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Abraham Lincoln Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0549
Scope and Contents

Collection contains photographs, pamphlets, newspapers, cigar box labels (lithographs), cartes des visites, postcard, etc about Abraham Lincoln.

Dates: Inclusive 1860-1965

Alexander Sterrett Paxton Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0372
Scope and Contents This collection consiste of Alexander Sterrett Paxton's journals in six volumes (484 p.)during the American Civil War. They cover his service as a member of the 4th Virginia Infantry of the Stonewall Brigade, including his role as a Commissary Sergeant of the regiment. Journal entries explore the war experiences of a Confederate foot soldier and include: his insights into motives for war; observations and descriptions of ranking officers, fellow soldiers, friends and family; detailed...
Dates: Inclusive 1858-1959; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1865

Alexander Tedford "Ted" Barclay correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0002
Scope and Contents This collection includes original letters and typescript copies of letters Ted Barclay sent to his family in Lexington, Virginia during the American Civil War. Subjects include information about the activities of the Liberty Hall Volunteers of the Stonewall Brigade in major battles within Virginia; accounts of life in Confederate camp; information about food, clothing, diseases, religious services, attractive women, and deaths of friends while serving with the Volunteers; and accounts of...
Dates: 1861-1864

American Civil War Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0074
Scope and Contents

This collection contains approximately 90 miscellaneous items connected with the government and people of the Confederate States of America, including correspondence, official orders, almanacs, bonds, paper money, sheet music, memorabilia, and clippings.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

August Forsberg's Civil War Memoir

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0109
Scope and Contents

This collection is an American Civil War memoir, c.1870?, of August Forsberg, which includes accounts of Confederate fortifications, marches and battles, and his life in a Union prisoner of war camp in Fort Delaware.

Dates: 1870

Blain Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-7
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0066
Scope and Contents This collection consists of personal papers of the Blain family of Albemarle County and Williamsburg, Virginia, including the Civil War period diary (1861-63) of school teacher Mary Randolph Blain. The diary, written near the York River in Gloucester County, Va. provides a picture of civilian life both in that area and in Williamsburg, Va. where her parents lived during the period. Also included are two letters written from Randolph Harrison Blain, brother of the diarist and a member of the...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1905; Majority of material found within Bulk 1861-1864

Cabinet Cards of Robert E. Lee, Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and other Confederate States of America generals

 Collection — Folder: 0011
Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0011
Scope and Contents This collection contains two cabinet card photographs, one of the 1869 painting by Everett B. D. Julio, titled 'The Last Meeting,' of Confederate States of America generals Robert E. Lee and Thomas 'Stonewall' Jackson on their war horses at Chancellorsville, Virginia in 1863 and a highly retouched fictional compilation of the 'President and Generals of the CSA' by photographer D.H. Anderson. The Andrson photograph has Lee on his horse Traveller in the foreground. The images were inscibed and...
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: Unknown

Charles Manson Crutchfield Collection of Memorabilia

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0088
Scope and Contents

Includes 82 items collected by Charles Manson Crutchfield, including 38 photographs some of which are of Confederate generals and were taken by Michael Miley, postcards and printed materials, most of which concern Washington and Lee University and the surrounding city of Lexington, Virginia during the 1880's

Dates: Inclusive 1882-1914; Majority of material found within Bulk 1880-1889

Copy of an ambrotype photograph of George Lewis Dull

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0110
Content Description

Two modern print copies of an ambrotype of George Lewis Dull in his Confederate uniform. The original photograph was taken by Richmond, Va. photographer Charles Rees

Dates: Majority of material found within Creation of the ambrotype

Cornelia Peake McDonald Diary

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0264
Scope and Contents

This collection is a handwritten copy by Cornelia Peake McDonald of her 'A diary with reminiscences of the war', from March 1861-1865.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

David Ballenger Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0531
Scope and Contents

Typescripts of letters from and to Ballenger.

Dates: Inclusive 1858-1888

David Flavel Jamison papers

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-10
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0056
Scope and Contents

This collection includes correspondence while Jamison was Secretary of War of South Carolina, 1861; scattered letters and papers pertaining to the South Carolina Secession Convention of which he was president, and papers related to his tenure as presiding judge of the military court of Gen. Beauregard's Corps, 1862-1864. Robert Woodward Barnwell and Lawrence Massillon Keitt are among the correspondents.

Dates: Inclusive 1860-1864

David Lawrence Hopkins Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0279
Scope and Contents

The papers of Captain David L. Hopkins, include 12 letters to his wife, Lou, all but one from his post in Lynchburg, Virginia, concerning their Lexington, Virginia farm, food supplies, mutual acquaintances, and occasionally the war, in particular the Battle of Lynchburg as well as several other family letters and Confederate money.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1865

Davidson Family Papers

 Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1-19
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0113
Scope and Contents This collection consists of papers of Lexington, Virginia lawyer James D. Davidson and his daughter Mary Davidson and includes some correspondence, manuscript and printed poems of James D.Davidson, clippings, and some miscellaneaous papers from the family. James Davidson's printed and handwritten writings in the collection were compiled for his book "A Curiosity in the Chancery and Rhyme and Prose," (N.D., but likely 1876-81). The collection contains detailed genealogy of the Davidson,...
Dates: 1830 - 1915

Ebenezer Mitchell Walden Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0472
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of three letters written by E. M. Walden from various Confederate States of America camps (near Wilmington, NC; Kinston, NC; and Richmond, VA) to his sister. He provides her with updates on CSA military activities and mentions General Sherman's raid in Georgia. The letters are dated June 13, 1863, Dec. 3, 1864, and Jan. 20, 1865.

Dates: Inclusive 1863-1865

Edmondson Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0251
Scope and Contents

This collection contains letters and receipts of Colonel James Kerr Edmondson, a Lexington, Virginia lawyer, judge and mayor, and of his wife, Emily Jane Taylor Edmondson. Also included are Edmondson's letters to his wife during the Civil War, while he was an officer in the Stonewall Brigade. Their are some items from their relations, the Monroes and Penicks of Lexington.

Dates: Inclusive 1861-1904

Edson J. Harkness Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0119
Scope and Contents

This collection includes family correspondence (1827-1846), letters (1862-1864) written by Harkness while serving in the Civil War, commissions and court martial documents, and muster rolls (1863-1865).

Dates: Inclusive 1827-1865

Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0273
Scope and Contents The Elisha Franklin Paxton Papers are comprised primarily of the personal correspondences, business and military papers of Elisha F. Paxton between 1845 and 1863. The core of the personal letters are written from Paxton to his wife Elizabeth White Paxton during their courtship in the 1850s and during the American Civil War, 1861-1863, while he served as an officer in the Confederate States Army’s 27th Virginia Infantry, a member of the staff of General Stonewall Jackson, and general in...
Dates: Inclusive 1845-1897; Majority of material found within Bulk 1854-1863

Ellinor Porcher Gadsden Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0189
Scope and Contents This collection came from the estate of Ellinor Gadsden in 1985. Highlights of the collection include the letters of Alexander Swift(Sandie) Pendleton, a Washington College graduate who was a top aide to Thomas Jonathan "Stonewall" Jackson during the American Civil War. These approximately 70 letters were a major source for the book. Sandie was the uncle of the Gadsden sisters. Included in the collection are also a few items of Gen. William Nelson Pendleton who was Robert E. Lee's friend and...
Dates: Inclusive 1839-1975

Engraving of General Wade Hampton

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0121
Content Description

An engraving of General Wade Hampton. Wade Hampton, III (1818-1902) was a South Carolina plantation owner and politician who served as a Confederate general during the Civil War.

Dates: Majority of material found within Date of the engraving

Francis McFarland Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0053
Scope and Contents

This collection includes 54 miscellaneous letters, 1821-1866; diaries and financial records McFarland kept while he was a missionary and during his two pastorates, 1823-1836, and 1841-1871, at Bethel Presbyterian Church, Augusta County, Va.; lecture notes taken while a student at Princeton University; and printed biographical sketches and engravings of McFarland.Correspondents include Stonewall Jackson, George Junkin, William Spottswood.

Dates: Inclusive 1815-1871

Frank E. White Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0330
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of research documents and photographs for Frank E. White's 2008 publication Sailor's Creek: Major General G. W. Custis Lee, Captured with Controversy.

Dates: 2008

Frank Smith Reader diary and transcription

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0019
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a diary kept by Frank Smith Reader between March-June 1864. In it, he describes the march up the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, the burning of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), the pillaging that took plage in Lexington, and the march to Lynchburg. Reader also documented the weather, his daily duties, the conduct of officers, the 9th West Virginia Cavalry, the 5th West Virginia Cavalry, Ringgold Battallion, and Averell's Division. He also compares the...
Dates: 1864 March 10-June 23, circa 1964

Freeman Hansford Hart Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0129
Dates: translation missing: en.enumerations.date_label.Creation: 1910 - 1965

George Bell Revercomb Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0285
Scope and Contents

This is a collection of typescript letters to Revercomb's friend Sarah Wallace during the American Civil War from the battlefields and camps in Gordonsville, Manassas, Winchester, Harrisonburg, and including the Battle of the Wilderness.

Dates: Inclusive 1862-1864

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Washington and Lee University, University Library Special Collections and Archives 84
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Confederate States of America 8
Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward), 1807-1870 8
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 7
Confederate States of America. Army. Liberty Hall Volunteers 5
Washington and Lee University 5
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Confederate States of America. Army of Northern Virginia 4
Hunter, David, 1802-1886 4
Jackson, Thomas Jonathan (Stonewall) 4
Confederate States of America. Army 3
Johnston, Joseph E. (Joseph Eggleston), 1807-1891 3
Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865 3
Bragg, Braxton 2
Broun, Thomas L. 2
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 51st 2
Davidson, James D. (James Dorman) 2
Edmondson, James K., Colonel 2
Forsberg, August (Lugwig August Forsberg) 2
Lee, George Washington Custis 2
Lee, Mildred Childe, 1846-1905 2
McFarland, Francis W., Reverend 2
McGill, John H. D (Harry Duncan), 1844-1924 2
Paxton, James Gardiner 2
Pendleton, William Nelson, 1809-1883 2
Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891 2
Tucker, Henry St. George, I 2
Washington College (Lexington, Va.) 2
Achord, M. H. 1
Adams, Charles Francis, 1835-1915 1
Anderson, D. H. 1
Anderson, William Alexander 1
Anne Smith Academy 1
Arlington House, the Robert E. Lee Memorial (Va.) 1
Association of the Army of Northern Virginia 1
Atkinson, Edward 1
Averell, William Woods 1
Averell, William Woods, 1832-1900 1
Ballenger, Bruce 1
Ballenger, David 1
Bank of Lexington (Lexington, Va.) 1
Bank of Rockbridge (Lexington, Va.) 1
Barclay, Ted, II (Alexander Tedford) 1
Barnwell, Robert Woodward 1
Batista, P. R., Mrs. 1
Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant), 1818-1893 1
Bethel Presbyterian Church (Augusta County, Va.) 1
Blain, Daniel, 1838-1906 1
Blain, Mary Randolph, 1840-1939 1
Blain, Randolph H. (Randolph Harrison), 1842-1929 1
Blain, Susan Harrison, 1806-1891 1
Breckinridge, Peachy Gilmer, 1835-1864 1
Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston 1
Brockenbrough, John 1
Brockenbrough, John Bowyer 1
Bruce, Sallie White 1
Bryan Family 1
Bryce, James Bryce, Viscount 1
Burks Family 1
Burnside, Ambrose Everett 1
Campbell, Duncan Green 1
Campbell, J. L. (John Lyle) 1
Campbell, John Archibald 1
Carrington, William C. P. (William Campbell Preston), 1835-1863 1
Carson, William Waller 1
Chilton, R. H. (Robert Hall) 1
Confederate States of America. Army, Virginia Infantry Units, 27th 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 3rd 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Arkansas Infantry Regiment, 3rd 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Louisiana Infantry Regiment, 9th 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Rockbridge Rifles 1
Confederate States of America. Army. South Carolina Infantry Regiment, 25th 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Artillery. Kanawha Artillery. Captain Thomas E. Jackson's Battery 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry (Laurel Brigade) 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 12th 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 14th 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Cavalry Regiment, 1st 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 10th 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 22nd 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 4th 1
Confederate States of America. Cavalry 1
Currie, Albert 1
Custis, George Washington Parke, 1781-1857 1
Davidson family 1
Davidson, Greenlee 1
Davidson, Mary 1
Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889 1
Davis, Millie 1
Davis, William H. 1
Depuy, Charles V. 1
Dull, George Lewis 1
Duval, Addison M., Mrs. 1
Early, Jubal Anderson, 1816-1894 1
Edmondson, Emily Jane Taylor 1
Eggleston, Kay 1
Ewell, Benjamin Stoddert 1
Firebaugh, Lizzie 1
Fleming, Robert Hanson 1
Floyd, John Buchanan , General 1
Forbes, Kate 1
Fortner, Martin 1
Franklin Society and Library Company of Lexington (Lexington, Va.) 1
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