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Petersburg (Va.) -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 56 Collections and/or Records:

Willis A. Babcock Diary

Identifier: Ms-2009-129

The collection consists of a Babcock's diary from 1864. Entries detail camp life throughout parts of Virginia, the siege at Petersburg, and his experiences with guard, orderly, and police duties. Babcock served with the 10th Regiment, New York Heavy Artillery.

Dates: 1864

Greer and Emilius Baughman Civil War Letters

Identifier: Ms-2018-036

The collection consists of seven letters written by brothers and Confederate soldiers, Greer and Emilius Baughman from locations in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia and the trenches around Petersburg, Virginia. Letters were written to family back home in Richmond between 1862 and 1865.

Dates: 1862 - 1865

Daniel Blain Papers

Identifier: Ms-1990-002

Four wartime letters and a post-war diary of Daniel Blain, a Confederate soldier in the 1st Rockbridge Artillery during the American Civil War and later a Presbyterian minister in Rockbridge County, Virginia.

Dates: 1864 - 1870

Asa P. Blunt Letter,

Identifier: Ms-2012-010

The collection consists of a letter from Union soldier Brigadier General Asa P. Blunt (1826-1889), written to an unidentified cousin, from Fort Monroe, Va., on June 10, 1864.

Dates: 1864

Civil War Union Soldier's Letters

 Collection — Folder 1
Identifier: Ms-1993-005
Scope and Contents

Three letters from Washburn (last name unknown), a Union soldier in the 14th Massachusetts Battery in the Civil War, to his brother and mother. Washburn writes in April and May 1865 from various places in Virginia about rumors of the soldiers being mustered out of service, souvenir hunters buying up Confederate money, and the effects of the war on the town of Petersburg, Virginia.

Dates: 1865

Diary, Stephen R. Kelsey, 1865 (Ms1990-029)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms1990-029_KelseyStephen_Diary_1865

Diary, William Leonard, August 17, 1864 to April 30, 1865 (Ms2011-106)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2011-106_LeonardWilliam_B1F4_Diary_1864-1865
Dates: 1864-08-17/1865-04-30

Diary, Willis A. Babcock, 1864 (Ms2009-129)

 Digital Record
Identifier: Ms2009-129_BabcockWillis_Diary_1864

Harold J. Eaton Memoir

Identifier: Ms-2023-018

This collection contains a memoir written by Corporal Harold J. Eaton, a Union soldier. In the memoir, Eaton discusses several aspects of military life during the Civil War, including battles and marches.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

Charles W. Folsom Collection,

Identifier: Ms-2013-085

This collections contains papers relating to Charles Folsom who served as a Quartermaster with the 20th Regiment, Massachusetts Infantry in the latter years of the American Civil War.

Dates: 1865 - 1865