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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 1374 Collections and/or Records:

William Smith Hanger Baylor Correspondence,

Identifier: Ms-1985-002

The collection includes three items: 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,

 Collection — Folder 1
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. 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 1849 letter from a member of the...
Dates: 1823 - 1879

Jonathan B. Beckwith Letters

Identifier: Ms-2009-063

The collection contains two letters to relatives by Beckwith. In the 1861 letter, Beckwith writes of the burgeoning 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

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: Ms-1991-009
Scope and Contents

Letter written August 26, 1861, from Aunt Netty in a springs resort in Pennsylvania, to "Dear John," in the West. Netty writes about the distracted state of the country, seeing Confederate colonel John Pegram at the Springs (listed under an alias, recruiting his health after surrendering to McClellan in the West Virginia Operations), and her opinion of traitors to the Union.

Dates: 1861

William Belew Claim for Quartermaster Stores,

Identifier: Ms-2009-047

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

Dates: 1868

William Beninger Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-1989-107

Three letters from William Beninger (or William Benninger), a private in Company H, 6th Pennsylvania Heavy Artillery during the American Civil War, written to his sister from points in Virginia, with general mentions of food, clothing, camp life, and Confederate guerillas and a prediction that the war will soon be over.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

George W. Benson Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-1988-083

The collection contains eleven letters written by a Pennsylvania soldier to his sister from hospitals and camps in Washington, D.C., Ohio, Virginia, and Pennsylvania during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1863 - 1865