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Civil War - West Virginia.

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Found in 25 Collections and/or Records:

Boyd Stutler, Compiler, Photographs regarding the Civil War in West Virginia

Collection Number: A&M 3250

Fifty-eight 3 in. x 5 in. to 5 in. x 7 in. black and white photographs of West Virginia in the Civil War (including portraits, landscapes, etc.) used for illustrating a series of articles authored by Boyd Stutler regarding West Virginia in the Civil War. (Articles are in Pamphlet Collection No. 6610.)

Dates: 1959-1962

Civil War Bounty Tax, Collection Document

Collection Number: A&M 4005

Document recording taxes collected in Monongalia County, West Virginia as "bounty money", beginning 1 February 1864. The document records the names of collectors, the townships they worked in, and the amount collected. The reverse of the document also records money borrowed from banks and interest owed. "Bounty money" was a payment in cash given to soldiers after they volunteered for military service.

Dates: 1864-1866

Clement Smith, Civil War Letter to General Scammon

Collection Number: A&M 3780
Overview Letter by Clement Smith of Peytona, Boone County, West Virginia, a civilian, to Eliakim P. Scammon, Union General, dated 29 October 1863. Smith requests that General Scammon endorse his claim for several boats taken by Union troops in 1862. Smith writes about General William S. Rosecrans and the negative opinions of him held by the public and the press after the Battle of Chickamauga. Smith also observes that Scammon has been accused of secessionist sympathies on account of building plank...
Dates: 1863

Dennis W. Brandt, Compiler, 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Records

Collection Number: A&M 3552
Overview Civil War records of the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry documenting the western Virginia campaign of 1862, including copies of originals and transcripts. Correspondence includes facsimiles of original letters written by Josiah Diehl, William Hartman (Company H), Joseph Helker (Company K), Thomas Crowl/Crowel (Company H), Charles E. Skelly, Jack Skelly, Jacob Diehl, John Warner, Johnston Skelly, Peter Warren (Company F), and James W. Latimer. There are also 17 transcripts of letters to...
Dates: 1862-1863

Draft of Telegram by Major General George B. McClellan from Clarksburg to General Morris

Collection Number: A&M 1841

Draft of a telegram sent by Major General George B. McClelland from Clarksburg to General Morris on 30 June 1861, via the Baltimore & Ohio R. R. Telegraph. Part of the message appears to be in code.

Dates: 1861

Festus P. Summers (1895-1971), Historian, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2208
Overview Correspondence, speeches, manuscripts, research notes, and other papers of a historian who served on the faculty of West Virginia University from 1932 to 1965 and as chairman of the history department from 1946 to 1962. Included are: his official as well as personal correspondence; notes for speeches; research notes, rough drafts and proofs for his published works on William L. Wilson and Johnson Newlon Camden; exams, outlines, and notes for classes he taught; material relating to the...
Dates: 1843-1971

Frances Lightburn Cressman, Author, "A Great Civil War Has Come Upon Us"

Collection Number: A&M 4088
Overview Civil War history book titled "A Great Civil War Has Come Upon Us - The Lives and Times of Union Brig. Gen./Reverend Joseph A.J. Lightburn and His Friend, Confederate Lieut. Gen. Thomas J. 'Stonewall' Jackson: A Two-Volume Presentation in Observance of the Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War". The book contains a biography of General Joseph A.J. Lightburn; a biography of "Stonewall" Jackson; accounts of major battles and campaigns in the Civil War; and an account of the formation of...
Dates: 2015

Francis H. Pierpont, Civil War Correspondence

Collection Number: A&M 2968

A letter from Peter G. Van Winkle (8 Nov. 1862) and another letter from Colonel T.M. Harris (4 Sept. 1862) to Francis H. Pierpont, Governor of Restored Virginia. Van Winkle's letter speaks of the poor prospects of the proposed new state's survival, particularly the guerrilla threat south of the Little Kanawha River. Colonel Harris conveys from a wounded Confederate officer a warning that General Loring is planning an offensive into western Virginia.

Dates: 1862

Howard Sutherland, Senator, Pension Records for Civil War Veterans and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 3769

Papers of U.S. Senator Howard Sutherland of West Virginia regarding the military pensions of Civil War veterans James Forsyth Harrison and Joseph E. Inscoe, and Spanish-American War veteran Thomas Ingram. Collection includes correspondence between Senator Sutherland, pensioners, and others. Includes typed copies of letters, House and Senate bills, petitions, pension claims, and other material.

Dates: ca. 1913-1921

James M. Chidester Civil War Diary

Collection Number: A&M 2707
Overview Diary kept by Corporal James M. Chidester, Co. A, 3rd Regiment, Virginia Volunteer Infantry, during his service in the Civil War, 1861-1864. Contains day by day accounts of the marches and battles in which he participated, descriptions of camp life and general conditions for Union soldiers. His company was active throughout West Virginia, Western Maryland and the Northern Virginia and District Columbia area. He participated in battles at Romney, Cedar Mountain, Manassas Junction, Janelew,...
Dates: 1861-1864, 1890