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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

Edwin H. Abbott papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0001
Abstract Files relating to the "Alabama Claims" handled by this Boston attorney concerning damage inflicted by the Confederate commerce raider C.S.S. Shenandoah during the final months of the Civil War.
Dates: circa 1873-1883

Macon and Miles Abernathy papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0003
Overview This collection consists Abernathy family correspondence discussing the outbreak of the Civil War and the return of Macon, a University of Alabama student, to his hometown of Jacksonville, Alabama, to enlist in a local company. Also contains an 1878 obituary of Macon's father, Major Miles W. Abernathy.
Dates: 1861 - 1878

Adams Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0006
Abstract This collection consists principally of correspondence among members of the Adams Family, the majority of which concerns the Confederate service of a son, who wrote many letters detailing army life and conditions. It also contains papers related to Homer and John Adams, prisoners of war who died before returning home, and an Adams Family history by Irving Adams, dated December 18, 1948.
Dates: 1849 - 1926; Majority of material found within 1860 - 1865

Rucker Agee papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0013
Abstract [None]
Dates: 1861 - 1977

Alabama historical documents collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0037
Overview Miscellaneous deeds, certificates, bills of sale, legal suits, court orders, and bonds pertaining to various regions or persons in Alabama. Includes a copy of the post-Civil War loyalty oath.
Dates: 1826-1866

Alabama Warriors speech text

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0053
Overview Text of a speech describing the contribution of Emma Sansom, Joseph Wheeler, Raphael Semmes, and John Pelham to Alabama history, read at the February 2, 1933, meeting of the Canebreak Rifle Guard Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.
Dates: 1933

Allen Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0064
Overview The business and personal papers of John G. Allen (1810- 1891) and his son Charles Edward (1860-1943), planters of Marengo County, Alabama, including Civil War letters, tenant farmer contracts, mortgages and indentures, bills and receipts, personal letters, insurance policies, and miscellaneous items relating to the family.
Dates: 1848-1906

Jonathon A. B. Allison letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0068
Overview A letter dated 6 March 1862, from "Camp Alabama, near Dumfries, Virginia," to "Dear Uncle," with news of friends and the war.
Dates: 1862 March 6

William K. Bachman ordnance return and muster roll

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0101
Abstract Monthly return of ordnance and ordnance stores received and expended during the month of November 1864; muster roll of Bachman's company of the German Artillery Regiment of Hampton's Legion, August 31-October 31, 1864.
Dates: 1864

William Pitt Ballinger diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0104
Abstract Diary covering the 1865 negotiations with General E. R.S. Canby and others over the cessation of hostilities between the U.S. and the state of Texas, other legal cases legal and business, as well as personal and family affairs.
Dates: 1864-1868

Hiram Berry Civil War Letters to Hannibal Hamlin

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4290
Overview This collection contains twenty-two letters from Union General Hiram G. Berry to US Vice President Hannibal Hamlin, both of Maine, along with copies of two letters of recommendation from generals who served with Berry. The letters detail Berry's activities in Virginia during the US Civil War.
Dates: 1862-1863

James Boykin papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0196
Abstract Papers of an important Dallas County, Alabama, planter family, including correspondence, household and plantation records, materials regarding James Boykin’s cavalry unit during the Civil War, and papers of Boykin's descendants down to the mid-twentieth century.
Dates: 1833-1967; Majority of material found within 1848 - 1870

Donald Brown collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3690
Overview The Century War Book: Battles and Leaders of the Civil War (People's Pictorial Edition); Alabama Citizens' Commission on Constitutional Reform Collection; Rosenwald Schools in Kentucky, 1917-1932 Papers; and 4) Another Star is Born: Grand Opening Tuscaloosa Mercedes-Benz M-class Press Information packet.
Dates: unknown

Chief Surgeon's General Order No. 107

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0306
Abstract General Order No. 107 from Chief Surgeon S. Cooper's office in Richmond, Virginia, modifies an earlier order delineating medical officers' reasons for issuing medical furloughs for soldiers.
Dates: 1862 December 17

"Confederate memoirs," volumes II and III

 Collection
Identifier: W-0012
Overview Unpublished typescript of the memoirs of twenty Confederate soldiers
Dates: 1861-1865

Confederate stores ledger for Snyder's Bluff, Mississippi

 Collection
Identifier: W-0014
Overview A handwritten ledger documenting the collection and distribution of foraged and purchased materials by Confederate officers at Snyder's Bluff, Mississippi.
Dates: 1862-1864

Cowin family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0364
Overview Photocopies of the diary and essays written by John H. Cowin of Green County, Alabama covering events from 22 April through 13 November 1861 as well as a smaller diary for the month of January 1863. There is also a presidential pardon and oaths of allegiance certificates for Samuel Cowin, as well as photocopies of miscellaneous documents including Alabama tax statements from 1875 and 1877 and newspaper clippings, and a Civil War era Smith and Wesson Model 2 Army revolver. Also in the...
Dates: 1861–1921

CSS Alabama partial muster roll

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3724
Overview Partial muster roll of the CSS Alabama.
Dates: after 1864 June 19

Durst Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0461
Overview Letters, newspapers, and miscellaneous documents from the Durst family. There is also a World War One era panoramic photograph and United Stated Service, or Blue Star Mother's flag.
Dates: 1708-1977; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1868

Charles Ellis diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2819
Overview Diary written by First Sergeant Charles Ellis of the 96th Illinois Volunteer Infantry during the Civil War. The diary contains daily notes concerning regimental duty in Huntsville, Alabama, in 1865.
Dates: 1865

Garner family letters

 Collection
Identifier: W-0030
Overview Typed transcripts of correspondence written by the extended Garner family between 1832 and 1886.
Dates: 1832-1886

Wade Hall collection of illustrated envelopes

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2218
Abstract The collection contains illustrated envelopes donated by Dr. Wade Hall. The illustrations on the envelopes range from simple to highly ornate.
Dates: 1861-1968

Wade Hall Collection of Civil War Materials

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4273
Overview A variety of materials related to the United States Civil War
Dates: 1861 - 1932

James A. Henderson papers

 Collection — Box 640
Identifier: MSS-0662
Overview Writings of James A. Henderson of the Twelveth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment while stationed at Centre, Alabama, in December 1865.
Dates: 1865 December 1-4

Hestor L. Stevens Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4237
Overview The collection consists of twelve letters written by Hestor L. Stevens (1803-1864), a representative from Michigan, detailing his law business in Washington, DC, during the election of 1860 and the beginning of the Civil War.
Dates: 1860 - 1861

Holliman and Stewart families letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-3749
Overview Civil War letters and miscellaneous documents of James Franklin Holliman and William Stewart, to and from their families between 1862-1911.
Dates: 1837-1936

William A. Howard Letter on Edwin M. Stanton

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4268
Overview William Alanson Howard (1813-1880) was a member of the US House of Representatives between 1855 and 1861. This collection contains one seven-page letter written by Howard in 1870 to Attorney General Ebenezer Hoar refuting suggestions of disloyalty made against politician Edwin M. Stanton in regard to his conduct near the outbreak of the US Civil War.
Dates: 1870 February 7

Keyes Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0813
Abstract A collection of correspondence, diaries, biographical notes, scrapbooks, photographs, memorabilia and other papers. It concerns the emigration of the family of John Washington Keyes and his wife Julia Hentz Keyes to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, after the Civil War, and their subsequent travel all over the world.
Dates: 1846-1944

King family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0817
Overview Includes the papers of the King family of Perry County, Alabama, who owned plantations and other businesses.
Dates: 1803-1894

Letter from James to Miriam A. Berry, 1861 April 18

 File — Box 4257.015, Folder: 22
Scope and Contents Letter from James of St. Mary's, Kentucky, to Miriam A. Berry of Big Spring, Kentucky, commiserating with her on the marriage of an apparent erstwhile suitor of Miriam's. He also tells her of the progress he's made on his manuscript titled The Life of Trotter Triggs and its possible publication in the LLebanon Democrat. He concludes the letter telling her of a mutual friend's intent on joining the army but "as it is...
Dates: 1861 April 18

Letters to Lemuel P. Foss

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4304
Overview This collection contains letters sent to Lemuel P. Foss, a Union soldier during the US Civil War, from his family and friends in New Hampshire.
Dates: 1862-1865

Letters to Maggie, 1859-1863

 File — Box 4257.015, Folder: 17
Scope and Contents Three letters to Maggie, one from her cousin Mary A. Thompson of Wrightstown, another from R.E.K. of Greensboro, and one from her cousin Corrie of Greensboro. The letters discuss the war, John Brown's trial, family affairs, and the weather.
Dates: 1859-1863; 1859-1863

Letters to Marquis de Lafayette Lane

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-4301
Overview This collection contains letters sent to Maine native Marquis de Lafayette Lane while he served as US consul to Veracruz, Mexico, a post he held from 1862-1867.
Dates: 1863-1867

Maria Dinges Letter, 1863 September 24

 File — Box 4257.015, Folder: 23
Scope and Contents Letter from Maria Dinges of Woodstock, Virginia, to her daughter-in-law Mrs. Dr. Geo. N. Dinges (Lizzie) of Mount Crawford, Virginia, about the death of Lizzie's grandfather. The rest of the letter covers news of family and friends and Maria's concern for her "beloved son ... something tells me he is in heaven, it is always in my mind."
Dates: 1863 September 24

Captain Clarence Mauck Letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2878
Overview This collection contains four letters from Gravelly Springs, Alabama pertaining to ordinance returns and bills for Captain Clarence Mauck of the 4th U.S. Cavalry.
Dates: 1865

Miscellaneous documents, 1860-2007

 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...
Dates: 1860-2007

Mobile, Alabama, Confederate newspaper scrapbook

 Collection
Identifier: W-0050
Overview Scrapbook of newspaper articles from Confederate newspapers (probably in Mobile, Alabama) documenting Civil War battles including the First Battle of Bull Run, the Siege of Lexington, and the Battle of Leesburg.
Dates: 1861-1862

Calvin J. C. Munroe papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1030
Overview Letters, a picture of Munroe, and an application for a Confederate pension
Dates: 1863-1914

Alfred Parmenter papers

 Collection
Identifier: W-0153
Overview Letters written by Alfred A. Parmenter, a member of the Twenty-sixth Massachusetts Infantry, describing battles and camp life in the South to his parents
Dates: 1861-1862

Phi Alpha Theta's Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Burning of the University of Alabama

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-2565
Overview Contains a newspaper article entitled "Yankee colonel wavered that terrible day, but orders were to burn U of A to ground" and the carbon copy of a letter from Charles G. Summersell to C.E. Williams about Phi Theta Kappa's presentation, "Vocata," commemorating the burning of the University of Alabama by Yankee soldiers in April, 1865, just weeks before Lee's surrender in Appomattox, Virginia. There are also four photographs to accompany the "Vocata" text with a page telling who is in...
Dates: 1956

William M. Pratt letter

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1163
Overview Letter dated 22 April 1864, from Head Quarters, Sub-district of the Pamlico, Washington, North Carolina, to Commander Renshaw, warning him of enemy troop movements
Dates: 1864 April 22

Henry W. Reese Jr. papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1184
Abstract Contains a letter by Reece describing his arrival in Vicksburg; a letter from William Garrard to H. F. Reese about his brother Henry; and a paper written by H. F. Reese about his brother's life.
Dates: 1863-1905

Shelby Iron Company Records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1261
Abstract Contains records of the Shelby Iron Company from 1862 to 1930, including correspondence, directors' minutes, stockholder records, manufacturing records (charcoal reports, stable reports, mining, time books, payrolls by department), commissary records, grist mill toll books, furnace record books, and many other records. It also includes records of a subsidiary, Shelby Manufacturing and Improvement Company, 1890-1923. The virtually complete set of manufacturing records also parallels the birth...
Dates: 1862-1930

Hudson Strode Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1361
Overview Hudson Strode (1892-1976) was a literature and creative writing professor at The University of Alabama from 1916-1963, and a writer of more than a dozen nonfiction books. This collection includes correspondence, photographs, manuscripts, artifacts, prints, newspaper clippings, and other materials related to his travels and literary career.
Dates: 1753-1986

E. W. Tarrant letters

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1383
Abstract Two letters written from Aransas Pass, Texas, to a Mrs. Brown in October 1914, containing extensive reminiscences of the Warrior Guards (Company A of the Fifth Alabama Infantry Regiment) and Fowler's Artillery Battery. Both units were organized at Tuscaloosa, Alabama.
Dates: 1914 October

Henry Timrod papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1411
Abstract This collection contains letters, some of them Civil War related, and poems to Rachel Lyons, of Columbia, South Carolina, primarily from the period 1861-1863.
Dates: 1854-1940

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Alabama Division, records

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-1472
Overview This collection contains biographies of thirty-nine prominent Civil War-era figures from Alabama and correspondence to and from Mrs. Annie Daugette, chair of the committee in charge of the project.
Dates: 1938-1957

Alonzo Van Vlack papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS-0166
Abstract Typed transcripts and one handwritten letter from a Union soldier to his parents while he was a prisoner of war at Cahaba Prison in Dallas County, Alabama, and at a parole camp near Vicksburg, Mississippi. There are also typed transcriptions of manuscripts describing prison life and the explosion of the Steamer Sultana.
Dates: 1864-1865