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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:

Promissory note and scrapbook

Collection number: ahc.MSS210f
Scope and Content This collection contains a promissory note to pay John Boutwell the sum of $80.00 for the service of a "negro slave named Reubin" in 1852. The transaction was executed by Harold & Murray on 177 Broad Street. The state in which the transaction occurred has not been determined. The note was found inside a scrapbook containing newspaper clippings on various Civil War battles, short stories and poetry, probably published in the 1860's. At the end of the scrapbook are several hand-written pages...
Dates: 1852, 1865, undated

Raleigh and Frances Edge Farmer papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS706f
Scope and Content This collection consists of the July 2, 1863 edition of the Daily Citizen, published in Vicksburg, Mississippi, and printed on wallpaper. Also included are correspondence pertaining to the newspaper from the Mississippi Department of Archives and History, additional newspaper clippings, and information from the Library of Congress pertaining to the use of wallpaper in southern newspaper printing.
Dates: 1863-1948

Rawson, Collier, and Harris family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS36
Scope and Content These papers consist of family correspondence, and legal and financial documents of the Rawson, Collier, and Harris families of Atlanta, Georgia.
Dates: 1863-1952, undated

Richards family papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS176
Scope and Content This collection contains the diaries and typewritten transcripts of the diaries of Samuel P. Richards. Journals of Irene Richards, Sarah V. Richards, and Dora Richards. There is also correspondence, family history, a Bible, and scrapbooks containing various information. These papers chronicle daily events in Atlanta and prices and availability of goods. They also describe the shelling and evacuation of the city and also the travels of S.P. Richards to New York City as a refugee in 1864, and his...
Dates: 1842-1945, undated

Robert A. Meek scrapbooks of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta

Collection number: ahc.MSS808
Scope and Content These scrapbooks contain letters, flyers, photographs, maps, and newspaper clippings about the American Civil War and meetings of the Civil War Round Table of Atlanta.
Dates: 1960-1989

Robert Kellam photograph collection

Collection number: ahc.VIS16
Scope and Content This collection consists of seven portraits of identified and unidentified individuals.
Dates: 1850s-1860s

Rosalie Howell papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS119
Scope and Content The bulk of the materials in the Rosalie Howell papers document Howell's career as a Red Cross nurse during World War I and her subsequent world travel. Items include a scrapbook; correspondence with former patients; official Red Cross documents; clippings concerning her receipt of the Croix de Guerre from the French government; and travel books, postcards, and ephemera (primarily from the United Kingdom). The collection has material about, or created by, other members of the Howell family;...
Dates: 1880-1970, undated

Sarah Martha Cobb Whitner scrapbooks

Collection number: ahc.MSS326
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of two scrapbooks that contain newspaper clippings pertaining to Cobb and Whitner families as well as Atlanta events.
Dates: 1857-1900, undated

Sons of Confederate Veterans collection

Collection number: ahc.MSS385
Scope and Content This collection contains organizational records pertaining to the Sons of Confederate Veterans. Included in the collection are programs, correspondence, and invitations.
Dates: 1897-1962, undated

Tatum family documents

Collection number: ahc.MSS619f
Scope and Content This collection contains five items relating to the Tatum Family of Georgia. There are letters and a military parole pertaining to Robert P. Tatum. There is also a letter from W. E. Patmon (W.E. Patman), brother-in-law of Robert P. Tatum, to his family in 1861. Also in the collection is a cover from a Fulton County Confederate Veterans' Association and a Coley-Tatum-Patmon genealogy.
Dates: 1861-1914

Thomas A. Lesueur parole

Collection number: ahc.MSS209f
Scope and Content This collection contains a parole of private Thomas A. Lesueur on October 8, 1862 in Alden, Virginia. Lesueur was the brother of Mrs. C. S. Gaulden. Lesueur died in 1862.
Dates: 1862

Thomas M. Coleman letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS655f
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of one letter written by Coleman to his sister, possibly named Lizzie Coleman, on July 29, 1864, written from a “camp south of Atlanta.” Coleman provides a firsthand account of the Atlanta Campaign describing the charge and repulsion of the "rebels," the reclaiming of lost artillery pieces, and capture of Confederate soldiers. Below Thomas M. Coleman's signature in the same handwriting is "E. Coleman," whose identity has not been determined. A post script stating...
Dates: 1864 July 29

Thomas Maguire papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS145
Scope and Content The majority of the Thomas Maguire papers revolves around plantation records from 1834 to 1876. There are two ledgers Maguire kept from 1834-1838, and 1838-1839 with chronological lists of purchases of various quantities of supplies. An account book from 1883 to 1884 contains similar information. A third account book belonged to John E. and James H.C. and recorded shipments of goods in rleation to their mill from 1879-1890. Another account book from 1850 is almost completely in short hand. In...
Dates: 1829-1949

Thomas W. Connally pardon and certificates

Collection number: ahc.MSS72f
Scope and Content This collection contains a pardon issued to Thomas W. Connally by President Andrew Johnson and certificates signed by Secretary of State William Seward in response to Mr. Connally's service in the Confederacy during the Civil War.
Dates: 1867

Thompson and Glover Families Papers

Collection number: ahc.MSS204
Scope and Content This collection documents the activities of various members of the Thompson and Glover families who lived in Madison, Monticello, and Atlanta, Ga., primarily Catherine Thompson, Will Glover Thompson, Emily Fish Glover, Sallie [Sarah] Glover, and Eli Glover. Materials include correspondence of Sallie Glover with friends and family regarding school, sicknesses, clothes, and family visits. A few letters reference the commotion and disturbance of the Civil War. Correspondence of Catherine Thompson...
Dates: 1839-1961

Transcription of Lewis H. Andrews Civil War diary

Collection number: ahc.MSS8f
Scope and Content This collection contains a transcription of a diary written by Lewis H. Andrews of the Eighth Georgia Regiment, Longstreet's Corps. The diary entries chronicle a three week trip of a party of Confederate soldiers from Appomattox, Virginia to their homes in Georgia. This is a transcription of the diary which appeared in the Atlanta Journal May 21, 1904.
Dates: 1865 April 13 - May 4

Transcription of Warren Akin letter

Collection number: ahc.MSS4f
Scope and Content This collection is a transcription of a letter written by Warren Akin in Elberton, Georgia to "My Dear Sir" on October 31, 1864. The letter was typed by Ruth Blair of the Atlanta Historical Society for Sally Akin. The letter refers to the hardships of surviving in the aftermath of the Civil War.
Dates: 1864

Transcriptions of John Riley Hopkins Civil War letters

Collection number: ahc.MSS164f
Scope and Content This collection contains two letters written by John Riley Hopkins; one to his wife in Norcross, Georgia and another to an unidentified individual. The letters were written by Hopkins from his location in Alabama. The collection also includes a list of soldiers, including Hopkins and types of weapons they had.
Dates: 1864-1865

Transcriptions of Josiah Blair Patterson Civil War letters

Collection number: ahc.MSS268f
Scope and Content This collection contains transcriptions of letters from Lieutenant Josiah Blair Patterson of the Company E, 14th Regiment, Georgia Volunteer Infantry, A. P. Hill's Light Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Most of the correspondence consists of letters he wrote to his family from Virginia and what is now West Virginia. The collection also includes an annotated outline of the 14th Regiment's organization and history, and the campaigns and battles in which it is known to have participated.
Dates: 1861-1864

Transcriptions of Norton-Towers diaries

Collection number: ahc.MSS596f
Scope and Content This collection contains transcriptions of two diaries accompanied with annotations made by the transcriber. One is the diary of R.S. Norton and the other was written by William Towers after the war. Each details company movements & discusses significant deaths of each battle. Norton also includes comments on rising prices of various staples and dry goods.
Dates: 1861-1900