Collections tagged Civil War and Reconstruction

The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Cases, 1870-1876

The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Cases, 1870-1876

The C.S.S. Alabama Claims Project features over 100 documents that explore the American Civil War's international legal dimensions. Boston attorney and future U.S. Congressman William W. Crapo corresponded with numerous fellow lawyers and clients between 1870 and 1876 to secure restitution from...

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The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845-1893

The Papers of John B. Minor, 1845-1893

John B. Minor joined the faculty of the University of Virginia in 1845 at the age of thirty-two. An 1834 graduate of the university, Minor began his teaching career following a decade in private practice. Minor, along with James P. Holcombe, directed the law program at UVA amidst national...

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George R. Fairbanks Collection

George R. Fairbanks Collection

George Rainsford Fairbanks (1820-1906) connected the first founding of the University of the South in 1858 with its refounding ten years later. Fairbanks served as a trustee from Florida and built a home on campus called Rebel's Rest. This portion of his collection deals with the fundraising...

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Leonidas Polk Family Papers

Leonidas Polk Family Papers

Leonidas Polk, first Bishop of Louisiana, founded the University of the South. Born to a wealthy planter family in North Carolina, Polk first attended West Point, but turned his attention toward the episcopacy. In the immediate antebellum period the Episcopal church spread south and west,...

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Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

Dr. Caleb Edward Iddings Diaries

Caleb Edward Iddings, (1829-1904) was a physician in Sandy Spring, Maryland. In 1849, prior to medical school, he joined the wave of young hopefuls traveling to California, seeking fortune during in the Gold Rush. Upon his return from the West, he obtained his medical training at Maryland...

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Nimrod Porter Papers

Nimrod Porter Papers

Farmer and sheriff in Maury County, Tenn. Diary and other records of Nimrod Porter. The diary, 1861–1871, records daily life during the Civil War and Reconstruction; weather; farm and business activities; operations of Union and Confederate armies and guerillas in Maury County and vicinity; news...

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Thomas Martin Diaries

Thomas Martin Diaries

Thomas P. Martin (1846-1910) was born on Albemarle Plantation in Assumption Parish, Louisiana. During the Civil War, he served in Company C of the 26th Louisiana Regiment. In 1865, Thomas Martin married Cornelia M. Taylor. Mr. Martin arrived in Fort Worth, Texas during the early 1890s, where...

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Henry & Nellie Mighels Correspondence, 1863-66 -- Completed

Henry & Nellie Mighels Correspondence, 1863-66 -- Completed

Henry (Harry) and Nellie Mighels were prominent Nineteenth-century Nevadans. They both grew up in Maine, where they fell in love when she was sixteen and he was twenty-nine. They carried on a long courtship through letters after Harry left for the Civil War in 1863. After being injured in 1865,...

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Northeast Ohio and the Civil War: Primary Source Manuscripts at Cleveland Public Library

Northeast Ohio and the Civil War: Primary Source Manuscripts at Cleveland Public Library

This collection contains a diary, a set of letters, and a manuscript document from the Special Collections at Cleveland Public Library. The first item is the Diary for 1865, George B. Carle, Company K, 90th Ohio Regiment. The diary, part a larger collection, consists holograph entries in a...

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Alabama Supreme Court Case Files

Alabama Supreme Court Case Files

When completed, this collection will contain all the original case files of the Alabama Supreme Court from 1820 through 1877. These records include interrogatories, exhibits, motions, and other details not included in the published rulings, though excerpts from the printed reports will be...

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United States Colored Troops Muster and Descriptive Roll for Kentucky the 7th, 8th and 9th Districts

United States Colored Troops Muster and Descriptive Roll for Kentucky the 7th, 8th and 9th Districts

This ledger contains information on the African American troops from part of the 7th district, and all of the 8th, and 9th Congressional Districts of Kentucky, who were mustered into the U.S. Army during the Civil War in 1864-65. The 7th district includes: Woodford, Franklin, Mercer, Boyle, and...

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Civil War letters at Middlebury College

Civil War letters at Middlebury College

These letters reflect the majority of letters written during the mid 19th century, allowing disparate family members to catch up with one another during the years of the American Civil War. A number of letters in this collection are written from the front lines of the Civil War, explaining the...

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U.S. Civil War letters and journals at Rice University

U.S. Civil War letters and journals at Rice University

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Civil War and Reconstruction Governors of Alabama

Civil War and Reconstruction Governors of Alabama

When completed, this collection will consist of the official papers of the eleven men who served as governors of Alabama from the eve of secession and Civil War to the postwar "Redemption" administrations of George S. Houston and Rufus W. Cobb.

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Battle Family Papers

Battle Family Papers

The Battle Family Papers document the life of William Horn Battle (1802–1879) of Louisburg, Raleigh, and Chapel Hill, a white lawyer, legislator, judge, and trustee and professor of law at the University of North Carolina; Kemp Plummer Battle (1831–1919) of Chapel Hill and Raleigh, a white...

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George Wesley Johnson Farm Journal

George Wesley Johnson Farm Journal

Farm journal, 1853–1866, kept by George Wesley Johnson, a white merchant, postmaster, farmer, landowner, and enslaver in Davie County, North Carolina. The journal primarily documents daily farm operations, including what he planted, the methods he used, and the crops he yielded, as well as...

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William Audley Couper papers

William Audley Couper papers

William Audley Couper, son of John Couper (1759–1850) and younger brother of James Hamilton Couper (1794–1866), married Hannah Page King (d. 1896), daughter of Thomas Butler King (1800–1864) and Anna Matilda (Page) King (d. 1859). Couper managed Hamilton, a plantation on St. Simon's Island,...

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Indiana Volunteer Militia Enrollment Lists of 1862

Indiana Volunteer Militia Enrollment Lists of 1862

Near the start of the Civil War in the summer of 1862, the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton directed all northern states to fill a draft call for 300,000 men. In Indiana, two separate lists were created, one for men who had already enlisted in the volunteer forces and another listing all white...

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Texas Adjutant General's Department Ranger military rolls 1876 - 1897

Texas Adjutant General's Department Ranger military rolls 1876 - 1897

These records include muster rolls, muster-in rolls, muster/payrolls, and payrolls for various Ranger organizations of the State of Texas, maintained by the Texas Adjutant General's Department. They date 1846-1861, 1874-1910, 1913-1914, and undated. The information contained on the rolls varies...

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Taliaferro Black Lives

Taliaferro Black Lives

Materials related to 19th century Black Georgians in Taliaferro County, largely taken from archives of Alexander H. Stephens. A guide to this project, with regular updates, is maintained here: https://sites.dartmouth.edu/ahstephens/

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Charles Family Civil War Era Letters

Charles Family Civil War Era Letters

A collection of letters written by J. O. Charles to his wife, Martha Charles, which discuss his thoughts and concerns regarding camplife during the Civil War, 1861-1865. Charles served in the S.C. 16th Infantry (Greenville Regiment).

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Sandy Spring Veteran Collection

Sandy Spring Veteran Collection

This collection contains letters and personal materials from known veterans in Sandy Spring history, as well as some military materials. Materials date from 1862 to 1947 and cover the Civil War, World War I, and World War II.

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Indiana Draft Enrollment Lists of 1862

Indiana Draft Enrollment Lists of 1862

Near the start of the Civil War in the summer of 1862, the Secretary of War Edwin M. Stanton directed all northern states to fill a draft call for 300,000 men. In Indiana, two separate lists were created, one for men who had already enlisted in the volunteer forces and another listing all white...

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Kentucky USCT Pension files

Kentucky USCT Pension files

1,633 Black Catholics are buried in unmarked graves in St. Louis Cemetery in Louisville, KY. Many of the men served in the Union army during the Civil War (the US Colored Troops), as Buffalo Soldiers, and in World War I. This project collects military records, especially pension files, that...

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