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American Civil War (United States : 1861-1865)

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 103 Collections and/or Records:

Speech by an unknown student

 Collection
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 British...
Dates: 1861-02

Stephen Dill Lee letter

 Collection
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

Ted Barclay Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: WLU-Coll-0002
Scope and Contents Includes autographed letters signed and typed copies of Barclay's letters to his family in Lexington, Virginia during the American Civil War. The letters include: information about the activities of the Liberty Hall Volunteers of the Stonewall Brigade in major battles within Virginia; accounts of life in Confederate camp; information about food, clothing, diseases, religious services, attractive women, and deaths of friends while serving with the Volunteers; and accounts of his life as a Union...
Dates: 1861 - 1864

"The Battle Rainbow" Broadside

 Collection
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

 Collection
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

 Collection
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: [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

 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

 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