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FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1967-060

Alachua, Gadsden and Leon Counties Civil War papers, 1862-1865

3.00 items
These photocopies of Civil War papers include a letter from Bird B. Wright of Shepherdstown in Jefferson County, Virginia to his wife Amy R. Wright of Quincy Florida in Gadsden County. The letter dated September 21, 1862, informs her that he has been badly wounded while in combat near Sharpsburg, Maryland and gives instructions how to get to the place where he is and tells her that she or his brother should come to see him. Among other things, he tells her that his Captain was killed the same day he was wounded. Also included is a Certificate of Parole, Waldo, Alachua County, Florida, dated May 20, 1865 to J. A. Tompkins...Private of Co. B. 2nd Regiment, Florida Calvary, and a transmittal letter with further details by Weston Taylor of Tallahassee, Florida to "Mrs. Frost."
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1965-135

B. F. Hammond Civil War Letters, 1863-1864

6.00 items
Photostats of the Civil War letters by B.F. Hammond written during 1863 and 1864 from various camps in Virginia to members of his family in South Carolina. All letters were written on battlefields and contain vivid descriptions of "the bloody struggle." Also known as MSS 0-135.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-020

Bird and Ulmer Papers, 1851-1922

55.00 items
The Bird and Ulmer papers consist of photocopies of correspondence, land deeds, tax papers, political and other speeches, resolutions, and papers pertaining to church, lodges, last will, accounts of executors of estates, reports of estate, division of land, and division of slaves with values assigned. These papers pertain chiefly to the plantations of Bunker Hill, Nacossa, and Freelawn, which flourished before the Civil War. The majority of the papers are dated from the 1850s through the late 1800s, although a handful are from the 1920s. Also known as MSS 0-20.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 1964-022

Captain Hugh Black Papers, 1840-1913

1.00 boxes
The papers include letters and one diary written during the Civil War (1863-1864) by Black to his wife, Mary Ann Black, from various places in Tennessee, Kentucky and Georgia and contain descriptions of army life and of the battlefields. There is also a series of letters and accounts (1901-1913) between Black and a Tallahassee merchant, Julius Diamond, two land deeds (1857-1858) relating to land of the Forbes' Purchases, and a letter to Black from J.B. Whitfield, Treasurer of the State of Florida and later a Supreme Court Justice. Additional materials consist of correspondence between Captain Hugh Black and his family between 1862-1864, as well as 2 photographs of Black reprinted from a photograph from 1862 and typed transcripts of letters from this collection. These letters are included in Letters of Captain Black to his family in Florida during the War Between the States, 1862-1864, compiled by Elizabeth Coldwell Frano. The book is housed in the FSU Libraries, and the call number is Fla E 467.1 .B62 A4 1998. MSS 98-3 is also included in this finding aid.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: 01.MSS 1964-146

Captain J.L. Inglis Diary, 1861-1864

1.00 folders
Phototcopy of Captain J.L. Inglis' Civil War Diary (1861-1864). Also known as MSS 0-146
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-83

Captain Joseph A. Davison Papers, Date acquired: 08/16/1965

89.00 items
A collection of Civil War documents which are examples of efficiently organized military records. The papers contain many names of officers, non-commissioned officers, artificers, musicians, and privates, Captain J. A. Davison Papers - Civil War 1863
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 91-2

Civil War broadside

1.00 items
This item is a notice of authorization to receive into military service of the Confederate States, companies, battalions, or regiments within the territorial limits of Northwest Florida between the Suwannee and Choctawhatchee Rivers and 21 counties (listed) of Southern Georgia. The notice is signed by Howell Cobb, Brigadier General, Commanding District. The item is a printed page, approximately 4 1/2 x 7 1/2 inches, entitled: Head Quarters, District of Middle Florida, Quincy, January 28, 1863.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-58

Civil War papers of East Florida, 1856-1864

50.00 items
This collection contains materials related to the Civil War in East Florida. There are letters, orders, requisitions, receipts, and other papers related to the Civil War, dating 1856-1864. The correspondence consists of 50 letters related to various officers and the following subjects: leather for government use, fodder and horses, cotton, food stores, military supplies and transportation, teamsters, mail routes, freight, Lake City, Waldo, Palatka, Gainesville, Brandon, Micanopy, Orange Springs, Archer, Camp Milton, Sanderson, Crystal River, Clay Landing, Tampa, Baldwin, and Silver Springs.
FSU Special Collections & Archives: MSS 0-61

Civil War papers- Various Army Camps- North Carolina, Virginia and Illinois, 1861-1865

14.00 items
This collection consists of Civil War letters and applications for leave of absence, all in manuscript. The first letter is from C. M. Blount, 1st Lieutenant Company B 26th Georgia Regiment, to Colonel R. H. Chilton, dated January 22, 1864, and consists of a request for leave. E. M. Blount, 26th Georgia Regiment, Camp near Smoketown, dated November 13, 1862, is a request for leave, sending him to McIntosh County, Georgia. The next letter is from H. B. Dobyns, Barrack 79, Rock Island, Illinois, to his sister, dated 1864, in which he requests clothing. Another letter is from W. L. Jones, 48 Regiment North Carolina Troops, Camp Mangum near Raleigh, dated 1862, in which he writes to his brother about army life. There are two letters from R. W. Dixon, Camp of the 26th North Carolina Regiment, dated 1864, to James A. Jones regarding business issues the need attending while Dixon is in the service. Four letters from R. C. Craven, Company H, 3rd Regiment North Carolina Troops, dating from 1862-1865, are written from camps in North Carolina and Virginia, and discuss army life, skirmishes, scouting and related issues. William L. Jones, Company G, 48th Regiment, North Carolina Troops, Petersburg, Virginia, writes his brother in 1862 regarding scouting experiences. Thomas Stephens, Evans Port near Richmond, Virginia, writes his brother and sister in 1861 regarding life in active duty. W. L. Jones, Petersburg, Virginia, writes in 1862 his brother, describing a battle near Richmond. Also, in 1864, an unnamed soldier writes from Camp Gordon near Lawrenceville Ford, Virginia, to an editor, asking to print a message of thanks in his paper to Maggie S. and Francis M. Forbes of McIntosh County, Georgia, for the clothing and related materials sent to him. Overall, this collection could be very meaningful for students and authors having time to devote to thoughtful study of the papers.