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[Envelope addressed to Gen. Howell Cobb, Commdr., etc., Quincy, Florida.; postmarked Savannah, Ga.]

[Envelope addressed to Gen. Howell Cobb, Commdr., etc., Quincy, Florid...

Handwritten envelope addressed to General Howell Cobb of 16th Georgia Infantry Regiment and General Staff; bears 10-cent stamp. Title devised by Library staff. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2010; (DLC/PP-2010:105). Fo... More

Mansion of John E. Seabrook, Edisto Island, S.C.

Mansion of John E. Seabrook, Edisto Island, S.C.

Photograph shows two men, probably soldiers, posed in front of the Seabrook house with a third man off to the side in the garden. Title inscribed in ink on the front of the mount. Gladstone's inventory code and... More

Sweet potato planting, Hopkinson's Plantation

Sweet potato planting, Hopkinson's Plantation

Photograph shows slaves working in the sweet potato fields on the Hopkinson plantation. Title inscribed in ink on front of the mount. Date from similar photograph on mount at the New York Public Library. Capti... More

Map of the State of Virginia

Map of the State of Virginia

Scale ca. 1;887,040. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 465.45 General map of Virginia, West Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, and southern Pennsylvania showing cities and towns, roads, rivers, and relief by hachures. Th... More

A card Jenny Lamont! takes this occasion to inform the public that her farewell benefit at the National theatre previous to her departure for California is to take place on Tuesday evening next ... Jenny Lamont. [Washington, D. C. n. d.].

A card Jenny Lamont! takes this occasion to inform the public that her...

On verso: 1862. 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 209, Folder 14.

Francis Frith - The great pyramid, from the plain

Francis Frith - The great pyramid, from the plain

Photoprint by Francis Frith. Illus. in: Francis Frith, Egypt, Sinai, and Palestine, 1862(?). This record contains unverified data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Geogr.; Egypt Antiquities; Ph. Ind.

[François Bazaine and his wife, full-length portrait, standing]

[François Bazaine and his wife, full-length portrait, standing]

On verso: Fotografia: Aubert y Cia. 2[superscript A] C. San Francisco, 7, Mexico. Title devised by Library staff. In album: Portraits of rulers, politicians ... relating to the reign of Emperor Maximilian of Me... More

Horatio G. Wright to Henry W. Halleck, Sunday, October 05, 1862  (Telegram concerning military affairs)
The petition of certain non-conscripts, respectfully presented to the Confederate states Congress. To the speaker and members of Congress of the Confederate states of America ... The petitioners. By their counsel, John H. Gilmer. Richmond, Aug.
James Dixon to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, August 12, 1862  (Requests return of letter)
Position of Union Army April 5th and 6th 1862

Position of Union Army April 5th and 6th 1862

Shows the area of Wormsley Creek to the north and Poquoson River to the south as McClellan's forces prepared to launch the siege of Yorktown, Va. The locations of Howard's Bridge across the Poquoson and the roa... More

Andrew Johnson to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, April 09, 1862  (Telegram regarding arrests of disunionists)
Antietam, Maryland. Miller house, American Civil War Glass Negative.
Mark W. Delahay to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, January 28, 1862  (Telegram recommending promotion of James Lane)
Harrisons landing

Harrisons landing

Tents, and cannons covered with cloth. Title inscribed right margin. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.678) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Henry C. Bowen to John G. Nicolay, Wednesday, April 16, 1862  (Telegram requesting reply from Lincoln)
[Gilman Marston, head-and-shoulders portrait, facing right, in uniform]
A. Lincoln, President of the U.S.

A. Lincoln, President of the U.S.

This record contains unverified data from PGA shelflist card (copy of P&AGA catalog card). Associated name on shelflist card: Ehrgott, Forbriger & Company, Cincinnati. The same stone, with only a change of face... More

The Battle of Pittsburg Landing [Shiloh, Tenn., April 1862]: The woods on fire...Sunday, Apr. 6; 44th Regt, Indian Volunteers engaged

The Battle of Pittsburg Landing [Shiloh, Tenn., April 1862]: The woods...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1862 May 17. Reference copy may be in LOT 4416(O). This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: US Hist. 6 April 1862; Civ... More

The Washington Arsenal. American Civil War photograph by Mathew Brady.

The Washington Arsenal. American Civil War photograph by Mathew Brady.

No. 671. Title from item. Alternate title, photographer, and date from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil Wa... More

Sulphur Springs, Virginia (vicinity). Bridge over the north fork of the Rappahannock River
The liberator. v.32:no.18(1862:May 2)

The liberator. v.32:no.18(1862:May 2)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Richard Bates to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, March 03, 1862  (Appointment)
The liberator. v.32:no.48(1862:Nov.28)

The liberator. v.32:no.48(1862:Nov.28)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

The call! Balto., Oct. 1862
Abraham Lincoln to George Robertson, Wednesday, November 26, 1862
Theodore McNamee to William H. Seward, Saturday, August 23, 1862  (Telegram concerning appointment)
Anson Stager to Edward S. Sanford, Friday, October 17, 1862  (Telegram reporting election results)
Abraham Lincoln to Congress, [July 17, 1862]  (Draft of Veto Message)
General order. Headquaters. Department of Western Virginia, Charleston, Va., Sept. 24, 1862. General Order, No. The money issued by the Confederate government is secure, and is receivable in payment of public dues, and convertible into 8 per cen

General order. Headquaters. Department of Western Virginia, Charleston...

Exchange Wm. & Mary's College Lib. 2-14-41.; Rec. R. B. 3-10-41.; On verso, Copy 2: Exchange Wm. & Mary College Liby 2-15-41.; Printed Ephemera -Confederate States of America. Available also through the Librar... More

[From Maryland Heights at sunrise]

[From Maryland Heights at sunrise]

Signed lower right: Alf R Waud. Title devised from Harpers Weekly title. Published in: Harper's Weekly, November 22, 1862, p. 741. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.399) Forms part of: Morgan collection... More

Plan of Kettle Run and Bristoe Station August 27 1862.

Plan of Kettle Run and Bristoe Station August 27 1862.

Shows the area between Greenwich, Va., to the north and Cedar Run to the south two days prior to the beginning of the 2nd Battle of Bull Run. The location of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad is also indicated.

[Map of a part of Greenbrier County, West Va. /
Fernando Wood to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, December 08, 1862  (Cover letter)
Map of Spotsylvania County /

Map of Spotsylvania County /

Relief shown by hachures. Shows the names of some residents. Pen-and-ink with pencil annotations on a 1 1/2-inch pencil grid, on irregularly shaped tracing linen pasted together from 4 sheets, sectioned and mou... More

English party at Rejkjavik

English party at Rejkjavik

Drawing shows a group of English visitors in Iceland examining two horses while Icelandic men and a boy stand in the background. Taylor visited Iceland in 1862, perhaps en route to Russia. Gift; Charles F. Hear... More

A. C. Rossire & Co. to Jacob Van Fleet, Saturday, December 06, 1862  (Recommendation; endorsed by R. Withers)
Plan of 2nd battle of Bull Run, Va. : Shewing movements of troops from 27 Aug. to Sept. 1.

Plan of 2nd battle of Bull Run, Va. : Shewing movements of troops from...

Shows the movement of troops in a three county area extending from Warrenton, Va., in Fauquier County through Manassas, Va., in Prince William County, ending to the east around Centreville and Fairfax, Va., in ... More

Petersburg, Virginia. Female Seminary, American Civil War Glass Negative.
Cumberland Landing, Virginia. Federal encampment on the Pamunkey
Map of the present seat of war in Missouri.
Yorktown, Virginia. Both sections of Federal mortar battery No. 4
[Plan of Fort Henry and its outworks.
Jeremiah T. Boyle to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, September 08, 1862  (Telegram concerning military affairs)
Henry A. Wise to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, February 18, 1862  (Sends copy of telegram regarding military affairs at Cairo)
Nathaniel P. Banks to Edwin M. Stanton, Sunday, May 25, 1862  (Telegram regarding military affairs)
Route of troops and wagon trains from Warrenton Jnct. to Kettle Run

Route of troops and wagon trains from Warrenton Jnct. to Kettle Run

Shows the area of Fauquier County, Va., between Greenwich and Bristoe to the north and Warrenton Junction to the south on the eve of 2nd Bull Run. The location of the Orange and Alexandria Railroad is also indicated.

[Composite of scenes of] Our cotton campaign in South Carolina - gathering, ginning, packing and shipping the cotton crops of the Sea Island Royal, by the Federal Army, under General Sherman

[Composite of scenes of] Our cotton campaign in South Carolina - gathe...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper, 1862 Feb. 15, pp. 200-201. Reference copy may be in LOT 4397K. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: BI; Plantation... More

The late Rebel raid at Garlick Station, Pamunkey River, Va. [June 13, 1862]

The late Rebel raid at Garlick Station, Pamunkey River, Va. [June 13, ...

Wood engraving after A. Lumley in N.Y. Illus. News. This record contains unverified, old data from caption card. Caption card tracings: Shelf. Civil War, 1861-1865. Virginia.

Colton's Virginia. Historic map, Library of Congress
Copy of a map military reconnaissance Dep't Va. : [Hampton Roads and Norfolk regions, Va.] /

Copy of a map military reconnaissance Dep't Va. : [Hampton Roads and N...

Map of the Hampton Roads vicinity showing Confederate fortifications/camps, settlements, city street patterns, roads, railroads, canals, streams, vegetation, and swamps. "Note--This map shows the positions of t... More

Sketch of McClelland's [sic] position, July 7th, 1862 /

Sketch of McClelland's [sic] position, July 7th, 1862 /

Shows McClellan's army at Harrison's Landing in Charles City County and shows names of some residents. Pen-and-ink on tracing linen, mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H99 Available also through the... More

Xizang quan tu. Historic map, Library of Congress

Xizang quan tu. Historic map, Library of Congress

Pen-and-ink. Relief shown pictorially. Available also through the Library of Congress Web site as a raster image.

James Dixon to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, August 01, 1862  (Appointments)
Barnard to George B. McClellan, Tuesday, March 11, 1862  (Telegram regarding military affairs)
Plan of the Battle of Roanoke Island. North Carolina. Feby 8th 1862.

Plan of the Battle of Roanoke Island. North Carolina. Feby 8th 1862.

Federal forces under Burnside quickly overcame the Confederate defenders, giving the Union control of Pamlico Sound and a base on the Atlantic coast for operations against North Carolina.

Oregon Inlet, N. Carolina

Oregon Inlet, N. Carolina

Scale 1:20,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 316.9 From its Report of the Superintendent of the Coast Survey, showing the progress of the survey during the year 1862 (Washington, Government Printing Office, 186... More

Peter H. Watson to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, March 13, 1862  (Cover letter)
2nd Battle of Bull Run, Va. position of both armies, 6 p.m. Aug. 26th 1862, showing Jackson's flank march.

2nd Battle of Bull Run, Va. position of both armies, 6 p.m. Aug. 26th ...

The map shows the area surrounding the Bull Run Mountains including Centreville and Kellysville, Va. As part of the Second Bull Run Campaign, Pope's U.S. Army of Virginia assigned to protect Washington, the She... More

Antietam, Maryland. Field where Sumner's corps charged. Bodies of Confederate in front of the Dunker church
... Crawford's charge. Culpepper. Va. 1st Brigade, ist Division, Banks' army. August 13th, 1862.

... Crawford's charge. Culpepper. Va. 1st Brigade, ist Division, Banks...

C. S. A.; Verse. 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 187, Folder 18.

Map of the battle fields of Manassas and the surrounding region : showing the various actions of the 21st July, 1861, between the armies of the Confederate States and the United States /

Map of the battle fields of Manassas and the surrounding region : show...

Relief shown by hachures. Showing troop positions and movements, roads, houses and names of residents, fences, vegetation, drainage, and fords. Dedicated (facsim.): Presented to the city of New Orleans by Gener... More

The liberator. v.32:no.20(1862:May 16)

The liberator. v.32:no.20(1862:May 16)

Journal of the times Courtesy of Boston Public Library

Camp punishments--too fond of whisky [sic]--scene in the Army of the Mississippi

Camp punishments--too fond of whisky [sic]--scene in the Army of the M...

Soldier in barrel labeled "Too fond of whiskey; forged an order on the surgeon," with one soldier saying to him "How are you Monitor?" and another saying to him "Where's the Merrimac?" Illus. in: Harper's weekl... More

Joseph Hooker to Seth Williams, Friday, March 14, 1862  (Telegram regarding military affairs)
Gilead Shaw to Abraham Lincoln, Sunday, October 12, 1862  (Seeks office)
Samuel R. Curtis to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, October 10, 1862  (Telegram concerning military affairs)
J. G. Garland to Anson Stager, Saturday, December 13, 1862  (Telegram reporting battle at Fredericksburg)
John G. Nicolay to John Hay, Monday, September 08, 1862  (Sends letters; affairs in Minnesota)
Anson Stager to Edwin M. Stanton, Monday, April 07, 1862  (Telegram regarding military affairs)
John E. Wool to Edwin M. Stanton, Friday, April 04, 1862  (Telegram regarding military affairs)
William H. Seward to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, February 03, 1862  (Interview with soldier regarding case of Nathaniel Gordon)
Nehemiah D. Sperry to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, August 06, 1862  (Connecticut appointments)
Henry W. Halleck to George B. McClellan, Sunday, February 16, 1862  (Telegram reporting action at Fort Donelson)
Corinth, Miss. Railroad depot & Tishomingo Hotel
William H. Seward to John G. Nicolay, [1862]  (State Dept. clerks)
Horatio G. Wright to Abraham Lincoln, Sunday, September 07, 1862  (Telegram concerning military affairs)
General August V. Kautz. (Member of the military commission that tried Lincoln's assassins)
Hampton, Virginia. Ruins of old brick church. West end. (The oldest Protestant church in America.)
Ainsworth R. Spofford to John G. Nicolay, Wednesday, March 12, 1862  (Sends book)
Hampton, Virginia. Ruins of old brick church. (The oldest Protestant church in America.)
The War in Virginia - rebuilding railway bridge over Goose Creek, near Manassas Gap, by Col. Geary, 28th Pennsylvania Regiment / sketched by -- Edwin Forbes.

The War in Virginia - rebuilding railway bridge over Goose Creek, near...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, 1862 May 10, p. 41. Reference copy in LOT 4420B.

Keedysville, Maryland (vicinity). Smith's barn, used as a hospital after the battle of Antietam
A Thrilling scene in east Tennessee--Colonel Fry and the Union men swearing by the flag

A Thrilling scene in east Tennessee--Colonel Fry and the Union men swe...

Colonel David Fry and Union men grouped around American flag to pledge their allegiance to the Union, during plot to burn Confederate bridge, Tennessee. Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1862 March 29, p. 193.

Yorktown, Virginia (vicinity). Clark's house used a hospital for the reserve
Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex. ss. To either of the Constables of the Town of Reading. Greeting: In the name of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, you are hereby required to notify and warn the inhabitants of the Town of Reading quali

Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Middlesex. ss. To either of the Constab...

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 72, Folder 52.

John Yreeriack, Tuesday, November 11, 1862  (Statement concerning Carl P. Bushmann)
Soldier's true friend, Holloway's ointment & pills / Geo. Schlegel lith., N.Y.

Soldier's true friend, Holloway's ointment & pills / Geo. Schlegel lit...

Patent medicine label showing one man treating another man's wound.

Leaflets. The dying year and its young successor. by Mrs. C. B. Daniels. [c. 1862].

Leaflets. The dying year and its young successor. by Mrs. C. B. Daniel...

Verse. 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 189, Folder 21a.

Map of the State of Virginia [and Maryland, Delaware, West Virginia, and parts of adjoining States]. Compiled [by W. L. Nicholson] from the best authorities and printed at the Coast Survey Office. A. D. Bache, Supdt., 1862.
Proclamation. Executive office. Nashville, Tenn., May 9, 1862. Whereas certain persons, unfriendly and hostile to the government of the United States, have banded themselves together.. and are now going at large ... plundering Union citizens whe

Proclamation. Executive office. Nashville, Tenn., May 9, 1862. Whereas...

C. S. A. 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 175, Folder 20.

Ward No. 5. Notification. The inhabitants of Ward No. 5 in the City of Boston qualified as the law directs, are hereby notified to assemble at their Ward Room, Blossom Street, on Tuesday, the fourth day of November next ... S. F. McCleary, City

Ward No. 5. Notification. The inhabitants of Ward No. 5 in the City of...

This item formerly numbered as Portfolio 69, Folder 31d. This item has been renumbered from Portfolio 69, Folder 31d. Available also through the Library of Congress web site in two forms: as facsimile page imag... More

Antietam, Maryland. Ditch with bodies of soldiers on right wing used as a rifle pit by Confederates
Bacon's military map of the United States shewing the forts & fortifications.

Bacon's military map of the United States shewing the forts & fortific...

Scale ca. 1:8,000,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 24 Ent. Sta. Hall: Aug. 182 , 1862. At top of map: 1s. Bacon's military map of America. 1s. Forts are named and marked by small flags. Map also includes towns... More

Caleb B. Smith to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, May 23, 1862  (Appointment)
Battle of Antietam, Maryland--Burnside's division carrying the bridge over the Antietam Creek, and storming the Rebel position, after a desperate conflict of four hours, Wednesday, September 17 / from a sketch by our special artist, Mr. Edwin Forbes.

Battle of Antietam, Maryland--Burnside's division carrying the bridge ...

Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 15, no. 367 (1862 Oct. 11), p. 33.

Plan of the Battle of Antietam, Maryland.

Plan of the Battle of Antietam, Maryland.

Shows the location of troops stationed around Sharpsburg, Md. The locations of Antietam Creek and the Potomac River are also indicated.

Antietam, Maryland. Burnside bridge across the Antietam. Northwest view
Head Quarters of 1st Mass Cavalry, Edisto Island, S.C.

Head Quarters of 1st Mass Cavalry, Edisto Island, S.C.

Photograph shows Union soldiers posed in front of house. Some soldiers are seated in the windows.

[Six unidentified soldiers in 45th Ohio Infantry Regiment officers' uniforms with sabers]

[Six unidentified soldiers in 45th Ohio Infantry Regiment officers' un...

Photo shows officers smoking pipes and cigars as one opens a wine bottle; two soldiers and a horse stand in the background. Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 3-36. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DL... More

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