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    G.T. Beauregard papers, 1844-1883 United States and Confederate Army officer, engineer, railroad executive, and public official. Correspondence, scrapbooks, and military papers, including letterbooks, headquarters records, telegrams and dispatches, orders, endorsements, and rosters. The bulk of the papers, 1861-1865, relate primarily to Beauregard's career as a general in the Confederate Army, especially at Fort Sumter and Charleston, South Carolina; Manassas and Petersburg, Virginia; Shiloh, Tennessee; Corinth, Mississippi; and Atlanta,...
    • Contributor: Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant) - Beauregard, G. T.
    • Date: 1844
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    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
    • Date: 1772
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    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.
    • Date: 1700
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    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
    • Date: 1829
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    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
    • Date: 1861
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    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.
    • Date: 1821
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    Samuel J. Baird papers, 1834-1892 Presbyterian clergyman and author of Newark, Ohio. Correspondence and other material relating to Presbyterian Church affairs and doctrinal questions, the work of the American Bible Society in Virginia, and the Baird family.
    • Contributor: Baird, Samuel J. (Samuel John) - Baird, Samuel J.
    • Date: 1834
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    Edward Willis papers, 1854-1906 Confederate Army officer and merchant. Correspondence, ledgers, memorandum books, requisition books, newspaper clippings, printed matter, and other papers relating mainly to Willis's service as chief quartermaster of G. T. Beauregard's division in the Confederate Army.
    • Contributor: Willis, Edward
    • Date: 1854
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    John Singleton Mosby papers, 1861-1904 Confederate army officer, lawyer, and author. Correspondence, orders, commissions, reports, circulars, and other material relating mainly to Mosby's Civil War activities.
    • Contributor: Mosby, John Singleton
    • Date: 1861
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    Cornelius Chase family papers, 1745-1974 Clergyman, educator, and farmer. Correspondence, business and financial papers, subject files, reports, speeches, newspaper clippings, and miscellany relating to various members of the Chase family, especially Cornelius Chase, his son, Cornelius Thurston Chase, and the latter's career as superintendent of public instruction in Florida. Other material concerns the slave trade in Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate Army, and the Reverend Jonas King.
    • Contributor: Chase, Cornelius
    • Date: 1745
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    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
    • Date: 1806
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    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.
    • Date: 1794
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    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
    • Date: 1862
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    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
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    John Carvel Arnold papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Principally correspondence of Arnold with his wife, Mary Ann Arnold, during his Civil War service with Company I, 49th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment, U.S. Army, relating chiefly to his views on the military situation in Virginia and Maryland (1864-1865), army rations and pay, the rebels, the Copperheads, family finances, and his wife's difficulties in maintaining a home and educating the children. Includes correspondence between Mary...
    • Contributor: Arnold, John Carvel
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    Samuel J. Baird papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence and miscellaneous material relating to Presbyterian Church affairs and doctrinal questions, the work of the American Bible Society in Virginia (1865-1875), and the Baird family. Includes letters concerning Baird's efforts to minister to soldiers and to assist wounded soldiers and prisoners during the Civil War. Correspondents include James W. Alexander, E. Thompson Baird, Thomas Dickson Baird, William Logan Baird, Henry A. Boardman, John...
    • Contributor: Baird, Samuel J. (Samuel John)
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    G.T. Beauregard papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, scrapbooks, and military papers, including a diary, letterbooks, headquarters records, telegrams and dispatches, orders, endorsements, and rosters. The bulk of the papers, 1861-1865, relate primarily to Beauregard's career as a general in the Confederate Army, especially at the sieges of Fort Sumter and Charleston, S.C., Corinth, Miss., and Petersburg, Va., and the battles of Atlanta, Ga., First Manassas, Va., and Shiloh, Tenn. Other...
    • Contributor: Beauregard, G. T. (Gustave Toutant)
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    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
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    Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, Correspondence, diaries, writings, notebooks, subject files, financial records, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and printed matter relating principally to Hotchkiss's service with the Confederate Army as a topographical engineer in Virginia and to his involvement with various land and mining schemes in West Virginia, especially the Gauley Coal Company, Guyandot Coal Land Association, and North Flat-Top Land Association. Civil War diaries, notebooks, and journals describe troop...
    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah - Hotchkiss, Sara Anne Comfort - Rogers, William Barton
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    Feamster family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, diaries, essays, notes and notebooks, financial and legal records, circulars, genealogical material, newspaper clippings, and other papers of the allied Feamster (Feemster), Alderson, Cary (Carey), and Mathews (Matthews) families. Subjects include farming, law, medicine, military, politics, and religion, as well as geography, economic and social conditions, and education in areas and states in which members of the family visited or resided including Arkansas,...
    • Contributor: Cary, Charles William - Feamster, Claudius Newman - Feamster, Felix Claudius - Feamster, Martha Alderson - Feamster, Robert Cantrell - Feamster, Samuel William Newman - Feamster, Thomas L.
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    John Hamilton and William Hamilton correspondence, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence of the Hamilton family, primarily of brothers, John Hamilton and William Hamilton. Letters (1838-1855) of John Hamilton, addressed to his mother, Rosanna Boyd Hamilton, and other family members from his home in Zavala, Texas. Subjects include family matters, the difficulties of life in Texas, relations with the Indians, African Americans and slavery in Texas, political affairs of Texas and the United States, his...
    • Contributor: Hamilton, William
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    Joseph Bloomfield Osborn papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly correspondence of Osborn, who served in Company F, 26th New Jersey Volunteer Infantry and in the U.S. Navy, with Osborn family members and Louise Landau (married Osborn in 1866). Also includes a diary (1862-1863) and biographical sketch of Osborn. Subjects include enlistments, camp life, training, and marches in Maryland and Virginia. Osborn also discusses discipline and morale, the attitude and condition of Confederate...
    • Contributor: Osborn, Joseph Bloomfield
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    Cornelius Chase family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journal, speeches, writings, reports, genealogical material, financial records, printed matter, drawings, and other papers relating to Chase family members. Pertains chiefly to Cornelius Chase, and his son, Cornelius Thurston Chase, in their careers as clergymen, educators, and farmers. Documents the latter's career as superintendent of public instruction for the state of Florida. Also includes correspondence of Jonas King and a copy of his...
    • Contributor: Chase, Cornelius - Chase, Cornelius Thurston - Stokes, E. H. (Ellwood Haines) - Confederate States of America. Army
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    Daniel Read Larned papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly letters written by Larned to his sisters and brother-in-law pertaining primarily to General Ambrose Everett Burnside's expedition to North Carolina. Includes descriptions of the battles of Beaufort, Fort Macon, New Bern, and Roanoke Island, N.C. Other subjects include the battles of Antietam, Md., and Cold Harbor, Fredericksburg, Spotsylvania, and Wilderness, Va.; and the sieges of Petersburg, Va., and Knoxville, Tenn. Larned describes the...
    • Contributor: Larned, Daniel Read
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    John Singleton Mosby papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly correspondence, orders, commissions, reports, and circulars concerning the organization and activities of Mosby's Rangers (43rd Virginia Cavalry Battalion, C.S.A.). Documents the guerrilla warfare carried out by the battalion in Virginia. Contains remarks on public enthusiasm for the war in 1861, the treatment of prisoners of war, casualties, the death of Maj. John Pelham, and the capture of Gen. Edwin H. Stoughton. Correspondents include...
    • Contributor: Mosby, John Singleton