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    Matthew Stanley Quay papers, 1776-1949

    United States senator from Pennsylvania (1887-1904). Correspondence, election materials, financial papers, genealogical information, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other papers pertaining primarily to Quay's career in Pennsylvania and national politics as a member of the Republican party and the United States Senate.

    • Contributor: Quay, Matthew Stanley
    • Date: 1776
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    Tilton C. Reynolds papers, 1851-1963

    Union Civil War soldier. Chiefly letters by Reynolds to his mother, Juliana Smith Reynolds, during his service with the 105th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment that describe Civil War skirmishes in Virginia, military life, and morale of the soldiers. Includes other letters and papers of Reynolds and his mother after the Civil War.

    • Contributor: Reynolds, Tilton C.
    • Date: 1851
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    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
    • Date: 1830
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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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    Jedediah Hotchkiss papers, 1835-1908

    Confederate army officer, topographical and mining engineer, and historian. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, subject files, writings, financial papers, scrapbooks, newspaper clippings, and miscellaneous printed material relating principally to Hotchkiss's service with the Confederate army as a topographical engineer in Virginia and 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 ...

    • Contributor: Hotchkiss, Jedediah
    • Date: 1835
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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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    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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    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
    • Date: 1854
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Calvin Benjamin papers, circa 1838-1882

    United States Army officer. Chiefly correspondence, with transcribed excerpts and notes, relating to Benjamin's service under General Zachary Taylor during the Mexican War.

    • Contributor: Benjamin, Calvin
    • Date: 1838
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    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
    • Date: 1857
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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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    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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    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
    • Date: 1850
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    Samuel Peter Heintzelman papers, 1822-1913

    Union army officer. Correspondence, diaries, journals, and military papers detailing Heintzelman’s service in the United States Army from his years at the United States Military Academy through the Civil War. Includes descriptions of activities in Indian wars in Florida, the Southwest, and California, and during the Mexican War.

    • Contributor: Heintzelman, Samuel Peter
    • Date: 1822
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    Joseph R. Hawley papers, 1638-1906

    Army officer, editor and United States representative and senator from Connecticut. Correspondence, diaries, notebooks, drafts of speeches, business papers, and memorabilia relating to Hawley's personal and family life and to his business and political work.

    • Contributor: Hawley, Joseph R. (joseph Roswell) - Hawley, Joseph R.
    • Date: 1638