United States -- History -- Civil War, 1861-1865
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 9 Collections and/or Records:
Scope and Contents The collection consists of materials, compiled by collector Harvey E. Lemmen, as part of his extensive book, manuscript, ephemera and art collection on the life and death of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. The collection contains postage stamps, both used and unused, as well as decorative envelopes and assorted ephemera featuring Abraham Lincoln or commemmorating the events of Lincoln's life, death, and the United States Civil War.
Dates: circa 1920s-1990s
Collection Description The collection consists of materials, compiled by collector Harvey E. Lemmen, as part of his extensive book, manuscript, ephemera and art collection on the life and death of the 16th President of the United States, Abraham Lincoln. Three large scrapbooks of newspaper clippings and articles from local and national press are titled, v. 1 Lincolniana: his assassination and funeral; v.2 Lincoln in pictures; v. 3 Lincoln in advertising. The boxes contain additional scrapbooks and loose scrapbook...
Collection Description Correspondence to Grace Bedell Billings from friends, family, and from individuals requesting autographs and information about the letter she sent to Lincoln, 1925-1928.
Collection Description Personal and official documents and correspondence related to the American Civil War and to the institution of slavery, collected by Harvey E. Lemmen. A selection of documents from 10 states related to the ownership of slaves and abolition, 1805-1864; and correspondence and documents of the soldiers who fought in the War to and from family members and officials. Further includes 1914 letter from Robert Lincoln and accounts written after the War, as late as 1943, related to Abraham Lincoln and...
Item — Box 1
Collection Description Civil War era cartes-de-visite family album of unknown origin. Identified images only of Stonewall Jackson, and Gen. G. T. Beauregard and commercial prints of Com. Hollis and carte-de-visite of plant. Leather-bound carte-de-visite album with brass clasp. Oval or rectangular cut-out pages include hand painted Stars and Bars Confederate flag in first page; 9 full-portrait carte-de-visites of 3 men, 4 women, and 2 pairs; 16 head shots of 10 men and 6 women. Also included are 9 tintypes in...
Dates: ca. pre-1870
Collection — Box 1
Collection Description The patriotic envelope was a war-time propaganda phenomenon produced by both the North and the South during the Civil War. This collection of primarily Union patriotic envelopes depicts battles, flags, eagles, political satire, and caricatures of Abraham Lincoln, Jefferson Davis, Gen. McClellan, Col. Elmore Ellsworth, and other political heroes. Envelopes often have mottos and verses. They were first made for the mails and then as souvenirs.
Dates: ca. 1861-1890
Collection — Multiple Containers
Collection Description This diary was kept by soldier Whitley Read detailing his last year of service in the 10th New York Heavy Artillery, Company H. It also focuses on his postwar service on a Great Lakes Schooner. The last pages of the diary include brief memoranda and cash accounts.
Scope and Contents The collection contains six journals kept by William Welsh, containing entries dating from 1855 to 1908 and one folder of loose letters, notes, and newspaper clippings. The journal entries document the activities of Welsh, including his teaching and surveying activities in Knox County, Ohio, farming, weather, and personal observations. Entries occasionally mention the Civil War and other important matters of the time. The journals also contain a variety of newspaper clippings, genealogical...
Dates: 1855 - 1908