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Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877).

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 16 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel Andrew Agnew Diaries

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM88-42

Diaries of farmer, teacher, minister in North Mississippi, 46 volumes.

Dates: 1852-1902

AM20-054, December 14, 1866

 Accession — Box 2 SAFE
Form of Material

Four page letter and transcript from Sid Nesmith (1833-1877) to his mother Mrs. Geo. W. Nesmith (1799-1885) while he was serving as Special Agent of the Treasury Department in Mississippi. Of particular importance is the early written reference to the game of Base Ball. Written in ink, very legible and retains the stamped envelope.

Dates: December 14, 1866

AM21-043, August 1, 1865

 Accession — Box 6 SAFE

An innocuous telegram documenting President Andrew Johnson's deliberations regarding the path Reconstruction would soon take throughout the South.

Dates: August 1, 1865

AM21-078, circa 1950-circa 1990s; circa 2020


Reconstruction Era memoir.

Dates: circa 1950-circa 1990s; circa 2020

William Hodding Carter / The Angry Scar Manuscript

Identifier: M5
Scope and Contents This collection consists of a typescript of The Angry Scar: The Story of Reconstruction, written by Hodding Carter and published in 1959, by Doubleday as part of a series entitled, "Mainstreams of America," the third work dealing with the Civil War.The Angry Scar deals with the decade after the Civil War and how the South and its people lived during Reconstruction. The story is taken from diaries, newspaper articles and correspondence of the times with contemporary comments...
Dates: 1959

Thomas C. Charles and Ellen McRaven Charles Letters

Identifier: M120

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

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

Cooper-Chapman-Thompson Letters

Identifier: M302

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

Dates: circa 1783-1893

Harry R. Godman Letters

Identifier: M112

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

Dates: September 15, 1863-January 29, 1873

William H. and Hattie L. Hardy Papers

Identifier: M182

Family correspondence, scrapbook, other of Mississippi railroad entrepreneur, politician, judge, and founder of Hattiesburg, Laurel, and Gulfport, Mississippi.

Dates: 1873-1929

J. D. Harwell Letters

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

Mississippi Historical Collection

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: M587
Scope and Contents

A collection of photographs, booklets, pamphlets, periodicals, postcards, and letters about Mississippi.

Dates: 1823-1976

Stella B. Newsome Papers

Identifier: M129

Written for the Newton County (Mississippi) Centennial.

Dates: 1936

John Leroy "Lee" Robinson Papers

Identifier: M301

Letters from a Confederate soldier with the Mississippi Volunteers.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1861-1864, 1875, 1882

Thomas Jefferson Ross Business Ledger

Identifier: M300

Business records of a mercantile business in south central Mississippi.

Dates: 1855-1878

United States Army Fourth Military District Documents

Identifier: M65
Scope and Contents This collection contains two printed rosters of the distribution of officers and companies of the Fourth Military District, Department of Mississippi, dated November 1, 1868, and February 1, 1869. The documents were originally in pamphlet form, but at some point, they were opened out and laminated, as a preservation measure.The front side of each roster indicates the district name (Fourth Military District), the commanding officer (Brevet Brigadier General Alvan C. Gillem), the...
Dates: 1868-1869

M.E. Wright Claim for Reparations

 Unprocessed Collection
Identifier: AM20-073
Form of Material

Claim to the U.S. Commissioners of Claims, plus two letters of support, 1871.

Dates: 1871