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    Ward family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial papers, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward and members of his family. Includes material relating to the Civil War, particularly the Peninsular, Second Bull Run, Antietam, and Gettysburg campaigns; Reconstruction; and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Md., and northern Virginia.
    • Contributor: Ward, William Norvell
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    Christiancy and Pickett families' papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Includes letters (1862-1864) written by Henry Clay Christiancy and his brother James Isaac Christiancy, Union Army officers from Michigan serving in Maryland, Virginia, Kentucky, and Pennsylvania during the Civil War. An annotated transcription of Henry Clay Christiancy's diary (1862-1864) contains maps and photographs. Pickett family notebooks (1835-1998) contain correspondence, notes, writings, newspaper clippings, pamphlets, estate papers, genealogy, and other papers of or relating to ...
    • Contributor: Christiancy, Henry Clay - Christiancy, James Isaac - Pickett, George E. (George Edward) - Pickett, La Salle Corbell
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    Blair family papers, 1755-1968 Prominent family in nineteenth century national politics. Correspondence, speeches and writings, legal files, financial records, historical research files, printed matter, and estate records documenting principally the careers of Francis Preston Blair, journalist and presidential advisor, Frank P. Blair, soldier and politician, and Montgomery Blair, lawyer and cabinet officer.
    • Date: 1755
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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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    Keidel family papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Keidel family papers. Chiefly the papers of George C. Keidel, professor of romance languages at Johns Hopkins University and later an employee of the Library of Congress Copyright Office, including correspondence, annotations, and writings concerning his study of Aesop's Fables and other early works. Also includes letters (1861-1865) of Herman F. Keidel to his family in Maryland while serving with the 12th Virginia Cavalry ...
    • Contributor: Keidel, George C. (George Charles)
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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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    Alvah H. Granniss papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, including originals and typescripts of letters; a memoranda by Granniss about his Civil War service; poems and a song; envelopes; printed matter; artifacts; and other papers relating chiefly to Granniss's Civil War service with the 1st Connecticut Cavalary Regiment, U.S. Army. Consists primarily of letters from Granniss to his sister, Mary Ann Tuttle, and his parents, Henry H. Granniss and Louisa Granniss, and ...
    • Contributor: Granniss, Alvah H.
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    William D. Wilkins papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Letters to Wilkins from his mother, Maria Wilkins, while he served in the U.S. Army during the Mexican War, 1846-1848; letters from Wilkins to his wife, Elizabeth Cass Trowbridge Wilkins, during his Civil War service in Maryland and Virginia; and a diary and newspaper article chronicling Wilkins's captivity as a prisoner of war at Libby Prison, Richmond, Va.
    • Contributor: Wilkins, William D. (William Duncan)
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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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    Ward family papers, 1831-1904 Family from Richmond County, Virginia. Correspondence, broadsides, songs, financial records, printed matter, and other papers of William Norvell Ward, Episcopal clergyman and Confederate soldier, and members of his family including material relating to the Civil War, Reconstruction, and social life and customs in Washington, D.C., Baltimore, Maryland, and northern Virginia.
    • Date: 1831
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    F.W. Lander and J.M. Lander papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, writings, military dispatches and telegrams, notes, reports, scrapbooks, printed matter, maps, and other papers relating chiefly to Frederick West Lander's activities surveying and exploring overland routes through the West and to his Civil War service in Virginia and Maryland under Generals George Brinton McClellan and Chas. P. Stone. Documents his work as chief engineer and superintendent of the Fort Kearney, South Pass, and ...
    • Contributor: Lander, F. W. (Frederick West) - Lander, J. M. (Jean Margaret)
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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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    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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    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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    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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    William D. Wilkins papers, 1847-1863 United States Army officer and lawyer. Correspondence, diary, and newspaper clippings relating to Wilkins’s service in the Mexican War and the Civil War.
    • Contributor: Wilkins, William D. (William Duncan) - Wilkins, William D.
    • Date: 1847
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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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    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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    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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    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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    Christiancy and Pickett families' papers, 1835-1998 Families related by the marriage of George E. Pickett (1864-1911) to Ida Elizabeth Christiancy in 1891. Correspondence, diary, military certificates, notebooks, genealogical material and other papers relating to the Christiancy and Pickett families, including letters of Henry Clay Christiancy and his brother James Isaac Christiancy, Union Army officers during the Civil War; Confederate General George E. Pickett (1825-1875) and his wife, La Salle Corbell ...
    • Date: 1835
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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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    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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    Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington City records, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Proceedings of the Presbytery of Washington City and its predecessors, the Presbytery of the District of Columbia and the Presbytery of the Potomac, concerning the administration and establishment of churches in the Maryland, Virginia, and Washington, D.C. Subjects include the response of the presbyteries to the Civil War, World War I, the influenza epidemic of 1918-1919, the Great Depression, and World War II. Includes ...
    • Contributor: Presbyterian Church in the U.S.A. Presbytery of Washington City
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    James Jenkins Gillette papers, Catalog Record - Electronic Resource Available Correspondence, military papers, receipts, court records, and other papers relating primarily to Gillette's Civil War service with the 4th Maryland Infantry Regiment and the 71st New York Militia Regiment and to his activities as U.S. Commissioner of Claims for Mobile, Ala. Subjects include the battles of Antietam, First Bull Run, Second Bull Run, and Chancellorville; the Atlanta, Gettysburg, and Shenandoah Valley campaigns; and Gillette's ...
    • Contributor: Gillette, James Jenkins