Kelley, Benjamin F., 1807-1891
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.0014
Overview Papers of Archibald W. Campbell (1839-1899), editor of the Wheeling Daily Intelligencer. A strong unionist and Republican Party member, he worked hard through his editorials and behind the scenes in order to support the formation of the new state of West Virginia. The collection includes correspondence, clippings, ephemera, and scrapbooks dealing with the Civil War and political affairs in West Virginia's early statehood period. Some of the correspondence asks...
Dates: 1855-1899, 1907, 1941; Majority of material found within 1855-1899
Collection Number: A&M.3126
Overview The Aten Family Civil War letters chronicle the Union Army service of James, John, and Henry Aten. James Aten returned to his native Hancock County from Illinois in February 1861 and enlisted in the First WV Volunteer Infantry for a three-month tour in May 1861. He reenlisted in the Twelfth WV Volunteer Infantry and saw service along the B & O Railroad, the Shenandoah Valley, along the James River and at one point he was a prisoner of war. John and Henry Aten served in the 85th Illinois...
Collection Number: A&M.3016
Overview Telegram written on U.S. Military Telegraph paper, from Colonel Jacob M. Campbell to General B. F. Kelley, regarding a captured prisoner who had a pass from Stuart and Lee "to procure horses."
Collection Number: A&M.0420
Overview Photostat negatives of correspondence to Francis H. Pierpont concerning statehood and secession. Also includes a petition of Harrison County, (West) Virginia citizens to Brigadier General Kelly protesting the return and admittance to the county of former members of the Confederate Army (undated); a petition of Gilmer County, (West) Virginia citizens denouncing secession and pledging action to suppress rebellion (1861); and the act by which the Restored Government of Virginia gave permission for...
Dates: 1861-1865, 1916; Majority of material found within 1861-1865
Collection Number: A&M.2426
Overview This collection comprises the personal and business correspondence, as well as financial and legal papers of the Goshorn family of Wheeling, West Virginia, including papers from members of several allied families. Highlights include letters from William S. Goshorn during his Civil War imprisonment and letters from a Virginia legislator in the House of Delegates (1833). An addendum (2012/09) contains three ledgers of John Goshorn (1827-1874). See the Scope and Content Note for more details.
Collection Number: A&M.0352
Overview A sketch of the life of John Daily, a merchant and dentist of Westernport, Maryland, and Piedmont, West Virginia, who was born at Springfield, Hampshire County. Mainly an account of Daily's Civil War service with the Eleventh Virginia Cavalry, C.S.A., and his participation in the capture of General George Crook and General Benjamin F. Kelley at Cumberland, Maryland, in February, 1865.