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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 245 Collections and/or Records:

Joseph A. Anthony Letter

Identifier: MS-2962

This collection consists of a letter from Captain Joseph A. Anthony of the 7th Tennessee Infantry to his mother written on June 6, 1861, from camp Trousdale, Tennessee.

Dates: 1861 June 5

Joseph C. Read Civil War Collection

Identifier: MS-3705

This collection contains the official and personal documents of Joseph C. Read through his Union Army military career in the Civil War and subsequent retirement in Fernandina, Florida. Read, during the war, rose from the rank of Sergeant to Brevet Colonel, supplied General Sherman’s siege of Atlanta, as well as partook in many of the major battles in the South during the Civil War.

Dates: 1861-1890

Kate Thornberg Letter

Identifier: MS-2908

In this letter to her sister Veronica Boyers in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Nashville resident Kate Thornberg tells of freezing weather and a lack of food due to the influx of Union Soldiers and Confederate refugees and the Union's control of the Lexington and Nashville Railway Line.

Dates: 1864 December 10

L. J. Swiney Discharge Documents and Photograph

Identifier: MS-3409
Abstract The first document in this collection (signed by Captain Alfred A. Dysart and approved by Colonels James W. Starnes and William S. McLemore) indicates that L. J. Swiney has been honorably discharged from the 3rd Tennessee Cavalry Regiment (CSA) by reason of a substitute. Another paper (singed by Colonel John S. Scott) indicates how much pay Swiney is due and a letter (signed by William M. Robinson and approved by Colonels James W. Starnes and William S. McLemore) instates Richard H. Bryant...
Dates: 1862 September 26-June 27, circa 1900

L. P. Wulff Collection

Identifier: MS-0026

This collection consists of letters, broadsides, tickets, currency, legal papers, and financial papers documenting early American history (1738-1921). The collection focuses on the Southeastern United States, and specifically on the State of Tennessee. Many of the items in the collection are signed by prominent American and European citizens.

Dates: 1738-1921 (Bulk 1793-1881)

Lanphear Family Letters

Identifier: MS-2319

The Lanphear Family Letters, 1854-1872, document the Civil War-era experiences of a Minnesota family. The majority of the letters are from George Lanphear, a soldier with the 2nd Minnesota Infantry who spent most of the war in Tennessee.

Dates: 1854-1872

Lenoir Family Papers

Identifier: MS-0016

This collection houses financial papers, correspondence, land grants, and other materials documenting the Lenoir family of East Tennessee and North Carolina. These items describe the family's involvement with land in North Carolina and Tennessee, slavery, manufacturing, and the Confederate States of America.

Dates: 1783-1917; Majority of material found within 1830-1890

Leonard Councellor Papers

Identifier: MS-1423

This collection houses three orders and one letter concerning the operations of the 69th Ohio Infantry during 1862.

Dates: 1862 February 25-December 12

LeRoy Graf Research Material

Identifier: MS-2657

This collection contains material pertaining to the Civil War research of University of Tennessee professor LeRoy P. Graf, particularly relating to John Eaton.

Dates: 1854-1953 (bulk 1866-1881)

Levi Dysinger Correspondence

Identifier: MS-3232

This collection consists of correspondence from Levi Dysinger, a Union soldier, to his wife Harriet in Paulding County, Ohio. The letters are written from Huntsville, Alabama and date from March to May of 1865. They recount how Private Dysinger's brothers, Henry and Isaac, contracted (and eventually died from) measles while soldiers.

Dates: 1865 March-May

Loudon Bridge/Civil War Collection

Identifier: MS-2686

This collection consists of nine letters and two printed bridge diagrams on silk regarding the rebuilding of the burned bridge crossing the Tennessee River at Loudon, Tennessee during the United States Civil War. In addition, the collection also contains two other Civil War era letters.

Dates: 1862-1865

Lucille Williams Papers

Identifier: MS-2589

This collection consists of a July 25, 1862 letter from a paroled Civil War solider, military postcards from World War I, and a photograph and clippings from World War II.

Dates: 1862-1995 (bulk 1940s)

M. H. Owen Letter

Identifier: MS-3408

M. H. Owen wrote this letter to his sister from Fort Pillow on March 22, 1862. In it, he describes his trip from Columbus, Kentucky to Fort Pillow and mentions the other regiments stationed there with him.

Dates: 1862 March 22

M. S. Charles Diary

Identifier: MS-0046

M. S. Charles began keeping this diary in 1863. In it, he describes battalion training and events that took place around Clarksville, Tennessee. Also included are half of a military pass, a scrap of paper reading Mr Littleton, and a poem clipped from an unidentified newspaper.

Dates: 1863

Marion Bennett Ledger and Ambrotype

Identifier: MS-2882
Abstract This collection consists primarily of a ledger that Marion Bennett compiled between 1886 and 1925. He begins with a brief history of the 59th Indiana Infantry, describing the unit's travel down the Mississippi River through such cities as New Madrid, Corinth, Moscow, and Memphis, the battles and campaigns they participated in (including the Siege of Vicksburg, the Atlanta Campaign, and Sherman's March to the Sea), and their travel through such battle sites as Chattanooga, Mission Ridge,...
Dates: circa 1860s, 1886 October 3-1925

Martin Foran Letter

Identifier: MS-2286

In a March 7, 1869 letter to Nevada Senator William Morris Stewart, Ohio Representative Martin Foran stresses his moderate political stance since the conclusion of the Civil War, citing Tennessee Senator William G. Parson Brownlow as a personal friend who can vouch for his sentiments of true loyalty and submission to "the Cause."

Dates: 1869 March 7

Mary A. Atkins Autograph Book

Identifier: MS-2352

The collection contains an autograph book belonging to Mary A. Atkins. Dated entries range from 1861-1872.

Dates: 1861-1872

Matthew A. Cowden and George A. Gammon Letters

Identifier: MS-3209

This collection houses several letters written by Union soldier Matthew A. Cowden to his family in Pennsylvania and by Confederate soldier George A. Gammon. Cowden's letters illustrate the hardships of being a soldier, his longing for home, and his confidence in the Union Army's ability to defeat the Confederates. Gammon's letter shows an extreme hatred for the Union Army and speculates on movement of the Confederate Army in the coming days.

Dates: 1863 November 19-December 29

McAmis Family Papers

Identifier: MS-3358
Abstract The bulk of this collection consists of letters that family and friends in Tazewell, Tennessee wrote to Mattie (Weir) McAmis in Birmingham, Alabama during the Civil War. Many of these letters were authored by Mattie's eldest daughters, Mary and Maggie. These letters, while mostly personal in content, also discuss Corinth, Mississippi and describe East Tennessee during the Federal occupation of early 1862. The collection also houses correspondence written to and from Mattie (McAmis) Mitchell...
Dates: 1860 March 10-1944 December 16 (bulk 1861-1866, 1944)

Memphis Freedmen's Bureau Report

Identifier: MS-3240

This collection consists of a four page report detailing events in the Memphis, Tennessee district of the Freedmen's Bureau during the month of May 1864. The writer, Captain T. A. Walker of the 63rd Infantry Regiment (Colored Troops), describes the city of Memphis (particularly its schools) as well as the contraband camps of Holly Springs, Shiloh, and President's Island.

Dates: 1864 May 31