United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject HeadingsScope Note: https://lccn.loc.gov/sh85140205
Found in 53 Collections and/or Records:
Adams Family papers
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
Dates: 1861 - 1977
Alabama historical documents collection
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.
Alabama Warriors speech text
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.
Alfred Parmenter papers
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
Alice A. Lide Papers
Abstract This collection consists of a typescript copy of a paper titled "Franklin K. Beck," by Alice A. Lide, recounting his life and accomplishments. It is based largely on secondary sources.
Allen Family papers
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.
Jonathon A. B. Allison letter
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 Pitt Ballinger diary
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.
Donald Brown collection
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.
Chief Surgeon's General Order No. 107
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
Overview Unpublished typescript of the memoirs of twenty Confederate soldiers
Confederate stores ledger for Snyder's Bluff, Mississippi
Overview A handwritten ledger documenting the collection and distribution of foraged and purchased materials by Confederate officers at Snyder's Bluff, Mississippi.
Cowin family papers
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...
CSS Alabama partial muster roll
Overview Partial muster roll of the CSS Alabama.
Dates: after 1864 June 19
Durst Family papers
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
E. W. Tarrant letters
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
Edwin H. Abbott papers
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
Charles Ellis diary
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.
Garner family letters
Overview Typed transcripts of correspondence written by the extended Garner family between 1832 and 1886.
George Platt Waller papers
Overview Contains photographs, correspondence, and typescript speeches written by diplomat George Platt Waller. Also contains a small journal and receipts related to his father's medical practice.
Dates: 1894 - 1895; 1952 - 1961
Henry Timrod papers
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.
Henry W. Reese Jr. papers
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.
Hestor L. Stevens Letters
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
Overview Civil War letters and miscellaneous documents of James Franklin Holliman and William Stewart, to and from their families between 1862-1911.
James A. Henderson Papers
Overview Writings of James A. Henderson of the Twelveth Iowa Volunteer Infantry Regiment while stationed at Centre, Alabama, in December 1865.
Dates: 1865-12-1 - 1865-12-4
James Boykin papers
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
Keyes Family papers
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.
King family papers
Overview Includes the papers of the King family of Perry County, Alabama, who owned plantations and other businesses.
Letters to Lemuel P. Foss
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.
Letters to Marquis de Lafayette Lane
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
Macon and Miles Abernathy papers
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
Captain Clarence Mauck Letters
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.
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...
Mobile, Alabama, Confederate newspaper scrapbook
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.
Calvin J. C. Munroe papers
Overview Letters, a picture of Munroe, and an application for a Confederate pension
Phi Alpha Theta's Commemoration of the Anniversary of the Burning of the University of Alabama
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...
William M. Pratt letter
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
Shelby Iron Company Records
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...
Hudson Strode Papers
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.
To the People of Alabama: anti-secession document signed by Robert Jemison Jr. and thirty-two other members of Alabama's 1861 secession convention
Overview Document to the people of Alabama from thirty-three men at the 1861 secession convention explaining why they did not sign the Ordinance of Secession
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Alabama Division, records
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.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Confederate Centennial Chapter, papers
Overview Two scrapbooks, the meeting minutes, and charter application
Alonzo Van Vlack papers
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.
Wade Hall Collection of Civil War Materials
Overview A variety of materials related to the United States Civil War
Dates: 1861 - 1932
Wade Hall collection of illustrated envelopes
Abstract The collection contains illustrated envelopes donated by Dr. Wade Hall. The illustrations on the envelopes range from simple to highly ornate.
Walter White letter [photocopy], 1863 August 16
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
James White, Obadiah White, and Jesse A. Justice letters
Overview A collection of letters written by James White to his mother and father, describing the fortifications at Tullahoma, Tennessee; others from White's son Obadiah White to his mother, relating clothing needs and rumors of troop movements; and from Jesse A. Justice to his wife, relating camp news, the incidence of sickness, and rumors of movement.
William A. Howard Letter on Edwin M. Stanton
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
William K. Bachman ordnance return and muster roll
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.