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Civil War -- letters

Subject Source: Local sources

Found in 26 Collections and/or Records:

A.N. Missimer, Soldier, Civil War Letter to Sister

Collection Number: A&M 2494

Letter from A.N. Missimer at Warrenton, Virginia, 3 Nov. 1863, to his sister, Miss Kate Missimer (Jersey Shore, Lycoming County, Pennsylvania) after the battle of Sulphur Springs, where a whole squadron of a regiment was captured. (Includes 3 pages on 1 folded leaf and 1 envelope.)

Dates: 1863 November 3

Charlotte Adams, Civil War Letter

Collection Number: A&M 2871

A letter from Charlotte Adams to Colonel Campbell, September 1, 1863, requesting Campbell to look after Adams' son, James Adams.

Dates: 1863

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

Columbus Shrewsbury, Soldier, Civil War Letters

Collection Number: A&M 3216
Overview The letters (and their transcripts or photocopies) of 2nd. Lt. Columbus Shrewsbury to his wife in Pt. Pleasant. Shrewsbury served during the Civil War in the Union Army with the West Virginia 4th Infantry, Company A. He participated in the Kanawha Valley and Vicksburg campaigns. The content of the letters contain his favorable impressions of the Union Army and its progress during the war and his concerns about his family's health and financial well being while he is serving in the army. Also...
Dates: 1861-1864

Edward M. Armstrong, Civil War Letter

Collection Number: A&M 2956

A letter by a Romney delegate to the Confederate Convention in Richmond, VA dated 24 June 1861. It tells of a near mishap he had while riding in his buggy.

Dates: 1861

Gamble Papers, Letters and Photographs

Collection Number: A&M 2474
Overview Correspondence, photographs and miscellaneous papers of the Gamble family, who settled in Hardy County during the eighteenth century. The collection contains letters written during the Civil War and reflect the experiences of Mortimer Gamble, Henry R. Gamble, Carr Gamble, Hamilton Gamble and Mary L. (Pratt) Gamble. Henry Gamble served in the 12th Virginia Regiment; Carr in the 62nd Virginia Regiment; and Hamilton in the 23rd Virginia Cavalry. Included in the collection is a reprint of a...
Dates: ca. 1774-1886

Goshorn Family Papers

Collection Number: A&M 2426
Overview This collection comprises the personal and business correspondence, as well as financial and legal papers of the Goshorn family of Wheeling, West Virginia, including papers from members of several allied families. Highlights include letters from William S. Goshorn during his Civil War imprisonment and letters from a Virginia legislator in the House of Delegates (1833). An addendum (2012/09) contains three ledgers of John Goshorn (1827-1874). See the Scope and Content Note for more...
Dates: 1827-1926

Harrison Hagans (1796-1867) Papers

Collection Number: A&M 0012
Overview Papers of the Hagans family of Preston County, West Virginia, including Harrison, Elisha, George M., Henry C., John Marshall, Zer Hagans, and others. There are letters, invoices, account books, advertisements, and other business records pertaining to family business enterprises including several general merchandise stores and outlets in western Pennsylvania and Maryland, and at Brandonville, Kingwood, Greenville, and Palatine, West Virginia. There are several postal records from Harrison...
Dates: 1810-1895

H.E. Matheny, Collector and Compiler, Civil War Correspondence and Other Material

Collection Number: A&M 1330
Scope and Contents Forty-nine letters of Ephraim W. Frost of Co J., 116th Reg, Ohio Vol Inf. Frost, who lived in Coolville, Ohio, near Parkersburg, was stationed at Moorefield, Martinsburg, near Romney, Winchester and Sleepy Creek in Morgan County, where his Reg. was guarding the B & O. The letters comment on fighting in the Shenandoah Valley in 1864 around Woodstock, mention of McNeill, Imboden, and Mosby, and contain much on camp life in the eastern panhandle area. Frost was wounded near Piedmont in May...
Dates: 1861-1865

H.E. Matheny, Collector and Compiler, Papers

Collection Number: A&M 1391
Scope and Contents Published and unpublished manuscripts on episodes in West Virginia history; civil war history; hunting; and police protection in industrial plants. Letter of Gen. T.M. Harris concerning organizing and outfitting of troops, 1861; copies of newspaper articles by Gen. Harris concerning "the Sabbath question", 1876; Letters (typescript copies) of Pvt. James Z. McCausland's Brigade, 1863-1864 (7 items), on the Battle of Droop Mountain: fight at Dublin, picket duty around Warm Springs, Virginia;...
Dates: Various Dates