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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

"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

John G. Staysa Civil War Diary

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: X031579410]
Identifier: MSS 16812
Dates: January 25 - June 2, 1862

Sylvenus A. Fay Civil War diary

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...
Dates: 1864

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 G. Staysa Civil War Diary

 Unprocessed Material
Identifier: ViU-2023-0026
Dates: January 25 - June 2, 1862

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

Mathew Brady Studio Union Civil War Camp photograph

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1: [Barcode: X032762384]
Identifier: ViU-2023-0199

Mathew Brady Studio: Union Civil War Camp photograph of African Americans

 Collection — Folder 1: [Barcode: X032762384]
Identifier: MSS 16833
Content Description This collection contains an albumen photograph of a Union wagon camp in Virginia during the Civil War from the Washington D.C. studio of Mathew Brady. Brady was one of the earliest and most famous photographers in American history. He is best known for his scenes of the Civil War. He often photographed Black soldiers and laborers during the war, mostly in Union or contraband camps. The present image documents for posterity a number of Black soldiers and laborers working towards a Union...
Dates: c.1864

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

Joel Gardner collections of war memorabilia and materials related to the University of Virginia

Identifier: MSS 16773
Content Description This collection contains war materials and materials related to the University of Virginia both donated by Joel Gardner. The war memorabila is from the eighteenth to the twenty-first century including a certification that Sergeant James Goldsmith served in the Continental Army in 1781; a letter dated July 8, 1862 requesting permission to form a "Company of 'Partisan Rangers" from the Confederate States Army; a photograph of Neville Chamberlain and Adolf Hitler following a September 24, 1938...
Dates: 1848-1970

George E. Dennis Confederate letter

 Collection — Box BW 7, Folder: 1 [X031589288]
Identifier: MSS 16169
Scope and Contents

George E. Dennis Confederate letter, 1862, in which he describes camp conditions and troop movements consisting of 0.03 cubic feet.

Dates: 1862

Naval Commander Louis Goldsborough letter

 Collection — Box BW 9, Folder: 1 [X031589313]
Identifier: MSS 16206
Scope and Contents

Naval Commander Louis Goldsborough letter to Lieutenant Commander Alexander Murray of the USS Sebago on June 5, 1862, 0.03 cubic feet, is an autograph letter signed by Goldsborough, as the Commander of the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron and on U. S. Flagship "Minnesota" letterhead about munitions and supplies. Also included is a handwritten note from Alexander Murray on the verso.

Dates: 1862 June 5

Henry Wise Garnett letter

 Collection — Box BW 5, Folder: 1 [X031589245]
Identifier: MSS 16088
Scope and Contents

Henry Wise Garnett letter. 0.03 cubic feet, to his grandfather, Brigadier General H. A. Wise from Richmond, Virginia on October 5, 1863. Henry, at age fourteen, refers to a letter that his mother had recently received from his grandfather about war news, Yankees, a "negro" school, and specific battles in the areas of Princess Anne County and Warrington, Va..

Dates: 1863 October 5

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

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

Leukhardt family Civil War letters

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: X030899341], 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...
Dates: 1862-1865

Jefferson Davis comic carte de visite engravings

 Collection — Folder MSS16816_001: [Barcode: X032762282]
Identifier: MSS 16816

Edward L. Jameson letters

Identifier: MSS 12123

Hayes, Rutherford, B. letter to Major Davis

 Collection — Box BW 51, 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

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