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American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)

Subject Source: Fast

Found in 131 Collections and/or Records:

Small engraving of General John B. Floyd

Identifier: WLU-Coll-PP-0118
Content Description

A carte de visite sized engraving of General John B. Floyd in uniform by engraver 'Chas. Magnus, 12 Frankfort St, NY.' The image of Floyd is bordered by a decorative red oval. It resembles a trading card. Floyd was 31st governor of Virginia and a Confederate general in the American Civil War.

Dates: Majority of material found within Approximate

South Carolina Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0086
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1795-1867

Speech by an unknown student

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0455
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a hand written patriotic speech entitled 'On the Military Condition of College' given by an unknown Washington College (Va.) student in the college chapel in February 1861. The orator uses Washington College's three significant historical themes linking it to the American Revolution: the schools George Washington connection, its support by the Society of the Cincinnati, and the raising of the academy's military company, the "Liberty Hall Volunteers," against...
Dates: 1861-02

Stephen Dill Lee letter

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0444
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Single 1904

Stonewall Literary Society to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-01

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

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.

Dates: 1866-05-01

Strobridge & Co. to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-30

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 56
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-04-30

"The Battle Rainbow" Broadside

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0310
Scope and Contents

This broadside of the poem 'The Battle Rainbow' by John R. Thompson was printed for the June 1862 Southern Literary Messenger.

Dates: 1862

Thomas J. Neel Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0454
Scope and Contents This collection consists of five letters, four of which are written by Neel to his friends and family. In a letter to his mother dated June 22, 1864, Neel writes about receiving orders to travel to Lynchburg to meet Union General Hunter's forces, which had just moved through Lexington, Virginia. In the letter to Hicks, Neel requests for Captain Hicks to speak on his behalf as he is a candidate for the Commissioner of Revenue in Bland County, Va. In a letter dated September 1861, Neel...
Dates: Inclusive 1863-1865

Thomas L. Broun Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0553
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1861 - 1865; Majority of material found within 1861-04 - 1861-10

Thomas T. Munford to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-18

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 48
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-03-18

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

 Item — Box 5: [Barcode: 0000007297], Folder: 91
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1862-11-27

U. S. Navy Ephemera Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0348
Scope and Contents

Printed pamphlets about the U. S. Navy in the American Revolution, the American Civil War, and in modern times; also includes pamphlets on shipbuilding.

Dates: Other: Date Not Yet Determined

United Daughters of the Confederacy Collection

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0204
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1920-1939

United Daughters of the Confederacy, Winnie Davis Chapter Minute Book

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0205
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1938-1951

Unsigned note to Lee dated April 28th, 1866, 1866-04-28

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 56
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-04-28

W. H. Nettleton to Robert E. Lee, 1866-05-11

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 59
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-05-11

Wartime Correspondence with Elizabeth, 1861

 File — Box 1: [Barcode: 0000004834], Folder: 7
Scope and Contents From the Collection: 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: 1861

Washington Hall Ephemera Collection

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0629

Welsh Family Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0203
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1817-1886

William Andrew Quarles to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-12

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 54
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-04-12

William George McDowell Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0076
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: Inclusive 1910-1914

William H. Davis Correspondence

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0276
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1861

William H. Hope to Robert E. Lee, 1866-04-10

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 53
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1866-04-10

William L. Jackson Special Order

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0439
Scope and Contents

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.

Dates: 1862-09-14

William Lyne Wilson Papers

Identifier: WLU-Coll-0029
Scope and Contents Includes letters from the American Civil War period; correspondence of Wilson while he was Congressman from West Virginia, Postmaster General under Cleveland, and President of Washington and Lee University; 3 bound, indexed volumes (not orginals) of Wilson's official correspondence as Postmaster General; 6 diaries; miscellaneous papers and printed speeches; 38 letters from the University of West Virginia collection (microfilm); photograph; correspondence with Isidor Straus concerning...
Dates: Inclusive 1852-1980