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Adams (John Q.) Letters, 1862 (M 48)
letters about camp life, 13 items.
Ainsworth (Garrett Smith) Papers, 1860-1863 (M 194)
Diaries, correspondence, miscellaneous items documenting Smith's service in
Co. A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, .25 cu.ft.
Bailey (Nelson H.) Letters, 1862 (M 75)
Diaries, correspondence, miscellaneous items documenting Smith's service in
Co. A, 15th Illinois Volunteer Regiment, .25 cu.ft.
Beauregard (Pierre Gustave Toutant) Papers, 1862-1863 (M
Documents written by and at the command of General Beauregard in Charleston,
South Carolina, 2 items.
Beauvoir: Memorial to the Lost Cause, 1991
Script and tapes of program produced by Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College,
Belcher (Granville W. and Mary Caroline) Letters, 1862-1864
Correspondence between Confederate soldier Belcher and his family, .25 cu.ft.
Bennett (Stewart L.) Civil War Collection, 1862-1890s
Research collection about Union solider Charles Dana Miller, including the diary
of Union Captain R.S. Chamberlain.20 cu.ft.
Boggs (William Robertson) Letter, 1863 (M 232)
Letter from Brigadier General Boggs in Shreveport, Louisiana, to Commander at
Vicksburg requesting free passage for Catlett family, 1 item.
Booth (W.T.) Collection, 1840-1913
Booklet entitled W.T. Booth of Jasper County, Mississippi: His Life and Times,
1840-1913 written by Booth's great grandson Glover Robert and emphasizing
his Civil War experiences, 1 item.
Breckinridge (John Cabell) Dispatch, 1862 (M 73)
Dispatch sent to Col. H.P. Brewster in Corinth, Mississippi regarding Union
troop movements shortly before battle at Shiloh, Tennessee, 1 item.
Burwell (Andrew and Mary E.) Letters, 1864-1865 (M 100)
Correspondence between Union soldier in Virginia and his wife in Wisconsin,
Bynum (Victoria E.) Papers, 1992-2000
Research materials used by historian in her book The Free State of Jones,
Camp (David A.) Letters, 1862-1863 (M 70)
Letters of Camp to his wife plus history of Lumberton, Mississippi, 8 items.
Carroll (Joseph Charles) Autograph Book, 1841-1920 (M 200)
Autographs of Civil War generals, U.S. Presidents, Cabinet members, Senators,
Ambassadors. Photocopy available for use. 1 vol.
Carter (William Hodding) The Angry Scar Manuscript,
1959 (M 5)
Typescript of book dealing with Reconstruction, .45 cu.ft.
Chambers (William Pitt) Diary, 1862-1865 (M 214)
Memoir of Chambers' service in 46th Mississippi Infantry, 1 folder.
Chatham (W.L.) Letter, 1864 (M 78)
Letter from Confederate soldier guarding Bull's Gap, Jefferson County, Tennesse,
Civil War Band Instruments Research Collection, 1862-1865
Photographs of bands, bandsmen, and instruments, with supporting information,
Civil War Centennial Collection, 1960-1965
Newspapers, brochures, calendar of events, newspaper clippings, favors and invitations
to festivities, .50 cu.ft.
War History Collection, ca. 1862-1966
An eclectic group of materials pertaining almost exclusively to the American
Civil War, .25 cu. ft.
War Stationery, 1860s
Illustrated songs on note paper, 4 items.
Riflemen, Company "C", First Regiment, 1900 (M
Letter from members of Company "C" to Anna Banks regarding "Decoration Day" in
honor of Confederate dead, 1 item.
Confederate States of America, Army, Board of Survey, Ruggles
Command, Proceedings, 1864 (M 236)
Regarding the value of Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles' horse, 1 item.
Confederate States of America, Army, Field Report of the
Second Brigade, 1862 (M 234)
List of men present for duty, August 3, 1862 near Comite River northeast of
Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1 item.
Confederate States of America, Customs Form, 1861 (M 33)
Merchandise shipped to various towns along the Mississippi Central Railroad,
Confederate States of America, Medical Records, 1861-1865
Two journals and printed booklet relating to Confederate medical activities,
Confederate States of America, Port of Holly Springs, Miss.,
1861 (M 56)
Customs form recording shipment of whiskey to Holly Springs, 1 item.
Cooper-Chapman-Thompson Letters, 1853-1893 (M 302)
Letters from military camp sites, family letters, and deeds of land in Newton
County, Mississippi, 11 items.
Culpepper (John Wesley) Journal, 1861 (M 264)
Kept by Confederate soldier in Army of Northern Virginia, 3 folders.
Craven (P.H.) Letters, 1859-1865
Photocopies and transcripts of 18 letters written by a soldier in the 19th Virginia
Regiment, Army of Northern Virginia to his mother, 1 booklet.
Dabney (Thomas Gregory) Collection, 1892-1965 (M 7)
Materials relating to his service in the Confederate Army and his work as chief
engineer of the Yazoo-Mississippi Delta Levee District, .25 cu.ft.
Davis (Captain William Van) Diary, 1864-1909 (M 280)
Civil War diary of soldier in Company "D" of the 13th Mississippi Infantry,
Davis (Jefferson) Letters, 1853-1880 (M 43)
Letters written by Davis in response to inquiries, 2 items.
Dawes (Rufus R.) Letters, 1893 (M 30)
Letters from Union Brigadier General Dawes concerning the Battle of Gettysburg,
Dickson (Hugh Carroll) Civil War Letters, 1861-1864 (M 256)
Photocopies and transcripts of 8 letters written by a soldier in Company "C" of
the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Army of Northern Virginia, 1 folder.
Duncan (John) Letter, 1863 (M 151)
Letter to Confederate Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles concerning safe passage
of two women, 1 item.
Edwards (James M.) Collection
Photographs, certificates, and plaques awarded to Civil War collector, 11.8
Ellzey (Wesley James) Papers, 1864-1887
Documents and a ledger pertaining to Wesley James Ellzey, a school teacher in Pike County, Mississippi, 6 items.
Ewing (Hugh Boyle) Letter, 1863 (M 105)
Letter to his wife from Union Brigadier General Boyle in camp near Jackson,
Mississippi, 1 item.
Featherston (Winfield Scott) Letter, 1850 (M 41)
Letter from Mississippi Congressman regarding appointment of a cadet, 1 item.
Ferguson (Samuel W.) Letter, 1893
Letter requesting autograph of Confederate General Ferguson, 1 item.
Foote (Henry Stuart) Letter and Autograph, 1853 (M 69)
U.S. Senator and Governor of Mississippi regarding his efforts to reconcile
Lynn Boyd and Henry Clay, 2 items.
Foote (Shelby) Proof of Red River to Appomattox,
1974 (M 115)
First proof of the first volume of his The Civil War: A Narrative, .40
Garner (George G) / Ruggles (Daniel) Message, 1862 (M 61)
From Assistant Adjutant-General Garner of General Bragg's Second Corps in Jackson
to Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles at Corinth, Mississippi, 1 item.
Gary (Martin Witherspoon) Papers, 1864 (M 238)
Letters from Confederate President Jefferson Davis and Secretary of War Seddon
recommending Gary's appointment as Brigadier General, 2 items.
Gholson (Samuel Jackson) Letter, 1863 (M 176)
Letter from Gholson to Brigadier General Daniel Ruggles recommending candidate
for command of troops in First Military District, 1 item.
Godman (Harry R.) Letters, 1863-1873 (M 112)
Letters to Godman in Terry, Mississippi regarding Civil War and Reconstruction,
Gore Civil War History Collection, 1861-1890's (M 20)
History of Confederate Company "D", 15th Mississippi Infantry. .25 cu.ft.
Greer (Alexander and Joseph Thomas) Papers, 1862-1877 (M
Service records and family documents of two Union soldiers from Pennsylvania,
Gregg (Maxcy) Requisition, 1861 (M 233)
Requisition for ammunition sent by Col. Gregg of South Carolina Volunteers,
Harris (Merry B.) Papers, 1860-1862 (M 210)
Letters, other by Mississippi attorney and officer of the Confederate Pettus
Company of Volunteers, 12th Mississippi Infantry, 7 items.
Harrison (George Paul) Letter, 1897 (M 241)
Letter from U.S. Congressman Harrison to ex-Confederate Brigadier General James
H. Lane, 1 item.
Harwell (J.D.) Letters, 1923 (M 71)
Letters from Harwell regarding his Civil War experiences in the 20th Alabama
Infantry, 3 items.
Hollandsworth (James G.) Civil War Collection, 1994-1999
Typescript of article "What a Hell of a Place to Send 2000 Men 3000 Miles: Union
Soldiers on Ship Island During the Civil War" and edited manuscript, etc. of
the book The Louisiana Native Guards by USM Associate Provost and historian,
Hollensed (John Wesley) Letters, 1860-1864 (M 34)
Correspondence between Confederate soldier in Company "C" of the 21st Mississippi
Infantry and his family, .25 cu.ft.
Jackson (Alexander Melvorne) Papers, 1846-1892 (M 16)
Correspondence and records relating to the Jackson family, Mississippi politics,
the Mexican War, the New Mexico Territory, the Arizona campaign with the Sibley
Brigade during the Civil War, and Texas politics preserved by Jackson, secretary
of the New Mexico Territory, Adjutant General of the Sibley Brigade, and court
reporter of the Texas Court of Appeals, 1.10 cu.ft.
Jefferson Davis Soldiers' Home Records, 1920-1954 (M 6)
Payroll and budget records, board of directors minutes, correspondence, inmate
files of the Confederate Soldiers' Home located at Jefferson Davis' home 'Beauvoir'
in Biloxi, Mississippi, 2.7 cu.ft.
Johnston (Albert Sidney) Letter, 1849 (M 221)
Letter from Johnston to General R. Jones regarding Johnston's appointment as
paymaster in U.S. Army, 1 item.
Lee (Robert E.) General Order No. 14, 1864 (M 235)
Order written by General Lee to General Jubal Anderson Early, 1 item.
Letcher (John) Proclamation, 1860 (M 219)
Virginia Governor Letcher's announcement of appointment of Joseph C. Lawrence
as New York State Commissioner for Virginia, 1 item.
Lewis (John South) Civil
A twenty-four page typescript of a diary kept by Captain John South "Bud" Lewis
during the American Civil War from February 9 - June 8, 1864. Captain Lewis
served with the 16th Mississippi Infantry, Co. K (Wilkinson Rifles). As
the diary begins, the author is apparently returning to the army after a furlough,
but most of the events recorded therein take place in Virginia, and among the
places mentioned are Clark's Mountain, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Spotsylvania
and Cold Harbor. The battles at Spotsylvania (May 1864) and Cold Harbor (June
1864) are covered in some detail.
Lewis (Levi) Letters, 1861-1863 (M 212)
Materials of a Union soldier from Pennsylvania, 50 items.
Locke (Andrew J.) Letter, 1862 (M 57)
Letter from Marshall Locke to Jemmie A. Daesum(?) telling her she is free to
leave Grenada, Mississippi, having been paroled, 1 item.
Loomis (John Mason) Letter, 1863 (M 107)
Letter from Loomis, commanding the 26th Illinois Infantry, reporting activities
and casualaties in Warren and Hinds Counties, Mississippi, 1 item.
Lovell (Mansfield) Letters, 1861-1863 (M 58)
Letters to family members from Confederate Major General Lovell, 2 items.
Lowrey (Mark Perrin) Autobiographical Essay, 1867 (M 49)
Written by Confederate Brigadier General Lowrey, 1 item.
McCollum (Duncan) Diary, 1864-1865 (M 295)
Diary of Confederate Captain of Company "A" in the 4th Mississippi Cavalry,
North (Ralph) Letter, 1883 (M 52)
Letter from North to Sergeant Prentiss Nutt regarding reparations for Federal
seizure in 1863 of Nutts' coal boats, part of the Nutts family claims for damages
to Longwood Plantation, 1 item.
Parker (John) Collection, 1864 (M 223)
Autograph book of 309 officers imprisoned at Johnson Island Military Prison
near Sandusky, Ohio, 1 folder.
Patrick (Andrew J.) Letter, 1862 (M 106)
Letter from a Confederate soldier near Holly Spring, Mississipi to his family,
Pittman (Richard B.) Letters, 1860-1864 (M 251)
Family correspondence of Confederate soldier in Company "F" "Marion's Men," .25
Pitts (Jack E.) Account of Stuart's Raid, 1890's (M 279)
Account of a raid near Tunstall's Station, Virginia, 1 folder.
"Political Correspondence" (Lowndes
Co., Miss.) Broadside, 1860 (M 81)
Anti-secession broadside printed in Lowndes County, Mississippi, 1 item.
Prescott (Thomas C.) Letter, 1864 (M 76)
Letter from Union officer of troops occupying Natchez, Mississippi, 1 item.
Quantrill (William Clarke) Research Collection, 1858-1964
Research collection about leader of Quantrill's Raiders in Missouri, .66 cu.ft.
Rankin (Thomas J.) Letters, 1861-1862 (M 50)
Letters from Confederate soldier with the 7th Mississippi Infantry to his wife,
(John Leroy "Lee") Papers, 1861-1882 (M 301)
Letters from a Conderate soldier with the Mississippi Volunteers, 27 items.
Shaw (Milton W.) Letter, 1863 (M 59)
Letter from Union soldier with Grant's troops in north Mississippi, 2 items.
Shepard (Samuel) Letter, 1860s?
Letter believed to have been written during the Civil War, 1 item.
Shows (James D.) Civil War Letters
Copies of letters written by his wife by Shows, a soldier in the 7th Mississippi
Battalion stationed in Camp Saltillo, 5 items.
Shreve (William Price) Papers, 1861-1864 (M 29)
His Civil War memoir, 1 item.
Smith (William G.) Civil War Military Commissions, 1862-1863
Commissions of his three promotions in the 9th Infantry Regiment of the Virginia
Volunteers, 1 folder.
Spight (Thomas) Letters, 1858-1887 (M 47)
Family correspondence of the Spight and Barnett families, some relating to the
Civil War, 21 items.
Thompson (Jacob) Speech, 1847 (M 224)
U.S. Congressman from Mississippi Thompson's speech to Congress on the war with
Mexico and slavery, 1 item.
Tiblier (Eugene) Letter, 1863 (M 77)
Letter from Confederate soldier in Company "E" of the 3rd Mississippi Infantry,
United Daughters of the Confederacy, Nathan Bedford Forrest
Chapter Records, 1901-1982 (M 204)
Organizational records, 2 cu.ft.
United States Adjutant General's Office, General Orders
#25, 1870 (M 239)
Order dissolving the Fourth Military District of Mississippi and Arkansas, 1
United States Army Fourth Military District Documents, 1868-1869
Rosters of officers and companies, 1 folder.
United States Army Office of Subsistence (Vicksburg, Miss.)
Report, 1863 (M 135)
Report on distribution of rations to local citizens, 1 item.
United States Provost Marshal's Office (4th District, Richmond,
Va.) Documents, 1865 (M 218)
Includes copy of President Lincoln's amnesty proclamation of December 8, 1863,
U.S.S. Cairo Collection, 1968-1984 (M 277)
Photographs and newspaper articles about the recovery and preservation of this
Civil War Union gunboat at the Vicksburg (Mississippi) Military Park, 1 folder.
(Jacob and Alexander) Civil War Letters
Typescripts of letters written by Jacob and Alexander Vanasdall (also spelled
Vanasdale) to their brother, Levi, during the Civil War.
Van Buren (Louisa D. Mott) Civil War Memoir, 1861-1960 (M
Her Civil War memoir, .25 cu.ft.
Virginia Governor's Communication Enclosing the Credentials
of the Commissioner from Mississippi, 1860 (M 189)
Pamphlet aimed at gaining Virginia's support for a convention of slave-holding
states, 1 item.
Virginia Governor's Message Enclosing a Communication from
the Commissioner from Mississippi, 1860 (M 188)
Pamphlet requesting urgent response to proposal for a convention of slave-holding
states, 1 item.
Virginia Militia, 114th Regiment, Company F (Captain William
Wolford's Company) Morning Report, 1862 (M 296)
Walen (Ernest A.) Collection, 1821-1955 (M 123)
Documentation of his Civil War Collection, .70 cu.ft.
Walthall (Felix L.) Letter, 1863 (M 290)
Letter from Confederate solider in the Mississippi swamps, 1 item.
Whitehead (Dr. P.F.) Letters, 1864 (M 124)
Letters from a Confederate surgeon with Loring's Division in Alabama and Georgia,
Wilcox (William E.) Letters, 1854-1889 (M 125)
Letters from a Union soldier in Company "K" of the 4th Massachusetts Infantry,
Wiley (Bell I.) Typescript of Southern Negroes 1861-1865,
1933 (M 307)
Worthing (Capt. John P.) Civil War Letters, 1863-1864 (M
Transcripts of three letters written by white officer of the 88th Regiment of
U.S. Colored Troops (formerly Corps d'Afrique), 5 items.
February 3, 2010