American Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 22 Collections and/or Records:
File — Box 5
Scope and Contents Note From the Collection:
Miscellaneous Manuscripts Collections consist of letters and documents by and about notable individuals in history, literature, religion, government, and other fields. The items in these collections are gifts and purchases.
Dates: 1836 - 1874.; Majority of material found within 1861 - 1865
Scope and Contents The Boggs Family Papers comprise twenty-one letters, two photographs and four pieces of related materials. Eleven of the letters were written by William R. Boggs, and ten of these were to his brother and sister, Maggie and Adam Boggs, while he was in the Union Army from 1863 - 1865. (Note: The William R. Boggs whose letters are in this Collection should not be confused with the Confederate Brigadier General of the same name.) There are two photographs of William Boggs and they appear to date...
Scope and contents note Peter R. Brady [1825 - 1902], one of Arizona's leading pioneers, served his country on exploring expeditions as well as in local and state offices. His papers consist of correspondence, documents, photographs and clippings. Most of the correspondence in this collection is from Brady's sisters, Margaret and Mary Ellen, and their respective husbands, Edmund and Major B. B. French. Letters from these individuals provide a fascinating view of the country, and especially Washington, D.C., before,...
Scope and contents note The Breedin Family Papers, which include letters, manuscripts, and photographs, are comprised mainly of correspondence between various members of the Breedin and Singleton families from the 1850s to the 1870s. The bulk of the correspondence is addressed to members of the family of Enoch C. Breedin (1797-1856) and Lucy Payne Singleton (1808-1860) of Winchester, Virginia. Lucy Singleton Breedin was the daughter of General James Singleton and Judith Throckmorton Ball (1776-1852) and the sister...
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The collection consists of material relating to at least four generations of the Byington family, and includes correspondence, property deeds, biographical information and newspaper clippings organized into the following series:Series 1. Aaron Homer Byington (1826-1910): Correspondence Series 2. Aaron Homer Byington: Manuscripts Series 3. Aaron Homer Byington: Related Material Series 4. Homer Morrison Byington I (1879-1966): Correspondence Series 5. Homer Morrison Byington I, II...
Dates: 1835-1996; Majority of material found within 1860-1960
Collection-level Scope and Content Note This collection includes 8 letters to and from Aaron Homer Byington from 1844 to 1899. The majority of these are typed letters signed by John Addison Porter to Byington. The letters cover a broad range of topics including Washington Cabinet appointments, Connecticut Senatorial races, consular salaries, significant newspapers, the Republican Party, the Spanish-American War, and Byington's son, George. Also included in the collection is an autograph signed letter from Aaron Homer Byington to...
Scope and Contents Note The Daniel S. Curtis Papers consist of documents relating to Curtis' service as a Union soldier in the American Civil War. A few letters date to his service with the 28th Wisconsin Volunteers. Several original letters from Lafayette C. Baker, a specialist in military intelligence and commander of the 1st District of Columbia Cavalry, to Curtis are retained. Those particular letters concern Curtis' recruiting for Baker's unit, especially in the state of Maine, and orders sent to Curtis. ...
Dates: 1862 - 1890
Scope and Contents The Elder Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence to Francis William Elder (1807-1889), a Baltimore merchant, and his wife, Matilda Winchester Elder. The correspondence concerns various aspects of nineteenth century American Catholicism and Southern history. The collection includes material on Mt. St. Mary's Seminary and St. Joseph's Academy in Emittsburg, Maryland, and correspondence from American Catholic bishops William H. Elder, Thomas S. Byrne, Martin John Spalding, and John...
Dates: 1794 - 1906; Majority of material found within 1863 - 1898
Scope and Contents This collection contains correspondence, manuscripts, diaries, documents, ledgers, scrapbooks, photographs, and printed material concerning the Ewing and Sherman families. Included are 10 ALS's (l859-91) from William T. Sherman to his daughter Minnie Sherman Fitch and grand-daughter, Eleanor Sherman Fitch; AMs, "Speech at West Point" (1887), written and delivered by Sherman; material from General Charles Ewing, including leaves from a letter book (1880s), diary (1862, 1864), and photostat...
Dates: 1850 - 1933
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The material in this collection relates to Julius P. Garesche, a Georgetown University alumnus and chief of staff to William S. Rosecrans, a general during the Civil War. The eight folders comprising this collection include manuscripts by Julius Garesche; correspondence about his death by fellow officers, including General Rosecrans; printed information about Garesch‚ and some members of his family; and photographs of Garesche and the family tomb at Mt. Olivet Cemetery, Washington, D.C. A...
Dates: 1836-1908; Majority of material found within 1860-1870
Collection-level Scope and Contents note The Isaiah Garrett, Jr. Letters is comprised of 41 autograph letters written by Isaiah Garrett Jr. between February 19th, 1859 and December 14th, 1865. Twenty-five of the letters are addressed to his older brother, Frank, fifteen are addressed to his parents, and one is addressed to his sister, Sarah. Thirty-seven of the forty-one letters were written while Garrett was a student at Georgetown University on the eve of the American Civil War, one was written in Baton Rogue, LA in 1859, two...
Collection-level scope and contents note The Ives family papers comprise correspondence by relatives of Rev. Levi Silliman Ives. In addition, the collection includes correspondence by Joseph Moss Ives, the brother of the renowned composer, Charles Edward Ives, and by the former's son, Walter Bigelow Ives. Levi Silliman Ives and Joseph Moss Ives were both descendants of William Ives who arrived in Boston, Massachusetts, from London in 1635, and was one of the original settlers of Quinnipiac (New Haven), Connecticut, in...
Liljenquist Family Research Files on Georgetown University Alumni/Faculty Who Fought in the Civil War
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The Ord family papers consist of correspondence exchanged between, among others, three family members who were important American military figures. Namely, James Ord (c.1789-1873), an officer in the U.S. Navy for a short time, and later a lieutenant in the army during the War of 1812; his son, Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883), a noted Civil War general; and his son, Edward Otho Cresap Ord II (1858-1923), who served in the Indian campaign in Texas in 1880, commanded the Seminole Indian...
Dates: 1840 - 1963; Majority of material found within 1840 - 1870
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The Ord Family Papers: Part 2 provide a wealth of documentary material on members of the distinguished Ord family, especially Edward Otho Cresap Ord (1818-1883) and Edward Otho Cresap Ord II (1858-1923). This collection fills in details about the career of American Civil War notable Edward Otho Cresap Ord and includes his letters from California in 1848 touching on the Mexican War and the gold rush; his correspondence to his brother Doctor James Lycurgus Ord between 1848 and 1873; some...
Dates: 1848 - 1969; Majority of material found within 1848 - 1923
Collection-level Scope and Content Note The Ord Family Papers: Part 3 provide more biographical details about several key members of the prominent Ord family. This collection includes sixteen letters dated 1847 to 1858 from War of 1812 veteran James Ord to his son, medical doctor James Lycurgus Ord, mostly regarding family news and touching on social life in Sault Sainte Marie, Michigan and political events in Washington, D.C. and California. Also, this portion of the family's papers contains numerous letters dated 1841 to 1865...
Dates: 1841 - 1901; Majority of material found within 1841 - 1865
Collection — Box 1
Content Description Articles, monographs and printed source material relating to history of Catholic families in Maryland, and Southern American history including American Civil War.Folder list1. Browning, Sister Mary Carmel, OSU. Think Big: A partial biography of Reverend Tong, SJ. (1970). Inscribed by the author to Smith. 2. Smith, Lancaster. “Impeaching a ‘National Expert’ in a Catastrophic Collision Case.” For the Defense, vol. 23, no. 6, June 1981. 3. St. Ferdinand’s...
Dates: 1789 - 1981