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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 1431 Collections and/or Records:

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

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

M. A. Bentley Letters

Identifier: Ms-1990-015

Letter from M. A. Bentley, a soldier serving in the Confederate Army--possibly with a Virginia unit--during the American Civil War, written from hospitals in Liberty (now Bedford) and Richmond, Virginia, commenting on his health, his religious faith, the Confederacy's prospects, and church services in camp.

Dates: 1863

Elden E. Billings Collection,

Identifier: Ms-1991-036
Scope and Contents

This collection contains subject files, clippings, memorabilia and artifacts related to the American Civil War. There are seven series, five of which predominately contain Civil War materials. The other two series in the collection also contains files on other subjects of Billings' historical interests, including aspects of military and United States history.

Dates: 1862 - 1991