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Henry L. Benning, papers, 1818-1897 (bulk 1862-1863).

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Creator: Benning, Henry L. (Henry Lewis), 1814-1875.
Collection number: 2225
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Abstract: Confederate Army officer, having served as colonel with the 17th Georgia Volunteers and after as brigadier general of the 15th, 20th, and 2nd Georgia regiments (Toombs’ Brigade), 1st Division, Army of Northern Virginia. Primarily military Read more…

George Loyall Gordon papers, 1852-1900.

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Creator: Gordon, George Loyall, 1829-1862.
Collection number: 3931
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Abstract: Family correspondence of Gordon, lawyer and planter of Alexandria and Louisa County, Va., and correspondence, 1874-1900, and a commonplace book, 1888-1889, of his daughter, Mary Long Gordon (1861-1895). About one- third of the Read more…

Bedford County (Va.) slave records, 1863.

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Creator: Bedford County (Va.) Slave Records.
Collection number: 5349-z
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Abstract: During the Civil War, many Confederate states, including Virginia, required slaveholders to contribute slaves to serve in the Confederate Army. The collection consists of three 1863 documents relating to Bedford County, Va., slaveholders Read more…

David Schenck papers, 1849-1917.

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Creator: Schenck, David, 1835-1902.
Collection number: 652
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Abstract: Lawyer of Lincoln and Greensboro, N.C., Superior Court Judge of the Ninth Judicial District of North Carolina, 1874-1882, general counsel of the Richmond and Danville Railroad, and Read more…

Alexander Donelson Coffee papers, 1817-1901 (bulk 1844-1848).

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Creator: Coffee, Alexander Donelson, 1821 or 2-1901.
Collection number: 2813
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Abstract: Papers of A. D. Coffee, planter of Florence, Ala. The collection consists largely of letters, 1844-1848, exchanged between Coffee and his wife, Anne, written while he was on Read more…

14th Colored Infantry Regiment, United States Army, sutler's ledger, 1864-1866.

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Creator: United States Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 14th (1863-1866).
Collection number: 4823-z
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Abstract: The 14th Infantry Regiment of United States Colored Troops was organized at Gallatin, Tenn., in 1863. The regiment marched to the relief of Dalton, Ga.; was at the siege of Decatur, Ala.; fought in the battle of Nashville; and served at Read more…

Hentz family papers, 1782-1932.

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Creator: Hentz family.
Collection number: 332
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Abstract: Prominent members of the Hentz family included French revolutionary Nicholas Arnould Hentz (1756-1832); his sons Nicholas Richard Hentz (1786-1850), an officer in the French Imperial Army; and Nicholas Marcellus Hentz (1797-1856), a prominent entomologist; Read more…

Edward Wasmuth diary, 1865.

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Creator: Wasmuth, Edward, fl. 1865.
Collection number: 3571-z
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Abstract: Diary, 4 April-19 May 1865, of the Rev. Edward Wasmuth, an Illinois Methodist minister who worked as an agent of the U.S. Christian Commission among soldiers and black and Read more…

James Allen and Charles B. Allen papers, 1788-1869 (bulk 1856-1869).

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Creator: Allen, James, fl. 1856-1866.
Collection number: 1697
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Abstract: James Allen was a planter of Warren County, Miss. Charles B. Allen was his son. Personal, family, and business correspondence of James Allen and Charles B. Allen, including European correspondence in the 1850s Read more…

Habersham Elliott papers, 1820-1898 (bulk 1840-1898).

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Creator: Elliott, Habersham.
Collection number: 2510
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Abstract: Chiefly letters from John Barnwell Elliott (1841-1921) while a Confederate soldier on the South Carolina and Georgia coasts, in Charleston, in Paris after the Civil War, and as a Read more…