United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Correspondence
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 37 Collections and/or Records:
Albert J. Baldwin Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5089
Abstract A collection of 55 manuscript personal letters written by Albert J. Baldwin, mostly dating from the author's Civil War service in Battery D, 1st Michigan Light Artillery.
Identifier: MSN/CW 5004
Abstract A small Civil War manuscript group consisting mostly of personal letters written home to Alabama by civilian medical doctor Leroy Hammond Anderson.
Dates: 1857-1863; Majority of material found in 1862-1863
Barrier Family Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5057
Abstract More than one hundred letters written during the Civil War by two brothers serving in the Confederate army, Sgt. William Lafayette Barrier (1st North Carolina Cavalry) and Col. Rufus Barrier (8th North Carolina Infantry). The letters are mostly directed to the brothers' father, Mathias Barrier, in Mt. Pleasant, Cabarrus County, North Carolina.
Dates: 1861-1868; Majority of material found in ( 1861-1865)
Caley Family Correspondence
Identifier: MSN/CW 5024
Abstract A collection consisting primarily of 29 Civil War manuscript letters written by Union private Charles C. Caley, during his service in Co. F, 105th Ohio Infantry.
Dates: 1862-1892; Majority of material found in 1862-1865
Christopher C. McKinney Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5003
Abstract 5 personal letters written between August 1861 and February 1862 by Confederate army lieutenant Christopher C. McKinney, as regimental adjutant, 8th Tennessee infantry.
Cicero R. Barker Letter
Identifier: MSN/CW 5040
Scope and Contents A manuscript personal letter written from the defenses of Richmond on 1 December 1864 by Confederate soldier Cicero R. Barker, 8th North Carolina Infantry.
Dates: 1 December 1864
G. Julian Pratt Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5041
Scope and Contents Of the seven manuscripts in the group, five are letters by Pratt to his mother or father—one written from western Virginia in August of 1861, and four from various locations in the Shenandoah Valley, December 1862 to November 1863. The two remaining documents (March-June 1862) are letters to Pratt from the headquarters of Brig. Gen. Wise, responding to Pratt's own, perhaps repeated entreaties that Wise use his influence to expedite Pratt's exchange. Pratt's initial assignment to Wise's command...
Harrison E. Randall Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5013
Abstract 77 Civil War letters of Harrison E. Randall of Fulton County, Ohio, written from the field as a member of Co. H, 100th Ohio Infantry. Most were written from Kentucky (September 1862 to August 1863), Georgia, during the Atlanta campaign (June to August 1864), Alabama and Tennessee, including letters from the Nashville campaign (October 1864 to January 1865) and North Carolina (March and April 1865).
Henry H. Maley Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5023
Abstract A group of 50 personal letters written during the Civil War by Union private Henry H. Maley, Co. K, 84th Illinois Infantry. Most of the letters date from 1864-65, when the regiment was attached to IV Corps, in the Army of the Cumberland.
Dates: 1862-1865; Majority of material found in 1864-1865
Henry S. Figures Letter
Identifier: MSN/CW 5001
Scope and Contents Letter from Henry S. Figures, a young Alabama salesman, to his father. Much of the letter's content treats the military plans and aspirations of Figures' acquaintances, as the Confederacy hastened to mold existing state militias and fresh volunteers into a national army. Many of those mentioned would serve with Figures in the 4th Alabama: Clifton Walker, Samuel Moore, and Fielding Bradford all were privates in Company I, and William Fariss, like Figures, served in Company F. The regiment had in...
Dates: 1861 May 9
Herbert Benezet Tyson Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5010
Abstract A group of 5 letters written by naval lieutenant Herbert Benezet Tyson of the U.S.S. Connecticut, during that ship's cruise to and around the Caribbean in winter/spring 1865.
Isaac Ira White Letter
Identifier: MSN/CW 5031
Abstract A personal letter written on 9 April 1864 by Confederate corporal Isaac Ira White, Co. H, 11th Virginia Cavalry, from camp in Rockbridge County, Virginia.
Jackson Family Correspondence
Identifier: MSN/CW 5067
Abstract A group of around 60 manuscript personal letters, almost all written by and/or to members of the Jackson family of Moore County, North Carolina before and during the Civil War. The collection includes letters of eleven Confederate States soldiers, serving in the 26th or 30th North Carolina Infantry or the 2nd North Carolina Cavalry.
James B. Jordan Letter
Identifier: MSN/CW 5000
Abstract A Civil War letter written on 5 February 1865 by Confederate lieutenant James B. Jordan, 26th North Carolina Infantry, from the Federal prison camp at Johnson's Island, Ohio.
Dates: 5 February 1865
James Parkison Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5007
Scope and Contents Consists of 11 letters (October 1864 to March 1866) written by the Newark, Ohio printer and pro-war Republican James Parkison. All are directed to his brother William, who for most of the correspondence was serving with the Union army in Tennessee.
Leonard Williams Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5068
Scope and Contents Of the 127 letters in the collection, 115 were written by Leonard Williams to his wife Anna Laval Williams during the Civil War. These letters range in date from 18-19 July 1861 to 11 February 1865, and provide a literate, lengthy, and relatively continuous epistolary narrative of Williams's wartime experiences. The letters also stand as one side of an ongoing dialogue with Anna on managing the Greenville household and farm, including the slaves. (During the war the mercantile store was...
M.A. Harvey Letter
Identifier: MSN/CW 5066
Scope and Contents A 4-page folio-sized letter written on 15 November 1862 by Confederate private M. A. Harvey, Co. B, 8th Texas Cavalry, describing actions during Bragg's invasion of Kentucky in September-October.
Mary Bettle Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5029
Abstract A pair of manuscript letters, each dated 4 October 1862, written to the Philadelphia Quaker Mary Bettle by two relatives, Sophia Jones and Elizabeth Williams. An enclosure in Jones's letter describes audiences of the Ohio Yearly Meeting of Friends with Salmon P. Chase, Edwin M. Stanton, and Lincoln, regarding exemption from the draft.
Dates: 4 October 1862
Mary Crowell Letter
Identifier: MSN/CW 5058
Abstract A four-page folio-sized manuscript letter written on 28-29 April 1862 by Mary Crowell of Nora, Illinois. Much of the letter is given over to news of members of Co. E, 15th Illinois Infantry, recently engaged at the battle of Shiloh.
Dates: 28 April 1862-29 April 1862
Meek Family Correspondence
Identifier: MSN/CW 5053
Abstract A group of 27 personal letters written by, to, or about James Monroe Meek, an East Tennessee lawyer and legislator jailed by the Confederates for his Unionist sympathies. Most of the correspondence dates from the Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1869; Majority of material found in 1861-1865
Ora W. Harvey Letter
Identifier: MSN/CW 5026
Abstract A four-page letter written on 15 April 1863 by Civil War private Ora W. Harvey of the 46th Massachusetts Infantry, mostly discussing camp recreations, especially baseball.
Dates: 15 April 1863
Peed Family Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5037
Abstract Sixteen personal letters written by the brothers John Nathaniel Peed and James Oscar Peed, during their Civil War service in Co. I, 9th Virginia Cavalry (CS). Many of John Peed's 14 letters were written in 1864-65, from the environs of Petersburg.
Pugh Family Letters
Identifier: MSN/CW 5009
Abstract A group of 12 letters written by the Western Pennsylvania Quakers John and Joseph Pugh during the Civil War. Included are 6 letters written by John during his service aboard the U.S.S. Quaker City, of the navy's East Gulf Blockading Squadron.
Read Family Correspondence
Identifier: MSN/CW 5015
Abstract A small group of papers originating with the Read family of the central Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. Included are 28 letters written by three different family members during the Civil War: Confederate States soldier Thomas Griffin Read, Co. I, 33rd Virginia Infantry (10 letters); his wife Martha White Read, of Augusta County (15 letters); and the CS artilleryman John Henry Read (3 letters).
Dates: 1850-after 1900; Majority of material found in 1861-1865
Richard C. Morgan Letter
Identifier: MSN/CW 5050
Abstract A personal letter written from Columbus, Ohio on 25 August 1863 by Confederate Col. Richard C. Morgan, 14th Kentucky Cavalry, following his capture on John Hunt Morgan's Indiana-Ohio Raid. The letter is directed to sister-in-law Martha Ready Morgan, John Morgan's wife.
Dates: 25 August 1863
Robert S. Edwards Papers
Identifier: MSN/CW 1004
Abstract Around 60 items, mostly manuscripts, with a bearing on the Civil War service of Lt. Robert S. Edwards of the 48th New York Infantry. Among the 45 personal letters are 14 written by Edwards and 22 directed to him by his brother and sister-in-law, Ogden and Nellie Edwards, then living in the Philippines. There are also a number of items relating to Robert Edwards's death (at Fort Wagner in Charleston Harbor) and post-mortem arrangements.
Samuel T. Reeves Correspondence
Identifier: MSN/CW 5012
Abstract A family correspondence of 31 items whose principal author is Sgt. Samuel T. Reeves, writing as a member of Co. C, 80th Indiana Infantry. Many of the letters date from the spring of 1865, when Reeves was convalescing at Camp Dennison, Ohio.
Dates: 1864-1870; Majority of material found in 1865
Sarah Stilson Correspondence
Identifier: MSN/CW 5061
Abstract Letters written by and to Sarah Stilson, a teacher in New York State, during the Civil War. At the heart of the group is a lively correspondence of 25 letters between Stilson and Oliver Waldo West, a Union cavalry officer.
Shipman Family Correspondence
Identifier: MSN/CW 5043
Abstract A Civil War family correspondence of 19 letters occasioned by the Confederate States military service of Jesse Albert Shipman, Co. G, 1st North Carolina Cavalry. The Shipmans were from Henderson County, in the North Carolina highlands.
Shriver Family Correspondence
Identifier: MSN/CW 5030
Abstract A group of seven Civil War era letters and notes written by two members of the Shriver family of Owings Mills, Maryland. Much of the content relates to Thomas Herbert Shriver, who served at Gettysburg with the 1st Virginia Cavalry (CS) and subsequently attended the Virginia Military Institute.