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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 18 Collections and/or Records:

Boush/Asher Family Collection (MS234)

Identifier: MS234
Content Description Nathaniel’s papers related to business and to the New York Life Insurance Company. There are also letters from Nathaniel to Samuel during the Civil War years. Letters to Samuel from relatives, including his sisters Effie and Fannie and his mother Jane, contain commentary on the Civil War. At different times during the war Samuel was in New Orleans, Manassas and Petersburg. There are Confederate passes among his papers. There is also an 1865 letter from Samuel to his mother about his return...
Dates: 1856-1949

Captain Rufus D. Pettit Papers (MS093)

Identifier: MS093
Scope and Contents This collection consists of hand-written letters to and from Captain Pettit regarding the prisons and prisoners in Alexandria, military orders, supply lists and ration orders, receipts, and prison reports Pettit drafted for his superiors. The five prisons in Alexandria were Alexandria Jail, Odd Fellow's Hall Prison, Slave Pen Guard House, Washington Street Military Prison, and Prince Street Military Prison. These prisons were used primarily to confine deserters from Union armies. ...
Dates: 1863-1865

Civil War Reenactors

 File — Box 1, Folder: 52
Scope and Contents

This folder contains 6 photographs of reenactors at Fort Ward Museum and Historic Site.

Dates: 1942 - circa 1991

Correspondence, 1856-1865

 File — Box 1, Folder: 8
Scope and Contents

Contains a handful of letters written to Daniel O'Sullivan by Thomas O'Leary, Jeremiah O'Brien, and J. McBroadus.

Dates: 1856-1865

Daniel O’Sullivan Collection (MS141)

Identifier: MS141
Content Description

The Daniel O'Sullivan collection consists of business records and correspondence related to Daniel Sullivan and his son Michael R. Sullivan who owned and operated a rooming house, and wholesale grocery and liquor store in the 1850s-1940s. Items also include a letter from Jeremiah O'Brien who fought for the 26th Regiment of the New York Volunteer Infantry and writes concerning battles fought during 1861-1862.

Dates: 1850-1912

Family Correspondence, 1861-1891

 File — Box 1, Folder: 4
Scope and Contents Originial list of Letters: Jack Sangster to sister, October 22, 1861, Centerville, VAJames Sangster to sis [Mary Edward Sangster], November 10, 1861, Union MillsBettie to Puss [Mary], December 11, 1861, Danville, VAJack [John Sangster] to "My dear sister" [Virginia Sangster Bennett], January 14, 1862, Centerville, VAJack to sister, April 10, 1862, Louisa Court House, VAJack to sister, May 8, 1862Viriginia to...
Dates: 1861-1891

Henry B. Whittington Diary (MS011)

Identifier: MS011
Content Description The diary begins on the date of Federal occupation of Alexandria by Union troops, May 24, 1861. Entries describe events related to the Civil War, the occupying troops, and attitudes of the local populace. There is rich detail regarding personnel of the ever-changing occupying force, its disruption of local affairs, and response of the citizens. Local and national events such as major battles, skirmishes, and political occurrences are vividly described. References to persons important to the...
Dates: 24 May 1861 - 22 April 1865

Henry C. Hart Correspondence (MS018)

 Collection — Assorted box 1
Identifier: MS018
Content Description Most of these papers are letters from Henry C. Hart to his parents, John and Mary Nixon, who also received two letters from their nephew, John C. Hart. The letters relate to camp life in a number of Northern Virginia and Washington, D.C. locations: Soldiers Rest, Alexandria; Camp or Fort Reynolds, D.C.; Fort Sumner, D.C.; Rectortown, Fauquier County; Vienna, Virginia; Flint Hill, Rappahannock County; and Fairfax Station. Henry writes about breaking colts for the army, his health, wounded...
Dates: 1864 - 1872

Lemuel Durbin Williams Papers (MS158)

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MS158
Content Description

The collection is primarily focused on Williams' membership in the Washington Light Infantry, his published and unpublished works on proper performance of various military duties, and his work for the Coast Survey. The collection contains a work log from his days at the Coast Survey, correspondence received by Williams, and his published and unpublished works, including one which was written over part of a daily log from his service in the D.C. Militia Infantry.

Dates: 1842-1885 (Bulk 1853-1862)

Letters, 1861-1866

 File — Box 1, Folder: 6
Scope and Contents Original list of letters:Sallie [Ford] to "Puss" [Mary Edward Sangster] August 10, 1861, Warrenton, VADaniel [Daniel McCarty Lee] to "My dear cousin" [Mary], March 25, 1862, Orange, C. H.Alice E. Meisinger to Puss, March 2, 1863Major S. B. Brewer to M. E. Sangster, November 91, 1863, Richmond, VAMajor S. B. Brewer to M. E. Sangster, January 1, 1864, Richmond, VAThomas H. Lace to Mary E. Sangster, May 1, 1864, Camp...
Dates: 1861-1866