Contains 11 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.01
Scope and Contents This special requisition form signed by C.S.A. Colonel Turner Ashby requests four cavalry horses for new "recruits which it is necessary to mount." Ashby's signature appears twice on the form.
Dates: 1862 February 22
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.02
Scope and Contents The collection contains a photocopy of a letter from Walter White, a Confederate soldier in General Braxton Bragg's Army of Mississippi (later known as the Army of Tennessee), to a young lady back home. He spends much of the letter asking her to write.
Dates: 1863 August 16
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: w0150.03
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous documents relating to the Civil War, but only indirectly. Included are an 1860 ad for General William Walker's book, The War in Nicaragua; a Masonic memorial card for Jere Clemens Dennis of Dadeville, Alabama; a 2007 ad for a rare salt print of General Thomas Carmichael Hindman, C.S.A.; photocopy of page 422 of volume XVIII (1910) of Confederate Veteran, article titled "Proof about Coffin for General...
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0152.04
Scope and Contents A circular published by William B. Smith in Raleigh, North Carolina, in 1867. Smith is requesting Masons' accounts of "Masonic relief, protection, aid, counsel, partiality, influence, etc., which were the results of demonstrations of Practical Masonry during the late civil war in this country." Smith's ultimate goal was edit the information received into a volume titled Masonry in the time of War, however there is...
Dates: 1867 January 14
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.05
Scope and Contents A program from the Civil War centennial celebrations in Eufaula, Alabama, on April 21, 1961.
Dates: 1961 April 21
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.06
Scope and Contents A form letter from a group of Massachusetts citizens (including Samuel Bowles, John M. Clark, Samuel G. Reed, Gersham B. Weston, Edwin F. Jenks, Ivers Phillips, John A. Goodwin, and P. Emory Aldrich) calling for a convention of the people to discuss the "almost universal opposition of Massachusetts to the repeal of the 'Great Ordinance of Freedom,'" and to the "aggressioins of the Slave Power, in its invasion of Kansas...".
Dates: 1855 August 9
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.07
Scope and Contents A small pamphlet describing the rooms and articles in them of Jefferson Davis's First White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama.
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.08
Scope and Contents This broadside describes the conditions under which many Southern prisoners of war were suffering and solicits financial support from Southerners living in Europe during the Civil War. The Fund was intended to "mitigate some of these sufferings" although it acknowledged that some of the suffering could not be relieved.
Dates: circa 1864
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.09
Scope and Contents Of these two articles from Birmingham, Alabama, newspapers, one describes Confederate First Lady Varina Davis's jewelry that is on display at the White House of the Confederacy in Montgomery, Alabama; several of the pieces are photographed. The other is a letter to the editor debunking the romantic story of General Robert E. Lee's surrendering his sword to General Ulysses S. Grant at Appomatox, Virginia. The writer ends with a quote from General Grant, written years later, that states "The...
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150-10
Scope and Contents These handwritten notes are taken from J. Thomas Scharf's History of the Confederate States Navy. This history of the service which includes information about the ships and many of the officers is still highly regarded as a primary source for this type of information.
File — Box: WSC002, Folder: W0150.11
Scope and Contents This collection of papers and photographs deals primarily with Fort Warren, Massachusetts and Francis Bartow Bevill's time there as a prisoner of war.