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West of the Cascade mountains it was 10 above. Holmes Frozen to Death. Colorado Springs, Colo.. February James N. He was caught In the blizzard Friday night, and a searching party has Just found hte body. February 8. Gomes will take to Havana Includes Sagua and Matangas city, where he will receive ovations.

Horses will probably be sent by train to suburbs of Havana, where Gomez and his officers will mount them to ride through the city to El Vedado to pay their respects to Gov-ernor-Genera! The Cuban com-mander-in-chief will then proceed to Marianao, where an enthusiastic reception at the Cuban camp awaits him. Porto Rleaa Cabinet Qnlta. San Juan, de Porto Rico, February 8. After dismissing genor Carbonell.


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Henry ordered General Eaton to take charge of the department of public instruction and instructed Major Pierce to take charge of the department of public works. Both these departments belong to the interior department.

Eaton and Major Pierce, in accordance with previous enunciation of the policy of General Henry and the colonial commission that no Americans are to hold office here. General Henry promises compliance with these demands, and the resignations of the members of the insular Cabinet are therefore held in abeyance. Dteaattsfaetloa at flaattago. Santiago de Cuba. This is really an old Spanish tax, always exceedingly ob-. Lelgh H. Haymond, a prominent attorney and a member of the G. George P. February 6. Howard, fifty-six yeara old, died yesterday. He was proprietor of the Lockwood Hotel.

Influeaza at Berllu. Berlin, February 6. The chief state attorney. Von Mooss, is dead. Prince George of Prussia is recovfiiitilg. Half of the guests Invited to the last court ball were unable to attend, owing to the fact that they were suffering from influenza. The Spanish Cabinet has decided to abolish the Ministry of the Colonies. The keel of the new battleship Maine will be laid on February 15, ths anniversary of the explosion in Havana harbor. Peter Neu, a contractor of Chicago, was thrown from a tally-ho and killed.

He had the contract for constructing the San Pedro harbor. Turkey is said to be preparing for a Macedonian uprising, and Turkish sentinels are arresting all Bulgarians crossing the Macedonian frontier. Tne Attorney-General, In an opinion submitted to the Secretary of the Treasury, holds that under the provisions of the war revenue act what are known as reinsurance policies.

Issued by insurance companies, are not required to be stamped. The Attorney-General of the United States holds that this Government is not liable for damages claimed by the British. At Auguata, Ga.. Many of the soldiers of the Fifteenth Minnesota, when they learned of the killing, swore vengeance and were only prevented from lynching Hadley by the prompt action of General Sumner, who deployed troops to.

Taken as a whole, this armament Is decidedly inferior to that of the American troops. Quebec, February 6. Accompanied by his secretary, Senor Martia, he drove to the Windsor. I had no idea that affairs at Manila had reached such a critical stage; In fact. I considered that they were perhaps getting a trifle better. The Waxhington authorities would not allow me to receive any cable messages. There Is a censor at Manila and the use of codes Is forbidden. I was completely in the dark, save for the advices I received by mail, and what I learned from the newspapers. The Philippines are a long way off, you know, so that the malls are almost useless.

Therefore we have come to Montreal, where we will be enabled to receive the news we desire by cable. When I receive It I expect to return to Washington and continue my efforts to fulfill my mission to the United States. From the bulletins received by the officials In Washington and from the Associated Press dispatches, I gather that the fighting began suddenly and unexpectedly. I think that the Filipinos were goaded to come into It by some act of the Americans. For months they have been doing their best to drive the Filipinos into revolt.

General Otis has sent men to search private residences, and the property of our people has been turned Inside out in the search instituted by his orders. Acts like this have kept the spirii of the Filipinos at fever heat, and made such affairs as that of Saturday and Sunday possible.

If my cable service was so good that I could learn in advance when there was to be any developments. I should be in Washington. I came to Montreal in order to receive the news which was not allowed to reach me In Washington. When I left Washington, I knew that the friends of the treaty lacked two votes of the number necessary to ratify the treaty "One reason why the affair of Saturday surprised me Is that I had sent the neaa to my people that the people of the United States were favorable to us in our desire for Independence.

The more I look at it, the more I am convinced that the affair of Saturday wax not the fault of the Filipinos. The Filipinos, I am sure, did not start it. I do not say that the Americans did so with the intention of influencing the vote in the Senate. It may have started accidentally In the dark. I trust that it will not be ax reported. I I am expecting news from home.

Until that comes. I know as much concerning the present trouble as any other careful newspaper reader, and no more. Ralston and 8iddons. Assistant Secretary Meikeljohn came in shortly afterward. In any event, the condition of affairs there was not regarded as at all critical, as our forces are deemed amply sufflclegt to dominate the situation, and if necessary completely to crush the Insurgent force. Robert P. Porter, who returned last nignt from Cuba, had a conference with the President.

He reported that affairs generally on the Island were In a satisfactory condition. The element against thta proposition was of little importance, Mr. Porter said. The really Important point is whether the attack Is or la not the beginning of an organised attempt to fling off America n rule. American blood has been shed will secure, we imagine, the Immediate ratification of the peace treaty. The afternoon newspapers agree that the Filipinos have made a fatal error, and say they are convinced the Americans will not allow the trouble to Influ-.

We take It for granted that there will be no looking back now until America has plowed a Philippine furrow right through, although the Job Is likely to be long and troublesome. Now that this has led to the customary consequences. U ouur be safely assumed that the United. About ninety meji v. Since then about thirty have Joined the Third Infantry, fifty have been sent to the Twenty-third It fantry and about thirty to the Twelfth, A hundred men re-.

The others are from other States, but they joined the regular army after coming to Indlpnapolis. The Americans offered a vigorous defense at the exterior barriers, using their artillery as well as the squadron. The warships destroyed and burned Calvocair, Paco and several towns in the neighborhood. Both sides suffered materially.

Very sharp firing continues. The Spanish troope have been confined to quarters, but a sergeant has been wounded by a stray bullet. He did not express surprise at the news from the Philippine islands, but declared that the Filipinos at Manila were, suspicious of the attitude of the United States and had formed the opinion that It was better to fight before the Americans were reinforced. Admiral Dewey, as usual, imports no casualties aboard the ships.

The American navy is the safest place God's footstool. Fired First Shot. His name does not appear on the roster, but his home is thought to be Madison or Norfolk. The First Nebraska is commanded by Col. Stotsenberg, who is a first lieutenant In the Sixth CtKalry of the regular army. George R. Colton, of David City, Neb. Difference of Opinion.

The officials of the War Department say that this report has been delayed, owing to the extreme care which Gen. Otis exercises In dealing with such matters. The details furnished uy General Otts, they say,, can be relied upon In every particular. Concerning Colonel Smith. William C. Smith, commanding the First Tennessee Volunteers, reported to have died from apoplexy at Manila, was a native of Virginia, and served with distinction in the Confederate army in a Virginia regiment.

He was about sixty years of age, and leaves a wife, and several children, who are now with relatives tn Virginia. Colonel Smith was an architect of note. Engagement Satlafaetory. New York. Engagement which continued for the twenty-four hours ending last evening, was satisfactory. New York, February 6. The Junta's Statement. Hong-Kong, February 8. City Attorney Kern will send an opinion to the Council at Its meeting to-night on the queetion of elevating all surface steamrailway tracks In the city. The opinion Is In response to a request from the Council, and Mr.

Kern has made a thorough investigation of the powers of the city. Kern thinks this is a general grant of power to the city, but that it Is deficient In that It does art provide a method. Therefore he recommends that the Council seek amendment to the charter from the present Legislature, so as to provide a method.

The annual report of Comptroller Johnson will be submitted to the Council tonight. The report shows a total expenditure of The city may still borrow The Board of Public Works will make advertisement this week for the streetsprinkling for The board will act also on all petitions filed for sprinkling during the season. No New Smallpox Cases. No new cases of smallpox are reported, and all persons now afflicted are reported to be improving.

Some are out of danger. The health authorities regard the disease as checked. The News has received by mail from Dr. Mary R- Wilson, formerly of this city, now in London, a fac-simlle of the London Times extra, giving an account of the famous naval battle and victory of Nel- ; son at Trafalgar, the original of which! Accompanying this is a facsimile of the poster carried by the sandwich men who sold the extras.

The extra contains a graphic description of the fight, of the last moments of Nelson, a list of officers killed and wounded, a poem on Nelson and Collingwood, which is headed by Nelson's last telegram, the reading! Of the! The price of the extra Is given as sixpence. When the curtain drew up, we were surprised with the view of a superb naval engagement. It consisted of columns in the foreground decorated With medallions of the naval heroes of Britain; In the distance a number of ships were seen.

The following additional verse was Introduced and sung by Mr. Taylor, with most affecting expression; it was universally encored:. An Interview will convince the xpp'licac whether lady or gentleman, that this ai dress deserves the attention it claims, ar that the business is conducted above tl ordinary standard of pecuniary negotli tors. Apply," etc. Total, No choice. The Contest ta Delaware. Dover, Del.. Edward Addlcks, 14; Henry A. Dupont, 3; Dr. Joseph H.

Chandler, 4; J. Willis, 5; L. Handy, 4. Antl-Qnaytte Nominated. Lebanon, Pa.. Samuel Weiss, the antl-Quay candidate, was nominated for State Senator at the Republican primary election of Lebanon county. The election will be held February The nomination is equivalent to an election.

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To-morrow and Wednesday have been set apart In the House for the consideration of public building bills. Representative Overstreet has had the two bills, the one he Inrtoduced anu also that fathered by Senator Turple, which passed the Senate, reported. Overstreet to certain one of the bills will pass.

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Blinded hr the Grip. John Shafer, of this place, has been rendered totally blind by an attack of the grip. It is feared his sight will never return. Stephen Ray has been left totally deaf by. Samuel Relsenger fell Into Pogue s run to-day while walking along the Union railv. He stepped out of the way of an approaching train and evidently did not notice how near he was to the edge of the run, and stepped over, falling about twelve feet.

The city ambulance was called, and he was taken to St. It Is thought he is suffering from a concussion of the brain. His home is In ConneraviUe. List of Killed and Wounded. In the Police Court, this morning. His wife and sister were In the court-room, and the Judge said, after Inspecting the gorgeous hats which the women wore, that be thought any man could afford to buy coal who could buy such fine feathers.

Harry Jones was fined and sent to the work-house for ten days for assault and battery on Andrew Johnson. He appealed the case. Joseph Green waived examination and was sent to the grand jury. The Case Against Hayes. The friends of Hayes say he is the victim of circumstances. When asked If he had received the brooch, he said he had not. Later, when told that the janltress had handed it to him.

Garfield Reminiscences include descriptions of various members of the crew, life aboard ship, the sinking of the USS Hatteras by the Alabama, and an account of the Alabama's final battle with the Kearsarge.


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Also includes portraits of Allen and Rachel Murray Thompson Allen, Littlebury Woodson. Allen writes about the justness of the Confederate cause, his patriotism, family news, reasons for joining the army, prison conditions, lack of rations and water, mail deliveries, weather observations, illnesses and deaths of fellow prisoners, battle news and Confederate victories, preaching to fellow inmates, his opinions of various army officers, prison administrators, and Presidents Davis and Lincoln, attempted prison escapes, news from Union newspapers he reads, and rumors of prisoner exchanges.

Allen also provides descriptions of the layout of both prisons. There is also a plan of escape written by him following the diary, as well as some letters written by his wife Ann Martin Allen. Allison, William H. Papers, , of Captain William H. Allison of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of passes, furlough papers, medical certificates and notices, courts martial, transfer papers, receipts, and other items concerning personnel of Company H, 25th Virginia Infantry Battalion. Also includes a note, , with names for a possible reunion, an envelope, , with addresses, and a typewritten list of locations of Confederate hospitals in Richmond, Virginia, in Almond, J.

Lindsay Address 4 February Accession WRVA - Address, 4 February , by Governor J. Lindsay Almond, at ceremonies commemorating the th anniversary of the peace conference held in Washington, D. The ceremonies took place at the State Capitol, and marked the opening of the Civil War Centennial observances in Richmond.

Almond discusses the history of events leading up to the peace conference, gives information about the delegates from Virginia and their positions, and offers his suggestions as to why the conference failed. Almond, Louise Ashby. Confederate Soldiers' Home: a report. Alton, Benjamin. Letter, 2 December Letter, 2 December , from Benjamin Alton to Alonzo and Marilla King of DeKalb County, Indiana, concerning his enlistment into the 13th Indiana Regiment as a hired substitute, description of camp life and camp fortifications, and a report of the capture of a railroad south of Richmond, Virginia, by Union troops.

In his letter, Alton directs mail to be sent to him in Company D, but the roster of Indiana soldiers states he served in Company A. Amelia County Va. Amelia County Militia enrollment records and unidentified cash account ledger, , , contains a militia enrollment ledger, , containing enrollment lists of persons eligible for militia service, including persons who applied for exemption from militia duty, persons applied to be detailed, persons exempt from militia duty on the basis of number of slaves owned or occupation, list of conscripts in Amelia County, and a list of free negroes.

Lists include date of enrollment, name, age, occupation, birth place, height, eye color, hair color, skin complexion, and how disposed i. Also recorded was a list of deserters and absentees in Amelia County, list of persons forwarded to Camp Lee in Petersburg; monthly reports providing lists of conscripts, persons exempt, and deserters. Loose papers include circulars requesting full accounts of all male free blacks, of all slaves impressed in the county; and a request to post notices as soon as possible.

Also a list of names with numbers beside them, possibly indicating number of slaves owned. First 10 pages of the volume is a business ledger, , possibly of Benjamin Bragg of Amelia County. Ames, Lorin J. Letter, 3 November Letter, 3 November , from Dr. Lorin J. Ames , while serving as a surgeon at a field hospital in City Point, Virginia, to his son Henry D.

Ames b. Subjects include the weather, hospital conditions, and the suffering of the wounded. Anable, Gloria H. Miscellaneous receipts, Collection of Gloria Hollister Anable containing of several receipts signed by prominent Virginia statesmen of the 18th century which were collected by Union Chaplain Reverend Philander Hatch Hollister of the 29th Connecticut Infantry following the Confederate evacuation of Richmond.

According to a note by the donor, Gloria Hollister Anable, her paternal grandfather found the signatures in receipt books in the Virginia State House and sent them back home to Stamford, Connecticut. Includes a black and white photograph of Reverend Hollister and a photograph of the original framed receipts collected by him. Ancell family. Papers, , of the Ancell family and related families of Fluvanna County, Virginia; and Ohio, containing accounts, articles of agreement, Bible records, a military commission, deeds, genealogical notes, letters, military orders, a plat, promissory notes, and receipts.

Correspondence principally concerns Ancell, Pettit and Winn family matters and business transactions and the Civil War. Includes the Civil War letters, , of John J. Ancell received from and sent to family members, friends, and other soldiers and concerning family matters, camp conditions, troop movements, and the weather. Ancell and a military commission from Governor Henry A. Wise to John J. Collection contains Ancell family correspondence, , concerning family matters and family health and illness. There is also correspondence concerning John J. Ancell's duties as an officer of the Freemasons fraternal organization; deeds and articles of agreement, for the purchase of land and slaves; a plat for land in Flouvanna County; receipts, promissory notes, and accounts, , of the Ancell, Pettit and Winn families; and trustee accounts of William B.

Pettit for Mary E. Pettit Collection also contains Bible records and genealogical notes for the for the Bugg-Shores, Ancell, and Winn families. Anderson Seminary Petersburg, Va. Papers, , of the Anderson Seminary in Petersburg, Virginia, containing a letter from Charles Campbell giving the number of pupils in attendance during the school year and reporting the death of a student; and an account of money, , for subscriptions for purchasing shoes for enrolled students.

Anderson, Charles E. Discharge papers, Discharge papers, and , for Charles E. Anderson b. Anderson, Charles J. Recollections, 15 May Anderson, James Patton. Autobiography, Anderson, Joseph R. Papers, of Joseph R. Anderson consisting of insignia and the commission of Joseph R. Anderson as brigadier general, as well as letters from Robert E. Papers, , of Joseph R. Includes business correspondence regarding purchases of iron and munitions from Tredegar.

Of note are letters and orders from the Confederate States Ordnance Department. Also includes correspodence with Robert A. Brock regarding the Anderson family genealogy. Anderson, Lucy London. Letter, 1 August Letter, 1 August , from Lucy London Anderson b. Anderson, Richard Heron. Accession , Miscellaneous Reel Includes a description of the Battle of Gettysburg in Andrews, John T. Letters, Accession Letters, , from John T.

He comments on the weather, conditions, and deserters from both Union and Confederate forces. Letters, , written by John T. Topics include a detailed account of the Battle of Boydton Plank Road, troop movements, skirmishes, constructing breastworks, and the bravery of the United States Colored Troops. He also writes about his court-martial for disobeying orders, the interference of Colonel William M.

Gregg on his behalf, and his eventual promotion to second lieutenant. Other subjects include the siege of Petersburg, witnessing explosions at Fort Stedman, Confederate advances, and his unit's readiness in the event of attack. There is one post-war letter written where Andrews invites his father and uncle to visit him while he is stationed in Alexandria, and he writes about the eagerness of the troops to return home. Anthony family. Letters give detailed accounts of military life, including a tour of duty at Jamestown, Virginia.

Arthur , brothers of Almira Anthony, who served in the 58th Virginia Infantry. Other letters are to or from other members of the Anthony family in Bedford County, and discuss personal and religious matters during the Civil War and Reconstruction. Accession and Letters are primarily to Charles Anthony , his daughter Callie J. Brandon , and his granddaughter Charles Anthony and discuss family news, births, marriages, and deaths in the community, farming, travel, health, and the Civil War. Of particular note is a letter, 8 May , concerning the Monitor-Merrimac battle.

Estate papers include information on the administrations of the estates of William Black, Achilles M. Douglas, John L. Subject files contain affidavits, bonds, commissions, and oaths, contracts and agreements, deeds, diplomas and certificates, depositions, an muster roll, obituaries, plats and surveys, poetry and lyrics, post office drafts, powers of attorney, promissory notes, genealogical information, school exercises, miscellaneous suit papers, summonses, and a copy of the will, , of Elizabeth Anthony.

View the catalog record EAD Guide. Anthony, Callie J. Letter, 5 February Letter, 5 February , to Callie J. The cousin writes that he is pleased at receiving her letter and talks about marrying in the spring. Anthony, Charles. Oath, 29 May Apperson, John S. Apperson and Black diaries, Diary, , of John S.

Apperson detailing his Civil War experiences as a hospital steward in the Stonewall Brigade, transcribed by Dr. William G. Bean ; and diary, and , of Dr. Archer, Fletcher Harris. Letter, 9 July Thomas, captain of the Isle of Wight militia. Cairns regarding arms from North[? Archer, Robert P. Letter, 28 August Letter, 28 August , from Robert P. Arlington County Va. Reverend Albert Gladwin was the first Superintendent of Contrabands and his successors kept up the register after his departure. The book records death, burial, and marriage information about freedmen and free blacks in the Alexandria area.

Courts Martial Book, Military District of Alexandria, , contains general orders convening the court martial, lists of the detail for the court, special orders appointing new or additional members, and lists of the soldiers who appeared before the court. Information recorded for each soldier includes name, company, regiment, witnesses, summons sent to appear, date case commenced, date case finished, and date case sent to headquarters. The soldiers are all from Union or United States army units.

Volume also includes [Census of the Black Population of Alexandria County], Surnames Q-Y and B only, , recording name, color black, mulatto, quadroon, octoroon , sex, age, status, occupation, and number of district; as well as summaries and estimates by district numbers and "outside city" of the numbers of persons in each of these categories. Arter family. Letters, , Arter, and mentioning the raid on Sherwood Forest and items taken.

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There are transcripts of both letters. Ashby, John A. Descriptive list and pay and clothing account, 19 April Descriptive list and pay and clothing account, 19 April , for Private John A. Ashby of Company A, 12th Virginia Cavalry. Ashby-Thornton-Dickerson family.

In part photocopies. Genealogical notes of the Ashby, Thornton, and Dickerson families of Virginia, and includes information on the Camp, Fitzhugh, and Strother families. Collection consists of a volume compiled by Mary Ashby Camp d. Geographic areas in which the families lived include Culpeper and Stafford Counties and Petersburg, Virginia, and England.

Aspinwall, S. Letters, 14 March and 13 October , from S. Aspinwall, a Union soldier, to his sister. Atherton, Arlon S. Letter, 7 June Letter, 7 June , from Arlon S. Atkinson, Neville Lemmon. Reminiscences, Atkinson, W. Report, 17 March Atkinson, lieutenant in the Engineer Corps of the Confederate Army. The report discusses salt deposits in Virginia, including the counties of Amherst, Bedford, Botetourt, Lee, Mecklenburg, Montgomery, Pittsylvania, and Roanoke, and in what would become West Virginia, including the counties of Mercer and Monroe.

Atwood, White and Company Philadelphia, Pa. Letter, 1 February Hopkins in Lexington, Kentucky, referring to some business matters but principally concerning the view of Pennsylvanians for Virginians at the start of the Civil War. The author writes of the friendly regard of Pennsylvanians toward their border states and their irritation toward states further from Pennsylvania. Augusta County Va. Volume of Free Negro and Slave Records, The first is a List of Quarter Masters Stores etc. Avent, Tamlin.

Letter, 9 March Letter, 9 March , from Tamlin Avent b. He also writes about the effects of the Civil War on his family, his plantation, and Greensville County. There is also a typescript copy of the letter. Avery, Daisy Lester. Papers, , of Daisy Lester Avery of Richmond, Virginia, including correspondence and subject files, mainly relating to her involvement with the United Confederate Veterans and the United Daughters of the Confederacy.

The collection also contains letters of her son, James Thomas Avery, Jr. Ayre, Ellen. Letter, 19 February Letter, 19 February , from Ellen Ayre of Loudoun County, Virginia, to her friend Minnie, discussing mutual acquaintances, family news, including the financial troubles of her uncle William Benton b.

Babcock, Horace G. Letters, 11 October and 20 December Letters, 11 October and 2 December , from Horace G. Babcock ca. Babcock describes military life and combat with the enemy, including nearly being wounded; worries that there are cowards in his regiment; comments on flooding back in McKean County; and states that he saw General George B.

McClellan Babcock mentions a house was taken over by the military for its use. Bagby, George W. Letters, , to George W. Bagby, Tappahannock, Virginia, from family, friends, and business associates. Include a letter, June , from his nephew, Lewis R. Boswell, prisoner at Fort Delaware, regarding his ill health, diet, and asking for help in obtaining his release and that of Jarold D. Topics of other letters include health, the estate of Nancy Radford, family, death of a family member in the war, and insurance.

Bagby, John R. Letters, 19 January April , from John R. Bagby, while serving in the Confederate Army, to his wife, Bettie P. Bagby describing camp life, the life of a soldier, battle, and family events. Bahlmann, William F. Down in the ranks. Memoirs of William F. Bahlmann entitled "Down in the ranks" detailing Bahlmann's exploits while serving as captain of Company K, 22nd Virginia Infantry.

Bahlmann offers a comprehensive view of the life of the soldier in the Civil War through his description of camp life, food and supplies, death of comrades, interaction of Union and Confederate soldiers, health and medical care, and the battle of Droop Mountain.

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Record is a typed transcript. In the memoirs were published in the Journal of the Greenbrier Historical Society. Baird, William. Essay, Baker, Joseph D. Letter, 9 July , from Joseph D. Baker comments on the regiment's casualties and captured. He asks his brother to get John Albin to write him and tells his brother that he should not enlist, but stay home. Baker comments on the commanders of the regiment. Baker, Joseph W. Confederate service record, Confederate service record of Joseph W. Baker of Louisa County, Virginia, copied by his son J.

Baker in from shorthand notes made in Record is of Joseph W. Baker, Josiah L. Damage claim, no date. Damage claim, no date, of Josiah L. Baker b. Includes a list of the types of damages, and the estimated value of the items destroyed. Baldwin, Abel Seymour. Medical papers, Included are copies of letters sent by Baldwin; and account book itemizing lists and costs of supplies, especially food supplies; a case book, and a furlough book.

Baldwin, Luman E. Letters, , from Luman E. Topics include troop movement, battle of Salem Church Virginia during the Chancellorsville Campaign, his parents move out west, and a visit to Richmond after the war ended. Also included is a piece of grass that Baldwin took from Richmond. Banning, Mrs. Invitation, 20 December Invitation, 20 December , to Mrs. Van Derlip. Barclay, A. Civil War letters, Typescript copies of letters, , from A. Barclay comments on camp life and conditions and on the death of General Stonewall Jackson and the changes in organization as a result and upon the assumption of command of the Union army by Ulysses S.

Grant Barker, Moses. Barker ca. Barker describes picket duties, rations he receives, and religious services he attends. He discusses news of acquaintances in the army and asks after family and friends in Pittsylvania County. Barker offers advice concerning the education and upbringing of his children. He also mentions the battle of Big Bethel and fighting around Petersburg, Virginia.

Collection includes a letter from Barker to his daughters Martha J. Barker providing fatherly advice. Many of the letters are nearly illegible. Barker, William James. Discharge, 21 April Discharge is signed by Colonel D. Weisiger , commander of the 12th Virginia. Barnes, Thomas Rufus. Letter, 12 September Letter, 12 September , from Thomas Rufus Barnes d. Barnes also asks how the presidential contest is going in Ritchie County and adds that he is a Lincoln man.

Barry, William Farquhar. Letter, 18 April Bartlett, Chauncey Leroy. Letter, 14 September Letter, 14 September , from Chauncey Leroy Bartlett b. Bartlett writes about troop movements through Virginia, including through White Sulphur Springs and Manassas to Bull Run, burning enemy wagons and taking prisoners, skirmishes fought, and he gives his opinions concerning General Franz Sigel , slavery and abolition, and Southern independence. Barton, William Stone.

Letter, 30 May Order, 30 April Anderson at Aquia Creek requesting he return to camp with drummers and all music taken and report to officer of the day. Barton also includes instructions on drilling his men. Bates, James Allen. Correspondence, orders, passes, returns, and rolls concern the Veteran Reserve Corps at Hammond General Hospital, including the th Company.

Battey, Henry L. Letters, , from Henry L. Also included is an order for medals and the names of soldiers from the 2nd Rhode Island who are to receive them. Battlefield Markers Association Richmond, Va. Records, Photocopies, carbon copies, photographs, and photonegative.

Records, , of the Battlefield Markers Association of Richmond, Virginia, consisting of a loose-leaf volume containing photographs and texts of Civil War markers erected in Richmond and the surrounding counties of Chesterfield, Hanover, and Henrico by the Rotary Club markers were verified and photographed by the Richmond Civil War Round Table in ; minutes and resolutions of the Battlefield Markers Association and lists of trustees, donors, and aldermen; lists of markers, text for markers, and sketches for placement; drawings of marker designs and photographs of dedication ceremony for the battlefield markers at Walnut Grove Church Hanover County ; certificates of incorporation for the association and receipts; clippings and program for the dedication ceremony at Walnut Grove Church; and correspondence, and , concerning the design of the markers, placement of the markers, and other matters relating to the association.

Correspondence is maily to and from J. Ambler Johnston , secretary of the association. Baugh, William Fielding. Letter, 4 December Stewart , concerning the Battle of the Crater which took place on 30 July during the seige of Petersburg. Baugh was a lieutenant in Company G, 61st Virginia Infantry. Original of this letter is located in William Fielding Baugh papers, , accession Letters home, Accession Transcribed by Roy N.

Cain in Includes a brief biography in the prologue, a few copies of letters and envelopes, and a photograph of his tombstone in Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Transcriptions published as Letters Home: Letters of Lt. Baugh CSA Co. G 61st Va. There is an updated 5th printing which contains more letters than located in this collection. Papers, bulk: Baugh records camp news, discusses family matters, and notes efforts to get leaves of absence. He comments on clothing, food, and supplies. Collection include some letters written by family members to Baugh. Most letters are published in Letters Home: Letters of Lt.

Baugh Co. Cain 5th printing. The following letters are not in the published volume: Amanda C. Baugh to William F. Baugh, 25 March ; Amanda C. Baugh, 15 January ; William F. Baugh to Amanda C. Baugh, 19 December ; Virginius N. Baugh, 12 April ; H. Reid to William F. Baugh, 3 October The original of one of the letters dated 4 December is located at the Eleanor S. Bayless, W. Letter, 16 December Letter, 16 December , from W.

Bayless of Company B, 1st Tennessee Infantry, to his mother detailing his regiment's march from home, to Staunton, Virginia, and its final destination of Strasburg, Virginia. He describes Staunton and the surrrounding countryside. Bayless also mentions his plans to move to another regiment. Baylor, W. Papers, , of W. Baylor of Petersburg, Virginia, consistiong of: a commission, 5 February , as assistant surgeon in the Confederate army from Secretary of War Judah P. Benjamin ; oath of allegiance, 6 April , of W. Baylor; two letters, 7 September and 8 November , from George A. Otis , assistant surgeon-general, to Baylor transmitting abstracts of cases treated at the Confederate hospital in Petersburg during October and June ; and a letter, 20 April , from Charles H.

Military order, 2 September Photostat negative. Special order no. Baylor temporarily relieving him from duty at the Confederate Hospital and reassigning him to other duties immediately. Beadles, George Andrew, Jr. Papers, , Papers, , , of George Andrew Beadles, Jr. Beall, John Bramblett.

He also gives a description of Lynchburg, and writes about his duties as an officer, lack of clothing and supplies, and visits with friends and news of fellow soldiers. He requests Merrell to write more, encloses poetry to her, and reminiscences about their time together. Also included is a letter concerning genealogy on the Beall family, as well as an unidentified tintype and a photograph of Beall when he was in his later years. Bean, Thomas. Reminiscences, no date. Reminiscences, no date, of Thomas Bean b. These reminiscences were apparently dictated to, and written by, an unknown individual.

They begin with his capture by Confederate soldiers during the Battle of Weldon Railroad in August , and detail his subsequent imprisonment at Belle Isle and Libby Prisons in Richmond, as well as the military prison at Salisbury, North Carolina. They include details of the searches to which the prisoners were subjected, rations allowed, descriptions of the buildings and grounds, and the conditions which they endured. A hand-drawn map of Belle Isle prison is also included. Beard also provides information on her family during this time, stating that two brothers served in Company G, 31st Virginia Infantry.

These recollections first appeared as an article in the Pocahontas Times 4 November Beard, William M. Essays, 26 July Essays, 26 July , written by William M. Beard , Commander-in-Chief of the Sons of Confederate Veterans, and an unidentified author, on religion in the Confederacy. The essays were written in commemoration of the 91st Manassas Battlefield celebration.

Topics include support of the Confederacy by various denominations, the suffering endured by their congregations, destruction to their churches, the clergy's loyal oratory and their service in the Confederate army, the spirit of piety in its troops, and the work of Archbishop Jean-Marie Odin , as well as the American Bible Society. Beauregard, G. File copies of letters and telegrams, , of General G. Also includes an invoice of ordnance and orndance stores. Letter, 19 November Letter, 19 November , from G. Beckley, Alfred. Diary also notes some of the battles that were raging in Richmond, Virginia, Fayette and Raleigh Counties, West Virginia, and includes some personal financial information.

Bell, Charles H. Letter, 12 May Letter, 12 May , from Charles H. Bell b. Bell writes about skirmishing with the enemy and the tactics used by both sides, the surrender of Confederate soldiers, and he describes the scene of thousands of Union troops waiting to cross the Rappahannock River. A transcription of the letter is included.

Bell, Miller G. Letter, 3 May Letter, 3 May , from Miller G. Bell ca. Benjamin, Judah P. Letter, 25 March Letter, 25 March , from Judah P. Benjamin , Richmond, Virginia, to A. Stuart , Staunton, Virginia, requesting that Stuart come to Richmond as soon as possible for a conference with Jefferson Davis Bennett, C. Receipts, 4 March Receipts, 4 March , of Coleman D. Receipt, 4 March Receipt, 4 March , issued by C. Bennett , sheriff of Pittsylvania County, Virginia, for the hire of Ceaser [sic] and Len, slaves of Samuel Hairston for work on fortifications in the department.

Payment ordered by Colonel W. Stevens Bennett, Edgar B. Letter, 13 November Letter, 13 November , from Edgar B. He also notes that General William Sherman has captured Atlanta, Georgia, and is moving towards Charleston, South Carolina, and adds that it is the job of the army in front of Petersburg to occupy Robert E. Lee's army so that it cannot move against Sherman.

He adds that he is disappointed in the presidential election. Includes ribbon bits. Bennett, Risden Tyler. Speech, 10 May Berkeley family. Accession , Miscellaneous Reel 2. Papers, , of the Berkeley family of Aldie, Loudoun County, Virginia, containing correspondence pertaining to the following members of the Berkeley family: Lewis Berkeley, his sons, Edmund and William N. Berkeley, and Francis L.

Other correspondents include Thomas Griffin, A. Ramsey, C. Smith, George G. Thompson, P. Thompson, Beverley Tucker, and William Waller. The letters are mostly of a personal nature, discusssing college life, family news, farming, politics, and the Civil War. Berlin, Ira, editor. Records of southern plantations from emancipation to the great migration. Collection consists of papers and records of postbellum tobacco and cotton plantations in North Carolina and Virginia, dating and containing personal and family correspondence, store account books, rental account books, farm ledgers, legal records, cash books, and a diary.

Contains information on the credit system that developed following the war, postbellum store owners and the accounts of freedmen, the Freedmen's Bureau, the southern labor system including African American wage labor, sharecroppers, the African American experience following the Civil War, African American politicians, slavery, abolitionism and abolitionists, and Civil War, Reconstruction and New South politics.

Bernard, D. Order, 2 February Copy of Special Order No. Bernard, George S. Papers, , no date. Papers, and no date, of George S. Bernard of Petersburg, Virginia, consisting of letters, , from Pattie B. Cowles of Petersburg to Bernard while serving in the Petersburg Rifles later Company E, 12th Virginia Infantry stationed in Norfolk, Virginia, describing life in Petersburg in the early days of the Civil War; providing social and family news and gossip; declaring the devotion of the women of Petersburg to the cause and to the men who have left to fight; commenting on Alabama and South Carolina troops which have passed through Petersburg; and stating that President Jefferson Davis passed through Petersburg.

Papers also include an undated speech praising the men and women of the Confederacy and their continuing contributions. Betts, Luther. Papers of Luther Betts of the 9th Virginia Cavalry Regiment, including an order, 6 March , for cavalry detail, and parole, 2 May Beverley, Jane Eliza Carter. Includes information on Civil War action in the surrounding area, and her personal recollections of General Robert E. Lee These reminiscences were transcribed by Robert Beverley Herbert b.

Bevier, Isaac. Letter, 5 July Letter, 5 July , from Isaac Bevier b. He discusses the fighting and a flag that his regiment captured as well as news of camp life, including some souvenirs he and others have picked up. Letter, 15 September Letter, 15 September , from Isaac Bevier of Company E, 44th New York Infantry, to his parents detailing the second battle of Manassas Bull Run , his wounding, and his stay in the hospital including work as a nurse.

He also comments on the campaigning leading up to the battle of Antietam. Also includes a casualty list for the 44th New York. Beville, Ella. Notebook, Hardaway d. Bidgood, Joseph Virginius. Black concerning the War of military record of Obadiah Hawkins ca. Billingsly, Joseph.

Letters, December Billingsly outlines his military duties, describes the condition of his winter quarters, and discusses the weather. Billingsly also tells of washing clothes on Christmas Day and asks about his family. Bills, George. Letter, 27 April Letter, 27 April , from George Bills d. He states that the army is raising breastworks and that sharpshooters fire at anyone who shows his head. Bills writes that soldiers often talk about when they will be heading home and that he expects they will be paid soon. Bills also sends Calvin a power of attorney and some apple tree seeds. He asks Calvin to send a fine comb because of lice and ticks.

There is also a transcript. Binford, William F. Autograph collection, Autograph collection, , of William F. Binford, Jr. Collection contains signatures of prominent Confederate and Union military figures from letters, military records, legal documents, receipts, as well as clipped signatures. Also included is published biographical information for some of the individuals.

Binns family. In part, photostats. Papers include birth and marriage information; a list of slaves owned by various family members; a letter from Charles H. Binns, Jr. Birdsong, James C. Reminiscences of Civil War service, no date. Reminiscences of Civil War service by James C. Birdsong also mentions his being a prisoner of war. Blackford, Benjamin Lewis. Sketchbook, Accession c. In part photographs and negatives. Sketchbook, , of Benjamin Lewis Blackford of Lynchburg, Virginia, containing sketches of Spotsylvania County, Virginia, the ruins of Chancellorsville, Virginia, soldiers, and other landscapes.

Blackford, William Willis. Memoirs: First and Last, or Battles in Virginia. Memoirs of William Willis Blackford entitled "First and Last, or Battles in Virginia," are a typed transcript that detail, chronologically by campaign, the exploits of Blackford while serving as a cavalry officer with the 1st Virginia Cavalry Regiment under Jeb Stuart and as an officer with the Engineer Corps. These memoirs are very anecdotal, and were published in as War Years With Jeb Stuart reprinted Blackington, R.

Letter, 4 November Letter, 4 November , from R. Blackington of Company I, 20th Maine Infantry, in Culpeper County, Virginia, to his mother Louisa Blackington detailing how the regiment stripped homes for items to use in camp, providing other news, and asking for stockings that he can sell. Blair, Luther R. Parole, 8 May Parole, 8 May , of Luther R. Fletcher, Danville, Virginia. Blair, William B. Accession x.

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Letter, 9 June , from William Barrett Blair b. Blaisdell, George. Letter, 26 October Blanchard, Henry T. Letter, 9 November , from Henry T. Blanchard writes about recent battles with the enemy, including those at Brandy Station and Rappahannock Station, as well as the taking of prisoners, the location of various troops, and the cold weather. Letter, 27 August Letter, 27 August , from Henry T. Blanchard also adds a postscript to his brother. Bland County Va. Bland County, Virginia, Pleas, Board of Military Exemption Minutes and Board of Supervisors Minute Book, bulk , document specific types of records as noted related to county court orders such as the appointments of various Constitutional officers of the county and exemption board rulings, , related to permanent bodily infirmity during the Civil War years when paper was scarce.

Pages for these two sections are not numbered. There are loose papers in this section between pages and Blanvelt, William L. Letter, 28 December Letter, 28 December , from William L. Blanvelt, Lewinsville, Fairfax County, Virginia, to his brother. Topics include a recent battle at Dranesville Fairfax County , weather, Christmas, and views on the war.

The letter was written on letterhead illustrated with a portrait of General McClellan. Bledsoe family. Papers, , of the Bledsoe family of Fentress County, Tennessee; the Hinds family of Barren County, Kentucky; and the Conlee family of Washington County, Illinois; as well as from members of the families who settled in other parts of Tennessee and Kentucky and settled in California and Iowa.

Letters consist mainly of social and family news of the three families. Of particular interest are letters, , from William M. Bledsoe to his wife Sarah Hinds Bledsoe b. Hinds and James M. Bliss, Lyman B. Letter, 16 July Letter, 16 July , from Lyman B. Bliss b. Bliss comments that he was not at the fight because of his health, which he elaborates on. He also mentions his brother Samuel ca. Board, Francis Howard. Letter, 11 February Dearing, and troop movements. Bock, Linda Wilkinson.

In part Photocopies. Bock ; Bock and Wilkinson families; William L.