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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 114 Collections and/or Records:

John Viles Civil War correspondence

Collection number: ahc.MSS771f
Scope and Content This collection consists of letters between John Vile and his wife Frances. Most of the letters were written by Frances and contain information about life on the homefront in Massachussets during the Civil War.
Dates: 1861-1862, undated

Joseph E. Brown papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS40
Scope and Content These papers consist of correspondence and legal and financial documents of Joseph E. Brown.
Dates: 1846-1911, undated

Julia Willet and Foreacre Family Papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS89
Scope and Contents of the Records The collection is primarily genealogical documents and materials pertaining to the civic activities of Julia Willet. The Foreacre family papers include service orders for William Foreacre from the Civil War, newspaper clippings, and family histories. The scrapbook, presented to Delia Foreacre at Christmas 1962, includes newspapers clippings relating to family members and a few pieces of correspondence. The majority of the materials pertaining to Julia Willet are newspaper clippings and...
Dates: 1828-1982

Kate Hester Robson autobiographical manuscript

Collection number: ahc.MSS291f
Scope and Content This collection contains a 1912 autobiography of Kate Hester Robson, who lived in Atlanta from 1859 until her death in 1914. Robson writes about her moving to Atlanta in 1859 where her family lived in a house on the corner of Marietta and Spring Street. During the Civil War she made a Confederate flag and presented it to General Gordon's first company. Her husband managed the coal mines of Dade County, Georgia, until the approach of Union forces in 1864. She made uniforms for soldiers and...
Dates: 1912

Leander Parker letters

Collection number: ahc.MSS266f
Scope and Content This collection contains photo copies of four letters written by Leander Parker, a soldier in the Confederate Army, to his mother. He writes about his feelings on the war, actions of Federal troops, sickness, rations, and peace prospects.
Dates: 1862-1864

Lemuel P. Grant papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS100
Scope and Content This collection contains letters to and from Grant regarding construction of railroads in Pennsylvania and throughout the southeastern United States; the defense of Atlanta during the Civil War; and personal matters. Other items in the collection include Grant’s personal diaries from 1843, 1844, and 1845, as well as account books covering railroad land transactions; railroad costs; and cash accounts. Additional items include a report on the condition of railroads around Atlanta, Georgia,...
Dates: 1838-1869

Lollie Belle Wylie ephemera

Collection number: ahc.MSS387f
Scope and Content This collection contains a manuscript titled "Author's Grove" an account of author, Lollie Belle Wylie's, part in establishing the grove in Piedmont Park, in Atlanta, Georgia; newspaper clippings of a series called "Sketches of Pioneer Women", by Mrs. Wylie; sheet music; and letters.
Dates: 1887-1944

Lorena Pace Pruitt collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS493
Scope and Content This collection contains Confederate Soldiers Home administrative materials, a few personal papers, and a scrapbook. The scrapbook contains materials pertaining to the Confederate Soldiers Home and the Georgia State Patrol. Personal papers include a copy of the Civil War record of Mrs. Pruitt's grandfather, Green B. Bentley.
Dates: 1932-1982, undated

Lovick P. Thomas papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS700f
Scope and Content These papers consist of letters, pamphlets and newspaper clippings containing information about Confederate veterans and Confederate Memorial Day. In addition are two scrapbooks of newspaper clippings consisting of stories about the Atlanta Campaign, the Civil War, and Reconstruction which includes letters to the editor and stories written by veterans of the Atlanta Campaign, as well as contributions from other authors.
Dates: 1901-1912, undated

Luckie family photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS20
Scope and Content This collection documents four generations of the Luckie family, very early members of Atlanta's free African American community.
Dates: 1860-1940, undated

Manry-Pittman family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS450
Scope and Content This collection contains materials pertaining to the Manry and Pittman families. Documents include deeds and correspondence as well as genealogy papers. There are newspaper clippings, vital record documents, and military records. Of particular interest are the Civil War papers of James Manry that include his discharge and furlough papers.
Dates: 1864-1950, undated

Marcus J. Wright papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS415f
Scope and Content This collection contains typed transcriptions of 36 official letters and orders written by Brigadier General Marcus J. Wright with the Army of Tennessee, headquartered in northwest Georgia, and then Atlanta. The collection also contains newspaper clippings regarding General Wrights' uniform.
Dates: 1862-1942

Margaret Clarke papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS69
Scope and Content This collection contains documents pertaining to the Civil War, Confederate veterans, and the general history of Atlanta. Included is an 1864 edition of the Atlanta Intelligencer and an issue of Confederate Veteran.
Dates: 1864-1908

Margaret Mitchell House Archives

Collection number: ahc.MSS978
Scope and Content The Margaret Mitchell House Archives contains, correspondence, publications, and manuscript material pertaining to Margaret Mitchell, her family, and her publisher, Harold S. Latham; the publication of Gone With the Wind and the movie premiere in Atlanta, Georgia.
Dates: 1848-2002, undated

Marquis DeLafayette Pittman Civil War letters

Collection number: ahc.MSS721f
Scope and Content This collection consists of eight letters written by Marquis DeLafayette Pittman, signing himself as "Marc", between April and July of 1864. Most are addressed to "Lizzie" and all appear to be written to this same individual. In the letters Pittman describes the weather, visiting with his cousins, his concerns about the progress of the war, and his feelings for "Lizzie." In an apparent response to a letter he received from her urging him to return home in case the "Yanks get near" her, he...
Dates: 2 April 1864-11 July 1864

Mary Virginia Brown Connally papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS44
Scope and Content This collection contains papers of the Connally family, including legal documents such as the last will and testament of Thomas W. Connally; a mortgage deed for a home in Oakland City, an Atlanta neighborhood; records of property sales; tax receipts; an estate inventory; grocery receipts; correspondence; and a document issued by War Department of the Confederate States of America appointing Elijah L. Connally as Assistant Surgeon. Other records include newspaper clippings and travel guides.
Dates: 1822-1945, undated

Maud Morrow Brown Civil War manuscript and letter from Margaret Mitchell

Collection number: ahc.MSS172f
Scope and Content This collection contains a typed copy of the diary of William Decatur Howell, a Confederate soldier of Oxford, Mississippi who served in Atlanta during the Atlanta Campaign. The diary also contains a short biography of Howell. The manuscript was compiled by Howell's aunt, Maud Morrow Brown in 1931. The collection also contains a letter from author Margaret Mitchell to Ms. Brown regarding the manuscript.
Dates: 1931, 1941

Mildred Lewis Lawton scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS290
Scope and Content This collection consists of a single scrapbook of newspaper clippings pertaining to events of the Civil War and other events.
Dates: 1862-1865, undated

Mrs. D. Mitchell Cox scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS340
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of seven scrapbooks assembled by Mrs. D. Mitchell Cox. Included in the scrapbooks are newspaper clippings on the Daughters of the American Revolution, Georgia Federation of Women's Clubs, United Daughters of the Confederacy, and programs, photographs, and correspondence.
Dates: 1870-1930, undated

Myrta Lockett Avary photographs

Collection number: ahc.VIS279
Scope and Content The collection contains images collected by Avary, including images of Joel Chandler Harris, Uncle Remus Memorial Association members, and portraits of Myrta Avary. Also included are exterior views of Bulloch Hall and Barrington Hall in Roswell, Georgia, and the Wren's Nest in Atlanta, Georgia. Of note are images of a ceremony transferring possession of the Wren's Nest from Mrs. Joel Chandler Harris to the Uncle Remus Memorial Association. Other photographs include Joel Chandler Harris sitting...
Dates: 1870-1917, undated