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American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 103 Collections and/or Records:

"Liberty Hall Volunteers" Orderly Book

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0625
Content Description This collection consists of a pocket sized leather bound notebook used initially by William A. Anderson, Orderly or First Sergeant of the 'Liberty Hall Volunteers,' Washington College's military company organized in April 1861 for service in the Confederate army. The notebook was used to keep the daily rolls of the company and documents such things as absences, sick lists, accoutrement details, and police lists of its original members. Anderson carried the notebook from the formation of the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-04 - 1861-09

M. H. Achord American Civil War Reminiscences Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0474
Scope and Contents Collection contains mainly correspondence about American civil war historical matters as well as a typed copy of a muster roll of the Colyell Guards (Company G., 9th Louisiana Infantry, Livingston Parrish), which were commanded by Captain J.S. Gardner, and a newspaper clipping.
Dates: Inclusive 1926-1927

McFarland Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0384

Michael Reid Hanger Diary

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0173
Scope and Contents This typescript of a diary by Private Michael Reid Hanger of the Rockbridge Rifles, which was part of the 4th, 5th, and 27th Virginia Infantry regiments at different times during the American Civil War, includes descriptions of military action within the Shenandoah Valley and Fairfax County, as well as the First Battle of Bull Run. Stonewall Jackson, Rockbridge County citizen and soldier James K. Edmondson, and several Washington College alumni are mentioned. Text of the diary is supplemented...
Dates: Inclusive 1861

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

 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 Allan,...
Dates: 1868-02-16 - 1870-02-19; 1886-11

Otho Scott Lee Memoir

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0040
Scope and Contents This collection is a photocopy of a memoir by Otho Scott Lee of his first year of service in the American Civil War 1861-1862, with the First Virginia Cavalry, under the command of General J.E.B. Stuart.
Dates: 1861 - 1962

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

Poague Family Agricultural Account Book and Slave Register

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0476
Scope and Contents This account book documents agricultural operations for a southern Rockbridge County farmer between April 1863 and June 1867. The compiler is possibly Johnathan Poague, whose son, John William Poague, signed the book on the inside front cover. John William Poague attended Washington College in 1868 for one year. Contents include expenditures and receipts for day to day farm operations, crop production numbers, and diary - like entries. Contents of specific note include a registry of names of...
Dates: Inclusive 1861-1867; Majority of material found within Bulk 1863-1867

Randolph T. Shields Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0243
Scope and Contents This collection includes American Civil War recollections of Shields' maternal grandfather, Coupland Randolph Page, including his service with the Liberty Hall Volunteers, the Stonewall Brigade, and the Battle of Gettysburg. In addition, papers contain significant documents about members of the Tucker family, including John Randolph Tucker and Judge Henry St. George Tucker.
Dates: Inclusive 1862-1920

Robert E. Lee Papers

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0064
Scope and Contents This collection contains primary and secondary resources pertaining to Robert E. Lee and the Lee family. Included are correspondences from, to, and about Lee and various family members; memorabilia, pamphlets, photographs, reminiscences, miscellaneous personal papers, family history and genealogy. The collection includes materials acquired from the Lee family and items donated to and purchased and compiled by W&L University since Lee's tenure as president of Washington College from 1865 -...
Dates: Inclusive 1792-1935; Majority of material found within 1833 - 1870