S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 (inclusive).

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Flagg, S. Griswold. S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 (inclusive).

S. Griswold Flagg collection, 1825-1938 (inclusive).

Materials relating to the Civil War including correspondence of military leaders on both sides, military documents, commissions, orders, inventories and administrative records, and private correspondence of important figures in the war. There are also letters from soldiers in the field and citizens viewing the progress of the war. In addition there are many autographs and memorabilia including Confederate war bonds, patriotic stationery and about a dozen photographs. In all some 120 names are represented.

1 linear ft. (2 boxes, 1 folio)

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Greeley, Horace, 1811-1872

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Horace Greeley (February 3, 1811 – November 29, 1872) was an American newspaper editor and publisher who was the founder and editor of the New-York Tribune, among the great newspapers of its time. Long active in politics, he served briefly as a congressman from New York, and was the unsuccessful candidate of the new Liberal Republican party in the 1872 presidential election against incumbent President Ulysses S. Grant, who won by a landslide. Greeley was born to a poor family in Amherst, New ...

Douglas, Stephen A. (Stephen Arnold), 1813-1861

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Stephen Arnold Douglas (April 23, 1813 – June 3, 1861) was an American politician and lawyer from Illinois. He was one of two Democratic Party nominees for president in the 1860 presidential election, which was won by Abraham Lincoln. Douglas had previously defeated Lincoln in the 1858 United States Senate election in Illinois, known for the Lincoln–Douglas debates. During the 1850s, Douglas was one of the foremost advocates of popular sovereignty, which held that each territory should be allowe...

Frémont, John Charles, 1813-1890

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John Charles Frémont (January 21, 1813 – July 13, 1890) was an American explorer, military officer, and politician. He was a US Senator from California, and in 1856 was the first Republican nominee for President of the United States. A native of Georgia, Frémont acquired male protectors after his father's death, and became proficient in mathematics, science, and surveying. During the 1840s, he led five expeditions into the Western United States and became known as "The Pathfinder". During the...

Hamlin, Hannibal, 1809-1891

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Hannibal Hamlin (August 27, 1809 – July 4, 1891) was an American attorney and politician from the state of Maine. In a public service career that spanned over 50 years, he served as the 15th vice president of the United States. The first Republican to hold the office, Hamlin served from 1861 to 1865. He is considered among the most influential politicians to have come from Maine. A native of Paris, Maine (part of Massachusetts until 1820), Hamlin managed his father's farm before becoming a ne...

Breckinridge, John C. (John Cabell), 1821-1875

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John Cabell Breckinridge (January 16, 1821 – May 17, 1875) was an American lawyer, politician, and soldier. He represented Kentucky in both houses of Congress and became the 14th and youngest-ever vice president of the United States, serving from 1857 to 1861. He was a member of the Democratic Party, and served in the U.S. Senate during the outbreak of the American Civil War, but was expelled after joining the Confederate Army. He was appointed Confederate secretary of war in 1865. Breckinrid...

Cobb, Howell, 1815-1868

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Howell Cobb (September 7, 1815-October 9, 1868) was an American lawyer and diplomat. He served as congressman (1843-51; 1855-57), Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives (1849-51), governor of Georgia (1851-53), and secretary of the treasury (1857-60). Following Georgia's secession from the Union in 1861, he served as president of the Provisional Confederate Congress (1861-62) and a major general of the Confederate army. Cobb was born in Jefferson County on September 7, 1815, the eldest ...

Orr, James Lawrence, 1822-1873

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James Lawrence Orr (May 12, 1822 – May 5, 1873) was an American diplomat and politician who served as the 22nd Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1857 to 1859. He also served as the 73rd Governor of South Carolina from 1865 to 1868 after a term in the Confederate States Senate. Orr was born at Craytonville, South Carolina located in Anderson County, South Carolina. He graduated from the University of Virginia in 1841 and became an attorney. He served as a Democratic Co...

Blaine, James Gillespie, 1830-1893

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James Gillespie Blaine (January 31, 1830 – January 27, 1893) was an American statesman and Republican politician who represented Maine in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1863 to 1876, serving as Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives from 1869 to 1875, and then in the United States Senate from 1876 to 1881. Blaine twice served as Secretary of State (1881, 1889–1892), one of only two persons to hold the position under three separate presidents (the other being Daniel Webster), and...

Halleck, Henry Wager, 1815-1872

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Halleck was born on a farm in Westernville, Oneida County, New York, third child of 14 of Joseph Halleck, a lieutenant who served in the War of 1812, and Catherine Wager Halleck. Young Henry detested the thought of an agricultural life and ran away from home at an early age to be raised by an uncle, David Wager of Utica. He attended Hudson Academy and Union College, then the United States Military Academy. He became a favorite of military theorist Dennis Hart Mahan and was allowed to teach class...

Sheridan, Philip Henry, 1831-1888

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Sheridan claimed he was born in Albany in the State of New York, the third child of six of John and Mary Meenagh Sheridan, Irish Catholic immigrants from the parish of Killinkere in County Cavan, Ireland. He grew up in Somerset, Ohio. Fully grown, he reached only 165 cm (5 feet 5 inches) tall, a stature that led to the nickname, "Little Phil." Abraham Lincoln described his appearance in a famous anecdote: "A brown, chunky little chap, with a long body, short legs, not enough neck to hang him, an...

Sherman, John, 1823-1900

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Sherman was born in Lancaster, Ohio to Charles Robert Sherman and his wife, Mary Hoyt Sherman, the eighth of their 11 children. John Sherman's grandfather, Taylor Sherman, a Connecticut lawyer and judge, first visited Ohio in the early nineteenth century, gaining title to several parcels of land before returning to Connecticut. After Taylor's death in 1815, his son Charles, newly married to Mary Hoyt, moved the family west to Ohio. Several other Sherman relatives soon followed, and Charles becam...

Burnside, Ambrose Everett, 1824-1881

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Burnside was born in Liberty, Indiana and was the fourth of nine children of Edghill and Pamela (or Pamilia) Brown Burnside, a family of Scottish origin. His great-great-grandfather Robert Burnside (1725–1775) was born in Scotland and settled in the Province of South Carolina. His father was a native of South Carolina; he was a slave owner who freed his slaves when he relocated to Indiana. Ambrose attended Liberty Seminary as a young boy, but his education was interrupted when his mother died in...

Butterfield, Daniel, 1831-1901

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Butterfield was born on October 31, 1831 in Utica, New York. He attended Union Academy and then graduated in 1849, from Union College in Schenectady, New York, where he became a member of the Sigma Phi Society. That same year, his father, John Warren Butterfield, founded the express company of Butterfield, Wasson, and Co., which later became the American Express Company. After graduating, Daniel studied law but as he was too young to sit the New York bar exam, he toured the country instead. Upon...

Hooker, Joseph, 1814-1879

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Hooker was born in Hadley, Massachusetts, the grandson of a captain in the American Revolutionary War. He was of entirely English ancestry, all of which had been in New England since the early 1600s. His initial schooling was at the local Hopkins Academy. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1837, ranked 29th out of a class of 50, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 1st U.S. Artillery. His initial assignment was in Florida fighting in the second of the Seminole War...

Patrick, Marsena Rudolph, 1811-1888

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Patrick was born in Hounsfield, Jefferson County, New York (near Watertown). He worked on the Erie Canal and briefly taught school. He was appointed to the United States Military Academy in nearby West Point, and graduated in 1835. Initially appointed a brevet second lieutenant in the infantry, he was promoted to first lieutenant in 1839, serving in the Seminole Wars. Patrick served in the Mexican–American War and was again promoted, this time to captain, in 1847. He was appointed brevet major i...

Sherman, William T. (William Tecumseh), 1820-1891

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Sherman was born in 1820 in Lancaster, Ohio, near the banks of the Hocking River. His father, Charles Robert Sherman, a successful lawyer who sat on the Ohio Supreme Court, died unexpectedly in 1829. He left his widow, Mary Hoyt Sherman, with eleven children and no inheritance. After his father's death, the nine-year-old Sherman was raised by a Lancaster neighbor and family friend, attorney Thomas Ewing, Sr., a prominent member of the Whig Party who served as senator from Ohio and as the first S...

Arthur, Chester Alan, 1829-1886

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Chester Alan Arthur (October 5, 1829 – November 18, 1886) was an American attorney and politician who served as the 21st President of the United States from 1881 to 1885....

Dix, John A. (John Adams), 1798-1879

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Dix was secretary of state for New York from 1833-1839, and Governor of New York from 1873-1874. From the description of John A. Dix letter : to Thomas Farrington, 1841 November 20. (Cornell University Library). WorldCat record id: 778859074 John Adams Dix and Erasmus Darwin Keyes were both Union Major Generals during the Civil War. Dix was also a former U.S. senator and Secretary of the Treasury, and went on to become the 24th governor of New York. After Major General Benja...

Jordan, Thomas, 1819-1895

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Confederate general, chief of staff to G.T. Beauregard. From the description of Memorandum, [1874?]. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122541762 Confederate general. From the description of ALS, 1882 Sept. 23, New York, N.Y., to G.T. Beauregard. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122475273 From the description of ALS : Memphis, to G.T. Beauregard, 1866 Oct. 26. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 1...

Crapo, Henry Howland, 1804-1869

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Flint, Michigan industrialist; governor of Michigan, 1865-1868. From the description of Henry Howland Crapo papers, 1830-1920. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34418574 From the description of Henry Howland Crapo papers [microform], 1830-1920. (University of Michigan). WorldCat record id: 34419702 Henry Howland Crapo, a native New Englander, served as mayor of the city of Flint, state senator for the 24th District, and governor of Michigan....

Parsons, Charles Baldwin, b. 1835.

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Beauregard, Pierre Gustav Toutant, 1818-1893.

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James, D. A.

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Mitchel, O. M. (Ormsby MacKnight), 1809-1862

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Astronomer, teacher, and Union soldier, of Cincinnati, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1823-1862. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 84185831 Astronomer and army officer. From the description of Letter of O. M. Mitchel, 1859. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454567 ...

Sprague, William, 1830-1915

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American army officer, and United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence, to an unidentified recipient, 1862 Feb. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575332 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence?, to Judge G.W. Paschal, 1875 Jun. 29. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270575325 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Providence, to Judge G.W. Paschal, 1873 Jan. 4. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270...

Parton, James, 1822-1891

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English-American writer. From the description of Papers of James Parton [manuscript] 1860-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647934391 Author. From the description of Letter of James Parton, 1875. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454871 Parton was an American biographer. His The life of Horace Greeley : editor of "The New-York tribune", from his birth to the present time was published in 1872 and his Life of Voltaire was published in 188...

Graham, Charles Kinnaird, 1824-1889.

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American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : [n.p.], to Commander Lynch, [1864?]. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269575198 ...

Force, Peter, 1790-1868

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American historian and mayor general. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Mayor's office, Washington, to James Greenleaf, esq., 1836 Aug. 25. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270524419 Antiquarian, historian, and mayor of Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers and collection of Peter Force, 1170-1961. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 81049951 Archivist and historian. From the description of Receipt, 1853. (Historical Societ...

Fry, J. Reese (Joseph Reese), 1811-1865

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Stearns, George Suther, 1809-1867.

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Stanton, Edwin McMasters, 1814-1869

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American jurist and politician. From the description of Letter signed : "War Department," to William Pitt Fessenden, 1862 May 19. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270580939 U.S. secretary of war 1862-1868. From the description of Telegram (draft) : ms. : Washington, D.C., to Ulysses S. Grant, Appomattox C.H., Va., 1865 Apr. 9. (Rosenbach Museum & Library). WorldCat record id: 122380613 Secretary of War; Associate Justice of the Supreme Court. ...

Kearny, Philip, 1815-1862

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General in Civil War. From the description of Letter : Harrison's Landing, to Gov. Olden, Trenton, N.J., 1862 July 21. (Bryn Mawr College). WorldCat record id: 28886059 American soldier and general for the Union Army during the American Civil War (1861-1865). From the description of Letter, 1845. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 145435278 Nephew of Stephen Kearny, Philip was educated at Columbia Law School. He entered the military in 1836 and served in the...

King, Horatio C.

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Union army officer, 1862-1865, and New York City attorney. From the description of Letterbooks, 1862 Sept.-1868 Nov. (New York University, Group Batchload). WorldCat record id: 58759159 Military man and politician. King moved to Brooklyn in 1865 and served on the Brooklyn Board of Education. From the description of Papers, [ca. 1840]-1925. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 155451560 Biographical Note ...

Chase, Salmon P. (Salmon Portland), 1808-1873

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Lawyer. From the description of Letter, 1845 March 4, Cincinnati, [Ohio], to Robert F. Paine, Columbus, O[hio]. (University of Toledo). WorldCat record id: 13541605 Salmon P. Chase served as the Secretary of the Treasury from 1861 to 1864. He oversaw the creation of the Bureau of Internal Revenue (1862) and implemented the introduction of the income tax and the national currency. From the description of Letter press book of the Secretary of the Treasury. 1863, Ju...

Dalton, Edward Barry, 1834-1872.

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Pendleton, George H. (George Hunt), 1825-1889

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Cincinnati, Ohio lawyer, state legislator, and Ohio Congressman and Senator. From the description of Letter, January 24, 1867. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 706817364 ...

Toucey, Isaac, 1796-1869

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Alfred T. Mahan, naval officer, was born in 1840. He graduated from the U.S. Naval Academy in 1859. He served as second president of the Naval War College, 1885-1886 and again in 1892-1893. His Influence of Seapower on History was published in 1890. From the description of Naval order, June 9, 1859. (Naval War College). WorldCat record id: 17944293 Toucey was Secretary of the Navy, 1857-1861. From the description of Letter, June 15, 1860. (Naval War College). Wor...

Pope, John, 1822-1892

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Pope, son of Illinois politician and judge Nathaniel Pope, was a West Point graduate and had an army career. After the Union army loss at 2nd Manassas (Bull Run) in August 1862, Pope was sent to Minnesota to put down the Sioux Indian uprising. He retired from the army in 1886. From the description of Letters, June 1861. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 310760857 American army officer. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Fo...

Winslow, B. F., b. 1810.

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Paine, Halbert E.

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Born in Chardon, Oh., in 1826, Halbert E. Paine graduated from Western Reserve College and practiced law in Cleveland, Oh., and Milwaukee, Wis. At the outbreak of the Civil War, Paine entered the Union army as the colonel of the Fourth Wisconsin Volunteer Regiment. He was promoted to brigadier general in March 1863 and led the Third Division of the Army of the Gulf in an assault on Priest Gap during the Battle of Port Hudson, where he suffered a wound that necessitated the amputation of his leg....

Butler, Benjamin F. (Benjamin Franklin), 1818-1893

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Union Army general; Republican Congressman; governor of Massachusetts. From the description of Letters of Benjamin Butler [manuscript], 1869-1890. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 647975649 Union general in the Civil War; Congressman; Governor of Massachusetts (1883-84) From the description of ALS : Bay View, to [President Grant], 1871 July 29. (Boston Public Library). WorldCat record id: 37939179 Benjamin Franklin Butler was a United States...

Lender, N.F.

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Thomas, Lorenzo, 1804-1875

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Thomas was born in New Castle, Delaware. He graduated from the United States Military Academy in 1823, and was commissioned a second lieutenant in the 4th U.S. Infantry. He fought in the Seminole War in Florida and, during the Mexican–American War, he was the chief of staff to General William O. Butler. He received a brevet promotion to lieutenant colonel for Monterrey, which was made permanent in 1852. From 1853 to 1861, he served as chief of staff to the commanding general of the U.S. Army, Wi...

Bartlett, John Russell, 1805-1886

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U.S Boundary Commissioner, antiquarian and bibliographer; John Bartlett was appointed in 1850 to establish the border between Mexico and the United States. He worked in Texas and southern New Mexico until 1852, when he decided to go to San Diego and work from there to the east. He was removed from his position in February 1853. He published his account of his experiences in two volumes, "Personal and Narrative of Explorations and Incidents Connected with the United States and Mexican Boundary Co...

Stephens, Alexander Hamilton, 1812-1883

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Former vice-president of the Confederate States of America. From the description of Letter, 1866 Dec. 26, Crawfordville, Georgia, to Henry Bradley Plant. (Boston Athenaeum). WorldCat record id: 260819402 Alexander Hamilton Stephens (1812-1883), lawyer, politician, Vice President of the Confederate States of America. From the description of Alexander H. Stephens papers, 1844-1882. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476996 Lawyer, journalist, governor of Geo...

Phelps, J. W. (John Wolcott), 1813-1885

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Phelps was an officer in the US military. His career began as a cadet at West Point in the 1830s. He retired as a brigadier general in 1862. From the description of Papers, 1833-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79136348 From the description of Diary, [19--?]. (Peking University Library). WorldCat record id: 60355023 John Wolcott Phelps (1813-1885), Brigadier General in the U.S. Army was a native of Vermont. He graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Poi...

Buchanan, James, 1791-1868

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000471.0x000128 James Buchanan, Jr. (1791-1868) was the 15th President of the United States, serving from 1857–1861. Prior to his presidency, Buchanan represented Pennsylvania in the House of Representatives and later the Senate, and served as Secretary of State under President James K. Polk (1845-1849). Source : About the White Hous...

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 1822-1885

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Ulysses S. Grant (b. April 27,1822, Point Pleasant, Ohio-d. July 23, 1885, Wilton, New York) was born in Point Pleasant, Ohio. He graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point in 1843. Grant fought in the Mexican-American War (1846-1848) and later served as the Union general who brought the American Civil War (1861-1865) to an end. In 1868, Grant was elected the 18th President of the United States and served two terms. Robert William Hughes was born at Muddy Creek P...

Mason, J. M. (James Murray), 1798-1871

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United States senator. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to C. Neale, Esq., 1849 Jan. 7. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607846 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Selma, to Joseph C. Cabell, Esq., 1846 Nov. 23. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607032 From the description of Autograph letter signed : to Messrs. Gales & Seaton, 1839 Feb. 6. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270607773 U.S. Congressman, and Confede...

May, John Bichard.

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Judson, George Earl, -1864

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Hampton, Wade, 1818-1902

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Wade Hampton (1818-1902) was a planter, Confederate officer, governor of South Carolina, and United States senator. From the guide to the Wade Hampton Papers, ., 1813-1891, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) South Carolina governor. From the description of Letter : Columbia, S.C., to Gen. Conner, 1880 October 31. (The South Carolina Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 32140158 Confederate Army off...

Letcher, John, 1813-1884

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Governor of Virginia. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Richmond, Va., to President Buchanan, 1860 June 13. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270591184 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Lexington, Va., to Hamilton Fish, Secretary of State, 1813-1884. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270590807 Native of Virginia; graduate of Washington College; lawyer, newspaper editor, presidential elector in 1848, and member of Virginia's constitutional c...

Latham, A., 1839-1900.

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Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

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Epithet: US President British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000000497.0x00000a American lawyer in Illinois and sixteenth president of the United States. From the description of Humorous story by Abraham Lincoln, ca. 1850. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122609161 From 1837 to 1841 Lincoln practiced law in partnership with John Todd Stuart, whose cousin Mary Todd he later married. From the...

Toombs, Robert Augustus, 1810-1885

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Robert Toombs (1810-1885), lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia. From the description of Robert Toombs papers, 1837-1880 (bulk 1850-1866). (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38477000 Robert Toombs (1810-1885) lawyer, U.S. Senator (1844-1861), Confederate General, married Julia Ann DuBois, resided in Wilkes County, Georgia. From the description of Letters to Julia Ann DuBois Toombs, 1850-186...

Buckner, Simon Bolivar, 1823-1914

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Simon Bolivar Buckner, governor of Kentucky during 1887-91, was born near Munfordville, Kentucky, in 1823, to Aytell Hartswell and Elizabeth Ann Buckner. He entered West Point in 1840 and saw active duty in the Mexican War after graduation. He later became head of Kentucky's state militia, then joined the Confederate Army as brigadier general at the start of the Civil War. After the war, Buckner was a journalist and businessman in New Orleans until he was allowed to return to Kentucky in 1868. I...

Reagan, John H. (John Henninger), 1818-1905

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U.S. Representative and Senator from Texas; Confederate Postmaster General. From the description of Letter to John W. Swindell, 1878 December 1. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 50734517 Postmaster General, C.S.A. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Palestine, Texas, to George W. Paschal, Jr., 1877 Mar. 20. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270616448 Born in Sevier County, Tennessee, John Henniger Reagan (1818-1905) c...

Murray, Henry Spencer.

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Civil War soldier; served as Captain of Company of the 124th New York Infantry Regiment. From the description of Letter, 1863 December 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122536740 ...

Cooper, Samuel, 1798-1876

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Army officer. From the description of Orders of Samuel Cooper, 1860. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79449910 Native of New Jersey, adjutant general in the U.S. Army, and adjutant general and inspector general in the Confederate Army. From the description of Samuel Cooper papers, 1775-1893 [manuscript]. WorldCat record id: 24201832 Samuel Cooper was a native of New Jersey, adjutant general in the United States Army, and adjutant general and inspector gene...

Scott, John Reed, 1869-1942

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Wheeler, Joseph, 1836-1906

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Confederate and U.S. Army general, and U.S. congressman from Ala. From the description of Letters, 1900-1905. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49377355 Confederate general. From the description of Joseph Wheeler photograph album, 1865-1866. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 241305535 Army officer. From the description of Joseph Wheeler correspondence, 1898-1901. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70981347 ...

Hale, John P. (John Parker), 1806-1873

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American statesman. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to A. Middleton, 1856 Apr. 21. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270505990 From the description of Autograph letter signed : "Senate Chamber," to Captain Palmer, 1861 Jan. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270503647 U.S. district attorney, U.S. representative and senator from New Hampshire, and U.S. minister to Spain; resident of Dover, N.H. From the description of John P. Ha...

Grant, Frederick Dent, 1850-1912

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American army officer; son of U.S. Grant. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Chicago, Ill., "Dear Gen." [William W. Belknap], 1874 Oct. 1. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 269567237 Son of Pres. Ulysses S. Grant. From the description of Letter, 1907 Sept. 12. (Historical Society of Washington, Dc). WorldCat record id: 70953071 Soldier, U.S. Army; son of Ulysses S. Grant. Served in 4th U.S. Cavalry, 1871-1881 and Span...

Lockman, John T., 1834-1912

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Mahone, William, 1826-1895

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Confederate Army officer, railroad administrator, politician. From the description of Papers, 1853-1895; (bulk 1876-1892). (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 23371607 Politician and senator, leader in "Readjuster" movement to readjust state debt. From the description of Letter : Petersburg, to Merideth Watson, Nottoway County, 1880 April 30. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 122539121 James Barron Hope was born 23 March 1829 in Norfolk, Virginia...

Meade, George Gordon, 1815-1872

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Union Army general. From the description of Civil War letters, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70978909 From the description of Civil War letters and general order of George Gordon Meade, 1862-1864. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 166428745 United States Army general during the Civil War. From the description of George G. Meade letter, 1867 Nov. 5. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 255632060 Meade was a US Army officer, ...

Meagher, Thomas Francis, 1823-1867

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Irish-American soldier. From the description of Autograph letter signed : New York, to Horace Greeley, 1856 May 16. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270637287 Army officer and governor of Montana (Territory) From the description of Papers of Thomas Francis Meagher, 1859-1865. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79454424 Irish revolutionary sentenced to death in 1848. After escaping to the United States, he became editor of the Irish News. He served the Union in...

Morris, Charles Jewett.

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Union soldier, from Bethany (New Haven Co.), Conn. From the description of Papers, 1862-1863. (Duke University Library). WorldCat record id: 20030273 ...

Ackerman, Amos Tappan, 1821-1880.

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Pickens, F. W. (Francis Wilkinson), 1805-1869

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Pickens was a congressman from South Carolina and later governor of that state. From the description of Francis Wilkinson Pickens letters from various correspondents, 1832-1834. (Harvard University). WorldCat record id: 612796541 From the guide to the Francis Wilkinson Pickens letters from various correspondents, 1832-1834., (Houghton Library, Harvard College Library, Harvard University) Congressman and governor of South Carolina. From the description of...

Whittlesey, Charles, 1808-1886

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Army officer, lawyer, and geologist, of Cleveland, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1827-1897. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 18446173 Soldier, lawyer, geologist, and historian who resided in Cleveland, Ohio. From the description of Papers, 1806-1909 / Charles Whittlesey. (Rhinelander District Library). WorldCat record id: 19898834 From the description of Charles Whittlesey papers, 1806-1909 [microform]. (Rhinelander District Li...

Welles, Gideon, 1802-1878

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A native of Glastonbury, Conn., Gideon Welles began his career as a lawyer but took up journalism as a profession, founding the Hartford Times, which he also edited, in 1826. Active in the Democratic Party in Connecticut, he served in the Connecticut state legislature and in several state offices. He later shifted his allegiance to the Republican Party due to his strong anti-slavery views and founded the Hartford Evening Press, a zealously Republican newspaper. President Abraham Lincoln appointe...

Flagg, S. Griswold.

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Davis, Jefferson, 1808-1889

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Mary Ann Lamar Cobb (1818-1889), wife of Gen. Howell Cobb (1815-1868). From the description of Letter to Mary Ann Lamar Cobb, 1888 Oct. 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 38476494 Jefferson Davis (1808-1889) was born in Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University for a short time before enrolling at West Point in 1824, at the age of 16. He graduated in 1828 and immediately joined the First Infantry. His regiment was engaged in the Blackhawk War of 1831. In 1833, he became a...

Sumner, Charles, 1811-1874

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Massachusetts lawyer and U.S. Senator, 1851-1874. He was an ardent abolitionist who attacked the south in his "crime against Kansas" speech in 1856. Two days later he was assaulted in the Senate, receiving injuries that took him years to recover from. From the description of Letters, 1858-1869. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 55768315 Born in Boston, Mass., the U.S. statesman Charles Sumner studied law at Harvard and practiced law in his native ci...

Lincoln, Robert Todd, 1843-1926

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American lawyer and statesman. From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1883 Feb. 8. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593081 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General, 1882 May 2. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270593085 From the description of Letter signed : War Department, Washington City, to the Attorney General [Benjamin H. Brewster], 1881 Dec. 10. (...

Clay, James B. (James Brown), 1817-1864

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Diplomat. From the description of James B. Clay correspondence, 1853. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79453612 Epithet: MP for Hull British Library Archives and Manuscripts Catalogue : Person : Description : ark:/81055/vdc_100000001476.0x0002d9 ...

Wool, John Ellis, 1784-1869

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Wool, a New York native, was a career U. S. army officer who began his service during the War of 1812, led victorious troops at the Battle of Buena Vista during the Mexican War, and commanded several departments in the eastern United States until he retired on August 1, 1863. From the description of Orders No. 302, May 28, 1847. (Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library). WorldCat record id: 301369825 John Ellis Wool (1784-1869) was an American military officer who fought in the...

Schenck, Robert Cumming, 1809-1890

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American soldier, politician, and diplomat. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to W.W. Belknap, 1870 Aug. 10. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270634505 Lawyer, U.S. Army officer, legislator, diplomat, and promoter of railroads and mining ventures, of Dayton, Ohio, and Washington, D.C. From the description of Papers, 1809-1882 (bulk 1850-1865). (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70952260 From the descri...

Breckinridge, William Campbell Preston, 1837-1904

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William Campbell Preston Breckinridge was a Confederate Colonel and later a representative to the Kentucky legislature. From the description of Broadside, 1862 July 17. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49342682 Lawyer and editor of Lexington, Kentucky. Confederate soldier and United States congressman. From the description of William Campbell Preston Breckinridge : papers, 1884-1888. (Filson Historical Society, The). WorldCat record id: 49419...

Thompson, Meriwether Jeff, 1826-1876

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Confederate veteran and Chief State Engineer of Louisiana. From the description of M. Jeff Thompson letter, 1875 Sept. 6. (Louisiana State University). WorldCat record id: 269015946 Meriwether Jeff Thompson, Confederate officer and mayor of Saint Joseph, Mo. From the guide to the Meriwether Jeff Thompson Papers, 1860-1940, (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Library. Southern Historical Collection.) M. Jeff Thompson, son of Meriwether and Marth...

Ingalls, John James, 1833-1900

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John James Ingalls was born December 29, 1833, in Middletown, Massachusetts. He was the son of Elias T. and Eliza (Chase) Ingalls. From the description of John J. Ingalls papers, 1833-1900, bulk (1858-1900). (Kansas State Historical Society). WorldCat record id: 50435869 Ingalls lived in Atchison and served as Senator from Kansas, 1873-1891 He was an attorney, lecturer, and author. For a biography of Ingalls see Burton J. Williams, Senator John James Ingalls, Kansas' Iridesc...

Wilkinson, Leonard L.

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Seward, William Henry, 1801-1872

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Lawyer, politician, and statesman; principle residence and law practice was in Auburn, New York; Governor of New York State, 1838-1842; United State Senator, 1849-1861; U.S. Secretary of State, 1861-1869. From the description of Collection, 1828-1936; bulk 1828-1873. (New York State Library). WorldCat record id: 50872192 New York lawyer and U.S. Senator who served as Secretary of State for Abraham Lincoln. From the description of Letters, 1852-1888. (Abraham Linc...

Anderson, Robert, 1805-1871

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Anderson was born at "Soldier's Retreat," the Anderson family estate near Louisville, Kentucky. His father, Richard Clough Anderson Sr. (1750–1826), served in the Continental Army as an aide-de-camp to the Marquis de Lafayette during the American Revolutionary War, and was a charter member of the Society of the Cincinnati; his mother, Sarah Marshall (1779–1854), was a cousin of John Marshall, the fourth Chief Justice of the United States. He graduated from the United States Military Academy (Wes...

Schurz, Carl, 1829-1906

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Army officer, statesman, journalist, legislator, and U.S. Secy. of the Interior, of Missouri. From the description of Papers, 1870-1901 (bulk 1870-1890). (Rutherford B Hayes Presidential Center). WorldCat record id: 70953302 German-American army officer, author and politician. From the description of Papers of Carl Schurz, 1862-1893. (University of Virginia). WorldCat record id: 32136358 U.S. cabinet officer, diplomat, and senator from Missouri, Union Ar...

Longstreet, James, 1821-1904

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U.S. railroad commissioner, army officer, and diplomat. From the description of James Longstreet papers, 1858-circa 1877. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 70980713 James Longstreet, military man, businessman, diplomat, and railway commissioner, was born 8 January 1821, in Edgefield District, South Carolina, and died 2 January 1904, in Gainesville, Georgia. He was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy (1842) and served in the Mexican War before he resigned from the U.S. Army ...

Buckingham, William A. (William Alfred), 1804-1875

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U.S. senator and governor of Connecticut. From the description of Letter of William A. Buckingham, 1873. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 79452131 Gov. of Connecticut. From the description of Autograph letter signed : Washington, to Hubert P. Main, 1870 Mar. 5. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270530879 From the description of Autograph letter signed : Norwich, Connecticut, to O.D. Barrett, 1873 Nov. 15. (Unknown). WorldCat record id: 270526212 From...