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Photostats of the Civil War letters by B.F. Hammond written during 1863 and 1864 from various camps in Virginia to members of his family in South Carolina. All letters were written on battlefields and contain vivid descriptions of "the bloody struggle." Also known as MSS 0-135.
Holograph letter by Cornelius Curtis to "Hon. Gideon Wells," Secretary of the Navy (1863) concerning acts practiced by civil employees of the government in regard to captured Confederate vessels in Florida. Also known as MSS 0-81.
This collection is comprised of a photostat of Wood's letter in duplicate. The letter is by Dallas Wood, Co. "K," 6th Fla. Vols, Finley's Brigade, dated Dalton, Georgia, December 25, 1863, to "Dear Sister." Dallas Wood's letter to his sister is chiefly a family letter written on Christmas day and deals only slightly with army life and the granting of furloughs. His reference to "the bloody struggle" was doubtless in anticipation of a forthcoming transfer to Virginia and Tennessee where Brig.-General Finley's Florida Infantry saw service during the following two years.
This collection of 39 letters were written by Parkhill to his wife, Elizabeth (Bellamy) Parkhill, from various infantry camps and campsites from September 30, 1861 to June 25, 1862. The letters express his concern for the welfare of his little family, the best location for their safety should the fighting get too close, and his personal feelings toward his wife and babies. He also included his opinions about the war and some information about his company's activities.
Includes MSS 89-12.
Photostat of a letter by H. Bradford dated March 20, 1864 to "Sister Mary," that was written at Johnsons Island and refers to the battle of Olustee.
The second item is a document dated May 1862 by Lt. F.L. Villepigue, Recruiting Officer, certifying that Jesse T. Bernard "has enlisted in Captain R.H. Gamble's Light Artillery Company for the war, and is ordered to report at camp on the 6th day of May 1862."
Also known as MSS 0-26.
Photocopies of Civil War items consisting of a 4-page letter, a sketch of "Concise View of Charleston Harbor, and two envelopes photographed front and back. The letter and sketch are from Jas. V.D. Loregin, Altona, Georgia, to Miss Joanna Wilson, Gainesville, Alabama. The letter, addressed to "Miss Joe," contains several good accounts of battles against the "Federals." each object in the sketch is numbered with a note attached that bears the same numbers thus identifying objects included in the sketch.
Also known as MSS 0-59.
Photostats of Civil War letters by John M. House written from a U.S. Military Prison, Feb. 24, 1865 to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Samuel C. House, Knoxville, Tenn.; John and his brother Samuel were in U.S. Military prisons at different locations (John at Johnsons Island and Samuel at Castle William, Governors Island, New York Harbor): John's letter mentions his brother and other members of the family, but he wrote chiefly about an exchange of prisoners which was taking place at Johnsons Island.
Also in Special Collections are letters by Samuel House to his parents (MSS 1965-142).
Photocopies of papers about Confederate Army Papers of Robert E. Lester, who served as Second Lieutenant in Company C, Fifth Florida Calvary. The Regiment was composed of eight companies of cavalry under the command of Colonel George W. Scott. D.W. Gwynn was Captain of Company C.
The collection includes copies of the following items: Muster Roll Company C Scott's Batln. Cavalry. Special Order dated Sept. 3, 1863. Special Order dated Nov. 3, 1863. Letter dated Nov. 3, 1863. Pay Receipt dated Sept. 3, 1864. Approved sick furlough dated February 1, 1865.
- Photocopying. 7
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives, Confederate 7
- Soldiers--Florida. 4
- Letters 3
- Soldiers--Tennessee. 2
- United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Prisoners and prisons. 2
- Amnesty 1
- Camp Milton (Fla.) 1
- Confederate States of America. Army 1
- Cotton 1
- Cotton growing--Florida--Leon County 1
- Financial Records 1
- Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865 1
- Florida--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Personal narratives 1
- Key West (Fla.) 1
- Leon County (Fla.) 1
- Manuscripts 1 ∧ less
- House, Samuel 2
- United States. Navy 2
- Bradford, Edward 1
- Bradford, H. 1
- Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Infantry Regiment, 2nd 1
- Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Infantry Regiment, 5th 1
- Confederate States of America. Army. Florida Infantry Regiment, 8th 1
- Confederate States of America. Navy. 1
- Curtis, Cornelius 1
- Hammond, B. F. 1
- House, John M. 1
- Johnson, Andrew, 1808-1875 1
- Lester, Lucy 1
- Lester, Robert E. 1
- Loregin, Jas. V. D. 1
- Mallory, Stephen R. (Stephen Russell), 1813-1873 1
- Nixon, James M. 1
- Nixon, Louise A. 1
- Parkhill, Elizabeth Bellamy 1 ∧ less