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Massachusetts Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-091
Abstract

Letter written from Massachusetts by "thy loving Madre" to "My dear Henry" during the American Civil War, mentioning the hardships and benefits of soldiering, the camp experiences of "Eddie C. W." [Edmund C. Whitney, 53rd Massachusetts?], the barracks at Camp Stevens in Groton Junction, but focusing largely on personal matters.

Dates: 1862

Martha McDonald Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-029
Abstract

The collection contains a letter of Martha McDonald to her husband, Lewis McDonald, a soldier in the Confederate Army, written in Rutherford County, North Carolina, on September 15, 1862.

Dates: 1862

Caroline Virginia Taliferro Millar Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1982-015
Abstract

Caroline Virginia Taliferro Millar was the wife of a doctor in Georgia. Collection consists of a photocopy of her diary kept during the first years of the Civil War.

Dates: 1860 - 1862

Frances A. Murdoch Journal

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-132
Abstract

The collection contains the journal of a young woman living on a Mississippi plantation during the Civil War, relaying descriptions of a battle between the Natchez militia and a Union gunboat, the death of Colonel Stuart Wilkins Fisk at the Battle of Murfreesboro, the plundering of Bruinsburg by Union soldiers, and other war news.

Dates: 1861 - 1863

Nashville, Tennessee, Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-071
Abstract

Letter from "Clinton," a soldier (probably in the Union Army) during the American Civil War, written from Nashville, Tennessee on January 5, 1864, to "Friend Ettie" expressing his desire to get married and thanking her for the New Year's gift.

Dates: 1864

Nelson Family Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-021
Abstract

This collection contains papers (primarily correspondence and Civil War documents) from the Nelson family of Clarke County, Virginia, 1783-1872, n.d.

Dates: 1783-1872, n.d.

Newlee Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1982-021
Scope and Content

The collection includes a paper on the history of Smithfield Plantation, the Preston family, and Virginia Newlee (Col. Robert Newlee's daughter) written by George Shackelford in 1980. In addition, there is an obituary of Colonel Newlee, and a newspaper clipping from 1916 with the muster roll of the Company of Virginia Volunteers in the Mexican War. Also the collection includes a muster roll of Company L, Fourth Virginia Regiment, of which Newlee was captain.

Dates: 1916, 1980, n.d.

Elizabeth Barton Smith Payne Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-072
Abstract

The collection contains letter of Elizabeth Barton Smith Payne, a resident of Fauquier County, Virginia during the Civil War. The letter mourns loved ones killed in battle and mentions raids by soldiers, the capture and imprisonment of a brother, and a son's desire to join the army.

Dates: [1864]

Preston Family Correspondence

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Identifier: Ms-2010-070
Abstract

This collection consists of two letters. The first is written by James Francis Preston to his wife, Sarah Caperton Preston; he details the events of and his involvement in the First Battle of Bull Run. The second letter is written by Sarah to Colonel Grabowski and discusses her son’s (Hugh Caperton Preston) failure to follow an order at Preston and Olin Institute.

Dates: 1861, 1872

Sallie Leeper Scott Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-092
Abstract

Letter from Sallie Leeper Scott, of Lower Chanceford [Pennsylvania], written April 15 and 16, 1865, to Robert Barnett of the Chief Carpenter Shop in Washington, D.C., regarding personal matters, with mention of work being performed on a local canal.

Dates: 1865

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Black, Harvey, 1827-1888 2
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Apperson, Mary 1
Armistead, Mary Frances 1
Babcock, H. O. 1
Bailey, Pattie Dobson Talley, b.1888 1
Baker family 1
Baughman, Mary Amelia (Minnie), 1847-1917 1
Black family 1
Black, Kent, active 1876-1890 1
Black, Mary Kent, b.1836 1
Bodell, Dorothy H., 1931- 1
Briggs, Marian 1
Brown, Mima (Pulaski County, Virginia) 1
Campbell, Donald (Co. K, 12th Regiment [New York State Militia?]) 1
Caperton family 1
Caperton, George Henry (Nelson County, Va.) 1
Caperton, Mary Elizabeth Henderson (Nelson County, Va.) 1
Caton, Louise 1
Chapman, George Henry, 1832-1882 1
Charlton family (Montgomery County, Va.) 1
Choate family (Allegheny County, NC) 1
Colcock, Adelaide, 1858-1946 1
Colcock, William Ferguson 1
Coley, Mary 1
Colville, James W., Captain 1
Compton, John R. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Stonewall Brigade 1
Cowardin, Alice Bolling, b.1848(?) 1
Diffenderfer, Camilla R., b.1842 1
Duncan, William E. 1
Eastern Lunatic Asylum of Virginia 1
Eddy family 1
Eddy, Ann Eliza, 1807-1887 1
Ellett family 1
Ellett, Robert Thaddeus, 1836-1904 1
Elliott family 1
Evans, Washington C. 1
Farmer, James H. (54th Regiment, Virginia Infantry) 1
Figgat, Nancy Godwin 1
Fitting, Minnie Adams 1
Garrett, Samuel Edwin, 1835(?)-1865 1
Grebel, Sarah R. F. 1
Hansard, Abner C. 1
Harbin, Nancy B. 1
Hart, Henry Waldo, 1832-1895 (Corporal, 2nd Connecticut Light Artillery Battery) 1
Hayes, Carl N. 1
Herbert, Delia 1
Hilton, John, 1828-1903 1
Holcombe family 1
Houck family 1
Huff family (Floyd County, Va.) 1
Huff, Samuel (Montgomery County, Va.) 1
Hughes, Elizabeth 1
Hunt, Mary L., 1850-1865(?) 1
Hutchinson, W. F. 1
Hylton family (Floyd County, Va.) 1
Hylton, Barbara Ellen Huff, 1828-1911 1
Hylton, Lorenzo Dow, 1830-1864 1
Jordan, Charles Francis, 1837-1922 1
Keen, Dollie P. F. 1
Kent family 1
Kent, Germanicus, 1791-1862 1
Kent, Lewis (enslaved person) 1
Kinnier family 1
Knox, Walter 1
Koontz family 1
Lancaster, Lucy Lee, 1905-1989 1
Lemon, Lewis 1
Lincoln, Charles F., d.1891 1
Look, Nathan L., 1819-1907 1
Look, Sarah A(nn). B(urt). Lincoln 1
Lyster, Henery 1
Marion Foundry and Machine Works (Marion, Va.) 1
Martha L. Johnson family 1
Martin family (Pulaski County, Va.) 1
Marye, Madison E. (Madison Ellis), 1925-2016 1
Mason family (Pulaski County, Va.) 1
McArdle, Eustace 1
McDonald, Martha 1
McKinnis, Henry, 1841-1893 1
Millar, Caroline Virginia Taliferro 1
Murdoch, Francis A., b.1847 1
Nelson family 1
Nelson, Adelaide, 1816-1875 1
Nelson, George Washington, Jr., 1840-1903 1
Nelson, Hugh Mortimer, Sr., 1811-1862 1
Newlee family (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Payne, Elizabeth Barton Smith, 1817-1895 1
Preston and Olin Institute (Blacksburg, Va.) 1
Preston family (Montgomery County, Va.) 1
Preston, Hugh Caperton, 1856-1905 1
Preston, James Francis, 1820-1862 1
Preston, Sarah Caperton, 1826- 1
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