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American Civil War (1861-1865)

 Subject
Subject Source: Fast

Found in 27 Collections and/or Records:

Artemus Chapel diaries

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151034394159]
Identifier: MS-0931
Abstract

This collection contains two diaries dating from 1864-1865 which belonged to Artemus Chapel, who was a surgeon for the Union Army during the American Civil War. The diaries describe the medical treatment and management of Union soldiers and Confederate prisoners-of-war, mostly during his time serving under the 3rd Army Corps as Medical Director, during which he was Chief Surgeon at the West’s Building Hospital in Baltimore.

Dates: 1864-1865

Caleb Smith letters sent from Hong Kong to Ethelbert Marshall Smith in Amoy (Xieman), China

 Collection — Box BW-6: [Barcode: 31151030142453]
Identifier: MS-0796
Abstract

This collection consists of two letters written on May 28 and December 3, 1864 from Caleb Smith to his younger brother Ethelbert Marshall Smith. The letters describe business dealings overseas during the 19th century, as well as personal matters. Caleb Smith worked in Hong Kong at a small merchant firm, and Ethelbert worked in Amoy (Xiamen, China) as the United States unnoficial Vice-Consul before moving to work at an unnamed private company.

Dates: 1864 May 28; 1864 December 3

Civil War era sheet music volume

 Item
Identifier: MS-0565
Scope and Contents

Volume of Civil War era sheet music. Approximately 65 individual compositions.

Dates: 1860s

Civil War newspaper scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151030059897]
Identifier: MS-0480
Abstract

A collection of newspaper clippings dealing with the events of the first year of the Civil War, 1861.

Dates: 1861

Confederate Naval letters

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0412
Abstract

A collection of almost 260 letters and documents dating 1861-1864, written by various officers of the Confederate States Government and the Confederate Navy.

Dates: 1861-1864

Douglass' Monthly newspaper issue Vol. 3, No. 10, 1861 November

 Item — Box 3: [Barcode: 31151034443808], Folder: 4
Scope and Contents This item is issue Volume III, Number X of Douglass’ Monthly, dated March 1861 and published in Rochester, NY. The issue is focused on slavery and politics, written at a time when several slave states had already seceded but before the Civil War had begun. Topics include the political alignment of pro-slavery and free states in the impending war, the newly elected President Lincoln, emigration to Haiti, and the social power of African Americans. This issue includes the...
Dates: 1861 November

Edward Spencer papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0149
Scope and Contents Papers consist largely of Edward Spencer's personal papers although there are some papers of his parents and of his grandson Gellert S. Alleman. Edward Spencer's papers relate to his literary career. The earliest papers are school notebooks from the Trinity School in Baltimore (1848-49) and Princeton University (1853-58). Spencer reused his student notebooks for his later literary work so some of these notebooks also contain his stories. Also in the papers are notebooks and drafts of...
Dates: 1803-1960

Emilie Bailey letters to Johnny Wilde

 Collection — Box BW-13: [Barcode: 31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0238
Abstract

Collection consists of two letters written (August 23, 1861 and October 28, 1861) to Johnny Wilde in Selma, Alabama from Emilie Bailey in Wilmington, North Carolina at the outbreak of the American Civil War.

Dates: 1861

Francis Lieber papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0071
Abstract

Francis Lieber was a publicist, educator, and political philosopher born in Berlin on March 18, 1800. The Lieber Papers span the years from 1829 to 1873 and include correspondence; interleaved copies of Lieber's books; a small number of original manuscripts; printed speeches, lectures, articles and poems; administrative materials, printed briefs and manuscript decisions for the United States and Mexican Claims Commission (1868-1872).

Dates: 1829-1873

Frederick Stansbury Haydon papers

 Collection — 1: [Barcode: 31151030049286]
Identifier: MS-0094
Abstract

Frederick Stansbury Haydon (died 1992) was a US Army officer and military historian. Collection consists of the research notes, illustrations, and photographs assembled by Haydon for his published work Aeronautics in the Union and Confederate Armies (1941), as well as some personal and student material. Materials range in date from 1937 to 1977.

Dates: 1937-1977

George B. Coale letters

 Collection — Box BW-13: [Barcode: 31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0269
Abstract

George B. Coale (1819-1887) was an insurance executive in Baltimore. This collection consists of ten letters to George B. Coale ranging in date from 1832 to 1881.

Dates: 1832, 1852, 1853, 1877, 1878, 1881

Horstmeier Family scrapbook

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151030051670]
Identifier: MS-0166
Abstract

The Horstmeier family resided in the Boston, Massachusetts area in the 1890s. The scrapbook (1855-1863) contains clippings of poems and prose removed from newspapers and most likely assembled during the Civil War period.

Dates: 1855-1863

James D. McCabe papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0080
Abstract

James D. McCabe, Jr. (1842-1883) was a Confederate supporter and a popular writer of more than 30 works including histories, biographies, and plays. The collection consists of letterbooks, unpublished manuscripts, and photographs dating from 1862 to 1881.

Dates: 1862-1881

James R. Randall letter to Charles F. Gunther and poem My Maryland!

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151030134492]
Identifier: MS-0715
Abstract

James Ryder Randall (1839-1908) was a native of Maryland and penned the poem, Maryland, My Maryland! which was adopted as the state song in 1939. The collection includes autograph transcriptions of a letter to Charles F. Gunther of Chicago and the accompanying aforementioned poem.

Dates: 1884 - 1884

Ladies State Sanitary Fair register

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151030056141]
Identifier: MS-0328
Abstract

Collection consists of one bound volume that served as a register for visitors to the Ladies' State Sanitary Fair held at the Maryland Institute in Baltimore, April 1864. Notable signatures include Abraham Lincoln; Mary Todd Lincoln; Treasury Secretary, Salmon P. Chase; Secretary of State, William Henry Seward; Maryland Governor, Augustus W. Bradford; and Major General Robert C. Schenck.

Dates: 1864 April

Lester S. Levy sheet music collection

 Collection
Identifier: MS-MUS-001
Dates: 1780 - 1980

Louisa Hoffman diary

 Collection — Box BW-11: [Barcode: 31151030070852]
Identifier: MS-0509
Abstract

Louisa Hoffman, daughter of Amuel Owings Hoffman and Louisa A. Gilmore, was born in Baltimore about 1831 and died on 4 January 1884. The collection consists of a Civil War diary of Louisa Hoffman, of Baltimore, Maryland, dated 1860-1862.

Dates: 1860 - 1862

Lucy Rebecca Buck diary

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151030051951]
Identifier: MS-0159
Abstract

This collection consists of a copy of a diary (1861-1865) of Lucy Rebecca Buck written during the American Civil War. In 1973, the diary was published under the title of Sad Earth, Sweet Heaven. Lucy Rebecca Buck was born in 1842 and resided near Front Royal, Virginia.

Dates: 1861-1865

Merryman-Crane family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0073
Abstract

The Merryman-Crane family papers document the nineteenth century life of two families of enslavers related by marriage, one centered in Richmond, Virginia, and the other in Baltimore County, Maryland. The Merryman family papers consist of land deeds, legal documents, and correspondence spanning 1742-1908 The Crane Family papers consist of correspondence, poetry, prose, and financial documents. The material spans 1821-1908 but mainly dates from 1850-1890.

Dates: 1742-1908

Moncure-Lyne Family scrapbooks

 Collection — Box 1: [Barcode: 31151030044279]
Identifier: MS-0171
Abstract

The collection (1897-1943) consists of three scrapbooks, the subjects of which are the Civil War, Abraham Lincoln and Edgar Allan Poe. The scrapbooks were compiled by Cassandra Moncure Lyne (born 1875) in collaboration with her mother, also named Cassandra Moncure Lyne (1845-1934).

Dates: 1897-1943

Mrs. Lawson poem

 Collection — Box BW-13: [Barcode: 31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0280
Abstract

The collection consists of a poem, "Maryland," written by a Mrs. Lawson, most likely during the Civil War. The poem was intended as a satirical response to the pro-Southern lyrics of "Maryland, My Maryland," written by James R. Randall.

Dates: undated

P. G. T. Beauregard letter

 Collection — Box BW-13: [Barcode: 31151030055580]
Identifier: MS-0245
Abstract

G.T. Beauregard (1818 – 1893) was a Confederate general during the American Civil War. Collection consists of one letter, dated November 5, 1873, written to Maryland historian J. Thomas Scharf. Beauregard describes the participation of Maryland troops in the battle of Manassas (also known as the Battle of the 1st Bull Run).

Dates: 1873 November 5

Sarah L. Hawkes autograph album

 Series — Box BW-3: [Barcode: 31151030133338], Folder: 1
Identifier: MS-0679
Abstract

Sarah L. Hawkes (1844-1899) was the daughter of Winslow and Lydia McLellan Hawkes and the grand-daughter of General James McLellan (1777-1854), a prominent Bath, Maine merchant and shipbuilder. The collection consists of a Civil War period autograph album with autographs that span 1860 to 1877.

Dates: 1860-1887

Sidney Lanier papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0007
Abstract

Sidney Clopton Lanier (1842-1881) was a Confederate soldier, musician, poet and author who lectured in English Literature at Johns Hopkins University and played flute in the Peabody Orchestra. The collection consists of correspondence, prose, poetry, lecture and music manuscripts, photographs, memorial information, newspaper clippings, and other materials.

Dates: Majority of material found within 1857-1950; 1850s-2009

Thomas family papers

 Collection
Identifier: MS-0763
Abstract Included is a large group of letters and ephemera from the Thomas family, a family with deep Maryland roots known for its ancestors, politicians John Hanson and John Hanson Thomas. John Hanson (1715-1783) was the first elected President of the United States in Congress Assembled, the first to serve a one-year term under the provisions of the Articles of Confederation. Dr. John Hanson Thomas (1813-1881) was a renowned Maryland legislator arrested during the Civil War for voting for Secession,...
Dates: 1835 - 1976