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

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 95 Collections and/or Records:

Nathaniel Madison Aldridge Records

Identifier: MC 1010
Scope and Content Note

10 items. Positive photocopies of U.S. Court of Claims records pertaining to the case of Nathaniel Madison Aldridge of Rienzi, Mississippi. A Union sympathizer, Aldridge supplied Federal troops with foodstuffs during the Civil War.

Dates: 1874-1904

Peter Wellington Alexander, C.S.A. Collection

Identifier: MC 1379
Scope and Content Note The original archival collection at Columbia University contains materials of Colonel Peter Wellington Alexander, 1825-1886. The collection totals 30 linear ft. (ca. 7,500 items in 18 boxes and ca.1275 newspapers). It contains Correspondence, manuscripts, documents, and newspapers. These include over four hundred letters to Alexander, as well as miscellaneous letters and telegrams; some of his manuscripts and notes; business records of his law firm; military documents of the western...
Dates: 1862-1864

Arkansas Military Board Ledger

Identifier: MS Ar4 7.5
Scope and Content Note

Purchase record and accounts payable ledger of the Arkansas Military Board, Oct. 30, 1861-Jan. 3, 1862. Initials "H.M.R." [probably for Governor Henry Massie Rector, a board member] appear on some pages. Pages 103f contain "library charge records" of Augustana College, Rock Island, Illinois.

Dates: 1861-1862

Ambrose Armitage Journals

Identifier: MC 1779
Scope and Content Note During his lifetime Armitage wrote seven journals. Special Collections has acquired copies of the first two, which were transcribed by Jim Gardner of Cedarburg, Wisconsin. The first journal consists of 294 pages of handwritten script on legal size paper. It spans the period June 1859 through early August 1864 and gives an account of the hardships endured by foot soldiers during the Civil...
Dates: 1859-1868

Joseph M. Bailey Memoir

Identifier: MC 548
Scope and Content Note

Typewritten autobiographical essay, "Story of a Confederate Soldier, 1861-1865," by First Lieutenant Joseph M. Bailey, Company D, Sixteenth Arkansas Infantry.

Positive photocopy of original owned by Texas State Library and Archives Commission.

Dates: 1861-1865

Clinton Owen Bates Papers

Identifier: MC 594
Scope and Content Note

2 photographs of Clinton Owen Bates; typescript of reminiscences, entitled "Old Age," dated 1949. Reminiscences include Civil War experiences in northwest Arkansas, Bates' life in Indian Territory as teacher at the Male Seminary, Talequah, and memories of Cherokee leader John Ross and Indian agent (later U.S. senator) Robert Latham Owen.

Dates: circa 1860-1949

Battle of Fort Pillow Materials

Identifier: MC 1667
Scope and Content Note This collection reflects Mainfort’s efforts to unravel conflicting reports of the Battle of Fort Pillow. The collection includes materials representing both Union and Confederate sides of the conflict, focusing on soldiers’ recollections of their experiences. Materials address the battle, the Confederate occupation of Fort Pillow in 1861-1862, Union naval actions against the fort, and the Union occupation of the fort in 1862-1864. The collection is comprised of military records,...
Dates: 1858-2000

Jesse C. Bliss Papers

Identifier: MC 1228
Scope and Content Note Letters, documents, and photographs created or collected by Jesse C. Bliss or his granddaughter, Jesse Elizabeth Hill Durrett. The papers consist of fourteen letters written by Bliss from 1862 to 1864 while serving in the Union Army; genealogical documents pertaining to the Bliss family; a small collection of documents gathered by Elizabeth Durrett to supplement her claim to a widow's pension; photographs of Bliss, the Durretts, and unidentified family members and acquaintances....
Dates: 1862-1967

C. P. Bolding Oath

Identifier: MS B638
Scope and Content Note

Positive photocopy of a parole oath sworn by Sergeant C. P. Bolding, Company A, Forty-first Mississippi Infantry, following his surrender at Oklona, Mississippi, May, 31, 1865.

Dates: 1865

Ida Elizabeth Turner Bowman Oral History

Identifier: MC 1807
Content Description

Oral history interview of Ida Elizabeth Turner Bowman, conducted by her granddaughters. She discusses her family history, including her grandfather owning slaves and a plantation in Alabama, and her father’s experience as a soldier in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. She also discusses her experience growing up in Arkansas and Texas.

The recording includes racial slurs.

Dates: circa 1970-1979

Bragg Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1257
Scope and Content Note The collection contains correspondence, legal documents, genealogical materials, photographs, and other materials relating to the Samuel and Hosea Bragg family. Family correspondence includes letters written during the era of the antebellum South as well as the Civil War. Included in Folder 12 is a list of birth dates, and in some cases death dates, of persons enslaved by Hosea Bragg. Also included is correspondence during the period 1866-1911, as well as letters written during the First...
Dates: circa 1836-1993

Amanda Malvina Fitzallen McClellan Braly Family Papers

Identifier: MS B72 391
Scope and Content Note

Correspondence, diary, notebook, photographs, clippings (electrostatic copy), tax receipts, and other records created, received, or collected by members of the Braly family of Cane Hill, Arkansas and pertaining to their personal, familial, domestic, religious, business, and other affairs, especially during the period, 1862-1865, while Amanda Braly’s son William Carrick Braly was on duty with Confederate army forces as a private in Co. B, 34th Arkansas Infantry.

Dates: 1841-1920; Majority of material found within 1860-1865

H.J. Briggs Oath of Allegiance

Identifier: MC 43
Scope and Content Note

Oath of allegiance issued by the provost marshal's office of Helena, Arkansas, to H.J. Briggs on January 5, 1863

Dates: 1863

Burrow Family Materials

Identifier: MC 1996
Scope and Content Note Materials in this collection were collected by Margaret Whillock (1935- ), her grandmother, Hattie McClure Gilbert Burrow, and her aunt, Sallie Landis Burrow (1888-1964).Materials relate to the Burrows family; the Civil War in Tennessee; slavery; the Republican Party; and political campaigns in Arkansas, circa 1904-1926.Materials include correspondence; family histories and genealogical notes; obituaries; awards and certificates; financial documents; speeches;...
Dates: circa 1825-1966

Frederick W. Bush Letters

Identifier: MS B96
Scope and Content Note

Photocopies of letters from Sgt. Frederick W. Bush, Co. E, 1st Arkansas Infantry Regiment, Confederate States Army, to his cousin, Emily Shoppack of Arkadelphia, Arkansas. Written between May, 1861 and June, 1863 and describing Bush's war experiences, the letters are dated from Benton, Arkansas and from near Lynchburg and Fredericksburg, Virginia, and Wartrace and Manchester, Tennessee.

Dates: 1861, 1863

Butler-Paisley Family Papers

Identifier: MC 514
Scope and Content Note The correspondence pertains primarily to family matters in Tulip and elsewhere, religious concerns, business and other travel, the Civil War, emigration to California and Texas, and business matters. The business records pertain mostly to William Paisley's general stores in Dobyville and Guerdon, Arkansas. Most of the family correspondence (series 1 and 2) consists of letters written to and from members of the Butler and Paisley families. Other correspondents include Emma's...
Dates: circa 1829-1899

Carrigan Family Papers

Identifier: MC 1458
Scope and Content Note The Carrigan Family Papers consists of correspondence, diaries, account books, photographs, and other papers of the family and relations of Alfred Holt Carrigan and Mary Elizabeth Moore Carrigan. It also includes genealogical materials pertaining to the families of Alfred Holt Carrigan’s parents, the Carrigans and the Holts, as well as similar materials pertaining to the families of Mary Elizabeth Moore Carrigan’s parents, the Moores and the Bethells. The collection includes antebellum...
Dates: 1778-2001

Milton P. Chambers Letters

Identifier: MC 795
Scope and Content Note The collection consists of 17 letters written by Milton Chambers while in Helena and Little Rock to his brother, Armory K. Chambers, in Glenwood, Iowa. The earliest is dated June 14, 1863, and the latest December 28, 1864. The majority of the letters describe routine garrison duties and troop morale, but a vivid description of the Red River Expedition accurately documents Milton's combat experience. Milton was a prolific writer, and refers many times to other letters he wrote to members of...
Dates: 1863-1864

Patrick Ronayne Cleburne Papers

Identifier: MC 398
Scope and Content Note The material consists of personal correspondence between Patrick Cleburne and family members, Civil War correspondence, and pages from the Cleburne family Bible listing marriages, births, and deaths, 1823-1842. At least five of the letters have been published in Howell and Elizabeth Purdue, Pat Cleburne: Confederate General (Hillsboro, TX; Hill Jr. College Press, 1973; and second edition revised, Tuscaloosa, AL: Portals Press, 1977). Positive photocopies are provided of all the...
Dates: 1823-1901; Majority of material found within 1849-1864

Danford D. Cole Letters

Identifier: MS C679 345
Scope and Content Note

Twenty-two letters (43 pages) from Danford, a Private in Company H., 12th Michigan Infantry, written to his wife, Eunice, at home in Andover, New York. The letters from Arkansas comment on the feelings of the civilian population in the state. The remaining items (15 pages) consist of electrostatic copies of legal documents dated 1892, 1900, 1904, and 1908-1909, pertaining to Eunice M. Cole Barber's efforts to obtain a widow's pension.

Dates: 1864-1909

Confederate States Army. Trans-Mississippi Department. Arkansas. Military Orders

Identifier: MS C84
Scope and Content Note

Special Orders, issued by 1st Corps Commander Thomas Carmichael Hindman at Fort Smith, Arkansas December 3, 1862, and at Van Buren, Arkansas December 21 and 24, 1862, and by Department Commander Theophilus Hunter Holmes at Little Rock, Arkansas December 20, 1862. Orders, pertaining to matters of military transport and the provisioning of troops in western Arkansas and the Indian Territory, relate to Charles B. Johnson, Thomas Lanigan, Robert Crittenden Newton, and Albert Pike.

Dates: 1862

W.A. Crouch Letters

Identifier: MC 550
Scope and Content Note Letters (and positive photocopies written by W.A. Crouch, Cotton Plant, Arkansas, 13 October and 26 October 1862, to his wife. Includes account of capture of a Federal wagon train neat Helena, Arkansas. Letters, dated October 13 and 26, 1862, from Private W. A. Crouch, Chrisman's Arkansas Cavalry Battalion, stationed in Cotton Plant (Woodruff County), to his wife at Batesville. Crouch describes in considerable detail his part in a raid on a Union army forage expedition near...
Dates: 1862

James B. Currie Ledger

Identifier: MC 900
Scope and Content Note Account ledger kept by James B. Currie, Woodruff County, Arkansas, recording merchandise transactions, sales reciepts and a tally of cotton picked by presumabley enslaved people. These individuals names include Hanett, Sam, Wilson, Elic, Emily Manda, Crawley, Isaac, Nina, Sarah, Dick, Sal and Edward. Most of the inked entries are dated 1851-1852, with pencil additions made in the later 1860s. One laid in contract fragment appears to be a sharecropper agreement dated 1867. Some of the entries...
Dates: 1851-1869

Rebecca Stirman Davidson Papers

Identifier: MC 541
Scope and Content Note The Rebecca Stirman Davidson Papers have been divided into two series. Series 1 contains letters, clippings, and a photograph pertaining to Rebecca, her brother Ras, and her husbands James Trott and Benjamin Davidson. Of particular interest in this series are the letters of Ras Stirman to his sister during the Civil War, describing his combat experiences at Wilson's Creek and Corinth, Mississippi. Most of these letters have been published by Pat Carr in In Fine...
Dates: 1860-1958

Archibald S. Dobbins Collection

Identifier: MS D651 238
Scope and Content Note Correspondence, military commission, land and legal records, photographs, printed materials, and other records created or received, 1852-1869, by Confederate military officer and post-war emigre Archibald S. Dobbins, or collected as relating to him. Records pertain, variously, to Dobbins' personal, familial, military, and political interests and activities in Arkansas, to his post-Civil War emigration to Brazil, and to his estate. Places from which letters are dated include:...
Dates: 1852-1965