The American Civil War

Title

The American Civil War

Identifier

AmericanCivilWar

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Ms2008_018_Foster_Jack_1883_1213a.jpg

Letter from Jack Foster, formerly enslaved person and body servant in the 36th Virginia Infantry, to Confederate General John McCausland, reminiscing about the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain and his time in camp service.
Ms2018_028_StoneEdwinC_Letter_1861_1111a.jpg

Letter written by sailor Edwin C. Stone aboard the U.S.S. Minnesota, November 11, 1861 to his brother Persley Stone. Majority of letter is advice from…
Ms2018_027_PierceCharles_Letter_1861_0720a.jpg

Letter written July 20, 1861 by Charles H. Pierce to his mother on the eve of the Battle of First Manassas/Bull Run. Pierce was a member of the United…
Ms2018_025_PittmanJohn_Letter_1863_0423a.jpg

Letter written by John Pittman, 12th North Carolina Infantry, written from camp around Fredericksburg, Virginia, April 23, 1863. Letter is written to…
Ms2018_021_LucasVirginia_Letter_1861_0711a.jpg

Letter written by Virginia Lucas to her brother [name not given] from Halltown in Clarke County, Virginia, July 11, 1861. Virginia writes how she and…
Ms2018_019_EamesJoseph_Letter_1863_0420a.jpg

Letter written by Joseph Eames to the Confederate Secretary of War, April 20, 1863 in regards to petitioning the secretary to reassign his son, Pope…
Ms2018_018_BarnardJamesandJehu_Letter_1864_0324a.jpg

Letter written by James and Jehu Barnard of Patrick County, Virginia to their parents. Both were members of Company K, 50th Virginia Infantry. Written…
Ms2018_014_HurstJames_Letter_1862_0704a.jpg

Letter written by James H. Hurst, Co. K, 50th Pennsylvania Infantry, July 4th, 1862, from Beaufort, South Carolina to his brother. Letter describes…
Ms2018_011_RuleJoseph_Letter_1864_1216a.jpg

Letter written by Joseph Rule from his camp at Petersburg, Virginia, December 15th, 1864 to his friend Silas. Letter details Rule's Company B, 50th…
Ms2015_037_2018_1026_ConfederateSlaveReceipt.jpg

This collection contains a partially printed receipt for slave labor delivered Chief Engineer Lt. Col. William H. Stevens in charge of Confederate…
Ms2011_048_LynchburgVaSlaveImpressment_1863-1001.jpg

This collection details the receipt of a slave, John, in Lynchburg, Virginia, for work on the city's fortifications in October 1863. The slave was…
Ms1993_022_BauerGeorge_1864_0520a.jpg

Union soldier during the Civil War, writing from Spotsylvania Courthouse on May 20, 1864, to his daughter, about the many battles he had fought in and…
Ms1960_002_AlexanderHenrie_1862_0610a.jpg

Henrie H. Alexander was Blacksburg, Virginia, resident. In 1861, he mustered in as a 1st Sergeant with Company C, 4th Regiment, Virginia Infantry. He…
Ms2012_008_BartlettAnsil_1865_0415a.jpg

The collection consists of a letter by Ansil T. Bartlett to his father, dated April 15, 1865. Written from Camp Farmville, Virginia, the letter…
Ms2010-013_HarbinNancy_Letter_1862_1017a.jpg

The collection consists of a letter written by Nancy B. Harbin to her sons, Jack and John Harbin. The letter details a mother's concern for the…
Ms2012-025_BrownMima_Letter_1863_1108a.jpg

The collection consists of a letter written by "Mima Brown" from Pulaski, Virginia to her brother Pvt. James H. Farmer on November 8, 1863. Brown…
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Elizabeth Hughes claim for damages done to her home by unidentified Confederate forces in 1862. The claim is dated 1868, and details the loss of…
Ms2008-028_LeeAnna_Letter_1861_1217.jpg

This collection contains a letter of invitation from Anna Lee to Confederate General P. G. T. Beauregard of the Confederate Army to attend a country…
Ms1987_028_Tarr_GHorace_1863_0504a.jpg

The G. Horace Tarr Letter is dated May 4, 1863, giving a detailed eye-witness account of the Battle of Chancellorsville. G. Horace Tarr was a union…
Ms2013_060_TippettWilliam_1864_0317a.jpg

The collection consists of a single letter from Sgt William S. Tippett to his wife, Maggie. Written from a parole camp in Annapolis, Maryland, the…
Ms2012_014_DerrickClarenceLetter_1865_0617a.jpg

The collection consists of a single letter from Lt. Colonel Clarence Derrick (1837-1907), 23rd Battalion, Virginia Infantry, to President Andrew…
Ms2012_071_CoxIsaac_1862_0629.jpg

A letter from Isaac Cox to his wife (probably in Saltville), written in Tazewell County, Virginia, June 29, 1862. Cox writes of marching to Princeton…

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