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

Rufus Amis papers, 1848-1938.

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 Continue reading Rufus Amis papers, 1848-1938.

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

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