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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 15 Collections and/or Records:

Benedict/Wickham Family Collection

Identifier: SM 80-25
Scope and Contents The collection includes two Civil War letters; transcripts of Civil War letters of Dr. David Benedict to his wife, Hattie Deaver, with a summary and commentary on the letters; the memoirs of Lucy Preston Wickham (1814-1897), as written by her daughter, Catherine Wickham Christian (1838-1902); and a family genealogy as published in the Firelands Pioneer by the Firelands Historical Society of Norwalk, Ohio.
Dates: 1862 - 1960

Bolard Moore Collection

Identifier: SM 80-33
Content Description The collection consists of photocopies of letters of Captain J. L. Phillips in communications with his sister and others. The letters discuss the Civil War. There is also a letter to a doctor (?) with the Confederacy in which Phillips requests an examination to be discharged and in which he goes into great detail about a wound he received in a battle near Marietta, Georgia.
Dates: 1862 - 1876

Burum Diary Collection

Identifier: SM 83-06
Content Description Absalom Joshua Burum, a native of Tennessee, joined the Thomas Legion in 1862 as first sergeant, and fought beside Col. William Stringfield's contingent of the Legion for two and a half years. Of the 2,500 men who served in Legion, Burum was to stay with it almost to the last. Although his diary contains mostly weather reports, it also tracks the Legion's movements for 1864. In addition to the diary, the collection contains a typed transcript of the diary, a letter from Burum to his fiance, a...
Dates: 1864 - 1865

Cullowhee State Normal School Collection

Identifier: SM 80-52
Content Description The collection consists of a fragment of an unpublished -- and probably unfinished -- history of Cullowhee State Normal School (later Western Carolina University) by E.H. Stillwell, professor of history at Western Carolina from 1903-1947. Stillwell was also an 1899 graduate of the school.Only Chapter I, the "Background Sketch" survives, and discusses the history of the Cullowhee area from Rutherford's 1776 campaign against the Cherokee Indians until 1888, the year Cullowhee High...
Dates: 1939

Edmonston / Kelly Families Papers

Identifier: MSS 95-5
Content Description Correspondence (c. 1860-1865) of the Edmonston and Kelly families, particularly letters from R.P. Kelly, Ben Edmonston, and T.B. Edmonston -- serving as soldiers in the Civil War -- to family members in Haywood County, North Carolina, notably Dorothy Edmonston Kelly; additional correspondents include Maggie Edmonston and A. MacDowell. Also included are photographs and supporting research on the families and the individual items in the collection.
Dates: 1860 - 1865

George Job Huntley Papers

Identifier: MSS 95-10
Content Description The collection contains forty-five (45) letters written by George Job Huntley during his service in the Confederate army.
Dates: 1861 - 1863

Higdon Family Collection

Identifier: SM 80-56
Content Description William Hoffman Higdon (1816-1903) was born in Madison County, but raised in the Caney Fork section of Jackson County, N.C.; he later moved to Macon County. He served in the Home Guard during the Civil War, and was subsequently known as Major Higdon. The collection contains a biography of Higdon, and correspondence of Thomas Bragg Higdon, his wife Pattie Rich Higdon, and her brother Samuel L. Rich. The correspondence concerns family matters. There are photographs of Major Higdon and other...
Dates: 1816 - 1901

Major Wiley Parris Civil War Letters

Identifier: SM 00-12
Content Description M. W. [Major Wiley] Parris of Jackson County, North Carolina, was 37 when he enlisted in May, 1861, and became a private in the North Carolina 25th Infantry Regiment, Company B. The three letters presented here are to his wife, Jane Parris. Less than two weeks after his letter of July 3, 1862, he was discharged “by reason of being over age” (North Carolina Troops, vol. 7, p. 376). The Federal Census of 1860 for Jackson County, North Carolina, lists an M.W. Parris, age 36, and Jane Parris,...
Dates: 1862

Moore Civil War Letters

Identifier: SM 85-06
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of two letters:(1) From John Parker Moore and Andrew Jackson Moore, serving in the Confederate armed forces, to their brother Abraham Moore of Ellijay Community (near Franklin), North Carolina. Abraham Moore is sick at home. The letter is addressed from Mobile, Alabama.(2) From Abraham Moore and Andrew Jackson Moore to their father Abraham Moore, Sr., from their camp. All the people involved in this correspondence survived the war and...
Dates: 1862 - 1864

Roland C. Osborne & Kezia Stradley Osborne Civil War Letters

Identifier: SM 10-02
Content Description Ten (10) Civil War-era letters, written between January – July, 1862, to Roland C. Osborne (1837 – 1862). Nine of the letters are addressed to “My Dear Husband” / “My Dear” from his wife, Kezia Stradley Osborne (1838 – 1908), and one is addressed to “Dear Son.” The letters are addressed from locales in Haywood County and Buncombe County, North Carolina.
Dates: 1862

Samuel Wilson Love Collection

Identifier: SM 80-39
Content Description Photocopy of a diary of a Civil War soldier, Samuel W. Love, a native of Gastonia, North Carolina, who served in Company B of the 28th Regiment of the North Carolina Volunteers. The diary describes the fighting, the wounds he received, and the company. A list of company members is included.
Dates: 1861 - 1862

Thomas W. Moore Collection

Identifier: SM 80-05
Content Description Correspondence between Civil War soldiers in DeKalb County, Alabama, and their families in Cleveland County, Tennessee. There are also bills and receipts from the same period, and two school attendance records (1862).
Dates: 1837 - 1865

William Bryant Carden Civil War Letter

Identifier: SM 02-03
Contents Civil War letter of William Bryant Carden (also Cardin), dated October 6, 1861 (beginning of letter) and October 7, 1861 (end of letter), from Camp Lee, Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia).
Dates: 1861-10-06 - 1861-10-07

William Holland Thomas III Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-67
Content Description The collection contains photocopies of correspondence and legal documents regarding the controversy over land titles held by the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in western North Carolina. The materials probably were collected by William Holland Thomas III, grandson of William Holland Thomas, who was the first Indian agent for the Eastern Band.The collection also contains genealogical data. The family tree of George W. Bryson and his wife Polly Anna Conley is outlined. ...
Dates: 1844 - 1968

William Williams Stringfield Collection

Identifier: MSS 80-06
Scope and Contents William Williams Stringfield (1837-1923) was born in Nashville, TN. He was the son of Thomas Stringfield, a minister and the editor of the Southwestern Christian Advocate. Thomas Stringfield served as a chaplain in Andrew Jackson's army. He eventually settled in Strawberry Plains, TN, where he founded and served as the first president of a small college. He died in 1858. It was at Strawberry Plains that William Williams Stringfield spent most of his youth.When the Civil War...
Dates: 1801 - 1968