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Civil War

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 1387 Collections and/or Records:

Minnie A. Baughman Commonplace Book

Identifier: Ms-2018-038

The collection consists of a commonplace book owned by Minnie Baughman of Richmond, Virginia. Mary Amelia Baughman, known as "Minnie," was the daughter of George and Mary Jane Greer Baughman and sister of Confederate soldiers, George, Jr., Greer H., Charles C., and Emilius A. Baughman. The book dates from November 1864 to July 1865 and contains Minnie's algebra work, French vocabulary, grammar, and a large amount of poetry and Confederate patriotic songs.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

Bauserman Family Letters

Identifier: Ms-2010-016

The collection includes three letters from Confederate Privates Raphael C. and Erasmus Bauserman of Virginia's 12th Cavalry, Company K, to their family during the American Civil War. Dated from 1861 to 1864, the letters are addressed to their mother, sisters, and other brothers. They discuss their unit's health, company rations, fighting, and horses.

Dates: 1861 - 1865

William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-1985-002

The William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence contains three letters written during the American Civil War: two letters from Baylor to his wife (April 22 and August 18, 1862) and a letter from Edward P. Walton to Mrs. Baylor written after Baylor's death (October 1, 1862).

Dates: 1862

George W. Beach Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2013-037

The collection contains a letter from George W. Beach to James Earle, dated September 26, 1863. The letter responds to an earlier letter from James Earle and describes why Beach's brigade has limited rations.

Dates: 1863 - 1863

Bear Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-1992-010
Abstract This collection consists of diaries, books, and letters of various members of the Bear family of Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia. It includes a diary written in 1862 by Harvey Bear describing the war activity around him and his service as a wagon teamster for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Also includes two diaries written in 1878-1879 by Harvey's son George, an 1863 general order for Stonewall Jackson's Second Army Corp of the Army of Northern Virginia, and an...
Dates: 1823 - 1879

Jonathan B. Beckwith Letters

Identifier: Ms-2009-063

The collection contains two letters to relatives by Jonathan B. Beckwith. In the 1861 letter, Beckwith writes of the burgeoning American Civil War in Virginia and what he has heard about actions in surrounding states. The 1866 letter refers to family business and Beckwith's views on ante- and post-bellum West Virginia.

Dates: 1861, 1866

Bedford Springs, Pennsylvania, Civil War Letter

Identifier: Ms-1991-009

Letter written by "Aunt Hetty" (or Netty) at Bedford [Pennsylvania] on August 26, 1861, and addressed to "My dear John," relaying personal and local news, including the presence of Confederate Colonel [John] Pegram, recuperating at the local springs.

Dates: 1861

William Belew Claim for Quartermaster Stores

Identifier: Ms-2009-047

The collection contains the William Belew claim for quartermaster stores stolen from his farm by Confederate forces in 1863 and 1864 during the American Civil War. The claim is dated 1868, and lists food, livestock, and fodder confiscated by three different Confederate units.

Dates: 1868