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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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    Samuel Smith family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, letterbooks, military and political papers, notebooks, diaries, financial and legal papers, writings, printed matter, and other papers. Papers (1772-1850) of Samuel Smith relate to such topics as affairs of the U.S. Senate, public finance and the Bank of the United States, trade and tariffs, relations with Great Britain and France, Fort McHenry and the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812, and...
    • Contributor: Smith, Samuel - Smith, John Spear - Smith, Robert
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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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    Andrew Jackson Donelson papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, journals, draft messages of Andrew Jackson, diplomatic papers, news clippings, scrapbook, sketches, photographs, and other papers pertaining to Donelson's service as Andrew Jackson's aide-de-camp (1820-1822) and presidential secretary (1829-1837), charge d'affaires to Texas (1844-1845), U.S. minister to Prussia (1846-1849), editor of the Washington Union (1851-1852), and vice-presidential candidate (1856). Subjects include the Nullification Crisis, 1828-1832; national economic policy; the move to recharter the...
    • Contributor: Donelson, Andrew Jackson - Burke, Pauline Wilcox - Donelson, Emily Tennessee - Martin, James Glasgow - Randolph, Meriwether Lewis - Wilcox, Mary Emily Donelson - United States. Constitution
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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    David Coon papers, Catalog Record Only Correspondence outlining everyday routine while on maneuvers with the 36th Wisconsin Infantry in Petersburg, Va., and Northern Virginia, and as a prisoner in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., and Salisbury, N.C.
    • Contributor: Coon, David
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    Sheads family papers, Catalog Record Only Correspondence, diary, certificates, reports, and other papers relating to the Sheads family of Pennsylvania and their role the Civil War. Includes diary (1864 February 10-June 25) of J. James Sheads relating to his service with the 21st Pennsylvania Cavalry at the battle of Cold Harbor and siege of Petersburg, Va., and ALS (1863 July 7) written by Lt. Col. Henry G. Tuthill, 104th New...
    • Contributor: Sheads, J. James
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    Simon Smith diary and account book, Catalog Record Only 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.
    • Contributor: Smith, Simon
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    Nathaniel Shepard Armstrong Price papers, Catalog Record Only Memoir of Price pertaining to his Civil War service in Company E, 17th Ohio Infantry Regiment, and to the time he spent in Andersonville Prison, Andersonville, Ga., as a Confederate prisoner of war. Price describes his capture on September 20, 1863; the physical surroundings of Andersonville Prison; flooding in the camp; aspects of daily life such as the distribution of food and medical service;...
    • Contributor: Price, Nathaniel Shepard Armstrong - Killam, Ruth Price
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    Alexander Newburger papers, Catalog Record Only Diary (1864 Apr. 27-July 23) describing routine military matters, camp life, drinking and music in the camps, the Spotsylvania, Petersburg, and Wilderness campaigns, and the impressment of African Americans into Union work details.
    • Contributor: Newburger, Alexander
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    Autobiography of Charles W. Squires, Catalog Record Only Autobiography entitled, "The Last of Lee's Battle Line," chiefly relating to Squires's experiences as a Confederate army officer serving in Maryland, Gettysburg, Pa., Petersburg and Richmond, Va., Louisiana, and elsewhere, and his service after the Civil War in the Missouri National Guard.
    • Contributor: Squires, Charles W. (Charles Winder)
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    James J. Hartley correspondence and printed matter, Catalog Record Only Chiefly letters between Hartley and members of his family during his Civil War service with the 122nd Ohio Infantry Regiment. Also includes printed matter and letters informing his wife, Melissa Jane Foreacre Hartley, of his death at the battle of Cold Harbor, Va.
    • Contributor: Hartley, James J. (James Jasper)
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    George W. Brinkerhoff papers, Catalog Record Only Undated holograph manuscript describing the battle of Cedar Creek, Va., (1864 October 19) written by Brinkerhoff who served with the 9th New York Heavy Artillery, U.S. Army.
    • Contributor: Brinkerhoff, George W.
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    Gist family papers, Catalog Record Only 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 to action in...
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    Dennis Tuttle papers, Catalog Record Only 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 Americans among the...
    • Contributor: Tuttle, Dennis
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    James Edward Shortelle family papers, Catalog Record Only Chiefly letters of Shortelle while a cadet at the United States Military Academy in 1866 and of his brother, Robert P. Shortelle, who served with the 6th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment in Maryland and Virginia during the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Shortelle, James Edward
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    John Thomas Lewis Preston papers, Catalog Record Only Diary (1861 July 24-Sept. 22) relating to Preston's Civil War activities while with the 9th Virginia Volunteers at Craney Island, Va., under the command of his fellow Virginia Military Institute faculty member, Francis H. Smith. The diary includes comments on the causes of the Civil War, the defense of Norfolk, military science in general, and Preston's family. An autograph poem of his wife, Margaret...
    • Contributor: Preston, John Thomas Lewis
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    Theodore Talbot papers, Catalog Record Only Diaries (1843-1852) relating chiefly to Oregon Trail exploration with John C. Frémont's second expedition, 1843-1844; a journey (1848-1849) from New York to Oregon Territory via Rio de Janeiro, Valparaiso, and Honolulu on board the steamer Massachusetts; and garrison duty at various western forts as an officer with the 1st Regiment, U.S. Artillery. Correspondence, chiefly from Talbot to his mother and sister, complements the diaries...
    • Contributor: Talbot, Theodore