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Identifier: MSS 4966
Scope and Contents The papers of Anna Maria (Campbell Hickman) Otis Mead Chalmers (1809-1891) and her family offer a deep look into a 19th century American family with a sharp focus on enslaved and formerly enslaved persons. The collection documents the life of a young, widowed woman, Anna Maria Mead Chalmers, who was the granddaughter of General William Hull (1753-1825). She was a mother of four children and became a businesswoman in Richmond, Virginia. She was a writer, an editor of the Southern Churchmen, an...
Dates: 1821 - 1897
Identifier: MSS 16708
Content Description Sylvenus A. Fay diary recounting the daily events of camp life and fighting, his capture by Confederates during the Battle of Plymouth, North Carolina and waiting for an exchange for his freedom with hundreds of Union Officers. Lieutenant Fay was the commanding officer of Company F, 85th New York Infantry. In January 1864, the 85th Infantry was ordered to Plymouth NC, where in April, almost the entire regiment was captured. There is significant information in the diary about how...
Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: MSS 16651
Content Description One autographed signed letter by Rutherford B. Hayes to Major Davis regarding reports about the American Civil War and Morgan's Raid in Buffington, Ohio, in July 1863.
Dates: 1891 January
Collection — Box: 1, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 15155
Scope and Contents Leukhardt family letters (1862-1865; 0.25 cubic feet) consist of letters from Captain Gottfried Leukhardt and his family while he and his son Andrew are fighting for the Union army from 1862 to 1865. They mention several important battles including the Seven Days Battle (Malvern Hill 1862) and Bermuda Hundred, Manchester and Varina, Virginia (1864). General George B. McClellan and General Fitz John Porter are also mentioned. There are different spellings of their names, including...
Identifier: MSS 16459
Scope and Contents Note John L. Nau III Civil War History collection (1846-1881; 202 cubic feet) consists of letters and transcriptions, photographs, currency, diaries and transcriptions, autographs, newspapers, photo albums, military orders, and requisitions.
Dates: 1846 - 1904; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865
- Subject: United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives X
- letters (correspondence) 2
- Enslaved laborers 1
- Enslavers 1
- Photograph albums 1
- Presidents -- United States 1
- Rutherford B. Hayes 1
- Soldiers -- United States -- Correspondence 1
- United States -- History -- War of 1812 1
- United States History Revolution, 1775-1783 Personal narratives 1
- University of Virginia -- Faculty 1
- University of Virginia -- History 1
- University of Virginia--Students--Correspondence 1
- enslaved persons 1
- human hair 1
- women--education -- Virginia 1 ∧ less
- English 4
- German 1