Columbia University - Rare Book and Manuscript Library
Scope and Content Materials relating to the American Civil War and the men who fought in it, chiefly of the Union Army. Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, photographs, memorabilia, and printed materials. In most instances the letters are addressed to some close relative and record the daily happenings of life on the battle line, in camp or in prison. There are eleven letters from Union War veterans who lost their right arm during the war in response to an award offered by William Oland Bourne, 1819-1901, editor of "Soldier's Friend, a monthly periodical," for the best specimen of left-handed penmanship. There are eleven letters from Capt. O. Baker, Jr. about the difficulties in freighting his ship during the 1863 draft riot in New York. There are a few reports and other official documents, military passes, photographs and a collection of print copies of unusual photographs of military offic
Scope and Contents The United States Civil War Collection contains manuscript and printed materials dating from the Civil War era, as well as later items about the war. These materials include correspondence, speeches, pamphlets, and newspapers. The bulk of the material dates from 1861 to 1865, and both Northern and Southern perspectives are represented. Highlights of the collection include an 1823 bill of sale for a slave and an 1864 diary. Also included is information pertaining to several persons of interest such as Henry Clay, Victor Hugo, Benson Lossing, James Monroe, and Henry Jackson Van Dyke. The collection is divided into ten series: Manuscripts, Printed Correspondence, Speeches and Sermons, Speeches from the House of Representatives, Speeches from the US Senate, General Publications, Legal Materials, Medical, Plates and Portraits, and Ephemera. Each series is arranged alphabetically. The Manuscripts series is comprised of several documents dating from 1823 to 1865. ... Read More
Collection of 45 contemporary portraits of generals and other significant persons active during the United States Civil War (1861-1865) photographed by photographer Mathew B. Brady between 1860 and 1880.
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale - Special Collections Research Center
This collection consists of Civil War correspondence and portraits. Letters of interest include a letter from Braxton Bragg, a letter from Major General Benjamin Franklin Butler to [Henry] Wilson, complaining of General [Quincy Adams] Gilmore and suggesting he ought to be removed from his command and a letter from Jefferson Davis to the [Confederate] Senate and House of Representatives. Portraits consists of drawings of members of the United States and Confederate military
Includes his discharge papers; Soldiers and Sailors Historical and Benevolent Society portfolio of personal, military, and civil history; a dues receipt and a note from Chapin Post No. 2 regarding his service; and photographic portraits of Trabbold in his uniform, and of his wife Mary
West Virginia University - West Virginia and Regional History Center
Incomplete run of "Frank Leslie's Scenes and Portraits of the Civil War" issued by the Pittsburgh Times as a souvenir. Includes five issues from 1894: April, June 6, June 13, June 20, and July 4. Some of the material relates to West Virginia.