United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 114 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Content Muster roll of a volunteer infantry company, listing names, ranks, etc. or members. Date and place of rendezvous, July 23, 1861, Hartford, Connecticut, but includes entries to the month of September. Approximately 70 names are listed.
Scope and Content This collection contains a petition signed by officers of the 5th Regiment to Colonel Warren W. Packer, former commander of the regiment, asking him to come back and resume command as the unit anticipates the extension of their term of service. A telegraphic communication adds four more names to the petition.
Scope and Content This collection includes correspondence, lists, and reminiscences about the Civil War, primarily surrounding the service of Colonel A. J. McBride of the 10th Georgia Regiment. The collection includes an 1864 letter regarding his promotion, and several letters written to him on the subject of war time experiences and post war life. The collection also includes a manuscript by L. L. Cochran of Alabama titled "The Tenth Georgia Regiment at Gettysburg."
Scope and Content The Adolphus W. Search papers include a voucher for payment received by Search during his leave of absence from August 31, 1864 to February 28, 1865, which was authorized under special order #81, most likely to recruit volunteers in Ohio. The voucher is signed by J. V. Holliway, paymaster. An African-American servant, James, accompanied Search during his leave of absence.
Dates: 1865 April 8
Scope and Content This collection consists of an authorization, dated September 15, 1862, to pay Albert K. Francis of Company A, 5th Infantry, Georgia Volunteers. H. T. Massengale, captain and quartermaster, signed the authorization.
Dates: 1862 September 15
Scope and Content This collection contains a letter written by Confederate Vice President Alexander Stephens to James M. Calhoun, mayor of Atlanta, Georgia. The letter discusses Calhoun's recent appointment to civil governor of Atlanta by General Braxton Bragg. Stephens writes that the prohibition of the sale of alcohol to soldiers is unconstitutional according to the Confederate Constitution and the Rules and Articles of the Confederacy. He also states that Calhoun’s new position as civil governor of Atlanta is...
Dates: 1862 September 8
Scope and Content This collection consists of two ambrotype portraits of unidentified males.
Scope and Content The collection includes letters addressed to Anna Jordan from family and friends, along with personal items of her family. Included are letters to Anna R. Jordan from Inez James, a teenaged girl in Varnell’s Station, Georgia. Two letters from Ms. James describe how she and her neighbors were under siege from Union soldiers who confiscated food and personal items from their farms. Her letters after the war briefly tell of Union occupation, weddings, and her school work. Correspondence from...
Dates: 1844-1921, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains two letters written to Annie Glenn Robertson about her father, John L. Robertson and his military pension from serving in the Confederate Army from Georgia. The letters are from Robert L. Rogers who served with Mr. Robertson, and from A. B. Myack, both of whom offered to assist in helping her with his pension.
Scope and Contents of the Records This is a collection of documents, most of which chronicle the history of the American Civil War, particularly the Atlanta Campaign. In addition, there are several documents which reflect the history of the Antebellum South, including African American slavery. The collection includes letters, diaries, special orders, pardons, requisitions, poems, pamphlets, newspapers, personal narratives, biographies, circulars, broadsides, muster rolls, currency, bibles, research papers, and other private...
Dates: 1832-1935, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains correspondence, business papers, and military papers associated with Atlanta dentist Arthur C. Ford. Included are letters to Charles W. Ford from London, letters from Arthur C. Ford resigning his commission as Lieutenant in the Confederate Army, his dental license, an 1862 report declaring him unfit for military service, and various business papers. Also included is a photocopy of a letter from Inez James to Anna Jordon telling of a raid by Union forces in her family...
Dates: 1862-1976, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains organizational records and histories of the Atlanta Ladies Memorial Association. Also included are historical items collected by members as well as newspaper clippings, programs, and membership information. There are files pertaining to member genealogy and biographies of Confederate soldiers.
Scope and Content The collection is primarily comprised of materials generated to promote the painting and solicit attendance. Also included is correspondence and invitations to special events hosted at the Atlanta Cyclorama site. There are other materials related to reports generated in advance of the restoration project and rededication of the painting and presentations in relation to interpretation at the site.
Dates: 1886-1980, undated
Scope and Content This collection is comprised of essays, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and a manuscript of Crane's biography.
Scope and Content The papers of Benjamin J. Wilson consist primarily of business records from Alabama and Georgia. The bulk of the collection contains receipts and letters written as part of his business in and around Atlanta in the years 1864 and 1896. There are some personal records and family information with one folder of miscellaneous clippings collected by his wife. Other family members mentioned in these papers include his sons: John B. Wilson (1875-1881), Robert E. Wilson, Will Wilson (d. 1898) Philip D....
Scope and Content The Calhoun family papers consist of correspondence, newspaper clippings, military papers, and family history. The primary contributors to the collection are James Montgomery Calhoun and his son, William Lowndes Calhoun. Notable items in the collection include an undated Calhoun family history, a personal account of Sherman’s siege of Atlanta by Robert Henderson, a family Bible, a handwritten copy of the affidavit of James M. Calhoun regarding the surrender of Atlanta, and a floor plan of the...
Dates: 1834-1960, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains a campaign card of B. M. Zettler and a calling card of W. H. Harrison, both Civil War veterans.
Scope and Content This collection contains documents that provide professional and personal details about Captain Francis and Elizabeth Edmondson and the Edmondson family. Material includes United States Navy correspondence and publications documenting Edmondson's navy career. Personal interests of Francis and Elizabeth are illustrated through Civil War history clippings, publications from civic organizations, and Cyclorama Restoration, Inc. correspondence. Also a part of the collection are Elizabeth Edmondson's...
Dates: 1878-2008, undated
Scope and Content This collection contains one ledger, titled "Report of Personal Transportation," which was kept by Captain George A. Flagg, Assistant Quartermaster of the Union Army at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. The ledger contains the date and the number of the order, the name of the soldier traveling, destination, who ordered the travel, and any remarks.
Scope and Content This collection contains a twelve-page essay written by Celia Bressler, a sixth grade student at Walker Street School in Atlanta, Georgia titled "Causes That Led to the War Between the States". It was awarded first place in an essay contest held by the Atlanta Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy.