Archive for the ‘Civil War’ Category

Benjamin Watkins Leigh Travel Diary, April 1861

July 24, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

George W. Robertson Papers, 1837-1908

June 15, 2012 Leave a comment

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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 Read more…

Wyche and Otey Family Papers, 1824-1936

February 6, 2012 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Grimes Family Papers, 1713-1947

December 2, 2011 Leave a comment

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 Read more…

Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator name: Confederate Sketches, circa 1861-1971
Collection number: 173-z
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Abstract: Speeches to Confederate veterans’ groups, recollections of North Carolina and Virginia Read more…

Edward Augustus Wild Papers, 1861-1864.

February 25, 2010 Leave a comment

Creator: Wild, Edward Augustus, 1825-1891.
Collection number: 4256-z
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Abstract: Edward Augustus Wild (1825-1891) of Brookline, Mass., was a federal officer with the 1st Massachusetts Infantry, 1861-1862; 35th Massachusetts Infantry, 1862-1863; and with the Read more…

Rufus Amis papers, 1848-1938.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Amis, Rufus, 1835-1903.
Collection number: 3158
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Abstract: Scattered family papers of Rufus Amis of Granville County, N.C., including letters, 1848-1850, to his first wife, Elizabeth (“Betty”) Ann Ragland (1836-1900), from her brother, Robert L. Ragland in Colbert and Barton, Miss.; letters concerning Amis’s illness and resignation from Read more…

Grace Brown Elmore papers, 1861-1872 (bulk 1864-1865).

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Elmore, Grace Brown, 1839-1912.
Collection number: 243
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Abstract: The collection includes an intermittent diary of Miss Elmore of Columbia, S.C., containing primarily personal and introspective entries except for a detailed account of life and Read more…

James Keen Munnerlyn letters, 1860-1867.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Munnerlyn, James Keen, 1840-1922.
Collection number: 2790-z
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Abstract: James Keen Munnerlyn was a native of Georgetown, S.C., who during the Civil War served in the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia. He first served in the Palmetto Guard, Read more…

Categories: 19th Century, Civil War, Labor

Slave bill of sale, 1839, ca. 1861-1865.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Parker, Weeks, fl. 1839.
Collection number: 842-z
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Abstract: Bill of sale, July 1839, documenting the purchase of a 17-year-old male mulatto slave by John W. Suttle from Weeks Parker in Philadelphia County, Pa. Attached to the bill of sale is a Read more…