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[Portrait of Emanuel Rudasill, Company M, 16th North Carolina Regiment, C.S.A.]
Christian Haynes, Friday, September 18, 1863  (Affidavit; attested by James McClure)
H. M. McAliss, Monday, March 16, 1863  (Recommendation for Casper Keller)
Charles Jones and Isaac Fuller to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, November 13, 1863  (Praise General Busteed for his work in the recent political campaign)
Cyrus Aldrich to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, March 12, 1863  (Sends memorial)
Great Battle of Murfreesboro, Tenn.--Jany, 2nd 1863: between the Union Forces, under Genl. Rosecrans, and the Rebel Army under General Bragg
[Robert C. Schenck] to Abraham Lincoln, November 4, 1863  (Envelope only)
Secretary's report of the Soldiers' aid society, Church of the Unity, for the year 1862--63.

Secretary's report of the Soldiers' aid society, Church of the Unity, ...

On verso: 20 Sept. 1863. 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 70, Folder 26.

The head of the canal, opposite Vicksburg, Miss., now being cut by Command of Gen. Grant / from a sketch by our special artist, Henri Lovie.

The head of the canal, opposite Vicksburg, Miss., now being cut by Com...

Print shows Union troops and contrabands constructing a canal near Vicksburg, Mississippi. Title from item. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, v. 16, no. 391 (1863 March 28), p. 8-9.

Andrew G. Curtin to John G. Nicolay, Thursday, December 17, 1863  (Requests promotion for his brother-in-law)
Abraham Lincoln to Zachariah Chandler, Friday, November 20, 1863  (Reply to Chandler's letter of November 15)
Richard Yates, et al. to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, October 06, 1863  (Recommendation for Uri Manly)
Erastus Corning to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, June 23, 1863  (Acknowledges receipt of Lincoln's letter)
Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, November 19, 1863  (Telegram concerning military affairs)
Map of Fluvanna Co. Va.

Map of Fluvanna Co. Va.

"Map from the Confederate Engineer Bureau in Richmond, Va. General J.F. Gilmer, Chief Engineer[.] Presented to the Virginia Historical Society by his only daughter, Mrs. J.F. Minis, Sav[ana]h, Ga."--Note on map... More

John Hay to George Plumer Smith, Saturday, January 10, 1863  (Lincoln confirms he did offer to evacuate Fort Sumter in exchange for Virginia's loyalty)
[Morris Island, South Carolina. Unidentified camp]
Unconditional Union Men of Western Arkansas, Friday, October 30, 1863  (Printed circular)
Sunday, May 3rd : [Map of the battle of Chancellorsville]

Sunday, May 3rd : [Map of the battle of Chancellorsville]

Relief shown by hachures. Title in lead pencil in upper margin. Date from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pen-and-ink and pencil (some col.), mounted on cloth. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), H136 Available als... More

Columbia's glorious banner. By Wm. Sutherland. Winner & Co., ... No. 933 Spring Garden Street
[Preliminary field sketches of parts of the Chancellorsville battlefield, May 2-4, 1863].

[Preliminary field sketches of parts of the Chancellorsville battlefie...

Some maps show troop positions. Relief shown by hachures on some maps. Title from Stephenson's Civil War maps, 1989. Pencil (some col.) on ledger paper, mounted between sheets of transparent paper. LC Civil War... More

Southern Mississippi and Alabama showing the approaches to Mobile.

Southern Mississippi and Alabama showing the approaches to Mobile.

Map includes part of west Florida and shows drainage, place names, roads, and railroads. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 260.1 LC Railroad maps, 140 Description derived from published bibliography. "U.S. Coast Sur... More

Portions of the military departments of Virginia, Washington, Middle & the Susquehanna,

Portions of the military departments of Virginia, Washington, Middle &...

Scale 1:200,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 47.2 Roughly drawn base map covering southern Pennsylvania, Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D. C., and indicating populated places, common roads and tur... More

Approaches to Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, on the Arkansas River : captured by the U.S. Mississippi Squadron, under command of Act'g. Rear Admiral David D. Porter, U.S.N., January 11th, 1863 /

Approaches to Fort Hindman, Arkansas Post, on the Arkansas River : cap...

Annotated in pencil on verso: Approaches to Fort Hindman, Arkansas River, January 11, 1863. Shows Fort Hindman and adjacent areas of the Arkansas River. From the Joseph R. Hawley papers in LC Manuscript Divisio... More

D. M. Leatherman to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, August 13, 1863  (Introduction)
Charles Ward, Thursday, September 10, 1863  (Affidavit; attested by James McClure)
David L. Philips, Thursday, January 08, 1863  (Endorsement)
Sketch of the vicinity of the falls of Caney Fork of Cumberland River, Ten. [sic] /

Sketch of the vicinity of the falls of Caney Fork of Cumberland River,...

Relief shown by hachures. Shows parts of Warren and Van Buren counties, Tennessee, indicating rivers, falls, roads, houses and names of residents and woodland. Sun print. Description derived from published bibl... More

"Emancipation Day in South Carolina" - the Color-Sergeant of the   1st South Carolina (Colored) addressing the regiment, after having been presented with the Stars and Stripes, at Smith's plantation, Port Royal, January 1

"Emancipation Day in South Carolina" - the Color-Sergeant of the 1st...

Title and other information transcribed from caption card. Illus. in: Frank Leslie's illustrated newspaper, vol. 15, no. 382 (1863 Jan. 24), p. 276.

William H. Seward to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, June 10, 1863  (Meeting with Molina; with Lincoln's response)
City of Boston. Boston water works ... You are hereby notified that the water will be stopped upon your premises for about five hours, for the purpose of making repairs on the works. E. R. Jones, Supt. of Eastern Division ... J. E. Farwell & Co.

City of Boston. Boston water works ... You are hereby notified that th...

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 70, Folder 25.

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. Body of Confederate sharpshooter
Map showing the positions occupied by the Tenth New York Cavalry in the cavalry engagements on the right flank at Gettysburg, Penn. : on July 2 & 3, 1863, between the Union cavalry under Gen. D. McM. Gregg and the Confederate cavalry under Gen. J.E.B. Stuart /

Map showing the positions occupied by the Tenth New York Cavalry in th...

Union positions are indicated in black and Confederate positions in red. Description derived from published bibliography. LC Civil War maps (2nd ed.), 346.1 Available also through the Library of Congress Web si... More

Abraham Lincoln to Erastus Corning, Saturday, June 13, 1863  (Cover letter)
Chattanooga A chart of the battle between the forces of Gens. Grant and Braxton Bragg, fought Nov. 24-5 1863.

Chattanooga A chart of the battle between the forces of Gens. Grant an...

Detail of a printed map to which Sneden has added color and arrows to highlight the lines of Union advance on Missionary Ridge (Sherman's forces from the north on the Confederate right and Hooker's from the sou... More

Edwin M. Stanton to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, May 29, 1863  (Communication with General Rosecrans)
Permit us to call your attention to our extensive manufactory of regulation and presentation swords, and military, masonic, odd fellows' and sons of temperance goods, regalia, jewels, &c ... Emerson & Silver, Trenton. N. J. 1863.
Position of Union and Rebel forces, Oct. 14, 1863

Position of Union and Rebel forces, Oct. 14, 1863

Map shows Union troops on the road running parallel to the Orange and Alexandria railroad. Just past Bristoe Station, as Union troops crossed Broad Run, a Confederate battery emerged from woods north of the ra... More

Bealeton, Virginia. Company K, 93d New York Infantry. (Morgan Rifles)
Bealeton, Virginia. Capt. Cunningham of Gen. T.F. Meagher's staff
Falmouth, Virginia. A muss at headquarters, Army of the Potomac
The Invasion of the North - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / from a sketch by Mr. Perkins.

The Invasion of the North - Harrisburg, Pennsylvania / from a sketch b...

View of the city from across Susquehanna River. Reference copy in LOT 4416G (1863). Illus. in: Harper's weekly, 1863 July 18, p. 461.

Washington, District of Columbia. 17th New York Independent Battery Light Artillery on review

Washington, District of Columbia. 17th New York Independent Battery Li...

Photo shows the United States Capitol in the background.

[Civil War envelope with "God save the Union"]

[Civil War envelope with "God save the Union"]

Title devised by Library staff. Addressed to Father & Mother, Centerville, Allegeny Co., New York, from Mervin; bears 3 cent stamp. Gift; Tom Liljenquist; 2012; (DLC/PP-2012:127) pp/liljmem

[Morris Island, South Carolina. Unidentified camp]
Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan / photograph by F. Gutekunst.

Maj. Gen. Geo. B. McClellan / photograph by F. Gutekunst.

Photograph shows George Brinton McClellan, half-length portrait, seated, facing slightly right with hands on lap, wearing military uniform. Title from item. Inscribed in ink on verso: No. 31. Filed January 13th... More

Resumption of the draft - inside the Provost Marshal's office, Sixth District - the wheel goes round

Resumption of the draft - inside the Provost Marshal's office, Sixth D...

Blindfolded men drawing names for the draft. N.Y.C. Illus. in: Harper's Weekly, 1863. Ref. copy may be in LOT 4420 O - CIVIL WAR, 1861-1865 DRAFT. This record contains unverified data from caption card.

Officers of 93d New York Infantry, Bealton, Va., August, 1863

Officers of 93d New York Infantry, Bealton, Va., August, 1863

No. 505. Title from item. Photographer information from Catalogue of photographic incidents of the war, from the gallery of Alexander Gardner...by Bob Zeller, published by the Center for Civil War Photography, ... More

The Rebel raid in Pennslyvania, or That's just so. Composed, published, and sung by James D. Gay, of Philadelphia, the celebrated Army Song Publisher. [c. 1863]
The siege of Vicksburg, its approaches by Yazoo Pass and other routes
Culpeper, Virginia. Gen. George G. Meade's horse, "Baldy"
Soldier's Read! Letter from Gen. McClellan.

Soldier's Read! Letter from Gen. McClellan.

Addressed to Honorable Chas. J. Biddle.

Daniel Butterfield to Abraham Lincoln, Sunday, May 03, 1863  (Telegram reporting battle at Chancellorsville)
Plan of the Battle of Kelly's Ford, Va. : fought 7th November 1863.

Plan of the Battle of Kelly's Ford, Va. : fought 7th November 1863.

Focuses on a small portion of the Rappahannock River close to the line dividing Culpeper and Fauquier counties, Va., and about 8 miles (as indentified by Sneden) from Brandy Station where the Battle of Kelly's ... More

Philadelphia National Union Party to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, February 25, 1863  (Printed Memorial)
Halles centrales de Paris - vue perspective à vol d'oiseau / V. Baltard, Archte ; Huguet et Outhwaite, Gravr.

Halles centrales de Paris - vue perspective à vol d'oiseau / V. Baltar...

Illustration shows bird's-eye view of Les Halles market. Illus. in: Monographie des halles centrales de Paris, construites sous le regne de Napoléon III. et sous l'administration de ... Haussmann ... par V. Ba... More

The veteran

The veteran

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.194) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

Daniel Morris to Abraham Lincoln, [1863]  (Recommendation)
A challenge! The rebellion of the southern traitors against the Union and the government, is a rebellion against the democratic rights of the people ... [Signed] A Democratic workingman. New York, Aug. 25, 1863.
Col. J. W. Hofmann. 56th Penn. vols. Dear Sir: The "Camp Flag" of your regiment, which was ennobled by the use to which it was applied in the great battle of Gettysburg, has arrived safely at the League House ... Geo H. Boker. Secretary U. L. P.

Col. J. W. Hofmann. 56th Penn. vols. Dear Sir: The "Camp Flag" of your...

On verso: Mc# 09-82-038.342 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 158, Folder 18a.

Samuel A. Foot to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, June 16, 1863  (Praise for Lincoln's letter to Corning)
Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, February 10, 1863  (Memorandum on Philip Read)
First ward poll list. First precinct. A list of names of all persons in the first precinct of the first ward returned by the Board of assessors as subject to the school tax for the year ending on the thirty-first day of December, 1863. Samuel E.

First ward poll list. First precinct. A list of names of all persons i...

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 204, Folder 42.

Erastus Corning to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, July 03, 1863  (Sends response to Lincoln's letter of June 12)
Gerrit Smith to Abraham Lincoln, Tuesday, March 10, 1863  (Sends copy of speech)
Abraham Lincoln to Edwin M. Stanton, Friday, July 17, 1863  (Military affairs in Kansas)
Portrait of Civil War soldier

Portrait of Civil War soldier

Artist: Unknown artist.Creation Date: 1863.Print Date: ca. 1863.Process: tintype.Credit Line: Gift of Stanley B. Burns.Accession Number: 1984.019.096

Military map, Baltimore Co., Md.

Military map, Baltimore Co., Md.

Scale 1:63,360. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 254.5 LC Land ownership maps, 285 At head of title: Middle Department and 8th Army Corps, Major Genl. R. C. Schenck Comgd. Stamped in right corner: Topographer, Post... More

Gettysburg and vicinity : showing the lines of battle, July, 1863, and the land purchased and dedicated to the public by General S. Wylie Crawford and the Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Association /
Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instruments of torture used to punish slaves

Wilson Chinn, a branded slave from Louisiana--Also exhibiting instrume...

Photograph by Kimball, N.Y.C. Copyright by George H. Hanks.

[Studio portraits of Japanese botanist's wife, a married woman, a woman from the country and a laborer with a broom]

[Studio portraits of Japanese botanist's wife, a married woman, a woma...

Title devised by Library staff. Captions on front of item: "Japanese botanist's wife" (upper left); "Japanese married lady" (upper right); "A Japanese country girl" (lower left); and "A Japanese "nanso kow" or ... More

Home in Charleston, S.C., American Civil War Glass Negative.

Home in Charleston, S.C., American Civil War Glass Negative.

Ruins of home in Charleston, South Carolina and another house in background. Photograph by Haas and Peale. No. 46.

Montgomery Blair to Abraham Lincoln, Wednesday, November 11, 1863  (Sends letter concerning military interference in Maryland elections)
Military map showing the topographical features of the country adjacent to Harper's Ferry, Va.; including Maryland, Loudoun, and Bolivar Heights, and portions of South and Short Mountains, with the positions of the defensive works, also the junction of the Potomac & Shenandoah Rivers, and their passage through the Blue Ridge /

Military map showing the topographical features of the country adjacen...

Civil War salted paper maps. AL-40. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 699 Relief shown by contour lines. Description derived from published bibliography. Available also through the Library of Congress web site as ra... More

The leisurely pursuit. American Civil War photograph by Mathew Brady.

The leisurely pursuit. American Civil War photograph by Mathew Brady.

Wagons and tents of General Mead's Army at the Potomac River, Berlin, Maryland, eighteen days after the Battle of Gettysburg. K25630 U.S. Copyright Office. On mount: "Brady photo."

Theodore Roosevelt to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, December 18, 1863  (Case of Benjamin Porter)
Bacon's steel plate map of America, political, historical & military.

Bacon's steel plate map of America, political, historical & military.

Scale 1:5,702,400. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 36.8 "Federal free states" are outlined in red, "Federal slave states" are yellow, "Federal territories (free)" are orange, and "Confederate states (slave)" are g... More

Kentucky Citizens to Abraham Lincoln, Monday, March 09, 1863  (Petition requesting S.S. Fry be given a command in Kentucky)
The Potomac River, near Williamsport, on the morning of the crossing of Gen. Lee's army

The Potomac River, near Williamsport, on the morning of the crossing o...

Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.1.88) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil War drawings.

United States to Francis G. Murray, Monday, April 06, 1863  (Bill)
James H. Lane to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, July 17, 1863  (Military affairs in Kansas)
Henry W. Halleck to William Rosecrans, Thursday, May 21, 1863  (Telegram reporting that there is no more cavalry to send)
The line of the Rappahannock, 30th April 1863 Showing position of Union and Rebel armies at and near Fredericksburg, Va.

The line of the Rappahannock, 30th April 1863 Showing position of Unio...

This map shows the location of the two armies on the eve of the Chancellorsville Campaign. Union Gen. Hooker has moved his forces via Kelly's Ford into position south of the Rappahannock near Chancellorsville, ... More

The Rappahannock looking towards Falmouth R.R. Station

The Rappahannock looking towards Falmouth R.R. Station

Signed lower right: A.R. Waud. Title inscribed below image. Published in: Harper's Weekly, March 28, 1863, pp. 200-201. Gift, J.P. Morgan, 1919 (DLC/PP-1919:R1.2.699) Forms part of: Morgan collection of Civil W... More

Lloyd's official map of the State of Virginia from actual surveys by order of the Executive, 1828 & 1859

Lloyd's official map of the State of Virginia from actual surveys by o...

Scale ca. 1:650,000. LC Civil War Maps (2nd ed.), 481.2 Includes a testimonial from William A. Bryan, Chief Clerk, Post Office Department, dated February 10, 1863. 1861 editions are listed as entry nos. 450 and... More

Salmon P. Chase to John G. Nicolay, Tuesday, March 24, 1863  (Appointment)
Southern Mississippi and Alabama : showing the approaches to Mobile /
John A. Dix to Henry W. Halleck, Friday, January 30, 1863  (Telegram reporting victory of General Peck)
Skirmish at Triune

Skirmish at Triune

Newspaper clipping reporting a battle at Triune, Tennessee, on June 11, 1863. Title devised by Library staff. Letter found with clipping processed as LOT 14043-3, no. 25; envelope found with clipping processed ... More

Hiram Barney to Abraham Lincoln, Thursday, December 10, 1863  (Cover letter)
Benjamin F. Butler, Thursday, November 26, 1863  (Printed general orders)
[Unidentified African American soldier in Union cavalry uniform with sword]

[Unidentified African American soldier in Union cavalry uniform with s...

Title devised by Library staff. Case: Berg, no. 1-52. 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: Re... More

Cornelius Curtis to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, August 07, 1863  (Sends resolutions of Loyal National League of Key West recommending Joseph Morgan for brigadier general)
Cuthbert Bullitt to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, November 27, 1863  (Cover letter)
Don't unchain the tiger! ... Workingmen! when any man asks you to break the law, and tries to stir up your passions, while he skulks out of sight, you may set him down as your worst enemy ... Don't unchain the tiger! A democratic workingman. New

Don't unchain the tiger! ... Workingmen! when any man asks you to brea...

Civil war- Draft riots. 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 124, Folder 30c.

Peter Page to Abraham Lincoln, Friday, May 01, 1863  (Introduces Martin Delany)
Jeff Davis's last appeal to arms

Jeff Davis's last appeal to arms

Jefferson Davis making address to soldiers missing arms and legs. Illustration from: Harper's Weekly, 1863.

[Outdoor portraits of a Japanese officers on horseback and studio portraits of young women, one with a spaniel and the other holding a parasol]

[Outdoor portraits of a Japanese officers on horseback and studio port...

Title devised by Library staff. Captions on front of item: "Japanese officer on horseback" (upper left); "A Japanese mounted officer" (upper right); "Girl in everyday dress and Japanese spaniel" (lower left); a... More

[Folly Island, South Carolina. Bomb and splinter proof of General Gillmore's works]
Confederate soldiers as they fell near the center of the battlefield of Gettysburg

Confederate soldiers as they fell near the center of the battlefield o...

Title from item. No. 235. Top left photograph on mount with five other photographs. Forms part of Civil War Photographs (Anthony-Taylor-Rand-Ordway-Eaton Collection)

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