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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 1385 Collections and/or Records:

William Beninger Correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-107
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-083
Abstract

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

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-015
Abstract

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,

 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

John H. Black Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-089
Abstract

Letter from John Henry Black, lieutenant in Company G, 12th Pennsylvania Cavalry during the American Civil War, written at Bolivar Heights, Virginia (now West Virginia) on October 21, 1864 to his wife Jennie, focusing on the recent Battle of Cedar Creek and the arrival of new recruits. 

Dates: 1864

Black, Kent, and Apperson Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1974-003
Abstract

This collection contains the papers and artifacts of an interrelated family prominent in Blacksburg's history. It includes the Civil War letters of Confederate surgeon Dr. Harvey Black, the Civil War diary of hospital steward John S. Apperson, cotton books and correspondence of Germanicus Kent, nineteenth-century account books of a Blacksburg general store, 1912 European travel diary, and the political scrapbooks of State Senator and Attorney General Harvey B. Apperson.

Dates: 1779 - 1984

Frederick Blackman Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1989-059
Abstract

Two letters from Frederick Blackman (ca. 1835-1917), of the 2nd Independent Battery, Connecticut Light Artillery Battery during the American Civil War, written to Franklin Sherwood of Bridgeport, Connecticut.

Dates: 1863, n.d.

Daniel Blain Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-002
Abstract

Four wartime letters and a post-war diary of Daniel Blain, a Confederate soldier in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery during the American Civil War and later a Presbyterian minister in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

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