Archive for the ‘Civil War’ Category

Benjamin Watkins Leigh Travel Diary, April 1861

July 24, 2012 Comments off

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 Comments off

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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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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 Comments off

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…

John Houston Bills papers, 1843-1871.

October 12, 2009 1 comment

Creator: Bills, John Houston, 1800-1871.
Collection number: 2245
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Abstract: John Houston Bills was a Tennessee planter who was active in the Democratic Party, the Freemasons, a temperance society, and was a friend of President James K. Polk (1795-1849). The collection includse a diary of Bills, 1843-1871, and a few Read more…

Duff Green papers, 1789-1968.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Green, Duff, 1791-1875.
Collection number: 993
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Abstract: Duff Green was a journalist, politician, and industrial promoter. The collection chiefly consists of correspondence, business records, and writings of Duff Green and of his son, Benjamin Edwards Green (1822-1907), businessman and diplomat. Read more…

Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous) papers, 1860-1890.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Civil War (Federal, Miscellaneous).
Collection number: 150-z
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Abstract: Miscellaneous papers relating to United States forces during and immediately after the Civil War, including United States naval orders and correspondence, 1863-1865; muster rolls and pay rolls, 1864; a United States Bureau of Information Read more…

Skinner family papers, 1705-1900.

October 12, 2009 Comments off

Creator: Skinner family.
Collection number: 669
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Abstract: Family members included Maria Lowther Skinner (1786-1824), her husband, Joseph Blount Skinner (1781-1851), and their children–Tristrim Lowther Skinner (1820-1862) and Read more…