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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

Samuel Andrew Agnew Diaries

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM88-42
Overview Diaries of farmer, teacher, minister in North Mississippi, 46 volumes.
Dates: 1852-1902

Garret Smith Ainsworth Papers

 Collection
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

Joseph Reid Anderson Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M240
Overview Letter from Anderson, president of Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, Virginia to New York firm of Niel, Davidson & Co., relating to payment of bill.
Dates: November 1, 1872

Alfred P. Andrews Sylvester Magee Research Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M513
Scope and Contents The collection includes materials collected and produced by A. P. Andrews, in his effort to substantiate Sylvester Magee’s claim to have been an adult enslaved man that served in the Civil War. The collection includes correspondence, newspaper clippings and journal articles, research notes produced by Andrews, photographs, and reel-to-reel tapes of oral histories of Magee and some of his family members.
Dates: 1965-1971; 1974; 1976; 1990-1992

Nelson H. Bailey Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M75
Overview Letters about his Civil War experiences from Virginia and Delaware.
Dates: 1862

Pierre Gustave Toutant Beauregard Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M347
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: 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

 Collection
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 a...
Dates: January 13, 1862-August 26, 1864

Stewart L. Bennett Civil War Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM97-7
Overview Research collection about Union soldier Charles Dana Miller, including the diary of Union Captain R.S. Chamberlain.
Dates: 1862-1890s

William Robertson Boggs Letter

 Collection
Identifier: M232
Overview Letter from Brigadier General Boggs in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Commander at Vicksburg requesting free passage for Catlett family.
Dates: November 29, 1863

W.T. Booth Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M434
Overview This collection consists of a biography of W.T. Booth's life, including his service in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. The booklet was written by Booth's great grandson, Glover Roberts.
Dates: 1840-1913

Andrew and Mary E. Burwell Letters

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Identifier: M100
Overview 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

 Collection
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

Joseph Charles Carroll Autograph Book

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Identifier: M200
Overview Autographs of Civil War generals, U.S. Presidents, Cabinet members, Senators, Ambassadors.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1841, 1847, 1860-1867, 1920

William Pitt Chambers Diary

 Collection
Identifier: M214
Overview Memoir of Chambers' service in 46th Mississippi Infantry.
Dates: March 1862-May 1865

Thomas C. Charles and Ellen McRaven Charles Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M120
Overview Family letters, genealogy, and history of Clinton, Mississippi.
Dates: Majority of material found within 1851-1967, 1875-1876

Civil War Band Instruments Research Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM84-6
Overview Photographs of bands, bandsmen, and instruments, with supporting information.
Dates: 1862-1865

Civil War Centennial Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M435
Overview This collection contains a variety of materials relating to the 100th Anniversary of the American Civil War.
Dates: 1961-1965

Civil War History Collection

 Collection
Identifier: M439
Overview This collection contains articles, pamphlets, paper currency, newspapers, images and other materials pertaining to the Civil War and its Centennial celebration. The collection also contains a few items regarding the Battle of Yorktown, Virginia, during the Revolutionary War.
Dates: circa 1862-1966

Civil War Stationery

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Identifier: M455
Overview The collection contains four song sheets printed by Charles Magnus during the Civil War. Each sheet features different song lyrics and a patriotic lithograph.
Dates: circa 1860s

Confederate States of America. Army. Board of Survey, Ruggles Command. Proceedings

 Collection
Identifier: M236
Scope and Contents This document, written on March 8, 1864, at Columbus, Mississippi, reports the proceedings of a Board of Survey convened in front of the Confederate Army headquarters in Columbus. The purpose of the board was to assess the value of the horses belonging to the Brigadier General and his staff. Board members were Captain John P. Hampton, Captain Thomas E. Young, and First Lieutenant T. R. Evans, all of the 43rd Mississippi Infantry.According to this document, the board valued the horse...
Dates: March 8, 1864

Confederate States of America. Army. Field Report of the Second Brigade

 Collection
Identifier: M234
Overview List of men present for duty, August 3, 1862 near Comite River northeast of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
Dates: August 3, 1862

Confederate States of America. Medical Records.

 Collection
Identifier: M217
Scope and Contents This collection of Confederate medical records contains a journal kept on board two Confederate naval vessels, a journal relating to Confederate hospitals in Virginia, and a booklet of unused soldiers' furlough passes. Entries reflect Confederate medical activities from November 10, 1861, through June 17, 1863; the furlough passes are dated 1865.
Dates: November 10, 1861-June 17, 1865

Cooper-Chapman-Thompson Letters

 Collection
Identifier: M302
Overview Letters from military camp sites, family letters, and deeds of land in Newton County, Mississippi.
Dates: circa 1783-1893

P.H. Craven Letters

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM99-82
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 the...
Dates: 1859-1865

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 the...
Dates: 1859-1865

John Wesley Culpepper Journal

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Identifier: M264
Scope and Contents This two-volume diary by John Wesley Culpepper of Meriwether County, Georgia contains a more-or-less continuous narrative of his experiences as a private in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia between May 22, 1861 and August 4, 1861. Entries were made irregularly, and covered several days at a time. The volumes were addressed to Culpepper's parents, and the entries for the most part are addressed to them. Despite some genteel forms and irregular spellings, the diarist's style is clear,...
Dates: May 22-August 4, 1861

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 western...
Dates: Majority of material found within April 1864-May 1865; 1909

Charles Davis Papers

 Collection
Identifier: M377
Overview Materials documenting activities of African-American political activist in Hattiesburg,
Dates: 1862-2004