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John Q. Adams Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M48
Scope and Contents Thirteen letters written in May, June, and July 1862 by John Q. Adams to his wife Sarah ("Kate") from military campsites at Shiloh, Tenn., and in northern Mississippi, specifically the areas of Pope, Farmington, Corinth, Booneville and Big Springs. The letters contain information concerning family matters and letters Adams received from and wrote to other people. Throughout the letters he gives information about the life of a soldier, quotes prices in a local store, writes about foraging for...
Dates: May 11, 1862-July 20, 1862

Garret Smith Ainsworth Papers

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Identifier: M194
Scope and Contents This collection consists of Garrett Smith Ainsworth's memorandum book (diary), October 2, 1860-Dec. 31, 1861; diary, Jan. 1, 1862-April 28, 1863; and pocket diary, Aug. 24, 1862-April 27, 1863. They mainly recount his experiences while a private in Company A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, United States Army. Included are details of conditions in camp, particularly accidents and illness among the troops, especially the malaria from which Ainsworth suffered. He discusses day-to-day...
Dates: 1860-1863

Nelson H. Bailey Letters

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Identifier: M75
Abstract

Letters about his Civil War experiences from Virginia and Delaware.

Dates: 1862

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard Papers

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Identifier: M347
Abstract

Documents written by and at the command of General Beauregard in Charleston, South Carolina.

Dates: Majority of material found within December 1, 1862 and July 24, 1863

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard Papers

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Identifier: M237
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two documents issued at the command of or in the hand of Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard in Charleston, South Carolina. The first document is Special Order No. 239, written on December 1, 1862, in Charleston, South Carolina, headquarters of the Department of South Carolina and Georgia. It was issued by command of General Beauregard, but the author's signature is illegible. This document has five sections clearly identified by roman numerals. Section one assigns...
Dates: December 1, 1862 and July 24, 1863

Granville W. and Mary Caroline Belcher Letters

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Identifier: M42
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 69 letters, dated from February 2, 1862 to June 28, 1864, from Granville W. Belcher to his wife, Mary Caroline Belcher. Ten (10) letters, dated from January 13/18, 1862 to August 26, 1864, between Mary Caroline; her brother, Washington Dickinson; her nephew, William H. Dickinson; Granville; and Granville's brother Charles Belcher make up the remainder of the collection. Granville and Washinton served in the Virginia 57th Infantry Regiment, William was...
Dates: January 13, 1862-August 26, 1864

William Robertson Boggs Letter

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Identifier: M232
Abstract

Letter from Brigadier General Boggs in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Commander at Vicksburg requesting free passage for Catlett family.

Dates: November 29, 1863

Andrew and Mary E. Burwell Letters

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Identifier: M100
Abstract

Original and photocopies of letters predominately between Mary E. and Andrew Burwell. A handful of letters are to Andrew’s family. Also in the collection are a photocopy of a lock of hair and poems.

Dates: September 1864-July 1865; Undated

David A. Camp Letters

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Identifier: M70
Scope and Contents This collection consists of seven letters, dated from August 5, 1862 to April 22, 1863, from David A. Camp, a captain in the Confederate Army, to his wife Anna. Also included in this collection is a copy of a three-page manuscript history of Lumberton, Mississippi.Of particular interest among the letters are the ones dated September 27, 1862 and April 22, 1863. The first of these contains an account of Camp meeting with several soldiers who had been captured and then paroled by...
Dates: August 5, 1862 - April 22, 1863

Thomas C. Charles and Ellen McRaven Charles Letters

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Identifier: M120
Abstract

Family letters, genealogy, and history of Clinton, Mississippi.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1851-1967, 1875-1876

Cooper-Chapman-Thompson Letters

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Identifier: M302
Abstract

Letters from military camp sites, family letters, and deeds of land in Newton County, Mississippi.

Dates: circa 1783-1893

P.H. Craven Letters

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Identifier: M254
Form of Material Photocopies and transcripts of letters written by P.H. Craven to his mother. The letters written between April 20, 1861 and August 14, 1862 discuss Craven's service with the 19th Virginia Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia, in such locales as Harper's Ferry, Culpepper Court House, Richmond, Fairfax Court House, and camps near Mechanicsville, Yorktown, and the Chickahominy River. Other letters, dated 1859 and 1865, were written from Franklin, Virginia.The original letters are in...
Dates: 1859-1865

Captain William Van Davis Diary

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Identifier: M280
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typescript of a diary, one piece of correspondence, a marriage certificate, and a page of handwritten notes -- all relating to the military career and personal life of Captain William Van Davis, who served in the 30th Mississippi Regimental Infantry during the Civil War.The first item is a photocopy of a twenty-three page diary kept by Captain Davis between July 28, 1864 and May 15, 1865. In the diary, Davis discusses his day-to-day life in the...
Dates: Majority of material found within April 1864-May 1865; 1909

Charles Davis Papers

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Identifier: M377
Abstract

Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,

Dates: 1862-2004

Rufus R. Dawes Letters

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Identifier: M30
Abstract

Letters from Union Brigadier General Dawes concerning the Battle of Gettysburg.

Dates: 1893

Hugh Carroll Dickson Civil War Letters

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Identifier: M256
Abstract

Photocopies and transcripts of 8 letters written by a soldier in Company "C" of the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.

Dates: 1861-1864

George G. Garner / Daniel Ruggles Message

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Identifier: M61
Scope and Contents This item relates to the command of the Confederate Army during the American Civil War. Dated March 9, 1862, this message is from Assistant Adjutant-General George G. Garner, of General Braxton Bragg's Second Corps of the Army of the Mississippi. The note was sent from Bragg's headquarters at Jackson, Tennessee, to Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles, commander of the First Division located at Corinth, Mississippi. It appears to order Brigadier General John King Jackson to command the Third (?)...
Dates: March 9, 1862

Martin Witherspoon Gary Papers

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Identifier: M238
Scope and Contents This collection consists of two letters recommending the promotion of Colonel Martin Witherspoon Gary of South Carolina to the rank of brigadier general.The letter from Secretary of War James Alexander Seddon, written in Richmond, Virginia, on June 13, 1864, is addressed to Confederate President Jefferson Davis. Seddon recommends the promotion of Colonel Gary to "Brigadier General in the Provisional Army of the Confederate States of America to command a new Brigade in (the)...
Dates: June 13, 1864

Judge Charles Gayarré Letter

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Identifier: M145
Abstract

The Judge Charles Gayarré Letter includes a two-page, front-and-back letter that defends the possibility of Louisiana seceding from the United States. This collection is of particular interest to researchers studying the Civil War and Louisiana history.

Dates: circa 1861

Harry R. Godman Letters

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Identifier: M112
Abstract

Letters to Godman in Terry, Mississippi regarding Civil War and Reconstruction.

Dates: September 15, 1863-January 29, 1873

Gore Civil War History Collection

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Identifier: M20
Abstract

History of Confederate Company "D", 15th Mississippi Infantry.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1961-1890s

Alexander and Joseph Thomas Greer Papers

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Identifier: M192
Abstract

Service records and family documents of two Union soldiers from Pennsylvania.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1862-1865; 1873-1877

Maxcy Gregg Requisition

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Identifier: M233
Scope and Contents

This document is a requisition from Colonel Maxcy Gregg of the 1st Regiment of South Carolina Volunteers to Colonel Edward Manigault, Chief of Ordnance Department. It was written from headquarters on Sullivan's Island in Charleston Harbor on February 8, 1861. Colonel Gregg was requesting 40,000 musket cartridges and 40,000 percussion caps for his regiment.

Dates: February 8, 1861

J. D. Harwell Letters

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Identifier: M71
Scope and Contents The three letters in this collection, written February 22, March 28, and April 26, 1923, were sent to Mr. J.E. Boos of Albany, New York. They describe Harwell's experiences during the siege of Vicksburg in 1863 and his unit's action during the Atlanta campaign of 1864. Harwell writes of congenial relationships between Northerners and Southerners both during and after the war and mentions two reunions of Confederate veterans which he attended, one in Louisville, Kentucky, date unknown, and...
Dates: Majority of material found in February 22, March 28, and April 26, 1923

James G. Hollandsworth Civil War Collection

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Identifier: M529
Abstract

The collection contains material pertaining to the writings and publications of Dr. James G. Hollandsworth, correspondence, and manuscripts.

Dates: 1994–1997; 1999; 2001

John Wesley Hollensed Letters

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Identifier: M34
Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection consists of 22 letters. Originals, copies, and transcriptions are included. The letters were written between March 21, 1860, and November 6, 1864, by John Wesley Hollensed to his wife, Nancy King Hollensed, in Brookhaven, Mississippi. John's letters regularly express his love and devotion to his wife and children. He pleads for letters from home and seems desperate for news of family and friends. Hollensed speaks of his health and his desire to come home on...
Dates: 1960-1864

Alexander Melvorne Jackson Papers

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Identifier: M16
Scope and Contents The Alexander Melvorne Jackson papers contain correspondence and records pertaining to a wide variety of subjects. These include family concerns, Mississippi politics, the Mexican War, the New Mexico Territory, the Arizona Campaign of the Civil War and Texas Politics.A substantial portion of the collection consists of correspondence between Jackson family members. Dated between the years of 1846 and 1878 are 134 letters written by Alexander to his wife, Cordelia. The...
Dates: 1846-1892

Robert Edward Lee General Order No. 14

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Identifier: M235
Scope and Contents This collection consists of General Order No. 14, issued by General Robert E. Lee, Commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, on February 3, 1864. He states how pleased he is with the units of the Army of the Tennessee that have re-enlisted in the Confederate Army and wishes that their action will inspire other "soldiers of the South." The units identified in the letter are Hart's South Carolina Battery, Battle's Alabama Brigade, Dole's Georgia Brigade, Ramseur's North Carolina Brigage,...
Dates: February 3, 1864

Rudy H. Leverett Collection

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Identifier: M554
Abstract

The Rudy H. Leverett Collection contains the personal papers, correspondence, drafted writings, and publications of author and professor Rudy H. Leverett. This collection would be of interest to researchers focusing specifically on language, religion, education, and Civil War history. Topics included among Leverett’s writings consist of genealogical studies on the McLemore and Leverett families, as well as Jones County, Mississippi history and Southern culture.

Dates: circa 1934-1999

Levi Lewis Letters

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Identifier: M212
Scope and Contents This collection consists of typescripts of forty-two letters and photocopies of a photograph of Levi Lewis, four pieces of Civil War stationary, two express company receipts, and a poem. Of the letters, thirty-three are from Levi Lewis to his family, namely his parents, Robert and Mary Lewis, his married sister, Lydia Rugar, and his younger brothers, Robert T. and Car. These letters are dated from August 31, 1861, to March 13, 1863. There are also six letters written by Martin Ruoff, a...
Dates: August 31, 1861-March 22, 1863

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