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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…

Lillie Vause Archbell papers, 1900-1923.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Archbell, Lillie Vause, 1854?-1946.
Collection number: 1122
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Abstract: Papers written, compiled, and collected by Archbell, United Daughters of the Confederacy leader, concerning the Civil War on the North Carolina coast, including historical articles, reminiscences dictated to Archbell, miscellaneous notes, words to Confederate songs, and Read more…

Robert Stuart Finley papers, 1862-1867; 1911.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Finley, Robert Stuart, 1838-1868.
Collection number: 3685
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Abstract: Primarily Civil War letters from Robert Stuart Finley to his fiancee, Mary A. Cabeen, and miscellaneous military and other papers. Finley was a member of the 30th Illinois Infantry, serving in Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, Louisiana, and Read more…

Charles Stevens Powell Reminiscences, 1917.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Powell, Charles Stevens, 1843-1918.
Collection number: 610-z
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Abstract: Recollections, written ca. 1917, of aspects of Powell’s Confederate service. “Reminiscences of the first eight months of the war, 1861-2″ recounts experiences with the Read more…

Julius Frederic Ramsdell papers, 1864-1869; 1910-1911.

October 12, 2009 Leave a comment

Creator: Ramsdell, Julius Frederic, 1845-1910.
Collection number: 4403
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Abstract: A diary, letters, and other material of Julius Frederic Ramsdell, member of the 39th Massachusetts Regiment, from Woburn, Mass. Letters from Ramsdell to members of his family and Read more…