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Civil War collection, 1860-1977

Emory University

Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library

Atlanta, GA 30322

404-727-6887

rose.library@emory.edu

Permanent link: http://pid.emory.edu/ark:/25593/8z4tx


Descriptive Summary

Title: Civil War collection, 1860-1977
Call Number:Manuscript Collection No. 20
Extent: 10 linear feet (23 boxes), 7 bound volumes (BV), 5 oversized papers boxes and 28 oversized papers folders (OP), 5 microfilm reels (MF), and 1 framed item (FR)
Abstract:The Civil War collection is an artificial collection consisting of both contemporary and non-contemporary materials relating to the American Civil War (1861-1865).
Language:Materials entirely in English.

Administrative Information

Restrictions on Access

Unrestricted access.

Terms Governing Use and Reproduction

All requests subject to limitations noted in departmental policies on reproduction.

Additional Physical Form

The Robert F. Davis diaries in Subseries 1.1 are also available on microfilm.

Source

Various sources.

Citation

[after identification of item(s)], Civil War collection, Stuart A. Rose Manuscript, Archives, and Rare Book Library, Emory University.

Processing

Reprocessed by Susan Potts McDonald, 2013.

This collection contains material that was originally part of Miscellaneous Collections A-D, F, and H-I. In 2017, these collections were discontinued and the contents dispersed amongst other collections by subject or provenance to improve accessibility.


Collection Description

Scope and Content Note

The Civil War miscellany collection is an artificial collection consisting of both contemporary and non-contemporary materials relating to the American Civil War (1861-1865). The collection is divided into three series: Confederate miscellany, Union miscellany and Civil War printed material.

The Confederate series contains both contemporary and non-contemporary civil war documents, ephemera, currency and stocks and bonds; and photographs. The contemporary Civil War-era documents consist primarily of soldiers' letters; letters and papers of Confederate leaders, both civilian and military; and other official documents.

The Union series contains documents, memorabilia, and photographs. The documents consist of correspondence written by or about soldiers from the Union states, diaries, scrapbooks, military orders, regiment records, and other papers. Of particular interest are records from two African American regiments, the 2nd Kansas Colored Infantry Regiment and the 38th United States Colored Infantry Regiment, which document African American participation in the Civil War. The series also contains non-contemporary materials which relate to the Civil War, but were created after the war. These include materials created by or about former Confederate (military or civilian), materials relating to the United Confederate Veterans affairs, or about or pertaining to the Confederacy, written after the Civil War.

Union memorabilia includes a metal Union insignia, 98 Federal envelopes depicting a variety of images, and cards advertising the services of H.F. Bungardt, a pension attorney. The photographs and prints mainly contain images of various Union officers. The printed material series includes engravings and lithographs relating to the Civil War.

Arrangement Note

Organized into three series: (1) Confederate, (2) Union, and (3) Civil War printed materials.


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