United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865 -- Sources
Found in 6 Collections and/or Records:
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.
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.
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.
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.