Skip to main content

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

 Subject
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings

Found in 49 Collections and/or Records:

Capt. Mackenzie message to the Confederates

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2010-284-0
Scope and Contents Message to the Confederates, Norfolk, Va., in answer to to our terms of surrender, signed Capt. Mackenzie. The message could be a copy of an original, and "Capt. Mackenzie" could be Capt. Ranald Slidell Mackenzie, who commanded the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery in 1864.
Dates: Created: [1864?]; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2011

Phelps Family Papers

 Collection
Identifier: 1961-39-0
Scope and Contents The Phelps Family Papers consist primarily of correspondence. Most of the letters date from 1854-1865 and were written to or from Rev. Winthrop Henry Phelps, who served as chaplain to the 2nd Connecticut Heavy Artillery during the Civil War and from his wife Lucy F. Robinson Phelps. Among the most noteworthy of the papers are a series of diaries maintained by Rev. Phelps. Several of these were edited by his granddaughter Ethel Lowerre Phelps in 1945 and published as limited editions titled "A...
Dates: Created: 1817-1945; Other: Date acquired: 02/09/1963

Charles E. Plumb letter

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2010-289-0
Scope and Contents Letter written from Washington [Conn.?] to his "brother," who he has recently heard was not hurt during the battle of Cold Harbor. He is grateful his brother and other brother, Seth, have thus far escaped unharmed. Also writes about his activities in Washington and health. Photocopy.
Dates: Created: 1864 Jun 26; Other: Date acquired: 12/09/2011

Plumb family correspondence

 Collection
Identifier: 1975-50-0
Scope and Contents The Plumb family correspondence (1975-50-0, .43 linear feet) consists primarily of letters written by brothers Seth F. Plumb and William H. Plumb during the American Civil War to each other and their sister, brothers, and friends. There are also two letters, one dated 1866 and one dated 1876, written by their brother Charles E. Plumb. Seth and William's letters provide extensive documentation of soldiers' lives and thoughts. Some of the letters have been transcribed. Click the On-line...
Dates: Created: 1861-1876; Other: Date acquired: 07/11/1975

Provost Marshal's Office letter regarding the draft

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2010-280-0
Scope and Contents Letter regarding the draft ordered by the President of the United States.
Dates: Created: 1863 Jul 24; Other: Date acquired: 11/09/2011

George Richards sermons and address

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2010-215-0
Scope and Contents Item 1: sermon delivered Apr. 27, 1862, and Feb. 4, 1866; Item 2: sermon delivered Sep. 14, 1862 prior to the departure of the 19th Regiment; Item 3: address, "How New England Can Hold Its Own," delivered Jan. 21, 1869, in Washington, Conn., at the dedication of Farmers' Hall.
Dates: Created: 1862-1869

Katharine Bissell Bogert Roe memoir

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-1960-23-0
Scope and Contents Ten-page memoir in which Katherine Bissell Bogert Roe recounts Litchfield in the 1860s when she was a teenager. She recalls visiting her Aunt Mary Bissell, other members of the Bissell and Welch families, and friends; details about the interiors and exteriors of houses; watching baseball; going to dances and the circus; riding down North Street imitating a circus performer on Dr. Gates's buggy; activities during the Civil War; giving Henry Ward Beecher an arbutus from Litchfield; and other...
Dates: Created: 1912; Other: Date acquired: 01/01/1960

George B. Sanford manuscript

 Collection
Identifier: 00-1964-18-0
Scope and Contents The George B. Sanford manuscript (1964-18-0, .21 linear feet) consists of an original typescript draft and copy of his memoir, "Experiences in Army Life of Col. George B. Sanford, Retired, U.S.A., lately Col. 6th Cavalry U.S.A.," written about 1893 or 1894, which details his experiences during the American Civil War. A copy of this manuscript was edited and published in 1969 by E. R. Hagemann in book form titled Fighting Rebels and Redskins: Experiences in...
Dates: Created: circa 1893; Other: Date acquired: 01/05/1964

Gen. John Sedgwick collection

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-1963-30-0
Scope and Contents Collection of papers related to Civil War Gen. John Sedgwick (1831-1864) of Cornwall, Conn. Items include photographs and documents relating to Sedgwick memorials assembled by Edward Kelly of Litchfield, 1963; a Litchfield Enquirer containing an article on the dedication of a memorial to Sedgwick at Gettysburg, Jun. 12, 1913; and an undated chronology of the events of Sedgwick's life.
Dates: Created: 1913-1963; Other: Date acquired: 12/01/1964

John W. Shaw letters

 Collection — Box 1
Identifier: 00-2010-276-0
Scope and Contents Six letters written by John W. Shaw to "Sir" during the Civil War from Alexandria, Va., and camp nearby. He reports on his health, his leg wound, his activities, and his strong desire to go home.
Dates: Created: 1862-1864; Other: Date acquired: 10/09/2011