Category Archives: Civil War

George Hairston papers, 1778-1919.

Creator: Hairston, George, 1822-1866.
Collection number: 4477
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Abstract: George Hairston, tobacco planter of Pittsylvania County, Va.; his wife Anne Elizabeth Hairston George (1834-1925), who, after Hairston’s death, married Forney George; the Hairston’s son Samuel (1865-1933); and George’s first cousin Louisa H. Continue reading George Hairston papers, 1778-1919.

Hayes collection, 1694-1874.

Creator: Hayes Plantation (Edenton, N.C.).
Collection number: 324
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Abstract: Johnston family of Edenton, N.C., including Gabriel Johnston (1699-1752), colonial governor; his brother, Samuel Johnston, Sr., merchant; Samuel Johnston, Jr. (1733-1816), Continue reading Hayes collection, 1694-1874.

Herbert E. Valentine papers, 1861-1864.

Creator: Valentine, Herbert E. (Herbert Eugene), b. 1841.
Collection number: 4397
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Abstract: Herbert Eugene Valentine (1841-1917) was a private in Company F of the 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers, who served in the United States Army between 1861 and 1864 in Continue reading Herbert E. Valentine papers, 1861-1864.

Gale and Polk family papers, 1815-1895 (bulk 1815-1865).

Creator: Gale and Polk family.
Collection number: 266
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Abstract: Gale and Polk families of Louisiana, Mississippi, and Tennessee. Chiefly personal correspondence of members of the related Gale and Polk families. Included are ante-bellum Continue reading Gale and Polk family papers, 1815-1895 (bulk 1815-1865).

J. Smith DuShane letters, 1860-1862.

Creator: DuShane, J. Smith, 1838-1922.
Collection number: 5198-z
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Abstract: Schoolteacher, lawyer, and Union Army soldier J. Smith DuShane was born in New Castle, Lawrence County, Pa. DuShane enlisted on 31 August 1861 as a sergeant in Company K of the 100th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment. Most of his war Continue reading J. Smith DuShane letters, 1860-1862.

William Starr Basinger papers, 1835-1932.

Creator: Basinger, William Starr, 1827-1910.
Collection number: 1266
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Abstract: Savannah, Ga., lawyer, Confederate officer, state legislator, and president of the North Georgia Agricultural College at Dahlonega, 1885- 1894. Chiefly letters from William Starr Basinger written during the Civil War while he was a major, 18th Continue reading William Starr Basinger papers, 1835-1932.

D. Garver letters, 1861-1865.

Creator: Garver, D. (Daniel), 1830-1865.
Collection number: 3770
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Abstract: Letters to his family from Garver, a federal soldier with the 9th Iowa Regiment in Missouri and Arkansas, 1861-1862, as a patient in Lawson Hospital, St. Louis, Mo., 1863, and in Alabama, 1864-1865. The letters concern Continue reading D. Garver letters, 1861-1865.

Arnold and Screven family papers, 1762-1903 (bulk 1818-1900).

Creator: Arnold and Screven family.
Collection number: 3419
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Abstract: Arnold family of Providence, R.I., and Bryan County, Ga., and Screven family of Savannah, Ga., whose members included Richard James Arnold (1796-1873), husband of Louisa Carolina Gindrat and native of Providence, R.I., who owned Continue reading Arnold and Screven family papers, 1762-1903 (bulk 1818-1900).