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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 29 Records:

Charles Oren letters

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS P224

Handwritten transcripts of the original Charles Oren letters to his wife, Sattie. which date from September 6, 1863 to March 29, 1864.

Dates: 1863 - 1864

Civil War letters

Call Number: MS 290

Letters by a variety of authors connected with the United States' Civil War. Topics include the daily lives of soldiers, military campaigns, request for supplies and aid, issues with desertion, court-martial decisions, soldiers reporting for duty, and officers issuing orders.

Dates: 1852 - 1913

Civil War muster sheets

Call Number: RH MS R487
Overview This collection consists of 5 muster sheets for Companies B, D, E, L, and M of the 1st Vermont Regiment Volunteer Cavalry under Colonel Edward B. Sawyer for December 31, 1862 through February 28 or March 1, 1863; and 1 sheet for Company [C?] of the 13th Regiment of Connecticut Volunteers under Colonel Alexander H. Warner for June 30-August 31, 1862. Each sheet includes columns for names and ranks of those present and absent, when/where/by whom/for how long enlisted, last paid by paymaster...
Dates: 1862 - 1863

Civil War surgeon collection

Call Number: MS C254

This collection consists of two volumes from Jon G. Miller, who served as a surgeon in the United States Union Army during the Civil War of the 1860s. One volume served as Miller's diary, while the other, an exercise book, was used to keep official record of effects of deceased soldiers by the hospital steward at the Marietta, Georgia hospital established by Miller. Loose items found in the volumes have been physically separated.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

Confederate States of America bank notes

 Collection — Folder 1, envelope: A-J
Call Number: MS P79
Overview This collection includes several samples of bank notes from the Confederate States of America, printed during the Civil War. It includes 17 - 50ยข notes; 10 - $1 notes; 13 - $2 notes; 17 - $5 notes; 31 - $10 notes; 18 - $20 notes; 10 - $50 notes; 4 - $100 notes; and 1 - $1 Virginia Treasury Note; these are grouped together in envelopes by type of currency, and the envelopes are labeled A-I. There are three additional bills for $20, $50, and $100 in envelope J. Some of the items are very worn...
Dates: 1862 - 1864

Edith Marie Clarke papers

Call Number: RH MS 26

Edith Clarke's papers include correspondence and genealogical material about her family; correspondence with many prominent Lawrence, Kansas citizens and University of Kansas professors; papers pertaining to the University of Kansas Library and other libraries in Kansas around 1900; personal financial records, bank statements and tax receipts; and numerous photographs, greeting cards, and calling cards.

Dates: 1861 - 1950

Elizabeth Murray Raymond papers

Call Number: RH MS 1125

Elizabeth Raymond was a Lawrence resident whose grandfather, Joseph M. Raymond, served in the Union Army during the Civil War. This collection contains the elder Raymond's diary entries, personal records, and correspondence with Hila Bennitt, whom he would later marry. Elizabeth Raymond compiled these documents into a narrative about her grandparents' experiences during the war. Copies of that manuscript, "Ohio Volunteer: Joseph Murray Raymond Diaries" are also part of this collection.

Dates: 1861 - 1999

Holsinger and Rose family papers

Call Number: RH MS 663

The Holsinger and Rose families immigrated to the United States in the 1700s. The collection reflects their activity in the Rosedale, Kansas, area during the late 19th and early 20th centuries by means of correspodence, poetry, newspaper clippings, and brief biographies, which address topics ranging from accounts of the Civil War, Kansan identity, politics and Christianity.

Dates: 1883 - 1933

Hunter family letters

Call Number: RH MS 1361
Overview This collection contains correspondence from the Hunter family, in excess of 75 letters and 230 pages, ranging from 1844 to 1913. Much of the correspondence is from Almon and George Hunter to their mother Betsy Graham, of Youngsville, Warren County, Pennsylvania. There is also a great deal of correspondence from Mrs. Graham's brother, Shubil D. Chappel. The Hunter brothers and Chappel had emigrated earlier from Pennsylvania to Wisconsin, and later to Kansas Territory. In 1860 Almon went to...
Dates: 1844 - 1913

Isaac Van Hoesen collection

Call Number: RH MS P478

This collection contains correspondence, items related to Isaac Van Hoesen's military career during the United States Civil War, a scrapbook, photographs, and other material regarding Van Hoesen's political, business, and personal affairs throughout his life.

Dates: 1843 - 1900

Isely family papers

Call Number: RH MS 7

Correspondence and family records from the Christian H. Isely family, Swiss immigrants who settled in Brown County, Kansas soon after the area opened for settlement.

Dates: 1849 - 1943

James Henry Lane Papers

Call Number: RH MS 28

The collection includes correspondence, notes and source material, clippings, maps, photographs, documents, and other related items, dating primarily from 1841-1923.

Dates: 1841 - 1923

James W. Jessee papers

Call Number: RH MS 878

This collection consists of diaries and their transcripts, military letters of appointment, correspondence, writings, and other materials kept by James W. Jessee, a farmer who lived in both Douglas and Osage Counties, Kansas and McClean County, Illinois. The most substantive part of the collection are his diaries from his time serving in the American Civil War with the 8th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry.

Dates: 1861-1907 (bulk 1861-1865)

James William Denver papers and diary

Call Number: RH MS 19

Business papers and correspondence of James William Denver from 1839-1912. Includes a diary dated May 20, 1850-September 5, 1850, with miscellaneous notes.

Dates: 1839 - 1912

John Henry Madden envelopes

Call Number: MS P199

Three empty envelopes addressed to John Henry Madden while he was serving in the United States Civil War. The third item is a copy of an envelope directed to him, rather than an original.

Dates: 1862 - 1863

Joseph E. McReynolds Civil War letter

Call Number: RH MS P796

This Civil War letter from Union Army Private J. [Joseph] E. McReynolds, serving in Company C of Iowa's 18th Infantry Regiment, is written from Clarksville, Arkansas to his parents, living in Ringgold County, Iowa. McReynolds comments on the welfare of other family members serving in Company C, the prevalence of bushwhackers in his vicinity, and his desire to purchase certain real estate from his parents when mustered out of service.

Dates: July 20, 1864

Katherine Goldsmith papers

Call Number: RH MS 1093
Overview Katherine Goldsmith was a teacher, writer, and historian in Kansas City, Missouri. Her papers comprise materials spanning the mid-19th century through the 20th century relating to her key areas of research interest: Kansas City metropolitan area history, industry, railroads, urban planning, and city development. These materials include significant collections of newspaper clippings, essays, publications, maps, photographs, and correspondence that provide both contemporary and retrospective...
Dates: 1825 - 1999

Ladies of Lawrence portrait album

Call Number: RH PH 51

The Ladies of Lawrence presented this album to Edmund Gibson Ross, Commandant at Lawrence, for his action of closing the liquor shops in the town. The photographs are mounted four per page.

Dates: approximately 1862

Leander Stillwell correspondence

Call Number: RH MS 41

Most of the correspondence included in this collection is from Stillwell to his father, Jeremiah O. Stillwell. These letters, dating from January, 1863 to the end of December, 1863, relate Stillwell's military experience to his father. Later correspondence, dating from 1898 to 1920, is from various political figures to Stillwell asking for favors, endorsements, or his opinions.

Dates: 1863 - 1920

Letters to Aaron Johnson

Call Number: MS 317

Approximately 39 letters, dated 1863-1868, written to Aaron ("Aron") Johnson from various friends and family, many of whom were soldiers stationed in the South during the Civil War. Many letters are addressed to Mary Johnson as well.

Dates: 1863 - 1868

Letters to Richard Henry Roberts

 Collection — Box 1
Call Number: RH MS 132

This collection contains 73 letters, the bulk of which were written to Richard Henry Roberts by members of his family during the Civil War. There are also miscellaneous manuscripts written by and to Emily Swan before her marriage to Richard Henry Roberts.

Dates: 1838 - 1869

Mathew Brady photographs from the National Archives

Call Number: RH PH 58

This collection contains 40 modern photographic prints of images taken by 19th century American photographer Matthew Brady and copied from prints held by the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). The images are mostly of members of President Abraham Lincoln's Cabinet, Supreme Court Justices, and high-ranking or former Civil War miltary figures. Numbers listed in folder titles came from the numbering system used by the National Archives.

Dates: originals probably taken 1860s-1880s

Muster-out rolls of Company D of the Sixth Kansas Cavalry

 Collection — Folder 1
Call Number: RH MS S6

Two 1865 muster-out rolls of Company D, Sixth Regiment of the Kansas Cavalry at Fort Scott, Kansas. The company was commanded by Captain David Goss. Rolls include the soldier's name, rank, age, and whether he was mustered-out or died in the service.

Dates: 1865

Papers of Edward Frederick Browne and John A Shannon

 Collection — Box 1-2
Call Number: MS 244

Among the 96 documents several personal letters and a biographical sketch tell about Edward Frederick Browne's family background in Ohio and his later career.

Dates: 1862 - 1924

Samuel M. Strickler collection

Call Number: RH MS P157

Samuel Strickler was Brigadier General of the Kansas Militia in the early 1860s during the United States' Civil War. Most of this collection pertains to organizing militia companies in Kansas; there are also two photographs in the collection.

Dates: 1863, circa 1860s-1870s