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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library Of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 13 Collections and/or Records:

Anna Maria Hickman Otis Mead Chalmers family papers

 Collection
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,...
Dates: 1821 - 1897

Eizabeth Albee Brooks Diary

 Unprocessed Material — Folder ViU2024-0062_001
Identifier: ViU-2024-0062

Sylvenus A. Fay Civil War diary

 Collection
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

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

John G. Staysa Civil War Diary

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

John G. Staysa Civil War Diary

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

Joseph Tatnall Lea and Annie Anderson Cabeen letters- addition

 Unprocessed Material — Folder 1
Identifier: ViU-2021-0039

Julia Chase diary

 Unprocessed Material — Multiple Containers
Identifier: ViU-2020-0048

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

Lieutenant Sylvenus Fay Civil War diary, 1864

 File — Box BW 45, Folder: 1/3
Content Description From the Collection: 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

Louis P. Stone letter

 Unprocessed Material — Folder ViU2024-0086_001: [Barcode: X032762522]
Identifier: ViU-2024-0086

John L. Nau III Civil War History Collection

 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

Private Riley Carpenter Letters

 Unprocessed Material — Folder ViU-2023-0025_001: [Barcode: X031579399]
Identifier: ViU-2023-0025