Browse Items (72 total)

  • Collection: American Civil War Collection

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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…

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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.”

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Pity the Sorrowful, a poem. Dated between 1860 and 1875. This document includes two works by Maine poet and blacksmith Abner Warren Harmon. The first work, “Pity the Sorrowful,” a poem in eleven stanzas, details Harmon’s debilitating illness that…

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Jeff. Davis's dream, after his capture. Dated 1865. A Civil War song titled “Jeff. Davis's dream, after his capture” with lyrics written by George G. B. DeWolfe. Sung to the melody of Thomas D. Sullivan’s song “Red, White and Blue.”

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National day of mourning, June 1st, 1865 paper ribbon. This memorial ribbon depicts President Abraham Lincoln with the words, “Died April 15, 1865.” Below the depiction of Lincoln resides a quote from the President’s Second Inaugural Address. Imprint…