• Shelby family papers, 1738-1916

    Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial papers, military records, genealogical data, and memorabilia relating mainly to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, and Kentucky.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • George Montfort Gilchrist family papers, 1854-1921

    Correspondence, school records, literary and commencement programs, poetry, and Gilpin family genealogical material. Much of the correspondence is between Gilchrist, who served with the 3rd Indiana Cavalry in Maryland, Pennsylvania, and Virginia during the Civil War, and his wife, Mollie Gilpin Gilchrist; other letters are between Mollie and her brothers, Samuel J. V. B. Gilpin, of the 1st Indiana Cavalry, and E. N. Gilpin, ...

    • Contributor: Gilchrist, George Montfort
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Chandler B. Gillam papers, 1850-1919

    Soldier and farmer. Correspondence, a diary, a journal, a photograph, family papers, writings, and other papers relating chiefly to Gillam's Civil War service with the Twenty-eighth New York Infantry Regiment, United States Army. The diary, written by W. L. Hicks, documents the history of the twenty-eighth regiment of New York.

    • Contributor: Gillam, Chandler B.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Daniel Read Larned papers, 1861-1878

    Army officer and private secretary to General Ambrose Everett Burnside. Correspondence and other material concerning campaigns by the Union Army in North Carolina and Virginia and Burnside's relationship with other generals.

    • Contributor: Larned, Daniel Read
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Shelby family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, memoranda, legal and financial records, military records, genealogical data, and other papers relating primarily to Evan Shelby, soldier and frontiersman, and to his son, Isaac Shelby, soldier and political leader, providing a record of frontier life and political and economic developments in Kentucky, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Virginia. The papers of Isaac Shelby document his activities during the ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • George Brinton McClellan papers, 1783-1898

    Army officer and governor of New Jersey. Correspondence, diaries, military papers, memoranda, telegrams, notes, writings, printed copies of speeches, articles, and books relating primarily to McClellan's Civil War service, particularly the Yorktown and Maryland campaigns.

    • Contributor: McClellan, George Brinton
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • 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
  • James Jenkins Gillette papers, 1857-1884

    U.S. Army officer, U.S. Army commissioner of subsistence, and U.S. commissioner of claims from Mobile, Alabama. Correspondence, military papers, receipts, court records, and a docket book relating to Gillette's military service and his activities as claims commissioner.

    • Contributor: Gillette, James Jenkins
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ezra Ayers Carman papers, 1861-1909

    United States Army officer, civil servant, and author. Holograph drafts of chapters, plus maps, correspondence, newspaper clippings, notes, and printed matter comprising Carman's book file for his history of the American Civil War.

    • Contributor: Carman, Ezra Ayers
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Samuel Smith family papers, 1772-1911

    Army officer and statesman. Correspondence, letterbooks, military and political papers, and miscellaneous material relating to Samuel Smith's forty years in Congress, his military career, and the history and politics of Maryland. Includes papers relating to John Spear Smith, Robert Smith, and other Smith family members.

    • Contributor: Smith, Samuel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Joseph Bloomfield Osborn papers, 1862-1865

    Soldier and sailor. Mainly Civil War correspondence of Osborn, who served in Company F, 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and in the U.S. Navy, together with a diary and biographical sketch of Osborn.

    • Contributor: Osborn, Joseph Bloomfield
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Feamster family papers, 1794-1967

    Members of the Feamster (Feemster) family. Diaries, notebooks, correspondence, financial and legal papers, writings, and miscellaneous material illustrating the activities of four interrelated families from 1794 to 1967 whose members were engaged in farming, the law, medicine, the military, politics, religion, and other pursuits in Virginia, West Virginia, Missouri, Arkansas, Texas, Kansas, Iowa, and Maryland. The collection also contains genealogical information about the Cary ...

    • Contributor: Cary, Charles William - Feamster, Claudius Newman - Feamster, Felix Claudius - Feamster, Martha Alderson - Feamster, Robert Cantrell - Feamster, Samuel William Newman - Feamster, Thomas L.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Fitz-John Porter papers, 1830-1949

    Army officer and public official in New York, N.Y., and New Jersey. Correspondence, telegrams, reports, memoranda, writings, autobiographical and biographical material, maps, scrapbooks, printed matter, and miscellany largely concerning Porter's court-martial and cashiering out of military service during the Civil War and his later reinstatement and presidential pardon.

    • Contributor: Porter, Fitz John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Keidel family papers, 1821-1937

    Letters from Northern prisons and Civil War records of Herman F. Keidel, biographical material relating to Louis J. Keidel, family letters from the second generation of the Keidel family in America, and correspondence and other papers of George C. Keidel.

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    E.N. Gilpin papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Union army officer. Diary (1865 Mar. 6-June 15) kept by Gilpin while serving with the 3rd Iowa Cavalry under the command of Gens. Emory Upton and James Harrison Wilson in the last campaign in Alabama and Georgia which culminated in the capture of Jefferson Davis and his family; published form of the diary, entitled The Last Campaign (1908), and correspondence relating ...

    • Contributor: Gilpin, E. N.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    John Martin papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Chiefly correspondence of Martin during his Civil War service as a soldier and musician in the 116th New York Infantry Regiment. Discusses regimental operations in Louisiana especially during the siege of Port Hudson in 1863; Baltimore and Frederick, Md.; New York state; Camp Sheridan in Winchester, Va.; and Washington D.C. Includes a pro-Union speech from 1861, a newspaper clipping concerning death ...

    • Contributor: Martin, John
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    William Hamilton papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Principally Hamilton's letters to his mother, Mrs. Hugh Hamilton, in Harrisburg, Pa., and to his brother, A. Boyd Hamilton, during Hamilton's service as a private in the Army of the Potomac (Company D, 2nd Regt., Pennsylvania Reserves). The letters (1862-1865) were sent from various camps in Maryland and Virginia and give accounts of battles and skirmishes and living conditions of the ...

    • Contributor: Hamilton, William
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Orrin E. Hine papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. 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 ...

    • Contributor: Hine, Orrin E.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Charles H. Collis papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Volume containing morning reports (1861 August 25-1862 May 21) for Collis's company of Zouaves d'Afrique (later to become Co. A of the 114th Pennsylvania) in Maryland and Virginia. Purchase, 1940. Collection material in English. MSS84863 1 item.

    • Contributor: Collis, Charles H. T.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Aaron B. Tompkins correspondence, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Letters written by Tompkins to his mother and sister while serving in the 1st New Jersey Cavalry Regiment in Virginia and Maryland during the Civil War. Mentions George Armstrong Custer and John Singleton Mosby and skirmishes around Warrenton, Petersburg, and Richmond, Va. Typewritten transcripts of the letters are also available. Purchase, 1978. Soldier. Collection material in English. Forms part of: Miscellaneous ...

    • Contributor: Tompkins, Aaron B.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Isaac Hallock papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Correspondence, journals, financial papers, orders, and printed matter relating primarily to Hallock's visits to China while serving with the merchant marine and as a private in the 13th New York Infantry (Brooklyn) at Annapolis and Baltimore, Md., and also to his service in the Navy (1861-1868) aboard the U.S.S. State of Georgia and U.S.S. Mercedita (part of the South Atlantic Blockading ...

    • Contributor: Hallock, Isaac
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Theodore Talbot papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Diaries (1843-1852) relating chiefly to Oregon Trail exploration (1843-1844) with John C. Frémont's second expedition; a journey (1848-1849) from New York to Oregon Territory via Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, and Honolulu on board the steamer Massachusetts; and garrison duty at various western forts as an officer with the 1st Regiment, U.S. Artillery. Correspondence, chiefly from Talbot to his mother and sister, ...

    • Contributor: Talbot, Theodore
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Charles H. Boyce papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. A history of the 28th Regiment, New York State Volunteers. Relates to military activities in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia during the Civil War. Also includes several reunion badges and programs. Gift, Frances E. Dunham, 1944. Historian and soldier. Collection material in English. MSS80192 10 items.

    • Contributor: Boyce, Charles H.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Marsena Rudolph Patrick journals, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Journals kept by Patrick while serving in the Union Army. Documents his role in the 2nd Battle of Bull Run, Va., (1862); the Maryland Campaign (1862); the Battle of Gettysburg, Pa., (1863); operations along the Rapidan River, Va., (1863); Battle of Cold Harbor, Va., (1864); seige of Petersburg, Va., (1864-1865); and the entry of Union troops into Richmond, Va. Discusses the ...

    • Contributor: Patrick, Marsena Rudolph
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material