United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
Subject Source: Unspecified ingested source
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
Overview This collection consists primarily of correspondence of Herman Burhaus, who was a volunteer in the 4th New York Union Regiment during the Civil War stationed in various cities in the Washington, DC, area. It also contains photographs of various members of the Burhaus family.
Found in: Special Collections and University Archives / Claude-Gray-Hughes-Tuck-Whittington Family papers
Overview The collection contains the papers of five 19th-century Annapolis families who were interrelated by marriage. The materials reflect daily life in Annapolis and at the Naval Academy, conflicts with the Spanish in the Louisiana Territory, local and national politics, and the Civil War. The papers also document religion, family relationships and personal affairs, 19th-century medical practices, and attitudes towards Black people and slavery.
Overview This collection includes 6 letters written to and by U.S. Navy Assistant Surgeon Aaron S. Oberly. The majority are "love letters" from Oberly to his future wife, Anna M. (Maria A.) Woodford while he was in Baltimore. In 1863, he served aboard the Union gunboat Kineo and in 1865, the steamer Santiago de Cuba.
Overview The Osburn family papers consist of letters primarily written to Ginnie Osburn by her brothers Lewis and James who served in Maryland regiments of the Union Army during the Civil War. Major topics within the correspondence include life as a soldier, family concerns, illness, financial worries, travel on the frontier, business prospects, and local news.
Overview Willis A. Pomeroy was a 1st lieutenant with Company C, 1st Regiment, Heavy Artillery of the Connecticut Volunteers. He was stationed at Hagerstown, Downsville, and Williamsport, Maryland, during the early days of the Civil War. This collection consists of Pomeroy's letters to members of his family during his time in Maryland as well as a general order appointing him brigade commissary. In his letters Pomeroy describes the state of his health, his need for money to purchase a horse, and his...
Found in: Special Collections and University Archives / James F. Stepter and the Steptoe Family papers
Scope and Content of Collection The papers of James F. Stepter and the Steptoe family consist of fifty letters which span the period 1862 to 1864. Twenty-six letters were written by James Stepter to his wife Amanda from Harpers Ferry and Union encampments near Brandy Station, Cullet Station, Bealton, and Berryville, Virginia. Major topics include Stepter's personal observations on the war and military life, politics, and family concerns. Twenty-threer letters were written by various members of the Steptoe family...