American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)
Found in 131 Collections and/or Records:
South Carolina Papers
This collection consists of papers from South Carolina, including: two letters, January 11 and January 14, 1865, from Major General Joseph Wheeler to General Braxton Bragg; printed 1833 broadside of a restrictive bill concerning slavery in South Carolina; other Civil War documents.
Speech by an unknown student
Stephen Dill Lee letter
In this letter from Stephen Dill Lee to Mrs. Gray, dated 1904 from Columbus, Missippi, Lee thanks Mrs. Gray for her kind Christmas letter and writes that it caused him to recall events from the American Civil War era, during which he served with her husband.
Stonewall Literary Society to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-01
This letter by members of the Stonewall Literary Society is for Robert E. Lee. The society writes to Lee that they have decided to make him an honorary member for his actions during the Siege of Petersburg, Virginia during the American Civil War.
Strobridge & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-30
This letter by the Strobridge Lithography Company is addressed to Robert E. Lee and references their lithographs of Robert E. Lee and that fire had destroyed its Cincinnati studio, including a Lee portrait. They share that a third Lee lithograph is in process as well as a portrait of Stonewall Jackson.
Ted Barclay Correspondence
"The Battle Rainbow" Broadside
This broadside of the poem 'The Battle Rainbow' by John R. Thompson was printed for the June 1862 Southern Literary Messenger.
Thomas J. Neel Correspondence
Thomas L. Broun Correspondence
This collection contains typescripts of letters from Thomas L. Broun to his sister Anne and brother Edwin. The letters discuss Broun's life as a member of the Kanawha Riflemen in the Confederate States of America's army during the American Civil War.
Thomas T. Munford to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-18
This letter was written by Thomas Munford for Robert E. Lee. Having learned that R. E. Lee is planning to write a war memoir, Munford writes to Lee to correct information within the offical Confederate report of the cavalry battle at Aldie, Virginia in 1863.
To the Honorable the County Courts of the several Counties named in the annexed Schedule: Announcing "An Act to provide further for the Public Defense" requisitioning slaves from various counties for labor for fortifications and other various works to provide for the public defense., 1862-11-27
To the Honorable the County Courts of the several Counties named in the annexed Schedule: Announcing 'An Act to provide further for the Public Defense;' requisitioning slaves from various counties for labor for fortifications and other various works to provide for the public defense. John Letcher, Executive Department, Richmond, November 27, 1862.
U. S. Navy Ephemera Collection
Printed pamphlets about the U. S. Navy in the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and in modern times; also includes pamphlets on shipbuilding.
United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection
Consists of miscellaneous correspondence related to the Lee Memorial Fund at Washington and Lee University in 1921. Includes newspaper clippings and pamphlets concerning the Confederacy, the United Daughters of the Confederacy, and primarily, the passing of a resolution naming Lincoln's birthday as a national holiday. Also includes correspondence with Douglas Southall Freeman and others.
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Winnie Davis Chapter Minute Book
This minute book of the Winnie Davis Chapter dates from 1938 to 1951 and includes a group photo dated 1937. It also includes four pages of notes concerning the history of the Buena Vista Chapter.
Unsigned note to Lee dated April 28th, 1866, 1866-04-28
The note explains a parcel of books from Algernon Sidney Vigus to Robert E. Lee that Vigus had removed from the Lee family's library at "Arlington House" during the American Civil War.
W. H. Nettleton to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-11
This letter by W. H. Nettleton is addressed to Robert E. Lee. Nettleton, an Englishman having traveled the county over the past year, writes that he would like a hand-written line or two from Lee as a souvenir of this trip.
Wartime Correspondence with Elizabeth, 1861
Washington Hall Ephemera Collection
Welsh Family Papers
This collection is primarily general family correspondence including Civil War letters (dated 1862-1864) from John P. Welsh, a Confederate infantry officer, and James L. Welsh. There are also 34 family letters on microfilm, 12 of which were written by John P. Welsh during his confinement in a Federal prison.
William Andrew Quarles to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-12
William Andrew Quarles wishes to send his son to Washington College and asks for a catalog. He notes that his son in Canada and was formerly a lieutenant in the Confederate Army.
William George McDowell Papers
This collection includes manuscript and typecript sketches of 41 Washington and Lee Alumni who served in the American Civil War. The materials were compiled for a proposed memorial volume which was never completed. Included are letters to McDowell from veterans, descendants of veterans, and associates answering his request for information.
William H. Davis Correspondence
The collection contains transcripts and copies of William H. Davis's letters home to his wife Millie, from Monterey, Petersburg, and other Confederate army posts in Virginia. The material is a record of a common, unlettered man pouring out his homesickness to his wife.
William H. Hope to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-10
Hope, a real estate lawyer in Virginia, wishes to assist Lee in recovering his Arlington estate. He includes a newspaper annnouncing that Union soldiers killed at numnerous wartime battlefields would be reinterred at Arlington and that a memorial would be placed there in their honor.
William L. Jackson Special Order
Handwritten copy of a special order issued by General William L. Jackson on September 14th, 1862. The document gives orders to attack the ground occupied by the enemy.