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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 1431 Collections and/or Records:

Daniel Blain Papers, 1864-1870 (Ms1990-002)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1990-002

Danville, Virginia, Military Pass,

Identifier: Ms-2011-036

The collection consists of a single military pass for Captain F. C. Fisher to Montgomery White Sulphur Springs (Montgomery County, Va.).

Dates: 1864

Alexander H. Davidson Letter

Identifier: Ms-1990-023

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

Identifier: Ms-1990-024

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

Identifier: Ms-2001-051
Abstract The Homer E. Davis Papers is a collection of photographs resulting from an effort to record the gravesites of American 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...
Dates: ca. 1861-2000; Majority of material found within 1967-1982

Jefferson and Varina Anne Davis Letter

Identifier: Ms-2022-028

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,

Identifier: Ms-2013-069

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

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 Manuscript

Identifier: Ms-2009-005

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?]