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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 1390 Collections and/or Records:

Lewis Wood Letters

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1991-011
Scope and Contents The collection consists of eight letters written by Wood to his wife Mary Louisa Wood, in Unionville, Ohio. Seven of the eight letters were written in January and February 1862, from Camp Dennison, Ohio; en route to Missouri; and in Hudson, Platte City, and Kansas City, Missouri. The last letter was written on April 9, 1863, from Covington, Kentucky. Wood makes no mention of battles or skirmishes that his regiment might have been involved in, but the letters portray accounts of movements of...
Dates: 1862 - 1863

William B. Wood Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1988-069
Abstract

Letter from William B. Wood, Confederate colonel and chief of the military court in General Longstreet's corps. Wood discusses an invitation that he had received to run for the Confederate senate and his desire to return to civilian life after having been passed over for military promotion.

Dates: 1863

John Henning Woods Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2017-030
Abstract

This collection includes three memoir volumes and three diaries written by John Henning Woods, a Southern Unionist, Confederate conscript, and eventual Union soldier during the American Civil War. While the collection spans the period of years from 1856 through 1873, the majority of the collection focuses on the years during the Civil War.

Dates: 1856 - 1873

Woodstock, Virginia, Civil War Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-047
Abstract

This collection includes a letter dated May 13, 1864, from a Union soldier named Charley at a camp near Woodstock, Virginia, during the American Civil War. He writes about plans to return to Martinsburg, Virginia, and about General Sigel.

Dates: 1864

Junius Woodward Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2018-033
Abstract

The Junius Woodward Letter consists of a letter from Woodward to "dear friend" (also identified in the letter as "Miss Jennie"). Written at Petersburg, Virginia, on November 29, 1863, Woodward describes his free time activities, experiences with local farmers, and foraging for fruits.

Dates: 1863

James E. Wray Civil War Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2015-027
Abstract

The James E. Wray Civil War Letter comprises a letter written by Wray in Winchester, Virginia, to his sister on July 11, 1861. Wray discusses his health and the question of where his Confederate regiment will go next with Union troops approaching Winchester.

Dates: July 11, 1861

James M. Wysor Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-035
Abstract

The collections contains a letter, dated June 15, 1864, from James M. Wysor to his mother. While stationed at Kennesaw Mountain, James Wysor, a soldier in the 54th Virginia Infantry writes about picket and military activities and actions, rations, and deserters.

Dates: 1864 - 1864

Wythe County, Office of Subsistence Order,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-107
Abstract

The collection contains one Confederate subsistence order for Joseph Ferdinand Kent, Commander of the Wythe County Home Guards.

Dates: 1864

Wythe County, Virginia, Soldier Benefit Receipts,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2011-028
Abstract

The collection contains four receipts from Wythe County [Virginia] Court for funds paid to the families of 3 soldiers: William Ayers, Andrew Aker, and Wiliam Landers.

Dates: 1863 - 1863

Willam H. Yeaman Papers,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-034
Abstract

The collection contains fifteen letters from William H. Yeaman, Company A, 38th Virginia Infantry, Armistead's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Army of Northern Virginia, to his father and brother at home. Primarily contains battle description, depictions of soldier life, and inquiries of home life.

Dates: 1862-1863, n.d.