Civil War -- Confederate Army
Subject Source: Local Lc
Found in 23 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.2257
Overview Personal and business correspondence, legal papers, ledgers, family records, and other papers of the Allen family of Moorefield, Hardy County, West Virginia. Also includes papers of members of the Barr, Weibley, Taylor, and Gamble families. The majority of the collection includes personal and business correspondence , legal papers, and financial records of Judge James W.F. Allen (December 2, 1813 - July 16, 1875), a Hardy County lawyer, Jacksonian Democrat, and Circuit Court Judge in Hardy and...
Dates: 1766-1933, undated; Majority of material found in ca. 1840s-1933
Collection Number: A&M.0513
Scope and Contents Personal and family correspondence; legal and personal buisness papers; roll of Chapman's Battery and list of names of Monroe Guards who served in Civil war; one copy of booklet, PRISON LIFE OF ONE OF THE IMMORTAL SIX HUNDRED (1910) by Lamar Fontainne, relating his experiencies as a prisoner during the Civil War; Confederate roster; genealogical notes on twenty families; marriage and death records from Jno. Lynch's daybook; blueprint showing coal seams in lower half of Raleigh county. Personal...
Collection Number: A&M.0101
Scope and Contents Civil War reminiscences of Andrew Nelson Campbell of Union, Monroe Co., W.Va. Campbell was a private in Jubal Early’s army in 1864 and marched in and fought in the Shenandoah Campaign of 1864. The reminiscences discuss the battles of Cedar Creek, Spotsylvania Courthouse, Gettysburg, and more.
Collection Number: A&M.0653
Scope and Contents This is the third accession of the papers of Andrew Nelson Campbell. Mr. Campbell was an attorney in Monroe County, W. Va. He served in the Confederate Army and was a graduate of the Washington and Lee University Law School. He represented Monroe County as a Delegate in the State Legislature, 1872, and was a member of the Board of Regents of West Virginia University. He was, also, Judge of the 10th Judicial Circuit, 1888-1896.The main part of these papers are court case papers and...
Collection Number: A&M.3167
Overview A two page ALS from A(llen) T. Caperton, a Confederate Senator and resident of Union, Monroe County to Major General John Breckinridge praising the latter's military capabilities. Caperton quotes another officer who remains anonymous that "on every field Gen. Breckinridge was splendid. I have never been associated with a greater man. His removal from us has been a great misfortune to the army. I fear it is not yet at an end . . . If he ranks below any one it is Gen. Lee."
Dates: 1864 Oct 14
Collection Number: A&M.2966
Overview A printed map drawn and published by A.T. McRae of the Quitman Guards, First Georgia Volunteer Regiment which was engraved and printed in Richmond, VA. The map shows buildings, physical features, and troop positions for the Battle of Greenbrier River, 3 October 1861. The letter accompanying the map is from Lt. Whiteford D. Russell to his wife in Augusta, GA. Russell who fought at this battle, refers to it and to this map in this letter dated 27Dec. 1861 in which he emphasizes the privations of...
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...
Collection Number: A&M.1653
Scope and Contents Miscellaneous papers collected by the Clarksburg Public Library, including Harrison County land papers of John Lang, 1782-1821; General Land Office Warrant of Thomas Cunningham, an 1812 veteran for 160 acres in Illinois; letter from Melville D. Long from Point Lookout prison, April 1865; letter to Mrs. John J. Davis, Clarksburg, telling of an unexpected invasion of Baltimore by the Rebels in July 1854; and farm diary, 1856-1861 of P.R. Page, Gloucester County, Virginia. This volumes gives...
Collection Number: A&M.2965
Overview An 82 page manuscript order and letter book (29 July 1861-13 February 1862, Virginia) of the Confederate States Army of the Northwest detailing with the operations of the Cheat or Valley Mountain campaign of 10-15 September 1861 and the "Romney Campaign" of 9 January-5 February 1862, both unsuccessful efforts to dislodge Federal forces from the upper Potomac region and the earliest confrontation between Rosecrans, Jackson and Lee. This letter book gives some idea of the indefinite chain of...
Collection Number: A&M.3366
Overview Research papers of Daisy Neptune documenting primarily Confederate soldiers and veterans from West Virginia. Includes muster roll transcripts (36th VA Infantry. Company A), troop roster transcripts (Wood County, WV soldiers; 20th VA Cavalry), biographies of soldiers, Confederate songs and poem, headstone and medal applications, etc. There are photographs and biographical letter of Confederate veteran Julius C. Frederick. Also includes minutes of the Parkersburg Chapter of the United Daughters...