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  • Henry L. Abbot family papers, 1770-2001

    Correspondence, memoirs, diaries, writings, photographs, legal and financial records, genealogical material, military records, printed matter, and mementos primarily documenting the professional and family activities of Henry L. Abbot and his family during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Abbot, Henry L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1770
  • Donald Benham Civil War collection, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, military orders and records, financial and legal records, and other papers of Union Army officers and soldiers concerning recruitment, enlistment, camp life, battle engagements, military strategy, and distribution of military supplies. Other subjects include diplomatic policy, abolition and slavery, and social conditions in the South during its occupation by Union forces. Includes records of the U.S. Navy Potomac Flotilla pertaining to communications ...

    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence (1860-1880), and diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks's political career in the House of Representatives and to his service as an army officer during the Civil War. Includes papers on the Kansas territorial question, the assault on Charles Sumner, and the establishment of the Republican Party. Civil War topics include ...

    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • James Wadsworth family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other papers of the family of James Wadsworth (1768-1844) and his brother, William Wadsworth (1761-1833), who settled in Geneseo, N.Y., in 1790 and endowed schools and libraries there. Includes papers of James S. Wadsworth (1807-1864), son of James Wadsworth, Union Army officer who fought in the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., and was mortally wounded in the ...

    • Contributor: Wadsworth, James - Hay, John - Lincoln, Abraham - Wadsworth, James S. (James Samuel) - Wadsworth, James Wolcott - Wadsworth, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Nathaniel Prentiss Banks papers, 1829-1911

    United States representative, governor of Massachusetts, and army officer. Family and general correspondence, diaries and notebooks, letterbooks, military papers, speeches and writings, scrapbooks, clippings, printed matter, and miscellany relating chiefly to Banks's political career and as an army officer during the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Banks, Nathaniel Prentiss
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1829
  • Donald Benham Civil War collection, 1806-1916

    Collector. Correspondence, financial and legal records, military orders and records, speeches, and miscellaneous items comprising the Civil War collection of Donald Benham.

    • Contributor: Benham, Donald
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1806
  • Custis-Lee family papers, 1700-circa 1928

    Correspondence, letterbooks, genealogical papers, notebooks, financial records, indentures, clippings, photographs, and other papers documenting the activities of several generations of the Custis and Lee families of Virginia, who served as diplomats, statesmen, politicians, planters, and military officers during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1700
  • Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, 1779-1943

    Lawyer, editor, army officer, diplomat, and presidential secretary. Correspondence, journals, draft messages of Andrew Jackson, diplomatic papers, newsclippings, scrapbook, sketches, photos, and other papers covering Donelson's career as aide-de-camp and secretary to Andrew Jackson, charge d'affaires to Texas, minister to Prussia, editor of the Washington Union, and candidate for vice president. Includes papers of Donelson's wife, Emily Tennessee Donelson, daughter, Mary Emily Donelson, and ...

    • Contributor: Donelson, Andrew Jackson - Burke, Pauline Wilcox - Donelson, Emily Tennessee - Martin, James Glasgow - Randolph, Meriwether Lewis - Wilcox, Mary Emily Donelson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1779
  • Montgomery family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, speeches, writings, financial records, newspaper clippings, and other papers of members of the Montgomery family and allied Peck and Perkins families. Includes papers of Giles Foster Montgomery and Emily Redington Montgomery relating to their years as missionaries in Turkey (1863-1888); papers of their son, George Redington Montgomery; and correspondence of their daughter, Mary Borglum, and her husband, Gutzon Borglum. Papers of George Redington ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Jubal Anderson Early papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries (1847 February-May and 1865 May-November), speeches, articles, military papers, clippings, scrapbook, printed matter, and maps. The pre-Civil War papers reflect Early's years as a West Point cadet and his U.S. Army service, his law practice, and his Virginia political activities. Includes letters (1829-1833) from John J. Cabell to his wife, Henry Ann Cabell. Civil War material documents Early's participation in battles at ...

    • Contributor: Early, Jubal Anderson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Jubal Anderson Early papers, 1829-1930

    United States and Confederate Army officer, lawyer, and state legislator of Virginia. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, speeches and articles, clippings, a scrapbook, printed matter, and maps dated largely after the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Early, Jubal Anderson
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1829
  • Gilbert Thompson journal, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Journal (1861-1864) of Thompson's Civil War experiences in Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C., while serving as a topographical engineer in the Engineer Battalion, U.S. Army of the Potomac. Includes later reminiscences; description of bridges, armaments, and firearms; and sketches and photographs of army officers and battle sites. Includes correspondence, laid in, of Nathaniel Prentiss Banks.

    • Contributor: Thompson, Gilbert
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material

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  • Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, 1822-1913

    Union army officer. Correspondence, diaries, journals, and military papers detailing Heintzelman's service in the United States Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. Includes descriptions of activities in Indian wars in Florida, the Southwest, and California, and during the Mexican War.

    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1822
  • Custis-Lee family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, letterbooks, genealogical papers, notebooks, financial records, indentures, clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining to slavery, agriculture in Virginia, mercantile and financial affairs, social life in Washington and Philadelphia, and to activities during the Revolution, Mexican War, and Civil War. Letterbook (1700-1825) of Richard Bland Lee contains correspondence of his grandparents, Henry and Mary Bland Lee, relating to family finances and business, trade with ...

    • Contributor: Custis, George Washington Parke - Law, Elizabeth Parke Custis - Lee, Ann Hill Carter - Lee, Anne Robinson McCarty - Lee, Arthur - Lee, Charles - Lee, Hannah Philippa Ludwell - Lee, Henrietta Bedinger - Lee, Henry - Lee, Ludwell - Lee, Mary Bland - Lee, Mary Custis - Lee, Mary Randolph Custis - Lee, Richard Bland - Lee, Richard Henry - Lee, Robert E. (Robert Edward) - Lee, Thomas - Lee, William - Lee, William Henry Fitzhugh - Warden, David Bailie
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • James Wadsworth family papers, 1730-1959

    Correspondence, diaries, financial papers, scrapbooks, clippings, photographs, and other papers of the family of James Wadsworth (1768-1844) and his brother, William Wadsworth (1761-1833), who settled in Geneseo, N.Y., in 1790 and endowed schools and libraries there.

    • Contributor: Wadsworth, James
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1730
  • Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, journals, draft messages of Andrew Jackson, diplomatic papers, news clippings, scrapbook, sketches, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Donelson's service as Andrew Jackson's aide-de-camp (1820-1822) and presidential secretary (1829-1837), charge d'affaires to Texas (1844-1845), U.S. minister to Prussia (1846-1849), editor of the Washington Union (1851-1852), and vice-presidential candidate (1856). Subjects include the Nullification Crisis, 1828-1832; national economic policy; the move to recharter the ...

    • Contributor: Donelson, Andrew Jackson - Burke, Pauline Wilcox - Donelson, Emily Tennessee - Martin, James Glasgow - Randolph, Meriwether Lewis - Wilcox, Mary Emily Donelson - United States. Constitution
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Montgomery family papers, 1771-1974

    Correspondence, speeches and writings, financial papers, newspaper clippings and miscellany of various members of the Montgomery family, especially Giles Foster Montgomery (1835-1888) and Emily Redington Montgomery (1839-1898). Includes papers of allied Peck and Perkins families relating to the experiences of members in the Civil War.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
    • Date: 1771
  • Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, diaries and journals, military papers, maps, clippings, and other papers reflecting Heintzelman's career in the U.S. Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. The diaries and journals describe Heintzelman's participation in the 2nd Seminole War and the Creek War, his activities during the Mexican War, his service as corps commander under General George B. McClellan in ...

    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Henry L. Abbot family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Correspondence, memoirs, diaries, writings, photographs, legal and financial records, biographical and genealogical material, military records, ships logs, maps, printed matter, mementos, and other papers primarily documenting Henry L. Abbot's service as topographical engineer and officer in the Union Army and family life and social activities in Massachusetts during the Civil War. Subjects include the First Battle of Bull Run, construction of fortifications around Washington, ...

    • Contributor: Abbot, Henry L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Orrin E. Hine papers, Catalog Record Only

    Military correspondence, telegrams, special orders, and other papers of Capt. Hine who was stationed in Washington, D.C., during the Civil War, and served in the Quartermaster's Dept., relating chiefly to supplies in Maryland and Virginia and to partoons. Most of the communications are from Gen. D. P. Woodbury. Includes 5 letters from Harriet P. Baird, Henry Co., Ill., relating to the desertion of her ...

    • Contributor: Hine, Orrin E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Alonzo C. Pickard papers, Catalog Record Only

    Chiefly letters from Pickard to his wife, Rozilla (Flagg) Pickard (b. 1843), relating to his service as sergeant in the 112th New York Infantry and as sergeant and 1st lieutenant in the 1st New York Sharpshooters. Includes letters from camps at Suffolk and Culpeper, Va., 1862-1864; from Washington, D.C., 1864 Sept.-1865 Jan., where he was on court-martial duty; and from Alexandria, Va., 1865 Jan.-June, ...

    • Contributor: Pickard, Alonzo C.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Curry family correspondence, Catalog Record Only

    Portion of letter (1862 September 23; Washington, D.C.) from an unidentified Civil War soldier to his mother mentioning his brothers Thornton and Halsey Curry who served in Company I of the Seventh Wisconsin Infantry Regiment. The writer describes the death of Thornton Curry on the battlefield in Gainesville, Va., in August 1862, the writer's subsequent capture and release by the Confederate Army, and the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Edward Burr papers, Catalog Record Only

    Correspondence, military papers, scholastic records, printed materials, memorabilia, and photographs, relating chiefly to Burr's career in the U.S. Army Engineer Corps (1882-1898). Documents his service as assistant engineer of canal construction on the Columbia River (Portland and Cascade Locks, Or.), as inspector of the construction of lock gates (Cascade Locks, Or.), as supervisor of river and harbor improvements (Norfolk, Va.), and as assistant to ...

    • Contributor: Burr, Edward
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Asa Townsend Abbott papers, Catalog Record Only

    One volume (70 pages) of memoirs relating mainly to family affairs and to Abbott's service in Company E, lst Minnesota Volunteers (April-August 1861) and in the Signal Corps (August 1861-August 1865) with the Army of the Potomac in Northern Virginia and the District of Columbia. Includes 2 accounts by Abbott of Abraham Lincoln's visit to Fort Stevens, Washington, D.C., (1864 July) when the fort ...

    • Contributor: Abbott, Asa Townsend
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material - Collection
  • Winthrop Henry Phelps papers, Catalog Record Only

    Diary (1864 May 15-1865 December 31) entitled A Chaplain's Life in the Civil War, describing Phelps' tours of duty with the 19th Connecticut Infantry (later 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery) at forts in Alexandria, Va., and Washington, D.C., and nine Civil War engagements, including battles at Spottsylvania (1864 May) and Petersburg, Va. (1865 March-April). The diary, compiled and edited (1945) by Ethel L. Phelps, is ...

    • Contributor: Phelps, Winthrop Henry
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material