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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 1431 Collections and/or Records:

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

Bobbitt Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-096
Abstract

The Bobbitt Family Papers, 1825-1904, 1951, contains financial documents and letters created by the Bobbitt Family of Virginia, including numerous letters and documents for Greenberry G. Mc. Bobbitt in the 1800s.

Dates: 1825-1904, 1951

Dorothy H. Bodell Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-042
Abstract

The collection consists primarily of newspaper clippings, correspondence, research notes, photocopies of historical documents, and files Bodell compiled while writing her book.

Dates: 1850 - 1996

Henry M. Bond Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-075
Abstract

Letter from Henry M. Bond, of Company B, 45th Massachusetts Infantry (aka 45th Massachusetts Volunteer Militia) during the American Civil War. Bond describes his regiment's recent movements, to Trent, Pollacksville, and Young's; marching through the rain; and his opinion of North Carolina.

Dates: 1863

George W. Bonsall Diaries

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1997-015
Abstract

From Cincinnati, Ohio, George W. Bonsall (1845-1910) was a corporal in the 138th Regiment Ohio National Guard (originally formed as the 2nd Ohio Volunteer Reserve Militia) during the American Civil War. The collection consists of two volumes of a manuscript diary, copied in 1865 of entries Bonsall wrote between May 23, 1861 (his 16th birthday) and 1865. The diaries also contain sporatic entries dating through 1878.

Dates: 1861 - 1878