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Civil War Papers - Various Locations

 Collection — Box: 140
Identifier: MSS 0-62

Scope and Contents

The collection consists of seven items:

1. Map of Pensacola Harbor, 1861, drawn by Paul Genti.

2. Manuscript letter by Lt. R. Dickinson, 21st Regt. S.C.N., dated Camp Graham, S.C., April 16, 1862 to "Dear Amanda" (Mrs. A.W. Dickinson). The letter is chiefly about an alarm in the Confederate Camp on Catalina Island off the Carolina coast. A good description also of the North and South islands.

2. Manuscript letter by R. Dickinson. Postmarked Charleston, S.C. (1862) to his wife, Mrs. F. M. Dickinson, Darlington, S.C. The letter was dated from an island off the coast of South Carolina and describes activities on the island which was being fortified, about possible future movements of his regiment and the like.

4. Application for Furlough under Lt. General Order No. 227, for account of Sergt. John Little, Alabama, Lt. Artillery. Dated Dalton, Ga., February 11, 1864. An interesting printed form filled in holograph and bearing the signatures of his commander and various other officers.

5. Two letter by S.J. Milkerson, dated Newton, P.A., September 28, 1864, to Mr. J.J.R. Love, Camp B. 8th Fla. Regt., Fort Delaware, Delaware City, Del. The first letter was chiefly to give Mr. Love "news from Fla." the second letter acknowledged receipt of a letter of Mr. love dated "the 21st," and mentioned Mr. Love's request "about the Bible," financial matters, etc.

6. Typewritten Memoranda of E. J. Vann, made in July, 1864. (Valuable paper- property of Mrs. Meade A. Love, Quincy, Fla.) The memoranda was made "while on a visit to the Florida troops at Atlanta, with Rev. Columbus Smith, as a committee of the relief to sick and we under soldiers at the front, and in the hospitals in the rear of Johnson's army." The memorandum gives a detailed account of the confusion throughout Georgia during the Civil war.


  • created: 1861-1864
  • Other: Date acquired: 09/23/1964

Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.


7.00 items

Language of Materials



Xerox copies of original manuscripts brought in by student John Thomson, Coral Gables, Dade County, Florida. Received by Florida State Universtiy Library September, 1964.

Source of Acquisition

Originals of miscellaneous Civil War material brought in by student John Thomson

Processing Information

Processed October, 1964.

Civil War Papers - Various Locations
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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