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United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Personal narratives

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Biographical Sketch of James Edward Hanger, Confederate States Army Veteran

Collection Number: A&M 4543
Scope and Contents Facsimile of a manuscript historical narrative regarding James Edward Hanger (1843-1919) by Clyde Cale, Jr. The narrative describes Hanger's injury and amputation, brief imprisonment as a Confederate prisoner-of-war, and his postwar life and inventions. Hanger was born in Churchville, Augusta County, Virginia. In early June 1861, he joined his brothers as a member of the Confederate Churchville Cavalry, and shortly after, he was injured by a Union cannonball early in the Battle of Philippi....
Dates: undated

Civil War Diary Transcriptions and Related Material of Captain George W. Johnson, 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry

Collection Number: A&M 4538
Scope and Contents Transcription of the Civil War diaries of Captain George Johnson of the 11th Ohio Volunteer Infantry. George Johnson was about 35 years old when he enlisted in the 11th Ohio Infantry in June 1861 and served in Companies A and K until late December 1863. The transcription was completed by his descendant, Robert K. Johnson, in 2011, and includes the transcription of seven diaries from mid-1861 through December 1863. His diaries include candid descriptions of camp life and...
Dates: 1861-1863; 2009-2011

"Personal Reminiscence of John Brown" by Edward White

Collection Number: A&M 4582
Scope and Contents

Handwritten personal account of John Brown's raid on Harpers Ferry, [West] Virginia in 1859, dictated by Edward White to his daughter Margaret White Longley. Edward White would later serve for the Confederate army and his viewpoints on enslavement and abolitionists are apparent in this account.

Dates: circa 1887

Roy Bird Cook (1886-1961), Collector, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1561
Overview Papers collected by Roy Bird Cook, a Lewis County native and Charleston pharmacist, who in his role as historian, researcher, and author, was a pioneering and effective advocate for the preservation of West Virginia history. This collection includes the papers he collected in connection with his research, including documentation of the Civil War in West Virginia, Stonewall Jackson and his family, and genealogy of North Central West Virginia, among other topics. Materials include letters and...
Dates: 1679-1984, undated; Majority of material found within 1840-1960

Watson and Haymond Families Papers

Collection Number: A&M 4222
Scope and Contents Papers of the Watson and Haymond families of Marion County, West Virginia. Includes a journal, family financial and legal materials, correspondence, genealogical research materials, publications, photographs, a painting, and other material. Includes significant material regarding the American Civil War, particularly in the diary of Virginia Haymond. Series include:Series 1. Journal of Virginia Haymond; 1859-1863, undated; box 1 and box 2, folders 1-2....
Dates: 1796-1963; Majority of material found within 1834-1963