Tintype of an unidentified woman from Monroe County, Kentucky, whose family fought for the Confederate ArmyView Full Item in Tennessee State Library and Archives
Tintype of an unidentified woman in antebellum dress with a white bow in her hair. The woman is from Monroe County, Kentucky. Her family members reportedly fought for the 4th Kentucky, USA.
Issue of Republican Extra newspaper, including a report on the Battle of Wilson’s Creek, August 14, 1861View Full Item in Missouri History Museum
Contains report on the Battle of Wilson's Creek.
Book titled History of the Soldiers’ Aid Society of Ann Arbor, MichiganView Full Item in University of Michigan
Receipt for socks donated to the Confederate Army, September 17, 1861Bond, George WView Full Item in Mississippi State University. Libraries
Receipt certifying that Mrs. J. W. Rice gave six pairs of woollen socks for the use of the Confederate army. Signed by Mobile County Judge of Probate George W. Bond, 1861. Local identification number…
Letter from Harriet E. Powe to Sallie Fair describing the hardships of the first Christmas of the war, December 27, 1861Powe, Harriet E., 1843-1921View Full Item in University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library
Letter from school friend Hattie [Harriet Powe] to Sallie Fair discussing the first Christmas of the war. "We all have our trials, and this year has been an eventful one for us all. Many hearts have b…
Broadside about the lives of women during the war titled “Ladies of Richmond,” 1861View Full Item in Wake Forest University
Printed on white paper with black ink. First line "Fold away all your bright tinted dresses".
Illustration of Union loyalist Christopher Haun of Tennessee parting from his family before his 1861 execution for blowing up a Confederate railroad bridgeView Full Item in Digital Initiatives, James E. Walker Library, Middle Tennessee State University
William G. Brownlow, Sketches of the Rise, Progress, and Decline of Secession; with a Narrative of Personal Adventures Among the Rebels (Philadelphia: George W. Childs, Applegate & Co., 1862), p. 312
Ambrotype portrait of a woman wearing a Union officer’s belt buckleView Full Item in Tennessee State Library and Archives
Ambrotype of an unidentified woman in antebellum dress wearing a military belt buckle. The woman is from Monroe County, Kentucky. Her family members reportedly fought for the 4th Kentucky, USA.
Letter from Maud Fentress to her son David about life at home in wartime, February 3, 1862Fentress, Maud CView Full Item in UNT Libraries Special Collections
Transcript of a letter from Maud Fentress to her son, David Fentress telling him about day to day life. In her letter, she discusses the rising cost of goods and crops, and she also comments on the de…
Broadside titled “Confederate Soldier’s Wife Parting from Her Husband,” 1862View Full Item in Wake Forest University
Printed on yellow paper with black print, text within double line border. Illustrations of soldiers at either side of title. Imprint date from Crandall. First line "Here is thy trusty blade"!
Daguerreotype of an unknown Confederate soldier and his wifeView Full Item in Tennessee State Library and Archives
Cased, brass-matted daguerreotype of an unidentified Confederate soldier and a woman thought to be his wife. Both are seated, and pose with their hands in their laps. Young man wears a uniform jacket…
Program for an evening of “Patriotic Entertainment” to benefit the Soldiers’ Aid Society, Indiana, June 1862View Full Image in Indiana Historical Society
A night of music to benefit the Soldiers' Aid Society. This Civil War Home Front collection was funded by LSTA.
Letter from an unknown woman to her husband about recent events in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, published in the Raleigh Standard, January 1863View Full Item in North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
In January 1863 William Holden, editor of the Raleigh Standard, published a letter from an unidentified woman to her husband. The letter, written over several days, detailed events in Elizabeth City,…
Diary of Mary Boykin Chesnut, wife of southern politican James Chesnut, chronicling her experiences of the war from Columbia, South CarolinaChesnut, Mary Boykin Miller, 1823-1886View Full Item in University of Michigan
BEIN Za C4255 905D: Autograph of Madeleine Forrest and bookseller's label of International Bookfinders.
Tintype portrait of an unidentified African American womanView Full Item in Tennessee State Library and Archives
Handcolored ambrotype of unidentified African-American female. She is shown with her hands folded and wears a wedding ring.
Letter from the women involved in the Salisbury Bread Riots to North Carolina governor Zebulon Vance explaining their actions, March 21, 1863Moore, Mary C., North Carolina Governor (1862-1865 : Vance), Office of the GovernorView Full Item in North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
A letter from the women involved in the Salisbury Bread Riots to Governor Vance explaining their actions. This item was scanned as part of the American Civil War Sesquicentennial commemoration at the…
May 2, 1863 issue of the New South newspaper from Port Royal, South Carolina with news of the warView Full Item in University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library
Vol. 1 no. 35, Printed in Port Royal, S.C.
Letter relating R. Tilghman Smith’s visits to Smithfield and Oakland where the town is suffering, South Carolina, June 7, 1863Smith, R. TilghmanView Full Item in University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library
Letter relating R. Tilghman Smith's visit to Smithfield and Oakland, the latter, "suffered very severely. They have burnt all the mills except the powder and run off all the Negro[e]s except fifty," M…
Photograph of a hospital yard in Nashville, Tennessee, July 1863View Full Item in Tennessee State Library and Archives
Scene in the yard of a military hospital in Nashville, showing numerous men and women, some African American, among lines of hanging laundry.
Thank-you letter for donating to the Ladies’ Soldiers’ Aid Society, Curllsville, Pennsylvania, July 6, 1863Thorne, CharlotteView Full Item in Santa Clara University
Letter from Charlotte Thorne to Captain Bernard J. Reid. She thanks him for donated to the Ladies' Soldiers' Aid Society.
Susannah Pullen’s Civil War quilt, created following U.S. Sanitary Commission guidelines and used at Carver and Armory Square Hospitals in Washington D.C., 1863View Full Item in National Museum of American History
Mrs. Gilbert (Susannah G.) Pullen and her Sunday school class made this pieced quilt in Augusta, Maine in 1863. She followed the guidelines set by the U.S. Sanitary Commission for bedding to be used i…
Daguerreotype portrait of a woman carried by Confederate soldier Guilford Andrews during the war, taken September 26, 1863View Full Item in East Carolina University
Daguerreotype portrait (#P-275/112) of a Civil War-era woman, produced on a silver coated, copper 1/9-plate. The image is dated September 26, 1863, at Orange Court House. Guilford Andrews carried this…
Memoir of Confederate spy and Washington socialite Rose O’Neal Greehnow, 1863Grenhow, Rose O'Neal, Mrs. d. 1864View Full Item in University of California
Mrs. Greenhow was a secret agent of the Confederate goverrnment.
Pledge to the National Union League, an organization of men established during the war to promote loyalty to the UnionNational Union LeagueView Full Item in Western Illinois University
A Union League is one of a number of organizations established starting in 1862, during the American Civil War to promote loyalty to the Union and the policies of Abraham Lincoln. They were also known…
Letter from the Attorney General of North Carolina regarding the use of the Home Guard to arrest deserters, November 2, 1863Rogers, Sion Hart, North Carolina Governor (1862-1865 : Vance), Office of the GovernorView Full Item in North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Three page letter written to the Governor of North Carolina by his Attorney General regarding the effect of recent court cases on the use of the Home Guard to arrest deserters
Brady family wooden box, built to store valuables and hide them from marauding guerillas in the Cumberland Plateau region of TennesseeView Full Item in Tennessee State Library and Archives
The Cumberland Plateau region of Tennessee experienced brutal guerrilla warfare throughout the Civil War. According to local and family lore the Thomas Majors and Samuel Brady families constructed thi…
Photographs of the family of Confederate Sergeant Robert Frederick JohnsonView Full Item in Tennessee State Library and Archives
Sgt. Robert Frederick Johnson, Co. D, 7th Tenn. Cav., CSA, and his wife, Sarah Madison Taylor Johnson hold their daughter, Claudia. The baby died at the age of 15 months after a servant gave her cornb…
Document planning a fundraising fair for the Chicago Sanitary Commission, 1863Chicago Sanitary CommissionView Full Text in Wisconsin Historical Society
During the Civil War, the United States Sanitary Commission was the largest volunteer organization in national history, with chapters formed all around the northern states. In 1863, the Chicago Sanita…
Pamphlet titled “How Can We Best Help Our Camps and Hospitals?” published by the Women’s Central Association of Relief, New York, 1863Woman's Central Association of ReliefView Full Text in U.S. National Library of Medicine
Cover title Will digitize Condition reviewed
Map illustrating the operations of the U.S. Sanitary Commission, 1864United States Sanitary Commission, Lindenkohl, H. (Henry), Krebs, Charles GView Full Item in Manuscripts and Archives Division. The New York Public Library
Key to map symbols for branch supply depots, and distributing depots and relief stations.
Letter from Martha Poteet to her husband describing challenges with sickness, death, and speculators in McDowell County, North Carolina, February 4, 1864Poteet, Martha HendleyView Full Item in North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
Encapsulated letter. Martha is distressed because she and the children are still sick, and Bill Cowen is trying to get them to leave their home by preventing them from farming the land. She says the o…
Political cartoon titled “A Hint for the Sanitary Fair,” March 26, 1864Unknown, Harper's WeeklyView Full Item in Gettysburg College
Gettysburg College - GettOpen Public Collection; Political cartoons
An appeal for donations to aid white southern refugees at Cairo, Illinois, 1864Johnson, John WView Full Text in Wisconsin Historical Society
An appeal for donations to aid white Southern refugees at Cairo
Photograph of a famous sack of flour auctioned off in Austin, Nevada, to raise funds for United States Sanitary Commission, 1864View Full Item in University of Nevada, Reno, University Libraries
Photograph of famous sack of flour auctioned of in Austin, Nevada in 1864, raising funds for United States Sanitary Commission during the Civil War; photographic print
Sermon given by Dr. F. M. Hubbard on April 4, 1864 in memory of Confederate soldier George Burgwin Johnston, Chapel Hill, North CarolinaHubbard, F. M.View Full Item in North Carolina Department of Natural and Cultural Resources
A sermon given by Dr. F. M. Hubbard on April 4, 1864 in memory of George Burgwin Johnston.
Portrait of Belle Boyd, a Confederate spy who gathered information from occupying Union troops in Martinsburg, VirginiaUnidentified ArtistView Full Item in National Portrait Gallery
Born Martinsburg, Virginia (now West Virginia) Belle Boyd was one of the Confederacy's most well-known spies. She first attracted the notice of occupying Union troops in her hometown of Martinsburg, V…
Mathew Brady portrait of activist Sojourner Truth, who helped found the Colored Soldiers’ Aid Society and the National Freedmen’s Relief AssociationMathew Brady Studio, active 1844 - 1894View Full Item in National Portrait Gallery
Abolitionist and former slave Sojourner Truth was overjoyed when President Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863. Eager to assist the many refugees from slavery who had flock…
Memoir and letters from nurse Phoebe Pember who served at Confederate Chimborazo Hospital in Richmond, VirginiaPember, Phoebe Yates, 1823-1913View Full Item in University of Michigan
Photograph of an officer’s family on a visit to his miliary quartersView Full Item in The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs: Photography Collection. The New York Public Library
B-5207 [notes in folder] USSC
Broadside from the Confederate Office of Chief Wool Agent restricting the private sale of wool in Georgia, 1864Confederate States of America. War DeptView Full Item in Duke University
Signed: Wm. Hunter, Chief Wool Agent, District "A"; dated: Office of Chief Wool Agent of Confederate States, for District "A". Savannah, May 20, 1864. Caption title.
Letter from the State of South Carolina reviewing the destruction of Columbia and appealing for food for the city, February 27, 1865Andrew Gordon MagrathView Full Item in University of South Carolina. South Caroliniana Library
Reviews defense, fall and destruction of Columbia; appeals for food for the city
Apportionment for the relief of soldiers’ families, Delaware County, Indiana, approved March 4, 1865View Full Item in Ball State University. University Libraries. Archives and Special Collections
Written by T. B. McCarty, Auditor of the State of Indiana.
Letter from Martha Dooley giving updates on family members who are helping the Parke County Indiana Aid Society, March 14, 1865Dooley, MarthaView Full Image in Indiana Historical Society
Martha Dooley gives Rufus Dooley updates on their family members, who are engaged in various activities, from attending meeting to helping with the Aid Society. Dooley, Rufus This Civil War Home Front…
Letter from Rowena McMicken to her husband relating news about the war and life at home in Lake Mills, Wisconsin, April 27, 1865McMicken, Rowena OstranderView Full Text in University of Washington
This letter, from Rowena Ostrander McMicken to her husband, Captain William McMicken of the 10th Minnesota Infantry Volunteers, relates news about the war and life at home in Lake Mills, Wisconsin. Sh…
Letter from an unidentified Pro-Union woman living in Gainesville, Georgia to her sister in the North describing Confederate suffering, May 28, 1865View Full Item in East Carolina University
Letter written by an unidentified Pro-Union woman living in Gainesville, Ga., to her sister in the North shortly after the end of the Civil War. She describes wartime conditions of southerners, financ…
Illustration of Richmond women going to receive government rations, June 3, 1865Waud, Alfred R. (Alfred Rudolph) (1828-1891)View Full Item in Art and Picture Collection. The New York Public Library