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    Calvin Benjamin papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly correspondence, along with transcribed excerpts and notes, relating to Benjamin's service under Gen. Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War. Also documents Benjamin's assignment with the United States Coast Survey on the Chesapeake Bay. Includes letters (1849-1851) written by his brother, Judson Benjamin, while serving as a Baptist missionary in Burma.
    • Contributor: Benjamin, Calvin
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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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    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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    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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    Neil Jamieson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly business correspondence (1760-1776) relating to Jamieson's role as a resident partner of the tobacco trading firm Glassford, Gordon, Monteath & Co., of Glasgow, Scotland; and to various mercantile enterprises in North America and the West Indies, especially Antigua. Acting in behalf of John Glassford and James Gordon's commercial interests which included Jamieson, Campbell, Calvert & Company distillery in Virginia, Jamieson was also involved...
    • Contributor: Jamieson, Neil
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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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    Daniel O. Drennan papers, 1775-1904 Military aide. Copies of correspondence, military dispatches, reports and other documents, as well as original letters, newspaper clippings, notes, architectural drawings, memorabilia, and printed matter collected by Drennan during his service as military secretary to Philip Henry Sheridan from 1865 to1888.
    • Contributor: Drennan, Daniel O., Approximately - Drennan, Daniel O.
    • Date: 1775
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    Joseph Warren Keifer papers, 1850-1865 Army officer, lawyer, banker, and congressman. Correspondence, military orders, casualty lists, ordnance and paymaster records, and other military records documenting military life and operations of the Third and 110th Ohio infantry regiments, the Army of the Ohio, and the Army of the Potomac during campaigns in Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Alabama, and Georgia.
    • Contributor: Keifer, Joseph Warren
    • Date: 1850
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    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
    • Date: 1823
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    Alfred Carmon papers, 1859-1865 Union army soldier. Chiefly letters written by Carmon to his family in Sand Lake, N.Y., while serving with Company H, 169th New York Infantry Regiment, during the Civil War, describing camp life and skirmishes in Virginia, South Carolina, and Florida.
    • Contributor: Carmon, Alfred
    • Date: 1859
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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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    Joseph Warren Keifer papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Letters from Keifer to his wife, Eliza Stout Keifer, written while serving with the U.S. Army during the Civil War; headquarters letterbook (1863 June 16-1865 June 20) of the 3rd Brigade, 3rd and Sixth Army Corps; and other correspondence, manuscript and printed general orders, casualty lists, ordnance and paymaster records, and other military records. Documents military life and operations of the 3rd and 110th...
    • Contributor: Keifer, Joseph Warren
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    Frank Kowalski papers, 1925-1976 Army officer and United States representative from Connecticut. Correspondence, memoranda, writings, speeches, reports, military orders, patents, newspaper clippings, printed materials, scrapbooks, drawings, and photographs pertaining primarily to Kowalski's career in the United States Army (1925-1958) and in the House of Representatives (1959-1963).
    • Contributor: Kowalski, Frank
    • Date: 1925
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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.
    • Date: 1770
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    Cartter family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Chiefly correspondence between members of the Cartter and Hanford families including David K. Cartter; his wife, Nancy Hanford Cartter; and their sons, David Kellogg Cartter, Jr., and William H. Cartter. Includes letters concerning David K. Cartter's service as U.S. ambassador to Bolivia, 1861-1862; Civil War letters of David Kellogg Carter, Jr., second lieutenant in the 2nd Ohio Cavalry, U.S. Army, relating to the impact...
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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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    Burbank-Van Voorhis families papers, 1814-1913 Members of the Burbank and Van Voorhis (Voorhees) families. Diaries, correspondence, and military papers of Burbank and Van Voorhis family members spanning the War of 1812, Mexican War, Civil War, and American occupation of the Philippines in the early twentieth century.
    • Date: 1814
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    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
    • Date: 1861
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    Charles Kline papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence including originals and transcripts of letters, envelopes, newspaper clippings, pension documents, a copy of a photograph, and a drawing relating mainly to Kline's Civil War service with the 115th New York Infantry Regiment, Company D. Subjects include Kline's capture at Harpers Ferry, W. Va., and time in a prison camp in Chicago, Ill.; daily camp life; his service near Alexandria, Va., and Hilton...
    • Contributor: Kline, Charles
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    Ezra Ayers Carman papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, drafts of chapters, notes, printed material, maps, and other papers comprising Carman's book file for his history of the American Civil War. Subjects include campaigns in Maryland, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia, the Potomac River, and the Shenandoah Valley; Abraham Lincoln and his relations with George Brinton McClellan and other Union officers; secession and the secession convention in Virginia; and slavery.
    • Contributor: Carman, Ezra Ayers
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    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 ... 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
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    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
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    Gilbert Thompson journal,
    Gilbert Thompson papers
    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

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    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
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    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
    • Date: 1779