Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865.
Found in 11 Collections and/or Records:
AM20-005, August 2, 1862
Letter from Ira F. Gensel describing burning of Westover Plantation, purportedly "the house of the rebel that fired the first gun at Fort Sumter."
AM21-018, October 17, 1864
Four-page folder letter (15½” x 10”) datelined “Petersburg Oct 17th 1864” with Confederate 20-cent green Washington Stamp (Scott #13), with a faint red Petersburg postmark. In this letter, Mrs. MacFarland, a boarding house owner in Petersburg commiserates with her brother-in-law about a recent Union raid upon his Lunenburg plantation, Brickland, and provides him with latest war news.
Nelson H. Bailey Letters
Letters about his Civil War experiences from Virginia and Delaware.
Andrew and Mary E. Burwell Letters
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.
John Wesley Culpepper Journal
Journal kept by Confederate soldier in Army of Northern Virginia. and 3 transcribed letters.
Hugh Carroll Dickson Civil War Letters
Photocopies and transcripts of 8 letters written by a soldier in Company "C" of the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia.
Rudy H. Leverett Collection
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.
John South Lewis Civil War Diary
Typescript of 24-page diary kept by Captain John South "Bud" Lewis during the American Civil War. Captain Lewis served with the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Co. K (Wilkinson Rifles). Most of the events recorded therein take place in Virginia. The battles at Spotsylvania and Cold Harbor are covered in some detail.
John Parker Collection
Autograph book of 309 officers imprisoned at Johnson Island Military Prison near Sandusky, Ohio.
William Price Shreve Papers
Civil War memoir by William P. Shreve relating to his William P. Shreve's military career in the American Civil War dating between June, 1861, and February, 1864.