United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 47 Collections and/or Records:

John Kimmel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0239
Scope and Contents

This collection contains 15 items. The letters are addressed primarily to John Kimmel from friends, during the Civil War. One letter is addressed to Lucy Ingham, who became his wife. There is one unidentified daguerreotype photograph included in the collection, and one poem by John Kimmel.

Dates: 1845 - 1864

William R. McMahan Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0278
Abstract

This small collection contains one handwritten diary from the Civil War, a typescript of the diary, and a book from 1895.

Dates: 1861-1865; 1895

John Metzger Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0847

Daniel Miller Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0291

Moore, Norman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0303
Abstract

This collection contains copies of letters from 3 Union Soldiers to Norman Moore, during the Civil War. The letters discuss the war, lives of the soldiers, lives of people in Tennessee and Mississippi, crime in Nashville, and the death of President Lincoln. Several letters are fragmented pieces, and 2 letters are severely faded.

Dates: 1862 - 1865

Amy Morel Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0741

John W. Morton Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0306
Abstract

This collection contains a handwritten memoir from 1861-1864 written by Captain John Watson Morton. The memoir details the story of "Morton's Battery" under General Nathan Bedford Forrest.

Dates: 1861 - 1864 November 5

Robert Manson Myers Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0308

William Nance Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0310
Abstract

This collection contains three items, listed and described below:

Dates: 1861

Henry Osterheld Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.1015
Abstract

This collection contains documents related to railroad defense by Union soldiers during the American Civil War. There is also a detailed report on 61 railroad bridges on lines in North Georgia, East Tennessee, and Central Tennessee. Finally, there are documents related to Lt. Henry Osterheld's service during the war.

Dates: 1862 - 1865

Frank Lawrence Owsley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0003
Abstract

The papers of Frank Lawrence Owsley (1913-1959) consist of ten cubic feet of materials and are primarily concerned with the professional life and career of this historian, author, and teacher. The major series in the papers include the Correspondence, the Writings, Personal and Biographical Materials, Agrarians, Publication Material, Academic Career, Professional Activities, and Research Materials.

Dates: 1913 - 1959

Hariett Chappel Owsley Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0321
Abstract

The Owsley Charts were compiled at Vanderbilt University circa 1939-45 through the combined efforts of Harriet Chappell Owsley, Blanche Henry Clark, and Chase Mooney, under the direction of Frank Lawrence Owsley, Professor of History. The charts themselves represent a composite of Schedules I (land ownership), H (slave ownership), and IV (products of agriculture) of the unpublished Federal Census for Tennessee, 1850 and 1860.

Dates: circa 1939-1945

Phelps Civil War Diary

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0723
Abstract

This collection contains a small diary from P. Phelps during the American Civil War. Phelps was in Co. G of the 49th Regiment of NY. He enlisted from Clymer, Chautauqua Co., NY.

Dates: 1862 - 1865

Alfred Roland Pittman Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0334
Abstract

This collection contains 1 diary written by Alfred Roland Pittman, a minister in Robeson County, North Carolina, from 1864 through 1865. It chronicles his activities, including number of baptisms performed, which scriptures were read at church, and the weather.

Dates: 1864 - 1865

George Porter Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0775

Harris D. Riley Papers

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0673

Elizabeth Lee Smith Civil War Letters Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0953
Abstract

This collection contains 116 letters written to Elizabeth Lee Smith during the American Civil War. The majority of the letters are from Jasper Newton Smith who Elizabeth would marry during the war. The letters concern the progress of the war and the budding romance between Jasper and Elizabeth.

Dates: 1861 April 27 - 1865 July 23

General Gates P. Thruston Collection

 Collection
Identifier: MSS.0454
Scope and Contents

This collection contains an address, biographical and collection details, journal articles, and a manuscript relating to General Gates P. Thruston.

Please note that additional information regarding ‘The Thruston Collection’ is located in the Secretary of the University Records, RG 900, under Robert McGaw.

Dates: 1900 - 1910

 

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