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American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 103 Collections and/or Records:

Robert E. Lee to Jefferson Davis, 1864-04-15

 File — Box 2: [0000003974], Folder: 85
Overview General Lee discusses general strategy, particularly in defense of Richmond, Virginia.
Dates: 1864-04-15

Robert E. Lee to Winfield Scott, 1861-04-20

 File — Box 1: [0000003921], Folder: 46
Overview Robert E. Lee resigns from the United States Army, attributing it to the necessity of protecting his home state.
Dates: 1861-04-20

Robert H. Chilton letter

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0431
Scope and Contents In this letter Robert H. Chilton seeks employment after the conclusion of the American Civil War. He mentions his previous employment as the Chief of Staff in Robert E. Lee's Army of Northern Virginia. The recipient of the letter is unknown.
Dates: 1865-05-13

Robert Hanson Fleming Diary

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0073
Scope and Contents His diary describes Fleming's flight to Augusta, Ga. after the fall of Richmond, guarding the specie of the Confederate treasury. There is also a furlough permit, May 2, 1865, signed by Commandant William H. Parker.
Dates: Inclusive Mar. 28-May 16, 1865

Rockbridge County Records

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0067
Scope and Contents This collection includes Rockbridge County records, including tax lists, ordinary licenses, muster rolls, lists of slaves, court cases, and election polls.
Dates: Inclusive 1778-1912

S. J. Henderson to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-27

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee is from S. J. Henderson. Henderson and Judge Charles Lewis McConnell have heard Lee plans to write a book on the American Civil War. Henderson and McConnell ask to have publishing agency in Kentucky for Lee's book.
Dates: 1866-03-27

Sallie White Bruce Manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0426
Scope and Contents This manuscript is a memoir by Sallie White Bruce about her family's life in the Lexington area during the American Civil War and their involvement with Washington College. It references Hunter's Raid in 1864.
Dates: Inclusive 1940s

Sargent, Wilson & Hinkle to Robert E. Lee, 1866-03-31

 Item — Box 7A, Folder: 50
Scope and Contents This letter to Robert E. Lee is from the book publisher Sargent, Wilson and Hinkle. This letter asks Lee for his approval of McGuffey Eclectic Readers books on the American Civil War.
Dates: 1866-03-31

Small engraving of General John B. Floyd

 Collection
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

 Collection
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