Browse Items (65 total)

  • Collection: American Civil War Collection

Jeff. Davis going to war : Jeff. Davis returning from war an [ass], 1861

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Jeff. Davis going to war, Jeff. Davis returning from war an [ass]. Dated 1861. This wood engraving created by E. Rogers depicts a metamorphic image of Confederate president Jefferson Davis. Imprint at the bottom of the document reads, "Entered,…

Our company in the Sunday school army petition, between 1861 and 1865

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Our company in the Sunday school army petition. Dated between 1861 and 1865. This document from a Sunday school petitions readers to contribute money to provide Union soldiers with religious literature. During the Civil War, Sunday schools and the…

You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion : to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh : near the Atlantic, 1863

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You are respectfully invited to accompany the Peace Makers on an excursion to a quiet retreat on a salt marsh, near the Atlantic. Dated 1863. This satirical invitation to a fictitious political gathering invites Peace Democrats or “Copperheads” to a…

Letter from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus Vasa Fox to Lieutenant Commander George Upman Morris, 1864 December 9

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Letter from Assistant Secretary of the Navy Gustavus Vasa Fox to Lieutenant Commander George Upman Morris. Dated December 9, 1864. In this letter, Assistant Secretary of the Navy Fox replies to Morris' November 22, 1864, note. Topics include the…

The General boardinghouse card, between 1864 and 1867

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The General boardinghouse card. Dated between 1864 and 1867. This patriotic business card for Caroline Rogers’ boardinghouse, “The General,” most likely served as an advertisement to soldiers and the family members of wounded Union soldiers who were…

The Moon boardinghouse card, between 1862 and 1864

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The Moon boardinghouse card. Dated between 1862 and 1864. This patriotic business card for Frederick Stieringer’s boardinghouse, “The Moon,” most likely served as an advertisement to soldiers and the family members of wounded Union soldiers who were…

To John Brown, about 1859

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To John Brown poem. Dated about 1859. This antislavery broadside presents three works: “To John Brown,” a poem in five numbered stanzas denouncing the execution of John Brown; “To Virginia,” an acrostic poem in eight lines; and “The Bible,” three…

Important : a procession of the retail tradesmen of Boston, 1862 August

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Important, a procession of the retail tradesmen of Boston broadside. Dated August 26, 1862. This broadside calls on the retail tradesmen of Boston to rally on Franklin Street and form part of a citywide procession. The “Grand Demonstration on the…

Citizens of Boston, 1863 October

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Citizens of Boston. Dated October 1863. This broadside, created in response to President Lincoln's October 1863 call for troops, petitions the citizens of Boston to “cooperate with the public authorities in every effort for the immediate…

Jeffie D. or, the petticoated President, about 1865

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Jeffie D. or, the petticoated President, a song. Dated about 1865. This satirical Civil War song, “Jeffie D. or, the petticoated President,” is sung to the melody of “Yankee Doodle.”