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Barbara Howe, Compiler, Slides of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

Collection Number: A&M.4022
Overview Slide photographs (27 items) of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) taken by Robert T. Howe. Slides show the canal at various locations, including Morgantown, West Virginia; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Wheeling, West Virginia; Georgetown, D.C.; Sharpsburg, Maryland; Williamsport, Maryland; Antietam, Maryland; Hancock, Maryland; and Great Falls, Virginia.
Dates: 1980-1990

Charles H. Ambler (1876-1957) Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0122
Scope and Contents Collection includes original copies of correspondence relating to Virginia and West Virginia, as well as newspaper clippings, photographs, and research notes. Events pertaining to the Civil War and the formation of West Virginia are covered. Among the most important items are the private correspondence of Waitman T. Willey (1835-1861 and 1866-1868); data pertaining to education in Mason County, West Virginia (1861-1875); typescript copies of letters of Samuel Woods (see also A&M 1445);...
Dates: 1834-1945

Civil War Letter Regarding Shenandoah Valley Diversionary Campaign

Collection Number: A&M.1567
Overview An ALS from a Union officer "George" to his wife "Fannie" describing, in the form of a diary, a diversionary campaign into the Shenandoah Valley, 10, December - 25, December 1863. The purpose of their maneuver, which he calls "the Valley Expedition," was "to divert attention from Gen. Averill while he was making a raid up through Staunton, Virginia." The expeditionary force of about 1,600 was large enough not to fall prey to guerrillas but too small to actively engage the regular Confederate...
Dates: 1863

Civil War Soldier's Letter, Menu, and Campaign Ribbon

Collection Number: A&M.0900
Overview A Civil War soldier's letter to his brother from Camp Hill, Harper's Ferry, (West) Virginia, 1863 February 28; a Christmas menu from Hill's Central Hotel, Parkersburg, West Virginia, ca. 1879; and a campaign ribbon from the West Virginia Democratic State Convention, Parkersburg, West Virginia 1892 July 27, the printing on the ribbon reads "Sweeney for State Supt. of Free Schools".
Dates: 1863, 1879, 1892

Felix G. Hansford Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1464
Scope and Contents Correspondence, business and legal papers, and Justice of the Peace documents of Felix G. Hansford, Kanawha County J.P., entrepreneur, and President of the Giles, Fayette, and Kanawha Turnpike. Subjects include the George Boxley slave plot, 1816; cholera in Louisville, 1833; Missouri and westward expansion, 1841; the Kansas struggle, 1858; Albert Gallatin's western lands; and the impact of John Brown's 1859 raids on the South. Correspondents include Albert Gallatin, J. M. Maury,...
Dates: 1790-1862

George K. Campbell, Civil War Journal

Collection Number: A&M.3124
Overview Private journal of George K. Campbell of Athens County, Ohio, who served as an officer in Company B of the 116th. Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Gettysburg campaign and the summer, fall, and winter of 1863, when he saw service in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Campbell served detached duty as an escort officer for recruits and prisoners during the spring and summer of 1864 and visited New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He joined...
Dates: 1863-1864

George N. Lynch Papers

Collection Number: A&M.1340
Overview Deeds and other legal papers of a farmer from Jefferson County, West Virginia. The collection also includes several legal documents, 1874-1877, pertaining to Dr. Nicholas Marmion of Harpers Ferry.
Dates: 1835-1898

George W. Koonce Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M.0407
Overview Correspondence and business papers of the family of George Koonce of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County. Koonce was a prominent Unionist during the Civil War, a representative at the 1861 Wheeling Convention, and later a member of the West Virginia State Senate. The correspondence spans 1854 to 1920 (the bulk of which is from the period 1870 to 1900) and principally includes personal letters to and from family members spread out from Baltimore to Galveston, Texas. The topics, for the most part,...
Dates: 1835-1920

Harpers Ferry, Civil War Records

Collection Number: A&M.1394
Overview Records of James W. Brady, provost marshal at Harpers Ferry, 1863-1865, and an order book of department headquarters at Harpers Ferry, 1863.
Dates: 1863-1865

Harpers Ferry History

Collection Number: A&M.0374
Overview A sketch of the town and its geographical setting, copied from a map owned by Mrs. E. Bruce Allen, Moorefield, West Virginia. Included are short notes on the history of the town, description of the rivers, public buildings, school, circulating library, tavern, religious denominations, and nationalities represented among its inhabitants.
Dates: 1821

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Matthews family 2
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People 2
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United States. Veterans Administration 2
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Alexander, Harriette Boswell. 1
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Ambler, Charles Henry, 1876-1957 1
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Ball, George H. 1
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Barns, Uz 1
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Boteler, Alexander Robinson, 1815-1892 1
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Brown, Jason, 1823-1912 1
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Camden, John S. 1
Campbell, George K., 1834-1908 1
Campbell, Lois. 1
Caperton, Isabel. 1
Caperton, John. 1
Caperton, William Gaston (1815-1852) 1
Caperton, William Gaston. 1
Cary, J.H. Oley. 1
Cassady, Capt. James S. 1
Cather, Fabricius A. 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Artillery. Bryan's Battery 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Artillery. Wise Legion. Company B 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 25th. Company H 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 2nd 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 2nd. Company A 1
Confederate States of America. Army. Virginia Infantry Regiment, 31st 1
Cook family 1
Craig family 1
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DeHass, Wills. 1
Dennis, Thomas H. 1
Douglass, Frederick, 1818-1895 1
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Edgar, Thomas. 1
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Glendening family 1
Grant, Ulysses S. (Ulysses Simpson), 1822-1885 1
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Hall, John Hancock, 1781-1841 1
Hansford, Felix G. 1
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (Agency : U.S.) 1
Harpers Ferry Seminary 1
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Heironimus, Mary 1
Hereford, Alice Beulah. 1
Hereford, Frank, 1825-1891 1
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Holt, Rush Dew, 1905-1955 1
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