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[Private Silas A. Shirley of Co. H, 16th Mississippi Infantry Regiment, with books and sign reading Victory or Death!]

[Private Silas A. Shirley of Co. H, 16th Mississippi Infantry Regiment...

Photo shows identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; central oval and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available... More

[Captain Augustus C. Thompson of Co. G, 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment with sword]

[Captain Augustus C. Thompson of Co. G, 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment...

Photo shows soldier believed to be identified as Augustus C. Thompson. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-22. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collectio... More

[Map of part of Montgomery County showing] Topographical Approaches on the Left Bank of the Potomac to Washington City from the North West. Surveyed by Parties of U. S. Coast Survey detailed by A. D. Bache, Supt., to act under the orders of Lieut. Col. J. N. Macomb, Chf. Topl. Engr. of the Army of the Potomac. Parts of Sept. & Oct. 1861. Field work by F. W. Dorr & C. Rockwell, U.S.C.S. ...Drawn by E. Hergesheimer. Photographs by G. Mathiot and D. Hinkle.

[Map of part of Montgomery County showing] Topographical Approaches on...

Maryland, the District of Columbia, and the Potomac River

Henry S. Lane to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, February 25, 1861  (Recommends Henry Winter Davis for cabinet)
Lewis Pughe to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, January 22, 1861  (Supports Cameron)
Francis P. Blair Jr. to Montgomery Blair, Wednesday, August 21, 1861  (Telegram requesting commissions for Missouri officers)
D. K. Carlton to Abraham Lincoln, March 1861  (Recommendation)
Thomas T. Eckert to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, October 22, 1861  (Military affairs)
[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat and forage cap with cartridge pouch, ammunition pack, and bayoneted musket]

[Unidentified soldier in Union frock coat and forage cap with cartridg...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 122. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: ... More

[Untitled], American Civil War Glass Negative.
The liberator. v.31:no.2(1861:Jan.11)

The liberator. v.31:no.2(1861:Jan.11)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Abraham Lincoln, April 15, 1861  (Memorandum on New York Patronage)
R.N. Rice to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, January 24, 1861  (Invitation to use the railroad on trip to Washington)
The liberator. v.31:no.16(1861:Apr.19)

The liberator. v.31:no.16(1861:Apr.19)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The great expedition, [...] on the way to Port Royal Inlet / sketched at noon on 31st October, 1861, from the deck of the steamer "Matanzas."  The bombardment of Forts Walker and Beauregard, Port Royal Inlet, South Carolina, November 7, 1861 / sketched by our special artist on board the "Mercury."

The great expedition, [...] on the way to Port Royal Inlet / sketched ...

Two panoramic views showing Union ships on way to Beaufort, South Carolina and bombardment of forts in Beaufort. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, v. 5, no. 257 (1861 Nov. 30), pp. 760-761.

Benjamin F. Wade to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, December 31, 1861  (Meeting with Committee on Conduct of War)
[Union soldiers in front of a house] (Andrew J. Russel)
Elisha Whittlesey to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, September 24, 1861  (Introduction)
[Civil War envelope showing eagle holding olive branch atop shield, with message "Liberty and union"]

[Civil War envelope showing eagle holding olive branch atop shield, wi...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. Patrick Kernan, Esq., Camp Chace, care of Capt. Pike, Columbus, Ohio; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). pp/liljmem

Treasury Office-- city of Boston. Ward No. [blank] Your tax for the year 1861, amounting to $ blank] is now due…Frederic U. Tracy, treasurer and collector…J. E. Farwell & Co., City Printers, 32 Congress Street [1861].

Treasury Office-- city of Boston. Ward No. [blank] Your tax for the ye...

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 68, Folder 21g.

D.F. Jamieson, President of the South Carolina Convention, and Minister of War

D.F. Jamieson, President of the South Carolina Convention, and Ministe...

D.F. Jamieson, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left. Illus. from: Harper's Weekly, 1861, p. 76.

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union cavalry uniforms with Sharps rifles and Colt revolvers]

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union cavalry uniforms with Sharps rifle...

Title devised by Library staff. Frame: Berg, no. 7-22. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: L... More

[Major Charles S. Cotter, Union officer, Chief of Artillery, full-length portrait, seated, facing front] / from Hoag & Quick's Art Palace, Cincinnati, O.

[Major Charles S. Cotter, Union officer, Chief of Artillery, full-leng...

Title devised by Library staff. In: Adolph Metzner photograph album ..., no. 19. Misidentified as "W. Carter" on photograph. Color laser copy reference surrogate, showing front and back of photo, filed with fin... More

[Lieutenant William Sharpe Barnes, F Company, 4th North Carolina Infantry in frock coat]

[Lieutenant William Sharpe Barnes, F Company, 4th North Carolina Infan...

Photograph shows identified soldier, William Sharpe Barnes, who enlisted in 1861 as a corporal. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-86. Inscription on handwritten note: "William Sharpe Barnes, 19 ... More

[Unidentified young soldier in Union uniform and artillery Hardee hat]
[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform and fez with Model 1855 rifle musket and pepperbox revolver]
[Unidentified young soldier in uniform]

[Unidentified young soldier in uniform]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather geometric scroll. Uncertain if Union or Confederate. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://h... More

[A. J. Blue, cavalry soldier in Union shell jacket and bummer cap with three Remington revolvers in his belt, holding a sword]

[A. J. Blue, cavalry soldier in Union shell jacket and bummer cap with...

Photograph shows partially identified soldier. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-81. Additional information in collections file. Vintage albumen reproduction of tintype of A. J. Blue, Urbana, RF... More

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Bowie knife and revolver]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with Bowie knife and revo...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Imitation Eichmeyer. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased fro... More

John C. Fremont to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, September 05, 1861  (Telegram regarding dispatch sent to post office)
William Butler and Jesse K. Dubois to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, March 25, 1861  (Telegram regarding Springfield post office)
Simon Cameron to Abraham Lincoln, Sunday, October 06, 1861  (Introduction)
[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform]

[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate uniform]

Title devised by Library staff. Same sitter as tintype processed as AMB/TIN no. 2337, who is wearing South Carolina forage cap with Palmetto insignia. Case: Berg, no. 3-126. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP... More

[Unidentified soldier of Co. H, 7th Illinois Infantry Regiment,  in private's uniform with rifle]
Ruins of stone bridge, Bull Run, Va.
Castle Pinkney [i.e. Pinckney], Charleston, S.C., August, 1861, barracks

Castle Pinkney [i.e. Pinckney], Charleston, S.C., August, 1861, barrac...

No. 5140. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

Post Office, Boston. Summer mail arrangements ... John G. Palfrey, postmaster. Boston, May 1, 1861.

Post Office, Boston. Summer mail arrangements ... John G. Palfrey, pos...

Handwritten on verso: 1861. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 67, Folder 17.

Union spy at Camp Griffin, 1861

Union spy at Camp Griffin, 1861

Photograph shows Union soldier on horseback at Camp Griffin, Langley, Virginia. Photograph probably by G. H. Houghton, photographer of other photographs in this album and fellow resident of Mead's in Brattlebor... More

[Group of officers lined up in front of the tents]

[Group of officers lined up in front of the tents]

Title devised by library staff. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

U.S. gunboat Milwaukee - Mississippi River Fleet

U.S. gunboat Milwaukee - Mississippi River Fleet

No. 3131. Title from item. Caption continue: Mississippi River fleet. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

R. N. Hudson to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, January 18, 1861  (Recommendation)
[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with knife and revolver]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with knife and revolver]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; curved octagon and scroll design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp... More

S. F. Von Bonnhorst to Simon Cameron, Wednesday, May 01, 1861  (Rumor of Confederate attack upon Washington)
[Two unidentified soldiers in Union privates' uniforms in front of painted backdrop]

[Two unidentified soldiers in Union privates' uniforms in front of pai...

Photograph shows two soldiers, one with a lazy eye. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; geometric design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is ava... More

[Unidentified soldier in Union shell jacket and forage cap with handgun in front of painted backdrop showing military camp]

[Unidentified soldier in Union shell jacket and forage cap with handgu...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 69. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj pp/liljunion

Second Vt. Camp Griffin 1861

Second Vt. Camp Griffin 1861

Photograph shows train of horse-drawn covered wagons on a foraging expedition with the camp of the 2nd Vermont Infantry Regiment in the background at Camp Griffin, Langley, Virginia. Attribution of G.H. Houghto... More

The Methodist : the largest and best paper in the denomination / John A. Gray, Printer, Stereotyper, and Binder, Cor. of Frankfort and Jacob Sts., New York.

The Methodist : the largest and best paper in the denomination / John ...

Print shows a large advertisement for "The Methodist" a denominational newspaper published in New York; includes portraits of Rev. Henry Slicer, D.D., of the East-Baltimore Conference, Rev. George Peck, D.D., o... More

[M. Miller, Colonel, 18th Mo. Infantry, full-length portrait, facing right, standing before horse held by African-American man]
U.S. horse equipment Pattern 1854.

U.S. horse equipment Pattern 1854.

Photograph of design drawing showing items of horse tack such as saddle, bridle, and bit. In album: Benjamin Brown French "Photographs," p. 110. Title from item. Reference copy in LOT 12251, v. 2. Original in P... More

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with bouquet of flowers]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with bouquet of flowers]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Rinhart, no. 53. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: R... More

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with musket, knife, and sign reading Victory or Death! atop two books]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with musket, knife, and s...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 2-12. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2015; (DLC/PP-2015:180) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Forms part of: Lilj... More

Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, Monday, May 06, 1861  (Diplomatic appointments)
[Manning F. Force, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing left]
Battlefield of Bull Run, ruins of Henry house

Battlefield of Bull Run, ruins of Henry house

No. B124. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Dead soldiers lying side by side in a field]

[Dead soldiers lying side by side in a field]

Photograph shows dead Confederate soldiers at the southwestern edge of the Rose Woods, probably on July 5th or 6th, 1863 (Source: Early photography at Gettysburg / by William A. Frassanito. Gettysburg, Pa. : Th... More

George B. McClellan to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, October 12, 1861  (Telegram regarding military affairs)
[Unidentified soldiers of 5th Ohio Cavalry Company with horses and mountain howitzer]

[Unidentified soldiers of 5th Ohio Cavalry Company with horses and mou...

Title devised by Library staff. Frame: Thermoplastic. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased from: Ri... More

Brooklyn New York Congregational Church to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, May 14, 1861  (Printed Resolution [or Petition])
William T. Sherman to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, October 14, 1861  (Telegram regarding military affairs)
Kinsley S. Bingham to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, March 30, 1861  (Recommendation)
Salmon P. Chase to William Dennison, Thursday, September 19, 1861  (Introduction)
James B. Gardenhire to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, February 22, 1861  (Cabinet recommendations)
Abraham Lincoln, [May? 1861]  (Draft Fragment, Message to Congress, July 4, 1861)
Review of the volunteer troops in Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island, Charleston Harbor, S.C., in the presence of Mrs. Pickens and Miss Pickens, the wife and daughter of the governor of South Carolina / from a sketch by our special artist now in Charleston.

Review of the volunteer troops in Fort Moultrie, on Sullivan's Island,...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1861 Feb. 23, pp. 216-217. Mrs. Pickens is Lucy Petway Holcombe Pickens, third wife of Gov. Pickens of S.C.; identification based on date of event depicted (M. K... More

The liberator. v.31:no.20(1861:May 17)

The liberator. v.31:no.20(1861:May 17)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

State of North Carolina. A proclamation, by John W. Ellis. Governor of North Carolina Whereas: By proclamation of Abraham Lincoln, President of the United States, followed by a requisition of Simon Cameron, Secretary of War, I am informed that t

State of North Carolina. A proclamation, by John W. Ellis. Governor of...

Proclamation. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 135, Folder 12.

Robert Anderson to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, September 18, 1861  (Telegram reporting military situation in Kentucky)
Headquarters 6th Army Corps. Warren Station, in front of Petersburg, Va.

Headquarters 6th Army Corps. Warren Station, in front of Petersburg, V...

No. B212. Title from item. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

The key to East Virginia showing the exact relative positions of Fortress Monroe, Rip Raps, Newport News, Sewalls [sic] Point, Norfolk, Gosport Navy Yard and expressing the soundings of every part of Hampton Roads & Elizabeth River

The key to East Virginia showing the exact relative positions of Fortr...

Scale ca. 1:40,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 545 "Description of Fortress Monroe" appears in the lower left corner of the map. The important features at Fortress Monroe are keyed by letters to a list. Inset... More

U.S.S. Wabash, American Civil War Glass Negative.

U.S.S. Wabash, American Civil War Glass Negative.

No. 4939. Title from item. Mounted with four other photographs and one print. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Log cabin barracks at a military facility] (Andrew J. Russel)
Francis P. Blair Jr. to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, January 08, 1861  (Forwards letters)
John A. Gilmer to William H. Seward, Thursday, January 03, 1861  (Answer to Seward's offer)
Drum Corps, 93rd N.Y. Infantry, Bealton [i.e. Bealeton], Va.
Civil war glass negatives and related prints - Harris and Ewing, Washington, D.C.

Civil war glass negatives and related prints - Harris and Ewing, Washi...

Portraits and news photographs by Washington, D.C.-based firm, showing people, events, architecture in Washington, D.C. and elsewhere. No. B972. Title from item. Mounted with 5 other photographs with general c... More

23rd N.Y. Vol

23rd N.Y. Vol

Full-length sketch of soldier. Title inscribed vertically right margin. Inscribed vertically left margin: 8 buttons. Formerly Waud no. B-128. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.892) Forms part of: Morgan... More

Chattanooga, Tenn. View of Army camp

Chattanooga, Tenn. View of Army camp

Title from item. Reproduction of image from unnamed source. Inscribed below image: Vol. 75 opp p. 3708.

[Unidentified officer in Union uniform and Western hat with sword]
[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and hat with initials C.R.]

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform and hat with initials C.R...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Papier mache with mother of pearl; floral design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2014; (DLC/PP 2014:202) More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/l... More

[Unidentified young soldier in Union and Balmoral hat]

[Unidentified young soldier in Union and Balmoral hat]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-379 Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj pp/liljunion

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with bayonet and musket]

[Unidentified soldier in Union uniform with bayonet and musket]

Title devised by Library staff. Frame: Berg, no. 7-94. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj pp/liljunion

[Unidentified soldier in Union great coat]

[Unidentified soldier in Union great coat]

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Thermoplastic; floral design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Form... More

[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate infantry uniform]

[Unidentified young soldier in Confederate infantry uniform]

Photograph shows young soldier, possibly a drummer boy. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather; Eichmeyer design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is... More

Cedar Keys, Florida Historic map, Library of Congress nautical chart

Cedar Keys, Florida Historic map, Library of Congress nautical chart

Scale 1:50,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 117.35 From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey showing the progress of the survey during the year 1861 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 186... More

View down the Potomac from Union Arch (Andrew J. Russel)

View down the Potomac from Union Arch (Andrew J. Russel)

Photograph showing an aerial view of a wharf facility with large stone bricks scattered around. No. 131. Title from item. Title from published source: Entrance to Washington Water Works, Great Falls, Potomac Ri... More

A United States Army supply train passing through Hagerstown, Maryland

A United States Army supply train passing through Hagerstown, Maryland

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 5, 1861, p. 615. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4420 T. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia and American flag with message "Columbia, Columbia, to glory arise"]

[Civil War envelope showing Columbia and American flag with message "C...

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Mr. George H. Waldron, South Vassalboro, Maine; bears 3 cent stamp; postmarked in Oxford, November 5, 1861. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127) pp/liljmem

[Unidentified soldier in Confederate uniform with single shot percussion pistol]
2d Rhode Island infantry. American Civil War 1861-1865.

2d Rhode Island infantry. American Civil War 1861-1865.

No. 809. Title from item. Mounted with five other photographs. Gift; Col. Godwin Ordway; 1948.

[Ten unidentified soldiers that form a Union regimental band with saxhorns and drums]

[Ten unidentified soldiers that form a Union regimental band with saxh...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Leather, floral design. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2011; (DLC/PP-2012:127). More information about this collection is available at http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.lilj Purchased ... More

The Western wharves at Washington where Army supplies are received

The Western wharves at Washington where Army supplies are received

Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, v. 5, 1861, p. 615. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4420 T. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card.

[Resolutions of the Democratic convention.] [1861?].

[Resolutions of the Democratic convention.] [1861?].

Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page images and as full text in SGML. Printed Ephemera Collection; Portfolio 27, Folder 16.

Unknown, September 1861  (Extract from a letter written by a Mallory in Kentucky)
Katherine Chase to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, March 27, 1861  (Accepts invitation)
John Hanna to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, February 20, 1861  (Recommendation)
The charge of the First Iowa Regiment, with General Lyon at its head, at the Battle of Wilson's Creek, near Springfield, Missouri, August 10, 1861 / from a sketch by our special artist in Major-General Fremont's Division.

The charge of the First Iowa Regiment, with General Lyon at its head, ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 11, 1861 Aug. 31, p. 244.

Marye's House on Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Va.

Marye's House on Marye's Heights, Fredericksburg, Va.

No. 5044. Title from item. Caption continues: The spots on side of house and on pillars of porch are bullet marks. No. "116" etched in the negative. Mounted with three other photographs. Photograph is half of a... More

Robert Anderson to Abraham Lincoln, Saturday, October 05, 1861  (Telegram regarding military affairs)
Abraham Lincoln to William H. Seward, Saturday, June 08, 1861  (Diplomatic appointments)
The liberator. v.31:no.33(1861:Aug.16)

The liberator. v.31:no.33(1861:Aug.16)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

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