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  • Subject is exactly "United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865"

Ms2002_044_LeeRobertE_Image_002.tif
A photograph of Robert E. Lee. The Robert E. Lee Collection comprises one personal letter, one portrait, and two reproduced photographs. The letter is from Lee to Reverend W. H. Braddus of Lexington, Virginia, regarding Lee's check for $30.00, which…

Ms2002_044_LeeRobertE_Image_001.tif
An image of Robert E. Lee on horseback.

Ms1994_022_Atkinson_Memoir_c1900.pdf
Written sometime around 1900, the memoirs recount the military career of Archibald previous hit Atkinson next hit, Jr., as a doctor in the Confederate Army during the American Civil War, serving as a surgeon for the 10th Regiment, Virginia Cavalry,…

Ms1992-010_010.pdf
Harvey Bear's diary from 1862.

Ms1997_007_CandlerWilliamL_Letter_1861_0908a.jpg
Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.

Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.

Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.

Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.

Candler tells his uncle that he's about to embark on a secret move in Maryland.

Ms2009_113_ClevelandAlva_Diary_1862_coverfront.jpg
The diary of Alva Cleveland, a 57-year-old soldier who served as an orderly with the 1st Regiment, Wisconsin Infantry. The diary covers March to July 1862 while Cleveland's regiment was stationed around Nashville, Tennessee, and in northern Alabama.…

Ms2008-002_CohnJacob_Diary_1864_Frontcover.jpg
The diary of Jacob Cohn, a soldier in Company A, 54th Pennsylvania Infantry during the Civil War. Cohn's brief entries commence with April 14, 1864 and trace his regiment's movements and battles, particularly those at New Market and Piedmont. The…

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Letter from Conway Catlett to Willy, adding to an account of Custer's raid of Charlottesville that Willy requested in the Dispatch, answered by Mr. Clem Morton. Concludes with Catlett's opinion on going to war with England over the country of…

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Letter from Catlett Conway to his brother Henry, in which Catlett indicates that he has enclosed a letter from John Conway to himself concerning their father's will and the division of the estate; also includes details of Catlett's health, lonely…

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willie, in which he discusses pleasant business relations with Colonel Carter Braxton of Newport News, his employment at brother-in-law Parker Thornton

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willie, observing that the increased numbers of medical professionals would do well to retain the

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willy, reminiscing over their life as brothers and expressing satisfaction with how their lives have unfolded; detailing his and his daughter Mary Wallace

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willie, detailing the ill health of and subsequent treatments by a

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willy, speaking of his 60th birthday and Willy's 55th birthday; detailing the travels and situations of his daughters, Mary Wallace and Virginia; and describing how he spends his time at his boarding house when his…

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willy, describing his time as a patient in the Virginia Hospital as he underwent various treatments for pneumonia, and concluding by recalling memories of his and Willy

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willy, explaining that, due to his busy work schedule, he rarely has time to socialize with many people in the city and therefore does not have many connections. He refers to three physicians -- Dr. Hugh Taylor, Dr. E.…

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willy, describing Catlett and Mary Wallace's move to the second floor of a two-story house; mentioning the promising prospect of a new business year at the tobacco plant; elaborating on the repsonses to Willy's inquiries…

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willie, indicating that Willie should subscribe to the Sunday paper for Confederate stories; speaking of some family relations; and explaining why he no longer takes an active part in the "Confederate Camps."

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willie, informing Willie of a visit from John and his son Kent, the latter of whom wishes to undergo a risky operation to remove a blood clot from his brain.

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willy, reflecting on his article "my experience in the Battle of Gettysburg" that had been published in a newspaper; recalling certain aspects of the Conway family genealogy; telling how a portrait of "GrandPa Catlett"…

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willie, describing a picture that he had taken a few days prior; commenting on Willie's article in the Sundays' Dispatch titled "Early in the Valley" in reference to a Civil War battle which Willie participated in; and…

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willie, relaying the news of the death of Kent, Johnny's only son, and asking to be informed of any details of the death; and recalling a speech given a few days prior by Harvard president and historian Charles Francis…

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Letter from Catlett Conway to Willie, recounting a visit from John; describing Virginia
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