Collection Items

  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Young America. "Young America" is a print, copyrighted by Edward Anthony (1818-88) in 1862, that was intended as a commentary on slavery, the major cause of the American Civil War (1861-65) then raging. A counterpart print, "Young Africa: Or, The Bone of Contention", also copyrighted by Anthony in 1862, shows an African-American child (presumably a slave) of similar age. Both prints were included in an album...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1862
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    General Leonidas Polk, Confederate States of America. Leonidas Polk (1806-64) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Born in Raleigh, North Carolina, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1827. He later left the army for the church, and became the first Episcopal bishop of Louisiana in 1841. With the outbreak of the Civil War, he offered his services to the Confederate army and...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Map of the battle of Gettysburg, Pa., July 1st, 2nd & 3rd, 1863, showing line of battle on P.M. of 2nd "The Battle of Gettysburg, one of the most decisive battles of the American Civil War, was fought on July 1-3, 1863 near a small Pennsylvania town important for its many road and railroad connections. The Confederate army under General Robert E. Lee consisted of 72,000 men and was organized into corps commanded by Generals James Longstreet, Richard S. Ewell, and Ambrose P. Hill and...
    • Contributor: Willcox, William H.
    • Date: 1863
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Brigadier General Joseph E. Johnston, Confederate States of America. Joseph E. Johnston (1807-91) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Born at Cherry Grove, near Farmville, Virginia, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1829 and fought in the Black Hawk, Seminole, and Mexican Wars. Early in the Civil War he commanded the Army of the Shenandoah and in that capacity led Confederate forces at the...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Senator William Lowndes Yancey of Alabama, Confederate States of America. William Lowndes Yancey (1814--63) was a member of the U.S. Congress from 1844 to 1846 and a Confederate senator and diplomat during the American Civil War. He was an outspoken secessionist and critic of fellow Democrat Stephen A. Douglas, who championed what was known as popular sovereignty, the view that the voters of each territory should determine whether it entered the Union as a...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Map
    Map of the Battles of Bull Run Near Manassas. This printed map by the Office of the Chief Engineer of the War Department details the fighting at the Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. Named for the creek or "run" in northern Virginia along which the fighting took place, Bull Run was the first major battle of the American Civil War. After halting several attacks ordered by Union commander General Irvin...
    • Contributor: Bamberger, Solomon
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Brigadier General P.G.T. Beauregard, Confederate States of America. Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard (1818-93) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Born near New Orleans, Louisiana, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1838. He served with distinction in the Mexican War (1846-48). With the outbreak of the Civil War, he resigned his commission in the United States Army and entered the Confederate army. In June...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Brigadier General James Simons, Confederate States of America. James Simons (1813--79) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. The speaker of the South Carolina House of Representatives when the war broke out, he was appointed by President Jefferson Davis as the first general officer of the Confederacy. As brigadier general of South Carolina Militia Fourth Infantry Brigade, he led the first attack on Fort Sumter, South Carolina, on April 12,...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Brigadier General Simon Bolivar Buckner, Confederate States of America. Simon Bolivar Buckner (1823-1914) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Born in the border state of Kentucky, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, where he later taught, and served with the U.S. Army in the Mexican War (1846-48). He resigned from the army in 1855 to practice law in Kentucky. He entered the service of the...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Vice President Alexander H. Stephens, Confederate States of America. Alexander H. Stephens (1812-83) was vice president of the Confederate States of America. Born on a small farm in the Georgia Piedmont, he studied law, was admitted to the bar, and soon was elected to the Georgia state assembly. In 1843 he was elected to the U.S. Congress as a member of the Whig Party. Unusually for a southern politician, he had reservations about...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    President Jefferson Davis, Confederate States of America.
    Jefferson Davis
    Jefferson Davis (1808-89) was the first and only president of the Confederate States of America, the nation formed in 1861 by the secession from the Union of 11 southern states. Born on the Mississippi frontier, Davis graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and became a slaveholding landowner on a plantation given to him by a wealthy older brother. He served...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    Letter Written in Cipher on Mourning Paper by Rose Greenhow. Rose O'Neal Greenhow was a spy for the Confederacy during the American Civil War. As a young woman in Washington, she befriended many influential politicians, including President James Buchanan and South Carolina Senator John C. Calhoun, who played a role in shaping her dedication to the South. During the Civil War, Greenhow wrote ciphered (secret code) messages to the Confederates, providing information about Union...
    • Contributor: Greenhow, Rose O'Neal
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 4 pages

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Secretary of the Navy Judah P. Benjamin, Confederate States of America. Judah P. Benjamin (1811-84) was a wealthy lawyer who served as attorney general, secretary of war, and secretary of state in the cabinet of Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy. (In this photograph he is misidentified as secretary of the navy). Born in Saint Thomas, Virgin Islands, he was raised in Charleston, South Carolina, and attended law school at Yale. He practiced law in...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    James Murray Mason, Commissioner to Great Britain and France, Confederate States of America. James Murray Mason (1798--1871) was a United States senator and a Confederate diplomat, best remembered for drafting the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law and for his involvement in the Trent affair, which in 1861 nearly brought war between the United States and Great Britain. Born in Georgetown, District of Columbia, he graduated from the University of Pennsylvania in 1818 and from the law department of...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Independence Square Recruiting Camps.
    Independence Square recruiting camps
    In September--October 1862, Independence Square in Philadelphia became Camp Independence, a Civil War recruitment camp. This trade card, produced by the Children's Central Clothing Emporium, shows well-dressed children on the central promenade of the square. Tents manned by soldiers line the promenade, and a group of children carrying drums, flags, and a hoop are seen walking in the foreground, along with a mother and...
    • Contributor: Queen, James Fuller,1
    • Date: 1862
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Mower U.S.A. General Hospital, Chestnut Hill, Philadelphia. This print is a bird's eye view of the Mower General Hospital, operated by the U.S. Army during the American Civil War. Built in 1862 after the designs of Philadelphia architect John McArthur, Jr., the hospital was located opposite the Chestnut Hill track of the Philadelphia and Reading Railroad. The hospital received injured soldiers transported directly from the battlefield between January 1863 and May...
    • Contributor: Kipling, W. - Queen, James Fuller,1
    • Date: 1865
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Young Africa: Or, The Bone of Contention.
    Young Africa, or the bone of contention
    "Young Africa: Or, The Bone of Contention" is a print, copyrighted by Edward Anthony (1818-88) in 1862, that was intended as a commentary on slavery, the major cause of the American Civil War (1861-65) then raging. The print depicts a young African-American child, presumably a slave. A counterpart print, "Young America," also copyrighted by Anthony in 1862, shows a white child of similar age....
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1862
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lieutenant Colonel William J. Hardee. William Joseph Hardee (1815--73) was a Confederate general in the American Civil War. Born in Savannah, Georgia, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1838 and served in the Mexican War (1846-48). During the Civil War, he commanded the Army of Tennessee and fought in the battles of Shiloh, Perryville, and Stones River. He was in command of the...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Film, Video
    Confederate Veterans Convention. Reunions of Civil War veterans from both the North and South were a prominent feature of public life in the United States in the early decades of the 20th century. This 1914 silent film records the meeting of 40,000 Confederate veterans in Jacksonville, Florida, nearly a half century after the end of the war. Titles are used to explain each sequence. The motion of...
    • Contributor: Florida Commercial Sound Films of Jacksonville - Mackey and Coutant Film Company
    • Date: 1914
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Citizens Volunteer Hospital. Corner of Broad Street and Washington Avenue.
    Citizens Volunteer Hospital. Corner of Broad St. and Washington Avenue
    This Civil War fundraising certificate contains views of the exterior and interior of the volunteer hospital opposite the Philadelphia, Wilmington, & Baltimore Railroad depot in Philadelphia. The hospital opened on September 5, 1862, and closed on August 11, 1865. During the American Civil War, the hospital provided care to the most seriously wounded before their reassignment to other hospitals. The exterior view shows civilians...
    • Contributor: Queen, James Fuller,1
    • Date: 1862
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Commander Charles Henry Davis. Charles Henry Davis (1807--77) was a scientist and Union naval officer in the American Civil War. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, he attended Harvard for two years and left to serve in the United States Navy. He was the first superintendent of the American Nautical Almanac Office, where he helped establish the American Ephemeris and Nautical Almanac, and a charter member of the National Academy...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1861
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Book/Printed Material
    Emancipation Proclamation. Initially, the Civil War between the North and the South was fought by the North to prevent the secession of the South and preserve the Union. Ending slavery was not a goal. That changed on September 22, 1862, when President Abraham Lincoln issued his Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation, which stated that slaves in those states or parts of states still in rebellion as of January...
    • Contributor: Lincoln, Abraham
    • Date: 1862
    • Resource: - 5 pages

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  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Captain David Farragut. David Farragut (1801-70) was a Union naval officer in the American Civil War. He entered the U.S. Navy in 1810, at the age of nine, and fought against the British in the War of 1812 and later against pirates in the Caribbean. During the Civil War, he led the Union forces that captured New Orleans in April 1862, and worked closely with the army...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1862
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Lieutenant General Winfield Scott. Winfield Scott (1786-1866) was one of four generals during the American Civil War to hold the post of general in chief of the armies of the United States, the others being George McClellan, Henry Halleck, and Ulysses S. Grant. Scott was born in Virginia, graduated from William and Mary College, and then studied law and was admitted to the bar. He joined the army...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1862
    • Resource: - 1 page
  • Photo, Print, Drawing
    Brigadier General Joseph Hooker. Joseph Hooker (1814-79) was a Union general in the American Civil War. Born in Hadley, Massachusetts, he graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point and served in the Mexican War (1846-48). During the Civil War, he commanded a division in the Peninsular Campaign of 1862 and as a corps commander led the initial Union attacks at the Battle of Antietam. In...
    • Contributor: Anthony, Edward - Brady, Mathew B.
    • Date: 1862
    • Resource: - 1 page