Election of 1864.
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 4 Collections and/or Records:
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.4163
Overview Poll book from the October 1864 election used to record the votes of Union soldiers currently in military service. This poll book was used by Company I, 84th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, stationed at Fort Bross near Petersburg, Virginia. The name of a "Captain Ross" belonging to this unit is written on the front cover of the poll book; this is likely John R. Ross.
Collection Number: A&M.1814
Overview Clippings, letters, broadsides, and articles written or collected by E.E. Meredith, author of the newspaper column, "Do You Remember," which appeared in the Fairmont TIMES-WEST VIRGINIAN. There are: copies of theatre programs, 1917-1919; electoral tickets, 1860, 1864; a proclamation by George B. McClellan, commanding the Department of the Ohio, 1861; and an open letter, "Monongahela River Bridge Underwriting Syndicate Managers," concerning the construction of the million-dollar bridge in...
Collection Number: A&M.3145
Overview The collection is highlighted by the Civil War papers of William K. Smith of Tyler Co. Militia rosters, wartime letters, a military pass, commendation, and pension claim are among the papers. Smith, of the West Virginia 14th. Infantry, Company F, died in a Confederate prison hospital in 1865, and other papers in the collection belonged to his widow, Christena. Family letters, financial papers, and home remedies are included.