letter outlining the opening of a new coal mine near Kelly's Landing and the want of supplies in the area.

Dates: 1863

Colonel James F. Rusling Papers

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Identifier: MS-1341
Abstract

This collection consists of 62 documents showing James Rusling's career as Inspector of the Quarter Master Department. Many of these papers concern allegations of fraud in Chattanooga and efforts to reduce supplies and personnel after the Civil War had ended. A few letters concern Rusling's orders and promotions; the rest deal with receipts, personnel, and inventories.

Dates: 1862 May 22, 1865 May 12-1866 May 26

Colonel John T. Lockman Letter

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Identifier: MS-2784
Abstract

This collection consists of a single letter from Colonel John T. Lockman of the 119th New York Infantry to Edward Dewitt in New York, N.Y. The letter, written in diary form, is addressed from near Marietta, Ga. and postmarked from Nashville, Tenn. It chronicles the activities of Lockman's unit from June 22-July 6, 1864.

Dates: 1864

Confederate States of America Treasury Bond

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Identifier: MS-0161
Abstract

This $100 bond (No. 1415) was issued by the Confederate States of America on July 9, 1862 and would have matured on July 1, 1871. Sixteen small certificates at the bottom, each signed by G. E. Dabney, show how much interest was due to the bearer between January 1, 1864 and July 1, 1871. Four of these certificates have been removed.

Dates: 1862 July 9

Confederate Survivors Association Speech Pamphlet

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Identifier: MS-2924
Abstract

This pamphlet was published by the Confederate Survivors Association in 1893. It includes transcripts of a speech on the Battle of Chickamauga and military operations in the state of Georgia given by Colonel Joseph B. Cumming on April 26th, 1893 at the association's annual meeting in Augusta, Georgia.

Dates: 1861-1893

Cornelius Longfellow Letter

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Identifier: MS-2728
Abstract

This collection contains a letter from Captain Cornelius Longfellow of the Company E of the 69th Indiana Volunteer Infantry. He writes from Camp Perry near Memphis, Tennessee, to his wife Lydia on December 2, 1862. In the letter, Longfellow discusses buying a Soldiers Memorial, his trip to Memphis from Indianapolis, the possibilities of traveling after the war, the actions of the freed blacks, and his own men.

Dates: 1862 December 2

Daguerreotype of Colonel Henry Ashby

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Identifier: MS-3724
Abstract This collection consists of a daguerreotype of Henry Marshall Ashby and a sketch to his plot in Old Gray Cemetery. Ashby was a colonel in the Confederate States Army during the Civil War. Ashby enlisted in the Confederate States on July 6, 1861 at Knoxville, Tennessee, organized a company cavalry, was elected captain, and was assigned to the 4th Tennessee Cavalry Battalion which became part of the 2nd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment. Although he was sometimes referred to as an acting brigadier...
Dates: undated

Daniel Davis Letter

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Identifier: MS-2943
Abstract

This collection houses a single letter from Daniel Davis to his brother. In it, Davis details his regiment's march from Nashville to Dechard, Tennessee (southeast of Tullahoma, Tennessee.) At that time, the 46th Pennsylvania was detailed to guard sections of the Nashville-Chattanooga Railroad.

Dates: 1864 April 5

David A. Moulton Letter

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Identifier: MS-2795
Abstract

This letter dated February 19, 1864, was written by David A. Moulton, a Union solider and a private in the 11th Regiment, New Hampshire Infantry. He was stationed at a camp near Knoxville, Tennessee and writes to his mother Miriam S. Moulton in Hampton, New Hampshire. He expresses to her thanks and gives some information about a scrimmage victory over Confederate Army leader Lieutenant General Longstreet in early February 1864.

Dates: 1864 February 19

David Madden Papers

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Identifier: MS-3188
Abstract

This collection consists of manuscripts dated 1995 and 1998 that were reviewed, and in some cases published, by David Madden while he was director of the United States Civil War Center at Louisiana State University. These works include non-fictional accounts of the Battles of Chancellorsville and Ulyesses and fictional works with Civil War or Southern themes.

Dates: 1995, 1998, undated

Dr. R. B. Rosenburg Papers

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Identifier: MS-2477
Abstract

This collection contains research material (photocopies of documents, transcriptions of originals, correspondence, illustrations, and articles) from 1984 to 1992 surrounding Dr. R. B. Rosenburg's For the Sake of My Country: The Diary of Col. W. W. Ward, 9th Tennessee Cavalry, Morgan's Brigade, CSA.

Dates: 1984-1992

E. Waldo Stacy Letter

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Identifier: MS-2743
Abstract

This collection contains a letter, dated March 9, 1864 from camp at Mossy Creek, Tenn., from E. Waldo Stacy of the 36th Massachusetts Infantry. The letter details the events of February 23-March 9, 1864. Stacy and his regiment advanced to Strawberry Plains before withdrawing to Mossy Creek (now Jefferson City). He describes an encounter with a drunken rebel lieutenant.

Dates: 1864 March 9