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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

Cary C. Cocke letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0189
Scope and Contents Three letters, 1863-1864, written by Dr. Cary C. Cocke to Fayette Jones and Harrison B. Tomlin. Topics include mutual friends (Josh Jones family) who were forced to leave their home in Norfolk; and other news of wartime civilian life. The letter of December 22, 1864 contains references to Cocke's son John, a VMI cadet.

Comer family Civil War letter

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Identifier: MS-0410
Scope and Contents One letter from Susan Comer (Russell) to her husband, Alexander T. C. Comer, Assistant Surgeon. The letter was written from Winchester, Virginia. The letter contains personal and family news, including mention of a ball given by General Chapman's staff, a wedding, and a sleigh ride.

James W. A. Ford letter

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0271
Scope and Contents One letter dated September 20, 1863 from James W. A. Ford of Lewisburg, West Virginia to his cousin Caroline. Ford discusses the death from the effects of childbirth of his sister Lizzie Burdett. He also mentions that he has raised a company of cavalry.

John B. Snodgrass Civil War letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0072
Scope and Contents Eight letters and one letter fragment from Cadet Snodgrass to his sister Katherine (Kate) Snodgrass-Boyd. All letters are dated 1862 and written from VMI, Lexington, Virginia. The primary topic is the Civil War and its effect on the Snodgrass family, with occasional references to VMI. Multiple letters (see April 19, May 1, May 18) mention that Corps of Cadets has been ordered to aid General Stonewall Jackson because he is "anxious to get a shot at the enemy."

Johnson Family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0341
Scope and Contents The papers consist of 26 letters, bulk 1862-1865, from Mortimer Howell Johnson and his son Porter to members of their immediate family. The Johnson Family, originally from West Virginia, moved to Brownsburg in Rockbridge County, Virginia, although they maintained close ties to their former home. Topics in Mortimer's letters include civilian life during the war, the animosity between Union and Confederate sympathizers in West Virginia (the letter of April 28, 1863 discusses the Union loyalty of...

Letter fragment to Eliza Johnson, 1862 October

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Scope and Contents Letter regards family news and mentions woman who is a Union sympathizer. Letter also mentions that Porter Johnson is eager to join the army.

Letter fragment to Eliza Johnson, 1862

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Scope and Contents Letter regards family friends who have been wounded, refugee families, and a problem with currency.

Letter fragment to Eliza Johnson, 1862

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Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1243

Letter fragment to Eliza Johnson, 1862 October

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Identifier: https://digitalcollections.vmi.edu/digital/collection/p15821coll11/id/1225

Letter from Susan Comer (Russell), 1865 January 25

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Scope and Contents Letter from Susan Comer (Russell) to her husband, Alexander T. C. Comer, Assistant Surgeon. The letter was written from Winchester, Virginia. The letter contains personal and family news, including mention of a ball given by General Chapman's staff, a wedding, and a sleigh ride.