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1st U. S. Colored Troops Sworn Statement

Identifier: Ms-2023-101

This collection contains a sworn statement made by Captain Henry Van Winkle, commander of Company A, 1st U. S. Colored Troops (which is the 1st U. S. Colored Infantry Regiment of the U.S. Army) during the American Civil War. The document is also attested by three non-commissioned officers serving in his company and signed by a witness.

Dates: 1864-11-12

41st United States Colored Troops Muster Roll

Identifier: Ms-2009-060

The collection includes the muster roll of Company A, 41st United States Colored Troops during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1865

Jack Foster Letter

Identifier: Ms-2008-018

The collection includes a letter from Jack Foster, a formerly enslaved person and body servant in the 36th Virginia Infantry, to Confederate General John McCausland, reminiscing about the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain and his time in camp service during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1883

Charles W. Hardin Collection

Identifier: Ms-2022-062

This collection contains professional records and personal correspondence of Charles W. Hardin, a physician from Augusta County, Virginia.

Dates: 1847 - 1883

Thomas Henry Howard Manuscript Account Book

Identifier: Ms-2019-007

The Thomas Henry Howard Manuscript Account Book was written by Dr. Thomas Henry Howard, a doctor in Floyd, VA who served as a Confederate doctor. The book is filled with names of patients, the services performed, and the payment received for each entry before, during, and after the Civil War.

Dates: 1860-1868

William "Billy" McDuffie Collection

Identifier: Ms-2023-015

This collection contains a Carte de Visite photograph of William "Billy" McDuffie, a letter from Arthur Elmore to his sister Grace Elmore, and the envelope that it was sent in. This collection also contains a transcript of the letter.

Dates: 1861, n. d.

George Mills / Albert Burch Evidence of Title

Identifier: Ms-2023-027

Application of Albert Burch, of St. Mary's County, Maryland, requesting compensation for the military service of George Mills (or Miles), an enslaved man who served in Company B, 38th U. S. Colored Troops during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1864

Stereoview Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-056
Scope and Contents

The collection includes stereoviews, mostly of Civil War-era or Civil War-related images. Items in the collection are individually described in the contents list of the finding aid.

Please note: Stereoviews can be viewed without equipment, but Special Collections does have a stereoscope available upon request.

Dates: 1865, n.d.

"The 24th Corps" Manuscript

Identifier: Ms-2023-063

This manuscript entitled "The 24th Corps" was likely written by General Edward O. C. Ord and his assistant Lieutenant Colonel Thomas G. Welles and accounts the troop movements of the 24th Corps of the Union Army during the American Civil War. The 24th Corps was formed in 1864 after the Army of the James separated white and Black troops into two units, the 24th and 25th Corps respectively, and the manuscript discusses this.

Dates: c. 1865

Jeffrey T. Wilson Diaries

Identifier: Ms-2011-015
Abstract The collection consists of two diaries (1913, 1928) written by Jeffrey T. Wilson (1843-1929). Wilson was a former enslaved person who spent most of his life in and around Portsmouth and Norfolk, Virginia. He worked as a bailiff in the Norfolk courts after leaving the U. S. Navy and wrote a column, "Colored Notes," for The Portsmouth Star from 1924 until his death in 1929. He outlived four wives and had at least twelve children. Wilson's diaries...
Dates: 1913, 1928