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Willis A. Babcock Diary,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-129
Abstract

The collection consists of a Babcock's diary from 1864. Entries detail camp life throughout parts of Virginia, the siege at Petersburg, and his experiences with guard, orderly, and police duties. Babcock served with the 10th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery.

Dates: 1864

Greer and Emilius Baughman Civil War Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2018-036
Abstract

The collection consists of seven letters written by brothers and Confederate soldiers, Greer and Emilius Baughman from locations in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia. Letters were written to family back home in Richmond between 1862 and 1865.

Dates: 1862 - 1865

Daniel Blain Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-002
Abstract

Daniel Blain was a Confederate soldier in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery during the American Civil War and later became a Presbyterian minister in Rockbridge County, Virginia. The collection contains four letters by Blain about his experiences during the war, while his diary discusses his life immediately after the war.

Dates: 1864 - 1870

Asa P. Blunt Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-010
Abstract

The collection consists of a letter from Union soldier Brigadier General Asa P. Blunt (1826-1889), written to an unidentified cousin, from Fort Monroe, Va., on June 10, 1864.

Dates: 1864

Civil War Union Soldier's Letters

 Collection — Folder: 1
Identifier: Ms-1993-005
Scope and Contents

Three letters from Washburn (last name unknown), a Union soldier in the 14th Massachusetts Battery in the Civil War, to his brother and mother. Washburn writes in April and May 1865 from various places in Virginia about rumors of the soldiers being mustered out of service, souvenir hunters buying up Confederate money, and the effects of the war on the town of Petersburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1865

Charles W. Folsom Collection,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-085
Abstract

This collections contains papers relating to Charles Folsom who served as a Quartermaster with the 20th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry in the latter years of the American Civil War.

Dates: 1865 - 1865

Lewis M. Foster Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2014-007
Abstract

The collection includes a single letter from Lewis M. Foster to his mother, written near Petersburg, Virginia, December 1864.

Dates: 1864 - 1864

Letters to W. S. Harris,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-065
Abstract

The collection contains three letters to W. S. Harris, two by John Puller (July and August 1863) and one by D. C. Cahill(?) (April 1863).

Dates: 1863 - 1863

Stephen R. Kelsey Diary and Notes

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-029
Abstract The Stephen R. Kelsey Diary and Notes include a diary written between January and May 1865, while stationed in New York and Virginia with the 5th New York Regiment, Battalion J, during the American Civil War. He discusses participating in the occupation of Petersburg, Virginia, in April 1865. Entries refer to the assassination of Pres. Abraham Lincoln and the capture of Jefferson Davis. The collection also includes a typescript essay by Ernest Flint Kelsey, Stephen Kelsey's son, commenting...
Dates: 1865, 1920

William A. Leonard Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-106
Abstract The collection includes William A. Leonard's letters home from February-July 1865, as well as his diary from August 1864-April 1865. Leonard served as an ambulance driver in and around the siege at Petersburg, which is the focus of his short diary entries. His early letters focus on war news and rumors, daily life, and news from home. Post-surrender letters emphasize Leonard's experiences while stationed around Washington, DC, daily life (including the growing frustrations of soldiers...
Dates: 1864 - 1865