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Confederate States of America -- History, Military

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:

C. W. Motes photographs and drawing

Collection number: ahc.VIS436
Scope and Contents This collection contains several photographs taken by Columbus Washington "C. W." Motes, as well as portraits of Motes. Additional photographs include his wife, Emma F. White, and their two daughters: Mary Motes Delbridge and Eva Motes. The collection also includes photographs, presumably of his clients, images of titled sculptures, a drawing by C. W. Motes, and a color cased image of his daughter, Mary. Of special note is an ambrotype of Motes during his time as a Confederate soldier in the...
Dates: approximately 1862-1900, undated

Colonel Thomas Spencer photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS459
Scope and Contents This collection contains photographs taken by Colonel Thomas Spencer of buildings and sites related to the American Civil War, largely the Battle of Chickamauga and battlesites in the Atlanta Campaign. Most of the photographs were taken in Georgia, with some in Tennessee and Alabama. Many buildings depicted served as headquarters and hospitals of one or both armies during the Civil War. This collection also contains photographs of historical markers, maps, and confederate flags. In addition...
Dates: 1950-1954, undated

Henri (Henrietta Irene) Horrell poems

Collection number: ahc.MSS952f
Scope and Contents

This collection contains two poems written by Henri Horrell about the Civil War. There is a typed and a hand written copy of "Grand-Pa's Story," which is about the Battle of Chancellorsville. In addition, there is a typed copy of "Who'll Know the Blue from the Gray," as well as a copy of the periodical Blue and Gray: the Patriotic American magazine from February 1884, in which Horrell published her poem.

Dates: 1867-1894, undated

James Lile Lemon papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1275
Scope and Contents This collection documents the military career of Captain James Lile Lemon. It includes the first and third volume of a three-set diary that details his military engagements and experiences. Of particular note Vol. 1 includes a rose pressed into the cover. In addition, there are copies of Lemon’s memoir in which he detailed his recollections of the war. The collection also contains transcripts of all three diaries and parts one and two of the memoir, wartime maps, newspapers, letters from...
Dates: 1850-2005, undated

Kimble family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS785f
Scope and Content

This collection contains a history of the Butler Van Guards, a Confederate infantry unit, and Kimble family genealogy.

Dates: undated

Lochrane and Reid family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS1203
Scope and Contents This collection documents the Reid and Lochrane families, as well as the associated families Grant and Rudolph. The bulk of papers is correspondence, primarily from Sallie Fannie Reid. Other items include legal material from Osborne Augustus Lochrane such as speeches, legal decisions, telegraphs, and a funeral announcement; a valedictory speech, calling cards, calendars, receipts, and poetry from the Lochrane family; and receipts and Confederate Army military passes from the Reid family. In...
Dates: 1833-1977, undated; Majority of material found within 1856-1872

Mangum family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS217f
Scope and Content This collection consists of military records from the career of Dr. William L. Mangum as well as other family papers. Documents include military orders for Mangum to raise a cavalry company from wounded Confederate soldiers; personal letters; Confederate military passes; account pages, tax, and other receipts; and birth, marriage, and death certificates. The collection also includes weaving draft patterns from "Lizzie," possibly Mangum's sister Elizabeth, which were translated in the 1990s...
Dates: 1825-1991, undated

Oliver Hazard Perry Juhan papers

Collection number: ahc.mss947f
Scope and Contents This collection documents Oliver Hazard Perry Juhan's war service and family history. Included are letters that Juhan wrote to his family while fighting in the Confederate Army as well as his law license issued in 1839. The collection also contains genealogy and historical information about the Payzant and Juhan families. Of particular note is correspondence that documents Juhan's strategizing with General Robert E. Lee regarding the Battle of Antietam and the Battle at the Rapidan River in...
Dates: 1859-1904

Series II: Civil War papers, 1863-1865, undated

Scope and Contents The bulk of this collection contains administrative documents from the Confederate States Navy (CSN). Documents include vouchers, allotment tickets, pay receipts, appointments, letters and receipts for repair from the CSS Alabama, CSS Chameleon, CSS Florida, CSS Rappahannock, CSS Scylla, CSS Shenandoah, and CSS Stonewall. Additionally there are financial accounts, Confederate bonds, and receipts. Of particular note are accounting and receipt books, a checkbook, correspondence containing...
Dates: 1863-1865, undated

Sydney C. Kerksis papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS762
Scope and Content

This collection contains a number of Kersis' original manuscripts and the supporting research and correspondence as well as published copies of other articles.

Dates: 1946-1989