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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 1429 Collections and/or Records:

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

Frederick Wrede Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-020
Abstract

This collection contains a diary written by Frederick Wrede, who served in the Union Army at the beginning of the American Civil War. The first eighteen pages of the diary were written while Wrede was still a soldier. The rest of the diary documents Wrede's transition back to civilian life.

Dates: 1862 - 1863

Russell F. Wright Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2023-124
Abstract

The Russell F. Wright Letter is from Wright to Euphermia O. Gillet on September 25th, 1864, during the American Civil War. The letter contains information about Confederate General Wade Hampton's Beefsteak Raid while Wright was with the 148th Regiment of the New York Infantry in the Union Army, at City Point, Virginia. Wright was killed in action at Fair Oaks, Virignia, on October 27, 1864.

Dates: 1864

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

Yancey Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1987-059
Abstract

The Yancey Family Papers contains correspondence between members of the Yancey and Everett families, accounts, receipts, the will of Christopher Taliaferro, and a facsimile Confederate Ten Dollar note. The material dates from 1808 to 1912.

Dates: 1808-1912, n.d.

Willam H. Yeaman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2010-034
Abstract

The collection contains fifteen American Civil War letters from William H. Yeaman, a Confederate soldier in 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.