• 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
  • 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
  • Christiancy and Pickett families' papers, 1835-1998

    Families related by the marriage of George E. Pickett (1864-1911) to Ida Elizabeth Christiancy in 1891. Correspondence, diary, military certificates, notebooks, genealogical material and other papers relating to the Christiancy and Pickett families, including letters of Henry Clay Christiancy and his brother James Isaac Christiancy, Union Army officers during the Civil War; Confederate General George E. Pickett (1825-1875) and his wife, La Salle Corbell ...

    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
  • Ward family papers, 1831-1904

    Family from Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial records, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate soldier, and members of his family including material relating to the Civil War, Reconstruction, and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and northern Virginia.

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
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    Ward family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available

    Open to research. Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial papers, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward and members of his family. Includes material relating to the Civil War, particularly the Peninsular, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg campaigns; Reconstruction; and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and northern Virginia. Deposit and purchase, Evelyn D. Ward, 1936. Deposit converted to gift, ...

    • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • William D. Wilkins papers, 1847-1863

    United States Army officer and lawyer. Correspondence, diary, and newspaper clippings relating to Wilkins's service in the Mexican War and the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Wilkins, William D. (William Duncan) - Wilkins, William D.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    M. Shuler diary, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Two volume diary (1862 June 11-December 12) kept by Shuler while serving with the 33rd Virginia Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army, during the Peninsular, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Fredericksburg campaigns. Includes information on casualties, marches, discipline, supplies, depradations, and morale. Also mentions battles of Malvern Hill and Cedar Mountain, capture of Harpers Ferry, and the burning of public buildings in ...

    • Contributor: Shuler, M.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Simon Smith diary and account book, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Diary kept by Smith, during his service in the 153rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, describing troop movements in Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Virginia, and the Battle of Chancellorsville, Chancellorsville, Va. Smith also describes being wounded in battle, taken prisoner, and transported to Libby Prison, Richmond, Va. Diary and account book contain personal accounts, 1879-1914. Purchase, 2010. Union Army soldier. Collection material in English. ...

    • Contributor: Smith, Simon
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Dennis Tuttle papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Chiefly letters from Tuttle to his wife, Anna, during his Civil War service as quartermaster with the 20th Indiana Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army of the Potomac. Tuttle provides detailed information concerning the results of battle gleaned primarily from wounded and returning soldiers. His letters also include observations on the conduct and competence of officers, camp life, behavior of women and African ...

    • Contributor: Tuttle, Dennis
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    John Brown journal and orderly book, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Orderly and memorandum book kept by Brown while serving with the First North Carolina Regiment, U.S. Continental Army, consisting of general and regimental orders issued on the march from Halifax, N.C., through Maryland and Virginia to New Jersey and Pennsylvania (1777 May 21-1778 January 3). Subjects include the Battle of Brandywine, Pa., 1777; Battle of Germantown, Philadelphia, Pa., 1777; winter at ...

    • Contributor: Brown, John
    • 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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    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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    Thomas P. Wagner papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Chiefly letters written by Wagner to his family while serving with the 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in Civil War campaigns in Maryland and Virginia. Includes letters received by Wagner from friends also serving in the Union army and newspaper articles (1984) containing excerpts from a diary kept by Wagner while a Confederate prisoner in Salisbury Prison, N.C. Purchase, 1998. Union soldier. ...

    • Contributor: Wagner, Thomas P.
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Sidney Morris Davis memoirs, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Holograph manuscript by Davis recounting his Civil War service as a Union cavalryman in Company F of the Sixth Cavalry from 1861 to 1864. Topics include camp life; military engagements in Maryland, Virginia, and Pennsylvania; and Davis's incarceration in the Confederate prison on Belle Isle in the James River at Richmond, Va. Gift, Katherine Carrico, 2005. Union cavalryman. Collection material in ...

    • Contributor: Davis, Sidney Morris
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    John Carvel Arnold papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Principally correspondence of Arnold with his wife, Mary Ann, while he served in the 49th Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry and Mrs. Arnold's correspondence with their children, concerning his views on the military situation in Virginia and Maryland (1864-1865), the Copperheads, the rebels, army rations and pay, family finances, and her problems of maintaining a home and educating the children. Typewritten transcripts ...

    • Contributor: Arnold, John Carvel
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Alonzo Ameli papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Chiefly correspondence between Ameli and his brother, Peter Ameli, relating to Alonzo Ameli's Civil War service with the 5th New York Infantry Regiment, also known as Duryée's Zouaves (Duryea's Zouaves), chiefly in Maryland, Virginia, and the area surrounding Washington, D.C. Ameli describes camp life, movements of the regiment, and details of skirmishes and battles including the Battle of Big Bethel, Va., ...

    • Contributor: Ameli, Alonzo
    • Original Format: Manuscripts/Mixed Material
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    Gist family papers, Catalog Record Only

    Open to research. Includes letters (1776-1778) of John McClure and William Sterett to Mordecai Gist relating to the Revolution in Maryland; letters (1847-1853) of W. W. H. Gist while serving in the Mexican War in New Mexico and while in California; and letters from various family members who served in the 6th Maryland Infantry and the 17th Kentucky Infantry during the Civil War relating ...

    • 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