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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 114 Collections and/or Records:

Underwood, Key families papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS213
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, envelopes and financial and legal documents belonging primarily to members of the Underwood family of Franklin County, and later Lithonia, Georgia. Most of the correspondence was written by William and Alvin Underwood to their parents and siblings when the pair served in the Confederate Army from 1861-1864. William sent correspondence to his family telling of his unit’s fitness and preparation, his optimism about a short war, his difficulties in getting...
Dates: 1827-1951 (bulk 1861-1864)

United Confederate Veterans collection

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS416
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of materials pertaining to organizational activities. Included in the collection are programs, minutes, committee reports, as well as reunion materials. It includes material from the Atlanta Camp 159 as well as several other camps in Georgia and on the Georgia Division in general.
Dates: 1883-1952, undated

United Daughters of the Confederacy collection

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS765
Scope and Content This collection includes records of organizational activities of the Georgia division and of several Atlanta chapters.
Dates: 1849-1979

Virginia Conrad Ribble scrapbook

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS1171
Scope and Content The collection contains a copy of The Congressional Globe published in 1847 that Virginia Conrad Ribble used as a scrapbook. The book covers proceedings and debates of the twenty-ninth United States Congress. Ribble pasted newspaper clippings throughout the book to document the major events of the Civil War throughout the United States.
Dates: 1847-1868, undated

Virginia Maude Eastman scrapbook

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Collection number: ahc.MSS342
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of twenty-five photocopied pages from a scrapbook assembled by Daisy Arnold Maude, mother of Virginia Maude Eastman. The bulk of the material pertains to death notices and articles about family members.
Dates: 1855-1970, undated

Wallace Putnam Reed papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS280f
Scope and Content This collection contains research papers by Reed on electricity in Atlanta and the first gun fired in the Civil War in Atlanta. The collection also includes a letter to Reed about the history of the West End neighborhood and a sketch of Confederate General Wade Hampton.
Dates: approximately 1890

War Act broadside

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS474f
Scope and Content This collection contains a broadside of an act "Recognizing the existence of a state of war between the United States and the Confederate States of America and concerning letters of marque, prizes, and prize goods." It is signed by Howell Cobb, president of the Congress, Jefferson Davis, and Robert Toombs, Secretary of State.
Dates: 1861 May 6

William E. Brock papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS604f
Scope and Content This collection consist of four documents relating to the military career of William E. Brock. Included are military appointments, commissions and special orders, and his physicians license from the Physician Board of Georgia.
Dates: 1861-1863

William McNaught Papers

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS156
Scope and Content The collection is primarily a series of correspondence and documents relating to William McNaught’s business interests; and a limited collection of personal correspondence between family members. The business records document ordinary business activities as well as the effects of the Civil War on his commerce. Several letters document the difficulties collecting funds from debtors after the Civil War. During the Civil War William McNaught with a group of investors formed the Fulton Exporting...
Dates: 1836-1911

William P. Cole papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS67f
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, business records, tax receipts, promissory notes, bill-heads, invoices, and financial statements of people and businesses related to the Cole and Coryell families of Campbell County, Georgia.
Dates: 1860-1923, undated

William R. Scaife research correspondence

 Collection
Collection number: ahc.MSS741f
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence and Civil War research materials used by William R. Scaife. Correspondence is between Scaife and Jim Cripe of Illinois. Materials focus primarily on Colonel Daniel Cameron, a Union Brevet Brigadier General, and the infantry he oversaw, the 65th Illinois Regiment (also known as the "Scotch Regiment.")
Dates: 1930-1992, undated

William Sims letter

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Collection number: ahc.MSS311f
Scope and Content This collection contains a copy of a letter written by William Sims to Peter Graham on August 5, 1861.
Dates: 1861

Wilmer L. and Cornelia Jackson Moore papers

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Collection number: ahc.MSS161
Scope and Content This collection contains clippings, correspondence, and scrapbooks related to the life of the Moores. Included in the collection are diaries of Mrs. Moore as well as two wedding books from the Moore's wedding in 1895.
Dates: 1864-1950

Zachariah A. Rice correspondence and military commission

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Collection number: ahc.MSS604
Scope and Content This collection contains 63 letters and Zachariah A. Rice’s military commission to the rank of Major. The letters were written mostly from Zachariah to his wife living in Atlanta, Georgia; however some of her replies are included. Rice primarily wrote from Camp Marion in Virginia, but other locations include Richmond and Petersburg, Virginia and Camp Randolph, North Carolina. He describes the life of an officer in the Confederate army, including living conditions and duties. He warns his wife...
Dates: 1861-1862