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American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)

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Found in 45 Collections and/or Records:

Aaron Howell Pierson Sr. to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 60
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This letter by Aaron Howell Pierson Sr. is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Pierson wishes to send his son to Washington College but does not know the requirements. Pierson worries that because of his son's service in the American Civil War, he may be too far behind his studies to attend.

Dates: 1866-05-15

Alexander Gardner to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-10

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 53
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Phtographer Alexander Gardner plans to send Lee photographs that are on hand in his studio at that include his company's imprint. He also plans to print and mount one-hundred photographs without his imprint, per Lee's request.

Dates: 1866-04-10

Augustus Machim Garber to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-17

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 60
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This letter by Augustus Machim Garber is addressed to Robert E. Lee. He writes that he has sent catalogues of Washington College to his uncle. However, his uncle would like information on fees and payment to the school. Garber also mentions sculptor William Rudolph O'Donovan and shares that the scultpor, with approval from Lee, will continue workingon a bust of Stonwall Jackson.

Originally included with this letter was a photograph of O'Donovan's bust of Stonewall Jackson.

Dates: 1866-05-17

Battle of Olustee

 Item — Box 2: [Barcode: 0000006020], Folder: 16
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Materials including newspaper clippings, an article by Hart about the battle and correspondence concerning the editing process, an article by Hart titled 'Florida in the War between the States,' transcriptions of the 1860 census, a map of the battle, research notes, and information about a centennial reenactment.

Dates: 1910 - 1965

Charles B. Richardson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-05

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 58
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This letter by Charles B. Richardson is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Enclosed with this letter was a map of the Army of the Potomac that Lee requested, as well as John Beauchamp Jones' "A Rebel War Clerk's Diary". Along with this package, Richardson updates Lee on the publishing of Henry Lee III's memoirs. Richardson also tells Lee that he is facing financial setbacks but they shouldn't hinder his business.

Dates: 1866-05-05

Civil War History (Copies)

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007742], Folder: 17
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This folder contains copies of documents from the Civil War era about members of the Shields family.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1832 - 1990

Civil War History (Copies)

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000007669], Folder: 18
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This folder contains copied materials relating to the American Civil War, specifially the Confederate States of America and information about its army.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1832 - 1990

Civil War Material

 Item — Box 2: [Barcode: 0000006001], Folder: 11
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Material about Civil War commemorative events, a map of Stonewall Jackson's movements, a summary of the Battle of Antietam, a copy of A House Divided: The Civil War Letters of a Virginia Family, by W.G. Bean, a piece about Jefferson Davis, and an extract from 'The Congressional Globe' from January 21, 1861 about seccesion.

Dates: 1910 - 1965

Correspondences, 1864

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000008049], Folder: 1
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This folder contains two letters from the American Civil War era, written by the Shields family.

Dates: 1864

Dr. Wesley Emmett Gatwood to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-17

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 60
Scope and Contents

This letter by Dr. Wesley Emmett Gatewood is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Gatewood would like information on attending Washington College and a piece of clothing Lee wore during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1866-05-17

Elizabeth S. Myrick to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-18

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 55
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This letter is from Elizabeth S. Myrick writing as "Mrs. S. P. Myrick". Elizabeth wishes to send her son, James to Washington College and asks for a circular and admission requirements. She explains that her son left school at fifteen to serve in the Civil War and fears his age and limited schooling before the war may hinder his opportunity to attend the school.

Dates: 1866-04-18

Ellen Reily to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-02

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 51
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This letter to Robert E. Lee comes from Ellen Reily. She asks Lee if he could include her husband in his book on the American Civil War. She includes newspaper clippings, orders, and letters by and about her husband Colonel James Reily.

Dates: 1866-04-02

Eugene Cole Powell, 1840-1920, 1935

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An address, delivered on the occasion of the presentation of a portrait of Dr. Powell to Dinwiddie County, Va., by his grandson, Dr.Richard Powell Carter, class of 1959.

Dates: 1935

J. C. Parks to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-04

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 57
Scope and Contents

This letter by J. C. Parks is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Parks asks Lee if he and "Mr. Frazier" may be the publishers of Lee's proposed American Civil War. As part of theri proposal, they would liberally compensate Lee and offer half of the profits to widows and orphans of fallen Confederate soldiers. They list Casper Bell, John Bullock Clark, and John Heagan as references.

Dates: 1866-05-04

J. F. Heun to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-11

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 59
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This letter by J. F. Heun is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Heun asks Lee for an autographed wartime document.

Dates: 1866-05-11

James Dabney McCabe to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 60
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This letter by James Dabney McCabe is addressed to Robert E. Lee. McCabe asks permission to write about Lee's actions during the American Civil War. He includes that as an ex-cadet of Virginia Military Institue, he published "A Life of Lieut. Gen. T. J. Jackson" during the war.

Dates: 1866-05-15

John C. Breckinridge to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-29

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 56
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Breckinridge introduces to Robert E. Lee three brothers, William, James, and Edward Carson, who are attending or en route to Washington College from Louisiana and asks that Lee be attentive to their well being. He also mentions Lee's proposed book on the Civil War campaigns of Virginia but that while he has no reports he'd be happy to write about any actions of which he had a part.

Dates: 1866-04-29

John T. Adkisson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-08

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 58
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Adkisson, who had attended Dolbear Commercial College in New Orleans, La., inquires about continuing his education at Washington College and offers a plan for how he may be able to afford it. He notes that he served in a Texas Brigade during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1866-05-08

Jubal Anderson Early to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-15

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 60
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Jubal Early recounts his participation in battles of the American Civil War and describes his experience living in Mexico since the Confederate surrender and his planned move to Canada.

The original envelope is included with this letter.

Dates: 1866-05-15

Mansfield Lovell to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-13

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 59
Scope and Contents This letter by Mansfield Lovell is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Having heard that Lee is writing a history of the American Civil War, Lovell offers a list of documents from Confederate officers in his possession for Lee's review. Mansfield notes documents taken by the Joint Congressional Committee on the affairs of the Confederate Naval Department and correspondence between the Confederate War Department and General Lafayette McLaws concerning the surrender of New Orleans, Louisiana to Union...
Dates: 1866-05-13

Notebook - William Allan's "Memoranda of a Conversation with Robert E. Lee", 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19, 1886-11

 File — Box 13, Folder: 1
Scope and Contents Between February 1868 and February 1870 Washington College professor and former Confederate Ordinance officer, William Allan, had five conversations with college president Robert E. Lee which he manually recorded in this memo book which he titled “Conversations with Gen. R. E. Lee”. Soon after each conversation, Allan described retreating to his office to record the highlights. In 1886, former Washington College Clerk of faculty and Librarian, Edward Clifford "E.C." Gordon shared with...
Dates: 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19; 1886-11

Pamphlet with sketches of Phi Kappa Psi Brothers from Washington and Lee who served in the American Civil War, 2005-09

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Scope and Contents

This pamphlet contains information on the 30 Virginia Betas who fought in the American Civil War. It was compiled by Craig T. Monroe, W&L Class of 1987.

Dates: 2005-09