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John L. Nau III Civil War History collection

 Unprocessed — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2019-0149

Content Description

Terms used in the description of the items come from the donor.

Acquisition Type



Donated by John L. Nau III, 3 September 2019.

Restrictions Apply


Access Restrictions

Box 3 is currently closed to patrons.


  • 1859 - 1865


1 Cubic Feet (1 half-width document box, 2 flat boxes)


PTO425 Unidentified USCT 1st Sgt, PTO427 Unidentified USCT bugler, PTO522 1-2 African American cavalrymen, PAO206 Full-blooded Indian with bowie knife, PAO222 Unidentified Union musician, PTO519 1-3 1st Rhode Island Cavalry, PAO326 50th Illinois day of enlistment, PTO619 6 Unidentified CSA infantrymen, PAO276 Richmond Grays, VMI, c.1859, PTO192 2004.272 Group portrait-Irwin Cowboys, PCO792 Confederate spy and director; DL1873 letter from Wm Clark re: USCT, DL1878 letters relating to Wild, 54th Massachusetts -- collection 1878.6 – May 12, 1862 – mentions organizing black regiments – allows us to talk about efforts before the Emancipation Proclamation 1878.10 – mentions 54th Mass – in June (before Ft. Wagner) 1878.14 – discusses 1st NC Colored Troops and white officers’ reactions, DL1898 letters of Robert Crist, 21st Indiana -- collection 1898.1 – talks about US troops in Texas and where they are from, good example of trans-Mississippi West material (and boredom at posts) 1898.4 – letter talks in very offensive language about black troops and white Union soldiers’ views of them (reminder that not all white US troops supported USCT), DL0243 letter from Col. Edgar M. Gregory, 4-18-65, DL1920 letter from Eugene Hamilton, Cold Harbor, DL1928 letters from Frank Ashley- TX post-Appomattox -- collection one letter about the Maximillian Affair, one about postwar Texas, and one about black soldiers: July 9, Aug. 6, and Nov. 1 1865 letters, DOR0032.002 letter from A.P. Shearman re: AotPotomac, DOR0028 Voucher from Maj. John – 450 bushels corn, DL1935 letter from J.H. Manly, use $ to hire substitute