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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:

Otis Dean Diary

Identifier: Ms-2008-010

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

Dates: 1864 - 1865

F. B. Deane, Jr. Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2012-059

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

Decisions at Dawn

 Collection — Frame 1
Identifier: Art-045

Deed, Copy to Daddaw, n.d. (Ms1988-047)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1988_047_EllettFamily_DeedCopy_1875_1109_

Deputy Sheriff Oath, Barbour County, West Virginia

Identifier: Ms-2009-087

This document is an oath taken by a Deputy Sheriff of Barbour County, West Virginia, stating that he never fought for the Confederate Army during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1870

Clarence Derrick Papers

Identifier: Ms-2012-014

The collection includes a letter from Confederate soldier Lt. Colonel Clarence Derrick (1837-1907), 23rd Battalion, Virginia Infantry, to President Andrew Johnson, dated June 17, 1865. The letter requests Derrick's release from military prison. The collection also includes an Oath of Allegiance signed by Derrick at Fort Delaware, June 1865.

Dates: 1865

Henry Clay Deshields Collection

Identifier: Ms-2017-035

The Henry Clay Deshields Collection contains letters sent to Sarah Deshields from Henry Clay Deshields during his service in the Confederate Army between 1861 and 1865. The collection also contains biographical information on Henry Clay Deshields and the book, Civil War Echoes: Voices from Virginia (1860-1891) by James I. Robertson, Jr. There is also a framed CSA Service Appointment Document dated May 1861.

Dates: 1861-1865, 2016

Designation of Company Commanders, signed Robert T. Preston, undated (Ms1992-003)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1992_003_PrestonRobertT_B1F13_CommanderDesgntion

Herbert Deuel Civil War Collection

Identifier: Ms-1999-004

The Herbert Deuel Civil War Collection contains two of Deuel's Civil War diaries (1864-1866), artifacts from battlefield sites including Bull Run and Petersburg, and printed ephemera.

Dates: 1864-1866, n.d.