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Creator:Grover, John C. (John Charles), 1844-1903
Title:John C. Grover Civil War journal
Date(s):1861-1865
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0032
Abstract:This journal was owned by Private John C. Grover of the Massachusetts 17th Infantry and chronicles his experiences fighting in the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. Grover's journal[...] contains frequent, autograph entries chronicling his experiences as a Union soldier in the Civil War from September 18, 1861, to July 27, 1865. Entries are short, but they provide information on troop movements, battles (occurring in North Carolina), orders, Grover's pay, the supplies he received, his daily activities, and news from other regiments. He also mentioned many soldiers dying of fever.
Subjects:Soldiers--United States--Diaries | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Campaigns | More Subjects
Creator:Rosenthal, L. N. (Louis N.)
Title:Rosenthal lithographic prints of Civil War encampments
Date(s):1861-1865
Call No:GRA 0106
Abstract:The Rosenthal lithographic prints of Civil War encampments comprises 23 color lithographs printed by Rosenthal's Lith. of Philadelphia between 1861 and 1865.
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Subjects:Military camps--United States--19th century--Pictorial works | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Pictorial works
Creator:Trumbull, H. Clay (Henry Clay), 1830-1903
Title:Henry Clay Trumbull correspondence
Date(s):1844-1892
Call No:MSS 0238
Abstract:Henry Clay Trumbull (1830-1903) was a noted author, editor, and Sunday-school missionary. The collection contains 120 letters written by various members of Henry Clay Trumbull's family. The majority of the[...] letters are between Trumbull and his parents and siblings.
Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Chaplains | United States--Religious life and customs--History--19th century | Connecticut--Description and travel
Creator:Saltus, James C.
Title:James C. Saltus letter and manuscript
Date(s):1862-1864
Call No:MSS 0098, F0102
Abstract:Confederate Lieutenant James C. Saltus's handwritten manuscript describing his Civil War experience from April-June 1864. The manuscript was written while Saltus was a prisoner of war at Division 22 Officers[...] Barracks, Fort Delaware, on October 14, 1864. Also included is a letter from Saltus to his niece on her letter writing and family matters, sent while he was at Fort Delaware.
Subjects:New Castle County (Del.)--History--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons
Creator:Matlack family
Title:Matlack family letters to Samuel J. Matlack
Date(s):1862-1865
Call No:MSS 0099, F0916
Abstract:This collection consists of seventeen letters written by members of the Matlack family in Philadelphia to Samuel J. Matlack while he was serving in the Union Navy aboard the USSWissahickon,[...] a gunboat in the blockading squadron off the coast of South Carolina, during the American Civil War, from 1862-1865.
Subjects:Presidents--United States--Election--1864 | Seamen | Soldiers | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Blockades | More Subjects
Creator:University of Delaware Library, Special Collections
Title:Nineteenth-century American military collection
Date(s):1846-1903
Call No:MSS 0541
Abstract:The Nineteenth-century American military collection is an artificial collection that contains 1.6 linear feet of American military records spanning the period 1846-1903. The bulk of the collection dates from the[...] American Civil War (1861-1865). Additional records are from the Reconstruction period (1865-1877) and the remainder of the nineteenth century. There are also five items pertaining to the Mexican War (1846-1848) and two documents from the U.S. Army Corps of Topographical Engineers from 1856-1858. The records primarily document the administrative and bureaucratic logistics of waging a war and maintaining an army. Items include official correspondence between officers; orders; morning, trimonthly, and consolidated reports of unit manpower and supplies; food inspections; cargo and livestock manifests; provisions for supplies; and discharges and appointments of individual soldiers. Some personal letters (11 items) to and from Civil War soldiers are also present, as are a number of personal letters to and from Civil War veterans written during the post-war period.
Subjects:Mexican War, 1846-1848 | Patronage, Political--United States--History--19th century | Reconstruction (U.S. history, 1865-1877) | Soldiers | More Subjects
Creator:Budd family
Title:Budd family papers
Date(s):1818-1866
Call No:MSS 0540
Abstract:This collection includes early nineteenth-century correspondence of the Budd family of Philadelphia (primarily to or from lawyer Thomas Allibone Budd) and the Davis family of Smyrna, Delaware, and late nineteenth-century[...] photographs of Budd family descendants.
Subjects:Lawyers | United States--Description and travel | United States--History--19th century
Creator:Boulter, Clara Agnes, active 1843-1869
Title:Clara Agnes Boulter mid-nineteenth century scrapbook from the American South
Date(s):1843-1869
Call No:MSS 0093, Item 0033
Abstract:This antebellum and mid-nineteenth century scrapbook from the American South bears the name Clara Agnes Boulter on the inside front endpaper. The contents of this book are largely centered on[...] ladies' manners, etiquette, advice, short stories, and fashion for women, though a significant component includes references to Confederate generals and Southern sympathies. Several items suggest the creator had ties to Texas and Virginia, and new clippings from Southern papers in Knoxville, Louisville, Arkansas, South Carolina, and Arkansas are found throughout the volume. The book features both fine and newsprint engravings, numerous news clippings of verse and articles, some original verse and art, and a few color prints. The volume includes two oval-cut albumen print photographs affixed to the pages, circa 1860s. One is of a house near a river with a water wheel and the second is of the Alamo in San Antonio.
Subjects:Scrapbooks--United States--19th century | Women--Southern States--Social conditions--19th century | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Confederate States of America
Creator:Tupper, Samuel, Reverend, active 1865
Title:Diary of the Reverend Samuel Tupper
Date(s):1865
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0110
Abstract:This is an American Civil War diary belonging to Reverend Samuel Tupper, describing his volunteer work with the U. S. Christian Commission in diary entries created between May 24 and[...] June 30, 1865, near Alexandria, Virginia.
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Subjects:Chaplains--Diaries | Chaplains | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Chaplains | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Civilian relief | More Subjects
Creator:Lilley, David N.
Title:David N. Lilley letters
Date(s):1861-1864
Call No:MSS 0219
Abstract:Letters from Delaware resident David N. Lilley to his sister Annie, written during his period of service in the Union Army during the Civil War.
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Subjects:Chancellorsville, Battle of, Chancellorsville, Va., 1863 | Fair Oaks, Battle of, Va., 1862 | Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | More Subjects
Creator:Reynolds, Thomas M, 1840-1864
Title:Thomas M. Reynolds letters to Louisa J. Seward
Date(s):1861-1864
Call No:MSS 0295
Abstract:Letters written by Union soldier Thomas M. Reynolds to his fiancee Louisa J. Seward, commenting on his relationship with Seward and his opinions about the Civil War.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Correspondence | Soldiers | Delaware--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:Durfee, P. B.
Title:My Journey to Memphis
Date(s):1866-1867
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0024
Abstract:This journal belonged to P. B. Durfee and chronicles two trips from Providence, Rhode Island, to Memphis, Tennessee, where he worked as a clerk during the 1860s.
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Subjects:Railroad travel--United States--History--19th century | Voyages and travels--History--19th century | Clerks of the works--Diaries | Clerks of the works | More Subjects
Creator:Rush family
Title:Rush family papers
Date(s):1789-1898
Call No:MSS 0314
Abstract:The Rush family papers consist of materia spanning the late seventeenth to late nineteenth centuries relating to the prominent Rush family of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | Choctaw Indians--Government relations | Philadelphia (Pa.)--History--19th century | United States--History--18th century | More Subjects
Creator:Latimer, Henry, Sr.
Title:Latimer family papers
Date(s):1690-1927
Call No:MSS 0117
Abstract:The manuscript collection of the Latimer Family Papers consists of material spanning the dates 1690-1927, with bulk dates of 1770-1870. The collection as a whole includes correspondence, newspaper clippings,[...] ledgers, checks, bills, receipts, indentures, deeds, wills, photographs, and ship logs. The collection details the personal and business affairs of the Latimer family and also documents events of historical and economic significance in the context of revolutionary America and early 19th century trade. The contents of the collection were previously arranged in chronological order, and are here presented in four series.
Subjects:International business enterprises--China--History--19th century | United States--History--Revolution, 1775-1783 | Delaware--Politics and government | United States--Politics and government | More Subjects
Creator:Chase, George P.
Title:Madness of rebellion : essay
Date(s):1864
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0125
Abstract:This autograph essay by George P. Chase, a Union sympathizer, was written during the U.S. Civil War (1864) and criticizes the Confederacy on what he calls "the madness of rebellion."
Subjects:Unionists (United States Civil War) | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Literature and the war | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
Creator:Stevens, John H.
Title:Eyewitness account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln
Date(s):1865
Call No:MSS 0099, F0977
Abstract:Consists of one handwritten manuscript by John H. Stevens in which he gives an eyewitness account of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln.
Subjects:United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives
Creator:David, B. B.
Title:David, David, and Smith travel and real estate journals
Date(s):1851-1906
Call No:MSS 0097, Item 0019
Abstract:These diaries, contained in four volumes, highlight daily life and travel to Wyoming, social activities, and real estate business, primarily in Iowa and Wyoming between 1851 and 1906. Individuals named[...] B. B. David, E. C. David, and William W. Smith produced three of these four volumes. The final compiler of the diaries is unknown.
Subjects:Travel writing--United States--History--19th century | Real property--Iowa--History--19th century | Surveyors | Travelers | More Subjects
Creator:Strickland, Peter, 1837-1921
Title:Peter Strickland papers
Date(s):1857-1912
Call No:MSS 0171
Abstract:Peter Strickland (1837-1922) was a shipmaster, merchant, and U.S. consul in the French colony of Senegal. Diaries and letter books of Peter Strickland dating 1857 to 1912. While varying in[...] content, the diaries center around Strickland’s life as a merchant, both on the sea as well as in Senegal. Issues of two French colonial weekly newspapers contextualize the events of the French colony during Strickland’s time there.
Subjects:Shipping--United States--History--19th century | United States--Foreign relations--Africa | Agents (commercial representatives) | Dakar (Senegal) | More Subjects
Creator:McKee, Robert B.
Title:Robert B. McKee papers
Date(s):1861-1901
Call No:MSS 0416
Abstract:The Robert B. McKee papers consist of correspondence, military orders, medical supply inventories, casualty reports, and other material related to service as a surgeon in the 1st Delaware Calvary regiment[...] during the Civil War.
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Subjects:Soldiers--Medical care--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Soldiers--Health--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Soldiers--Correspondence--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | Surgeons--Correspondence--United States--Civil War, 1861-1865 | More Subjects
Creator:Stewart, Richard H.
Title:Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material
Date(s):1861-2009
Call No:MSS 0694
Abstract:The Richard H. Stewart collection of Abraham Lincoln material comprises artifacts, prints, postcards, stamps, coins, clippings, publications, notes and research, and an 1861 appointment signed by Lincoln. The collection documents[...] the nation’s mourning of Lincoln through contemporary and commemorative ephemera, artifacts, and prints and reflects the collecting and research pursuits of native Delawarean, University of Delaware alumnus, and DuPont executive Richard H. Stewart (1936-2013).
Subjects:Presidents--United States--History--19th century | Assassins--United States--History--19th century | Collectors | United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865
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