Category Archives: Civil War

Benjamin Watkins Leigh Travel Diary, April 1861

Creator: Leigh, Benjamin Watkins, 1831-1863.
Collection number: 5515-z
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Abstract: Benjamin Watkins Leigh was born in 1831 in Richmond, Va. Leigh practiced law until he enlisted as a captain in the Confederate army on 21 May 1861, receiving a commission in the 1st Batallion, Virginia Infantry Regiment. By June 1863, he had been Continue reading Benjamin Watkins Leigh Travel Diary, April 1861

George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

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Collection number: 5516
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Abstract: George W. Robertson (fl. 1807-1855) of Caswell County, N.C., was a physician who also operated a tobacco warehouse and bought and sold slaves. He married Sarah Allen (1803-1871) and together they had eight children, including Willie P.M. Robertson, who Continue reading George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Creator: Wyche family. Otey family
Collection number: 1608
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Abstract: The Otey family of Meridianville, Ala., and Yazoo County, Miss., included William Madison Otey (1818-1865), merchant and cotton planter; his wife, Octavia Wyche Otey (fl. 1841-1891); and their children, Imogene Otey Fields, Mollie Otey Hampton; William Walter Otey; Lucille Otey Continue reading Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

Creator: Grimes family.
Collection number: 3357
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Abstract: In 1815, Bryan Grimes (1793-1860) of Pitt County, N.C., married Nancy Grist. Three of their children reached maturity: Susan, William (1823-1884), and Bryan Grimes Jr. (1828-1880). The elder Grimes gave his two sons plantations along the Tar River. The brothers prospered Continue reading Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

Creator: Crowder, John H., 1846-1863.
Collection number: 5276-z
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Abstract: John H. Crowder, a 16-year-old African American lieutenant who fought in the United States Army during the Civil War, was born in 1846 in Louisville, Ky., to free parents. After being abandoned by her husband, Crowder’s mother, Martha Continue reading John H. Crowder papers, 1862-1873.

George W. Bowen diary, 1863-1881.

Creator: Bowen, George W.
Collection number: 4839-z
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Abstract: George W. Bowen, musical director and later drum major of the Drum Corps, 1st North Carolina Heavy Artillery (African Descent), United States Army, during the Civil War. The volume was printed as a diary for 1864, with three days per Continue reading George W. Bowen diary, 1863-1881.

Hubard family papers, 1741-1907.

Creator: Hubard family.
Collection number: 360
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Abstract: The collection includes business and personal papers of Edmund Wilcox Hubard (1806-1878), planter, militia officer, state legislator, and U.S. Representative from Virginia, and of Continue reading Hubard family papers, 1741-1907.

New Bern occupation papers, 1862-1864.

Creator: New Bern occupation papers, 1862-1864 [manuscript].
Collection number: 1993
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers related to the Union occupation of New Bern, N.C., during the Civil War, including the muster roll of Co. B, 1st North Carolina Infantry (Colored), U.S.A.; scattered letters from Union soldiers at Camp Continue reading New Bern occupation papers, 1862-1864.