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Civil War

 Subject
Subject Source: Local sources
Scope Note: Use this heading for collections related to the American Civil War, including materials created after 1865 that have significant Civil War content. Also use the LCSH heading: United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865.

Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:

Jefferson and Varina Anne Davis Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-028
Abstract

This collection contains a July 25, 1886 letter penned by Varina Anne Davis on behalf of her father, Jefferson Davis, to James H. Lane, former confederate general and former VAMC Commandant of Cadets. The letter is in response to a previous letter from Lane asking Jefferson Davis for a recommendation. This letter informs Lane that Davis' recommendation won't carry the same weight as it might have once had.

Dates: 1886

Henry L. Gray Letters,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-002
Abstract

The collection includes correspondence by Henry L. Gray, written primarily between 1863-1865. There are also some official documents from Gray's military activities.

Dates: 1863 - 1886; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1865

"Jeff Davis in his Wife's Clothes" Song Sheet

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-040
Abstract

This collection contains a song sheet for "Jeff Davis in his Wife's Clothes," published by A. W. Auner and Wanamaker & Brown's, Clothing Store, both of Philadelphia. The song depicts a comical representation of Jefferson Davis' defeat by the Union army during the American Civil War in 1865.

Dates: c. 1865

John Taylor Wood Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2017-016
Abstract

The John Taylor Wood Correspondence consists of ten letters written by John Taylor Wood between April and July of 1865. Nine of the letters were written to his wife, Lola, who was living in and around Richmond at the time; the tenth item is a small note requesting that enclosed letters be forwarded to Lola. Wood was the nephew and military aide to Confederate President Jefferson Davis.

Dates: 1865