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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 1384 Collections and/or Records:

Herman J. Bradley Correspondence

Identifier: Ms-1989-074

Two letters associated with Herman J. Bradley, a Union soldier during the American Civil War, written to members of his family from Camp Butterfield and Camp Cedar Creek, [Virginia]. Includes a letter written on Bradley's behalf by Darius Russell regarding Bradley's ill health, and a letter from Bradley to his father in which he mentions guerilla action in the area and their recent capture of General Alfred N. Duffie.

Dates: 1861, n.d.

James A. Branch Collection

Identifier: Ms-2010-054

The collection contains two diaries and letters pertaining to James A Branch between the years of 1864 and 1867; they detail his life as a Confederate soldier, a prisoner of war at Point Lookout Camp, and a shop clerk.

Dates: 1864 - 1867

Note to General John C. Breckinridge

Identifier: Ms-2009-062

This collection consists of a note written in 1864 to General John C. Breckinridge asking for permission to ship a carriage to prevent its theft.

Dates: 1864

General John C. Breckinridge Note (Distilling)

Identifier: Ms-2010-082

The collection consists of a note to General John C. Breckinridge for permission to distill rye whiskey for medicinal and pharmaceutical purposes.

Dates: 1864

John Brick Book Manuscript

Identifier: Ms-2008-098

The collection contains a typescript manuscript draft of John Brick's Civil War novel, Jubilee (published by Doubleday in 1956).

Dates: ca. 1956

John P. Brock Muster Roll

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: Ms-1992-023
Scope and Contents

Confederate Civil War muster roll, taken June 12, 1861, in Staunton, Virginia, of the Captain John P. Brock Cavalry of the 1st Cavalry Regiment Wise Legion, which was renamed in May 1862 as the 10th Regiment Virginia Cavalry. Muster roll lists volunteers' rank, age, value of horses and horse equipment brought with them, and where, when and how long they joined for duty.

Dates: 1861

Charles L. Brown Letter

Identifier: Ms-2017-031

A single letter and envelope written by Charles L. Brown to his mother, Lydia Brown, in Waltham, Mass., dated 4 January 1862 and sent from Hampton, Va. Brown enlisted with the 16th Massachusetts Infantry on 29 June 1861, Company H, as a corporal. At the time of his death at Gettysburg on July 1863, he held the rank of Sergeant.

Dates: 1862-01-04

Brown Family Papers

Identifier: Ms-1990-011

The collection consists of receipts, bills, Promissory notes, tax notes, letters, and other various papers created between 1825 and 1912 by members of the Brown, and other related families.

Dates: 1825-1912, 1965 ; Majority of material found within 1850 - 1894

Brown Family Papers, 1825-1912, 1965 (Ms1990-011)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1990-011

Mima Brown Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2012-025

The collection consists of a letter written by "Mima Brown" from Pulaski, Virginia to her brother Pvt. James H. Farmer on November 8, 1863.

Dates: 1863