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Harpers Ferry (W. Va.)

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 35 Collections and/or Records:

Barbara Howe, Compiler, Slides of Chesapeake and Ohio Canal

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Collection Number: A&M.4022
Overview Slide photographs (27 items) of the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal (C&O Canal) taken by Robert T. Howe. Slides show the canal at various locations, including Morgantown, West Virginia; Harpers Ferry, West Virginia; Wheeling, West Virginia; Georgetown, D.C.; Sharpsburg, Maryland; Williamsport, Maryland; Antietam, Maryland; Hancock, Maryland; and Great Falls, Virginia.

Civil War Letter Regarding Shenandoah Valley Diversionary Campaign

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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...

Civil War Soldier's Letter, Menu, and Campaign Ribbon

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Collection Number: A&M.0900
Overview A Civil War soldier's letter to his brother from Camp Hill, Harper's Ferry, (West) Virginia, 1863 February 28; a Christmas menu from Hill's Central Hotel, Parkersburg, West Virginia, ca. 1879; and a campaign ribbon from the West Virginia Democratic State Convention, Parkersburg, West Virginia 1892 July 27, the printing on the ribbon reads "Sweeney for State Supt. of Free Schools".

George K. Campbell, Civil War Journal

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Collection Number: A&M.3124
Overview Private journal of George K. Campbell of Athens County, Ohio, who served as an officer in Company B of the 116th. Ohio Volunteer Infantry during the Gettysburg campaign and the summer, fall, and winter of 1863, when he saw service in Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, and Pennsylvania. Campbell served detached duty as an escort officer for recruits and prisoners during the spring and summer of 1864 and visited New York, Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and Tennessee. He joined...

George N. Lynch Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.1340
Overview Deeds and other legal papers of a farmer from Jefferson County, West Virginia. The collection also includes several legal documents, 1874-1877, pertaining to Dr. Nicholas Marmion of Harpers Ferry.

George W. Koonce Family Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.0407
Overview Correspondence and business papers of the family of George Koonce of Harpers Ferry, Jefferson County. Koonce was a prominent Unionist during the Civil War, a representative at the 1861 Wheeling Convention, and later a member of the West Virginia State Senate. The correspondence spans 1854 to 1920 (the bulk of which is from the period 1870 to 1900) and principally includes personal letters to and from family members spread out from Baltimore to Galveston, Texas. The topics, for the most part,...

Harpers Ferry, Civil War Records

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Collection Number: A&M.1394
Overview Records of James W. Brady, provost marshal at Harpers Ferry, 1863-1865, and an order book of department headquarters at Harpers Ferry, 1863.

Harpers Ferry History

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Collection Number: A&M.0374
Overview A sketch of the town and its geographical setting, copied from a map owned by Mrs. E. Bruce Allen, Moorefield, West Virginia. Included are short notes on the history of the town, description of the rivers, public buildings, school, circulating library, tavern, religious denominations, and nationalities represented among its inhabitants.

Harpers Ferry, Listing of "Armorers at the U.S. Armory at Harper's Ferry"

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Collection Number: A&M.3925
Overview Photocopy of "Armorers at the U.S. Armory at Harper's Ferry", an alphabetical list of persons who worked at the armory between the years of 1796 and 1860 with summaries of information concerning each individual. Information includes names, birth and death dates, job titles, dates noted on payroll, money earned, and descriptions of work performed. Entries may also contain biographical information including places of birth and residence, education and training, and names and other information...

Harpers Ferry National Park, Papers

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Collection Number: A&M.2291
Overview Correspondence, staff minutes, trail notes, and other materials relating to the management of Harpers Ferry National Park. There is also a map of Harpers Ferry with historical information by the US National Park Service (published in 2010).