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"M. B. K." Civil War letter

 Collection — Box: BW 9, Folder: 1 [X031589319]
Identifier: MSS 16217
Scope and Contents

"M. B. K." Civil War letter, and other family letters, 0.03 cubic feet. A sister writes to her brother, "Reynold" in the Confederate Army, near Yorktown, 1861, May 21 and June 25 , with a note from his mother, and another letter from a "fond sister" with detail about the fight in Virginia, including the "Company of Howitzers now at Manassas Gap" and mention of Colonel Francis Hennery Smith, (1812-1890) First Superintendent at Virginia Military Institute and his treatment of the cadets.

Dates: 1861

Reverend J. O. Miller letter to the Honorable Adam M. Glossbenner

 Collection — Box: BW 8, Folder: 1 [X031589300]
Identifier: MSS 16189
Scope and Contents Reverend J. O. Miller (living in York, Pennsylvania) letter to his congressman, the Honorable Adam M. Glossbrenner, 1866, 0.03 cubic feet, concerning damage done by the Union troops to the Winchester German Reformed church. Also included are four affidavits documenting the damage with testimony signed by George F. Miller, Isaac Kline (Frederick County), Thomas Hewel (Winchester), John W. Gain, Brison Luther, George Diffendorfer, and J. B. T. Reid (Mayor of Winchester). The letter and...
Dates: 1866

Moore brothers Civil War letters and papers

Identifier: MSS 16441
Scope and Contents Note The Moore brothers Civil War letters and papers (1861-1876; 0.2 cubic feet) consists of letters to family from two brothers serving on the Union side of the Civil War, one on the Eastern theatre, Albe Cady Barrett Moore in Company K, 5th Regiment Wisconsin volunteers, and John Wesley Moore, on the Western theater, in the Company B, 7th Regiment, Minnesota volunteers. Albe Moore fought with the Army of the Potomac and died from illness in 1862 at Harrison's Landing near Richmond,...
Dates: 1861 - 1876

John L. Nau III Civil War History Collection

Identifier: MSS 16459
Scope and Contents The John L. Nau III Civil War History Collection (1806-1988, bulk 1861-1865; 133 cubic feet) contains Civil War-era correspondence, service records, pension records, artifacts, photographs, military records (including orders, requisitions, and correspondence), currency, newspapers, and other print materials. The collection primarily contains the correspondence, records, and photographs of white soldiers and officers who fought in the Civil War, including white officers serving in...
Dates: 1806-1988; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865

John William "John Billy" Peyton diaries and account books

Identifier: MSS 4944
Content Description Peyton's diaries cover the Civil War and Reconstruction periods and frequently mention conflicts, specifically the Yankees and how many people were killed on both sides of battlefields. His diary entries describe the Yankees being at his home and near his neighbors in Rapidan, Virginia. Many southern generals are mentioned including General (Stonewall Thomas) Jackson, General (J.E.B.) Stuart, and General (Richard S.) Ewell. There are also references to President (Andrew) Johnson. ...
Dates: 1862 - 1911

George Julian Pratt papers--addition 3 Civil War military order

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 11283
Content Description Original offensive military order given on April 9, 1865 from Brigadier General William L. "Mudwall" Jackson ordering 18th Virginia Cavalry Lieutenant George Julian Pratt to burn the railroad bridges near Lynchburg.There is a photocopy of this military order in the existing collection but this is the original order which is a note scrawled on a scrap of paper by General Jackson. It is accompanied by a letter from L. L. Lomax in the War department thanking Pratt for a copy of the order for...
Dates: 1865, 1894

Receipt log of Clothing Distributed to the 117th United States Colored Troops

 Collection — Flat_Box: Archival Oversized Box L 4, Oversize_Folder(Within_an_OSBox): 1/1
Identifier: MSS 16799
Content Description This collection contains a receipt log (18"X22") of provisions given to the African American infantry during the Civil War. The top of the document states that 'WE, the undersigned Non-commissioned Officers, Artificers, Musicians, and Privates, of [Co "F" 117th U.S. C.S.], do hereby acknowledge to have received of [Capt Riley I. Griffith] the several articles of clothing set opposite our respective names." There are about sixty-five names listed. The receipt includes the date of issue (Dec....
Dates: December 31, 1864

Robert Clark papers

 Collection — Box: BW 26, Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 16497
Content Description This collection contains 14 fourteen letters written during the Civil War to Robert Clark (48th Infantry Illinois) by three Union soldiers: William B. Oliphant (6 letters) (a Sergeant in Company E, 51st Infantry Regiment Illinois), John R. Oliphant (4 letters) (Illinois E Company), Henry Willett (2 letters), and 2 unidentified letters/writings, including a leather pouch in which the letters were discovered. The letters were written primarily from Tennessee and Mississippi.The...
Dates: Majority of material found within 1863 - 1864

Armstead L. Robinson papers

Identifier: MSS 12836
Scope and Contents The Armstead L. Robinson papers(1848-2001; 43 cubic feet) consist of audiotapes; book reviews; census material; computer printouts; conference papers; correspondence; biographical information; instructional material; lectures and speeches; manuscripts and original writings by Robinson, his colleagues and students; maps; memorabilia; microfilm; organizational and professional files; photographs; printed items, and research and topical files. Most of the nineteenth century material is in...
Dates: 1848-2001; Majority of material found in 1967-1992

Bennett Taylor papers--addition

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9221
Content Description MSS 9221 Bennett Taylor papers consist of family correspondence with letters to and from Bennett about education at the University of Virginia, descriptions of United States Civil War battles including the 19th Virginia Regiment Company F, Picketts Divison at 2nd Manassas, a prisoner exchange for Lieutenant Colonel Bennett Taylor from Johnson Island in Lake Erie New York, and family news of descendants of Thomas Jefferson and local Charlottesville families from 1851-1894. Correspondence of...
Dates: 1851 - 1894

University of Virginia memorial for Civil War Confederate soldiers reproductions

 Collection — Digital_container: 1
Identifier: RG-30/21/2
Scope and Contents

This collection consists of reproductions of bronze plaques that served as a memorial to University of Virginia alumni that died in the Civil War fighting for the Confederacy.

Dates: Digitized: 2018

Virgil Maxwell Ward letters

 Collection — Box: BW 41, Folder: VIU-2022-0038-001
Identifier: MSS 16678
Content Description This collection contains four letters from a formerly enslaved person, Virgil M. Ward to his former Philadelphia employer, Edward Morris Davis, referred to as "Dear Friend " in the letters. Ward was born in Virginia in 1827, and it is unknown how he escaped enslavement. He worked in Philadelphia for Davis at $15.00 per month from April 1st, 1855 to April 13th, 1857. He moved to Ypsilanti, then Canada, and finally to Michigan. The letters are from the year 1860. The first letter...
Dates: October 25, 1860 - December 16, 1860.

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