Mexican War, 1846-1848
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 10 Collections and/or Records:
Collection Number: A&M.1297
Overview Histories of the 201st National Guard Regiment. This regiment dates back to colonial times, beginning as Captain Morgan Morgan's company of militia, and has served with merit in nearly every war in which the United States has engaged. Specific details of this unit's deployment are included in an index.
Collection Number: A&M.1058
Scope and Contents These papers contain some correspondence of General John R. Kenly concerning his Civil War career and his book on the War with Mexico and includes a copy of a letter from General Burnside. There are also two newspaper articles, one on the Baltimore fire of 1904 and the other on the USS Constitution.
Collection Number: A&M.2354
Overview Correspondence, photographs, post cards, newspapers, pamphlets (regarding typical antebellum and postbellum topics such as slavery, states rights, etc.), official records including the 1793 marriage license for Lund Washington (George Washington's cousin) and Susanna Grayson, a 1732 shipping order for items, including gold and silver, to be transported from Delaware to London, a 1837 document authorizing payment of a navy pension to the children of Lt. John Packette, and memorabilia of a...
Collection Number: A&M.3079
Overview The Mexican War letters of Captain George W. Clutter of the Monongalia "Mountain Boys" attached to the U.S. 13th Regiment, Company B. The letters contain information about recruitment and deployment of his unit. He describes in detail the land and customs of Mexico, particularly the territory between Vera Cruz and Mexico City. His expressed opinions are indicative of expansionist attitudes then prevalent among Americans.
Collection Number: A&M.2600
Overview Papers of James ("Jim") Franklin Comstock of Richwood, West Virginia, whose position as editor of the West Virginia Hillbilly and avocation as collector and advocate of all things West Virginia led to the preservation of much of the state's physical, visual, and textual history. The collection includes materials Comstock collected about West Virginia history as well as his own personal and professional papers. Materials include: general series of...
Dates: 1650-1671, 1717-2003, undated; Majority of material found within ca. 1850-1995
Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers Regarding General Joseph A.J. Lightburn and Other Material
Collection Number: A&M.1379
Overview Materials collected by Roy Bird Cook regarding General Joseph Andrew Jackson Lightburn. Includes letters sent to Dr. Bird regarding General Lightburn and the Lightburn family, newspaper clippings regarding Lightburn and the Civil War in West Virginia, two maps, a pamphlet, and other material. See the "Historical Note" for further information about General Lightburn.
Dates: 1774-1960; Majority of material found within 1939-1960
Collection Number: A&M.3496
Overview Digital and microfilm copies of papers of the Terrill family of Hot Springs, Bath County, Virginia, a family divided by conflicting sympathies during the American Civil War; and papers of the Porterfield family, featuring primarily those of George A. Porterfield, who married Emily Cordelia Terrill, and who commanded a Confederate force that was defeated at Philippi in western Virginia on June 3, 1861 in what became known as the "Philippi Races." There is an addendum of original copies of five...
Dates: 1716-1994; Majority of material found in 1840-1920
Collection Number: A&M.0171
Scope and Contents Papers of a Morgantown attorney, genealogist, and antiquarian. There are several series of office files relating to Dille's law practice, and extensive correspondence regarding his historical and genealogical studies. Families for which there are genealogical compilations include Dille, Ray, Stewart, McFarland, Tennant, David Evans, and John Evans. Monongalia County birth and death records; cemetery readings; copies of wills and indexes of will books; names in real estate and appraisement...
Collection Number: A&M.0357
Scope and Contents Gift of the brothers and sisters of Thomas Ray Dille, lawyer, historian, and genealogist of Morgantown W.Va. This collection contains the family histories of the Dille, David Evans, and John Evans families, as well as the Ray, Stewart, McFarland, and Tennant families. Materials include five loose leaf volumes of cemetery records of Monongalia County; family records of Monongalia County, and family Bible records. Additional materials about the Forks of Cheat Baptist Church,...
Dates: ca. 1774-1939
Collection Number: A&M.3137
Overview West Virginia Adjutant General burial and cemetery records including cemetery maps. The records consists of forms containing name; residence at death (city, county, state); cemetery name and location including town and county; date of burial; type of grave marker; information on grave marker including additional identification; date and place of birth; date, place, and cause of death; next of kin and their address; dates enlisted and discharged; serial number; rank; race; service branch; war of...