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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 82 Collections and/or Records:

Liberty C. Abbott Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-1
Scope and Contents The Liberty C. Abbott family papers contain the records of the Abbott family, including a large amount of correspondence, much of it with family and friends but there are political and business letters also. In addition, there are records of Liberty Abbott’s business activities, including Clifton Plantation, Abbott and Howard, Holmes County, as well as Thompson and McClure of Schlater, Leflore County. There are also some legal documents, diaries, memorabilia, newspaper clippings,...
Dates: 1859 - 1930; Majority of material found within 1883 - 1926

Charles R. Allen diary collection

Identifier: USGPL-CRA
Scope and Content Note The Charles R. Allen Diary collection contains a diary transcribed by Charles R. Allen in 1902 from his orginial 1861-1864 Civil War diaries. In this volume, Allen has transcribed the roginial diaries but also added notes and essays on the coming of the Civil War, commentary on the events of the War, and notes about life after the War. The collection also contains numerous copies of Allen's original poems, many written about his wartime experiences. Finally, this collection contains the...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1861 - 1931

M.W. Andrews. Memoirs of the War Between the States

Identifier: MSS-229
Scope and Contents

"Memoirs of the War Between the States" (May-August, 1861), is a Civil War reminiscence as told to Icie A. Moore by Martin Wells Andrews, Cherry Creek, Mississippi (Pontotoc County), concerning his service in the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company I (Cherry Creek Rifles).

Dates: undated

J. Trooper Armstrong Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-435
Scope and Contents

Family letters of J. Trooper Armstrong and his wife, Ladie, from Nashville, Tennessee, Arkansas and Jackson, Mississippi, including Civil War letters (1861, 1864). J. Trooper Armstrong served in the Confederate Army, 9th Arkansas Regiment.

Dates: 1851 - 1864

Orville E. Babcock collection

Identifier: USGPL-OEB
Scope and Content Note The Orville E. Babcock collections contain a number of diaries and personal effects of Grant's former aide-de-camp. Babcock’s diaries begin in 1863 and continue into 1869 (though missing are the crucial years when he joined General Grant's staff). Babcock records his experiences in Kentucky, Ohio, Washington, DC, Vicksburg, Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga, before be summoned to Virginia by General Grant. They also contain information about his post-war experiences in Washington as...
Dates: 1863 - 1884

Beachum Family Papers

Identifier: MSS-34
Scope and Contents Five Civil War letters, including: Letters from James M. Beachum, 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, Company C (Town Creek Riflemen) from Virginia, 1863; A. L. Gallaway, 10th Mississippi Regiment, Company B; George Martin of the 2nd Mississippi Infantry Regiment, no company listed, 1864; D. Beachum of the 12th Mississippi Cavalry Regiment, Ferguson’s Brigade, 1864; letter of Bone Hughes of the 27th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Buford's Brigade, 1863. Also includes 4 legal papers, 3 short...
Dates: 1844 - 1864

Louise Brigance Papers

Identifier: MSS-614
Dates: 1860 - 2005

Jim Bultema Video Collection

Identifier: USGPL-JB
Scope and Content Note The Jim Bultema Video Collection encompasses three boxes containing a total of forty-six VHS tapes converted to DVDs. Two tapes are currently being converted to DVDs and are not located within the collection at this time. At the present time, boxes 1 and 2 have 14 tapes with accompanying DVDs and Box 3 contains 16 tapes with accompanying DVDs. The collection contains partial edited footage of the proposed documentary, but the majority remains in raw footage form. Two history graduate...
Dates: 1983 - 1985; Majority of material found in 1985 - 1985

George F. Capps Letters

Identifier: MSS-166
Scope and Contents Letters of George F. Capps of Troy, Pike County, Alabama, to his wife Martha O. Capps from Alabama, Mississippi, and Ohio. Topics mentioned in an 1860 letter include his operation of a school for boys in Alabama, literary matters, and friends and family. Capps served in the Confederate Army in Company H, 42 Alabama Volunteer Infantry. His 1862 letters written from Mobile, Alabama, and Columbus and Artesia, Mississippi, concern the war, the surrounding countryside and conditions in Columbus,...
Dates: 1860 - 1869

Peleg Clarke, Jr. papers

Identifier: FVW-PCJ
Scope and Content This collection contains a number of letters, documents, and records related to Peleg Clarke Jr. While the collection spans from 1853 to the early 1900s, a bulk of the collection was created over the course of the Civil War. The year 1862 is heavily represented. During this time, Clarke Jr. provided goods and services to the Union Army. However, in 1862 his steam sawmill was confiscated. A number of materials (even as late as 1866) in the collection relate to this incident. Historians and...
Dates: 1853 - 1900