Civil war

Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 5 Collections and/or Records:

Charles Morfoot Collection

Identifier: MSS.0975

This collection contains 5 letters written by First Lieutenant Charles Morfoot, 101st Ohio Infantry Volunteers, to his wife, Elizabeth, during the American Civil War.

Dates: 1863 - 1865

Henry Osterheld Collection

Identifier: MSS.1015

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

Elizabeth Lee Smith Civil War Letters Collection

Identifier: MSS.0953

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

U.S. Colored Troops Civil War Muster Roll

Identifier: MSS.0960

This collection contains a muster roll of a company of black soldiers in the American Civil War. The company was present at General Robert E. Lee's surrender at Appomattox Court House.

Dates: 1865 February 28-April 30

Mial Vincent Collection

Identifier: MSS.0986


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