Found 54 collections related to United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865

McElroy, Robert McNutt, 1872-1959
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1940
2 linear feet (2 boxes)
Robert McNutt McElroy (1872-1959), an historian, taught at Princeton University and various universities in Great Britain and China. After teaching history at Princeton from 1898 to 1916, he became the first American exchange professor to China,... more
Johnson, Robert Underwood, 1853-1937
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1575
13 linear feet (12 boxes; 57 volumes)
The Robert Underwood Johnson papers document Johnson's personal and professional life from 1875 until his death in 1937. Johnson, born in 1853, served on the staff of The Century Magazine until 1913, eventually rising to... more
Ruggles, Samuel B. (Samuel Bulkley), 1800-1881
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2643
.94 linear feet (2 boxes)
The Samuel B. Ruggles Papers document the business and civic activities of the New York lawyer, real estate developer and public servant. The collection spans from 1801-1881 and consists of correspondence, financial records, land records,... more
Salsbury, Nathan, 1846-1902
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1961-005
.21 linear feet (1 box)
Nathan "Nate" Salsbury (1846-1902) was producer and manager of Buffalo Bill's Wild West Show, a highly successful show business enterprise that toured the United States, Europe, and elsewhere from the 1880s well into the 20th century, and featured... more
Smith, William Farrar, 1824-1903
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2794
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
William Farrar Smith (1824-1903) was a civil engineer, a member of the New York City Police Commission, and a Union General in the American Civil War. James T. Brady (1815-1869) was a prominent lawyer and jurist in New York City. Smith and Brady... more
Goss, Walter S
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1182
.17 linear feet (1 volume)
Undated manuscript by Walter S. Goss on the history of the seventh regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers, 1863-1864. Accompanied by a muster of the Army of the Potomac while under the command of Major General George B. McClellan, and chapters on... more
Washburn, Hannah Blaney Thacher
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3228
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Hannah Blaney Thacher Washburn, mother of Vermont Governor Peter Thacher Washburn, kept these diaries from 1861-1863, 1865-1867, and 1869-1870 at her home near Woodstock, Vermont. Entries include comments on social life at home; books read; church... more
Scott, Henry Clay
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3638
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
Henry Clay Scott kept this diary from May 1861 through May 1863. He recorded his duties and experiences as a soldier in the 23rd New York Infantry. His service was primarily in Virginia. There are also a few entries relative to his pay and record... more
Hardie, James Allen, 1823-1876
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1310
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Four volumes containing information on the organization, disposition, and officers of various corps, divisions, brigades, regiments, and Quartermasters Corps of the U. S. Army; pay and ration regulations; weights and measures; money exchange; and... more
Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3275
1.75 linear feet (7 boxes); 4 microfilm reels
Gideon Welles (1802-1878) was an American politician and editor. He served as Secretary of the Navy from 1861 to 1869 under Presidents Lincoln and Johnson after having political positions in Connecticut as a member of the Democratic Party. He left... more
Eder, Franz
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 891
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
These pocket diaries (2 vols.) were kept in 1863 and 1865 by Franz or Francis Eder (born Benno Wohlgemuth, at Wolfsberg in Carinthia), during which time he served as a private in the U. S. Army, Company A and Company D, 119th Regiment, New York,... more
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1109
211 linear feet (368 boxes, 153 volumes, 12 oversized folders)
The collection consists chiefly of papers of members of the Gansevoort, Lansing and Melville families and reflects the social, business, and political interests of the families, their friends and associates. Also included are some papers of... more
Carman, Ezra Ayers, 1834-1909
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 473
5.5 linear feet (12 boxes)
Ezra Ayers Carman (1834-1909) was a Civil War officer interested in the history of that war and particularly the Battle of Antietam. Carman served on the Antietam Battlefield Board from 1894 to 1898 and in 1905 was appointed chairman of the... more
Emerson family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 923
15.95 linear feet (63 boxes, 1 volume)
The Emersons were an American family who lived in Europe and Japan and traveled widely during the second half of the 19th century. The family consisted of Edwin Emerson (1823-1908), his wife Mary Ingham Emerson (d. 1883) and their six children.... more
Couch, Darius Nash
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 678
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Darius Nash Couch was a U. S. Army officer of West Virginia and Norwalk, Connecticut. Couch's copybook, dated 1863 to 1864, contains copies of telegrams sent by Couch while in command of the Department of Susquehanna to President Lincoln, John... more
McNicol, Donald Monroe, 1875-
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1947
.5 linear feet (2 boxes)
Collection consists of McNicol's correspondence, 1911-1948, and other papers he collected relating to the history of telegraphy. Includes applications for membership, 1908-1925, in the Old Time Telegraphers' and Historical Association; collection... more
Hawkins, John T.
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1358
.1 linear feet (1 volume)
Memorandum book of John T. Hawkins, 2nd Assistant Engineer, U. S. Navy, containing an "Account of the principal occurrences during the voyages of the Pensacola," U. S. sloop-of-war on which he served from September 1, 1861 to September 10, 1863;... more
Ward, John Henry Hobart, 1823-1903
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 4671
.1 linear feet (1 folder)
These papers of Brigadier General John Henry Hobart Ward of New York include various commissions to him as Commissary General of the New York Militia (1854-1857) and Colonel of the 38th Regiment, New York Volunteers (1861). Also included are... more
Katz, William Loren
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 139
5.4 linear feet
Author/historian William Loren Katz is the author of "Eyewitness: The Negro in American History" (1967), "The Black West" (1971), "A History of Black Americans" (1973), "Black Indians: a Hidden Heritage" (1986), and other titles about... more
Confederate States of America. War Dept
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 630
.15 linear feet (1 volume)
Letter book of the Bureau of Conscription, October 1863-February 1865, containing abstracts of letters received from enrolling officers and inhabitants of Tennessee, petitions for exemption, with abstracts of replies
Hayden, Levi
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 1364
.84 linear feet (4 volumes)
Levi Hayden was a marine engineer from New York City. In these diaries, he describes his service with the North Atlantic Blockading Squadron under Admiral Samuel Phillips Lee; other military actions in the United States Civil War; his work and... more
Howard, Bronson, 1842-1908
Billy Rose Theatre Division | *T-Mss 1989-008
3 linear feet (8 boxes)
The Bronson Howard Papers consist primarily of correspondence, but also include financial and legal documents. Bronson Howard corresponded with a wide circle of family, friends and professional associates. The family correspondence documents Mr.... more
Bryant family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 421
2.2 linear feet (6 boxes)
Members of the Bryant family were descended from Peter Bryant (1767-1820) and Sarah Snell Bryant (1766-1847) of Cummington, Mass., and included the poet William Cullen Bryant (1794-1878) and his brothers, who settled in or around Princeton, Ill.... more
Dunstan, Caroline A
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 863
.06 linear feet (1 volume)
Caroline A. Dunstan kept these diaries (14 vols.) at her home in New York City from 1856-1857, 1859-1863, 1864, and 1865-1870. Entries describe household activities, social life, health of members of the family, references to current events,... more
Belton family
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 258
1.8 linear feet (4 boxes)
Francis Smith Belton (ca. 1791-1861) was a career officer in the U.S. Army who served in the Mexican War. He was married to Harriet Kirby Belton (1798-1873); their son Winfield Scott Belton (1820-1889) fought with the Confederate Army during the... more
Confederate States of America. Army
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 626
.04 linear feet (1 volume)
Head Quarters letter book of the Confederate Army Light Infantry Division under the command of Major General Ambrose Powell Hill and Major General Henry Heth respectively (June 6, 1862-June 1, 1863). The letters relate to routine counter charges... more
Daly, Charles P. (Charles Patrick), 1816-1899
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 724
17.66 linear feet (12 boxes, 32 volumes; 1 microfilm reel)
Charles Patrick Daly (1816-1899) was an American jurist, lecturer and writer who served as a judge of the New York City Court of Common Pleas for over forty years, the last twenty-seven as chief justice. Maria Lydig Daly, his wife, was active in... more
Sickles, Daniel Edgar, 1819-1914
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 2751
1 linear foot (1 box, 5 v.)
Daniel Edgar Sickles (1819-1914) was an American Civil War general and New York politician. He represented New York in the U.S. Congress from 1857 to 1861, fought in the Civil War in the Peninsular Campaign, Antietam, Chancellorsville, and... more
United States. Army. Colored Infantry Regiment, 100th (1864-1865)
Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Manuscripts, Archives and Rare Books Division | Sc MG 554
0.01 linear feet (1 oversize folder)
The I" Company of the 100th Regiment, U.S. Colored Infantry, was stationed in Tennessee during the Civil War and was under the command of Captain David E. Straight, who was white. This collection contains 46 original documents of the regiment.... more
Colorado (Frigate)
Manuscripts and Archives Division | MssCol 3672
.21 linear feet (1 volume)
Watch, quarter, and station billet book of the U.S.S. Colorado, kept by the ship's executive officer probably during the period of the American Civil War. The name E[dgar] C. Merriman, U.S. Navy, is stamped on the flyleaf
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