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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 1384 Collections and/or Records:

Alexander H. Davidson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-023
Abstract

Letter attributed to Alexander H. Davidson of Indianapolis, written to an unidentified brother (probably James Dorman Davidson of Lexington, Virginia) on December 14, 1861, requesting assistance in getting Alexander's son Preston admitted to Virginia Military Institute as a non-cadet student, with the waiver of fees.

Dates: 1861

Charles Baker Davidson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-1990-024
Abstract

Letter attributed to Charles Baker Davidson, written from Evansville [Indiana] to an unidentified brother (probably James Dorman Davidson of Lexington, Virginia) on December 24, 1861, and commenting upon communications via mail between the war's lines, his future prospects, and personal news. Appended is a brief note from J. W. Hughes of Hopkinsville, Kentucky, written on January 21, 1862, noting his receipt of the letter and promising to forward any future mail that he receives.

Dates: 1861 - 1862

Homer E. Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2001-051
Abstract A collection of photographs resulting from an effort to record the gravesites of Civil War generals. Also represented are the gravesites of other prominent personalities in U. S. military, political, legal, business, entertainment, art and literary history--together with research files on cemeteries and individuals. Materials related to historical organizations (particularly District of Columbia area Civil War roundtables); Civil War printed materials and memorabilia; and personal...
Dates: 1861 - 2000; Majority of material found within 1967 - 1982

Jefferson and Varina Anne Davis Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2022-028
Abstract

This collection contains a July 25, 1886 letter penned by Varina Anne Davis on behalf of her father, Jefferson Davis, to James H. Lane, former confederate general and former VAMC Commandant of Cadets. The letter is in response to a previous letter from Lane asking Jefferson Davis for a recommendation. This letter informs Lane that Davis' recommendation won't carry the same weight as it might have once had.

Dates: 1886

R. J. Davis Pass,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2013-069
Abstract

The collection consists of signed Confederate States of America pass for R. (Robert?) J. Davis, dated May 9, 1862.

Dates: 1862 - 1862

Varina Anne Davis Letter

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2021-005
Abstract This collection contains a letter that was written in 1891 or later by Varina Anne Davis and sent to Mrs. M.A. Williams. In the letter Varina Davis is informing Mrs. Williams that she believes that it will impossible for her to tell her story in New York. Varina Davis states that the unlike in the South the subject of the American Civil Was has less importance in New York where people do not have constant reminders of the war. Varina Anne Davis was the youngest daughter of Jefferson Davis...
Dates: 1891?

John Harper Dawson Book Collection

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2009-005
Abstract

The collection contains a typescript draft of John Harper Dawson's Wildcat Cavalry: a Synoptic History of the Seventeenth Virginia Cavalry Regiment of the Jenkins-McCausland Brigade in the War Between the States (published by Morningside House in 1982).

Dates: [1981?]

Otis Dean Diary

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2008-010
Abstract

The collection contains the Diary of Otis Dean, a private in Company E, 56th Massachusetts Infantry during the Civil War.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

F. B. Deane, Jr. Letter,

 Collection
Identifier: Ms-2012-059
Abstract

The collection includes a letter from F. B. Deane, Jr. of Deane & Son Foundry, Lynchburg, November 23, 1864. The letter requests permission from Brigadier General John Echols to transport pork to Dublin and Abingdon, VA.

Dates: 1864