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Virginia -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

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Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 122 Collections and/or Records:

R. Emmett Martin letter

 Item
Identifier: MS-0406
Scope and Contents Civil War letter from Confederate soldier R. Emmett Martin to his wife, dated 3 July 1862. Letter is headed "Battlefield" and discusses Battle of Malvern Hill (Seven Days' Battle, Peninsular Campaign). Martin writes to "inform you of my safety after the hard fought battle of the lst inst." and disusses heavy casualties in his regiment.

Richard S. Ewell papers

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Identifier: MS-0395
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers (3 items) of Richard S. Ewell. Includes a letter written while he was a cadet at West Point (June 17, 1838) to Benjamin S. Ewell of York, PA; and 2 Civil War dispatches (1862 and 1864). The collection also contains a map fo the Cedar Mountain battlefield drawn by Gen. Ewell.

Robert E. Lee General Order No. 1, 1861 April 23

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Scope and Contents Order number 1 signed, by Maj. General Robert E. Lee, in which he assumes command of military forces in Virginia

Samuel Garland Civil War Commission Document

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Identifier: MS-0118
Scope and Contents Commission document, dated May 9, 1861, appointing Samuel Garland, Jr. Colonel in the Virginia Volunteer Forces. Signed by Governor John Letcher. Endorsement on verso by Lewis B. Butler, Justice of the Peace for Prince William County, certifying that Garland took various prescribed oaths.

Samuel H. Craun papers

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Identifier: MS-0372
Scope and Contents Papers consist of 10 miscellaneous documents, 1862-1864, from Craun's military service. Included are receipts; orders regarding foraging and picking up prisoners; ordnance list for Co. H., 12th Virginia Cavalry. 1 receipt dated 1857.

Samuel S. Brooke Papers

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Identifier: MS-0221
Scope and Contents The papers consist of five letters, 1862-1864, to and from family members, largely concerned with personal family matters, but with some references to the war and civilian life in Fredericksburg and Richmond, Virginia. Other topics include the 47th Virginia Infantry Regiment, including comments about camp life. In addition to the correspondence, the papers contain commissions, orders, certificates, and miscellaneous official documents dating from Brooke's Civil War service and later...

Sara Henderson Smith collection

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Identifier: MS-0536
Scope and Contents The collection contains three manuscript notebooks containing verse letters, poetry, notes, and a few newspaper clippings, bulk 1861-1865. One of the volumes is titled "Order Book, 9th Regiment Va. Volunteers, Craney Island"; on the endsheets of this book are glued original manuscript signatures of VMI faculty and others , apparently clipped from letters. The pages of this volume contain Sara's writings. A folder that contains Sara's writings on loose pages within the "Order Book" is also part...

Stonewall Jackson papers

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Identifier: MS-0102
Overview This collection consists primarily of Stonewall Jackson's outgoing personal correspondence for the years 1844 to 1860. The collection also contains a relatively small number of Civil War era papers, as well as the papers of Mary Anna Morrison Jackson, his second wife, and papers of the Arnold family.

Surrender of General Lee at Appomattox, C.H. Va. April 9th 1865 [lithograph], 1873

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Scope and Contents Lithograph by Currier and Ives depicting the surrender of General Robert E. Lee at Appomattox Court House, Virginia, April 9, 1865.

Telegraph from H. M. Bell to William H. Chapman , 1864 May 16

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Scope and Contents Written from Staunton, Virginia. Telegraph regards Jaqueline Beverly Stanard's death at New Market.